On July 30th, CCCJ held the Canadian Foundation 150th anniversary event with Embassy of Canada in Japan. In addition to more than 450 participants from various Canada-Japan business communities, the representatives of CCCJ and the Embassy were in attendance. Ian Burney, ambassador of Canada welcomed the guests in rainy day, expressed importance of Canada-Japan relation and to build a further strong relationship.
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On June 22nd, CCCJ held Annual General Meeting to Japan at Embassy of Canada. New chairman, Neil van Wouw welcomed members at the meeting.
Ken Arbour, chairman of recommended election supervisory committee announced the result of governing board election and introduced new vice chairman, Robert Fuller. CCCJ welcomed Avrom (Avi) Salsberg, Yuko Sudoh, Stephane Beaulieu, Eric DeGroot, Karl Pires, Philip O'Neill, Ron Huber, David Anderson, and Greg McDonald, the returning members to the governing board.
The CCCJ's 16th Annual Golf tournament brought together 51 ethusiastic golfers from Tokyo's business community this year at Tsutsujigaoka Country Club. A day of perfect weather, with blue skies and just enoguh sun, we enjoyed a full day of golf and beer before finishing off with an award dinnner party on the terrace. As with previous years, our tournament was played in a team scramble format; no one plays alone, and no worries about odd and wayward shots! Teamwork and fun are key points to this event!
The Japan-Canada Joint Chamber Council meeting takes place once a year alternating between Japan and Canada, to discuss bilateral business relationship and partnership between Japan and Canada. This year was attended by members of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Sendai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ).