2019

Japan in the News: 29 Mar - 3 Apr

April 4, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Gov't urged to set more ambitious goal for cutting CO2 emissions As banking goes digital, Japan's big banks slash hiring Japan new car sales up in FY 2018 for 3rd straight yr despite scandals Japan’s business mood hits 2-year low as trade war stings Preparations underway for ... Read more

Embracing the Green Finance Revolution

April 4, 2019 | Event Round Ups

  Embracing the green finance revolution Green finance is undergoing a revolution, as British banks such as Barclays lead the nation’s charge for global leadership with products ranging from green bonds to mortgages and trade loans. And, with the recent launch of Green Finance Network Japan, Tokyo is also starting to embrace the global trend. Bankers and environmentalists ... Read more

AI: Turning Water into Gold

April 2, 2019 | Event Round Ups

  AI: Turning water into gold As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent, organisations are seeking new ways to tap its potential, to enhance productivity and create new revenue models. In March, BCCJ members and guests were given a hands-on demonstration on the current state of AI, machine learning and open data as well as what it means for ... Read more

March 2019 Acumen available now!

April 2, 2019 | BCCJ ACUMEN

 TOP STORIES:   A Warm Welcome by Paul Madden CMG Million-Dollar Men by Simon Farrell Partners for Progress by Lori Henderson MBE Uncertain Certainties by David Bickle    For more content, visit the BCCJ Acumen website here!                                  Read more

ESR to Develop one of the Largest Master-Planned Logistics Parks in Japan

April 1, 2019 | Member News

ESR, a leading Asia Pacific focused logistics real estate platform, has acquired a prime parcel of land on the Tokyo Bay in the southern part of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan to develop one of the largest master-planned logistics parks in the country. ESR Yokohama Distribution Centre (“ESR Yokohama DC”) will represent a total investment of over US$1 ... Read more

Welcome: Imadeya

March 28, 2019 | New Members

**We are delighted to welcome Imadeya as the newest Entrepreneurial member of the BCCJ!**   Imadeya is one of Japan's finest liquor companies specializing in Sake, Shochu and Japanese wines, and we are very proud of our flagship store in GINZA SIX.    We have many plans for expansion and have been working to exporting some fantastic products to ... Read more

The UK's Global Image Ahead of Brexit

March 28, 2019 | Event Round Ups

The UK’s global image ahead of Brexit Survey shows attractiveness, trust remains high Despite the Brexit debate, the UK’s attractiveness among young people in the world’s leading nations exceeds that of pre-European Union referendum levels. That is according to Powers of Attraction, an April 2018 study commissioned by the British Council to get insight into ... Read more

Japan in the News: 22 Mar - Mar 26

March 28, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Justice Ministry to accept online Japan visa renewals from July, but only by employers and agents Japan's Yamato and Germany's DHL jointly develop electric van Japan's new car sales to fall 2% to 5.22 mil. in FY 2019: auto group Health ministry to tout companies that ... Read more

Small is GREAT XIV: The Unintentional Salaryman

March 26, 2019 | Event Round Ups

 Small is GREAT XIV The Unintentional Salaryman  The BCCJ’s Small is GREAT events have showcased entrepreneurs from across all sectors since launching in 2011, but the latest in the series was a first: the story of a small business owner turned salaryman at a Japanese corporation.  Richard Straughan has been corporate business development manager at Rosetta Stone ... Read more

Increase in Japanese tourism to the UK signals growing cultural ties

March 26, 2019 | Community

  According to VisitBritain, 270,000 Japanese visitors are expected to travel to the UK in 2019, a 9% increase in number from 2017. This upswing in Japanese tourism is projected to contribute a further £285 million to the British economy, up on the £250 million brought in over 2017. Accompanying this upswing in tourism from Japan, the British ... Read more