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Newsletter February 24

Newsletter February 24
JMEC Assistant job offer
COVID-19 useful links (as of Feb 17, 2022)


Today at 18:00 we will have the Asian BeLux Chambers online networking event. If you still want to join, please let us know ASAP!


In the framework of the Asian BeLux Chambers network we also invite you to a webinar with the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries – BIO Invest. Our colleagues of the BeLuxCham Vietnam are taking the lead, but BLCCJ members are very welcome.
Friday 11 March, 17:00-18:00 JST
To sign up, just send an email to



-In March we will put a spotlight on Expo 2020 Dubai.
On Wednesday 23 March we will hear from the Belgian Pavilion Director.
And on Monday 28 March the Luxembourg Pavilion Director will treat us on a live tour.


-On Wednesday 13 April we are planning a webinar in Japanese on trade between Belgium-Luxembourg-Japan with a focus on the EPA


-Our annual golf tournament with the French and Swiss Chambers will take place this year on Friday 27 May @ Tomisato GC


-Our next Belgian Beer and Food Academy is planned for Thursday 9 June @ Hilton Tokyo


More details on all these events will go out soon!



Flanders Investment and Trade is kindly inviting you to their webinar “Synergies between the semi-conductor valley in Flanders (Belgium) and Silicon Island Kyushu (Japan)”
Thursday 3 March, 16:00-17:30 JST
To sign up, please contact


-The EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation informed us of the following 2 initiatives:

1) EU-Japan Green Transition Matchmaking Platform
This virtual B2B event will bring together companies as well as research organisations from Japan and Europe to build business partnerships that contribute to a low-carbon society.
14-18 March (application deadline 17 March)
More information on the event website and the BLCCJ website


2) Training programme on Japanese business Culture “Get Ready for Japan”
The 2-week “Get Ready for Japan” scheme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan’s business and technological achievements.
16-27 May (application deadline 10 March)
More information on the event website and the BLCCJ website


-FACTS and Made in Asia are 2 of the largest pop culture events in Europe, organized twice a year in Belgium.
Businesses who want to promote or sell their products and services to the visitors can reach out to the event organizers (Heroes events):
For more information, please go to the BLCCJ website or the event websites (FACTSMade in Asia)


-This month’s EuroBiz magazine puts a focus on Belgium and Luxembourg with an interview with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Luxembourg Ambassador Pierre Ferring.
Enjoy the read!


The Belgian Embassy in Tokyo is looking for a Chef for the Residence of the Ambassador.
If you are interested, please send yur cv and motivation to


JMEC is hiring a new Assistant Program Director.
Application deadline is 28 February 2022
If interested, please send your cv and motivation to
More information on our website and in the attachment.



Our office has updated its overview of useful links regarding COVID-19.
Please have a look at the attachment.


A few news headlines of the past days:

-Japan’s top business lobby calls for border controls to be eased more (Kyodo News, Feb. 21)


-Japan’s top COVID adviser says worth discussing new isolation period (Kyodo News, Feb. 20)


-New COVID-19 cases continue week-on-week decline in Tokyo (The Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 23)


-Japan might bring back proof of vaccination system to push booster shots (The Japan News, Feb. 23)


-Over 14% of Japan’s population have had booster shots (NHK World – Japan, Feb. 21)


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office