December 2013


How to Build Trust, Credibility and Respect

A healthy level of trust comes from making good decisions and exercising good judgment, using a balance of head and heart, facts and instinct.

First MBA Case Competition Held in Tokyo

The first annual Japan MBA Case Competition (JMBACC) took place on 17 November at Aoyama Gakuin University.

Elemental Thinking for the New Year

Make some eco-resolutions by finding alternative ways to reuse, reduce and recycle natural resources.
Media December 2013

news in brief

Your monthly digest of UK-Japan news
Media December 2013

Duo Takes Paralympic Master’s Title

A UK-Japanese women's pair won the International Tennis Federation's Wheelchair Doubles trophy.
Media December 2013

Iconic Designer Returns to Catwalk

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto held his first runway show in London in 42 years.
Media December 2013

Attraction Eyes Foreign Tourists

The World of Beatrix Potter is trying to attract more Japanese visitors.
Media December 2013

Shop to Sell Citrus “Superfood”

Waitrose will start selling yuzu juice as part of its Cooks' Ingredients line.
December 2013

Strategic Alliances

The launch of the Export to Japan website is a concrete example of the BCCJ's core mission.
Cover Story December 2013

defend, detect, destroy

Visits by the Duke of York and Sir John Scarlett of MI6 highlight enhanced UK-Japan cooperation in the defence industry.
Lori Henderson MBE Executive Director
December 2013

Diversity in Action

The BCCJ plays an important role in highlighting the cultural and commercial diversity of the UK.
Defence December 2013

Historic Pacts Cement Collaboration

This year marks the signing of two landmark UK–Japan agreements on defence cooperation and information security.
Japanese Media December 2013

what you missed in the japanese press

New Retail Trend for Low-Cost "Fast Sundries"; Worker Turnover Highest in Hotel, F&B Sectors; Convenience Stores Leading Coffee Market; Return Rate Rising for Mail Order Items
Simon Farrell Publisher
December 2013

First for Firsts

A list, from A-Z, with some of my favourite firsts BCCJ ACUMEN featured in 2013.
Defence December 2013

Made to Serve

The Royal Navy's HMS Daring pulled alongside Tokyo’s Harumi Pier on 30 November for a four-day port call.
Interview December 2013

Andrew Symonds

Symonds is the president of AgustaWestland Japan and the head of North East Asia operations.
Memorial December 2013

New Defence Attaché Starts Tokyo Mission

The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony was attended this year by the Royal Navy's Captain Charles Ashcroft.
Envoy December 2013

Closest of Allies

Ambassador Tim Hitchens emphasised stronger bilateral ties in security, energy and investment in a recent address.
Trade December 2013

UKTI Launches Export Website

A website has been launched to enable more British firms to unlock the Japanese market.
Food December 2013

The Role of Roast in Early Trading

Legend has it that the ruler of Hirado in 1613 immediately took to this traditional English dish.
Wine December 2013

Evolving Palates

Simon Berry, chairman of Berry Bros. & Rudd, discusses changing consumer tastes and the Japanese wine market.
BCCJ Event December 2013

UK: Open for Business

Recent changes to Britain’s corporate taxation rules have been designed to promote the UK as a place to do business, according to the "tax minister".
Industry December 2013

New Rules for Overseas Property

A new reporting system became effective in 2013, with the first reporting deadline 17 March 2014.
Diversity December 2013

The Business Case for D&I

Executives should be able to assess and articulate sound supporting reasons for D&I programmes within an organisation.
Arts December 2013


UK arts events in Japan
Health December 2013

Stand Up for a Healthy Workplace

Studies have shown that many hours spent sitting can lead to premature mortality and contribute to a range of illnesses.
If You Ask Me December 2013

Occasion for Reflection

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, one of the BBC's most successful programmes.
Books December 2013

Book reviews

What's in a Surname? by David McKie; Prince Charles's Strategy for Global Environment by Naotaka Kimizuka (in Japanese)