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.
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.