The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Give a dog a home
ARK opens stunning new Kansai kennel with UK support
World Suicide Prevention Day 2017
Take a minute to change a life
Taking it up a gear
How the Knights in White Lycra climb to ever-greater heights
Brits on bikes
Sponsors help charity cycle team achieve community goals
The Palace Ride
CSR—an important part of life for Tokyo’s foreign community
Beyond the bottom line
In healthcare, prioritising patient welfare yields benefits for all concerned
A ride for good
A 500km charity cycle by 20 riders raises money for Tohoku vegetable factory.
Ladies who punch
Brit and mother of three, Elizabeth "Hot Hands" Taylor, was named fighter of the night.
Fur Pets’ Sake
Animals being left without food or water represent a man-made catastrophe.
A Lifeline for Mental Health
Ian de Stains OBE has been named executive director of TELL, which celebrates 40 years in 2013.
Shaken, not Stirred
Inspired by the international man of mystery James Bond, the Shine On! Kids eighth annual extravaganza drew over 250 guests.
Turning On the Tap
In October 1887, British engineer Henry Spencer Palmer completed work on the first modern waterworks system in Japan. It brought clean drinking water to the 87 households that made up Yokohama. In addition, it laid the groundwork for the coastal village to grow into the thriving modern city that it is today.
Living in Limbo
World Refugee Day is held on 20 June, but for millions around the world, it is every day. Refugees live a life torn apart, and are living in limbo with little hope for the future.
TELL: “Forty for the Future”
Forty years ago, a lone volunteer in a small room somewhere in Tokyo picked up a phone and said: “Tokyo English Life Line. Can I help you?”
Tools and Skills
Two years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the towns and villages laid waste by the triple disaster have been helped to their knees; now it is time for a final push that will get them back on their feet.
Middle-aged Men in Lycra
Ten British cyclists—who happily describe themselves as keen amateurs—are to cycle 320km from Tokyo to Fukushima Prefecture to raise funds for the disaster-hit residents of Minamisoma.
Shoulder to Shoulder …
Whether it is heard at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Belgium or at any of the dozens of war cemeteries from Normandy to Singapore and beyond, the Last Post bugle call being played on 11 November never fails to move those who hear it.
Tree of Hope
Refugees International Japan (RIJ) held the opening ceremony of its 23rd Tree of Hope campaign in Akasaka’s Karajan Plaza, Ark Hills on 27 November.
UK Stars Support Tokyo Charity
One of Japan’s leading cancer charities has launched a fundraising album featuring British artists Sir Tim Rice, Maxi Priest and Julian Lennon, together with other global stars. The brainchild of Tyler Foundation for Childhood Cancer founders Mark Ferris and Kim Forsythe, “Shine On! Songs Volume One” also stars Alan Menken, Amber Lily, Monday Michiru, Tin Cup Gypsy and Wendy Parr, among others.
Oxfam Opens in Japan
Astaple of high streets the length and breadth of Britain, charity shops are conspicuous by their absence in Japan. But nearly 70 years after the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was set up, Oxfam Japan has opened its first two shops in Tokyo.