Cover Feature

As safe as houses?

by Julian Ryall

The property market is entering a positive new cycle: banks are lending again, and sellers are making optimistic moves.

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

BCCJ Programme

Smiles All Round

by Brandi Goode

The Books for Smiles programme has proved a brilliant success since its inception at the end of 2012.

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Sport

Passing the torch

by Brandi Goode

Retired Olympian and former diplomat Mara Yamauchi now dedicates her time to motivational speaking and running-related activities.

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Japanese Media

japan news

by Mark Schreiber

New products for new markets; Poor posture hurts job hunt; Tax hike spurs spending cuts

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Heritage

Saving national assets

by Custom Media

When it comes to sustainable urban development, the UK National Trust and its Japan equivalent, the ANTJ, each have their own approach.

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Interview

old and new

by Custom Media

Tomomi Araki, a registered architect in the UK and Japan, has a distinct view on the evolution of cities and buildings.

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Banking

the Home loan maze

by Tony Collins

Among the benefits of property investment in Japan are greater choice and quality than the rental market.

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Anniversary

Having a Blast

by Custom Media

The celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the British School in Tokyo went with a bang.

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Embassy

The Royal Harpist

by Julian Ryall

Hannah Stone, the official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, performed a series of recitals for St David’s Day.

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London Calling

A woman’s job?

by Ginko Kobayashi

Doing the dishes as well as bringing home money are only parts of the greater household operation.

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If You Ask Me

Here’s to a safe haven for D&I

by Ian de Stains OBE

The need could not be greater for “a safe, positive and nurturing environment” if Japan is to avoid a bleak future.

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Diversity

Japan fails to achieve diversity at the top

by Jonathan Sampson

Just 15% of management positions in Japan are held by women, a figure well below the average found across Asia.

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Diversity

think slow

by Suzanne Price

Many human resources departments work hard to remove intentional bias from the workplace, yet unconscious bias is rife.

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Publicity

Your Partner in Property and Profits

by Liina Kuusik

The laws regarding apartment rentals for shared premises in Japan have become increasingly complex.

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Industry

Connect and Engage

by Kei Sakaguchi

Content marketing is considered a very important method for reaching your target social community.

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Health

Hospitals: UK vs japan

by Dr Nicola Yeboah

If you end up in hospital during your time in Tokyo, rest assured that the level of care you will receive is generally the same as in any other developed country.

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Arts

arts

by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan

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Books

A commanding read on all things Japanese

by Ian de Stains OBE

This is the most important book on Japan to be published in the last two decades.

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Media

Japan / UK News

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