2018

Welcome: Abcam

Sept. 3, 2018 | New Members

The BCCJ is Delighted to welcome Abcam on becoming a Corporate Member!    As an innovator in reagents and tools, Abcam’s purpose is to serve life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster. Providing the research and clinical communities with tools and scientific support, Abcam offers highly validated biological binders and assays to address important targets in ... Read more

August 2018 ACUMEN Now Online

Sept. 3, 2018 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The August 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!   Top Stories:  Strength to strengthHow the UK automotive industry is looking to the Japanese market   When disaster strikesWhat the UK government can—and cannot—do for you in Japan   Flexible workspacesOffice-sharing takes off in Tokyo Northern powerhouseInvesting in Manchester from Tokyo   Read the full edition here: https ... Read more

Japan in the News: August 18-31

Aug. 30, 2018 | Business News

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Under pressure, Japan's mobile carriers simplify plans Japan's economy recovering but inflation, exports slow: gov't Japan Post stakes survival on community support ventures Aging society reflected in hefty welfare budget request Japan to expand innovation fund to $4bn in AI push International students in Japan fall behind in job ... Read more

Sales tips for Japan

Aug. 29, 2018

  Salespeople are fundamental to the success of any business but are not being trained sufficiently to do their jobs, according to Dr Greg Story, who spoke at a BCCJ event on 18 July. The president of BCCJ member company Dale Carnegie Training Japan considered the topic “The seven deadly sins of selling in Japan,” drawing on tips from ... Read more

Scottish seafood giants eye Japan

Aug. 24, 2018 | Business News

For the first time, some of the largest firms in Scotland’s seafood sector are attending the Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo, as Scottish firms seek to boost exports. Scottish seafood exports were worth £944 million in 2017, representing growth of 23% year-on-year. Of those, the Japan market was worth £4.6m, marking a 24% increase—from £3 ... Read more

More details required on no UK-EU deal scenario say British and Irish Chambers, UK

Aug. 23, 2018 | Business News

The UK Government has published a first tranche of technical notices aimed at giving businesses and consumers advice on the implications of a 'no deal' exit from the European Union. UK Gov "How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal" (published Aug 23, by Department for Exiting the European Union) HERE ____________________________________________________________________________________ Dr Adam ... Read more

Heathrow's World of Opportunity programme encourages new market entrant from Scotland to Japan

Aug. 23, 2018 | Export to Japan

Scottish SME set to enter the Japanese market For the second year, Heathrow has partnered with the Department for International Trade ‘Exporting is GREAT Campaign’ to fund 20 SME’s exporting ambitions, though the World of Opportunity Programme​. Winning SME’s are to be awarded a total of £40,000 to support international trade missions and foreign market ... Read more

Japan in the News: August 10-17

Aug. 18, 2018 | Business News

The latest developments in Japanese news: Solar power helps Japan sweat out record heat wave Corporate Japan rakes in record quarterly profit Japan falls into red in goods trade in July on costlier oil Japanese utilities buy into vast offshore wind farm in UK Tokyo tops list of most innovate cities thanks to 3D technology, robotics Minimum wages ... Read more

Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG (1924-2018)

Aug. 16, 2018 | Community

We were saddened to hear of the death of Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan (1980-1984), who passed away on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the age of 94. Sir Hugh was the most distinguished Japanese specialist of his generation in the Foreign Office and made immeasurable contributions to the advancement of the UK-Japan relationship. Distinguished ... Read more

Japan in the News: July 28 - August 3

Aug. 3, 2018 | Business News

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan manufacturing PMI slows to 11-month low  Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support Japan's labor market remains tight in June, jobless rate slightly up Japan's industrial output down 2.1% with weak semiconductor machinery Govt ponders residency for more ... Read more