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Newsletter August 23

Newsletter August 23

We hope you had an enjoyable o-bon holiday.



At the BLCCJ office we are gearing up for a busy event season!
Besides continued work on a new website, we are preparing the following events:


Online Asian BeLux Chambers Strategic Networking: Tuesday 30 August, 15:30-19:00 @ Conversation Starter platform


Nippon Export Award 2022-2023deadline is Wednesday 31 August!


September beer gathering: Tuesday 20 September, from 18:00 @ BBW Toyosu


-Save-the-date! Webinar on “Sustainable Construction” in the framework of our Asian BeLux network: Friday 30 September, 16:00-17:45 @ Zoom
More details will go out soon.


SCCIJ-BLCCJ Tennis Gathering & BBQ Dinner: Saturday 8 October, 12:00-20:30 @ Showa-no-Mori Tennis Center


European Joint Chamber Cocktail: Tuesday 18 October, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon


BLCCJ Gala “100”: Friday 11 November, 18:30-23:00 @ Conrad Tokyo

Take advantage of the Early Bird campaign – a JPY 2,000/person discount only available until 30 September!
Early Bird fee (until 30 September 2022):
Members and Guests: JPY 25,000 / Non-Members: JPY 30,000
From 1 October until 1 November 2022 :
Members and Guests: JPY 27,000 / Non-members: JPY 32,000

We are also welcoming raffle prizes!


Request to our members:
If you are interested in giving a presentation at a next “Meet the BLCCJ Members” online event, please contact our office.



-The Swiss Chamber is opening up their 31 August luncheon on “The Importance of Digital Design for Small Businesses” to the BLCCJ members
More information on the dedicated website.


-The 18th North America – Europe Golf Challenge in Japan, the Mercedes-Benz – Thomson Reuters Cup, will be played on Friday 14 October @ Atsugi Kokusai Country Club, Kanagawa
Registration is now open, please go to the dedicated website


BLCCA Academy:
The BLCCJ is a proud member of the BLCCA network, the Belgian-Luxembourg Chambers of Commerce Abroad. On 5 and 6 September, GM Sophie will represent BLCCJ at the annual BLCCA Academy in Belgium.
In her absence you can contact BLCCJ Assistant Madoka if you have any inquiries.


Here are a few NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Japan considers easing strict Covid-19 tests for travellers to enter (The Straits Times, August 23)


-Japan PM Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19 (Kyodo News, August 22)


-Japan July core consumer prices up 2.4%, biggest rise in 7.5 years (Kyodo News, August 19)


-Survey: Over 60% of Japan firms negatively impacted by weak yen (The Japan News, August 17)


-Over 100,000 foreign visitors to Japan in July for 4th month in row (Kyodo News, August 17)


-Health ministry to approve online sales of antigen coronavirus test kits (NHK World – Japan, August 17)


-Japan population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil. in 2021 amid COVID (Kyodo News, August 9)


Finally, in view of our office renovation, we no longer need 2 office partitions (a white and a blue one, both in good condition). We give them away for free, so if you are interested, feel free to contact our office for more details and pictures. Pick up only during weekdays.


Take good care, and see you in September!