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Newsletter January 24

Newsletter January 24

We hope the year of the rabbit had a great start for you all.

After wrapping up our New Year party last week, we are now preparing the following BLCCJ EVENTS:


BeLux Business Talk with NEA winner AppTweak: Thursday 9 February, 12:00-14:00 @ restaurant Dynasty, Hilton Tokyo


Inter-Chamber Ski-Snowboard-Onsen Networking Retreat: Saturday 18 February @ Lotte Arai Resort in Niigata (the Austrian Chamber is taking the lead, BLCCJ is supporting the event)


February Beer Gathering: Monday 20 February, from 19:00 @ L’abreuvoir





TECC and TOSBEC webinar: “What you need to know when starting a business in Japan! ~Key Points in Company set up and HR~”: 26 January, 13:00-15:00 @ Zoom


EBC hybrid conference: “The Japanese Economy – Strategies to cope with a shrinking and ageing population”: 30 January, from 16:00 @ EBC office or online

Please sign up by e-mail at


MIPRO webinar “Importers Tales-Failure and Success in the Japanese Market”: 3 February, 14:00-15:30 @ Zoom

Please sign up by e-mail before 31 January at


-EBC in-person event “The Role of the Legal Profession in Addressing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues in an Ever-Shifting World”: 1 February, 17:30-20:15 @ Europa House
Please sign up by e-mail at


TMG startup event “City-Tech.Tokyo”: 27 and 28 February @ Tokyo International Forum





-Also in 2023 BLCCJ members can enjoy a discount at Armani Ristorante!
For details please click here.


-Valentine is coming up soon! If you are looking for gift ideas, check out the Valentine collections of member companies GodivaWittamer and Grand Place.





LTIO Tokyo will have a booth at the International Space Industry Exhibition (ISIEX) 2023, Feb 1-3 @ Tokyo Big Sight


ANA will resume 2 weekly direct flights (on Wednesday and on Saturday) between Tokyo (Narita) and Brussels from 26 March 2023.

More information in the press release.



Finally, here are a few NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:


-Bank of Japan undeterred by threat to consumers from above-target inflation (Mainichi Japan, Jan. 22)


-Japan reports its inflation hit 4%, a 41-year high in December (Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 21)


-Japan’s trade deficit in 2022 hits record high as imports surge (Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 19)


-Japan PM Kishida vows to downgrade COVID-19 categorization in spring (Kyodo News, Jan. 20)

-Suicides in Japan increase in 2022, 1st rise among men in 13 yrs (Kyodo News, Jan. 20)



Take care, and we hope to see you soon!