The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
End of an era
From Social Club to Business Hub
Strength to strength
Cheers to UK’s first Royal Platinum Jubilee
UK–Japan trade ties
H.E. Julia Longbottom CMG
UK in Japan 2019–20 puts British excellence centre stage
When disaster strikes
What the UK government can—and cannot—do for you in Japan
Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2018
How the UK and Japan can work together to achieve clean growth
Sports economy forum
Transforming stadium and arena into a profitable facility
Gonged for good work
Queen’s honour for long-serving worker at the British Embassy Tokyo
City of London and Tokyo agree to stronger ties in financial services
Will English wines take root in Japan?
Letter from Seoul
Ex-Tokyo trade envoy compares Japan and South Korea
Faster entry to the UK
Government launches new scheme
Stay safe during the holiday period
The consular team gives advice on enjoying parties and making travel plans.
Extra temporary measures are now in place to help British nationals living abroad.
The Royal Harpist
Hannah Stone, the official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, performed a series of recitals for St David's Day.
Risk Communication Three Years after
Science communication has been identified as a key area where Britain can share its expertise with Japan.
New World Order?
The decline of the US is much exaggerated, and China, for all is bombast, faces some serious issues in the immediate future.
Passport Changes for UK Citizens
Applications and renewals should now be submitted online by visiting www.gov.uk/overseas-passports.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing's drivers have dominated the Formula One circuits this year.
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.
People over Profit
Addressing an audience drawn from the spectrum of UK firms in Japan at a British Embassy Tokyo event in April, Inamori stressed the importance of the mentality of a firm’s employees and its corporate culture.
Nuclear: Old and New
Alack of fundamental understanding and the capacity to accurately measure small amounts of radioactive components are at the heart of people’s fears concerning nuclear energy. This was an observation made by Dr Keith Franklin of the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) during a presentation made to BCCJ members at the ambassador’s residence in the British Embassy Tokyo compound on 22 November.
New Way to Apply for UK Passport
The British passport has seen a fair few changes over the years, from that rather large blue book through to the many versions of the current biometric one. Now, the way we apply for passports overseas is also changing.
Watch Out for Mickey Finn
For most people, residents and visitors alike, the image of Tokyo is that of a teeming but safe metropolis. Life here is generally trouble-free, with relatively low levels of common crime such as theft, mugging, burglary and such. It is generally safe to walk about at night and to travel on public transport.
When Things Go Wrong
At the height of concern about the nuclear situation at Fukushima, hits on our Japan travel advice webpage soared. For several weeks, web traffic was more than 100 times higher than usual. The Japan page was recording considerably more hits than the travel advice pages for Libya, Egypt and other Middle East countries facing crises of their own. Interest in our Facebook and Twitter pages also surged.
Why You Should Register
For most British subjects living in, or visiting, Japan contact with the British Embassy Tokyo’s consular team comes in the form of routine notarial or documentary services. Others may have been helped by the team in times of distress—from losing passports and wallets, to hospitalisations, or dealing with bereavement.
The British Embassy Tokyo’s annual Chevening Scholarship programme offers Japan’s future leaders a chance to study in the UK’s world-famous educational institutions and be part of the future of UK-Japan relations.