The CCCJ launched its inaugural Executive Forum, inviting chamber executives to discuss their businesses together including the challenges and opportunities that they face in Japan. Ambassador of Canada to Japan Ian Burney welcomed the attendees to the Official Residence, stressing the importance of a strong chamber and how the organization can help Canadians and Canadian firms in their respective sectors.
News - Business
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) conducts a survey every year on the obstacles foreign-affliated companies face in Japan and the the attractiveness of Japan the companies feel for the purpose to improve the business environment in Japan. The result will be utilized as a source of policy proposals to the government for deregulations and reforms on administrative procedures.
CCCJ members, especially foreign affiliates headquartered in Canada are encouraged to contribute to this survey. The deadline for completing the survey is June 21.
The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC) provides centralized services for procedures needed to establish a company or to start up a business in Tokyo, such as certification of Articles of Incorporation, company registration, taxes, pension and social insurance, and immigration procedures.
A new satellite center next to Shibuya Hikarie has opened.
The Canadian athletic apparel retailer lululemon welcomed its grand opening of its Ginza Six store on April 20. Established in 1998, the Vancouver-based company has seen tremendous success in the international market, and is now back in Tokyo. CCCJ Executive Director Jim Zhang met with Ken Lee, SVP of Asia Pacific Retail to congratulate their grand opening and discussed the chamber's role to assist a Canadian company in Japan.
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The Canadian - Summer 2016. Vol 16. Issue 03.
Asia Pacific View - Index Card
By Joseph Caron - Former Ambassador of Canada to Japan, an honorary professor with the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and a distinguished fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Illustration by David Jaskiewicz