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Newsletter August 2

Newsletter August 2

We hope you are enjoying the summer despite the continuing heat in Japan.
At the BLCCJ we are already in full preparation for a busy fall season!



-We have launched our Gala 2023 Early Bird Campaign!
Take advantage of a JPY 2,000pp discount by booking your seats before 30 September.
At this year’s gala we will take you on a journey through our World Heritage.

As always we very much welcome raffle sponsorship! 

September Beer gathering @ Belgian Beer Weekend Roppongi: Friday 15 September, from 18:30

Webinar on climate change “From Warning to Action: Harnessing the IPCC Report for Sustainable Industry Solutions”: Wednesday 27 September, 18:00-19:00 JST @ Zoom

-Save-the-date! European Chamber Cocktail: Thursday 12 October, 19:00-21:00 @ L’institut francais

Many more events are in the making!



-BLCCJ member company Port Cities is inviting you to the Odoo Roadshow on 6 September @ Akasaka Intercity Conference
Free registration through this link.

-BLCCJ member restaurant Champ de Soleil is celebrating its 29th anniversary with a special summer menu, available until 31 August

-Don’t forget to follow the new BLCCJ LinkedIn page!



The Luxembourg Embassy is currently undergoing construction work until 15 September. Please contact the Embassy and LTIO office by email when needed.

-The Belgian Embassy website has been revamped.

-The French Chamber is organizing its annual French Japanese Business Summit on 28 November, 9:30-18:30 @ Nikkei Hall (hybrid event)

Until 31 August you can enjoy an early bird discount: JPY 15,000 for members of the French Chamber (25% OFF regular price of 20,000 yen) / JPY 30,000 for non-members (25% OFF regular price of 40,000 yen)
20 BLCCJ members can enjoy the same JPY 15,000 discount fee – if you want to take advantage please contact the BLCCJ office ( before 31 August. First come first served.

-If you have 3 minutes to spare, please help an intern of the Chambre de Commerce Liege-Verviers-Namur (CCI LVN) by filling out this survey, comparing their communication tools with 3 other chambers incl. BLCCJ.

-The 19th North America – Europe Golf Challenge in Japan 2023 will take place on Friday 6 October at the Atsugi Kokusai Country Club. Registration is now open.


Here are a few NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Tokyo’s Topix index hits 33-yr high on weak yen (Kyodo News, August 1)

-Japan’s FY 2022 forex account surplus of 3.5 tril. yen beats estimate (Kyodo News, July 31)

-Japan’s June jobless rate falls to 2.5% amid ongoing COVID-19 recovery (Kyodo News, August 1)

-No. of hotel guests in June exceeds pre-pandemic levels in Japan (Mainichi Japan, July 31)

-JAL, ANA Holdings book net profits on post-pandemic travel demand (NHK World – Japan, August 1)

-Japan had hottest July in 125 years (NHK World – Japan, August 1)

-Average life expectancy in Japan falls for 2nd straight year (NHK World – Japan, July 29)

-Japan’s first domestic coronavirus vaccine approved by expert panel (NHK World – Japan, July 31)


Kindly note that our BLCCJ office will be closed for the Japanese o-bon holiday from Friday 11 till Wednesday 16 August.

And on 4 and 5 September GM Sophie will be representing the BLCCJ at the BLCCA Academy in Malmedy, Belgium.


Take care and see you in September!