Event Round Ups

Unlocking Japan’s hidden corporate value

Dec. 6, 2018

Japan’s corporate governance practices have been boosted by reforms including corporate governance and stewardship codes, improving the nation’s reputation among global investors. Yet Ryohei Yanagi, chief financial officer (CFO) of Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai Co., Ltd., sees even greater potential for Japan to increase market value, if it can successfully add the return on equity (ROE ... Read more

BCCJ members consider work-place innovation

Nov. 29, 2018

Organisations need to enable, incentivise and impose changes to Japan’s working environment to help promote agile working and better work-life balance for their staff, according to representatives of BCCJ member firms who joined a BCCJ workshop on November 21. Unlike flexible working—which focuses on hours of work and working remotely—agile working is defined by UK ... Read more

Barclays shares expertise on disaster preparedness

Nov. 16, 2018

Though most disaster preparedness in Tokyo focuses on what to do in the case of an earthquake or tsunami, BCCJ Platinum Member Barclays has shared that the probability of a flood is much higher. At a BCCJ risk seminar, in October, the firm outlined why Tokyo is at risk of flooding, what residents might expect if a flood ... Read more

Leaders share how D&I can shape Tokyo, London

Nov. 16, 2018

On the 54th anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, October 10, the BCCJ held an exclusive event at the British Embassy in Tokyo featuring guest speakers Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, and Dame Inga Beale, chief executive officer of Lloyd’s of London, a leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in more than ... Read more

Tips for budding entrepreneurs at Small is GREAT

Oct. 18, 2018

 While dreaming of setting up a business that could impact the world, even in a small way, Duco Delgorge stumbled upon what every entrepreneur needs: a gap in the market.  It was 2005 and, although organic food was rapidly gaining popularity in Europe, it was still relatively unknown in Japan. Armed with experience of the Japan market and ... Read more

ラグビー・アライアンスを在日外国商工会議所が合同で結成 ラグビーワールドカップ2019日本大会を支援

Oct. 12, 2018

  9月19日(水)に八芳園で行われた、スペシャルイベント「ラグビーワールドカップ2019日本大会まで、いよいよあと1年!」にて、正式な発表を行いました。本アライアンスは、ワールドカップを機に、日本においてインターナショナルビジネスや国際交流の機会をより活用しやすくなるような、多様性を受け容れる環境を醸成し、今後もその文化が継承されていくよう、ワールドカップ日本大会の開催をサポートすることを使命としています。 宣誓アライアンス結成の意図を明示し、強い決意を示すため、公益財団法人ラグビーワールドカップ2019組織委員会の嶋津昭事務総長に、正式な宣言文書をステージ上で手渡し、受理されました。ラグビー・アライアンスは次のことを誓います。 日本と諸外国のビジネス社会の交流とネットワーキングを推進します。 日本の地方を観光地としてアピールします。 関係者のために、ラグビーに関連する予定を取りまとめ、開示します。 各メンバー国の力を合わせて、2018年9月から2019年9月までの間に最低3つのイベントを共催します。 ラグビー・アライアンス構成メンバーラグビーワールドカップ2019日本大会出場国19カ国のうち10カ国を代表して、次の在日商工会議所がアライアンスに加盟しています。 在日オーストラリア・ニュージーランド商工会議所 在日米国商工会議所 在日英国商業会議所  在日カナダ商工会議所 在日フランス商工会議所 在日イタリア商工会議所 在日アイルランド商工会議所 在日南アフリカ商工会議所 ラグビーワールドカップ2019日本大会開催までいよいよあと1年スペシャルイベント「ラグビーワールドカップ2019日本大会まで、いよいよあと1年!」には、国際統括団体ワールドラグビーのビル・ボーモント会長、アグスティン・ピチョット副会長、レット・ゴスパーCEO、アラン・ギルピンCOO兼ラグビーワールドカップ統括責任者、ロブ・アバーネシーRWC2019事務局長などのスペシャルゲストを迎え、300名以上ものゲストが参加しました。イベントでは、ラグビー・アライアンス発足の発表のほかに ... Read more

Cyber security and AI Insights from BCCJ member firm

Oct. 5, 2018

  In September, more than 60 BCCJ members gathered for breakfast to hear experts from BCCJ member firms Barclays and Darktrace share their thoughts on developments in cyber security and artificial intelligence (AI). Barclays are playing an increasingly prominent role in the cyber intelligence dialogue, working with the UK government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK and providing in-branch staff to ... Read more

Women in Leadership: Accessing Senior Roles as a Woman

Oct. 5, 2018

On September 14, Helen Woods, managing director of international services provider Equiom Solutions, held an interactive roundtable with BCCJ members on the topic of “Women in Leadership.” Visiting Tokyo on a tour of the firm’s Asia offices, Woods drew on her 25-year background in the tax planning industry and experience of managing Equiom’s global team of ... Read more

Lord Mayor of London visits Tokyo

Sept. 5, 2018

While visiting Japan in his role as international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector, Lord Mayor of the City of London Charles Bowman joined a BCCJ luncheon in July. His visit to Tokyo aimed to enhance UK–Japan collaboration in fintech, green finance, insurance, asset management, legal services and cyber, with five primary objectives ... Read more

Liam Fox outlines UK–Japan trade potential

Sept. 5, 2018

The UK and Japan are “charting out” a strong, bilateral post-Brexit relationship, Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox told BCCJ members in August. At the members-only event hosted by BCCJ Platinum member Barclays, Fox began his address by welcoming the continued efforts by BCCJ member firms to help British businesses succeed in Japan and by allaying ... Read more