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The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Our mission is to strengthen business ties between the UK & Japan, promote and support the business interests of all our members, and actively encourage new British business into the Japanese market as well as Japanese investment into the UK.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

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Our mission is to strengthen business ties between the UK & Japan, promote and support the business interests of all our members, and actively encourage new British business into the Japanese market as well as Japanese investment into the UK.

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Nominations now OPEN for the 2019 British Business Awards!

For twelve years, the BCCJ's British Business Awards (BBA) have been celebrating and rewarding the best of UK-Japan business relationships. Now, in the lead up to the 2019 BBA, to be held on the evening of November 8th at Hotel Gajoen, you have the opportunity to nominate your favourite companies and individuals - and even your own company - to win the most prestigious award for British businesses in Japan.

Nominations now OPEN for the 2019 British Business Awards!

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For twelve years, the BCCJ's British Business Awards (BBA) have been celebrating and rewarding the best of UK-Japan business relationships. Now, in the lead up to the 2019 BBA, to be held on the evening of November 8th at Hotel Gajoen, you have the opportunity to nominate your favourite companies and individuals - and even your own company - to win the most prestigious award for British businesses in Japan.

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BCCJ / TCCI Bilateral Business Session

As part of the BCCJ's continued work to identify and facilitate bilateral business opportunities for our members, we are very pleased to be working alongside the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to host our first ever business matching session, offering potential new avenues for collaboration for members from both organisations.

BCCJ / TCCI Bilateral Business Session

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As part of the BCCJ's continued work to identify and facilitate bilateral business opportunities for our members, we are very pleased to be working alongside the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to host our first ever business matching session, offering potential new avenues for collaboration for members from both organisations.

14 Nov 2019 - 14 Nov 2019 | 12.00 - 14.00
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Pass the Passion (Rugby Alliance Event III)

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, together with our Rugby Alliance partners, invites you to...

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08 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019 | 18.00 - 22.00
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2019 British Business Awards

Annual gala event, celebrating the very best of UK-Japan culture and commerce...

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11 Sep 2019 - 11 Sep 2019 | 15.00 - 16.30
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Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture

This year’s Japan-British Society’s Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture will be given by HE Amba...

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30 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019 | 15.00 - 16.30
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Special Lecture by HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa

Japan-British Society is honoured that Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa has accepted a...

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16 Oct 2019 - 16 Sep 2019 | 19.00 P.M. - 21.00 p.m.
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European Joint Chamber Networking Party

The British Chamber of Commerce is glad to announce the next edition of the European Joint Chamber N...

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BCCJ Membership Benefits

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Thought Leadership

Engage with authority figures, and learn from experienced CEOs and agents of change

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Promotion & Communication

Nine communication channels to utilise, including BCCJ website and newsletter

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Professional Development

40+ events throughout the year welcoming distinguished speakers on the topics that matter

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Networking

Join an organisation with a 71-year history of bringing the right people together

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Community

The BCCJ leads a host of programmes addressing community and societal challenges in Japan

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Access

The BCCJ has strong working relationships with business leaders, officials and diplomats

Nominations now OPEN for the 2019 British Business Awards!

  DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: OCT 18 2019, NOON   feklwhoefh   ...

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Toshiba buys additional stake in U.K. nuclear power unit

Struggling electronics and machinery giant Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired a 40 percent ...

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Chair and Vice Chairs of "30% Club Japan" Appointed

Chair: Masahiko Uotani, President & Group CEO of Shiseido Company, LimitedVice Chair: Yoriko Got ...

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Small is GREAT XV | Law and Disorder with Catherine O’Connell

Tips for entrepreneurs at Small is GREAT XV BCCJ member Catherine O’Connell established her own le ...

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Small is Great

In 2011, the BCCJ launch our “Small is Great”, programme which is designed to create an open platform for entrepreneurs and SMEs to build networks and leverage success stories  in the Japan market....

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Diversity & Inclusion

At the BCCJ, we are committed to advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), and this runs through everything we do. D&I is embedded in our: Governance and operations Recruitment of people Elections for our Executive Committee (Excom) Nominees a...

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Rugby Alliance

The BCCJ is pleased to be a founding member of the Rugby Alliance, a coalition of eight international chambers of commerce in japan. Launched at a special event “Rugby World Cup 2019 – One Year To Go”, September 19 2018 at Happo-en, the mission...

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BCCJ 5.0

BCCJ 5.0 is designed to connect members with a future of innovation and inclusion, while staying true to the BCCJ mission of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan. Over 100 members and guests were reminded by BCCJ President David Bickl...

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British Business Awards

The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Being prepared for Brexit and its impact on business operations is critical for business and trade leaders....

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Brexit

The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Being prepared for Brexit and its impact on business operations is critical for business and trade leaders....

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2017 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year – Aston Martin Lagonda

The past 12 months have been good for Aston Martin Lagonda, with record profits, a lucrative Japan-UK deal and a new Tokyo brand centre, not to mention a British Business Award. The BCCJ member firm picked up the trophy of Company of the Year at the ...

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Tributes to Ian de Stains

Former Executive Director of the BCCJ (1987-2011), Ian de Stains OBE, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, Dec 18, 2017.  At the heart of our community and UK-Japan relations for almost 40 years, Ian touched the lives of many BCCJ membe...

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UK looks to boost Asia trade ties

Brexit offers opportunities for the UK to engage more with the rest of the world, Shamik Dhar of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office told BCCJ members on 28th November. Speaking at the BCCJ event “Asia and the UK: prospects in a post-Brexit era,...

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Governor Koike on Achieving a Sustainable Tokyo

A Tokyo that is safe, diverse and smart is the goal of the city’s metropolitan government according to Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, who addressed members from 15 European chambers of commerce on 22nd November. In a sell-out luncheon attended by ...

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The BCCJ Welcomes MIE PROJECT Co., Ltd.

The BCCJ is Delighted to welcome MIE PROJECT Co., Ltd. as its latest Entrepreneur Member! MIE PROJECT is a leading importer and supplier of delicious, organic, natural, fair trade, and healthy food and drink products to the Japanese market. Esta...

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Japan whisky boom boosts British tipples

A strong Scottish contingent representing some 50 varieties of whisky drove sales and sparked interest at Japan’s 10th Whisky Festival in Tokyo on 26th November, which welcomed almost 5,000 visitors. In addition to whisky fans, the event saw record...

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MoU Signing Between London and Tokyo Aims to Bolster Collaborations

The City of London Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government which will result in closer collaboration between the financial and professional services sectors in both cities. The signing ceremon...

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EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

Building on the political agreement in principle reached during the EU-Japan Summit on 6 July 2017, negotiators from both sides have been tying up the last details in order to finish the legal text. This process is now finalised. The way to todayR...

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2017 BBA Winner Profile: Innovation – SciBite

The “fantastic accolade” of a 2017 British Business Award is proving to be a great boost for SciBite as it grows in the Japanese market, according to Rob Greenwood, SciBite’s CEO. The semantic analytics firm fought off entrants in fields such a...

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BCCJ Online Job Fair, Powered by Career Engine

Looking to recruit bilingual talent in 2018? The CareerEngine Network is proud to announce the BCCJ’s Online Job Fair 2018. The Fair will run from December 1 2017 until January 12 2017, assisting British Companies to address their hiring needs ...

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Law and Rule Changes | Crypto Currency, Tax and Spouse Exemption

CRYPTO CURRENCY ACCOUNTING The ASBJ (Accounting Standards Board of Japan) has been considering the treatment of accounting for cryptocurrencies among the operators and the users of cryptocurrency exchanges. This deliberation has been based on the smo...

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2017 BBA Winner Profile: Community Contribution Award – Unilever

British Business Award winner Unilever Japan K.K has pledged to continue its work to change Japan’s corporate culture after picking up the Community Contribution trophy at the BCCJ’s 2017 headliner event on 2nd November. The firm was recognised f...

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Welcome: Japan House London

The BCCJ is Delighted to extend a warm welcome to Japan House London in becoming an Entrepreneur Member! Japan House London is a new cultural centre opening on Kensington High Street in 2018. Visitors will be able to enjoy an ongoing programme of ...

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Welcome : Cunard Line Japan Office Carnival Japan Inc

The BCCJ is Delighted to welcome Cunard as its latest Corporate Plus Member! Defining true excellence at sea with over 175 years of legendary voyages, Cunard is the operator of luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Eliza...

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FCO Accepting Bids for Cyber Security Toolkit

The British Embassy Tokyo is inviting interested parties to submit bids for producing Japan Cyber Security Market Intelligence toolkit to help the UK cyber security companies to capture business opportunities in the Japanese market. Closing date:...

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Welcome : DAZN Perform Group

**Delighted to welcome DAZN Perform Group as the newest Corporate Plus Member of the BCCJ DAZN is a revolutionary live sports streaming service that allows fans to watch their sport, their way, live or on-demand.  With access to the world’s best s...

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Olympics boost potential for Playable City Tokyo

Bristol-based digital creativity centre, Watershed, is stepping up its work on Playable City Tokyo as more Japanese firms embrace innovative approaches to improve the city ahead of Tokyo 2020.   With Olympic- and Paralympic-related development a...

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Chelsea Foundation Inspires Through Football

Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire young football enthusiasts around the world. They work on a broad range of initiatives helping people from those coming from tough backgrounds, to support...

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BCCJ Member Appointed as ANA Ambassador

We are very pleased to announce that BCCJ member and Walk Japan CEO, Paul Christie, has been appointed by All Nippon Airways as ANA Nihon no Michi Taishi (ANA Ambassador). In this role he will advise ANA on inbound tourism into Japan and the susta...

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Space: the final business frontier? Disrupting the space industry

Governments might have started the space race, but businesses worldwide are now racing to conquer the final frontier. With the global space industry currently worth more than £250 billion, including around £12 billion per year in the UK, the busine...

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