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Webinars + member news + news COVID-19 (May 15)

Webinars + member news + news COVID-19 (May 15)

Several online events have been set up for the coming week:

-Monday 18 May, 19:00-20:15: Inter-Chamber webinar “ COVID-19, from the Lockdown to the Opening” together with the Singapore, Shanghai and Vietnam BeLux Chambers of Commerce. Speaker from Japan will be Jerome Chouchan, CEO Godiva Japan.


-Thursday 21 May, 16:00-17:00: webinar with the Belgian and Luxembourg Ambassadors


-Monday 25 May, 18:30-19:30: online beer gathering


If you want to sign up for any of these events, just send an email to (members-only).


We also share news from one of our members:

Simon Grunberger has been working on the organic/biological label “Ecoloupe”, a new label that brings you total transparency and traceability on everything you eat. All the food is natural and organic, everyone working for the label has to comply to strict rules and regulations guaranteeing the use of no pesticide, no synthetic fertilizer and no radioactivity.
You can read more on this new label and order products through the website.


Finally, some news headlines of the past days:

-Japan lifts coronavirus emergency outside Tokyo, Osaka regions (Kyodo News, May 14)


-Osaka to remove part of business suspension requests from Saturday (Kyodo News, May 15)


-Japan aims to enact 2nd extra budget by mid-June to fight virus (Kyodo News, May 14)


-Japan top business lobby urges 4-day workweek as anti-infection step (Mainichi Japan, May 15)


-Coronavirus might cost Japan over 1 million jobs, economists say (The Japan Times, May 14)


-Olympics: IOC preparing $800 million for postponement costs (Kyodo News, May 15)


-Japan expands entry ban to Mexico, 12 other countries (Kyodo News, May 14)


-Foreign visitors down 99% in April due to virus-linked entry bans (Kyodo News, May 14)


We also suggest to have a look at our list of COVID-19 related links for the latest updates from each government/organization.


Enjoy a relaxing and safe weekend!


The BLCCJ office