It is the time of whirlwinds of sakura petals and the start of a new Japanese fiscal year – time to get ready for a busy event season!
UPCOMING BLCCJ EVENTS:
–“It’s a new world”, talk with BNP Paribas Fortis Chief Economist Koen De Leus: Tuesday 12 April, 16:00-17:00 JST @ Zoom
–Update on trade between Belgium/Luxembourg and Japan – the impact of COVID-19: Wednesday 13 April, 17:30-18:30 @ Zoom (in Japanese only)
–Talk with CEO Pfizer Belgium-Luxembourg Karl Van De Sompel: Wednesday 27 April, 16:00-18:00 @ Zoom
–Early Summer Party: Tuesday 10 May, 18:30-22:00 @ Le Petit Tonneau
–Belgian shop @ Belgian Beer Weekend Yokohama: Thursday 19 May until Sunday 22 May @ Yamashita Park
We are currently looking for products to sell at the shop – please contact our office for more details.
–Golf tournament with the French and Swiss Chambers: Friday 27 May @ Tomisato GC
We are looking for prize sponsors – please contact our office for more details.
You can sign up for all these events by simply sending an email to email@example.com
NEWS from MEMBERS and RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
They also continue their home delivery service for those who want to enjoy some signature Belgian dishes at home.
-The Luxembourg Trade and Investment office -Tokyo has published their March newsletter.
-MOFA is organizing the Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2022: Monday 25 April, 10:00-13:30 JST @ Zoom
For more details and to sign up, please go to the dedicated website.
-The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2022.
-BOJ chief Kuroda says yen’s depreciation ‘somewhat rapid’ (Mainichi Japan, April 5)
-Tokyo stock market revamped in hope of attracting foreign investors (Kyodo News, April 4)
-Japan’s Feb. household spending rises 1.1% on year but recovery weak (Mainichi Japan, April 5)
-Japan manufacturer sentiment down for 1st time in 7 qtrs as costs bite (Kyodo News, April 1)
-Japan’s long-term gov’t debt may be at worst level of $8 tril. (Kyodo News, March 31)
-Japan to further relax daily entry quota to 10,000 from April 10 (The Asahi Shimbun, April 2)
-Number of foreign nationals in Japan falls for second straight year (NHK World – Japan, March 29)
Enjoy the spring season, and we hope to meet you soon in person again!