Japan in the News: Apr 15 - Apr 17

April 18, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March NTT looks to set up new firm in London despite Brexit risks NTT Docomo faces 5G infrastructure investment balancing act with fee reductions Small firms say tax hikes in Heisei had biggest impact Govt moves to stem flow of Japan saplings, foods ... Read more

Building a Sustainable Workplace

April 17, 2019 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ members offer lessons for individual, corporate change The BCCJ has kicked off its popular hackathon series in 2019 with a Toolbox event entitled “Building a Sustainable Workplace.” Members from a wide range of firms and industries joined the interactive workshop at Hogan Lovells’ newly refurbished eco-friendly office in central Tokyo. Following three inspiring speeches from their peers ... Read more

Welcome: Croda

April 16, 2019 | New Members

**We are delighted to welcome Croda as the newest corporate member of the BCCJ!**  About Croda Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind the high-performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. With a strong ... Read more

W20 co-chair addresses BCCJ members

April 12, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Digital advances provide new era for women The co-chair of the W20 engagement group, which proposes women-related policy recommendations to the G20, has called on BCCJ members to be pioneers for female empowerment through individual actions. Speaking at a BCCJ workshop about the W20 summit held in Tokyo on March 23–24, Haruno Yoshida presented digitalisation as a ... Read more

Co-creating the future through Society 5.0

April 12, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Co-creating the future through Society 5.0 Members of the BCCJ and leadership platform SINCA (Sharing Innovative & Creative Action) have shared how Japan’s demographic problems can be solved through innovation and imagination, at a workshop hosted by the BCCJ. Entitled “What is Your Ideal Society 5.0,” the event was led by global business strategy specialist and ... Read more

Japan in the News: Apr 4 - Apr 10

April 11, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:       IMF cuts Japan's growth forecast to 1.0% in 2019 on sluggish exports Mitsubishi UFJ to issue its own digital currency in Japan, called 'coin,' by end of year Japan business lobby plumps for atomic power to fight CO2 emissions Japan's GDP gains 1.8% in February: JCER ... Read more

2019-2020 BCCJ Executive Committee CANDIDATES

April 5, 2019

2019-2020 British Chamber of Commerce (BCCJ) Executive Committee - 15 candidates The nomination period for the BCCJ 2019-2020 Executive Committee (Excom) and Presidential elections opened on February 18.  Under our constitution, the Excom is run by a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 individuals.  At this year’s Annual General Meeting (Roppongi Hills Club, April 24, 1830 ... Read more

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