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Newsletter June 28

Newsletter June 28
Gin flyer

The summer has started, time for many of us to enjoy some holidays and recharge our batteries after a busy season.
But also during summer the BLCCJ has several activities lined up.



Webinar with Deloitte on “The Future of Work”: Monday 3 July, 17:00-18:00 JST @ Zoom

Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail: Friday 7 July, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo EDITION – this event is SOLD OUT!

Beer gathering with the Irish Chamber: Thursday 20 July, 19:00-21:00 @ Irish Pub Peter Cole Nishi-Shinjuku

-Save-the-date! Webinar on climate change “From Warning to Action: Harnessing the IPCC Report for Sustainable Industry Solutions”: Wednesday 27 September, 18:00-19:00 JST @ Zoom

-And we will soon launch an early bird campaign for our Gala 2023, on Friday 10 November at Conrad Tokyo – don’t miss it!!



-The BLCCJ has started a LinkedIn page:
This page will replace the current LinkedIn group.
Please follow us!

-We are currently working on a new BLCCJ banner and new BLCCJ brochure – we hope to present both to you soon

-Related to the BLCCJ communication tools:
If you have 3 minutes to spare, please fill out this survey set up by an intern of the Chambre de Commerce Liege-Verviers-Namur (CCI LVN) to compare their communication tools with 3 other chambers incl. BLCCJ

-BLCCJ member company Port Cities is looking for a Project Manager for their Tokyo office:

-BLCCJ member company Tokusen will be part of the “Belgian Gin &Spirits” event in the month of July – flyer in attachment



-For those who travel abroad during summer, keep an eye on the Embassies’ and Ministries’ websites for the latest travel information.




-For those who are planning a visit to Belgium, check out this new tourism website:

Belgian company N-SIDE will open an office in Tokyo and is looking for 4 different employees

MIPRO Startup Seminar “Scaling Your Startup – Experience Sharing by Tyson Batino”: Thursday 6 July, 14:00-15:30 @ Zoom
More details on the website.


Finally, some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida to visit Lithuania, Belgium, Middle East in July (NHK World – Japan, June 27)

-Japan currency diplomat warns of action against excessive forex moves (Kyodo News, June 28)

-Yen fall may prove a debilitating blow to Japan (Mainichi Japan, June 25)

-More firms with COVID relief loans go bankrupt in Japan (NHK World – Japan, June 26)

-Bank of Japan held record 53% of Japan gov’t bonds at March end (Mainichi Japan, June 27)

-Tax revenue for fiscal 2022 likely to reach a record 70 trillion yen (The Asahi Shimbun, June 23)

-Japan’s ultra-wealthy population to shrink in 5 years to 2027: report (Mainichi Japan, June 25)

-May foreign entries to Japan at 1.89 mil, 68% of pre-pandemic level (Kyodo News, June 21)

-Air travel demand seen soaring 28% to near pre-pandemic level in 2023 (Kyodo News, June 18)

-Japan to issue new banknotes in July 2024, 1st renewal in 20 yrs (Kyodo News, June 24)


Enjoy the summer!