The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Lady Barbara Judge CBE on nuclear technology, corporate governance and women
Navy liaison post restored after 92 years
Officer reflects on importance of role
The work of a skilled chameleon
More services, partners and businesses
British Council’s new Japan director aims to expand its profile
More than money
New recruits want CSR, diversity and mobility
Support lacking for death penalty
London-educated academic explodes myth of public opinion
Learning from the changing face of London
Tokyo to welcome UK city planning expert
The former England captain has an important role in preparing Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
The new EU envoy to Japan shares his thoughts on bilateral trade relations.
Land of opportunity
Unilever's president and chief executive explains why Japan is a sophisticated market with savvy consumers.
Recruitment Industry still on Solid Ground
Economic confidence has resulted in an increasing number of European firms entering the Japan market.
Branding with the human touch
How one UK firm is tapping into Britishness to compete with the domestic auto industry.
old and new
Tomomi Araki, a registered architect in the UK and Japan, has a distinct view on the evolution of cities and buildings.
Symonds is the president of AgustaWestland Japan and the head of North East Asia operations.
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.
Basil le roux
We have to learn about the local culture, as well as challenge the status quo where appropriate. We are an international business with offices in 34 countries. Localising what we do while maintaining our values and culture is particularly important.
Throughout our long history, GlaxoSmithKline K.K. (GSK Japan) has contributed to the health and quality of life of the Japanese people with an extensive list of products and services.
British Airways [BA] has a long-standing history in Japan; in fact, 2013 marks our 65th anniversary of flights to Tokyo.
Hays Japan provides recruitment-related services covering permanent placement, temporary staffing, IT consulting and recruitment process outsourcing.
Getting the Word Out:
Some of the biggest names in Japan’s corporate world—from Sony Corporation, Fujitsu and Olympus Corporation, to Panasonic Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Hoya Corporation—already have a firm foothold in Wales. But Edwina Hart says there is plenty of room for more.
EU–Japan FTA: Update
A 30-strong delegation from the European Commission held a second round of discussions on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan over 10 days in Tokyo in late May and early June.
I am from Devon in the UK, and grew up on a farm. I studied English Language and Literature at university and have worked for the British Council—mostly outside the UK—for many years. I really enjoy living in Tokyo.
In 2000, we expanded our specialist recruitment business to Tokyo. At that time, not many foreign recruitment firms were operating in Japan.
President, chairman and CEO of Yagi Tsusho Limited
Corporate Governance: The Western Way
Simon Chelton is co-founder of Engress Intercultural Senior Leadership (ISL), a UK-based consultancy that provides offsite workshops for Japanese business leaders to enable them to develop Western approaches to working with customers, clients, partners, employees, shareholders and regulators.
Founded in Edinburgh in 1727, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has over 140,000 employees and serves about 30mn customers in 38 countries. In the third quarter of 2012, RBS reported a core operating profit of £1.633bn, up from £980mn the previous year.
Access to Success
The ninth annual Access to Success—Doing Business in Kobe promotional seminar introduced the superior working and living environment of the Hyogo-Kobe area.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), OOCL Logistics Limited is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transport, logistics and terminal firms.
Hire, Train, Retain
Richard King is very aware of the wisdom of the old adage concerning eggs and baskets. In 2001, when specialist recruitment firm Michael Page International began its Japan operations, the initial rapid growth reflected the expanding banking and accounting sectors.
The specialist recruitment firm that Robert Walters set up in 1985 today has 48 offices in 23 countries and plans to start operations in Munich and Rio de Janeiro in the near future.