2019

Kagoshima and Manchester Deepen Historic Ties

Feb. 28, 2019 | Community

  Officials from Kagoshima, Japan, travelled to Manchester in January for a two-day visit to strengthen relations between the municipalities following their signing of a Friendship Agreement in 2018. The group from the southern Kyushu prefecture met local officials as part of efforts to foster mutual development, understanding, cooperation and exchange, as outlined in the pact. The connection between ... Read more

Japan in the News: 24 Feb - 27 Feb

Feb. 28, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:      3 mobile carriers, Rakuten apply for Japan's 5G band allocation Japan antitrust probe to target Amazon, Rakuten and beyond Japan gov't approves signing of revised free trade pact with ASEAN New auto sales projected at 5.3 mil. units JAL prepares cut-rate airline serving Asia for 2020 takeoff ... Read more

Japan in the News: 14 Feb - 20 Feb

Feb. 21, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan to open doors to nonbank money transfers Japan logs largest goods trade deficit in nearly 5 years in Jan. Japan keen to do post-Brexit trade deal quickly--U.K. minister Japan's machinery orders inch down again in Dec. Process to change foreign residency for employment to be simplified As ... Read more

February 2019 ACUMEN Now Online!

Feb. 20, 2019 | BCCJ ACUMEN

 February 2019 Acumen's Top Stories:   Prime Ministers May and Abe meet in London GREAT opportunities: UK in Japan 2019-20 BCCJ event: Branding on LinkedIn Cornish scones are on the rise in TokyoVisit the BCCJ Acumen website here!    Read more

Job opening at the BCCJ: Assistant Events Coordinator

Feb. 18, 2019 | Community

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is looking for an Assistant Events Coordinator to join our core team of three full-time staff, to deliver 40 excellent events per year.    Position: BCCJ Assistant Events Coordinator Reports to:  Executive Director (ED) - Lori Henderson   Primary Responsibility: Support ED with implementation of annual events plan Support ED in achieving event targets ... Read more

Japan in the News: 08 Feb - 13 Feb

Feb. 14, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's wholesale prices up 0.6% in Jan., but gains slow as oil falls Japan, EU back automatic braking regulation   Japan's GDP grew 1.2% in December: JCER   Map wars: Japan-US carmakers join to counter Google and China   Major Japan firms to report lower annual profits Japan's ... Read more

British education in the 21st Century

Feb. 8, 2019 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ Roundtable on UK teaching in Japan Unprecedented opportunities await British education providers in Japan in 2019 and 2020 thanks to the country’s hosting of successive key global events, but challenges remain in selling the product. That is according to attendees of a UK–Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable hosted by the BCCJ in January. Education has ... Read more

Japan in the News: 02 Feb - 05 Feb

Feb. 7, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's female employment tops 50% for 1st time in half-century U.K. firms consider move abroad Japan manufacturing PMI shows decelerating growth in January Software updates in cars to be regulated / Govt aims to guard safety of self-driving systems Popularity of ‘Made in Japan’ boosts domestic production AI-based medical ... Read more

2019 Global Forecast - What’s in store for Japan, businesses

Feb. 6, 2019 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ members and guests gathered at a luncheon on January 30 for a “2019 Global Forecast” courtesy of BCCJ Executive Committee member and Director of the Economist Corporate Network, North Asia, Dr Florian Kohlbacher. Drawing on his expertise in analysing risk, Kohlbacher provided an outlook for the year ahead—for the world, for Japan and for business.  The ... Read more

BCCJ | Request for Proposal: Website design & development

Feb. 5, 2019 | Community

The BCCJ is now accepting proposals to design, develop and host the Chamber’s websiteDeadline: February 7, 2019 About the BCCJ Established in 1948, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is an active and ever-evolving not-for-profit business network that serves over 200 member companies across 40 industries, via nine communication channels. The BCCJ’s mission is ... Read more