Upcoming Events

Managing the Media in a Crisis

The CCCJ has arranged for media training specialist David Wagner to deliver a thought-provoking session on what companies need to bear in mind when a crisis hits.

Issues only become crises when the media get involved - and the media have enormous power to affect the outcome of the crisis and the future of your business. Favorable media coverage can trigger positive actions among customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders. Negative exposure can inflict damage that takes years to reverse.

Giving Back to Japan 2: Community Leaders Report

During the past 12 months, a great deal of progress has been made in terms of relieving people's immediate needs, yet years of reconstruction stretch ahead in Tohoku. And while the Government of Japan is of necessity first addressing major infrastructural needs, the view from the region's cities and towns is understandably more focused on the minutiae of repairing the social fabric of communities that have literally been torn asunder.

Venture Capital: New Opportunities

  • May 15 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 09:00 ~ 11:00
  • Aoyama Robbins Club
  • 7,000 yen (member) | 8,000 yen (non-member)

The scarcity of real venture capital in Japan has created an opportunity for Venture Capital firms that are seeking quality Japan-based firms and opportunities to invest  in. Four leading Venture Capital firm representatives will make presentations on the type of investment opportunities they are seeking and how recipient firms can successfully access them. Don’t miss this ground-breaking opportunity!

Welcome Back Spring Party

  • April 10 (Tue) to May 10 (Thu) Registration Closed
  • 10:00 ~ 12:00
  • The Wexford Tavern
  • 5,500 yen

For those who cannot attend the golf tournament please join us for a casual party to welcome back Former Consul Allan Edwards to be held on the same day.

The End of Business as We Know it

  • April 10 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 04:30 ~ 09:30
  • Hotel Okura Akebono Room
  • 8,000 yen (members)

You are invited to a special Joint Chamber event designed to help us all make the shift to a sustainable world.

When it comes to creating a sustainable economy, failure cannot be an option - not least for future generations. But how to build a consensus, whilst ensuring that all players, including our businesses, thrive in this new, more sustainable world?

The Edwards Spring Cup Golf Tournament and Reception

  • April 10 (Tue) Registration Closed
  • 00:45 ~ 10:00
  • Mukonodai Golf Course
  • 16,800 yen ( KCBA/OCCI/CCCJ/TJCS Members)

Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom trees while playing 18 holes of your best golf. But don't get distracted there are still prizes at stake.

After 9 holes you can relax in the dinning area and eat lunch before setting out on the back 9. And after 18 there will be a barbecue reception where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the golf course.

During the Barbecue reception there will be awards for the good, the bad and maybe the average. There will be many prizes and sponsors for this event.

Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Winemaker Dinner

  • April 06 (Fri) Registration Closed
  • 10:00 ~ 13:00
  • Roppongi Hills Club - The French Cellar
  • 15,000 yen (members and guests)

Laughing Stock Vineyards is a small-production winery making ultra-premium wines in the much heralded Naramata Bench region of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Co-owners Cynthia (vineyard manager) and David Enns (winemaker) will personally introduce their 2009 ‘Portfolio’ and 2009 ‘Blind Trust’ Bordeaux blend wines, while also discussing their philosophy and practices at Laughing Stock, and the unique characteristics of the Naramata Bench.

Revitalizing Tohoku: Reigniting Volunteering Efforts For Reconstruction

One year has passed since the earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku area. Relief efforts quickly started and peaked during the Golden Week holiday. Since then, volunteerism has fallen steadily while much difficult recovery remains to be done. If you have already volunteered in Tohoku, would you do it again? If you haven't gone up yet, how should you get involved? Is there anything you can do from Tokyo?

The Post 3.11 Mental Health Tsunami: A Panel Discussion

The March 11th disaster made us realize that no one can be prepared for a large scale disaster single-handedly. In order to provide effective disaster relief for the English-speaking population, we need to ensure collaboration among stakeholders in the international community, English-speaking specialists and Japanese professionals. Experienced experts in this area and will discuss:

March Monthly Mixer - Networking Reception and Volunteer Appreciation

The CCCJ will be hosting its March Monthly Mixer at Roppongi Hills Club on the 51st Floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Coming off the largest event in CCCJ history, with its success being largely attributable to sponsor and volunteer efforts, the theme to this month's mixer is to express our recognition and appreciation to active sponsors and volunteers of the CCCJ.

How Japanese companies meet the requirements of a challenging global economy - Yasuo Hayashi, Special Advisor to JETRO

Beginning with Greece, the European sovereign dept crisis, as one of the problems of the European recession, led to a feeling of opaqueness in the global economy that cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, emerging nations, who play a leading part in Asia, though still concerned about factors like inflation, aim to establish themselves as the centre of world growth.