Event Round Ups

Building a Sustainable Workplace

April 17, 2019

BCCJ members offer lessons for individual, corporate change The BCCJ has kicked off its popular hackathon series in 2019 with a Toolbox event entitled “Building a Sustainable Workplace.” Members from a wide range of firms and industries joined the interactive workshop at Hogan Lovells’ newly refurbished eco-friendly office in central Tokyo. Following three inspiring speeches from their peers ... Read more

W20 co-chair addresses BCCJ members

April 12, 2019

Digital advances provide new era for women The co-chair of the W20 engagement group, which proposes women-related policy recommendations to the G20, has called on BCCJ members to be pioneers for female empowerment through individual actions. Speaking at a BCCJ workshop about the W20 summit held in Tokyo on March 23–24, Haruno Yoshida presented digitalisation as a ... Read more

Co-creating the future through Society 5.0

April 12, 2019

Co-creating the future through Society 5.0 Members of the BCCJ and leadership platform SINCA (Sharing Innovative & Creative Action) have shared how Japan’s demographic problems can be solved through innovation and imagination, at a workshop hosted by the BCCJ. Entitled “What is Your Ideal Society 5.0,” the event was led by global business strategy specialist and ... Read more

Embracing the Green Finance Revolution

April 4, 2019

  Embracing the green finance revolution Green finance is undergoing a revolution, as British banks such as Barclays lead the nation’s charge for global leadership with products ranging from green bonds to mortgages and trade loans. And, with the recent launch of Green Finance Network Japan, Tokyo is also starting to embrace the global trend. Bankers and environmentalists ... Read more

AI: Turning Water into Gold

April 2, 2019

  AI: Turning water into gold As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent, organisations are seeking new ways to tap its potential, to enhance productivity and create new revenue models. In March, BCCJ members and guests were given a hands-on demonstration on the current state of AI, machine learning and open data as well as what it means for ... Read more

The UK's Global Image Ahead of Brexit

March 28, 2019

The UK’s global image ahead of Brexit Survey shows attractiveness, trust remains high Despite the Brexit debate, the UK’s attractiveness among young people in the world’s leading nations exceeds that of pre-European Union referendum levels. That is according to Powers of Attraction, an April 2018 study commissioned by the British Council to get insight into ... Read more

Small is GREAT XIV: The Unintentional Salaryman

March 26, 2019

 Small is GREAT XIV The Unintentional Salaryman  The BCCJ’s Small is GREAT events have showcased entrepreneurs from across all sectors since launching in 2011, but the latest in the series was a first: the story of a small business owner turned salaryman at a Japanese corporation.  Richard Straughan has been corporate business development manager at Rosetta Stone ... Read more

London’s Lord Mayor addresses BCCJ members

March 14, 2019

Boosting bilateral ties in asset management, fintech and green finance  The countdown to Brexit continues but, regardless of the outcome, the UK will remain a key hub for finance and innovation. That was the reassuring message Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin gave to BCCJ members and guests at a February 15 luncheon in Tokyo. Amid speculation that ... Read more

BCCJ marks International Women's Day 2019

March 11, 2019

Tokyo, Japan (March 11, 2019) The British Chamber of Commerce, in association with Barclays and SMBC hosted a special event to mark International Women’s Day 2019. Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity ... Read more

British education in the 21st Century

Feb. 8, 2019

BCCJ Roundtable on UK teaching in Japan Unprecedented opportunities await British education providers in Japan in 2019 and 2020 thanks to the country’s hosting of successive key global events, but challenges remain in selling the product. That is according to attendees of a UK–Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable hosted by the BCCJ in January. Education has ... Read more