Events - Speaker

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.

Luncheons by The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

  • June 15 (Fri) to June 22 (Fri) Registration Closed
  • 03:00
  • Please check the website

We are pleased to inform our CCCJ members for the luncheons held by SCCIJ (The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan) on June 15 and June 22. 

On June 15, the President of Google Japan G.K., Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, who will discuss about how Google sees the digital world shaping up in the future, and on June 22, Dr. Brice Koch, CEO of Hitachi Automotive, will give a speech about the challenges and opportunities with globalization of both Hitachi group and the automotive business.


CCCJ Speaker Series: Why Diversity in Business Matters with Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou

  • March 15 (Thu) Registration Closed
  • 03:00 ~ 05:00
  • 5500 for CCCJ Members, McGill Students & Alumni; 7500 for Non-Members

On March 15, we will continue our CCCJ Speaker Series by welcoming the Dean of the McGill Japan MBA programme, Professor of Finance Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou.

This event will be a lunchtime talk held at the Roppongi Hills Club from 12.00 to 14.00. The entry fee will include a delicious buffet-style lunch.

Seats are limited, so register soon! 


Event details: 

Date: March 15 (Thursday)

Time: 12.00-14.00

Venue: Roppongi Hills Club

GDM Discussion: High & Low Context Communication

  • December 11 (Mon) Registration Closed
  • 03:00 ~ 04:30
  • Member Ticket: ¥2,000, Non-member Ticket ¥3,000

Join the CCCJ's Global Diversity Management Committee for a great discussion on "High & Low Context Communication!"
This is the GDM Committee's first event, starting with a presentation from our committee chair, Ms. Akiko Kosuda, followed by a group discussion. GDM committee is a CCCJ's newly established committee, upgraded from Gender Diversity Round Table. Over the next 3 years, the GDM committee will host a series of speaker sessions, to help participants develop a better understanding of the diversity in the workplace. 

RWC2019: 2 Years To Go

  • Thursday 2 November 2017 Registration Closed
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • Happo-en
  • 10,000 yen (Member) | 14,000 yen (Non-Member)

Join the international business community in Tokyo as we celebrate two years to Japan's hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2019!
Starting today, tournament organisers will be kicking off a nationwide Rugby World Cup 2019 two-years-to-go festival in Tokyo.  The festival will reach a fitting climax at the international stadium in Yokohama, coinciding with the Japan v Australia match on 4 November, almost two years to the day before the Rugby World Cup 2019 final is played at the very same venue.

The JVCKenwood Turnaround: Management Moves That Powered A Stagnant Japanese Company Back To Profitability

  • October 05 (Thu) Registration Closed
  • 03:00 ~ 05:00
  • Tokyo American Club
  • Members 4000 yen, Non-Members 7400 yen

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan III
Speaker: Haruo Kawahara, Former CEO, JVCKenwood
Hosting Committees: Independent Business Committee, Sales Development Committee
Member Fee: ¥4,000
Guest Fee: ¥7,400
Meal: Plated Lunch Course
Sign-up: ACCJ Member Data Center
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, October 2, 12:00

CCCJ Speaker Series: Energy, Mining and Electric Transport: 3 winning partnership opportunities between Québec and Japan

  • September 19 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 03:00 ~ 05:00
  • Members ¥5000, Non-members ¥7000

The CCCJ is proud to have Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, as our speaker for our fall session. 

Pierre Arcand began his career in the 1970s. He worked primarily in radio as a journalist, news director, vice-president, general manager and co-owner of the station. In the early 2000s, he was appointed president of Corus-Québec, which then owned 14 radio stations throughout Québec. He also served on the boards of directors of Tel-Aide and the Fondation pour enfants diabétiques.

E.H. Norman Speaker Series “LGBTI Anti-Bullying Initiatives – Views from Canada and Japan”

  • November 21 (Mon) Registration Closed
  • 09:30 ~ 11:00
  • Free

E.H. Norman Speaker Series
“LGBTI Anti-Bullying Initiatives – Views from Canada and Japan”

In recent years, the issue of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) youth has attracted increasing attention in both Canada and Japan, where LGBTI youth – and those perceived as LGBTI – are at an increased risk of being bullied.

McGill Forum: Compassion and Success

  • November 18 (Fri) Registration Closed
  • 10:00 ~ 11:30
  • JPY 5,000 Advance, 5,500 at the door

Event Outline

Event Title: McGill Forum:  Compassion and Success

Date/Time 18 Nov 2016 (Friday), 19:00 – 20:30

Location: Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Annex A
  29-21 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  Access map
  (On foot:  Daikanyama sta. 3min, Nakameguro sta. 7min, Ebisu Sta. 10min)

Host:  McGill Alumni Association of Japan

From Canada to the International Space Station, a presentation by David Saint-Jacques

From Canada to the International Space Station - A presentation by David Saint-Jacques

In May 2016, the Canadian Space Agency announced that Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques was selected as a member of the November 2018 expedition 58/5 to the International Space Station.
Since 1984, when Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space, eleven Canadians have flown on US NASA Space Shuttles and on Russian Soyuz rockets in 15 missions.