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Newsletter June 22

Newsletter June 22

It is now officially summer, a perfect time to slow down a little and enjoy some nice events!



Visit to “One Barco Open House”: Tuesday 28 June, 16:00-18:00
After the presentations and demonstrations, there will be a networking moment over some Belgian beers – sign up now!


Japanese webinar with Mazars “Digitalization of Business Documents and the Law – Amendment to the Act on Keeping of Electronic Tax-Related Books”: Wednesday 6 July, 17:30-18:30 @ Zoom


Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail: Wednesday 13 July, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo Edition Hotel
Only a few slots left for BLCCJ – sign up now!


-Webinar “Power Harassment in Japan – what is it and how to avoid it”: Friday 22 July, 16:00-17:00 @ Zoom


Summer beer gathering @ Belgian Beer Weekend Hibiya: Thursday 4 August, from 19:00


Nippon Export Award 2022-2023: the deadline of 31 August is coming closer, so apply in time.


-Finally, a next “Meet the BLCCJ Members” online event is in the making, stay tuned!



-The 3 Belgian regional trade offices (FIT, AWEX and are organizing two webinars on e-commerce in Japan:
1) Webinar on e-commerce for non-food: Monday 27 June. 17:00-18:00 JST
2) Webinar on e-commerce for food products: Wednesday 29 June, 17:00-18:00 JST
In English.
If any BLCCJ members want to attend, please send an email to:
Signup deadline is 27 June.


-MIPRO webinar “Preparation for Startup”: Thursday 7 July, 14:00-15:30
For more details and to sign up, please refer to the website.



-The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) would like to hear from BLCCJ (foreign) companies what Japan can do further to make the business environment more accessible and friendly for foreign companies.
If you are willing to talk to METI about your experiences and recommendations, please contact our BLCCJ office.


-On 10 June, the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) together with Keidanren, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and other foreign chambers, issued a new statement on Japan’s entry restrictions.


-The design for the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka has been selected (Delano, June 10)


Finally, here are some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Yen falls to upper 136 zone vs. dollar, lowest in 24 years (Kyodo News, June 22)


-PM Kishida eyes reward points system to ease electricity bills (Mainichi Japan, June 21)


-Food prices rising in Japan, cooking oil up 1.5-fold on year (Kyodo News, June 20)


-Home appliance shipments in Japan fell in May (NHK World – Japan, June 20)


-Olympics: Tokyo Games cost totals 1.42 tril. yen, twice bid figure (Kyodo News, June 21)


-3 more Japan airports to resume accepting int’l flights in July: PM (Kyodo News, June 20)


-Thailand to end registration, COVID insurance for all arrivals July 1 (Kyodo News, June 17)


-U.S. to end COVID-19 testing requirement for int’l travelers (Kyodo News, June 11)


-Travel discount program to continue, expand from July 1 (The Asahi Shimbun, June 15)


Kindly note that in the summer months we will decrease the newsletters as we will be working on a new website – something to look forward to!


Enjoy the summer, and we hope to meet again soon.