Cover Feature

BCCJ 2014 British Business Awards

by Julian Ryall

The 7th annual BBA celebrated the excellence of UK-Japan business relations, broke records and set a number of firsts.

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

E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE, HR

Law helps or hinders agency staff?

by Raphael Colella

Proposed changes to the Worker Dispatch Law neglect to address the issues of part-time and fixed-term employment.

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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE

How to amplify the quiet ones

by Dr Greg Story

Recognising the needs of introverts and extroverts, and providing tailored opportunities are key to eliciting ideas.

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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE

Cotton: organic trumps tradition

by Donald Nordeng

New studies show using a percentage of organic cotton fibre in each garment or article created reduces total carbon footprint.

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British Business Awards

BBA winners

by Julian Ryall

The successful entrants represent a wide variety of sectors and industries.

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Embassy

Stay safe during the holiday period

by Maria Miyazaki MBE

The consular team gives advice on enjoying parties and making travel plans.

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Japanese Media

Japan News

by Mark Schreiber

Consumer hits for 2014; suburban wives set new trends; container cooperation yields savings

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Survey

Economic hope remains

by Kathryn Wortley

A survey on business confidence shows firms expect further growth.

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Publicity

Demand for Digital Skills

by Jonathan Sampson

Hays outlines tips on understanding and driving digital strategies.

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Interview

Land of opportunity

by Custom Media

Unilever’s president and chief executive explains why Japan is a sophisticated market with savvy consumers.

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Finance

To Financial Freedom

by Trevor Webster

Setting goals, tracking spending and preparing for emergencies can help alleviate money worries.

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Publicity

Image Evolution

by Custom Media

A refreshed logo and new lounge are among the brand changes by Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.

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Training

What’s Your Name Again?

by Dr Greg Story

Memorising names can be learned and practiced for business success.

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Publicity

Growth Seen in Foreign Investment

by OnlineEditor

TMF Group helps businesses enter the local market through outsourcing.

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Export To Japan

Expo Shows UK Auto Excellence

by Julian Ryall

British bespoke models and low-carbon schemes prove attractive.

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JET

Where are they now?

by Andy Lawson

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

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Memorial

Remember World War I

by Julian Ryall

Organisations pay their respects and leave a tribute to a fallen British soldier.

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Help

Volunteer for change

by Anonymous

TELL Lifeline outlines ways that interested parties can help with its causes and those of other NPOs.

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Arts

Arts

by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan

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Health

Statins and diabetes

by Dr Tom Lomax

Some answers to common questions about the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs and diabetes.

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If You Ask Me

The Elusive Third Arrow

by Ian de Stains OBE

While the Abenomics approach to bring economic well-being has had limited success, a snap election may get it back on target.

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Books

A Little Dark British Humour

by Ian de Stains OBE

This book explores the life and thoughts of comedian John Cleese.

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Media

Japan / UK News

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