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Newsletter July 1

Newsletter July 1
Gift offer details

Before you might take some summer holidays, let us inform you of 3 save-the-date activities in fall:

Joint golf tournament with the French and Swiss Chambers: Wednesday 28 October @ Tomisato GC – we are accepting applications and sponsorship now

-Annual BLCCJ Gala Ball: Friday 27 November, 18:30-23:00 @ Conrad

-General Assembly: Thursday 10 December (location TBC)


BLCCJ corporate member RR JAPAN has been thinking of ways to give back to the community during this globally difficult time, and would like to offer 1 bottle of Réserve Royale 750ml as a gift to all BLCCJ members!
You can read all details in the attachment.


The European Business Council (EBC) would like to better evaluate the impact of the travel restrictions on businesses and use the results for advocacy purposes, and has therefore launched a survey for all European companies in Japan.
They kindly ask your cooperation to fill it out by July 8th.


Finally, some news headlines of the past days:

-EU agrees to lift restrictions on travel from Japan, 13 others (Kyodo News, June 30)


-Japan adds Algeria, 17 nations to entry ban list over virus (Kyodo News, June 29)


-Tokyo abandons numerical targets to fight coronavirus (Kyodo News, June 30)


-New state of emergency in Japan unlikely anytime soon, top official says (The Japan Times, June 29)


-Virus causes business sentiment in Japan to fall to lowest level in 11 years (Kyodo News, July 1)


-Japanese factory output drops again even as emergency ends (The Japan Times, June 30)


-Japan’s retail sales fall 12.3% in May from a year earlier (Japan Today, June 29)


-Losses from canceled events may exceed $28 billion (NHK World – Japan, June 29)


-Japan local gov’ts financially aiding coronavirus-hit art, culture sector (Kyodo News, June 28)


-Tokyo Game Show to be held online Sept. 24-27 amid virus outbreak (Kyodo News, June 25)


-Japan gov’t to push back 30% target for women in leadership positions by up to 10 years (The Mainichi, June 26)


-JR Central to delay planned start in 2027 of maglev train service (The Mainichi, June 26)


Japan Post has resumed acceptance of mail items to Belgium and Luxembourg as from June 19.


Belgium: Phase 4 of the phasing out will start on 1 July


Have a good start of summer!


The BLCCJ office


Disclaimer: the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan promotes the services and products of its member companies, but bears no responsibility for the content of those promotions. Please contact the member companies directly for any inquiries.