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

Interview with Guy Perryman MBE

July 4, 2017

***Warmest congratulations to Guy Perryman on being appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to British music in Japan.*** Guy Perryman MBE is an award winning British radio broadcaster, DJ, voice actor, event producer and writer who has DJ'd for royalty including HRH Prince William, interviewed rock celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney ... Read more

Business Legacy (President's Message June 2017)

June 29, 2017

In the June issue of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, talks about the premium value of Brand Britain to Japanese consumers and the bilateral benefits of increased UK–Japan trade and investment. Brand BritainIn common with British chambers of commerce worldwide and their respective host countries, the overall goal of the BCCJ is ... Read more

Seize the Chance! (Executive Director's Message June 2017)

June 29, 2017

In the June edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, Executive Director of the BCCJ, talks about involvement with parasports and the power of promoting inclusivity and the BCCJ summer party which will take place next month. Parasports good for firms and societyThe British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) this month hosted two engaging speakers from ... Read more

Message to Members from the BCCJ President

June 16, 2017

A message to BCCJ members from BCCJ President, David Bickle: "Less than twelve months after 52% of UK voters in a referendum chose to leave the European Union (EU), the British electorate has delivered a second dramatic result in last week’s general election. The outcome was not predicted, and it is too early to tell what impact ... Read more

UN Council Discusses Media Independence in Japan

June 13, 2017

NHK World reports: A UN expert on freedom of expression has urged Japan to enhance media independence by amending the law. The Japanese government has objected to his presentation. UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye voiced the opinion in his speech at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12 June 2017. Kaye, a professor ... Read more