Legalizing marriage equality would be economically good for business in Japan

Sept. 21, 2018

Five foreign chambers of commerce call for marriage equality for same-sex couples in Japan in proposal published today (TOKYO, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 19, 2018) The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) today published a Viewpoint recommending to the Government of Japan the extension of freedom to marry to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) couples as good for business ... Read more

Launch of Rugby Alliance, coalition of 8 international Chambers of Commerce, supporting Japan's Rugby World Cup 2019

Sept. 20, 2018

Tokyo, Japan (September 20, 2018) With only one year until the Rugby World Cup 2019, eight foreign Chambers of Commerce in Japan have formally announced the creation of a coalition, The Rugby Alliance. Launched at a special event “Rugby World Cup 2019 – One Year To Go” on Wednesday, September 19 at Happo-en, the mission of The Rugby Alliance ... Read more

A remarkable life bridging Anglo-Japanese cultures – Ichiro Urushibara

May 11, 2018

Eighty-seven-year-old Ichiro Urushibara may have spent only the first decade of his life in the UK, but the experience was the seed for a remarkable life in Japan—in media, commerce and international relations. Though his curriculum vitae includes employment at some of Japan’s biggest corporate names and respected institutions, as well as involvement in overseas liaison ... Read more

2018-2019 Executive Committee announced at AGM

April 27, 2018

Access presentation slides from 2018 BCCJ Annual General Meeting (AGM) HERE At last night's 2018 BCCJ Annual General Meeting (AGM), the result of the 2018-2019 BCCJ Executive Committee (Excom) election was announced to BCCJ members. Held at the Conrad Hotel Tokyo, the meeting was opened by BCCJ Executive Director, Lori Henderson MBE who said it was a ... Read more

2018-2019 BCCJ Excom candidates - who gets your vote?

March 25, 2018

We call upon all BCCJ members with voting rights to vote in our 2018-2019 Executive Committee (Excom) election, which will run from Tuesday, March 27 to Thursday April 12, at 1700. The Excom seeks an appropriate balance of members of the business community with specific skills and experiences that will benefit the BCCJ and its membership at large ... Read more

2018-2019 BCCJ Executive Committee Elections - NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Feb. 19, 2018

Do you have what it takes to steer one of Japan's most active and influential business organisations? Read on . .  The nomination period for BCCJ 2018-2019 Executive Committee (Excom) and Presidential elections begins today, February 19 2018.What does this mean? The BCCJ office will be accepting self-nominations from members who are interested in stepping up to become ... Read more

Tributes to Ian de Stains II

Jan. 11, 2018

Former Executive Director of the BCCJ (1987-2011), Ian de Stains OBE, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, Dec 18, 2017.  Messages of tribute continue to arrive at the BCCJ office and a selection of these are below. When I arrived in Japan in 1978 Ian was already an established figure within the British community. Later ... Read more

Tributes to Ian de Stains

Dec. 21, 2017

Former Executive Director of the BCCJ (1987-2011), Ian de Stains OBE, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, Dec 18, 2017. At the heart of our community and UK-Japan relations for almost 40 years, Ian touched the lives of many BCCJ members, friends and colleagues. This week, messages of condolence and tribute have been arriving at ... Read more

Ian de Stains OBE (Dec 8 1948 - Dec 18 2017)

Dec. 18, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you news of the passing of Ian de Stains OBE. Executive Director of the BCCJ from 1987 to 2011, Ian was at the heart of our community and UK-Japan relations for many, many years. He passed away peacefully this morning in the presence of his partner, and sister ... Read more

Koike Pledges Fresh New Tokyo Government

July 5, 2017

NHK World reports: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has vowed to build a fresh new city government following the landslide victory of her party in Sunday's metropolitan assembly elections. Koike's Tomin First is now the largest party in the assembly with 55 seats, including 6 candidates who ran as independents. The Komeito party also supported Tomin First ... Read more