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Newsletter November 22

Newsletter November 22

Thank you again for joining our Gala 2023 so numerously and for the many sponsorships we were lucky to receive.
We hope to welcome you all again at the Gala 2024!

For those who want to see some pictures, please have a look at our LinkedIn page or Facebook page.


Before the year is over, we have several more BLCCJ EVENTS lined up:

Belgian shop @ BBW Shinjuku: from 6 till 10 December, 16:00-22:00 on weekdays, 11:00-21:00 on Saturday, 11:00-20:00 on Sunday
Office staff Sophie and Akiko will be selling goods of BLCCJ member companies, so please pass by!

Bonenkai beer gathering @ BBW Shinjuku: Thursday 7 December, from 19:00
Our friends of the BLCCJ Starters, JBS and BLMC will be joining us!

BLCCJ Annual General Meeting: Thursday 14 December, 18:30-20:00 @ BNP Paribas Tokyo
The meeting will be followed by dinner from 20:15 @ Beer Cafe Brugse Zot Nihonbashi

In order for us to reach the necessary quota to validate the Director election process, please send us back your vote or your proxy!
We also welcome candidates for the BLCCJ Board of Directors 2024-2025.

8th Inter-Chamber Winter Networking: weekend of 17 February 2024 @ Okushiga Kogen, Nagano

A next “Meet the Members”, a meeting with BelExpo and the New Year party 2024 are in the making, so please keep an eye on our websiteLinkedIn page and Facebook page.



Expat Expo Tokyo 2023: Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November @ Hamamatsucho-kan
Besides many booths there will also be an International Job and Student Fair.
The Expo has the support of BLCCJ and several other Chambers of Commerce in Japan.

Global Finance & Innovation Forum in Osaka 2023 – Accelerating the Growth of Osaka / Kansai Companies through the Power of Finance: Thursday 30 November, 13:00-19:00 @ Grand Front Osaka

Osaka City Promotion & Networking, incl. a Healthcare Startup Pitch: Monday 18 December, 10:30-13:00 @ Nakanoshima Museum of Art

Smart Manufacturing Summit: 13-15 March 2024 @ Aichi Sky Expo, Japan
This exhibition has the support of BLCCJ.



-It is our great pleasure to announce that BLCCJ Vice-President Laurent Depus has been elected as the new EBC Chairman from January 1st, 2024. We wish him all the best in this new position!

-If you have any seasonal sales or particular services/products you want to promote towards the BLCCJ members, please send us the details by 29 November. Then we will include it in the “BLCCJ Christmas Basket 2023”.


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

-Japan cuts economic view, 1st in 10 months, on weak domestic demand (Kyodo News, Nov. 22)

-Japan’s GDP falls 2.1% in July-Sept., 1st contraction in 3 quarters (Kyodo News, Nov. 15)

-‘Olive oil shock’ hits dining tables in Japan as prices of some products rise by over 50% (Mainichi Japan, Nov. 20)

-Number of Japanese restaurants abroad triples in last decade to 187,000 (Mainichi Japan, Nov. 19)

-October foreign entries to Japan top pre-pandemic levels for 1st time (Kyodo News, Nov. 15)

-Japan’s tallest skyscraper unveiled ahead of opening in Tokyo (Kyodo News, Nov. 20)


Stay warm in these colder temperatures, and we hope to see you at BBW Shinjuku or at the AGM!