2018

Volunteer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sept. 20, 2018

  Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games committee will start accepting volunteer applications on September 26! This is an exciting opportunity for residents in Tokyo to personally take part in the Olympic Games. Games volunteers will be directly involved in assisting Games' operations before, during and after the Tokyo 2020 Games, and will be expected to ... Read more

Japan in the News: Sept 14 - Sept 20

Sept. 20, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japanese firms shift production from China to avoid trade war  Japan logs goods trade deficit for 2nd month in Aug Toyota, VW truck units to team up on EV tech, parts procurement US, Europe and Japan push for stronger WTO enforcement Japan's fashion industry turns to foreigners amid labor shortage Plan ... Read more

Welcome: YUZEN Translation LLC

Sept. 14, 2018 | New Members

The BCCJ is delighted to welcome YUZEN Translation LLC on becoming an Entrepreneur Member!   We are a specialist translation company based in the centre of Tokyo. We have completed a number of successful projects for the energy, environment, and shipping industry together with a number of localization and bespoke projects in other fields. We pride ourselves on being ... Read more

Japan in the News: Sept 9 - Sept 13

Sept. 13, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan, US, EU eye trade ministerial talks in late Sept. Japan logs 2.01 tril. yen current account surplus in July EU’s Barnier says Brexit deal possible by Nov. Japan economy watcher sentiment improves in Aug. as heat boosts sales Japan govt approves opening of Tokyo's Toyosu market Natural disasters ... Read more

Hokkaido Earthquake: resources

Sept. 7, 2018 | Community

This week, one day after being hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years, Japan was struck by a M-6.7 earthquake. Here is a list of English-language resources for anyone affected by the #HokkaidoEarthquake: 1. Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Information:https://bit.ly/2wNSChI 2. #Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Hotline:011-204-5937 or 011-204-5092(English, Korean ... Read more

A Magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in Hokkaido on 6 September 2018

Sept. 6, 2018 | Embassy News

At 3.12am local time on 6 September 2018, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Transportation throughout the island has been disrupted, including the airport. If you’re in Hokkaido, or are planning to travel to the area, please be careful of aftershocks, follow the advice of the local authorities, follow local news, and ... Read more

Japan in the News: Sept 1 Sept 8

Sept. 6, 2018 | European Business Council

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Foreign graduates to gain wider job options in Japan Japan will encourage companies to employ workers until 70 Bank of Japan laments government push to cut mobile fees Japan Services PMI continues to grow in August Abe ready to tackle Japan's retirement age and pension crunch Finance Ministry seeks record 2019 ... Read more

Typhoon Jebi and personal BCP

Sept. 5, 2018 | Community

Yesterday, September 4, Typhoon Jebi caused damage across wide areas in the west of Japan, hitting major cities such as Kyoto and Osaka. It is reportedly the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. As of Wednesday morning, evacuation advisories had been issued for more than 1.2 million people. More than 30,000 people were given ... Read more

Lord Mayor of London visits Tokyo

Sept. 5, 2018 | Event Round Ups

While visiting Japan in his role as international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector, Lord Mayor of the City of London Charles Bowman joined a BCCJ luncheon in July. His visit to Tokyo aimed to enhance UK–Japan collaboration in fintech, green finance, insurance, asset management, legal services and cyber, with five primary objectives ... Read more

Liam Fox outlines UK–Japan trade potential

Sept. 5, 2018 | Event Round Ups

The UK and Japan are “charting out” a strong, bilateral post-Brexit relationship, Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox told BCCJ members in August. At the members-only event hosted by BCCJ Platinum member Barclays, Fox began his address by welcoming the continued efforts by BCCJ member firms to help British businesses succeed in Japan and by allaying ... Read more