December 2014

Cover Story December 2014

BCCJ 2014 British Business Awards

The 7th annual BBA celebrated the excellence of UK-Japan business relations, broke records and set a number of firsts.
Embassy December 2014

Stay safe during the holiday period

The consular team gives advice on enjoying parties and making travel plans.
Media December 2014

News in brief

Your monthly digest of UK-Japan media reports
Media December 2014

Fish for local palates

Scottish mackerel, specially localised for the market, has been launched in 80 stores of the Aeon supermarket chain.
Media December 2014

London for clubbing, Tokyo for shopping

The capitals of the UK and Japan rank highly in a study of the most fun cities in the world.
Media December 2014

North Wales savours new factory investment

Calbee, Inc. is to set up its first European factory in the Deeside Enterprise Zone of Flintshire.
Media December 2014

Whisky accolade a first for Japan

A single malt from Suntory Holdings Limited has been awarded the title of best whisky in the world.
Arts December 2014


UK arts events in Japan
Books December 2014

A Little Dark British Humour

This book explores the life and thoughts of comedian John Cleese.
Kathryn Wortley
December 2014

Festive spirit

This season is a time to reflect on 2014 and be thankful.
Lori Henderson MBE Executive Director
December 2014

BCCJ people

The commitment and energy of our people have brought about a record-breaking year for the chamber.

Cotton: organic trumps tradition

New studies show using a percentage of organic cotton fibre in each garment or article created reduces total carbon footprint.

How to amplify the quiet ones

Recognising the needs of introverts and extroverts, and providing tailored opportunities are key to eliciting ideas.

Law helps or hinders agency staff?

Proposed changes to the Worker Dispatch Law neglect to address the issues of part-time and fixed-term employment.
Health December 2014

Statins and diabetes

Some answers to common questions about the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs and diabetes.
Help December 2014

Volunteer for change

TELL Lifeline outlines ways that interested parties can help with its causes and those of other NPOs.
If You Ask Me December 2014

The Elusive Third Arrow

While the Abenomics approach to bring economic well-being has had limited success, a snap election may get it back on target.
Japanese Media December 2014

Japan News

Consumer hits for 2014; suburban wives set new trends; container cooperation yields savings
JET December 2014

Where are they now?

JET alumnus shares how the programme has changed his work and life.
Finance December 2014

To Financial Freedom

Setting goals, tracking spending and preparing for emergencies can help alleviate money worries.
Memorial December 2014

Remember World War I

Organisations pay their respects and leave a tribute to a fallen British soldier.
David Bickle OBE President
December 2014

Energised by success

Active and enthusiastic member participation fuelled a vibrant 2014 events programme.
Publicity December 2014

Image Evolution

A refreshed logo and new lounge are among the brand changes by Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.
Publicity December 2014

Demand for Digital Skills

Hays outlines tips on understanding and driving digital strategies.
Publicity December 2014

Growth Seen in Foreign Investment

TMF Group helps businesses enter the local market through outsourcing.
Survey December 2014

Economic hope remains

A survey on business confidence shows firms expect further growth.
Training December 2014

What’s Your Name Again?

Memorising names can be learned and practiced for business success.
British Business Awards December 2014

BBA winners

The successful entrants represent a wide variety of sectors and industries.
Export To Japan December 2014

Expo Shows UK Auto Excellence

British bespoke models and low-carbon schemes prove attractive.
Interview December 2014

Land of opportunity

Unilever's president and chief executive explains why Japan is a sophisticated market with savvy consumers.