2019

Automotive tech driving new businesses, social change

June 21, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Potential of ACES (automated, connected, electric and shared vehicles) Members of the British and Swedish chambers of commerce in Japan came together on May 21 for an engaging co-hosted panel discussion featuring experts on automated, connected, electric and shared (ACES) mobility. With the cutting-edge technology driving the development of these vehicles developing apace, fuelled by demand for greater ... Read more

Japan BCCJ member set to list company he founded on Hong Kong Stock exchange

June 17, 2019

  ESR Cayman, Asia-Pacific's largest warehouse landlord, set to raise up to US$1.2 billion in Hong Kong's biggest IPO so far this year ESR Cayman, the largest logistics landlord in Asia-Pacific backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, has shrugged off the impact of the US-China trade war on the capital markets by launching Hong ... Read more

Advertising Week Asia

June 12, 2019 | Business News

  Ad industry: Sporting events catalyst for change Some 13,000 marketing and media executives from across APAC converged on Tokyo in late May to discuss global industry trends at Advertising Week Asia. A key theme was how public, private and non-profit sectors can utilise Japan’s upcoming sporting events to drive social and industry change. Supported by BCCJ ... Read more

City Week London Post-Event Summary

June 10, 2019

City Week London was a two-day international financial services forum which took place at Guildhall, London on May 20th and May 21st and saw premier industry leaders discuss and develop topics ranging from the evolving role of the City of London in the global economy to the evolution of financial crime and more. City Week 2019 was proudly ... Read more

How VR is transforming business - Lessons from EY and Shadow Factory

June 7, 2019 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ members visited EY’s new digital innovation centre, wavespace, on April 25 for an interactive workshop on what AR and VR can offer businesses. The event was the latest in the BCCJ’s “Under the Hood” series, set up to deliver insights on digital and technology innovation as part of the BCCJ’s 5.0 plan.  EY ... Read more

Congratulations to 2019 BCCJ Cup champion, Joe Fisher of Herbert Smith Freehills

June 4, 2019 | Event Round Ups

This year's British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Golf Day, the "2019 BCCJ Cup" was held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on May 31 (Friday) 2019.  Organised by the BCCJ Golf Taskforce, the event welcomed almost 50 players from the BCCJ and wider network with male and female players of all levels joining ... Read more

ARUP | UK firm supports Japan rail exports

May 24, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Inside my Company: Arup   Arup presented an introduction to its newest offering, rail consultancy, at a BCCJ “Inside my Company” event designed to provide access to the heart of member firms, in April. Founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Arup, the London-headquartered business has long provided engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of ... Read more

British Market Council – British Hills 訪問セミナー/懇親会

May 24, 2019 | Member News

July 19 (Fri) - July 20 (Sat) 2019, the British Market Council will be hosting their 訪問セミナーat  British Hills. There will be a number of high-profile speakers from the UK-Japan community. Interested persons, please print and fill out the following form. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE Read more

ESR closes Japan Logistics Fund III and Enlarges Footprint in Singapore REIT Market

May 21, 2019 | Member News

  ESR closes Japan Logistics Fund III with an initial JPY200 billion investment capacity TOKYO/SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, 20 May 2019 – ESR, a leading Asia Pacific focused logistics real estate platform, today announced the closing of ESR Japan Logistics Fund 3 (RJLF3) with initial capacity to capitalize up to JPY200 billion (circa US$1.8 billion) of real estate ... Read more

BCCJ Partner with Tokyo Met Gov for Fintech Business Camp 2019

May 17, 2019 | Community

Objectives and Overview of the Program The British Chamber of Commerce in partnering with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote and deliver an upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019.  In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial centre. The policy outlines ... Read more