President

David Bickle President
Leaders March 2015

BCCJ events, elections offer chances to engage

BCCJ events provide members with the chance to hear about the commercial successes and struggles of others.
David Bickle President
Leaders February 2015

Stimulating business relations

Providing members with access to figures in British business is a key aim.
David Bickle President
Leaders January 2015

Doing business with confidence

The BCCJ reaffirms a commitment to supporting the interests of its members.
David Bickle President
Leaders December 2014

Energised by success

Active and enthusiastic member participation fuelled a vibrant 2014 events programme.
David Bickle President
Leaders November 2014

Sparking dialogue

The BCCJ is to receive funding to work on the opportunities available to UK firms in Japan's upcoming sporting events.
David Bickle President
Leaders October 2014

Gaining business insight

Chamber events present opportunities for members to hone their skills.
David Bickle President
Leaders September 2014

Welcoming tourists and new initiatives

The BCCJ explores current fields of growth and topical issues to provide a top quality range of events for members.
David Bickle President
Leaders August 2014

The benefits of collaboration

Developing relationships with organisations that support commerce and the Japan-UK relationship provide enhanced opportunities.
David Bickle President
Leaders July 2014

Seize the day

London 2012's use of talented business people show the opportunities for firms in relation to Tokyo 2020.
David Bickle President
Leaders June 2014

Task forces

The BCCJ will continue to thrive through the active involvement of members.
David Bickle President
Leaders May 2014

Special thanks

The participation in elections reflects the vibrancy that makes the BCCJ such an important and effective organisation.
Leaders April 2014

A privilege and a pleasure

The BCCJ’s success is all down to the companies and individuals involved.
Leaders March 2014

Powerhouse of the UK economy

Official statistics reveal that the UK’s creative industries are now worth £71.4bn per year to the domestic economy.
Leaders February 2014

You Only Vote Twice

Possible changes to the BCCJ constitution will be presented at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 5 March.
Leaders January 2014

Galloping Ahead

I hope everyone is ready for the challenges ahead during the Year of the Horse—which is apparently going to be a powerful yet relaxed year.
Leaders December 2013

Strategic Alliances

The launch of the Export to Japan website is a concrete example of the BCCJ's core mission.
Leaders November 2013

Remember, Remember the Month of November

I would like to say what a privilege and pleasure it is to be president of such a growing, vibrant and successful chamber.
Leaders 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.
Leaders September 2013

Food, Glorious Food

Anyone who has spent any time in the UK over the last 20 years will acknowledge a revolution in British food.
Leaders August 2013

The Sounds of Success

In both Japan and the UK, summer now means music. The UK this year celebrated a magnificent Glastonbury Festival blessed with sunshine (a rarity) and the Rolling Stones’ first performance in the festival’s 43-year history. The festival headline band was, for the first time, English folk rock group Mumford & Sons.
Leaders July 2013

Unleashing Creativity

The UK and Japan share a rich creative heritage that includes architects, musicians, filmmakers, video game developers, fashion designers and technologists across a broad range of industries.
Leaders June 2013

65 Years Young

Thank you to everyone who attended Professor Ian Neary’s fascinating talk on Shinzo Abe’s return, titled “A New Dynamism or a New Dead End”, at the Shangri-La hotel last month.
Leaders May 2013

More of the Same … But Different

Welcome to another BCCJ year and thank you to everyone who has supported my re-election to the Executive Committee.
Leaders December 2012

My Favourite Numbers

The BCCJ 2012 British Business Awards (BBA) were the culmination of months of hard work and careful planning.
Leaders November 2012

The British Chamber of Commerce (in Japan)

“In Japan”. The two words are part of the BCCJ name. However, they are two words that we often do not spend much time considering when we discuss the chamber.
Leaders October 2012

And the Winner is … Great Britain!

What a year 2012 has been for the UK: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the record-breaking and, in my opinion, best ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the event everything has been leading up to ... the British Business Awards (BBA).
Leaders August 2012

Diversity in Our DNA

"Two Wheels + Testosterone”, announced our July cover and, while I thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating article, I would like to point out that our members with oestrogen are equally welcome to enjoy Triumph’s superb motorbikes.
Leaders June 2012

Events and Task Forces Behind BCCJ Strength

The BCCJ looks to another promising year.
Leaders May 2012

New Year, New Face for BCCJ

Welcome to a new BCCJ year—and from a new face on the president’s page. It is both an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve you, the members, as president of the BCCJ for the 2012–13 chamber year.
Leaders April 2012

Spring Is in The Air

The weather is improving, sakura are beginning to blossom and there is, dare I say it, a sense of change in the Japanese economy. The unexpected intervention by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) on St Valentine’s Day surprised the markets, not with a box of chocolates but another slug of quantitative easing that has set the yen on a weakening trend.