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Newsletter June 23

Newsletter June 23

Happy Luxembourg National Day to you all!

In light of this joyous occasion we can already tell you that we are preparing an exciting webinar on Luxembourg’s strong role within asset management and ESG finance on Thursday 7 October PM. We are honoured to welcome as guest speakers Mr. Nakaso, Chairman of FinCity.Tokyo, and Ms. Voss, Chairwoman of LuxFLAG. More details will go out soon.


We also want to remind you of our webinar “Road to Carbon Neutrality: Renewable Energy and Energy Storage” with presentations by BLCCJ members TotalEnergies, Umicore and Solvay: Tuesday 13 July, 17:00-18:00 @ Zoom.


Furthermore we will have a next “Meet the BLCCJ Members” online event on July 29, 18:30-19:30, and we are exploring the possibility of live events again. So stay tuned! (BLCCJ Website – Facebook page – LinkedIn group)


COVID-19 related news:

-The BLCCJ is looking into possible joint chamber vaccination initiatives. But to properly do so, we need to know if there is any need from you, the members. If you could inform us if you would be interested and how many people from your company would be interested, it would help us a lot. We refer to our mailing of Monday 21 June for more details.


-To better evaluate the real impact of the entry restrictions on European businesses and use the results for advocacy purposes, the EBC has launched a flash survey targeting European businesses in Japan. 
You can access the survey here till 30 June.


-In the meantime Japan has been designated a green zone by Belgium, meaning there is no more need for a PCR test and quarantine when traveling to Belgium (but PCR test and 2 weeks quarantine currently remain necessary when returning to Japan).
For the latest information, please check the Belgian Embassy website.


BLCCJ is supporting the Expat Expo Tokyo on 5 and 6 November @ Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Hamamatsucho-kan.
The expo organizers are currently looking for exhibitors aiming at international residents. If you are interested, please contact the organizers directly:
Innovent, Inc. TEL:03-6812-9422 MAIL:


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

-Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics (Mainichi Japan, June 23)


-Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 people per venue (Kyodo News, June 22)


-Ticket revenue expected to be less than half of Tokyo Games budget (The Japan News, June 22)


-Tokyo Games athletes’ village with anti-virus steps unveiled to media (Kyodo News, June 20)


-Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to take time off this week due to fatigue (Mainichi Japan, June 22)


-Japan May exports log sharpest rise in 41 yrs on pandemic recovery (Kyodo News, June 16)


-Japan businesses struggle amid delay in COVID-19 relief payments (The Japan News, June 21)


-BOJ extends support for virus-hit firms, maintains monetary policy (Kyodo News, June 18)


-Japan to start issuing vaccine passports in July (Kyodo News, June 17)


-Japan visitors down 99.6% in May from 2019 on tough border controls (Kyodo News, June 16)


-New venues search for ways to smooth vaccination process (The Japan News, June 22)


-Govt to extend financial jab support until end of Nov. (The Japan News, June 21)


Take good care during the rainy season!


The BLCCJ office