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Fri 25 January 2013

On January 15th the two NCCJs gathered at the Norwegian espressobar / cocktailbar Fuglen in Shibuya. Almost 30 participants braved the snow covered slippery streets of Tokyo to attend this Dutch - Norwegian evening to celebrate a good start on an exciting year 2013.

Wed 19 December 2012

Custom Media KK joined our Chamber last summer as an Associate member with Representative Leon van Houwelingen, Senior Account Executive. Custom Media KK is an independent, creative publishing and design house and business communications agency based in Tokyo. They provide a wide range of services, from bespoke magazines, newsletters, direct mail and online content creation to advertising, branding, communications, editing, and translating services. Some of their key products include C-Level publications for BCCJ Acumen directed at C-level readers at large and ACCJ digital promotion services.

Tue 18 December 2012

Saying goodbye to 2012 at the NCCJ Bonenkai

NCCJ members toasted farewell to 2012 at the Chamber’s annual bonenkai year-end party on Dec. 12.

The bonenkai (literally “forget the year party”) is an ancient Japanese tradition, observed by all kinds of groups in Japan, a time to get together with friends and colleagues and put the trials and tribulations of the past year behind us.

About 25 members attended the event, at Indian restaurant Diya at Roppongi Hills. For some of us it was a time to celebrate a year of continuing accomplishment and success; for others it was an opportunity to toast our survival in these turbulent times, forget our troubles and begin the new year with a clean slate.

Tue 20 November 2012

Since 1979, the European Commission’s Executive Training Programme (ETP) has been helping European companies to succeed in the Japanese and South Korean markets by providing intensive language and business training for their executives.

Applications are now open for the 2013/2014 cycle of the Executive Training Programme, aimed at helping European executives and companies to develop their business in East Asia. The programme offers a unique combination of executive business and language training provided by leading universities in Japan/Korea and an internship in a local company all of which is funded by the EU along with a scholarship. Participants will learn how to shape a credible business plan for their company, gain useful skills and insights to pave a path to successful expansion in Asia, and make useful contacts. 

For information, consultation and assistance with your application in Tokyo, contact:
Ms. A. Murray (EBC)
Tel: 03-3263-6225  |  E-mail:

Or apply now via


Tue 16 October 2012

The NCCJ held its annual 2012 Deshima Business Awards ceremony Oct. 11, attended by a full crowd at the TEPIA building in Gaiemmae. The ceremony this year was honored by the presence of H.E. Mr. Jan Kees de Jager, finance minister of the Netherlands, who presented the awards.

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