Newsletter April 21

Tomorrow 18:00-20:00 is our online networking event with the General Manager of Chopard Japan on the Remo platform.
If you still want to join, please let us know asap!

 

For May, two inter-Asian Chambers webinars are in the making:
-Talk with Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot: Friday 7 May, 19:00-20:15 @ Zoom
-Talk with Google Belgium CEO Thierry Geerts, Monday 17 May, 16:00-17:00 @ Zoom
More detailed information will go out as soon as possible.

 

Our golf event with the French Chamber on May 28 already has 50 signups!
You can still sign up till May 18, or sponsor the event with a prize.

 

Last week we reminded you to keep your BLCCJ Directory profile updated.
We no longer print the directory, so the online directory is now the only tool to access the member information.
If you have any difficulties to log in or to make changes, please contact our office.

 

There is a new cafe in our member network!
In view of his Ecoloupe organic initiative, member Simon Grunberger (Grunberger Diamonds) has opened the Ecoloupe Cafe in Zoshigaya.
You can enjoy food and drinks prepared with Ecoloupe organic products, or simply purchase them.

 

You can also still go and savor the Delvaux Afternoon Tea @ Tokyo Edition hotel – till May 9.

 

And BLCCJ members can use the attached coupon for dinner at restaurant “The Pig & The Lady” in Ebisu: 20% off if you show the coupon before end of May, 10% off before end of June.

 

Here are some news headlines of the past days:

-Japan to impose fresh COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo (Kyodo News, April 21)

 

-Japan tightens rules on COVID-19 test certificates for travelers (Japan Today, April 20)

 

-Japan’s March exports up 16.1% on year, biggest rise in over 3 yrs (Kyodo News, April 19)

 

-China marks sharpest economic growth in 1st quarter as virus woes wane (Kyodo News, April 16)

 

-Japan convenience store sales rise for 1st time in 13 months in March (Kyodo News, April 20)

 

-Japan’s home-appliance shipments hit 24-year high (NHK World – Japan, April 20)

 

-Tokyo condo listings rise as people work from home (NHK World – Japan, April 20)

 

-22% of Japan firms eye fewer new hires for FY 2022 as pandemic bites (Mainichi Japan, April 19)

 

-All Nippon Airways to offer weddings on grounded planes (The Asahi Shimbun, April 20)

 

-Hotels vie for guests with new long-stay offers for teleworkers (The Asahi Shimbun, April 20)

 

-Tokyo Olympic chief denies possibility of canceling games (Kyodo News, April 16)

 

-Japan mulls delaying decision on Olympic spectator cap until June (Kyodo News, April 21)

 

-Japan to receive 50 mil. additional doses of Pfizer vaccine (Kyodo News, April 21)

 

-Japan still not ready to approve AstraZeneca vaccine (Mainichi Japan, April 20)

 

Finally, kindly note that our office will be closed for the Japanese Golden Week holiday from Thursday 29 April until Wednesday 5 May. We will be back at your service on Thursday 6 May.

 

Take good care!

 

The BLCCJ office