Premier Kathleen Wynne and a delegation of over 70 senior business leaders from Ontario spent a week visiting Japan and South Korea in an attempt to lure jobs and investment to the province. Two-way trade between Japan and Ontario was more than $11 billion last year alone. The delegation signed numerous deals worth over $120 million while on the ground in Japan.
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On Sunday November 13, the sun beat down on the immaculate rows of graves, graves framed by red rose bushes that seemed poppies dancing in a cordial breeze. Ministers from four faiths, a dozen or so embassies and various organizations, such as the CCCJ turned up at the Hodogawa Cemetery in Yokohama, to remember each soldier whose young stride--and these were very young men, their gray headstones shout--was cut down by unfeeling war.
More than a hundred and thirty Canadian souls, some from the concentration camp that was set up in distant Hong Kong, are anchored in Hodogawa.
CCCJ members and alumni associations from various Canadian universities (listed below), packed Roppongi BrewDog last Thursday for a laid back no RSVP, no cover charge cash bar “Back to School” mixer. People in attendance were diverse in background and industry, but all shared a common Japan-Canada link.
This event was organized by the CCCJ in association with the following alumni associations:
McGill MBA Japan and McGill Alumni Association (confirmed)
University of Toronto Alumni Association (confirmed)
SFU Alumni Association (confirmed)
New Governors for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ)
The CCCJ held its Annual General Meeting at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo on September 29, 2016.
“While we had a few unique challenges over the past year, we are back in high gear,” said board of governors’ chair Ron Haigh. “We have a new management team in place, we are building new bridges to potential members and we have great plans for the coming year.”
A Sake Night to (If I Can) Remember
Over 200 thirsty guests crammed the ballroom of the Tokyo American Club for the First Annual Night of Sake, held in partnership with the American, German, South-African and Danish Chambers of Commerce.
Over twenty breweries attended the event displaying over 50 different sakes.
“We had a remarkable evening,” said Donna Cotter, a senior executive with Manulife Financial. “We have tried a few sakes since we arrived in Japan a little over a year ago, but it was great to try so many different sakes in one evening.”