The Tokyo charity cycling team Knights in White Lycra cycled 550km to Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture. They raised more than ¥11mn, enabling 25 children to attend Mirai no Mori’s winter camps for the next three years and helping to develop a Leader in Training programme for the benefit of older children.
BCCJ President David Bickle presented his annual report to BCCJ members.
BCCJ Executive Committee members Simon Farrell (left), publisher of BCCJ ACUMEN, and Trevor Webster, managing partner at the Taylor Brunswick Group.
A performance by the British Embassy Tokyo’s taiko drummers preceded the formal business.
Attendees enjoyed the drumming and gardens.
Bill Beaumont CBE, chairman of World Rugby, and Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, posed with The William Webb Ellis Cup at the 2019 Rugby World Cup pool draw in Kyoto.
Executive Committee (Excom) members Florian Kohlbacher (left), director of the Economist Corporate Network, North Asia, and Philippe Fauchet OBE, outgoing president of GlaxoSmithKline K.K., at the BCCJ’s lunch event with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
Yuji Honda, head of strategy and legacy for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) Organising Committee; Sam Pearson, partnership development director at CSM Sports & Entertainment; and David MacCallum, commercial director for Asia at the STH Group, spoke at a RWC Pool Draw event at the Roppongi Hills Club jointly held by the BCCJ and the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Mental health charity TELL participated in this year’s Tokyo Rainbow Pride festival.
16 students from the British School in Tokyo were invited by the Japan Cricket Association to participate in matches during breaks in the 2018 International Cricket Council Women’s World T20—East Asia–Pacific Qualifier 2017 in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture.
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 City, Tokyo.
Ambassador Madden addressed the audience.
Ambassador Paul Madden CMG presented Hiroshi Matsumoto, president of Riken, with an honorary OBE at an investiture ceremony held at the British Embassy Tokyo in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to research and education relations between the UK and Japan”.
Koji Tsuruoka, ambassador of Japan to the UK, and his wife attended the 2017 World’s Original Marmalade Awards at the Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District.
Joanna Roper CMG, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, and Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, at a British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) luncheon event at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
Emma Hickinbotham, interim executive director of the BCCJ, and Koike. The two spoke about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, diversity and work-life balance.
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, chairman of the Natural History Museum’s board of trustees, spoke at the British Embassy Tokyo to mark the launch of the museum’s Treasures of the Natural World exhibition.
Alison Beale, director of the University of Oxford’s Japan office, and Custom Media Publisher Simon Farrell, both members of the BCCJ Executive Committee (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.
From left: Robert Heldt, president of Custom Media K.K.; Nick Smith, managing partner at Taylor Brunswick Group; Ian Ferguson, president of Lloyd’s Japan Inc. and Excom member; James Sullivan, director of Coram Asset Management Ltd; and Trevor Webster, managing partner at Taylor Brunswick Group and Excom member, at a private wealth management seminar hosted by Taylor Brunswick Group at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.
Tamao Sako, founder of The British Pudding, presented an event at The Cleanup Kitchen Town Tokyo to promote Welsh food and drink, including rarebit.
Emma Hickinbotham, interim executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ); Andy Barrow, three-time Paralympian and former captain of the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team; and Tim Hollingsworth OBE, chief executive officer of the British Paralympic Association at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo.
Yuka Shimada (left), head of HR and board director at Unilever Japan, and Naoshi Takatsu, managing partner of Japan & North East Asia for IMD, discussed how to cultivate strong global leaders at the Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Tove Kinooka, co-founder of Global Perspectives K.K., and Dr. Greg Story, president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan, at the BCCJ’s Global Leaders: Rewards for Your Business event.
Kenichi Ikeno, head of UTS and a member of the Japan–British Society (JBS), and Matt Burney, Japan director of the British Council and member of the BCCJ Executive Committee, at a joint event held by the BCCJ and JBS about Brexit, Donald Trump and the changing international order at Mistubishi’s headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Naoko Kinoshita, veterinarian at Aeon Pet and Julian Ryall, Japan correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and senior writer for BCCJ ACUMEN, attended the Imperial Hotel Tokyo’s annual media party.
Joanna Lundt, membership and marketing co-ordinator at the BCCJ, presented her pledge on gender equality.
David Shirt, Japan head of Macquarie Group, ran in the Tokyo Marathon, raising more than ¥600,000 for Refugees International Japan.
In February, 12 Year 11 students from the British School in Tokyo (BST) visited the Dor school in Cambodia, where they took part in activities with local children.
BST secondary students took part in the school’s annual swimming gala.
Year 10 students from BST completed a four-day farm stay in Miyazaki Prefecture.