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01 Aug News | Comments

August 2014 – Following a thorough public sector tender and recruitment process, Business Link Japan is delighted to announce we have been selected by UKTI Japan to become the outsourced delivery partner for the Export to Japan digital platform. This project will see BLJ taking responsibility for hosting, managing, technical development, contents, and marketing of ...

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01 Jul News | Comments

July 2014 Winning Business in Japan & Korea …… Join us at the IFB (International Festival For Business) event at Langtree Park Stadiuam, St Helens to learn how to win business in Japan and Korea. The seminar is aimed at British companies seeking new business opportunities in Japan and Korea across a wide range of ...

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01 May News | Comments

May 2014 – BLJ take the stage following Prime Minister Abe at London seminar …… On May 1, JETRO held a major seminar in London promoting investment into Japan targeting local business people, with the attendance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and high-ranking officials from Hiroshima and Mie Prefectures and the cities of Kobe and ...

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30 Jan News | Comments

Jan 2014 – US Embassy Entrepreneur Award for BLJ’s Steve Crane  ……..Thursday 30th January – Following his success at the 2013 British Business Awards last year, BLJ’s CEO Steve Crane was invited to attend the fourth annual US Embassy Entrepreneur Awards last night in Tokyo. Hosted by US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy at her Embassy Residence, ...

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29 Jan News | Comments

Wednesday 29th January – The evening of Tuesday 28th January saw BLJ CEO Steve Crane attend a British Airways event celebrating 65 years of operations within Japan. British Airways, who are a fellow strategic partner of the Export to Japan platform, currently operate 12 weekly services between Heathrow and Tokyo (both Narita and Haneda) airports. ...

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03 Dec News | Comments

3rd December – BLJ again appointed to run UKTI Smart Grid Technology Mission to Japan Business Link Japan are excited to announce that they have once again been appointed to run the Smart Grid Technology Trade Mission on behalf of UK Trade and Investment. The third time this event has taken place, this year’s trade ...

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27 Nov News | Comments

BLJ, British Airways, The British Chamber of Commerce and UKTI announce the official launch of Export to Japan portal 27th November 2013 – Monday night in Tokyo saw the official launch of the new digital platform Export to Japan. Hosted by HM Ambassador Tim Hitchens at his residence, the reception was attended by more than ...

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04 Nov News | Comments

Monday 4th Nov - BUSINESS LINK JAPAN’S CEO STEVE CRANE WINS ‘ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2013’ This year’s British Business Awards, hosted by The British Chamber of Commerce (BCCJ), saw a multitude of talent receiving awards for their contribution to Anglo-Japanese business relations. BLJ is delighted to announce that founder and CEO Steve Crane was one ...

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30 Oct News | Comments

30th Oct 2013 – UKTI runs Oncology sector Mission to Japan On behalf of UK Trade & Investment, Business Link Japan are recruiting for the Life Science Mission to Japan: Oncology. During the week of the 3rd – 7th  February, a select group of UK Oncology companies and research bodies will have the chance to ...

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17 Oct News | Comments

17th Oct 2013 – BLJ’s Steve Crane attends Round Table Event with William Hague Business Link Japan CEO Steve Crane was invited to attend a ’round table’ meeting yesterday with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague. The meeting, held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Tokyo, was set up to showcase and demonstrate the new Export to ...

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09 Oct News | Comments

9th October – Twitter Account Redesign – Follow us at @BizLinkJapan Business Link Japan are excited to showcase our new twitter account @BizLinkJapan Please follow us for relevant news updates, international business opportunities and event announcements.  

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03 Oct News | Comments

3rd October – BLJ Client ‘Apical’ makes Sunday Times 2013 Tech Track 100 We are delighted to announce that Apical, a client of BLJ since 2004, have ranked within the Sunday Times 2013 Tech Track 100. The Tech Track league table lists Britain’s top 100 private technology companies, ranking them by the growth in their ...

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24 Sep News | Comments

24th September – Tokyo Launches ‘Special Zone’ for Foreign Businesses Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government has launched the ‘Special Zone for Asian Headquarters Project’ in an attempt to attract foreign companies to Tokyo. Amidst fears that Tokyo is being left behind in comparison to financial powerhouses such as Singapore and Hong Kong, Japan’s capital has embarked upon ...

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16 Sep News | Comments

16th September – Last Nuclear Reactor Shutdown, Signalling a Move to Renewable Energy? Today saw the halting of Japan’s last active nuclear reactor. In the early hours of Monday morning, activity ceased at the Ohi plant when reactor 4 was taken out of action. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked the Fukishima plant ...

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12 Sep News | Comments

12th September – UKTI Japan announce Oncology Webinar On Friday 4th October, The Life Sciences Team at UK Trade & Investment Japan are hosting a free online webinar exploring the opportunities within the Japanese Oncology Market. This webinar offers a rare and invaluable opportunity to British life sciences companies to learn about the current Japanese ...

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