Cover Story

Green fingers grow trade and tourism

by Julian Ryall

Japan digs English gardens as UK science, skills and gear cultivate exports and bilateral ties.

BCCJ ACUMEN’s Purpose:

To strengthen UK-Japan economic and cultural relations by providing BCCJ Members, the British community, and others in Japan with a forum to promote their products and services, share ideas and information, and cultivate Anglo-Japanese understanding and cooperation.

Leaders

Features

Royal Visit

Warm welcome

by Tim Hitchens CMG LVO

The Duke of Cambridge makes his first visit to Japan.

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Japanese Media

Japan news

by Mark Schreiber

Advances in distribution boost sales; burberry moves to protect luxury image; study exposes tricks to sell goods

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Publicity

Classrooms without walls

by Brian Christian

BST works to support the character development of its students.

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BCCJ Event

Will rugby union convert the masses?

by David Hulmes

The general manager of Japan Rugby 2019 outlines plans to promote the World Cup.

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Training

Mysterious millennials

by Dr Greg Story

Young workers in Japan are reconsidering their attitudes to lifetime employment.

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Interview

Steve Borthwick

by Kathryn Wortley

The former England captain has an important role in preparing Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

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BCCJ Event

London’s 2012 legacy, Tokyo’s Olympian task

by John Amari

Lord Deighton shares insights and advice for the Tokyo 2020 team.

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Anniversary

Tohoku: Broken hearts and humbled

by Julian Ryall

A UK film team has made a documentary that sheds light on the region’s recovery.

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Industry

Value to be found in Japan

by Trevor Webster

The corporate sector offers investment opportunities.

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Publicity

Creating a win–win relationship

by Martin Foster

Client satisfaction is key for financial planning firm Financial Design.

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Publicity

Forward-looking education at a-jis

by Custom Media

Developing global citizens is a key aim for staff at Aoba-Japan International School.

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JET

Where are they now?

by Sharleen Estampador Hughson

JET alumnus shares how the programme has changed her work and life.

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Help

Female mental health

by Anonymous

Women are more at risk than men of suffering from mental health problems.

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Arts

Arts

by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan

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Health

Battling an allergy to Japanese cedar

by Dr Tom Lomax

Pollen can be as prevalent in cities as in rural areas.

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If You Ask Me

Bigotry writ large

by Ian de Stains OBE

Ayako Sono’s idea of segregating living areas in Japan according to race has caused controversy.

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Books

“Grief is not a one-way street in Japan”

by Ian de Stains OBE

This book has aspects of a journal, a historical narrative and a cultural guide.

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Media

Japan / UK News

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