Cover Feature

New Tohoku

by Julian Ryall

As we mark the third anniversary of the disaster, it is clear that Britons have had a huge impact on recovery and reconstruction in the Tohoku region.

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

Governance By the Books?

by Donald Nordeng

The Japanese government recently participated in a corporate governance conference, and has updated its stewardship code to reflect global standards.

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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE

Selling Services in Japan

by Dr Greg Story

You can’t touch, hear, smell, see or taste it, but please buy it! This is often the dilemma with selling services.

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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE

Japan’s Biggest Pop Star Is Not Human

by Debbie Howard

Hatsune Miku, with her turquoise pigtails and schoolgirl demeanour, is the world’s first union of fabricated digital voice sporting a virtual character body.

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Japanese Media

Japan news

by Mark Schreiber

Poll: Visitors’ Top 10 Complaints; Local Wheat Stock Rising; Boost for Public Housing; Report: Foreign Labour May Not Be Enough

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Charity

Fur Pets’ Sake

by Elizabeth Oliver MBE

Animals being left without food or water represent a man-made catastrophe.

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Embassy

Risk Communication Three Years after

by Natasha Little

Science communication has been identified as a key area where Britain can share its expertise with Japan.

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BCCJ Event

Martin Donnelly: Innovation and Diversity

by Brandi Goode

Innovative firms in the UK have grown nearly twice as fast as those that are not introducing new products, ideas or processes.

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Digital

Insights Incite Action

by Brandi Goode

A Tokyo-based advertising agency has produced two online commercials that yielded great success for its clients.

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Innovation

Global View of Progress

by Julian Ryall

Original thinking is just what Japan requires as it strives to emerge from a long, painful recession.

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Anniversary

The future is clear

by Brandi Goode

With a new product line, renovated packaging and other developments, Unilever Japan is on track to achieve its 2020 goals.

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Management

Engage your staff

by Anne Good

A 2013 survey has revealed that only 9% of employees in Japan are highly engaged.

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Culture

Making the Cut

by Julian Ryall

The classic 1974 gangster film The Yakuza first piqued Paul Martin’s interest in Japanese martial arts and history.

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Sport

Going swimmingly

by Julian Ryall

Business is buoyant in Japan for the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), with the UK’s governing body for underwater activities playing on its Britishness.

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Arts

arts

by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan

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Health

no fluoride, no problem

by Dr Anthony S Drennan DMD

In this world of probiotics, saliva tests and fancy electric/ultrasonic toothbrushes, I still believe in good old manual brushing.

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If You Ask Me

Stormy Weather

by Ian de Stains OBE

What more will it take to persuade people that if we continue to treat our planet as we do currently, it will soon be too late?

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Books

History in the making

by Ian de Stains OBE

This 350-page publication masterfully examines the process by which Japan developed from a feudal society into a national state.

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Publicity

Passing the Test of Time

by Brian Christian

When Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened the British School in Tokyo, even the Iron Lady could never have envisaged the world 25 years later.

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Media

Japan / UK News

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