October 2013


The Nine-Step innovation Process

You would be surprised to know that many innovators seem to have the individual R&D components set up, but no overall guiding process.

Leveraging 2020 Olympics opportunities

We believe the underlying economic dynamics in Japan, especially those related to demographics, will support a sustainable boost from hosting the Olympics.

Meet autumn in japan

Autumn is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Tokyo has several prime viewing spots for enjoying the falling leaves.
Arts & Culture October 2013


Arts and culture events related to the UK in Japan
Media October 2013

news in brief

Your monthly digest of UK-Japan news
Media October 2013

Kobe-based Udon Chain Set to Open in London

Toridoll Corp. has announced it will open the first British outlet of the Marugame Seimen udon noodle chain in London next year, The Asahi Shimbun reported on 12 September.
Media October 2013

Rower Reaches Alaska

Sarah Outen has become the first person to complete a solo row from Japan to Alaska, NBC News reported on 25 September.
Media October 2013

Maglev Train Trials Back on Track

Central Japan Railway Co. has resumed trials for the world’s fastest magnetic levitation (maglev) train, while the UK is reconsidering its own high-speed rail projects, media reported on 29 August.
Media October 2013

Ministry Okays Lung Drugs

In a sign the pharmaceuticals market is opening up, Tokyo has approved three new lung drugs from Western firms, two of them British, media reported on 22 September.
Media October 2013

Two Brits Receive Japan Nobel Award

A British sculptor and architect were among the five recipients of Japan’s Praemium Imperiale award, The Independent reported on 18 September.
UKTI October 2013

Eye on Expansion

The BCCJ has been invited to join wave two of the UK government’s new Strengthening Overseas Business Networks programme.
To the Editor October 2013

For the Love of Country (and Fish & Chips)

One approach to improving our national cuisine’s reputation would be to completely change the perception in Japan of our national dish. Fish and chips is an aberration in Tokyo.
Simon Farrell Publisher
October 2013

Memory Lane for BCCJ Members

Not all BCCJ events are about business. Of those I have attended, the UK–Japan Defence Collaboration on 2 October was one of the most intriguing.
Publicity October 2013

The Sky’s the Limit

Halil Gunay, general manager of Turkish Airlines in Tokyo, believes airports in Japan need to consider operating on a 24-hour basis in order for the country to be competitive on a global scale.
October 2013

Opportunity Knocks

The invitation to the BCCJ from UK Trade & Investment to join the government’s Strengthening Overseas Business Networks programme has created a great deal of excitement.
Japanese Media October 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Website Targets South-East Asian Tourists; Business Travellers Rank Favourite Hotels; Trading Raises for Recognition; Omotenashi Push for 2020 Games; McDonald’s Nabs Top Spot in Poll
Cover Story October 2013

Strength to Strength

Sixty-five years of diversity, charity and business make the BCCJ better than ever.
If You Ask Me October 2013

Worth Every Yen

My regular visits to the outpatient department and the substantial amount of medication I must now take are significantly more affordable as a result of national health coverage.
Interview October 2013

Pierre de Villeméjane

The exciting launch of Waterford crystal brings to the Japanese market some of the firm's most iconic crystal stemware, barware and giftware collections.
Drinks October 2013

Spirits of the Season

The key considerations on how best to enjoy top-quality wines have not changed: the what, the how and the where.
Health October 2013

Common Questions, Misconceptions about the Flu

Now that summer is over, the flu season is fast approaching. Here are some common questions regarding the flu shot I encounter in my daily practice.
Sir Tim Hitchens CMG LVO
October 2013

Olympic Bid a Stimulus for Growth

From London’s legacy to Tokyo’s future, the UK joins Japan in looking forward to the benefits of being an Olympic and Paralympic host nation.
Lori Henderson MBE Executive Director
October 2013

Strategic, Emotional Impact of the 2020 Tokyo Games

We were truly delighted to see Tokyo announced as the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city on 8 September.
Embassy October 2013

Batting for Recovery

A team from the British Embassy Tokyo played a match against a team drawn from Tohoku in the town of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on 7 September.
Education October 2013

Fostering Scientists of Tomorrow

Thirty students and teachers from nine high schools in areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have taken part in a science workshop at Cambridge University.
Diversity October 2013

Diversity and Inclusion—Where to Start?

The pay-off of sourcing the best people with different perspectives is increased creativity, innovation and an improved ability to meet the needs of clients.
Food October 2013

Food for Thought

Anyone who has spent time in the UK recently will agree that huge strides have been made across the board in the quality of food being served.
CSR October 2013

Precious Lives

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc has teamed up with non-profit organisation Save the Children to help 1mn of the world’s poorest youngsters survive by improving their access to healthcare and nutrition.
Charity October 2013

Shaken, not Stirred

Inspired by the international man of mystery James Bond, the Shine On! Kids eighth annual extravaganza drew over 250 guests.
Books October 2013

Reminiscing a Nation

Sometimes a particular book speaks to you in a personal way. So it is for me with this, the third volume of historian David Kynaston’s Tales of a New Jerusalem.
British Business Awards October 2013

You Judge the Judges: Part Two

With just days to go before the 2013 British Business Awards (BBA) on 1 November, BCCJ ACUMEN put the six judges on the spot to find out what matters most in nominations.
Anniversary October 2013

pomp, circumstance and the quest for peace

As Japan and the UK celebrate 400 years of ties, a stalwart force in Britain’s musical culture is observing over 200 years of service to the Crown.