August 2018 ACUMEN Now Online

Sept. 3, 2018

The August 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!   Top Stories:  Strength to strengthHow the UK automotive industry is looking to the Japanese market   When disaster strikesWhat the UK government can—and cannot—do for you in Japan   Flexible workspacesOffice-sharing takes off in Tokyo Northern powerhouseInvesting in Manchester from Tokyo   Read the full edition here: https ... Read more

June 2018 ACUMEN Now Online

June 26, 2018

The June 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!   Top Stories:  Japan goes Glamping The great outdoors has never been cleaner, cooler, or cosier  Tokyo - London Green Finance Seminar 2018How the UK & Japan can work together to acheive clean growth  On Mad Cats...and Japanese people Desired DressPrincess Diana's formal clothes returned to UK from ... Read more

May 2018 ACUMEN now online!

May 18, 2018

The May 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!   Top Stories:      Mad Dogs and Englishmen (and women)Fans plan overland odyssey to watch world cup in Japan Britain and Japan: A close relationshipDocumenting the figures behind the two countries’ ties Dreaming of TokyoxitA future where the capital has left Japan British skills, Japanese tastesOn the trail ... Read more

April 2018 ACUMEN now online!

April 24, 2018

 The April 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!           Top Stories: Energy to expandUK firms see greater chance in Japan Busy week in AprilAnd much more in store From farm to forkHealthy, heritage and high prices help sell UK food and drink here   Yes, Prime MinisterMoritomogate looks like BBC comedy Pledge for parityInternational Women's Day ... Read more

Ever evolving. Results of our membership review

March 23, 2018

This article appeared in the March 2018 issue of BCCJ ACUMEN magazineIn autumn of last year, with our 70th anniversary almost upon us, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Executive Committee (Excom) decided to test the fitness of the chamber by conducting a membership review. Led by Iain Ferguson, president and chief operating officer of Lloyd ... Read more

March 2018 ACUMEN now online

March 19, 2018

The March 2018 edition of BCCJ Acumen is now online! Top stories: Brave New WorldOpen banking offers new area for biltateral ties  Bilateral Brands Dazzling UK women's fashion at the British Embassy Tokyo  Sketching Out How Samuel Alexander is bringing youthful energy to UK-Japan fashion Strong Bonds What does Brexit mean for Scotland, the UK and Japan ... Read more

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