Leaders

Tributes to Haruno Yoshida

July 8, 2019

Former CEO of BT Japan, and BCCJ Executive Committee member (2014-2015), Haruno Yoshida passed away on June 30. Learning of the news yesterday morning, July 8, the BCCJ Executive Committee wishes to express its deepest condolences to Yoshida-san's family and friends. Messages of condolence We have since been receiving messages of condolence and a selection of these ... Read more

KEF punches above its weight in Japan's audio market

May 10, 2019

In Japan’s mature and fiercely competitive audio market, Nobu Asai is helping high-end loudspeaker manufacturer KEF punch above its weight. While domestic and foreign brands vie to attract the country’s discerning consumers, company president Asai is adopting innovative management and leadership to help his team compete. It is a fitting approach, as innovation is fundamental to ... Read more

2019-2020 BCCJ Executive Committee Elections - NOMINATIONS OPEN!

March 12, 2019

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 2019-2020 Executive Committee (Excom) and Presidential elections begins today, February 18, 2019.What does this mean? The BCCJ office will be accepting self-nominations from members who are interested in stepping up to become ... Read more

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