Tue 06 October 2015 17:00   |  Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

We are pleased to invite you to “Briefing & Drinks” whereby our members present the sectors in which they operate, as well as outlining their strategies and operations. Our host company this time is Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo; highlighting it's Hospitality from the Heart, Core Values and Guiding Principles.

Thu 17 September 2015 19:30   |  Restaurant bar Amusement

In collaboration with de Nederlandse Kring in de Kanto (NKK - Dutch circle in Kanto), the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) is pleased to invite you to Welcome Back Drinks on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Thu 18 June 2015 17:00

We are pleased to invite you to “Briefing & Drinks” whereby our members present the sectors in which they operate, as well as outlining their strategies and operations. Our host company this time is Brand Loyalty Japan; a leader in loyalty programs to the food retail sector around the world.

Brand Loyalty Japan (BLJ) designs loyalty programs for the food retail sector in Japan and internationally. The company develops tailor-made loyalty programs aimed to increase the number of loyalty shoppers and increase sales. A loyalty program is a retail promotion whereby consumers collect coupons and rewards can be redeemed. As well as increasing sales, a loyalty program can also build brand equity. Rewards focus on food and family, creating a uniquely personal experience that makes consumers feel appreciated and better connected – leading to a more enjoyable shopping experience. The pull of a program is linked to the combination of 1) An appealing product/brand. 2) High value (as perceived) rewards, and 3) The opportunities to collect a discount. Brand Loyalty was established 20 years ago and operates in more than 40 countries. Brand Loyalty Japan was established in 2004 and is rapidly growing.

Our Speaker

Mr. Kazutaka Kariya graduated from Doshisha university in Kyoto and subsequently joined Itochu, a trading company. After completing his MBA at Thunderbird, USA, he joined Coca-Cola Japan. In 2009 he was appointed Representative Director and President of BLJ. Since then, BLJ’s sales have grown nine fold.

There is no charge for this event and both members and employees of member companies are welcome to attend. Registration of NCCJ members has a higher priority. Informal networking after the briefing at a locally situated bar is at your own expense.

Wed 27 May 2015 19:00   |  Deshima Lounge, Netherlands Embassy

The Management Committee of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan cordially invites you to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 27 May from 19.00 - 20.00 (doors open at 18:30) and will be followed by the NCCJ Aperitif which will be held in the nearby restaurant. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!

Tue 12 May 2015 11:30   |  DSM Japan K.K.

Have you ever wondered whether growing up or living in Japan or in the Netherlands, matters for our brain and thinking, and whether switching cultures affects your vary basic thinking patterns? Then the NCCJ is pleased to invite you to Lotgenoten on May 12, 2015.

You have surely experienced differences in customs, values and views between Japanese and other cultures. One can fill a library with books for managers about this topic. However, during the Lotgenoten lunch we will not focus on these, but rather on very basic thinking processes. We will discuss and experience with some mini experiments how there may be differences in memory, attention or even visual perception. What do you think are the advantages of these differences? How do they play a role in your work (as a manager, designer, architect, teacher)? Have you noticed any change in your basic thinking processes after living in another country for a while? Also, what could this mean for your children who grow up in different cultures? Would it matter for the brain?

Mariellle Gorissen-van Eenige PhD will facilitate the session. She is a Dutch registered Clinical Neuropsychologist who has been living in Tokyo for 7 years. She has her own practice “Tokyo Neuropsychologist” working mostly with children from bicultural families who have learning or behavior issues. She is an adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan.

This event is open to NCCJ members, employees of member companies and prospective members only.
Attendance is limited to 15 people to encourage maximum participation among participants.
Everything discussed is strictly OFF THE RECORD.

If you are not Dutch, you may wonder what is LOTGENOTEN? The official translation mentions “fellow sufferers” or “partners in misfortune”, albeit with a smile; we prefer to talk about “Partners in Circumstance”. Everybody faces challenges in Japan. It would seem to make sense to learn from each others’ successes as well as failures and hopefully speed up the learning curve. That is what LOTGENOTEN is all about.


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