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Newsletter November 5

Newsletter November 5
EPA Progress Seminars - details
Gala sponsorship

We hope you are enjoying the nice fall weather these days.


At the BLCCJ we are working hard on our upcoming Gala “Back together” (Nov 27 @ Conrad). We are happy to announce that we have reached maximum capacity and will now start a waiting list.
We are still looking for raffle prizes – the sponsor deadline is 10 November.


Furthermore we have 2 webinars coming up:
Webinar with Ernst & Young: Update on border restrictions and how to manage mobility in the pandemic – Nov 12, 17:00-18:00 @ Zoom
-A next Inter-Chamber webinar with an Asian Economic Update – Nov 17, 19:00-20:00 @ Zoom (detailed announcement will go out soon)
You can sign up for both by sending us an email.


The European Union Delegation to Japan is organizing the EU-Japan Economic Partnership (EPA) Progress Seminar which will be held through a series of online Zoom webinars from 24 until 26 November 2020. You can find more information on the programme and speakers in the attachment.


Medictech Japan will be the first-ever fully online Bio-medical & Life science virtual expo showcasing leading-edge medical tech in Japan and abroad, from 15 till 17 December 2020. The organizers are now looking for companies that are interested to exhibit. You can find more information on the following websites: official website  official website 2


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

Belgium goes into stricter lockdown (as of 30 Oct.)


Also new measures in place in Luxembourg (as of 30 Oct.)


-Narita opens Japan’s first coronavirus test site for departures (The Japan Times, Nov. 2)


-Virus tests at border waived for 11 countries and regions (The Asahi Shimbun, Nov. 2)


-Tokyo taxi drivers allowed to refuse passengers not wearing masks (Kyodo News, Nov 5)


-Race to boost financial hub status intensifies among Japan cities (Mainichi Japan, Nov. 4)


-Taiwan start-up airline StarLux to fly to Tokyo, Osaka next month (Kyodo News, Nov. 3)


-Japan asks local gov’ts, businesses to extend New Year holiday (Kyodo News, Oct. 30)


-Japan starts “Warm Biz” energy-saving campaign (Kyodo News, Nov. 2)


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office