The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
A new year
Strong chamber events diary ahead
The 2014-15 chamber year
Reflecting and looking forward
BCCJ events, elections offer chances to engage
BCCJ events provide members with the chance to hear about the commercial successes and struggles of others.
Stimulating business relations
Providing members with access to figures in British business is a key aim.
Doing business with confidence
The BCCJ reaffirms a commitment to supporting the interests of its members.
Energised by success
Active and enthusiastic member participation fuelled a vibrant 2014 events programme.
The BCCJ is to receive funding to work on the opportunities available to UK firms in Japan's upcoming sporting events.
Gaining business insight
Chamber events present opportunities for members to hone their skills.
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.
The benefits of collaboration
Developing relationships with organisations that support commerce and the Japan-UK relationship provide enhanced opportunities.
Seize the day
London 2012's use of talented business people show the opportunities for firms in relation to Tokyo 2020.
The BCCJ will continue to thrive through the active involvement of members.
The participation in elections reflects the vibrancy that makes the BCCJ such an important and effective organisation.
A privilege and a pleasure
The BCCJ’s success is all down to the companies and individuals involved.
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.
You Only Vote Twice
Possible changes to the BCCJ constitution will be presented at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 5 March.
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.
The launch of the Export to Japan website is a concrete example of the BCCJ's core mission.
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.
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.
Food, Glorious Food
Anyone who has spent any time in the UK over the last 20 years will acknowledge a revolution in British food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Favourite Numbers
The BCCJ 2012 British Business Awards (BBA) were the culmination of months of hard work and careful planning.
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.
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).
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.
Events and Task Forces Behind BCCJ Strength
The BCCJ looks to another promising year.