Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Johnson and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building.
Johnson shakes hands with Noriko Silvester, owner of Candlwick Co., Ltd. and member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s (BCCJ) Executive Committee (Excom), before speaking at the BCCJ’s event at the Shangri-la Hotel in Tokyo (page 16).
Matt Burney (left), Japan director of the British Council and BCCJ Excom member; David Ellis, minister and deputy head of mission at the British Embassy Tokyo; and Johnson
Ken Katayama, deputy director of corporate affairs at Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., asked Johnson a question at the event.
Joy Hendry, emeritus professor of anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka at the Embassy of Japan in the UK for her contribution to the promotion of Japanese studies in the UK.
Jane Goodall DBE was awarded the 25th International Cosmos Prize by the Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 for her work studying chimpanzees
Gorillaz performed at Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture.
Andrew Cockburn, account manager for international business at Thomson Reuters Markets KK, and Shiima Hata, enterprise solution sales at Thomson Reuters, at the Thomson Reuters sales conference in Macau in July after winning second place in the firm’s Passion Project video contest, for which Cockburn submitted a piece, partly shot by Custom Media, about the Knights in White Lycra charity cycle team.
For the first week of July, BST primary students took part in the school’s summer programme.
Dignitaries and other guests joined British Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG at the British Embassy Tokyo to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s official 91st birthday. On display were examples of great British design and innovation.
(From left:) Paul Madden CMG, British ambassador to Japan, the singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, who performed at the party, and Madden’s wife Sarah.
Caterham Seven (front) and Lotus Exige
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
Norton Commando 961 Sport MKII
Brompton and Moulton bicycles
Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka presented Dr Eric Albone MBE, director of the Clifton Scientific Trust, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for strengthening and developing relations between the UK and Japan.
Vanessa Holden (left), content manager at Export to Japan, and Joanna Lundt, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s (BCCJ) outgoing membership and marketing co-ordinator, at the BCCJ’s Great British Pimm’s Party at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba.
Neil Slater, chief executive officer of Standard Life Investments (Japan) Limited, with winners of a signed shirt at the British and Irish Lions versus New Zealand All Blacks event co-hosted by the BCCJ and the ANZCCJ at the New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo.
Dignitaries at the annual Epsom Cup Race held at the Tokyo Horse Race Track.
Hogan Lovells Tokyo partners Rika Beppu (left); Jacky Scanlan-Dyas (BCCJ British Business Awards Person of the Year 2016); and Wataru Kamoto at the firm’s Tanabata party at Canal Café in Kagurazaka, Tokyo.
Martin Fluck (left), director of operations, North Asia at Oakwood Asia Pacific, with colleagues and investors at the opening party of Oakwood Apartments Azabudai.
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) President David Bickle (left) and Trevor Webster, BCCJ Executive Committee member and managing partner at the Taylor Brunswick Group, attended Small is Great XI: Success as a Serial Entrepreneur at the BCCJ office.
Ian Gibbins, founder of the Swan & Lion, putting finishing touches to food served at the BCCJ’s wine tasting event held at the Life Science Hub in Nihonbashi.
BCCJ members and guests prepared to tee off at Gold Tochigi President’s Country Club as part of the chamber’s annual golf day.
Lisa Wilson, a freelance economist, and David Swan, Robert Walters’ managing director, Japan and Korea, at the Attracting Top Talent: Millennials event held at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo.
Elizabeth Oliver MBE (centre left), founder of Animal Refuge Kansai, and visiting dignitaries from Japan and the UK cut the ribbon to open the charity’s new kennel in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture.
PHOTO: Animal Refuge Kansai
The Tokyo-based British Embassy Football Club finished as the runner up at the Footy Japan Charity Soccer Day in Yokohama. The event was held in support of Refugees International Japan.
PHOTO: Footy Japan
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was performed at Musashino Kokaido in Kichijoji, Tokyo as part of the International Theatre Company London’s 44th Japan Tour. The performance was supported by the British Council.
PHOTO: Steve Lewis
British School in Tokyo (BST) students took part in the Kanto Plains Robotics Competition at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, with girls in Year 8 claiming second place. Teams demonstrated their skills in building and programming robots.
BST Year 2 students went on their residential to Hachioji, Tokyo, which included a hike up Mount Takao.