The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Employer Branding Key to Success
How do you attract these qualified individuals? This is exactly where employer branding comes in.
Charity, Food and Fun
In addition to entertainment and cuisine, the ISSH Family Festival provides a chance for students to promote charity organisations.
How To Motivate Your Team
People judge firms based on their employees. Uninterested, demotivated, disengaged staff are brand assassins.
True to Form
David Peace's recent book, Red or Dead, is about Bill Shankly, the late manager of Liverpool Football Club.
UK arts events in Japan
Outlook Good for Hiring
Things are looking up in Japan, as this year’s salary surveys suggest rising confidence among businesses in all sectors.
Room for a View
Our newest columnist is an eloquent and informed female Japanese resident of London, Ginko Kobayashi.
You Only Vote Twice
Possible changes to the BCCJ constitution will be presented at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 5 March.
New, Cleaner London Cabs
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled a new cab design for London.
Space Tours on Offer
A Tokyo-based travel agency has been set up to handle space tours for Virgin Galactic.
Intrepid Scouts to Travel Overseas
Two high school students are planning a 10-day, 160km hike through rural Japan in August.
Sky Tree Photo Wins First Prize
A wedding photographer from the Cotswolds has been named Landscape Photographer of the Year, for his picture taken from Tokyo Sky Tree.
news in brief
Your monthly digest of UK-Japan news
What the UK Media Taught Me About the Truth
“It is up to you to decide what’s what” and “telling the truth, however painful, comes first as a journalist” are important lessons I've learned.
what you missed in the japanese press
Forecasts for 2014; Tax Rise Prompts Shopping Rush; Jobs Shortage Seen; Late-night Bus Service Launched
From the Horse’s Mouth
In this Year of the Horse, the Tokyo governor’s race and the Sochi Winter Olympics are events to watch.
Great Legacy of “Japan’s Keynes”
On a very cold snowy morning, about 100 armed soldiers barged into my great-grandfather’s residence in Akasaka and ruthlessly murdered him.
“Psychobiotics”: the Gut–Brain Link
Some probiotics are capable of producing and delivering neuroactive substances that may impact mental health.
A Global Education at the BCCJ
With global jinzai such a hot topic on the road to 2020, education and innovation are never far from our minds at the BCCJ.
New World Order?
The decline of the US is much exaggerated, and China, for all is bombast, faces some serious issues in the immediate future.
Art of the Potter
Mingei is a true East-meets-West movement, as the aesthetic values of the Japanese style merged with modern Western techniques.
Kansai’s British boffins
Britain’s long tradition of scientific pioneering is as strong as ever—and is making its presence felt in the Kansai region.
The Man Behind the Curtain
This biography of Laurence Olivier looks closely at the star's personal life and the demons that drove him.
The Devil’s in the Detail
A football behemoth for the best part of the past 20 years, Manchester United is just as much a colossus of the global business world.