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We call upon all BCCJ members with voting rights to vote in our 2017-2018 Executive Committee (Excom) election, running from Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 12, at 1700. This year, there are a total of 21 candidates competing for 15 Excom seats.

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The BCCJ welcomes members of all nationalities. Our five membership categories provide a range of options to suit every eligible company and individual in Japan, and non-resident members are also welcome.

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The March 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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April 3, 2017

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The quarterly tankan survey asked about 11,000 companies nationwide what they think about economic conditions in Japan.

April 1, 2017


The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is a unique, immersive team building experience, which takes place in the heart of financial districts around the world and is heading to Tokyo for the first time on Friday 26th May 2017.

March 31, 2017


The latest government data shows that Japan's unemployment rate fell to a more than 22-year low of 2.8% in February from the previous month.

March 30, 2017

Changes to Gift/Inheritance Tax Policy in Japan

IBA would like to inform BCCJ members about the upcoming changes to gift and inheritance tax policy and the potential effects for foreign nationals living in Japan.

March 30, 2017

New 12-Sided £1 Coins Enter Circulation

The round £1 coin is being replaced by Royal Mint with a new version specifically designed to reduce the number of forgeries.

March 30, 2017


Life insurance to cost less as Japanese live longer | Record 97.45 tril yen budget | EU-Japan pact

March 30, 2017

Brexit: Article 50 Triggered

Today, on 29 March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, beginning the two year negotiation for the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

March 29, 2017

Labour Reform: Overtime Cap and Equal Pay

A government panel unveiled an action plan this week to reduce long working hours and ensure equal treatment for regular and non-regular employees as Japan seeks to promote broad labour reform.

March 28, 2017

BT Japan's President Among World's 50 Greatest Leaders

The BCCJ is delighted to announce that BCCJ Platinum Member, Haruno Yoshida, President of BT Japan, has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders 2017.