February 2018 ACCUMEN now online

Feb. 23, 2018

The February 2018 edition of BCCJ ACCUMEN is now online!  Top stories: The big first step?Will the UK’s new industrial strategy impact business with Japan? Handmade head-turnersAston Martin shifts up a gear in Japan with luxury experiences, new brand centre   Happy Birthday, BCCJ! It's our Platinum jubilee (1948-2018): Part I   National TreasureActor Hugh Bonneville on ... Read more

January 2018 ACUMEN now online

Jan. 23, 2018

The January 2018 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top stories: Strength in numbers The growth of Japan's equality, diversity and inclusion groups   Ian de Stains OBE (8 December, 1948 - 18 December, 2017)BCCJ executive director for 24 years and prolific BCCJ ACUMEN writer   Happy New Year!Message to the UK community in Japan from British ... Read more

December 2017 ACUMEN now online

Dec. 22, 2017

The December 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top stories: Our 2018 crystal ball Sector chiefs predict next year's trends, hopes... and fears Building resilience in your firm Refugees provide model to overcome stress   Feeling good about the future But lack of staff is big worry Frank Lampard: Legend on the lawn Chelsea's top ... Read more

September 2017 ACUMEN now online

Sept. 27, 2017

The September 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top storyPrime Minister’s mission to JapanTheresa May meets emperor, leaders of business and politics OthersJapan–UK Business ForumPartnerships and innovation Talk of lifting Japan’s ban on British beef gives hope to UK firms Johnson Matthey looks to the future as it marks 200 years British author ... Read more

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