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Newsletter August 6

Newsletter August 6

After the long rainy season, the hot summer is here.
Amidst all else, please take good care!


In the meantime we have launched our next webinar, in cooperation with FIT: “COVID-19 in Japan and its effect on retail”Tuesday 18 August, 17:00-18:00 @ Zoom. Speakers will be Jan De Bock (trainspot), Dirk De Ruyver (FIT) and Lionel Desclee (Walmart Japan/Seiyu).

We are also planning a Luxembourg wine webinar incl. a tasting on August 27, 17:30-18:30 with Andre Mehlen of Institut Viti-Vinicole (IVV) and Lisa Vesque of Domaine Viticole Cep d’Or as speakers.
A next webinar in cooperation with FIT will be about the organic industry in Japan, planned for September 2, 17:00-18:00. Speakers will be Mayu Nishikawa (MAFF), Pascal Gerbert-Gaillard (Bio c’ Bon) and Simon Grunberger (Ecoloupe). Keep an eye on our emails!


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is launching the project X-HUB Tokyo Global Startup Accelerator to support Japanese startups expand their business to overseas. An online launching event free-of-charge is scheduled for August 28. More information is available on the website.

We also advise you to keep checking these links for up-to-date information on government subsidies and other useful information.


Here are a few news headlines of the past days:

-Japan’s daily coronavirus cases remain high ahead of holiday peak (Kyodo News, August 5)


-Aichi to declare own state of emergency amid resurgence of virus (The Japan Times, August 5)


-Gov’t view on Japan’s regional economies upgraded after virus slump (Kyodo News, August 4)


-Businesspeople fly to India from Japan (NHK World-Japan, August 6)


-Japan ineligible for Taiwan’s shortened quarantine (NHK World-Japan, August 6)


-Travelers to Singapore to be electronically tagged for 14 days (Kyodo News, August 3)


-Japan to impose stricter re-entry procedures for travelers from four countries (The Japan Times, August 3)


-Int’l school teachers in Japan exempted from COVID-19 entry ban (Kyodo News, August 5)


-62% in Japan with cold-like symptoms went to work amid pandemic (The Japan Times, August 4)


-Japanese officials weigh how to reveal businesses where infections found (The Japan News, August 5)


Finally, we’d like to inform you that our office will be closed for the Japanese obon holiday from Monday 10 till Friday 14 August. We will be back at your service on Monday 17 August.


Enjoy the summer!


The BLCCJ office