The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
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.
UK arts events in Japan
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.
Hiking through History
A British humanitarian aid professional has completed a 126km stretch of the Nakasendo Way as part of the official Japan400 celebrations.
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.
A Lifeline for Mental Health
Ian de Stains OBE has been named executive director of TELL, which celebrates 40 years in 2013.
Supporting Reforms in Learning
Discussions were held on improving the education system at a symposium hosted by the British Council Japan.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing's drivers have dominated the Formula One circuits this year.
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.
Tweed, Not Speed
About 150 dapper cyclists filled the streets of the capital on 14 October for the second annual Tweed Run Tokyo.
Twice as Nice
The Hafu Project and its new film aim to redefine notions of the mixed-race experience.
Testosterone— a New Lifestyle Drug?
A growing number of men are visiting doctors' offices to find out if they have "Low T".
Changing Landscape of Supply Chain Recruitment
Efficient and proactive supply chain management is a critical factor in business success.
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.
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
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Your monthly digest of UK-Japan news
2013 Award Winners
A record 62 nominees across six categories were recognised for this year's British Business Awards.
Essex Airport Advises Think-tank
Nomura Research Institute recently visited London’s Southend Airport to learn how private airports are run.
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.
Store Releases New Tartan Product Line
Isetan has renewed its iconic tartan pattern and launched a line of products based on the design.
Devon Man Wins Teachers’ Oscar
An instructor at a Devon college has been named secondary teacher of the year for his inspirational Japanese lessons.
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.
A Consulting Approach to 3PL
OOCL Logistics discusses why its flexibility and highly trained staff are significant drivers of development.
And the Winner Is …
An excerpt from my partner Robert Heldt's acceptance speech for the 2013 Company of the Year award.
Less Confident, But Still Bullish
This results of this year’s autumn Foreign Chambers in Japan Business Confidence Survey
The Music, and Laughter, of the Night
Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera is a humorous take on the classic story.
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.
English Training Agreement Signed
Foreign Secretary William Hague paid an official visit to Japan on 16 October.