Skip to content

Newsletter April 26

Newsletter April 26

We are very happy to announce that we are relaunching our “Delighting Customers in Japan” business seminar!
For the 19th edition of this BLCCJ flagship seminar we have invited 3 high-level speakers from AB InBev, LVMH and Triumph. Don’t miss their inspirational talks!
Monday 5 June, 18:30-21:00 @ L’espace CCIFJ


Other BLCCJ EVENTS coming up:

Asian BeLux Chambers webinar on the Belgian Overseas Social Security (led by the Vietnam Chamber): Tuesday 16 May, 16:00-17:00 @ Zoom

Belgian shop @ Belgian Beer Weekend Yokohama: Thursday 18 till Sunday 21 May @ Yamashita park (see further)

Joint golf tournament with the French and Swiss Chambers: Tuesday 23 May @ Taco CC

Fully booked (84 people) but we are still welcoming gift sponsors

Thank you member companies Godiva JapanKonishi Brewing and Shonan Trading for already having confirmed sponsorship.

Asian BeLux Chambers online networking event: Wednesday 14 June, 18:00-19:30 @ Zoom (with breakout rooms)

More information will go out soon




Belgian Beer Weekend (BBW) 2023 took a start in Toyosu, and will next go to Nagoya during Golden Week (April 27-May 7). Afterwards the beer festival will make stops in Yokohama (May 18-21), Osaka (May 24-28), Roppongi (September 14-18) and Shinjuku (Dec. 6-10).


BLCCJ will again be part of BBW Yokohama (May 18-21) with a Belgian shop.
Office staff Sophie and Akiko will be there selling products of the following (member) companies:
-Americo (Jules Destrooper cookies)
Forma International (gobelin goods)
Godiva Japan (chocolate cookies)
Grand Place Corporation (nuts mix)
Konishi Brewing (beer-related goods)
L&S Corporation (Kipling goods)
Moulinsart Japan (Tintin goods)
Nakato (Meurens sirop de Liege)
Nichifutsu Boeki (Materne compotes)
Rosen (Manneken waffles)
Shonan Trading (Belgian non-alcohol wine)
Tomoe (Trefin candy)




BelExpo has prepared a sponsor brochure for the Belgian Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka.

MIPRO Startup Seminar “Resident Statuses for Business Operations in Japan”: May 30, 14:00-15:30 @ Zoom

The Embassy of Belgium will organize a hybrid seminar on digital technology in collaboration with AWEX, FIT, and HUB Brussels, and with the support of JETRO: Thursday 8 June, at the Embassy or via Zoom
More details will be shared after Golden Week.



Some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Japan maintains economic assessment of picking up in April (Kyodo News, April 25)

-Japan core consumer inflation hits 41-year high of 3% in FY 2022 (Kyodo News, April 21)

-Japan posts record 21.73 tril. yen trade deficit for FY 2022 (Kyodo News, April 20)

-Hotel prices in Japan rise 15 percent from pre-COVID levels in 2019 (NHK World – Japan, April 23)

-Domestic airline bookings soar to pre-COVID level for Golden Week (The Asahi Shimbun, April 22)

-March foreign entries to Japan at 1.8 mil., 65% of pre-pandemic level (Kyodo News, April 19)



To end this month’s newsletter, some OFFICE NEWS:

-We will remain open on 1 and 2 May, but we will be closed from 3 to 5 May due to the Japanese Golden Week holiday.

-Due to heavy construction in front of our office building, anyone visiting us in the month of May is asked to use the temporary side entrance (B1F).



Enjoy the Golden Week, and see you again in May!