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Newsletter 21 September

Newsletter 21 September

Happy fall day!

We hope typhoon Nanmadol has not caused you too much hardship.
It was an unfortunate timing with our monthly beer gathering yesterday, but thank you to the members who came out to join us!
Those who couldn’t make it, Belgian Beer Weekend is still happening in Toyosu, until Sunday 25 September.



Webinar on “Sustainable Construction” in the framework of our Asian BeLux network: Friday 30 September, 16:00-17:45 @ Zoom
More details to go out asap.


SCCIJ-BLCCJ Tennis Gathering & BBQ Dinner: Saturday 8 October, 12:00-20:30 @ Showa-no-Mori Tennis Center


European Joint Chamber Cocktail: Tuesday 18 October, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon


October beer gathering: Monday 24 October, from 19:00 @ BBC Antwerp Port


BLCCJ Gala “100”: Friday 11 November, 18:30-23:00 @ Conrad Tokyo

Only a few days left to take advantage of the Early Bird campaign!!!  – a JPY 2,000/person discount only available until 30 September!
Early Bird fee (until 30 September 2022):
Members and Guests: JPY 25,000 / Non-Members: JPY 30,000
From 1 October until 1 November 2022 :
Members and Guests: JPY 27,000 / Non-members: JPY 32,000

We are also welcoming raffle prizes!


-We are currently evaluating the Nippon Export Award applications that we received by the deadline – thank you to all companies that applied, and may the best one win!


-We also continue work on the new website and on our office renovation.

In that regard, if you are in need of desks, filing cabinets or office partitions, please contact our office for more information.



-We are excited to welcome 2 new corporate members to our BLCCJ network!

1) JERA Inc. Co., represented by Ms. Mitsuki Sasaki
JERA is 50-50 joint venture between TEPCO Fuel & Power and Chubu Electric Power (JERA = Japan’s Energy for a new eRA)

2) Port Cities Japan, represented by Mr. Stanislav Belooussov
Port Cities is the Gold Partner of Odoo – a flexible & user friendly ERP system for both SMEs & large enterprises.

We look forward to introducing both companies to you soon!


STEM x Diversity hybrid convention organized by flagship member Solvay and AIST: Wednesday 5 October, 13:30-16:30 @ Belgian Embassy or online – application deadline is tonight


-At the occasion of Belgian King’s Day, the BLCCJ offers its members the opportunity to share an advertisement with other members in The Japan News – application deadline is 17 October



JMEC 29 is now open for applications from prospective project clients and participants


-The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Tokyo is organising a business mission in Vietnam for European green tech companies already active in Japan and looking to expand their business in Vietnam with their Japanese partners.


Finally, here are some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-BOJ likely to keep policy despite weaker yen as peers raise rates (Kyodo News, Sep. 21)


-Japan core consumer prices rise 2.8% to nearly 8-yr high (Kyodo News, Sep. 20)


-Japan’s average residential land price rises for 1st time in 31 years (Kyodo News, Sep. 20)


-Japanese household assets at 2nd-highest $14 tril. as of June (Mainichi Japan, Sep. 20)


-Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism (Kyodo News, Sep. 13)


-Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave (Kyodo News, Sep. 20)


-Moderna in talks with government to build vaccine factory in Japan (The Asahi Shimbun, Sep. 15)


-Rise of remote work pushes 44% of major Japanese firms to rethink employee transfers (Mainichi Japan, Sep. 20)


-Japan saw fewer than 400,000 births in Jan.-June, 1st in 22 yrs given COVID (Kyodo News, Sep. 19)


-Japan over 75s top 15% of population for 1st time (Kyodo News, Sep. 18)


Take good care of yourselves, and we hope to meet soon again!