2019

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

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