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Newsletter 3 July

Newsletter 3 July
Summer menu Armani ristorante

The BLCCJ has had a hectic few weeks!
Not only did we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Delighting Customers in Japan seminar and the 10th anniversary of our Belgian Beer and Food Academy (in Osaka), we also welcomed a Luxembourg delegation in Japan, and organized a briefing session with the Belgian Embassy for potential members.


In the summer months we will slow down a little on the events.
However, we are expecting staff changes at the BLCCJ office.
Since assistant Madoka Shishido has extended her childcare leave till January 2025, and assistant Akiko Itoh’s current contract is coming to an end on 31 July, we plan on welcoming a new colleague in July.
So stay tuned!



Nippon Export Award 2024-2025: try your chance and apply before 30 August 2024!

Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail 2024: Thursday 11 July, 19:00-21:00 @ Hilton Tokyo – this event is sold out

July beer gathering: TUESDAY 16 July, from 19:00 @ BBC Antwerp Port

Furthermore we are working on a next “Meet the BLCCJ Members” online event and a webinar on “A.I. in marketing” in the summer – more information to go out soon!

-Save-the-date! Gala 2024 “Belgium and Luxembourg at the World Expo”: Friday 22 November, 18:30-23:00 @ Conrad



Nikkei and IJCC Briefing & Networking: Tuesday 9 July @ Nikkei HQ

20th North America – Europe Golf Challenge in Japan 2024: Friday 4 October @ Atsugi Kokusai Country Club
For more information, please contact EBC, ACCJ or CCCJ



During the summer 2 Special Course menus are available at the Armani ristorante Bar Lounge on 11F.
You can find all details in the attachment.
BLCCJ members will be offered a welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
Reservations should be made though our office (



The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office (LTIO) Tokyo is looking for a bilingual temporary staff (Oct 2024 – end 2025) to assist with Expo 2025 Osaka-related activities.
If interested, please send your motivation letter and CV in both Japanese and in English to by 12 July 2024.

-LTIO Tokyo’s June “Crossroads” newsletter can be found here.

-The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has shared the following information:


Some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Bank of Japan starts issuing new banknotes, expected to be available to public from noon (Mainichi Japan, 3 July)

-Nikkei ends above 40,000 as yen falls to new 37-yr low vs. dollar (Kyodo News, 2 July)

-BOJ: Business confidence drops in retail, service industries (The Asahi Shimbun, 2 July)

-Japan land price rises over 2% for 1st time amid post-COVID recovery (Kyodo News, 1 July)

-Japan business mood improves as auto woes ease but inflation weighs (Kyodo News, 1 July)


Finally, don’t forget to update your profile in the BLCCJ online directory!


Have a great summer, stay hydrated!