Rugby World Cup 2019: opportunities for communities in Japan

March 22, 2019 | Community

As the best-attended, most-watched, most socially engaged and most commercially successful Rugby World Cup (RWC) in history, England 2015 was record-breaking—but Japan 2019 will be ground-breaking. That is according to RWC organisers, who report that Asia’s first RWC is on track to be the most impactful in history. Welcoming 400,000 visitors over 44 days in ... Read more

Japan in the News: 15 Mar - 19 Mar

March 19, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:      Japan to say economy is still in recovery in March report Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, putting central bank on notice Japan logs goods trade surplus of 339 billion yen in February Govt to push eco-friendly firms overseas / Companies with plastic technologies to get support Japan ... Read more

ESR completes large-scale, multi-tenant logistics facility in Ichikawa City, Chiba

March 14, 2019 | Community

On 21 February 2019, ESR announced the completion of a large-scale, multi-tenant logistics facility in Ichikawa City, Chiba prefecture (Greater Tokyo), valued at over US$1 billion. The site area for ESR Ichikawa Distribution Centre constitutes 102,244 square metres with a gross floor area of 225,007 square metres and represents one of the largest single-asset logistics ... Read more

Japan in the News: 09 Mar - Mar 13

March 14, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's machinery orders fall 5.4% in January amid China slowdown Japan's Feb. wholesale prices up 0.8% on hopes for US-China deal Japan drops to 171st in ranking for women ministers around the globe   Jan.-Mar. business sentiment among big firms turns negative   Bank of Japan weighs ... Read more

London’s Lord Mayor addresses BCCJ members

March 14, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Boosting bilateral ties in asset management, fintech and green finance  The countdown to Brexit continues but, regardless of the outcome, the UK will remain a key hub for finance and innovation. That was the reassuring message Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin gave to BCCJ members and guests at a February 15 luncheon in Tokyo. Amid speculation that ... Read more

2019-2020 BCCJ Executive Committee Elections - NOMINATIONS OPEN!

March 12, 2019 | Leaders

Do you have what it takes to steer one of Japan's most active and influential business organisations? Read on . .  The nomination period for BCCJ 2019-2020 Executive Committee (Excom) and Presidential elections begins today, February 18, 2019.What does this mean? The BCCJ office will be accepting self-nominations from members who are interested in stepping up to become ... Read more

BCCJ marks International Women's Day 2019

March 10, 2019 | Event Round Ups

Tokyo, Japan (March 11, 2019) The British Chamber of Commerce, in association with Barclays and SMBC hosted a special event to mark International Women’s Day 2019. Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity ... Read more

First shipment of UK beef, lamb in 23 years hits Japan at Foodex

March 8, 2019 | Community

British brands court Japanese buyers at food & drink fair British beef and lamb wowed at international food and beverage exhibition Foodex this week as consumers tasted the meats in Japan for the first time in 23 years. The samples of lamb chops and steaks distributed to eager visitors at the UK pavilion were part of the first shipment ... Read more

Japan in the News: 28 Feb - 05 Mar

March 7, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's services PMI records modest expansion in February Flat-line: Japan inflation barometer points to zero price growth by summer Japan wants to start U.S. trade talks soon MUFG set to acquire aircraft finance arm of Germany's DZ Bank Japan's manufacturing PMI dipped into contraction territory Japan ... Read more

City Week 2019 - The International Services Forum | The City of London Corporation, The City UK, DIT, UK Finance and London & Partners

March 4, 2019 | Community

20% Discount Code: CITY9BCCJ Now in its ninth year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together industry leaders and policy makers from around the globe to consider together the future of global financial markets and London, in particular. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, workshops, social events and ... Read more