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Newsletter October 15

Newsletter October 15
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A few days ago the European Commission launched the “Access2Markets” platform, the new one-stop-shop for export and import information designed to help small and medium-sized firms trade beyond the EU’s borders and reap the benefits of EU trade deals.


From June to October, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan organised 9 webinars to inform and exchange views about the EU and Japan responses to COVID-19, as well as to provide ideas for enhancing EU-Japan cooperation in this new context. The webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing on the website.


MIPRO is organizing the Startup Seminar “Establishing a Company in Japan” on Friday 20 November, 14:00-15:30. More details here.

And global startup accelerator X-HUB Tokyo is launching the Inbound Program.


At the BLCCJ, we will be happy to welcome you at our beer gathering tomorrow. From 18:00 you can find us at Belgian Beer Weekend Toyosu @ CITABRIA BAYPARK.

Other BLCCJ events on the programme:
-October 21: European Joint Chamber Cocktail @ Park Hyatt Tokyo 39F
-October 28: Joint Golf Tournament @ Tomisato GC.
-November 17: webinar “Asian Economic Outlook” (from 20:00 @ Zoom)
-November 27: BLCCJ Gala Ball “Back together” @ Conrad Tokyo
-December 10: General Assembly
-January 30/31: Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat


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

-All Nippon Airways (ANA) launched cargo-only flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Brussels from October 14th, 2020. You can read the press release here.


-Virus-hit ANA to acquire 400 bil. yen in loans to bolster capital base (Kyodo News, Oct. 14)


-Major department stores pummeled by pandemic losses (The Japan News by the Yomiuri Shimbun, Oct. 14)


-Japan eyes additional stimulus package to spur virus-hit economy (Kyodo News, Oct. 13)


-Hunting for unicorns: Japanese start-ups see hope on horizon (Japan Today, Oct. 15)


-Japanese firms fall woefully short of meeting gov’t goals on women in management (Japan Today, Oct. 15)


-Japan to give some travel agencies more subsidies on growing demand (Kyodo News, Oct. 13)


-Tokyo fashion week opens with brands going virtual amid virus fears (Kyodo News, Oct. 12)


-Japan to delay taking bids for casino resort hosting due to pandemic (Kyodo News, Oct. 9)


Continue to take good care of yourselves, especially with the coming cold and rain!


The BLCCJ office