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Newsletter March 31

Newsletter March 31

Thank you to those who joined our “Meet the BLCCJ Members” online event yesterday! We believe these online meet-and-greets are a fun and interesting way for our members to get more visibility within the BLCCJ community, so we would like to continue them. If you are willing to give a presentation for the other BLCCJ members, just contact our office!


In the meantime we are in full preparation for our Spring Party on April 14 @ Le Petit Tonneau Toranomon. Seats are limited to 50, so sign up soon!


On April 22 we will try out the platform for a next online CLIC event:
Chopard Japan Ltd. – How will the luxury industry overcome the coronavirus crisis? Detailed information will go out soon.


The Belgian Beer Weekend 2021 dates and locations have been announced.
Tonight is the official deadline for products for the Belgian shop @ BBW Yokohama. If you are interested to join, please contact us asap!


We are also looking for product sponsors for our joint golf tournament with the French Chamber on May 28 @ Tomisato GC.


Furthermore we are looking for food and drink sponsors for our upcoming Belgian Beer and Food Academy on June 1 @ Hilton Tokyo.


Some fun member news:
BLCCJ corporate member Delvaux Japan and the Tokyo Edition Toranomon hotel collaborated on a special afternoon tea menu. From April 5 till May 9, in the 35F Lobby Bar, you can enjoy an “Edition Delvaux Afternoon Tea” with sweets inspired by Delvaux’s René Magritte collection. Not only tasty to eat but beautiful to look at as well!
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For more sweets, make sure to pass by the Godiva Café when you are around Tokyo station.


Are you more in the mood for salty, you can still order Champ de Soleil dishes to enjoy at home.


Finally, here are some news headlines:

-IMF chief says Tokyo Olympics change no harm to Japan economy (Kyodo News, March 31)


-Japan’s February job availability logs 1st fall in 5 months (Japan Today, March 31)


-Eateries in Japan’s capital region still struggling week after virus emergency lifted (Mainichi Japan, March 30)


-Osaka to ask govt. to apply stronger measures (NHK World – Japan, March 29)


-Japan’s Diet enacts record 106.61 tril. yen budget for FY 2021 (Kyodo News, March 26)


-Facial recognition system allowing smooth boarding to start July at Narita, Haneda airports (Mainichi Japan, March 30)


-ANA trials digital ‘health passport’ in Tokyo (Nikkei Asia, March 29)


-Japan to join EU and China in issuing digital vaccine passport (Nikkei Asia, March 28)


-Tokyo Olympics organizers prepare to resume ‘safe’ test events (Japan Today, March 30)


-IOC to slash number of officials attending Tokyo Olympics (Kyodo News, March 27)


-Japan opts not to resume travel subsidy program until at least June (Kyodo News, March 26)


We hope to meet again soon, live or online!


The BLCCJ office