The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Do You Have A Sales Philosophy?
Searching your heart for your true intentions could be the way to find success in sales.
Racist in the West, Cool in Japan
Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" music video, set in Tokyo, sparks online debate.
Sharing financials with your team, as well as disclosing current, relevant information can motivate staff and empower companies to be accountable.
Financial Services hiring going strong
Robert Walters' John McCrohon: The market in Japan is very much candidate-driven, rather than client-focused.
Experts highlight the importance of LinkedIn as a professional tool to represent your business and personal brand.
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.
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.
BCCJ rolls out its most competitive election in its 65-year history at its best ever attended annual meeting.
A necessary vaccine?
Doctor Tom Lomax advises on who needs to be immunised against Japanese encephalitis.
Death penalty: for and against
The release of a death row inmate following new DNA evidence shows the need for a review of executions.
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.
The rich heritage, branding and styling of British motorcycles are a strong selling point among Japanese consumers.
Anti-bribery and corruption considerations in M&A
Companies considering deals usually perform due diligence on operational, financial, tax and legal aspects.
Abenomics has created new opportunities for premium British cars but barriers to sales still remain.
Bridge to 2020
Residents and businesspeople of Nihombashi want to put their district back in the spotlight.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Your monthly digest of UK-Japan media reports.
UK arts events in Japan.
A look at elite restaurants
A recent survey shows London and Tokyo rank highly for dining venues.
English town in Kyushu
A hamlet on Japan’s third-largest island has been modelled in the image of the Cotswolds, England.
High-tech taps enter market
Dyson Ltd. is banking on success for its Airblade range of sink fixtures in the Japanese market.
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.
Mackintosh shops expand product lines; Retail deals counter tax hike; Growth seen in food delivery; More people enjoy drinking wine at home
Respect and fear not
IGS's James Perachio: In any merger or acquisition, there will inevitably be some hardship, but also endless possibilities.
Beware of corporate laws; Get wise to global jinzai
Compliance-related risks in M&A deals
Conducting a review of a target’s business at the due diligence stage is crucial.
Government-business relations should be an essential element of any business strategy in Japan.
Motocross, or off-road competitive rider Luke Hall: It is a physically demanding sport.
TASTE FOR QUALITY
British exhibitors at Foodex Japan see the enthusiasm for a taste of the UK.
Memory lane for motors
Preserved or renovated British car classics gathered for the inaugural Great British Rally in Tokyo.
The participation in elections reflects the vibrancy that makes the BCCJ such an important and effective organisation.