Rugby World Cup 2019 - UK diary

Sept. 20, 2019

With the Rugby World Cup 2019 just around the corner, here's a reminder of the matches involving UK teams! Matches can be viewed from official fanzones as well as various locations across Japan including pubs in Tokyo such as Hobgoblin, Legends Sports Bar, What the Dickens, and more. Wishing all teams and fans a fantastic tournament ahead ... Read more

RWC team welcomes, hospitality sales exceed expectations

Sept. 13, 2019

Excitement is building for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 as the national teams arrived in cities across Japan this week to an exceedingly warm welcome. The high interest in Asia’s first RWC is also reflected in the uptake of travel and hospitality packages, with sales to date exceeding expectations, according to RWC exclusive official hospitality and ... Read more

RWC as catalyst for boosting Japan–Wales ties

Sept. 6, 2019

Image source: @Kitaqcamp1 on Twitter With two weeks to go until the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019, Welsh Government representatives to Japan are ramping up their efforts to build ties between Wales and Japan during the six-week global sporting event. Work began in earnest in 2018 following the confirmation that Kitakyushu would become the Welsh ... Read more

Applying Neuroscience to Business | 26-28 September, Yokohama

Aug. 26, 2019

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is delighted to sponsor 'Applying Neuroscience to Business' alongside trusted partners, NTT Data, University College London and Shiseido. This year's event will bring together a diverse collection of influential speakers and guests from across borders to listen, learn and find solutions connected to neuroscience and its role in business.  Concept ... Read more

JNTO offers support, entices RWC fans to the regions

Aug. 23, 2019

In light of the BCCJ's Travel Tourism Think Tank - Responsible Tourism on  July 29, involving participation from The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the administrative institution has released a smartphone app designed to help Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 attendees from abroad navigate Japan ahead of the tournament’s kick-off on September 20. Named the “Japan Official ... Read more

The Memorial to William Adams (Miura Anjin) - Opportunity to Attend

July 5, 2019

  In 1613 Japanese speaking William Adams was the joint negotiator, along with the visiting Captain John Saris of the East India Company, of the very first Japan-British diplomatic and trade agreement. This achievement resonates with the BCCJ, and the British business community as a whole, as he was the proximate cause of the current bilateral business relationship with ... Read more

2019 Rugby World Cup | Your Digital Guide to Exploring Japan

July 3, 2019

Come September, 400,000 rugby fans will descend upon Japan as Asia’s first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off. This will open up an entirely new experience as all the exhilaration and emotion associated with the biggest tournament in rugby meets Japan, the cultural capital of the world. With 48 games spanning across 12 locations, there will ... Read more

BCCJ Partner with Tokyo Met Gov for Fintech Business Camp 2019

May 17, 2019

Objectives and Overview of the Program The British Chamber of Commerce in partnering with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote and deliver an upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019.  In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial centre. The policy outlines ... Read more

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Become a Sponsor

May 14, 2019

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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