We apologize for not having sent any newsletters in the past weeks, as we had to update our mailing system.
We were also busy preparing our gala ball, which took place on 27 November at Conrad. We would like to thank all participants, sponsors and staff once again for making it a successful edition despite the circumstances! We posted some pictures on our facebook page.
Next we will have our annual General Assembly, on Thursday 10 December from 18:30 at the Natixis office. We would very much appreciate it if you can send us back the convocation form even if you are NOT attending. We need your replies to reach the quorum by FRIDAY 4 December.
If you have any products or services you want to promote towards the other BLCCJ members, please send us the details by TOMORROW. We will then include it in our Christmas Basket mailing.
And for those who are looking forward to the winter sports, the BLCCJ will be part of the 6th Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat, on 30 January at Lotte Arai Resort, Niigata. The Spanish Chamber has worked out a package tour incl. transportation and stay – for more information please click here.
Some news from other organizations:
-The Belgian Embassy is organizing an Investment Seminar focusing on renewables and energy use, on 9 December from 14:00 till 16:00. To sign up, please send an email to email@example.com by 4 December.
–Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is looking for a fulltime assistant for the Technology Attaché in its office in Tokyo, based in the Belgian Embassy. Candidates should send their motivation letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11 December.
-On 25 November the EBC launched a statement on the proposals to amend the inheritance tax regulations.
-The 28th edition of EUROCHAMBRES’ annual economic survey (EES2021) shows that European businesses are very concerned about next year. The results underline the need for long-term support, quick and effective recovery measures and a coordinated European response. You can find more information on the website.
–Park Hyatt Tokyo has created a special promotion for BLCCJ. Please refer to the attached flyer for details about the campaign.
Finally, here are some news headlines of the past days:
-OECD forecasts global economic recovery in 2021 (NHK World – Japan, Dec 2)
-Gov’t considering ¥20 tril extra budget to spur virus-hit economy (Japan Today, Dec 1)
-Japan’s growth strategy pushes renewable energy, eco-friendly tech (Kyodo News, Dec 2)
-Japan’s October jobless rate rises to over three-year high at 3.1% (The Japan Times, Dec 1)
-Japan to loosen part-time work rules for foreigners stuck due to pandemic (Japan Today, Dec 1)
-Japan-China travel restart hoped to revive virus-hit economies (Kyodo News, Nov 30)
-Japan’s cumulative total of coronavirus cases tops 150,000 (Mainichi Japan, Dec 1)
-Tokyo to ask older people not to use travel campaign amid virus spike (Kyodo News, Dec 1)
-Call for shorter hours at Tokyo eateries takes effect amid pandemic (Kyodo News, Nov 28)
-Over 600 Japan entities hit by cyberattacks amid rise in telework (Kyodo News, Dec 1)
-Olympics: Organizers estimate 100 bil. yen for virus countermeasures (Kyodo News, Nov 30)
-Japan to start multilingual coronavirus helpline (Japan Today, Dec 1)
Please take good care!
The BLCCJ office