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

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

Thank you for your continued interest in our webinars!
Yesterday we held our first Inter-Chamber webinar with Singapore, Vietnam and Shanghai for which we gathered 100 participants (30 from BLCCJ).
At our next webinar on Thursday we’ll hear from our 2 Ambassadors – already 40 (!) people signed up, we can still accommodate till noon the day itself.


In the meantime the video data of 2 previous webinars have been made available:
Webinar with BNP Paribas: “General macro outlook: how deep will the recession be?” (speaker Koen De Leus, Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Fortis)
Webinar “The new Double Taxation treaty between Belgium and Japan” (speaker Wim Eynatten, certified Tax Consultant and International Tax Partner, Deloitte Belgium)
(Please note that the video data of our first webinar on legal issues were not to be made public, and there is no recording of the Inter-Chamber webinar.)


On the member front we’d like to put a spotlight on language school B.N.L. (Brussels-Nagoya-Languages) run by our member Veronique Dezonne.
“We are a small Belgian school located in a nice historic part of Nagoya, a few minutes walk from Kokusai Center station (Nagoya International Center).
We offer French, English and Dutch lessons for individuals and small groups for young students, adult and senior learners.
Themed courses and language stays are also available for the more adventurous!
We also provide courses in companies.
We of course offer online courses on Zoom or Skype.
“BNL” is first and foremost a school with a warm working atmosphere with teachers who listen to the needs of each student. Their progress is our main source of motivation.”


Here are some news headlines from the past days:

-Japan slips into recession, but worst is yet to come (Japan Times, May 18)


-Japan’s initial goal of V-shaped recovery not on horizon (Kyodo News, May 19)


-Southeast Asian economies slow amid pandemic (NHK World – Japan, May 19)


-Germany, France propose 500 bil. euro fund (NHK World – Japan, May 19)


-SoftBank Group’s Son turns cautious about new investments (Kyodo News, May 19)


-Thai gov’t OKs restructuring Thai Airways through bankruptcy court (Kyodo News, May 19)


-COVID-19 clouds the sky for Singapore’s flagship airline (Kyodo News, May 16)


-Japan considers relaxing some business travel restrictions (Japan Times, May 16)


-Tokyo says fewer than 20 daily new cases vital to ease virus steps (Kyodo News, May 15)


-New virus cases plunge in Japan: none in Osaka, 5 in Tokyo (The Asahi Shimbun, May 18)


-China aims to boost ties with Japan amid spat with U.S. over virus (Kyodo News, May 17)


-India overtakes China in number of COVID-19 cases (Kyodo News, May 16)


-Japan gov’t to ban resale of disinfectant ahead of economic reopening (Kyodo News, May 17)


-Finally, Belgium has started phase 2 of its phase-out plan on May 18


Take good care of yourselves!


The BLCCJ office