2019

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

April 2019 Acumen Available Now!

May 15, 2019

The April 2019 Acumen is available NOW!  Top Stories: BCCJ and Rugby Alliance Event: Diversity in Rugby Cherry Blossoms and Vice Chancellors Reasons to be Cheerful Hello, Reiwa!     Read more

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Become a Sponsor

May 14, 2019 | Community

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Failing too fast in Japan

May 10, 2019 | Member News

Alan Mockridge, President of Intralink America, pinpoints the three big reasons many North American startups are failing to make headway in Japan. The world’s a faster place. Not only are we expected to succeed faster, we’re now expected to fail faster. That’s OK, provided you’re working in a market where it’s possible to ... Read more

KEF punches above its weight in Japan's audio market

May 10, 2019 | Leaders

In Japan’s mature and fiercely competitive audio market, Nobu Asai is helping high-end loudspeaker manufacturer KEF punch above its weight. While domestic and foreign brands vie to attract the country’s discerning consumers, company president Asai is adopting innovative management and leadership to help his team compete. It is a fitting approach, as innovation is fundamental to ... Read more

Diversity in Rugby - Legacy goals of grassroots play, regional rejuvenation

April 26, 2019 | Event Round Ups

  “Rugby is a growing, thriving, global sport because it is inclusive and fosters diversity at all levels,” Rob Abernethy told attendees of the BCCJ’s “Diversity in Rugby” luncheon in Tokyo, on March 26. The executive director of Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 was speaking at the second event of the Rugby Alliance, a coalition of eight Japan-based ... Read more

Profitability key to driving D&I agenda

April 26, 2019 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ members speak on International Women’s Day    Womenomics is working, but it needs to be linked with greater profitability to maintain momentum in the long-term, according to a panel of D&I experts at an event marking International Women’s Day. Presented by the BCCJ, Barclays and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the headliner event was held ... Read more

2019-2020 Executive Committee announced at AGM

April 25, 2019 | Event Round Ups

At last night's 2019 BCCJ Annual General Meeting (AGM), the 2019-2020 BCCJ Executive Committee (Excom) was presented to Chamber members and distinguished guests, including the CEO of the British Paralympics Association, Mike Sharrock. Held at the Roppongi Hills Club, the meeting was opened by HM Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG, who described a successful year for ... Read more

Japan in the News: Apr 19 - Apr 26

April 24, 2019 | Member News

Japan in the News: Apr 19 - Apr 26   Tokyo requires electric vehicles to further trim footprint Banks to join in new payment service Japanese companies set goal of 30% female executives by 2030 Panel eyes legal revisions to allow more control of personal data SoftBank and Google parent tie up on flying 5G stations for phone services using ... Read more

BCCJ Platinum Member Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award

April 18, 2019 | Member News

  Breaking news from the New York International Auto Show - the World Car of the Year jury just announced that the Jaguar I-PACE is now officially the best car in the world! A hearty congratulations from the BCCJ to Jaguar Land Rover for this incredible accomplishment!   In a hall packed full of the world’s media, TV cameras, and ... Read more