Business News

Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey

Feb. 16, 2018

The 19th edition of the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey has arrived. The 2018 summary report shows professional salaries and recruitment trends from across the globe. Robert Walters Salary Survey covers 28 countries including Japan. This edition is focoused on Japanese employment trends in a dynamically growing country. It highlights a shift from traditional business practice to an ... Read more

2018 Global Outlook

Feb. 16, 2018

Sunnier global economy brightens Japan outlook The new year has barely begun and market turbulence has helped shatter any complacency over the world economy. Yet, despite renewed volatility abroad and in Japan, analysts see a brighter global outlook aiding the world’s third-biggest economy in the Year of the Dog. Speaking at the BCCJ’s “2018 Global Forecast ... Read more

Seizing the Moment with BCCJ Executive Director, Lori Henderson

Feb. 9, 2018

Steve Crane of Export to Japan has a talk with Lori Henderson, Executive Director of the BCCJ about doing business in Japan. Discussed are topics including engaging Japanese socierty, the tourism boom as part of Abenomics, insider tips and how the BCCJ can offer support to businesses operating in the country.Find the podcast on iTunes HERE or ... Read more

Labour Management (Revision of Employment Security Act)

Feb. 1, 2018

BCCJ member, Nagamine Mishima reports: A revised Employment Security Act came into force on January 1st, 2018 to match the needs of job seekers and employers. It is expected that this change will let those groups connect properly and smoothly.Under the revised Act, employers have to clarify their working conditions at the following junctures:(1) At the ... Read more

Increased Trade and Investment for UK-Japan Relations

Jan. 26, 2018

The new year ushered in the longest period of growth in more than twenty years for the Japanese market. On January 9th, the Nikkei stock average rose by 0.6%, marking a 26 year high, only to grow more from there on out. This can be explained through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's successful Abenomics reform programme to ... Read more

Japan in the News: 6 Jan - 12 Jan

Jan. 12, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news: Japan real wage Up 0.1 pct in Nov.World Bank estimates 2018 growth for Japan at 1.3%, world at 3.1%Japan's NEC buying midtier British IT services firm for $640mNippon Express eyeing rail cargo service to Europe via ChinaJapan to fine JIS violators up to 100 million ... Read more

UK looks to boost Asia trade ties

Dec. 21, 2017

  Brexit offers opportunities for the UK to engage more with the rest of the world, Shamik Dhar of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office told BCCJ members on 28th November. Speaking at the BCCJ event “Asia and the UK: prospects in a post-Brexit era,” the FCO’s chief economist and director of economics discussed the commercial opportunities that might emerge ... Read more

UK seeks views on Brexit from Japan partners

Dec. 21, 2017

The British government is continuing to reach out to Japan’s government and business community for their views on current and post-Brexit UK-Japan relations. Visiting Japan in October, Antony Phillipson, then director of trade and partnerships in the Department for Exiting the European Union, met a roundtable of BCCJ members to give an update on Brexit developments and ... Read more

Governor Koike on Achieving a Sustainable Tokyo

Dec. 15, 2017

A Tokyo that is safe, diverse and smart is the goal of the city’s metropolitan government according to Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, who addressed members from 15 European chambers of commerce on 22nd November.In a sell-out luncheon attended by some 300 people, including representatives from the BCCJ, Ms Koike outlined how she is working to ... Read more

Japan in the News: 9 Dec - 15 Dec

Dec. 15, 2017

  The latest developments in the Japan news:EU, Japan conclude world’s largest free trade agreementJapan may ease key residency rule requirement for foreign entrepreneursJapan poised to lift fiscal 2018 growth outlookTax to be cut by up to 20% for firms increasing wagesBiz sentiment seen rising for 5th quarter in BOJ tankanJapan’s wholesale prices up 3.5 ... Read more