Build Your Network at Foreign Chambers of Commerce Events in Tokyo, Kyoto and Tochigi

Various countries’ chambers of commerce in Japan are at the forefront of fostering business growth and networking opportunities. Their commitment to organizing events open to both members and non-members demonstrates their dedication to promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the business community. These events provide a platform for professionals to connect and learn from one another. Whether you are a member or a non-member, attending these exciting events can be a valuable investment in expanding your professional network, staying updated on industry trends, and discovering new opportunities in the Japanese market. Here’s a lineup of what’s happening among these dynamic organizations.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

European Joint Chamber Cocktail Party 2023 

Join the BCCJ at the Institut français du Japon-Tokyo for an evening of networking and cocktails, hosted by 17 European chambers of commerce, where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and exquisite cuisine. Secure your spot early as this event is expected to sell out. Please note that bookings are restricted to two representatives per company.

Date: October 12
Time: 6:309pm
Venue: Institut français du Japon-Tokyo
Fee: Members ¥8,000 and non-members ¥12,000

Using Your Brand to Power Your Business in Japan 

Investing in your organization’s brand yields substantial returns. Misalignment and miscommunication often hinder these benefits. Eat Creative offers solutions in a session covering brand strategy, alignment across teams, supply chain partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and workforce optimization.

Date: October 18
Time: 8:309:30am
Venue: BCCJ Office (WORK STYLING Midtown Tower 18F)
Fee: Members ¥2,500 and non-members ¥4,000

British Business Awards 2023

Recognizing outstanding achievements in British–Japanese business relations, this is a prestigious event where attendees can celebrate the success stories of companies and individuals, network with industry leaders, and gain valuable insights into the British business community in Japan.

Date: November 2
Time: 610pm
Venue: Hilton Tokyo
Fee: Members ¥29,000 and non-members ¥33,000

The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan 

The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s (SACCJ) primary aim is to enhance the status of South Africa in Japan by stimulating an interest in the country among Japanese and promoting trade, commerce, intercultural understanding and friendship between our two nations. The SACCJ was established in 2008 to promote trade and commerce as well as enhance friendship and cultural understanding between the two nations. The SACCJ strives to be a reliable first point of contact for businesses and individuals related to South Africa in Japan, and to provide our members with access to a wealth of information and contacts to assist in their projects, ventures and businesses.

Photo Exhibit and Party to Celebrate the Triumphs and Legacy of African Rugby

​​Explore African rugby’s captivating history, featuring iconic images and media reports of the Springboks’ World Cup victories and the rugby journeys of South Africa, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. Join the SACCJ online and in person as diverse guest speakers bring this vibrant history to life for a celebration of African rugby. Make sure to extend the invitation to friends and family for this exceptional rugby event in Tokyo.

Date: October 6
Time: 7–9:30pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Venue: Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Akasaka
In-Person and Online Fee: SACCJ Members and members of Rugby Alliance Chambers ¥7,500, Non-members ¥8,500

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Pre-visit Webinar 2: Introduction to Mitacs for Japan-Canada Collaborations

Mitacs is a key player in fostering innovation through collaboration between academia, industry, and government to tackle global challenges. Join the CCCJ’s pre-webinar session on September 27 for a thorough introduction to Mitacs, its programs, and the exciting possibilities it offers for Canadian and Japanese businesses. 

Date: September 27
Time: 910:30am
Fee: Free

Breakfast Roundtable with Mitacs CEO and VIP International 

You’re invited to an exclusive meeting with Mitacs CEO Dr. John Hepburn and VP International Charles Achampong. They’re keen to boost Japan–Canada collaborations and are eager to inform you about program opportunities. Discover how to leverage these opportunities at this upcoming event. 

Date: September 29
Time: 911:30am
Venue: TRUNK Hotel
Fee: Free

North AmericaEurope Golf Challenge in Japan 2023 

Don’t miss the 19th North America vs. Europe Golf Challenge in Japan, hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ), the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the European Business Council in Japan. This highly anticipated event features a friendly rivalry between Team North America and Team Europe, along with individual and women’s competitions. Price includes green fees, caddie, lunch on the course, and party after play, including free flowing drinks for both the lunch and party. Plus, the first 40 people that register receive complimentary round-trip bus transportation.

Date: October 6
Time: 8am5pm
Venue: Atsugi Kokusai Country Club
Fee: ¥3,000 non-refundable registration fee paid to the CCCJ by bank transfer and a ¥22,500 play fee paid to the club
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Special Thanksgiving Event: Move, Eat & Chill Vol.2

Following the success of the chamber’s 2021 Thanksgiving workout and picnic, the CCCJ Wellness Committee is excited to host another day of yoga, running, and a delicious turkey bento picnic, co-hosted with the Canadian Embassy Workplace Wellbeing Committee. Space is limited, so sign up now. 

Date: October 14
Time: 10:00am2:30pm
Venue: The Official Residence at the Embassy of Canada to Japan
Fee: Members ¥4,500, and non-members ¥6,500; price includes Thanksgiving turkey bento box, 1 bottle of water, and 2 drinks. Rental mat will be an additional ¥800.

Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce 

IJCC Joint Networking Event with the ACCJ

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce teams up with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) for a joint networking event. During the evening, participants can connect with professionals from the Irish and US business communities, fostering cross-cultural collaboration and expanding business networks.

Date: September 28
Time: Begins at 7pm
Venue: Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan
Fee: Members ¥5,500 and non-members ¥8,000

Ireland Japan Business Awards 2023

This event recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions made by individuals and companies in promoting bilateral trade and investment between Ireland and Japan. The event celebrates excellence and success, and both members and non-members are invited to attend and honor the recipients.

Date: November 22
Time: 710pm
Venue: Conrad Tokyo
Fee: TBC

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

Energy ConferenceBusiness Leaders Forum 2023

Discover the future of energy and join industry professionals, policymakers, and innovators as they discuss sustainable energy solutions, renewable technologies, and the business prospects in the evolving energy sector.

Date: October 3
Time: 3:308pm
Venue: TBC
In-Person Fee: Members ¥9,000 and non-members ¥18,000
Online Fee: Members ¥5,000 and non-members ¥10,000

Australia and Japan—A bright future for hydrogen

A special event with the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Gain insights into the growing collaboration between Australia and Japan in the field of hydrogen energy. This event brings together experts and key players from both countries to discuss the potential of hydrogen as a clean energy source and explore business opportunities in this quickly developing sector.

Date: October 5
Time: 3:305:30pm
Venue: L’Espace@CCIFJ Tokyo, Nihonbashi Honcho Ys Building 1F
Fee: Members ¥5,000 and non-members ¥8,000

Retail Tech ConferenceBusiness Leaders Forum 2023

Dive into the world of retail technology at the Business Leaders Forum and discover the latest innovations, strategies, and trends in retail tech, while engaging with industry leaders to explore potential partnerships and advancements in the retail sector.

Date: October 24
Time: 38:30 pm
Venue: TBC
In-Person Fee: Members ¥9,000 and non-members ¥18,000
Online Fee: Members ¥5,000 and non-members ¥10,000

Gala Kansai 2023

Experience an unforgettable evening of glamor and celebration at the Gala Kansai, which brings together business leaders, diplomats, and professionals to network, enjoy exquisite cuisine, and celebrate the Franco-Japanese business community in Kansai.

Date: November 7
Time: 6:159:30pm
Venue: The Westin Miyako Kyoto
Early Bird Fee Until July 31: Members ¥35,000 and non-members ¥39,000
Fee After July 31: Members ¥38,000 and non-members ¥42,000

Gala de Tokyo 2023

Immerse yourself in an elegant evening of sophistication and networking. The gala will attract a diverse audience, providing an exceptional opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and build relationships.

Date: November 9
Time: 610:30pm
Venue: Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa
A Seat Fee: Members ¥60,000 and non-members ¥65,000
B Seat Fee: Members ¥50,000 and non-members ¥55,000
C Seat Fee: Members ¥40,000 and non-members ¥45,000

2023 French Japanese Business Summit

This high-profile event brings together top executives, policymakers, and industry experts from both countries to discuss bilateral trade, investment opportunities, and collaboration across various sectors.

Date: November 28
Time: 9:30am7pm
Venue: Nikkei Hall
Fee: Members ¥20,000 and non-members ¥40,000

Meet and Connect: Business Leaders Forum 2023

This unique startup competition is dedicated to showcasing French and Japanese startups invested in Tech4Good. During the main event, which is a public pitching contest, finalists will have the opportunity to present their business plan to an audience of high-ranking corporate executives.

Date: December 7
Time: 48:30pm
Venue: AgVentureLab (online and in-person)
Online fee: Members ¥1,000 and non-members ¥2,000
n-person fee: Members ¥2,500 and non-members ¥5,000

The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Webinar with IPCC on Climate Change

Stay informed about the latest developments in climate change and sustainability by participating in this webinar organized by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Gain valuable insights from experts and learn how businesses can contribute to a greener future.

Date: September 27
Time: 67pm
Where: Online
Fee: Free

BLCCJ Gala 2023

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated BLCCJ Gala 2023. This exclusive event brings together members, partners, and distinguished guests for an evening of celebration, networking, and strengthening business relationships.

Date: November 10
Time: 6:3011pm
Venue: Conrad Tokyo
Early Bird Fee Until September 30: Members ¥26,000 and non-members ¥31,000
Fee After September 30: Members ¥28,000 and non-members ¥33,000

German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

OktoberTech Japan 2023

Leading experts from Japan and Germany, including Nobel Prize winner Hiroshi Amano, meet to discuss the key issues impacting industries today. Innovative solutions to challenges brought about by climate change, declining birth rates, and labor shortages will all be at the center of the conversation.

Date: October 10
Time: 15:35pm
Venue: Dragon Gate
Fee: Free of charge

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

ICCJ Gala Dinner and Concert 2023

The highly anticipated gala dinner and concert celebrating Italy–Japan relations and culture brings an unparalleled opportunity for diverse networking. With live performances from renowned musicians and a menu crafted by a Michelin-starred Italian chef, the evening promises to be full of lively elegance. 

Date: December 8
Time: 611:pm
Venue: Gajoen Tokyo
Fee: Members seats starting from ¥26,000, non-members seats starting from ¥40,000

Updated by Theresa Hawkins and Angelinah Maphanga. 

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