Events - Speaker

The future of energy: how the energy sector can adapt in an ever-changing world

  • November 24 (Wed) Registration Closed
  • 18:00 ~ 19:00
  • Members -- Free, Non-members-- ¥1,200.

Join the Canadian Chamber's Sustainability Committee for an engaging discussion on how the energy sector can shift to meet the ever-changing demands of a planet in a state of climate change. The CCCJ will be joined by Mr. Michael Cojerian as he reflects on his many years of experience working both in the fossil fuel and renewable industries. 

Guest: Michael Cojerian, Canadian Solar, Representative Director, General Manager, Japan Energy Group 

Moderators: Justin Conley and Jackie Steele

Date: Wednesday, November 24th

Reflections on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with Sophie Pascoe

  • September 17 (Fri) Registration Closed
  • 12:30 ~ 13:30
  • Members -- Free Non-members-- Free

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games drew to a colourful close on Sunday, September 5, after nearly two weeks of competition among more than 4,400 of the world’s top athletes with impairments. The Games saw athletes compete in 539 events across 22 different sports, with an astonishing 69 World and 124 Paralympic records being broken. The 2020 Games also saw more female athletes take part than ever before.

[Virtual] Tokyo 2020 Paralympics—One Day to Go! The Impact of the Tokyo Paralympics in 1964 and 2021

  • August 23 (Mon) Registration Closed
  • 18:30 ~ 20:00
  • Free

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

Time: 18:30–19:30; optional networking 19:30–20:00

Speaker: Dr. Mark Bookman, historian of disability in Japanese and global contexts

Organizations: Joint Chamber Paralliance

Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Friday, August 20 (18:00)

Making your dreams come true - How Japanese Canadian Caroline Ishii became a celebrity vegan chef on July 3, 2021

  • July 03 (Sat) Registration Closed
  • 10:00 ~ 11:00
  • Free for CCCJ and MAAJ members (please indicate if you are a CCCJ member or a McGill alumni after you click “add to cart”), 1,500 yen for Non-members

Join us if you:

  • are an entrepreneur interested in a success story;
  • are interested in why healthy food is becoming such a booming industry;
  • want to know a bit more about the buzz around vegan and plant-based;
  • just love Canada and Japan!

Like many of us, Caroline grew up with her soul spanning two countries – Japan and Canada. A third-generation Japanese born and raised in Canada, Caroline is an award-winning vegan chef, an author, and a frequent guest on TV and public shows.

Indigenous Engagement Webinar 2-day Series: June 8th & June 9th

  • June 08 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 09:00
  • Free

Indigenous Engagement 2-day Webinar Series

Part 1 - Who are Indigenous Entrepreneurs? 

Date: June 8th, Tuesday 9:00 JST - 11:00 (June 7th, 5:00 PM PST) 

Part 2 - What is Effective Engagement?

Date: June 9th, Wednesday 9:00 JST - 11:00 (June 8th, 5:00 PM PST) 


A Prime Minister and his Legacy

  • September 08 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 12:00 ~ 13:00
  • Free

Japan will soon have a new Prime Minister following Mr Abe’s record breaking stint in office. Mr Abe won three Lower House elections and became a familiar figure internationally – in itself, an unusual achievement for a Japanese Prime Minister. His Abenomics programme and the Three Arrows promised much – but what did they really achieve and how will history judge this interesting figure? And what happens next – where do his successors propose to lead Japan?

Date: Tuesday, September 8th

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 JST 

Post-COVID Business Landscape Vol. 1

  • June 11 (Thu) Registration Closed
  • 13:00 ~ 14:00
  • Free

Prepare for the New Reality with the CCCJ!

While the post-pandemic business landscape is still unpredictable, COVID-19 has accelerated trends that in ‘normal’ times would have taken much longer to take root, forced some industries to make rapid adjustments, and opened up new opportunities to build back more diverse and resilient organizations.


Livestream Panel: Navigating the Olympics, Canada-Japan Diplomacy, and Business in a Post-Pandemic World

  • May 27 (Wed) Registration Closed
  • 17:30
  • Free

Discussing the Post-Pandemic Future

On March 23, the Canadian Olympic Committee dropped out of Tokyo 2020, one day ahead of the ultimate decision to reschedule. This can be seen as a metaphor for these uncertain times and the implications for international relations, business, and self-preservation. Will we see a return to normalcy in time for Tokyo 2021?

The Growth and Future of E-Commerce and the Online Marketplace in Japan

  • April 08 (Mon) Registration Closed
  • 12:00 ~ 14:00
  • Roppongi Hills Club
  • ¥5000 for members ¥ 8400 for non members

CCCJ is happy to co-host a guest speaker event with American Chamber of Commerce.

Event Overview
Increasing demand for e-commerce plays an important role in the Japanese economy, and service-oriented e-commerce alone accounts for $46 billion in revenue and the fastest growth rate at 11.3% per annum.