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).
News - Event Report
The CCCJ in collaboration with Tokyo Canadians Hockey Club organized another edition of "Hockey Night in Tokyo" at Legend's Sports Bar in Roppongi. Around 40 people came out to the event and enjoyed another great evening of hockey and refreshments. Part of the evening's spendings will go into the CCCJ CSR Fund. We look forward to welcoming more people to the next hockey night.
The CCCJ Canada 150 Speaker Series was succesfully launched with a very influential speaker, Ms Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier of Québec, Minister responsible for Small and Medium Entreprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development. She spoke about Quebec’s new international policy and the opportunities it will create for Japanese businesses. Ms Thériault also shared her insights on how Québec was able to attract tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft with its recent developments in artificial inteligence.
The CCCJ participated in the annual Canada Network Symposium on December 9th, 2016 at the Embassy of Canada to Japan. This annual symposium invites "friends of Canada" from all regions in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Representatives were given opportunities to speak and update on their efforts to promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries, as well as grassroots interactions between people.