Newsletter October 20

GALA

We are eagerly waiting for the Tokyo government decision regarding banquet restrictions after October 25, but we have good hope that we can go ahead with our gala. For sure we are in full preparation!

In this regard we would like to remind those who signed up to confirm number and names of guests, food allergies/restrictions, and make a payment by the deadline of 27 October. 

If you have not yet signed up but are interested, please inform our office. You will be put on a waiting list for now, but we will do our utmost best to accommodate you.

 

RAFFLE
We would like to thank our many raffle sponsors this year! Again we will be able to give away a travel voucher to Belgium, several hotel stays and many many wonderful goods, drinks, sweets, about 300 prizes in total.

If you cannot wait till the event or you would like to surprise your guests, you can reserve some raffle tickets in advance – we will gladly prepare a receipt.
Also at the gala we can give a receipt to those who want, just ask the raffle staff.

We will use the same pricing as last year:
1 ticket = JPY 1,000
For JPY 5,000 you get 6 tickets / for JPY 10,000 you get 12 tickets

 

OTHER EVENTS

(If the government restrictions after October 25 allow it:)

Beer gathering @ Belgian Beer Weekend Toyosu on Thursday 11 November
More details will go out soon.

 

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

 

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

 

EVENTS FROM RELATED ORGANIZATIONS:

-With support of the Belgian Embassy, a Belgian Fair will take place at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, from November 1st till December 25th.
A Belgian Christmas market-themed afternoon tea, Belgian dishes and beers, perfect to get you in a Belgian Christmas spirit!

 

-The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce in Brussels (BJA) is gladly welcoming BLCCJ members at the following 2 webinars (free-of-charge):

1) Webinar on International Remote Working: TODAY 20 October, 18:00-19:30 JST (11:00-12:30 Belgian time)

2) Webinar on International Personal Data Transfers: Wednesday 27 October, 16:30-18:00 JST (9:30-11:00 Belgian time)

 

-Also the Austrian Business Council in Japan is gladly welcoming BLCCJ members to its next webinar:
Japan’s Next Normal – What to Expect From A New Government?: tomorrow 21 October, 16:00 – 17:00 JST

 

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.

 

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

-News from Luxembourg:
Commission rings the bell for green bond at LuxSE (Delano, Oct. 19)

 

-Lack of vaccination passport, testing threaten Japan’s reopening (The Asahi Shimbun, Oct. 19)

 

-Errors in vaccine database could delay digital certificate plan (The Asahi Shimbun, Oct 19)

 

-75% of Japan’s population has received first shot (NHK World – Japan, Oct. 18)

 

-Japan to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccine, test proof at eateries (Kyodo News, Oct. 18)

 

-Japan startup VLP begins trial of new COVID vaccine (Nikkei Asia, Oct. 19)

 

-U.S. to require COVID vaccination for foreign travelers from Nov. 8 (Kyodo News, Oct. 16)

 

-Japan to set up 100 bil. yen fund for advanced technologies R&D (Mainichi Japan, Oct. 17)

 

-China GDP growth slows to 4.9% (NHK World – Japan, Oct. 18)

 

We really hope to be able to see you soon again!

 

The BLCCJ office