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Friday, 29 September Breakfast Meeting with Mr. Bruno Colmant, organized by BLCCJ
"Shaping Europe for Tomorrow. Together.
When challenges become opportunities."

Venue: The Peninsula Tokyo, Sky Room 24F
Fee: Members 5,000 yen, others 6,500 yen
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Friday, 6 October The 15th Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup
The North America - Europe Golf Challenge in Japan
Venue: Atsugi Kokusai C.C. Kanagawa Pref.
Cost: 24,700 yen
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Friday, 25 August - FCCJ Yakatabune Event
Finnair AY4159 - Finn Tour FT4120 Code Share Cruise
The Chamber started off the autumn season in style and with some great fun with the 8th Finnair AY4159 - Finn Tour FT4120 Code Share Yakatabune Cruise on Friday, 25 August.

Also this year the Yakatabune boat departed from Asakusabashi touring down Sumida River to Odaiba and back in 2.5 hours. During the cruise we enjoyed a great Japanese sashimi-tempura dinner and drinks in the "all-you-can-eat & drink" style. The boat made stops at Odaiba and close to the Tokyo Skytree. Before returning to Asakusabashi we had lotteries for prizes from the sponsors.

The event, held in nice and very warm summer weather, attracted 50 participants and made affordable by the support of our sponsors, Finnair and Finn Tour.

For a report from the event with a lot of pictures, click here

 Tuesday, 1 August - Joint Nordic Chamber Event
1st Joint Nordic Beer Garden Evening
Traditionally the Nordic Chambers have given their members the summer period off but we are always trying to renew ourselves and decided to break this tradition by organizing the first Joint Nordic Beer Garden Evening on Tuesday, 1 August.

The event was held Forest Beer Garden in Meiji Jingu Gaien as a two hour all you can eat BBQ and drink party.

Despite a rainy day we had over 70 participants, including 20 from FCCJ, who could enjoy in addition to plenty of food and drinks also a lot of networking between the members of the five chambers.

For more about the event, click here

 Thursday, 29 June - FCCJ Club Evening
How to Tackle Legal Issues Foreign Companies Face in Japan
Our Club Evening, held on Thursday, 29 June at the Scandinavian Center in Akasaka, had the theme, "How to Tackle Legal Issues Foreign Companies Face in Japan".

Ulrich Kirchhoff and Tobias Schiebe, Foreign Attorneys-at-Law/Legal, at one of our newest member company, ARQIS Foreign Law Office, and their Japanese colleague Takashi Yoneyama from TMI Associates gave us in insights in how to solve legal issues that foreign companies operating in Japan might face, focusing on labor laws and recent changes in data protection.

They also explained their "Members-for-members" free first consultation service for FCCJ members!

The 21 participants engaged very actively in the event and we spent more than one hour on the presentations, questions and discussion.

For more about the event, including the full presentation, click here

 Saturday, 3 June - Special Event
FCCJ Fishing Tour - A Well Spent Saturday!
On Saturday, 3 June FCCJ organized its first "pure" fishing tour, starting from Kurihama port, ca 20 km south of Yokohama. The fishi grounds where 15-30 min. from the port and the tour lasted for 7 hours.

The 12 participants could enjoy excellent weather with very mild winds, catching close to 200 fishes, mainly "aji" (horse mackerel), but also a few "saba" (mackerel), some "matouidai" (John Dory or St. Peter's fish) and one "fugu" (blowfish).

Sponsoring by MOS Tax Corporation made the trip affordable and Yoshinori Sano was instrumental in organizing the tour and his fishing experience was very valuable as most of the participants had little of no experience of deep sea fishing.

For a report from the event, click here

 Friday, 19 May - Finland 100th Anniversary Event
Tampere Philharmonic Concert and Reception at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
As part of the Centenary of Finland's Independence celebrations in Japan, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, tour Japan in May. The concert program includes representative works by the national composer Jean Sibelius.

The Embassy of Finland and FCCJ jointly organized a reception hosted by H.E. Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari after the first concert on Friday, 19 May at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno.

The reception was attended by 140 persons, including 105 FCCJ members and their guests. The conductor of the orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali (pictured above with Ambassador Siukosaari), also attended the reception and made a very nice speech.

For a report from the event, click here

 Thursday, 11 May - Joint Networking Event by CLIC
Takayuki Kimura: "Establishing a Swedish Premium Brand in Japan "
CLIC (Creative Linking of International Chambers) is a loose organization of 8 smaller European Chambers of Commerce in Japan created for the purpose of organizing innovative networking events to enable trading of ideas between the members of the participating chambers.
CLIC consists of the Austrian Business Council, the Belgian-Luxembourg, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss Chambers.

The fourth event was a joint Chambers' Networking evening where we had Mr. Takayuki Kimura, President and CEO of Volvo Car Japan, as our guest speaker. The theme of his presentation was "Establishing a Swedish Premium Brand in Japan". Mr. Kimura revealed the secrets behind VOLVO's success in Japan and share with us his views on the future of the automotive industry. His presentation ended with a very active Q&A session.

For a report from the event, with over 100 participants from 7 chambers, click here

FCCJ supports

Finnair supports FCCJ

Stora	Enso supports FCCJ

Coil Center Fujita  supports FCCJ

MOS Tax Corporation supports FCCJ

Finn Corporation supports FCCJ

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