The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Happy New Year!
Message to the UK community in Japan from British Ambassador Paul Madden CMG
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
We are now in the final stages of preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is a very proud moment for Britain. We will be staging what we’re determined will be the best Games ever.
The Diamond Jubilee
Her Majesty came to the throne on 6 February 1952, and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. Hers is the second-longest reign in British history, after that of Queen Victoria, from 1837 until 1901. There will be an extended bank holiday weekend of celebrations from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June, with activities throughout the UK, across the Commonwealth and beyond.
Requiem for the Euro?
“The report of the euro’s death was an exaggeration”, Mark Twain might have said. But the famous author, known for his acerbic views on politicians, would also have noted that the current debacle in the eurozone was predictable and the severe problems we—including the major European economies outside the eurozone, such as Britain and Switzerland—face must be laid at the feet of policymakers who have consistently put political fantasies ahead of economic realities.
The Royal Wedding
I am delighted to send this message to the readers of BCCJ ACUMEN on the occasion of the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The day of the wedding was a national holiday and a day of celebration across Britain. In all parts of the United Kingdom, families, friends and neighbours celebrated the wedding at home as well as in many colourful street parties.
Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday
On the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday, it is a great pleasure to be invited to write a message to the readers of BCCJ ACUMEN magazine...
Promoting UK Interests — in business and across the board
It's a great pleasure to be asked to write a foreword [...]