BCCJ ACUMEN

August 2017 ACUMEN now online

Aug. 31, 2017

The August 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top story Boris at the BCCJ Exclusive highlights of off-the-record event Others Finding the next Rooney More English clubs launch football schools to boost game and sign starts in Japan How to manage millennials Lady Barbara Judge CBE on nuclear technology and women The benefits for bilingual speakers ... Read more

June 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

June 20, 2017

The June 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!   Top story Drunk on Choice UK beers, ciders, wine and spirits take on Japan Others Bearing fruit Will English wines take root in Japan? Logistics real estate firm explores diversity, renewable energy Success as a serial entrepreneur in Japan Solomon Islands teem with UK and Japan heritage, FDI ... Read more

May 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

May 23, 2017

The May 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!   Top story Yuriko Koike: Call me the “Silk Lady” Inspired by Margaret Thatcher, Tokyo governor reveals her plan to leave a legacy Others Roundtable What it takes for women to reach the top in business UK–Japan defence ties open door for British firms Emotional intelligence reaps rewards ... Read more

April 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

April 20, 2017

The April 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!                   Top story Three of a kind UK, US and Asian casinos look for wild card to woo Japan Others Remnants of the British Empire Natural History Museum's Treasures of the Natural World on show in Tokyo Vintage stickers inspire kit designer British Embassy Tokyo and Wedgwood create ... Read more

Sport and Diversity Events Ahead (Executive Director's Message, April 2017)

April 18, 2017

In the April edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, talks about the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the importance of diversity. Spring has finally arrived in Tokyo—a little later than I would have liked, but I am delighted to see the ... Read more

BCCJ Makes Progress in Serving Members (President's Message, April 2017)

April 18, 2017

In the April issue of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, talks about the fundamental purpose of the BCCJ, bringing members the people who matter. The annual general meeting of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) on 20 April marks the end of the 2016/17 chamber year. Under BCCJ governance procedures ... Read more

Fresh Perspectives (Executive Director's Message, March 2017)

March 21, 2017

In the March edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, discusses how, like Spring, the BCCJ is embracing change as the 2017-18 BCCJ Executive Committee elections approach.  Looking up from my computer and glancing out of the office window, I can see the first buds and blossoms on the trees, and ... Read more

Key Aspects of Teams and Leadership (President's Message, March 2017)

March 21, 2017

In the March issue of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, talks about the characteristics of leaders, and the important role of leadership in teams. According to Sir Peter Wall, the British Army’s former chief of the general staff and founder of a specialist business consultancy, the best teams depend on three ingredients ... Read more

March 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

March 17, 2017

The March 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!               Top story Living the dream Meet Ben Southall: driven by desire, sought by social media, bought by brands Others Spread the good news Can Japan take the UK marmalade crown?  2017 Business Trends from the C-Suite  Flexible working  Dealmaker gives 2017 outlook  Mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion   Read ... Read more

BCCJ Serves Diverse Members (Executive Director's Message, February 2017)

Feb. 17, 2017

In the February edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, talks about the BCCJ mission and the benefits of membership. One of the questions I am asked most is, “What kind of events does the BCCJ host?”, and I always struggle to find a more eloquent way to reply than simply ... Read more