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Newsletter May 31

Newsletter May 31
Job offer Konishi Brewing

Another month has passed, soon we will have to face the rainy season and then the summer heat. But this doesn’t stop us from planning many activities!


Delighting Customers in Japan XIX: Monday 5 June, 18:30-21:00 @ CCIFJ event space
At this flagship seminar we will welcome 3 high-level speakers from AB InBev, LVMH and Triumph. Seats are almost full, so sign up asap!

Online networking with the Asian BeLux Chambers: Wednesday 14 June, 18:00-19:30 @ Zoom
Participants will be matched into breakout rooms by industry/sector (Finance, Tech, HR, Tourism…) where they can meet with like-minded individuals working with(in) Asia and expand their network.

June beer gathering: Monday 19 June, from 19:00 @ BBC Antwerp Port

Webinar with Deloitte: Future of Work – digital transformation and managed services: Monday 3 July, 17:00-18:15 @ Zoom

Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail 2023: Friday 7 July, 19:00-21:00 @ The Tokyo EDITION hotel


Webinar on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Wednesday 27 September, 18:00-19:00 @ Zoom

Gala 2023: Friday 10 November, 18:30-23:00 @ Conrad Tokyo

More events will be planned along the way!



-We are very happy to announce that our corporate member Sofico Services Japan has upgraded to Silver Flagship Member. Thank you, Sofico team!

We will soon update our BLCCJ event banner to proudly showcase our flagship members’ support at our events.

-Member company Konishi Brewing has an opening for a Junior Assistant at their Itami office. More information in the attachment.



-The Belgian Embassy together with the 3 regions is organizing a hybrid seminar on Digital Transformation: Thursday 8 June, 17:30-18:30 – in-person seats are full but you can still sign up to join online
More details on our website.

-The EU-Japan Centre of Industrial Cooperation started a new series of articles focusing on the contributors to EU-Japan cooperation. First interviewee is BLCCJ General Manager Sophie Bocklandt.
You can read the article here.

-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is organizing the Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2023: Tuesday 13 June, 10:00-13:30 @ Zoom
More information on the website.

-BLCCJ is one of 18 Chambers of Commerce supporting the JMEC program. On Wednesday 7 June the JMEC 29 Award ceremony will take place at Tokyo American Club.
If you are interested in the JMEC program and want to attend, or if you want to donate a prize for the ceremony, please contact the BLCCJ office.



-Nikkei rises for 4th day, ends at 33-yr high on weak yen (Mainichi Japan, May 30)

-BOJ chief hints at reducing stimulus before 2% inflation met (Kyodo News, May 25)

-Toyota sets April global output record as pandemic impact recedes (Kyodo News, May 30)

-Japan’s April jobless rate falls to 2.6% (Mainichi Japan, May 30)

-Narita airport to hike user fees in Sept. reflecting price increases (Kyodo News, May 24)

-Haneda Airport to reopen Terminal 2 area for international flights (NHK World – Japan, May 22)

-April foreign entries to Japan at 1.9 million, 66% of pre-pandemic level (Kyodo News, May 17)


We hope to see you soon again, in person or online.
Stay dry during the rainy season!