Agreed-Upon Procedures Report

April 1, 2019

Increase in Japanese tourism to the UK signals growing cultural ties

March 26, 2019

  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

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

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

March 14, 2019

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

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

March 8, 2019

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

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

March 4, 2019

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

Kagoshima and Manchester Deepen Historic Ties

Feb. 28, 2019

  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

Job opening at the BCCJ: Assistant Events Coordinator

Feb. 18, 2019

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

BCCJ | Request for Proposal: Website design & development

Feb. 5, 2019

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

BCCJ Website RFP | You asked, we answered

Jan. 24, 2019

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