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Newsletter March 22

Newsletter March 22

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful cherry blossom season in Japan.
At the BLCCJ we are also gearing up for a busy event season!


Meet the BLCCJ Members, online meet-and-greet with member companies AGC Industral Solutions, Japan Card Products and Materialise Japan: Tuesday 4 April, 18:30-19:30 @ Zoom

“CLIC” networking event: Thursday 13 April, 19:00-21:00 @ Cosentino City Tokyo, Aoyama

Belgian Beer and Food Academy IX: Tuesday 18 April, 18:30-21:30 @ Hilton Tokyo

April beer gathering: Friday 21 April, from 19:00 @ BBW Toyosu
Our friends of the JBS and BLMC will be joining again!

Belgian shop @ BBW Yokohama: 18-21 May @ Yamashita Park
If you want to sell your Belgian products in the shop, please contact our office by Friday 14 April

Golf tournament with French and Swiss Chambers: Tuesday 23 May @ Taco CC
The BLCCJ slots are practically full, but we are still looking for gift sponsors!

-After a long break we are relaunching our flagship “Delighting Customers in Japan” seminar in June – more information will follow soon!

Coming back to our Women’s Day event of 8 March, the BCCJ has published this nice article: 



-We are excited to welcome 2 new members to the BLCCJ network:

1) Corporate member Azelis Japan, represented by Mr. Hirotaka Kawano
Azelis is a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry.

2) Individual member Ms. Rika Igarashi, a certified public accountant

We hope to present them both to you soon!

-BLCCJ member school Brussels-Nagoya-Languages has moved to a beautiful new location. Feel free to pay them a visit when you are in Nagoya.



Flanders Investment & Trade Tokyo has launched a Japanese Linkedin company page

Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office Tokyo has published their February Crossroads newsletter

-Also this year the BLCCJ is supporting the Expat Expo Tokyo, on 24 & 25 November, at Hamamatsucho-kan.
The organizers are currently looking for companies that want to exhibit at the expo, as well as companies interested to be present at the International Job Fair.


Some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-OECD lifts global economic outlook for 2023, cuts Japan’s (Mainichi Japan, March 18)

-Japan gov’t to spend additional $15 billion to ease inflation pain (Mainichi Japan, March 20)

-China’s economy shows signs of recovery (NHK World – Japan, March 15)

-China resumes issuing tourist visas for first time in 3 years (NHK World – Japan, March 15)

-Tokyo-area Train Fares Raised by ¥10 (The Japan News, March 18)

-Japan plans to attract 400,000 foreign students per year (NHK World – Japan, March 17)


On a final note, there is some heavy construction going on around our office until the end of June. Due to this we might work from home more frequently. Visitors might have to use a temporary side entrance when the front door is blocked.
We count on your understanding.


Enjoy the spring blossoms!