2019

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

Japan in the News: 29 Jan - 31 Jan

Jan. 31, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's economy likely in longest postwar expansion phase: gov't Japan cuts exports view over trade war fallout Pivot from coal affecting Japanese trading companies Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank bet on 5G for new revenue streams EU opens doors to Japanese eggs and dairy products Gov't says Japan ... Read more

January 2019 ACUMEN available now!

Jan. 31, 2019 | BCCJ ACUMEN

 TOP STORIES: British beef and lamb are back in Japan! 2019: A busy year ahead! Japan-British society awards Invest in Kobe! - Why UK firms are drawn to the port city Brave Blossoms’ hooker Yusuke Niwai recounts UK training Local Links - British Olympic Association CEO builds medal groundwork  Visit the BCCJ Acumen website here!             Read more

BCCJ Website RFP | You asked, we answered

Jan. 24, 2019 | Community

On Jan 17, the BCCJ circulated a Request for Proposal, for the redevelopment of of the BCCJ website. Since then we have received questions about the RFP and the project process. To ensure a fair and transparent process for companies wishing to submit a proposal, the questions are collated, with answers, below. We started this page on Jan ... Read more

Japan in the News: 20 Jan - 24 Jan

Jan. 24, 2019 | EBC News

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Abe urges trade reform in Davos as risks to world economy loom Abe to put global trade, climate change at top of G-20 to-do list Japan logs goods trade deficit of 55.3 bil. yen in Dec. BOJ to cut FY 2019 inflation forecast at 2-day policy meeting Proposal aims ... Read more

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Diversity & Inclusion - GSK Japan

Jan. 24, 2019 | British Business Awards

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Japan has become the first firm to scoop the BCCJ’s Diversity & Inclusion British Business Award (BBA), at the BCCJ’s red carpet gala on November 2. Sponsored by the British Council, the new accolade is designed to commend any organisation (except not-for-profit organisations) that “has driven exceptionally effective diversity and inclusion initiatives, services or solutions ... Read more

Welcome: KEF

Jan. 24, 2019 | New Members

Globally renowned audio pioneer, KEF, is proud to join the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.    KEF was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925-1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of metal-working firm Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived), in Kent, UK. Driving InnovationCooke, an ex-BBC electrical ... Read more

BCCJ 5.0 Project launched!

Jan. 18, 2019 | Community

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan launches new vision project at 2019 New Year Party Last night, the BCCJ was pleased to launch a new vision project, setting the tone for Chamber activities in 2019 and beyond. BCCJ 5.0 is designed to connect members with a future of innovation and inclusion, while staying true to the BCCJ ... Read more