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Newsletter May 25

Newsletter May 25

Don’t forget to sign up for our online beer gathering tonight from 18:30 till 19:30. Just send us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom invitation link.

On Friday we will have our next webinar “Managing through the maelstrom: COVID-19 – a health and economic crisis”, a joint effort with Deloitte Japan and the Spanish Chamber. You can sign up till Thursday night by sending us an email.


We also like to remind you of our LinkedIn group and Facebook page to exchange ideas and keep up with member news and our activities.

And here on our website you can find all newsletters we have sent out so far, as well as a list of useful links.

To stay in touch with other members, please also check the online directory from time to time. We’d appreciate it if you can keep your information up-to-date.


Finally, here are some news headlines:

-Japan to end state of emergency over coronavirus crisis (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Tokyo dept. stores start resuming operations as virus concerns ease (Kyodo News, May 23)


-Tokyo announces procedure for lifting business suspension requests (The Japan News, May 22)


-Gov’t eyes second extra budget worth over ¥100 tril: Nikkei (Japan Today, May 25)


-Mitsubishi Aircraft closing overseas locations, cutting jobs (The Asahi Shimbun, May 23)


-Kyoto hotels hit by 90% slump in foreign stays as pandemic takes toll (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Japan’s railways plan to scale back shinkansen suspensions as COVID-19 epidemic wanes (The Japan Times, May 22)


-Delivery of “Abenomasks” starts in 34 remaining prefectures (Kyodo News, May 23)


-Fast Retailing to start selling masks in summer (The Japan Times, May 24)


-Only top 30% of foreign students to be eligible for gov’t handouts (Kyodo News, May 21)


Continue to take good care!


The BLCCJ office