November 2013


No slowing of hiring activity in 2014

Overall, Japan’s employment market continues to be one in which demand outstrips supply, and recruiting is expected to pick up in 2014.

The Rise of Crisis Simulations in the Workplace

The ability to communicate information, ideas and positions clearly and concisely is a core skill needed by everyone.

Special Zone for Asian Headquarters

Tokyo needs to invest in infrastructure and other means to lure more international firms, to better compete with Asian rival cities.
Arts & Culture November 2013


UK arts events in Japan
Cover Story November 2013

BCCJ 2013 British Business Awards

The record 62 nominees for this year's awards is a testament to the strength of British businesses in Japan.
Anniversary November 2013

Hiking through History

A British humanitarian aid professional has completed a 126km stretch of the Nakasendo Way as part of the official Japan400 celebrations.
Books November 2013

Life on the Spectrum

Naoki Higashida’s moving and inspiring book about his own experience with autism, written when he was just 13 years old.
Charity November 2013

A Lifeline for Mental Health

Ian de Stains OBE has been named executive director of TELL, which celebrates 40 years in 2013.
Education November 2013

Supporting Reforms in Learning

Discussions were held on improving the education system at a symposium hosted by the British Council Japan.
Embassy November 2013

Pole Position

Infiniti Red Bull Racing's drivers have dominated the Formula One circuits this year.
Lori Henderson MBE Executive Director
November 2013

Back to Business for Tohoku

Immediately following the emergency relief phase of the 11 March 2011 disasters, the BCCJ established the Back to Business (B2B) Initiative for Tohoku.
Fashion November 2013

Tweed, Not Speed

About 150 dapper cyclists filled the streets of the capital on 14 October for the second annual Tweed Run Tokyo.
Film November 2013

Twice as Nice

The Hafu Project and its new film aim to redefine notions of the mixed-race experience.
Health November 2013

Testosterone— a New Lifestyle Drug?

A growing number of men are visiting doctors' offices to find out if they have "Low T".
Industry November 2013

Changing Landscape of Supply Chain Recruitment

Efficient and proactive supply chain management is a critical factor in business success.
If You Ask Me November 2013

Death and Taxes

All eyes are on the reaction to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to increase the already unpopular consumption tax next April.
Japanese Media November 2013

what you missed in the japanese press

Historic Market's Tenants, Visitors Going Global; Overseas Tourists to Receive More Tax Breaks; Korean Influence Seen Rising on Home-cooked Meals; Debate Rages over Price Display Methods
Media November 2013

news in brief

Your monthly digest of UK-Japan news
Awards November 2013

2013 Award Winners

A record 62 nominees across six categories were recognised for this year's British Business Awards.
Media November 2013

Essex Airport Advises Think-tank

Nomura Research Institute recently visited London’s Southend Airport to learn how private airports are run.
Media November 2013

Yorkshire, Akita Beers Voted World’s Best

Great Newsome Brewery’s Frothingham Best took the top spot in the under 5% category at the World Beer Awards.
Media November 2013

Store Releases New Tartan Product Line

Isetan has renewed its iconic tartan pattern and launched a line of products based on the design.
Media November 2013

Devon Man Wins Teachers’ Oscar

An instructor at a Devon college has been named secondary teacher of the year for his inspirational Japanese lessons.
November 2013

Remember, Remember the Month of November

I would like to say what a privilege and pleasure it is to be president of such a growing, vibrant and successful chamber.
Publicity November 2013

A Consulting Approach to 3PL

OOCL Logistics discusses why its flexibility and highly trained staff are significant drivers of development.
Simon Farrell Publisher
November 2013

And the Winner Is …

An excerpt from my partner Robert Heldt's acceptance speech for the 2013 Company of the Year award.
Survey November 2013

Less Confident, But Still Bullish

This results of this year’s autumn Foreign Chambers in Japan Business Confidence Survey
Theatre November 2013

The Music, and Laughter, of the Night

Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera is a humorous take on the classic story.
Tourism November 2013

Walk on the Wild Side

A rising number of visitors to Japan want to take the road less travelled, opting for outdoor tours over sightseeing buses.
Visit November 2013

English Training Agreement Signed

Foreign Secretary William Hague paid an official visit to Japan on 16 October.