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Newsletter July 30

Newsletter July 30

With July coming to an end but the corona crisis and the rainy season not willing to follow suit yet, let us hereby share a next newsletter.


These weeks are relatively calm on the webinar front, but we are in full preparation of a Luxembourg wine webinar, a webinar on the organic industry in Japan, as well as a webinar on the effect of COVID-19 on retail in Japan. So please stay tuned!

In the meantime let us remind you of the EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation‘s webinar “European economy and corporate movements around COVID-19”, where a speaker from JETRO Tokyo will provide explanations on the Japanese perspective, while a speaker from SMEunited in Brussels will give insights on the European perspective.
July 31, 16:30-18:00 JPT – you can register here.


With the crisis not allowing us to travel far, how about just enjoying some Belgian beers and food at the Belgian Brasserie Court cafes in Tokyo or Osaka?
All have been reopened in June and are eagerly waiting to welcome you!

Or how about a bite and a drink at:
-The Delirium cafes (or do a takeout or order your Belgian beers online)
Champ de Soleil (or enjoy their dishes at home)
Le Petit Tonneau


If you are looking for a small getaway, Park Hyatt Tokyo has shared a special summer offer for the BLCCJ members!
More details in the attachment.


Finally, here are some news headlines of the past days:

-The EBC has issued an updated statement on the limitations on re-entering Japan


-Japan, China agree to work toward resuming travel (Kyodo News, July 29)


-Fitch cuts outlook for Japan credit rating on coronavirus impact (Kyodo News, July 29)


-Japan’s Jan.-March corporate sales show biggest fall since 2011 (The Mainichi, July 27)


-ANA posts record 109 bil. yen net loss in April-June over coronavirus (The Mainichi, July 29)


-Japan’s daily coronavirus cases top 1,000 for 1st time (Kyodo News, July 30)


-Pandemic forces digital change on Japanese companies (The Japan Times, July 27)


-Japan to ask firms to ensure at least 70% of staff work from home (The Japan Times, July 26)


-Opposition slams Japan gov’t plan to send 80 mil. more cloth masks to care homes (The Mainichi, July 29)


Belgium has taken additional measures to strengthen the double strategy to fight the Corona virus’ resurgence (as of July 27)


-Luxembourg to adopt new testing strategy in August (RTL Luxembourg, July 29)


Take good care, and stay positive!


The BLCCJ office


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