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Newsletter July 8

Newsletter July 8

We hope you are doing well despite the rains and winds on top of everything else these days!


In today’s newsletter let us first inform you of upcoming activities.

-Our next webinar “Cracking Supply Chains. Rebuilding or reinforcing? Learnings from COVID-19” is a joint effort with 8 other Asian BeLux Chambers of Commerce. Wednesday 15 July, 19:00-20:15 @ Zoom – sign up now! (


-The French Chamber has opened up its webinar “How Restaurants Will Change After COVID-19” for BLCCJ members at the member rate. July 15, 17:00-18:00. To sign up, send an email to


-You can now read a summary of our webinar with PwC “The Only Certainty in Uncertain Times: Death and Taxes – Japan gift/inheritance and Japan Exit Tax Updates” on our website.


-This month we are planning our first LIVE beer gathering since February! We hope to see many of you again on July 20 @ BBC Antwerp Port. The event details will go out next week.


On the member front, we’d like to remind you of the very kind offer of  corporate member RR Japan to give a complimentary bottle of Reserve Royale beer to all BLCCJ members (in Japan). You can sign in on the offer until July 14th.


BLCCJ individual member Patrick Gerola, Belgian painter/artist, has launched a new website introducing a large lineup of products featuring his art work: prints, posters, post cards, tote bags, pillow cases, T-shirts etc. Check out the webshop here.


The Federation of Belgian Chambers would like to urge all Belgian companies abroad to participate in their survey about the effects of the corona crisis on their activities. You can access the survey here till July 17th.


Finally, here are a few news headlines of the past days:

-Japan drafts growth strategy for coronavirus-hit economy (Kyodo News, July 3)


-Supply chains need revamp as virus takes toll: Japan trade ministry (Japan Today, July 8)


-Job losses top 30,000 as virus continues hitting businesses (The Asahi Shimbun, July 3)


-Fujitsu to halve office space in three years as it changes work style (Japan Today, July 7)


-Tokyo reports 106 new coronavirus cases, topping 100 for 6th day in row (Kyodo News, July 7)


-Re-elected Tokyo Gov. Koike eyes disease control center in virus fight (Kyodo News, July 6)


-Japan to build virus testing centers exclusive for int’l travelers (Kyodo News, July 2)


-Eight European countries lift bans on entry from Japan (The Japan News, July 4)(Luxembourg is included, Belgium not yet)


-Japan to consider easing travel curbs for Tokyo Olympic athletes (Kyodo News, July 8)


-Panel approves government plan to relax event restrictions (The Asahi Shimbun, July 7)


-New support center opens in Tokyo for foreign residents in Japan (Japan Today, July 7)


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office


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