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Newsletter May 26

Newsletter May 26

It is a busy season for BLCCJ!

On Friday we will go ahead with our first live event of the year: our golf tournament with the French Chamber. May the best Chamber win!
A special thanks to our sponsoring members AB InBevGodiva JapanPuratos Japan and B.N.L.


Furthermore we have a whole bunch of webinars lined up:

Webinar with FIT: “Air cargo in COVID times”: Wednesday 2 June, 17:00-18:00 JST @ Zoom

Asian inter-Chamber webinar with Belgian Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem: Tuesday 8 June, 19:00-20:15 JST @ Zoom

Webinar “The Journey to Gender Equality in Belgium and Japan” with Ambassador de Bilderling and our flagship members UCB Japan and AB InBev Japan: Thursday 10 June, 17:00-18:15 JST @ Zoom

You can sign up for all of them by simply sending an email to our office.

More webinars are in the pipeline!


The Belgian Embassy, together with FIT and AWEX, is organizing an Agri-tech hybrid event on June 24th.
For more information please keep an eye on the Embassy’s communication channels.

Furthermore the Belgian Embassy has shared information on vaccinations for Belgians in Japan in their latest newsletter.
For updated information keep an eye on their communication channels.


An in-depth study entitled “Post COVID-19 Market Trends” by Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s national innovation agency, provides a unique overview of the innovation, technologies and trends that will shape the economic reality in the months and years to come. Four major market trends are identified: digitalisation, sustainability, resilience and new business strategies.
The study wants to help companies come out of the COVID-19 crisis stronger and more competitive than before.


Finally, here are some news headlines of the past days:

-Japan’s April exports up 38%, sharpest in 11 yrs after virus slump (Kyodo News, May 20)


-Tokyo Games cancellation likely to cost Japan $17 bil. (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Japan to weigh COVID-19 emergency extension on May 28 (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Japan mulls new cash handout for needy households as pandemic drags on (Kyodo News, May 25)


-U.S. warns against travel to Japan with Olympics just 2 months away (Kyodo News, May 25)


-All Nippon Airways starts trial of COVID-19 status app at Tokyo airport (Kyodo News, May 24)


-Japan to impose 10-day quarantine on India, 5 other countries (Kyodo News, May 25)


-Japan to disclose names of quarantine offenders (NHK World – Japan, May 25)


-7,348 vaccinated on 1st day at two large sites (NHK World-Japan, May 25)


-Moderna vaccine arrives at 2 large sites in Aichi (NHK World-Japan, May 23)


-J&J applies for Japanese approval to manufacture and sell COVID-19 vaccine (The Japan News, May 25)


-Record low No. of pregnancies reported in 2020 amid pandemic (Kyodo News, May 26)


Take good care, especially with the rainy season approaching!


The BLCCJ office