Cover Feature

Inspired minds

by Kathryn Wortley

UK-Japan youth programme uses science and engineering as a cultural bridge for international understanding.

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

Art

Trophy Sculpture to Inspire Business Leaders

by Custom Media

The Scottish artist behind this year’s British Business Awards in Japan trophies gives an insight into what inspires her work.

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Training

Elites Who Can’t Cut It At Public Speaking

by Dr Greg Story

Find out why presentation and delivery matter even more than content when giving speeches to the public.

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IT

Cyber Security Needs for Japan's future

by Phillip Morris

Creating global communities for cooperation is the key to guard against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

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Japanese Media

Japan news

by Mark Schreiber

Legal changes eyed for all-night dancing; self-service set to help customers and shops; theme parks diversify to gain new revenue

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Interview

Branding with the human touch

by Julian Ryall

How one UK firm is tapping into Britishness to compete with the domestic auto industry.

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Finance

Examining UK Inheritance Tax

by Trevor Webster

Prior planning can reduce or negate the potentially damaging effect on your wealth following the death of a loved one.

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Training

Credibility is king in sales

by Dr Greg Story

How salespeople can serve their clients better by establishing a professional, competent first impression.

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Creative

Selling the snapper’s dream

by Custom Media

Reconnecting with the market and cross-promotion proved the key to brand success for one British president.

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Publicity

Quality and community bring school success

by Custom Media

British School in Tokyo: We are working hard to develop a confident, caring and outward-looking mindset in our students.

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Society

The rise of modern dads

by Dr Florian Kohlbacher

As the trend grows for Japanese men to spend more time on the upbringing of their children, so do associated business opportunities.

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Export To Japan

Hiring firms note solid demand

by Julian Ryall

Top-quality, experienced candidates are increasingly needed for both Japanese and foreign firms.

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Publicity

Working towards a borderless job market

by Custom Media

When hiring, firms should focus on the overall skill set of an applicant rather than prioritising language ability.

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Industry

The Art of Self-branding

by Paul Dupuis

Japanese interview candidates need to embrace their individual values, and sell themselves rather than their firm.

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Publicity

Economic growth boosts hiring

by Custom Media

Competition for bilingual professionals increases as the number of jobs available exceeds the number of job applicants.

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JET

Where are they now?

by Michael Maher King

JET alumni shares the positive and long-lasting impact of the programme.

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Help

Raising Awareness of Suicide

by Anonymous

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September highlighted the role that connections play in the fight against suicide.

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London Calling

Marking 100 years since World War I

by Ginko Kobayashi

Programmes, events and exhibitions shed new light on lessons to be learned from the conflict that struck the globe.

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Arts

Arts

by Kana Shimoyoshi

UK arts events in Japan

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Health

Having a baby in Japan

by Dr Nicola Yeboah

What to expect from health care services in Japan during pregnancy, labour and in the weeks following birth.

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If You Ask Me

A writer’s responsibility

by Ian de Stains OBE

How the role a journalist plays can shape society, for better or worse.

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Books

I’ll drink to that

by Ian de Stains OBE

Sake Confidential unlocks the mysteries of Japan’s national drink.

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Media

Japan / UK News

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