Mon 07 May 2012

METI has sent out a survey regarding the possible increase in consumption tax
and how companies plan to label their prices. As you might know the presented
plan calls for an increase from the current 5% to 8% from April 2014 and an
additional 2 percentage point from October 2015.

Unfortunately the questionnaire is only in Japanese so far. The deadline is set
for 25 May however METI appreciates answers before 11 May. Please note that your individual
answers will not be made public but all answers will be complied into one EBC
Please login to download the questionnaire and send your replies to the NCCJ office.

Wed 24 August 2011

JNS invites us to Salon Concert, "Amber Docters van Leeuwen Cello Concert" on 10th September.

"We, JNS are delighted to welcome Ms. Amber Docters van Leeuwen, cellist, introduced by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to our salon concert.

Thu 23 June 2011

Please find the following information from MBJ Cup Taskforce: 

We are pleased to announce that the 9th North America - Europe Golf Challenge in Japan, the Mercedes-Benz Japan Cup, will be played on Friday, September 30, at the same venue as in previous years, the Atsugi Kokusai Country Club in Kanagawa Prefecture. As always, we expect to have approximately 72 players on both teams.

Wed 22 June 2011

The 20th EU-Japan Summit was held on 28 May in Brussels.  In his press statement, European Commission Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said, “We have agreed to seek mandates for negotiations and in parallel to conduct a scoping exercise to define the parameters of an ambitious comprehensive agreement that tackles all trade barriers – from procurement and investment barriers to tariffs and non-tariff measures.

Mon 20 June 2011

On Thursday 16th June some of the NCCJ management committee members had the opportunity to share a last lunch (not supper) with Jeroen Dalderop, recently retired chairman of the NCCJ, before he leaves for the Netherlands with his family.

We met at K’shiki on the 38th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo.  It was a nice opportunity to share some memories and thoughts, to thank Jeroen for his excellent contribution to the chamber, and to wish him well for the next chapter in his life.

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