The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Survival—not Silence—for the Sinfonia, Olympics … and Thomas the Tank Engine
Tears, fears and cheers
Land of legends
When nature hurts, humans are inspired to help
Rugby fans take slow road to Tokyo
Capital battle: work–life balance
Plus our magnificent machines, magazines, musicians and Ms Matsushita
Glass ceiling smasher
Many firsts for female role model Haruno Yoshida
Diversity in action and acronyms
LGBT and KIWL annual events raise profile and funds
It’s in our DNA
Making, knowing, retaining history
Reasons to be cheerful
Behind the scenes
Week is long time in politics and publishing
The End of History
Name for niche, quality, tradition helps UK goods in Japan
People and places
Make history, music … and scandals
2p, or not 2p
The sun rises and falls
Sayonara, Doreen, and congrats to six Brits
Inside 1 Ichiban-cho
It’s people who make places
Strong and long
More busy times for bilateral ties
More than a mission
Happy Official Birthday!
To Queen Elizabeth II
BCCJ ACUMEN Survey Results
It’s either bravery or folly to survey your flagship product and publish the results. But here goes.
Blowing Our Own Trumpet
I am occasionally asked what makes BCCJ ACUMEN special.
Well, apart from being the sole magazine delivered to all members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, BCCJ ACUMEN features only exclusive text: you won’t read our content elsewhere — unlike articles in certain competing publications.
Best of British — business, lifestyle, community
I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the first issue of BCCJ ACUMEN. It took us two solid months of hard work to put it together, and many weeks of planning before that. What surprised me most in this process was discovering the large number of successful British firms and individuals operating in Japan.