May 2014

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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE May 2014

Do You Have A Sales Philosophy?

Searching your heart for your true intentions could be the way to find success in sales.
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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE May 2014

Racist in the West, Cool in Japan

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" music video, set in Tokyo, sparks online debate.
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E-BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE May 2014

Open-book Management

Sharing financials with your team, as well as disclosing current, relevant information can motivate staff and empower companies to be accountable.
Publicity May 2014

Financial Services hiring going strong

Robert Walters' John McCrohon: The market in Japan is very much candidate-driven, rather than client-focused.
BCCJ Event May 2014

ONLINE PRESENCE

Experts highlight the importance of LinkedIn as a professional tool to represent your business and personal brand.
Books May 2014

NOTHING SHORT OF GENIUS

Good short fiction has all the components of a fine novel: The shorter the story, the more skilful the writer needs to be.
Economy May 2014

WAVE OF OPTIMISM

New measures to kick life into the economy and promote "Cool Japan" are set to stimulate positivity and the country's wider appeal.
Lori Henderson MBE Executive Director
Leaders May 2014

RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

BCCJ rolls out its most competitive election in its 65-year history at its best ever attended annual meeting.
Health May 2014

A necessary vaccine?

Doctor Tom Lomax advises on who needs to be immunised against Japanese encephalitis.
If You Ask Me May 2014

Death penalty: for and against

The release of a death row inmate following new DNA evidence shows the need for a review of executions.
Simon Farrell Publisher
Publisher May 2014

Winds of change

Truly a readers’ magazine, BCCJ ACUMEN aggregates news, industry insights and cultural reports to both inform and entertain a broad audience of leaders and professionals.
Top story May 2014

Heavy metal

The rich heritage, branding and styling of British motorcycles are a strong selling point among Japanese consumers.
Industry May 2014

Anti-bribery and corruption considerations in M&A

Companies considering deals usually perform due diligence on operational, financial, tax and legal aspects.
Industry May 2014

Mixed progress

Abenomics has created new opportunities for premium British cars but barriers to sales still remain.
Real Estate May 2014

Bridge to 2020

Residents and businesspeople of Nihombashi want to put their district back in the spotlight.
Media May 2014

NEWS IN BRIEF

Your monthly digest of UK-Japan media reports.
Arts May 2014

Arts

UK arts events in Japan.
Media May 2014

A look at elite restaurants

A recent survey shows London and Tokyo rank highly for dining venues.
Media May 2014

English town in Kyushu

A hamlet on Japan’s third-largest island has been modelled in the image of the Cotswolds, England.
Media May 2014

High-tech taps enter market

Dyson Ltd. is banking on success for its Airblade range of sink fixtures in the Japanese market.
Media May 2014

Plant drives man to murder spouse

A man living in the West Midlands murdered his wife and blamed Japanese knotweed for his and her deaths.
Japanese Media May 2014

JAPAN NEWS

Mackintosh shops expand product lines; Retail deals counter tax hike; Growth seen in food delivery; More people enjoy drinking wine at home
Publicity May 2014

Respect and fear not

IGS's James Perachio: In any merger or acquisition, there will inevitably be some hardship, but also endless possibilities.
Export To Japan May 2014

market insight

Beware of corporate laws; Get wise to global jinzai
Industry May 2014

Compliance-related risks in M&A deals

Conducting a review of a target’s business at the due diligence stage is crucial.
Industry May 2014

Fertile field

Government-business relations should be an essential element of any business strategy in Japan.
Bikes May 2014

Exhausting resources

Motocross, or off-road competitive rider Luke Hall: It is a physically demanding sport.
Food May 2014

TASTE FOR QUALITY

British exhibitors at Foodex Japan see the enthusiasm for a taste of the UK.
Motors May 2014

Memory lane for motors

Preserved or renovated British car classics gathered for the inaugural Great British Rally in Tokyo.
David Bickle President
Leaders May 2014

Special thanks

The participation in elections reflects the vibrancy that makes the BCCJ such an important and effective organisation.