News - Event Report

CCCJ Tax Seminar for Canadian Expats in Japan

In collaboration with CCCJ member ReDev Properties and Trowbridge, the CCCJ hosted two tax seminars for Canadian expats living in Japan at the Tokyo American Club on November 28th and 29th. The seminar advised Canadians on property investment in Canada, tax regulations and concerns, as well as personal tax strategy while living abroad. The seminar is first of its kind in Tokyo in 10 years, providing valuable information to Canadians  about doing taxes abroad. For more information, please contact



November 28, 2016

Remembrance Ceremony

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.

November 15, 2016

CCCJ Alumni Mixer Fall 2016

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)

October 20, 2016
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Let's Negotiate

McGill Business Luncheon & Workshop with Professor Restrepo

September 30, 2016
- Ron Haigh

Results: Election to the CCCJ Board of Governors 2016-2018

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.”


September 29, 2016
- Ron Haigh

Joint Chamber Event: A Night of Sake

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.”

September 16, 2016