The St. David’s Welsh Society of Japan celebrated its 41st anniversary on 2 April with a gala at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that raised funds for Ukraine and a rugby initiative in Oita City. Cardiff native Morgan Paul Williams performed Welsh and other music.
The St. David’s Welsh Society of Japan celebrated its 41st anniversary on 2 April with a gala at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that raised funds for Ukraine and a rugby initiative in Oita City. President Ursula Bartlett Imadegawa welcomed and thanked guests and VIPs.
The St. David’s Welsh Society of Japan celebrated its 41st anniversary on 2 April with a gala at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that raised funds for Ukraine and a rugby initiative in Oita City. Yoko Kobori, senior Wales affairs officer at the Welsh Government office in Japan, spoke on food, travel and tourism.
The St. David’s Welsh Society of Japan celebrated its 41st anniversary on 2 April with a gala at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that raised funds for Ukraine and a rugby initiative in Oita City. Guests sang the Welsh national anthem, “Land of My Fathers”.
UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss (right) spoke at a BCCJ event on 20 September, 2019.
England national rugby union team coach Eddie Jones (centre) with BCCJ President David Bickle (left) and Executive Director Lori Henderson MBE.
The 31-man England Rugby squad departed for Japan from Heathrow Airport on 8 September, 2019, aboard their British Airways aircraft. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has #SweetChariot emblazoned across the fuselage. Photo: British Airways
The Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup (RWC), was on display at the British School in Tokyo on 2 July, 2019. Sharing the prize with students were, from left, RWC 2019 Executive Director Rob Abernethy, outgoing BST Principal Brian Christian and RWC 2019 General Manager Koji Tokumasu.
Sir Simon Fraser, founder and managing partner of policy advisor Flint Global Ltd. and a former head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, was the guest of honour at the first joint lunch of the year for the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK at Drapers’ Hall in London on 6 March, 2019.
Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Harada (left) spoke aboard the HMS Montrose at a cocktail party at Harumi Pier on 12 March, 2019. Looking on were Commander Conor O’Neill (centre), the ship’s commanding officer, and Captain Paul Casson OBE (right), UK defence attaché to Japan.
The BCCJ welcomed 2019 Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin for a lunch at Hotel Okura’s Kensington Terrace, Tokyo on 15 February, 2019. Estlin was visiting Japan to enhance collaboration in the areas of asset management, fintech and green finance, actively seeking opportunities to work more closely with Japanese firms in these areas.
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt MP visited Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on 18 September, 2019. From left: Rebecca Bell, Mr Hunt’s private secretary; Kate White, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) director Asia-Pacific; Edward Jones, special advisor to Mr Hunt; Richard Moore, FCO director general of political affairs; and British Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG. PHOTO: Simon Farrell / Custom Media
Lloyd’s of London CEO Dame Inga Kristine Beale, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and British Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG spoke at “A Diverse and Inclusive Tale of Two Cities,” presented by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), British Council Japan and Lloyds Japan at the British Embassy Tokyo on 10 October, 2019. Photo: British Embassy Tokyo
Lord-Lieutenant Tim Stevenson OBE (left) presents the Queen’s Award to James Lawson, chairman of Intralink. The honour recognises “outstanding achievements by UK businesses” in overseas trade, innovation, sustainable development and social mobility. Intralink helps British and other firms expand into Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan. Photo: Intralink
UK Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG, UK Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox and President of the BCCJ David Bickle address members of the BCCJ on 1 August, 2019. The title of the BCCJ event was “The Current State of Affairs”.
Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop, founder of International Conference of Women in Business Kaori Sasaki and Mayor of Yokohama Fumiko Hayashi spoke to BCCJ members about diversity and inclusion during an event on 3 July, 2018.
BCCJ members attended a luncheon on 10 July, 2018, with Lord Mayor of the City of London Charles Bowman. The lord mayor discussed issues such as the future of the City of London and the UK financial services industry.
On 3 August, 2018, the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault vessel HMS Albion arrived at Harumi Pier in Tokyo. That evening, a cocktail party was held on the ship’s flight deck to welcome Japanese and other officials, and show them around the vessel. PHOTOS: BRITISH EMBASSY TOKYO
Ambassador Madden and Seiko Noda, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, toast Queen Elizabeth II and Emperor Akihito at the Queen’s Birthday Party on 14 June, 2018.
Guests donned masks as the celebrations got under way at the British Embassy Tokyo held a Royal Wedding viewing party on 29 April, 2011.
Matt Hancock, minister of state for digital, at the UK Fintech Night in Tokyo hosted by the British Embassy Tokyo on 21 September, 2017. PHOTO: CUSTOM MEDIA
Simon Farrell, publisher of BCCJ ACUMEN and member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s (BCCJ) Executive Committee (Excom), and Baroness Virginia Bottomley, chair of OB International Search Limited’s board and chief executive officer, at the Balance on the Board event at The Peninsula Tokyo on 22 September, 2017. PHOTO: SATOSHI AOKI / LIFE.14
British Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe travelled to Tokyo together from Kyoto on a Shinkansen train on 30 August, 2017.
Boris Johnson and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building on 21 July, 2017.
Paul Madden CMG, the UK ambassador to Japan, and his wife Sarah spoke with Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko at his welcome reception hosted by the Japan–British Society at the Tsunamachi Mitsui Club in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on 16 March, 2017.
Alison Beale, director of the University of Oxford’s Japan office, and Custom Media Publisher Simon Farrell, both members of the BCCJ Excom, flank Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium at the awarding of Sir Timothy’s honorary doctorate by Keio University.
Robert Williams (left), director of AP Advisers and co-founder of the charity Knights in White Lycra, with Guy Perryman, BCCJ Excom member, co-presenter of InterFM’s London Hit Radio show and co-MC at the British Business Awards on 11 November, 2016.
UK Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens CMG LVO sits in the cockpit of a JASDF Mitsubishi F-2 jet, which flew alongside RAF Typhoons as part of the Guardian North 16 exercise. PHOTO: ©BRITISH EMBASSY TOKYO
Chief of the Air Staff and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC met with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Chief of Staff General Yoshiyuki Sugiyama on 22 October, 2016, at Misawa Air Base, Aomori Prefecture, during the Guardian North 16 exercise involving the Royal Air Force and JASDF. PHOTO: ©MoD Crown Copyright 2016
New foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt became the first British foreign secretary to give a speech in Japanese on 18 September, 2018.