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Newsletter June 8

Newsletter June 8

The rainy season is upon us, but this doesn’t stop us from planning more events, with a mix of live and online.



June beer gathering: Monday 20 June, from 19:00 @ BBC Antwerp Port


Webinar “Women in Business in Japan”: Wednesday 22 June, 17:30-18:30 @ Zoom


Second Japanese webinar “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


Visit to the demo center of Barco Japan: Tuesday 28 June, from 16:00
More details will go out soon.


Joint Chambers Summer Cocktail: Wednesday 13 July, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo Edition Hotel
More details will go out in due time.


Nippon Export Award 2022-2023: application deadline is Wednesday 31 August


-Save-the-date! Our annual gala is scheduled for Friday 11 November @ Conrad Tokyo
This year we are launching an early bird campaign – more details will go out soon!



-The European Busines Council is organizing the in-person event “The Economic Security Promotion Law and its consequences for European companies: Wednesday 22 June, 16:00-17:30 @ EU Delegation


-The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Belgium-Japan Association’s Innovation, Partnerships & Trade Committee are co-organizing a “Webinar on the Opportunities for EU & Japan Industrial and Innovation Cooperation in the Circular Economy for Strategic Metals“: Thursday 23 June, 16:30-19:30 JST @ Zoom


-At the beginning of the new fiscal year, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. published “Foreign Trade 2022”, with full coverage of Japan’s foreign trade statistics on a customs-cleared basis for the previous year. You can also browse through previous editions back to 2007.


-BLCCJ corporate member Delvaux Japan has opened a Magritte Pop Up Store at Omotesando Hills 1F. You can visit until 31 August.
You can also still enjoy the Delvaux Secret Garden at Tokyo Edition hotel until 3 July.


Some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Japan upgrades Jan.-March GDP to annualized 0.5% contraction (Kyodo News, June 8)


-Bank of Japan chief makes rare apology for remark on price hike tolerance (Kyodo News, June 7)


-Yen tumbles to new 20-yr low around 132 line vs US dollar (Mainichi Japan, June 7)


-Japan to compile big extra budget for stimulus after summer election (Kyodo News, June 3)


-Japan mulling restart of Go To Travel scheme in July (The Japan News, June 5)


-Tokyo to resume travel subsidy campaign to revitalize tourism in capital (Mainichi Japan, June 4)


-Japan to ask foreign tourists to wear masks, take out insurance (Kyodo News, June 7)


-Japan issued record low number of visas in 2021 (NHK World – Japan, June 5)


-Japan eyes reform of outdated labor systems based on gender “roles” (Kyodo News, June 3)


-Japan logs record low 811,000 newborns in 2021 (Kyodo News, June 3)


Finally, we would like to remind you of the useful links related to COVID-19 on our website.


Take care, and we hope to (re)connect with you soon!