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Newsletter June 12

Newsletter June 12
Park Hyatt Kyoto

-Next on our activity agenda is the webinar “The Only Certainty in Uncertain Times: Death and Taxes – Japan gift/inheritance and Japan Exit Tax Updates” – in cooperation with PwC: June 22, 12:00-13:00. The announcement will go out soon.


-For those of you with traveling plans to Kyoto in summer: BLCCJ members can enjoy a special promotion (incl. 10% discount) at Park Hyatt Kyoto.
You can find more details in the attachments.


-We also want to inform you that the World Breakfast All Day restaurants in Gaienmae and Kichijoji will be serving a special Belgian menu from June 15th till August 2nd. More details in the attachment.
The menu includes Materne compote from our corporate member Nichifutsu Boeki and Rombouts coffee from our member F. Ito & Sons.


-Our flagship member GSK is featured in the latest Acumen magazine.


COVID-19 related news:

-The Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion (Tokyo Metropolitan Government) has recently announced a new subsidy for foreign financial companies in Tokyo.
Please visit the website (in Japanese) for details.


-Tokyo Governor Koike’s weekly updates in Japanese are posted twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays on the Tokyo Youtube Channel. The weekly updates in English have changed from Friday evening to Thursday evening.


-Tokyo lifts warning about increased coronavirus infections (Kyodo News, June 12)


-Japan’s lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package (Kyodo News, June 10)


-Japan drifts back to money printing to battle pandemic (Japan Today, June 11)


-Number of job losses during pandemic surges past 20,000 (The Asahi Shimbun, June 10)


-Confidence at Japan’s large firms drops to 11-year low amid pandemic (The Japan Times, June 11)


-Japan may let in quota of 250 businesspeople from four countries daily (The Japan Times, June 11)


-JAL to ease domestic flight cuts in June on expected travel recovery (Kyodo News, June 10)


-Phone app informs train riders with up-to-date crowd conditions (Kyodo News, June 9)


Have a good weekend!


The BLCCJ office