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Webinars and news COVID-19 (May 13)

Webinars and news COVID-19 (May 13)

We are continuing on the webinar front: this afternoon we have our webinar on the Bel-Jap Double Taxation Treaty; next Monday Jerome Chouchan, CEO Godiva Japan, will be the speaker from Japan at an Inter-Chamber webinar with the Singapore, Shanghai and Vietnam BeLux Chambers of Commerce. The 25 seats for BLCCJ were booked in no time, so we have increased capacity to accommodate more members. Sign up soon if you are interested!

More webinars are in the making, so keep an eye on your mailbox and our website.


One of our (individual) member companies, recruitment agency Robert Half, is also organizing webinars. Tomorrow’s Robert Half Webinar will offer tangible tips and guidance to onboard your staff remotely.
You can sign up here for free if interested.


Some news headlines of the past days:

-Japan gov’t eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures Thursday (Kyodo News, May 11)


-Defending virus handling, PM Abe signals willingness to compile second extra budget (The Japan Times, May 11)


-Minister Aso says no tax cuts for time being to counter pandemic (Japan Today, May 13)


-Tokyo starts doling out cash to businesses closed due to coronavirus (Kyodo News, May 11)


-‘My Number’ card password applications flood system as people seek Japan gov’t handout (Mainichi Japan, May 12)


-BOJ gets first female executive director (Japan Today, May 12)


-Lower house passes bill allowing delayed pension payout (Japan Today, May 13)


-Toyota expects 79.5% fall in operating profit in FY 2020 (Mainichi Japan, May 12)


-Japan raises travel alert for 13 countries over virus pandemic (Kyodo News. May 12)


-Foreigners with stays until July again given extra 3 months to renew (Kyodo News, May 12)


-Japan approves quicker coronavirus testing kits (Kyodo News, May 13)


Finally, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) has made an easy-to-understand flowchart of the METI support programs (as of April 14) in Japanese and English.


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office