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Upcoming Rugby Games for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Nov. 9, 2018

England v All Blacks: Saturday, Nov 10 at midnight Wales v Australia: Sunday, Nov 11 at 2:20am Ireland v Argentina: Sunday, Nov 11 at 3:30am Wales v Tonga: Saturday, Nov 17 at 11:30pm Scotland v South Africa: Sunday, Nov 18 at 2:20am Ireland v All Blacks: Sunday, Nov 18 at 4:00am Scotland v ... Read more

UK House at Tokyo 2020 to showcase best of British

Oct. 5, 2018

Organisers seek input from BCCJ members UK-based representatives of the Department for International Trade have visited the BCCJ to share news of the British government’s UK House facility to be in place during Japan’s upcoming global sporting events. Stephen McGowan, head of world events and operations delivery, and Linda Lalley, operations lead for world events, joined ... Read more

Hokkaido Earthquake: resources

Sept. 7, 2018

This week, one day after being hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years, Japan was struck by a M-6.7 earthquake. Here is a list of English-language resources for anyone affected by the #HokkaidoEarthquake: 1. Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Information:https://bit.ly/2wNSChI 2. #Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Hotline:011-204-5937 or 011-204-5092(English, Korean ... Read more

Typhoon Jebi and personal BCP

Sept. 5, 2018

Yesterday, September 4, Typhoon Jebi caused damage across wide areas in the west of Japan, hitting major cities such as Kyoto and Osaka. It is reportedly the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. As of Wednesday morning, evacuation advisories had been issued for more than 1.2 million people. More than 30,000 people were given ... Read more

Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG (1924-2018)

Aug. 16, 2018

We were saddened to hear of the death of Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan (1980-1984), who passed away on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the age of 94. Sir Hugh was the most distinguished Japanese specialist of his generation in the Foreign Office and made immeasurable contributions to the advancement of the UK-Japan relationship. Distinguished ... Read more

JTB draw up sample travel packages & travel plans for 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC)

July 11, 2018

In preparation for the 2019 RWC, Japan's largest travel agency, JTB is looking to gauge interest and receive feedback on fan packages for England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland. As part of an effort to offer fans the opportunity to engage with local communities and make the most of their trip near the cities hosting matches, they have compiled ... Read more

Welcoming UK-Japan Season of Culture

June 21, 2018

Opportunities for BCCJ members   As host of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan will be in the international spotlight, not just for its sporting offerings but its cultural ones, too. Ever since 776 BC, the year of the first Olympiad, sport has been showcased at the Games alongside cultural ... Read more

Osaka Earthquake and disaster preparedness

June 18, 2018

A message from the BCCJ President The magnitude 6 earthquake that struck North Osaka at 08:00hrs this morning (June 18), resulted in transport disruption, property damage and a significant number of injuries. News channels have also reported three fatalities. On behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), I would like to express our condolences ... Read more

Last Chance>>Sign Up for the BCCJ's Annual Cup

June 8, 2018

Calling all golfers, this is your last chance to register for the BCCJ's popular annual golfing event, the BCCJ Cup. All players welcome, from beginners to golfing pros; members & non-members; men & women, to join us for our staple sporting event, held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on June 24 (Sunday) 2018. This year we ... Read more

UK marketers lead on creativity insights for Tokyo 2020

May 25, 2018

Anti-stereotype ad guide unveiled Photos credit: Global Marketer Week British innovators and creatives were among the award-winning speakers at Global Marketing Week 2018 in Tokyo, in mid-May, where new anti-stereotyping marketing guidance was launched.Co-hosted by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA)—which has offices in London, Brussels and Singapore—and Japan Advertisers Association Inc., the event attracted ... Read more