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Newsletter October 6

Newsletter October 6
Kipling Tricote
Expat Expo Tokyo

With the lifting of the state-of-emergency we are hopeful that we can soon organize live events again.



Thanks to your enthusiasm our Gala “Ready To Take Off Again” on 5 November at Conrad Tokyo has reached full capacity.
However, we urge you to inform us if you are not yet registered but interested to join, we will do our utmost best to accommodate you.

If you are considering to sponsor the raffle, please keep in mind that the sponsor deadline is 19 October.

Also keep in mind that there is still a possibility we have to cancel the gala.
This will depend on the decision of the Tokyo government regarding the restrictions after 24 October. If we need to cancel, we will inform you asap.



-Don’t forget to sign up for our webinar tomorrow:
“Leveraging Green Towards a Profitable and Sustainable Business” with FinCity.Tokyo Chairman Hiroshi Nakaso and LuxFLAG Chairwoman Denise Voss: Thursday 7 October, 16:00-17:00 @ Zoom

Belgian Beer and Food Academy in Osaka: Thursday 2 December @ Hilton Osaka
More details will go out soon.

BLCCJ General Assembly 2021: Wednesday 15 December, 18:30-20:00 @ Natixis office / followed by dinner @ Bistro Buzz
More details will go out soon.



-BLCCJ flagship member company Puratos Japan (and its President, BLCCJ Director Jean-Pierre Bernardino) is featured in the latest Japan Times Sustainable Japan section.
The company’s signature sustainability initiative, Cacao-Trace, partners with farmers in the countries that produce the cacao for Puratos, empowering them to produce the best possible product and redefining standards for chocolate.

-Belgian brand Kipling (imported by BLCCJ member company L&S Corporation) has collaborated on a bag collection with Japanese brand Tricote.
The collection is available from today.
More details on the website and in the attachment.

-We are still welcoming member companies to join our King’s Day advertisement in The Japan News on 16 November. Deadline is 15 October.
So far we have received confirmation from Aqua Plannet (Belgian Brasserie Court), Delvaux Japan, Edelweiss (Wittamer Japon). Solvay and UCB Japan.



BLCCJ is one of the supporters of the EXPAT EXPO TOKYO 2021 (Nov 5 and 6 @ Hamamatsucho-kan)
At this expo you will find various English-friendly businesses, from schools to real estate companies to local tourism associations. And you will be able to enjoy traditional Japanese culture through samurai performances, kimono wearing experiences, shamisen playing experiences, mangekyo (kaleidoscope) making experiences, sake tasting etc.
For more information please visit the website.
When visiting the expo, please fill out the attached registration form or bring a business card.


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

-Fumio Kishida starts work as Japan’s prime minister (Kyodo News, October 5)

-Japan to consider when to restart “Go To Travel” tourism campaign (Kyodo News, October 5)

-New Japan finance chief vows to set course for fiscal consolidation (Mainichi Japan, October 5)

-IMF says trimming global growth forecast due to rising risks (Mainichi Japan, October 6)

-More than 60% in Japan vaccinated twice (NHK World – Japan, October 4)

-Japan to see price hikes in food, tobacco products from Oct. (Kyodo News, September 30)

-Japan telecom NTT eyes remote work as norm for all 320,000 employees (Kyodo News, September 28)


We hope to meet again soon!


The BLCCJ office