Event Round Ups

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

Japan Tax Changes Affect Foreign Residents

Jan. 16, 2018

  Marilyn Monroe had the seven-year itch, but foreign residents in Japan might start getting itchy feet after nine years to avoid getting dragged into the inheritance tax net. That was the message from the BCCJ’s toolbox event, “What you need to know about Japan’s Inheritance and Gift Tax,” which was presented by BCCJ Corporate Plus member ... Read more

Space: the final business frontier? Disrupting the space industry

Nov. 7, 2017

Governments might have started the space race, but businesses worldwide are now racing to conquer the final frontier. With the global space industry currently worth more than £250 billion, including around £12 billion per year in the UK, the business of space has become increasingly competitive as new entrants strive for the stars. On October 24, the BCCJ ... Read more

Women in Business Summit | Breaking the Mold

Oct. 27, 2017

Photos by Life 14 Representatives of BCCJ member firms were among 50 business leaders and diversity and inclusion champions speaking at an event for empowering women in Tokyo on 17th October. Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the Women in Business Summit attracted more than 500 delegates with the promise of actionable takeways to help ... Read more

ESG Investing in Japan: Fad or Fact?

Oct. 20, 2017

  Sustainability has become a global investment phenomenon, with the equivalent of 2.6 trillion yen currently invested worldwide in responsible investments. With Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) taking the lead locally, can Japan’s investment and corporate community lift its game? That was the key question posed at the October 4th BCCJ event, “Investor stewardship and ... Read more

The Gig Economy: Risks and Rewards

Oct. 10, 2017

Freedom, fulfilment and entrepreneurial opportunities for workers as well as flexibility for businesses are just some of the hallmarks of the gig economy. Globally, however, governments, corporates and individuals are finding that the growing prevalence of this short-term or freelance work is not always so rosy. At a BCCJ event on 3rd October, a panel of experts from ... Read more

Building Resiliency with Global Perspectives and RIJ

Oct. 8, 2017

According to the UN, stress is the leading health pandemic of the 21st century. BCCJ member firm Global Perspectives agrees: it is with resilience that the modern company can defeat the challenges associated with stress, and guide employees towards healthier mindsets and working habits. In a fast-paced global business environment, challenges can land in your inbox on an ... Read more

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