Event Round Ups

Japan and Scotland: D&I lessons

July 27, 2018

  The Scottish and Japanese governments share a solution to the ageing population in their respective countries: boost the participation of their working age citizens through diversity and inclusion (D&I), to drive sustainable economic growth. And corporations in both countries have lauded the potential of D&I to spark creativity, innovation, productivity and, ultimately, business success.  Yet, implementation ... Read more

Study: UK remains attractive to Japan ahead of Brexit

July 13, 2018

Young people in Japan are no less interested in, or less likely to engage with, the UK for education, business, culture and tourism following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). That is according to the results of two surveys by Ipsos MORI, carried out before and after the historic referendum on bloc membership in ... Read more

Congratulations to 2018 BCCJ Cup champion, Tim Paech of Pernod Ricard

June 26, 2018

Our 2018 British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Golf Day was held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on June 24 (Sunday) 2018.  Organised by the BCCJ Golf Taskforce, the event welcomed 68 players from the BCCJ and our wider network, with male and female players of all levels joining a sunny, social day out ... Read more

D&I to shape BCCJ 2020 Vision

June 14, 2018

Insights from the diversity hackathon External stakeholders joined BCCJ members on 30th May to generate ideas on how diversity and inclusion (D&I) can contribute to the long-term prosperity of the public and private sectors in Japan. The event was part of the BCCJ’s 70th anniversary celebrations, designed to help boost innovation through diversity. To stimulate creative ... Read more

BCCJ welcomes over 250 guests to Royal Wedding Viewing Party

May 22, 2018

On May 19, high-spirited crowds congregated outside Windsor Castle to witness an event for the history books - the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.    Meanwhile, 6000 miles away in the sparkling surroundings of the Conrad Tokyo, 253 friends of the BCCJ gathered to cheer, whoop, shout and sing along with proceedings at our Royal Wedding Viewing Party ... Read more

Entrepreneurial tips | Highlights from the BCCJ’s Small is GREAT event

April 27, 2018

Positivity, hard work, determination and a lack of fear, even in the face of adversity, are the requisites to successfully run your own business, according to Rina Bovrisse. It is the mantra that has spurred on the fashion-executive-turned entrepreneur even after losing her lawsuit for sexual discrimination against Prada in 2010. Facing media scrutiny, criticism, isolation and the ... Read more

Joint ventures: secrets of success

April 12, 2018

A joint venture can be a happy marriage that utilises shared investment, know-how and access to markets, but due diligence is vital to ensure it doesn’t result in difficulty or even divorce. That was the key takeaway from the BCCJ’s luncheon on 29th March, at which three experts shared the strategic, financial, operational and legal considerations ... Read more

Japan and the Growth of the London Stock Exchange

April 6, 2018

London’s lure still strong for global IPOsThe City of London will survive Brexit. That was the takeaway from another highly informative BCCJ event on March 19th, concerning the home of global capital, the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Amid rumours that one of Japan’s largest corporations, SoftBank, could soon join the number of international firms listed on ... Read more

BCCJ marks International Women’s Day

March 30, 2018

Gender parity in the workplace can be achieved by transforming policy into practice, setting targets, creating role models and supporting men to be more active at home, according to a panel of experts from BCCJ member firms. Speaking at the BCCJ’s International Women’s Day Event on 8th March, the leaders from Barclays, the British Embassy Tokyo ... Read more

Reputation: a powerful business asset

Feb. 22, 2018

The importance of reputation, for both the success of organisations and the professional growth of individuals, cannot be underestimated according to an expert panel who addressed BCCJ members at a luncheon on 5th February. Rupert Younger, co-founder and global managing partner of BCCJ Corporate Member Finsbury, explained that reputation is about much more than merely corporate communications or ... Read more