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Newsletter 26 March 2024

Newsletter 26 March 2024

Only a few days away from the beautiful sakura blooms all over Japan!
While looking forward to that, we also present you with a long list of exciting events to look forward to.


-In April we will launch the Nippon Export Award 2024-2025!
Try your chance and apply before 30 August 2024.
Details will be sent out soon.

BeLux Business Talk “How can the EBC help BeLux companies expand in Japan”: Wednesday 10 April, 12:00-14:00 @ Le Rire

April beer gathering: Friday 12 April, from 19:00 @ BBW Toyosu

Japanese webinar on the BeLux pavilions at Expo 2025 Osaka: Tuesday 16 April, 17:00-18:00 @ Zoom

Webinar “ChatGPT for enterprises: How should companies best leverage this powerful tool”: Wednesday 17 April, 17:00-18:00 @ Zoom

“CLIC” networking event with a presentation by the CEO of Tetrapak Japan: Wednesday 24 April, 19:00-21:00 @ Steelcase, Hiro-o
Details will go out soon

Belgian shop @ Belgian Beer Weekend Yokohama: 16-19 May @ Yamashita Park
We are currently looking for products to sell in our shop.

BLCCJ-CCIFJ-SCCIJ Golf Tournament 2024: Tuesday 28 May @ Taco CC
The 20 BLCCJ slots have been filled, but we can put you on the waiting list.
We are currently looking for golf prizes.

Delighting Customers in Japan XX: 3 or 4 June – TBC very soon
We will have BLCCJ member Nathalie Oosterlinck, JERA, and Martin Steenks, CEO of Domino’s Pizza Japan, as speakers.

Belgian Beer and Food Academy in Osaka VII: Thursday 27 June, from 18:30 @ Hilton Osaka, Windows 35F

-Furthermore we look forward to welcoming a trade mission from Luxembourg to Japan in June.


OTHER EVENTS open to BLCCJ members:

Belgian Beer Weekend 2024 will soon kick off in Toyosu, with stops afterwards in Fukuoka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Roppongi and Shinjuku

-BLCCJ member Port Cities Japan and Odoo will co-host a Digital Transformation Seminar on 18 April, 13:30-17:00 @ Akasaka Intercity Conference Center – please register here
They will show the newest features and present customer stories on how Odoo can help with POS, accounting, e-commerce, manufacturing and more.
The event will be mainly in Japanese.

SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 – Global Startup Program, hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government: 15-16 May @ Tokyo Big Sight



-We are happy to welcome 2 new members to the BLCCJ community!

  1. Individual member Kazuki (Kaz) Fujisawa, Leader: E-Commerce Operations @ Steelcase
  2. Starter member Guillaume Nicolas, Research & Student @ Kyoto University

BBC Barrel in Osaka has reopened its doors.
To celebrate this, BLCCJ members and friends can enjoy 1 draft beer free-of-charge (limited to max. 8 persons per table, offer valid till end of May 2024)

-Also this year Champ de Soleil is holding its annual white asparagus fair.
Until 29 June you can enjoy a special white asparagus plan or full course.


NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Record 3.4 million foreign residents in Japan as work visas rise (Kyodo News, 22 March)

-Japan braces for life with interest rates after historic change (Asahi Shimbun, 22 March)

-Japan’s core inflation accelerates again to 2.8% in Feb. (Kyodo News, 22 March)

-After 9 yrs, Yokohama comes back as No. 1 cruise ship port in Japan (Mainichi Japan, 26 March)

-Japan’s big airlines shifting int’l flights from Narita to Haneda Airport post-pandemic (Mainichi Japan, 25 March)

-Japan saw record number of visitors in February (NHK World – Japan, 22 March)


We hope to see you soon at our events!