2019

Nominations now OPEN for the 2019 British Business Awards!

July 30, 2019 | British Business Awards

Nominating for a 2019 British Business Award is simple. Click on the category you would like to nominate for, fill out the PDF form, and submit it to: info@bccjapan.com Company of the Year UK-Japan Partnership Entrepreneur of the Year Positive Impact Innovation DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: OCT 18 2019, NOON For twelve years, the BCCJ's British ... Read more

Chair and Vice Chairs of "30% Club Japan" Appointed

July 22, 2019 | Business News

Source: https://30percentclub.org/press-releasesChair: Masahiko Uotani, President & Group CEO of Shiseido Company, LimitedVice Chair: Yoriko Goto, Chair of Deloitte Tohmatsu GroupVice Chair: Douglas Hymas, Country Executive of The Bank of New York Mellon The 30% Club Japan, founded on May 1, 2019 with the aim of increasing female representation on company executive boards in Japan, has appointed ... Read more

Small is GREAT XV | Law and Disorder with Catherine O'Connell

July 19, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Tips for entrepreneurs at Small is GREAT XV BCCJ member Catherine O’Connell established her own legal practice in Tokyo a mere 15 months ago but the business is thriving, thanks to its innovative, on-demand corporate, compliance and regulatory legal services. With 20 years’ legal experience spanning three continents, O’Connell says her career to date has been ... Read more

Tech Hack | UK-Japan Innovation Ecosystems in 2019-2020

July 10, 2019 | Event Round Ups

  Guests of the BCCJ came together on July 9 to generate new ideas on implementation and integration of tech in the workplace, as well as set a progressive chamber agenda driven by emerging technologies and innovation. The event at the BCCJ Hub was part of the chamber's Hackathon series, designed to promote creative thinking and problem solving ... Read more

Tributes to Haruno Yoshida

July 8, 2019 | Leaders

Former CEO of BT Japan, and BCCJ Executive Committee member (2014-2015), Haruno Yoshida passed away on June 30. Learning of the news yesterday morning, July 8, the BCCJ Executive Committee wishes to express its deepest condolences to Yoshida-san's family and friends. Messages of condolence We have since been receiving messages of condolence and a selection of these ... Read more

The Memorial to William Adams (Miura Anjin) - Opportunity to Attend

July 5, 2019 | Community

  In 1613 Japanese speaking William Adams was the joint negotiator, along with the visiting Captain John Saris of the East India Company, of the very first Japan-British diplomatic and trade agreement. This achievement resonates with the BCCJ, and the British business community as a whole, as he was the proximate cause of the current bilateral business relationship with ... Read more

Lessons on Leadership from Global CEO of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien Jacques

July 5, 2019 | Event Round Ups

(Photos courtesy of Life 14) Business leaders must embrace partnerships and disruption while staying connected with society in order to achieve success in the 21st century, according to Jean-Sébastien Jacques, chief executive of Rio Tinto. Visiting Japan from the Anglo-Australian firm’s headquarters in London, he spoke at a luncheon co-hosted by the BCCJ and Australian and ... Read more

2019 Rugby World Cup | Your Digital Guide to Exploring Japan

July 3, 2019 | Community

Come September, 400,000 rugby fans will descend upon Japan as Asia’s first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off. This will open up an entirely new experience as all the exhilaration and emotion associated with the biggest tournament in rugby meets Japan, the cultural capital of the world. With 48 games spanning across 12 locations, there will ... Read more

RWC presents chance for Welsh food and drink producers

June 28, 2019

Delegation in Tokyo to strengthen export links The Welsh Government’s first trade delegation to Japan dedicated to food and drink arrived in Tokyo on June 16, hopeful of tapping the Rugby World Cup (RWC) to drive interest in Wales’ produce.  Welcoming importers, distributors, restaurateurs and other business representatives to a reception at the British Embassy, Tokyo, Mark ... Read more

Rolls Royce - Breakfast with Ben Story

June 28, 2019 | Event Round Ups

   Rolls-Royce’s vision for Japan and globally British industrial technology company Rolls-Royce has a storied past, but it is the future that excites employees based on its vision of being a “pioneer of power.” That was the message delivered by the company’s London-based Strategic Marketing Director Ben Story at a BCCJ breakfast presentation on June 7, in ... Read more