Moving money to UK? Transferwise fees are going down

March 14, 2018

Hello, TransferWise has some great news. Launched in 2011, TransferWise is a UK based peer-to-peer money transfer service. Sending money around the world is expensive, but using Transferwise allows people to send their money abroad at the lowest possible cost. It supports more than 300 currencies and multi-currency accounts.   On March 15th, fees on all transfers from JPY ... Read more

UK Vs Japan - Fed Cup Tickets on Sale!

March 14, 2018

Great Britain have drawn Japan in the World Group 2 Play-Off of the Fed Cup, set to be held on April 21-22. Tickets for the match are available on the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) website between March 14-18. Following this window, it will still be able to purchase tickets from the Japan Tennis Association website (Japanese only). The ... Read more

The Pledge for Equality and Press for Progress

March 9, 2018

  In a win for good governance, in 2012 we moved to a fully open and democratic system for electing our Executive Committee (Excom) members. The annual Excom election ultimately determines which members will shape and influence the overall strategic direction of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). That same year, we pledged our commitment to diversity ... Read more

Help Make A Change for International Women's Day 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

March 8 marks this year's International Women's Day (IWD), a global day celebrating women's achievements in cultural, social, economic, and political advancements. It also stands as a pledge for gender parity and equal opportunity for women. With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over ... Read more

London Symphony Orchestra visit to Japan

Feb. 15, 2018

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will be performing in Japan for a series of events: LSO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE5 March, private reception at the Residence of the British Ambassador6 March, Tokyo Opera City8 March, Osaka Symphony HallLSO WITH SIR SIMON RATTLE23 through to 29 September, Osaka, Tokyo, YokohamaIncl. private reception at the Residence of the British AmbassadorMore information and ... Read more

Members Choose New Logo to Mark 70 Years of the BCCJ

Feb. 1, 2018

  Member votes have been tallied, feedback has been received and final tweaks have been made. The BCCJ is excited to unveil a special logo to commemorate 70 years of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan. A chamber that is modern, approachable and focused on UK-Japan relations is the message the BCCJ aims to convey with its ... Read more

BCCJ 70th Anniversary Logo - You Decide!

Jan. 12, 2018

To commemorate 70 years of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan, we are excited to be marking our milestone anniversary with the launch of a special logo. Among other celebratory projects for our platinum year, this project is designed to reflect the long-standing cultural and commercial successes of the Chamber and its members, while symbolising a ... Read more

Chelsea Foundation Inspires Through Football

Nov. 14, 2017

Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire young football enthusiasts around the world. They work on a broad range of initiatives helping people from those coming from tough backgrounds, to supporting community initiatives. The Chelsea Foundation have been running a series of training sessions across Asia and stopped off ... Read more

Foreign Chambers Business Confidence Survey – Spring 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

This week the Foreign Chambers in Japan (FCIJ) is launching the 31st FCIJ Business Confidence Survey – the bi-annual barometer for the sentiments of foreign business leaders in Japan, their views on the Japanese economy, and their own business performance. By participating in this survey, you can track raw survey results and access the final data analysis. Please take ... Read more

Undiscovered Fukushima Tour – December 2-3 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

  Tour run in association with Fukushima Prefecture and the BCCJ  This Autumn, BCCJ members are invited to enjoy a weekend trip while experiencing Fukushima’s rich history, cultural traditions and natural beauty! Walk the streets of an immaculately-preserved Edo period post-town deep within the mountains. Enjoy the chance to relax in a scenic onsen, and even peek into ... Read more