Cover Feature

Working for Women

by Lucy Alexander

How to empower women was the key theme at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo.

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.



Japanese Media

UK-Japan News

by Mark Schreiber

Sharp changes foreseen in e-commerce sector; evolution of “big three” convenience stores; supermarkets, foreign beers grab more sales


British Business Awards

Judges on the spot

by Custom Media

The judging panel of this year’s BBA give their insights into what they are looking for from nominees and why.



Recruitment Industry still on Solid Ground

by Custom Media

Economic confidence has resulted in an increasing number of European firms entering the Japan market.



Bike culture reborn

by Julian Ryall

Today, fewer Japanese are buying motorbikes, but that trend is gradually changing.


Export To Japan

Showcasing the Best of British

by Vanessa Holden

UK Trade & Investment hosts GREAT Week Japan to support UK firms.



Pass the cheese, please

by Julian Ryall

Quality artisan cheeses from the UK are making inroads in the domestic market.


BCCJ Event

Tourism bodies tie up ahead of Tokyo 2020

by Kathryn Wortley

VisitBritain shares learnings for Tokyo as the campaign to increase tourism numbers following London 2012 yields positive results.



Experiences, not attractions

by Ashley Harvey

Flexibility in both service and process is the key to success in the diverse international tourism market.



Hawaii Warms Hearts

by Cassie Easter

Supporters of children’s charity Shine On! Kids enjoyed entertainment and games to raise money for key projects next year.



Where are they now?

by Michael Shearer OBE

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



Creating a More Supportive Society

by Anonymous

As one in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, TELL offers advice on how to help and how to get support.




by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan



Guide to Dengue Fever

by Dr Tom Lomax

The most effective way of controlling outbreaks of the virus is to target the mosquitos who carry it.


If You Ask Me

Get Ready, on Your Marks …

by Ian de Stains OBE

As Tokyo prepares for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the country has lessons to learn to achieve success.



A time and place unpeeled

by Ian de Stains OBE

An Encyclopaedia of Myself explores the life and times of Brit Jonathan Meades.



Japan / UK News