Kathryn Wortley

The former editor of BCCJ ACUMEN. She has an academic background in media and Japanese, and a portfolio of published work in the UK and Japan.


Kathryn Wortley
Leaders August 2016

Thank you

Farewell thoughts on UK–Japan ties
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders July 2016

Looking outward

Value of difference
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders June 2016

People assets

Combining skills for the future
BCCJ Event May 2016

Rugby: sport of character

Integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline, respect
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders May 2016

Our environs

Local and global impacts
Top story May 2016

Green fashion

Japan recycling tech for Scotland
Art April 2016

Famed photos on display

Hokkaido artist’s work debuts in London
BCCJ Event April 2016

How to change hearts and minds?

London 2012 success can help Tokyo
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders April 2016

New logic

On HR, business and disability
BCCJ Event March 2016

Tokyo called to get in the game

Community engagement key for Rugby World Cup success
BCCJ Event March 2016

Setting the standard for good business

Kathryn Wortley
Leaders March 2016

Making it count

Value of helping communities
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders February 2016

The power of trust

Building cooperation and understanding
Science February 2016

UK pupils uncover Fukushima Daiichi

Online project fosters interest in STEM and Japan
Top story February 2016

Allies for peace

Common values bolster solid ties
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders January 2016

Optimism for 2016

Building on solid UK–Japan ties
Entrepreneur January 2016

Sweet on British puddings

Baker and author brings a taste of her former home back to Japan
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders December 2015

Seizing chances

In business, media and tourism
Innovation December 2015

Top tech and brands turn heads

From respected heritage to futuristic vehicles
BCCJ Event December 2015

Next global players

Predicting the future role of the US, Europe and China
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders November 2015

Warm reception

British firms’ bespoke creations, London–Tokyo pact welcomed
Government November 2015

Changing places for good governance

Reciprocal UK–Japan visits cement ties
Top story October 2015

Stand up, speak out

Global women in business conference appeals for personal action
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders October 2015

Fresh thinking

On people, policies and places
CSR September 2015

Helping kids with cancer

New general manager unveils plans for fundraising event
Diversity September 2015

Engaging the world for Womenomics

International experts gather at Tokyo assembly
Entrepreneur September 2015

Student becomes master

Welsh washi-maker invigorates traditional Japanese industry
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders September 2015

Keep ahead

Develop, innovate, challenge
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders August 2015

Find the gaps

Meeting needs for business success
Top story August 2015

Scots’ solid links promise Japan growth

Minister celebrates bilateral heritage and promotes further exports
Top story July 2015

Leading the world in low-carbon vehicles

UK innovation sparks business interest and FDI
BCCJ Event July 2015

How to draw tourists to Japan?

Six pillars to help visitors
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders July 2015

A nation of innovators

Britain leads in cutting-edge technology
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders June 2015

Business impact

Investment furthers UK–Japan relations
Creative June 2015

Harmony of nature and design

Kengo Kuma hits the spot for new UNESCO city of Dundee
Design June 2015

Edo-inspired creation gets gold

Japanese designer awarded at UK garden show
Survey June 2015

Bright economic future expected

Firms show good performance, optimism
Top story May 2015

Britain off the beaten track

Japan travel reps join BCCJ ACUMEN on UK fact-finding trip
Diversity May 2015

Everyone welcome!

Strong British contingent at Tokyo Rainbow Pride
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders May 2015

Regional economic spread

Tourism plan to help local firms
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders April 2015

Blazing a trail

UK leads on innovation and diversity
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders March 2015

Two views

A change of perspective provides insight on UK-Japan ties.
Interview March 2015

Steve Borthwick

The former England captain has an important role in preparing Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Top story February 2015

Style: UK rules the runway

British designers make a splash at Fashion Week Tokyo, receiving top awards for global business potential.
Fashion February 2015

Old crafts for new products

A Scottish milliner is carving a niche with the fusion of traditional materials.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders February 2015

Market entry success

The UK's reputation and expertise provide a vehicle for entry into the Japan market.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders January 2015

New year wishes

Future host, Japan, looks to the UK as a tourist campaign is launched in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup 2015.
BCCJ Event January 2015

Taking risks for venture success

Having confidence to bet on yourself and a willingness to do any task are key.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders December 2014

Festive spirit

This season is a time to reflect on 2014 and be thankful.
Survey December 2014

Economic hope remains

A survey on business confidence shows firms expect further growth.
BCCJ Event November 2014

Member Knowhow for Export Success

The BCCJ signs a pact with the UK government to help British businesses enter the Japanese market.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders November 2014

Love of British business

Japanese firms and consumers lap up the innovative products and services of the four nations.
CSR November 2014

Showroom tie-up raises charity profile

A special exhibition of animals saved by Animal Refuge Kansai has been on display in a Tokyo car dealership.
BCCJ Event October 2014

Tourism bodies tie up ahead of Tokyo 2020

VisitBritain shares learnings for Tokyo as the campaign to increase tourism numbers following London 2012 yields positive results.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders October 2014

Crossing borders for gender equality

Global leaders share insights on empowering both men and women.
Cover Story September 2014

Inspired minds

UK-Japan youth programme uses science and engineering as a cultural bridge for international understanding.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders September 2014

Making the grade

Initiatives that develop the skills of women and youth welcome as UK firms announce increasing demand for specialist staff.
Environment August 2014

Saving Mount Fuji

Alpinist and environmentalist Ken Noguchi leads the campaign to clean up the country's highest mountain.
Gong August 2014

Charity Leader in Honours List

Jane Best, president and CEO of Refugees International Japan receives an MBE for her work to support displaced people in Africa and Asia.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders August 2014

Power of inspiration

Our special 50th issue features a host of uplifting and thought-provoking stories.
BCCJ Event July 2014

Olympic lessons from the best

London 2012 is an example to Tokyo 2020 of how the Games can inspire change.
Kathryn Wortley
Leaders July 2014

Teach and learn

The development of cross-cultural skills and experience of international exchange is invaluable in Japan today.
Export To Japan July 2014

keeping ahead

Japanese firms find the UK IT and telecom market attractive for potential collaborations and partnerships.
Training July 2014

business plan to enter and expand in japan

A non-profit making training programme supports firms's success in Japan and the development of participants.
BCCJ Event June 2014

The cost of a “free” scotland

Lord Jack McConnell explores the wider implications of the upcoming referendum on the future of the UK.
Survey June 2014

More optimism on economic growth

UK firms are bullish in their approach to doing business in Japan according to a recent survey.