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Newsletter May 25

Newsletter May 25

We hope you are enjoying the sunny weather that has been warming the days in Tokyo. A perfect setting to think of nice events!



-We are happy to announce that we are relaunching our monthly beer gatherings!

In June we will meet on Monday 20 June, from 19:00 @ BBC Antwerp Port

More details will go out in due time.


Belgian Beer and Food Academy in Tokyo: Thursday 9 June, 18:30-21:30 @ Hilton Tokyo – you can still sign up until 3 June!


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

More details will go out soon


Second webinar in Japanese: 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. Sign up now!


-Save-the-date! Joint Chambers Summer Cocktail: Wednesday 13 July @ The Tokyo Edition Hotel

More details will go out in due time.


-Save-the-date! Our annual gala is scheduled this year for Friday 11 November @ Conrad Tokyo

A perfect occasion to invite business partners and colleagues in a prestigious setting, don’t miss it!




-Don’t forget to check your profile in our online directory and make updates if needed. You are kindly invited to upload a profile picture, corporate members can also upload their logo. If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact our office.


-Corporate member Solvay Japan is upgrading from Gold to Platinum flagship member!

The BLCCJ deeply appreciates Solvay’s continued support and trust in the Chamber.


-Corporate member Delvaux Japan has once again collaborated with The Tokyo Edition hotel, this time for the “Delvaux Secret Garden”, running until 3 July.


-The Belgian Embassy in cooperation with the regional trade offices is organizing a Hydrogen Seminar to which the BLCCJ members are kindly invited: Thursday 2 June, 17:00-18:30 JST

This is a hybrid event – you can attend at the Belgian Embassy or online (Zoom)

For more details and to sign up, please go to the dedicated website.


-The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office Tokyo has published its May newsletter


Finally, here are some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Japan report drops mention of coronavirus as it keeps seeing recovery signs (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Japan tops world tourism ranking despite COVID restrictions (Kyodo News, May 24)


-7 from U.S. land in Japan for 1st test tours before tourism reopening (Kyodo News, May 24)


-Japan to ease COVID border controls with 20,000 daily int’l arrivals (Kyodo News, May 20)


-Japan to waive virus tests, self-isolation for low-risk arrivals (The Asahi Shimbun, May 20)


-Govt.: No need to wear masks outdoors if people have little conversation (NHK World – Japan, May 20)


-Tokyo to lift ‘8 per table’ rule for COVID countermeasure-certified eateries (Mainichi Japan, May 21)


-Japan looks to abolish health insurance cards, promote ‘My Number’ ID as alternative (Mainichi Japan, May 24)


We look forward to seeing you soon again!