Event Round Ups

BCCJ Celebrates Great British Pimm's Party

July 7, 2017

On the evening of 6 July 2017, almost 100 guests gathered at the Hilton Odaiba at "Pimm's o'clock" to attend the BCCJ's annual summer social event, 'The Great British Pimm's Party'. Guests, donning red, white and blue, admired stunning views across Tokyo bay as they enjoyed free-flow drinks, traditional British food, and refreshing Pimm ... Read more

British & Irish Lions vs. NZ All Blacks BBQ

July 1, 2017

July at the BCCJ started with a unique afternoon networking event in association with the ANZCCJ at the Embassy of New Zealand, Shibuya, featuring a panel discussion on sports sponsorship, a BBQ, and a live screening of the second British & Irish Lions vs. New Zealand All Blacks. After welcome drinks and networking, the event kicked off with a ... Read more

Leadership: Change or Die

June 30, 2017

On June 28th, BCCJ members attended the popular Toolbox event, "Managing Change in a Complex Environment" with guest speaker Miriam Mulcahy, a board level advisor with a track record in adapting strategy, business models and organisations to digital channels, and driving positive change in resistant and challenging environments. Change or die Mulcahy opened the session with a striking ... Read more

A Discussion on North Korea at the BCCJ

June 16, 2017

On 15 June 2017, BCCJ members and guests met for lunch at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo for an eye-opening panel discussion on North Korea with Dr. David Ellis, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy; Anna Fifield, Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post; and Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC Tokyo correspondent. The Panel Dr. David Ellis, Deputy Head ... Read more

BCCJ and ACCJ Hold Joint Women's Networking Event

June 9, 2017

On the evening of June 8th, the BCCJ and ACCJ held a joint women's networking event at the Ark Hills Café for a friendly evening of productive exchange, networking, good food and wine. This joint event gave Tokyo's business women the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to like-minded women, whom they might otherwise not ... Read more

2017 BCCJ Golf Day

June 7, 2017

On Saturday 3 June 2017, a record turnout of BCCJ members and guests participated in the annual BCCJ golf tournament for an active day out at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club, organised by the BCCJ Golf Taskforce. Sixty-eight players of various ages and levels were assigned to teams of four and played 9 holes in the ... Read more

2020 Paralympics: Engaging the Public

June 2, 2017

At a joint awareness-raising event on 2 June 2017, the BCCJ and ACCJ welcomed Mr. Yasushi Yamawaki (President, Japan Paralympic Committee) and Ms. Eri Yamamoto-MacDonald (Project Manager), both from the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center, to talk about the power of parasports, how to better engage the public and commercial partners through parasports experiences, and how the Paralympics ... Read more

Attracting and Retaining Millennial Professionals

June 1, 2017

On May 31st, BCCJ members and guests gathered at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo for lunch to learn from David Swan, Managing Director of Robert Walters Japan & Korea, how organisations can attract top talent, retain it, and engage Millennials/Generation Y to produce their full potential on the job. Robert Walters is a global, specialist professional recruitment consultancy and ... Read more

Launching a Successful Business in Japan

May 25, 2017

Despite growing interest, setting up a business in Japan, especially as a foreigner, can be challenging. Language barriers, immigration regulations, as well as complicated bureaucratic procedures can deter entrepreneurs, and even when these hurdles have been overcome, the next steps of financing, networking and gaining credibility can prove difficult for start-ups keen to enter the Japanese market.  On ... Read more

BCCJ Members Taste Award-Winning English Wine

May 19, 2017

English Wine has come a long way in the last 20 years. Vineyards in southern England are producing award winning wines, and just last year two English sparkling wines beat their neighbours from Champagne in a blind tasting by an elite group of Parisian experts. On 18th May 2017, BCCJ members and guests gathered at the Life Sciene ... Read more