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Voices of Support for Japan

Cross-Chamber Young Professional Networking Night
20 October 2016, Thursday
The BJA invites you to link up with other young professionals from no less than thirteen international and local Chambers of Commerce from across Belgium at the fourth edition of its famous cross-chamber speed-networking event.

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BJA Exclusive Visit to the Belgian Federal Parliament
25 October 2016, Tuesday



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Pictures of the BJA Golf 2016

The Pictures of the BJA Golf 2016 have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

09月17日に開催されました、BJA Golf 2016の写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the Second YES X Briefing Session

The Pictures of the Second YES X Briefing Session have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

09月06日に開催されました、Second YES X Briefing Sessionの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Job offers at BJA members
人材募集

Please have a look at the latest job offers from Graylings, Flanders Investment & Trade, MUFG, Toyota Boshoku Europe,, Panasonic, Mutoh, AM&PM, Makita Europe, Japan Consulting Office,...Interested? Click on more.

只今,Graylings, MUFG, Toyota Boshoku Europe, Panasonic, Mutoh, AM&PM, Makita Europe, Japan Consulting Office数社で人材を募集しています。詳しくはこちらの'more...'をクリックしてください。

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Join the BJA now and get 4 months for free!


By joining the BJA as of September 2016, you membership will be valid until the end of 2017, so four months for free!

Click on 'more' to join

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BJA vision on Belgian corporate tax reform - Position Paper

On the occasion of the 2016 budget control, the Belgian federal government agreed on 9 April 2016 on the principle of a corporate income tax (“CIT”) reform. According to the budget control notifications, the Finance Minister is requested to propose, by 30 September 2016, alternatives to reform the CIT regime, allowing to address the challenges facing the country’s competitive position.

Via the link below you can find our position paper reflecting the concerns and views of Japanese companies doing business in Belgium. This position paper outlines how the BJA Legal & Tax Committee believes – following a consultation with its members, i.e. Japanese MNEs investing in Belgium – the Belgian CIT regime should ideally evolve in order to deal with these challenges and in order to remain competitive for retaining and attracting regional headquarters of (Japanese) MNEs in Belgium.

In order to strengthen the competitiveness of Belgium for retaining and attracting foreign direct investment, the BJA Legal & Tax Committee believes that the strategic focus of the CIT reform should be on realising a significant tax rate reduction in combination with (continued) support of innovation, investment & employment and with a simplification of the CIT regime.

Read all in the document following the link.


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Pictures of the Friendship Committee Event at the Ommegang Parade

The Pictures of the Friendship Committee Event at the Ommegang Parade have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

07月05日に開催されました、Ommegang ParadeのFriendship Committee Eventの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Welcome to our newest company members
新企業会員のご紹介


The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce welcomes Cydas.com, Mutoh Belgium, Keller & Heckman LLP, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Softkinetic, Herfurth Group, Antwerp Headquarters, Mizuho Bank Nederland Brussels Branch
For more information and contact details, please click on more.

この度、Cydas.com, Mutoh Belgium, Keller & Heckman LLP, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Softkinetic, Herfurth Group, Antwerp Headquarters, 並びにMizuho Bank Nederland Brussels Branch新たにBJA企業会員となられましたこと謹んでお礼申し上げます。 詳しい会社概要に関してはこちらの’more…’をクリックしてください。

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BJA 2016-2017 Directory
The thirteenth edition of the BJA directory will be available as of September 2016. You can order it online now by clicking on 'more'

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Pictures of the #Yes2Belgium Joint Foreign Chambers Special Evening Event

The Pictures of the #Yes2Belgium Joint Foreign Chambers Special Evening Event have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

06月22日に開催されました、#Yes2Belgium Joint Foreign Chambers Special Evening Eventの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the YES X First Briefing Session

The Pictures of the YES X First Briefing Session have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

06月23日に開催されました、YES X First Briefing Sessionの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the Security Seminar

The picture of the 4th Security Seminar have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

04月21日に開催されました、第4回企業・在留邦人向け安全対策セミナーの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the BJA Hanami

The picture of the BJA Hanami have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'.

04月03日に開催されました、花見の写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the BJA Annual General Assembly Meeting

The picture of the BJA Annual General Assembly Meeting have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'

03月17日に開催されました、定例総会の写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Video of the Day of Remembrance

The video of the 5th commemoration ceremony at the Hasselt Japanese Garden on March 11 is now on YouTube. You can see it by clicking on 'more'

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Passing away of Mr Frans Blondé
It is with great sadness we have to inform you about the passing away of Mr Frans Blondé, BJA Honorary Director & Co-Founder of the Marilo Fund.

He will be immensely missed by many amongst us and will be remembered as a deep and active friend of our association and a lover of Japan, always willing to contribute in strengthening the ties between our two countries.

All our deepest and most sincere condolences go to Mrs. Lieve Eelen-Blondé, his wife and children.

The funeral will take place on Saturday 2 April, 11 o'clock, in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Koningin Church, Ruusbroeckplein, Schoten.



Pictures of the Day of Remembrance

The picture of the Day of Remembrance have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'

03月11日に開催されました、東日本大震災5周年追悼式の写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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BJA Publication: “Research and Innovation in Belgium” (bilingual English-Japanese)
On 17 March 2016, the BJA Annual General Meeting at imec was followed by a presentation by Mr Masatomo Nomura, Chairman of the Investment Committee of the BJA, presenting the latest publication of the BJA Investment Committee, ‘Research and Innovation in Belgium’.

At the time of the visit of the Prime Minister Michel and Deputy Prime Minister Peeters in May 2015, the BJA was instrumental in making the investment seminar in Tokyo focus on research and innovation. Following up in 2016 again, the Investment Committee has prepared a brochure exclusively focused on research and innovation. It will shed light not only on sectors with strengths but also on a geographical area that has shown an extraordinary performance.

To download the study, click on 'more'. Specific questions related to the publication: Mr M. Nomura, Chairman of BJA Investment Committee and founder of NCE mnomura_eu@telenet.be

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Pictures of the BJA Business Seminar: Doing Business with Japan (YES X)

The picture of the BJA Business Seminar: Doing Business with Japan (YES X) have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'

02月23日に開催されました、BJA Business Seminar: Doing Business with Japan (YES X)の写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Foreign Chambers of Commerce - Joint Response - Belgium Bashing
International business community supports Belgium


Belgium’s image has seriously suffered in the weeks and months following the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. In response, a group of 13 Chambers of Commerce, representing the largest and most active foreign investors in Belgium, have signed an open letter re-affirming the commitment of the international business community to Belgium as a place to live and work. We have a strong, positive message about Belgium that we would like to share to help start correcting some of the misrepresentations.

Please kindly find the open letter of the Chambers by clicking 'more'.

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Pictures of the Exclusive Business Luncheon with H.E. Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Federal Minister of Finance, on Belgian Tax Reforms

The picture of the Exclusive Business Luncheon with H.E. Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Federal Minister of Finance, on Belgian Tax Reforms have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on 'more'

01月25日に開催されました、BJA Exclusive Business Luncheon with H.E. Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Federal Minister of Finance, on Belgian Tax Reformsの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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Pictures of the BJA New Year Celebrations


The Pictures of the BJA New Year Celebrations are online.
You can see them by clicking on "more"

01月13日に開催されました、BJA 新年カクテルパーティーの写真はこちらのリンクからどうぞ。

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The Government of Japan announced the names of foreign recipients of the 2015 Autumn Imperial Decorations - Mr Thomas Leysen, Honorary BJA President

On November 3rd, 2015, the Government of Japan announced the names of foreign recipients of the 2015 Autumn Imperial Decorations. Among the 100 foreign recipients are two Belgian nationals. Mr. Thomas André Leysen, President of Umicore N.V. / S.A., Former President of the Belgium-Japan Association and Chamber of Commerce, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his contribution to the enhancement of economic relations and mutual understanding between Japan and Belgium. Mr. Daniel Ost, a Flower artist, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the promotion of cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Belgium.

The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all the bestowed, but especially Mr Thomas Leysen, former BJA President, on the conferment of decoration “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star” to him by the Government of Japan. The BJA is honoured to have him as BJA Honorary President, and indebted to his expertise and wisdom he gladly shares to the benefit of Belgium-Japan relations. His continued efforts to strengthen the bonds of the community will lead us to take example in contributing to the friendship between our two nations.

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Special website & facebook page 150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium
A special website for the 150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium has been launched. An additional facebookpage has been added as well. You will find all information concerning the anniversary in due time on these special websites. If time allows, please kindly visit! 

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Award of the “Ambassador’s Commendation”
On December 10th, an awarding ceremony of the Ambassador‘s Commendation was held at the Ambassador’s residence. The following three persons were awarded the commendations for their valuable contribution to promoting friendly relations and enhancing economic and cultural exchanges between Japan and Belgium.

1. Mr. Tanguy VAN OVERSTRAETEN (Vice President of Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce (BJA)) Mr. VAN OVERSTRAETEN has contributed to promoting economic relations through working on legal issues related to Japan’s and Belgium’s investment for more than 20 years, particularly by establishing and managing the Legal and Tax Committee at BJA.

2. Prof. Andreas THELE (Director of Japanese Studies Centre, University of Liège) Prof. THELE has contributed to promoting cultural and academic relations through research and lectures in Japanese Studies for more than 20 years at the University of Liège and through Japanese language education at the University of Mons.

3. Prof. Dimitri VANOVERBEKE (Professor of Japanese Studies, Catholic University of Leuven) Prof. VANOVERBEKE has contributed to promoting cultural and academic relations through research and lectures in Japanese Studies at Catholic University of Leuven for more than 15 years and through activities in various areas of exchange between Japan and Belgium.

The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all the bestowed of a certificate of commendation by His Excellency Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba, Japanese ambassador to Belgium.

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Pictures of the BJA 50 years Gala
The pictures of the BJA 50 years anniversary Gala of November 9th have been uploaded. You can see them by clicking on "more".
11月9日に開催されました、BJA50周年記念ガラディナーパーティー写真はこちらの"more"をクリックしてご覧ください。

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ROYAL TITLE BESTOWED UPON THE BJA
His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium bestowed upon the BJA the Royal title. This honour comes as the BJA prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary. During these 50 years, the BJA has promoted closer ties between Belgium and Japan, both at the economic, cultural and personal level.

On March 20th, the Royal Diploma was handed over during an Official Ceremony by the Governor of Brussels, Mr Jean Clément, to Mr Thomas Leysen, the President of the BJA, in presence of BJA Vice-Presidents, Mr Edward De Beukelaer, Mr Atsushi Sudo and Mr Tanguy Van Overstraeten.

The title "Royal" may be granted by the King to Belgian associations that have been in existence for more than 50 years. Other criteria taken into account include good management, the not-for-profit purpose of the association, its vitality and soundness.

The BJA is most grateful for the honor granted by His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium - a historical moment for the association and its members.

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Certificate of Commendation by H.E. Ambassador Jun Yokota, Japanese ambassador to Belgium
The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all the bestowed, but especially Mr Thomas Leysen, BJA President and Mrs Anja Oto-Kellens, BJA Executive Director on the bestowment of a certificate of commendation by His Excellency Ambassador Jun Yokota, Japanese ambassador to Belgium.

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Pictures of Commendation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to the BJA
BJA平成20年度外務大臣表彰受賞のレセプション写真集

The Japanese Embassy in Belgium officially informed the BJA that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan awarded in Tokyo on July 15, 2008 the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce a commendation for the outstanding role the BJA plays in fostering the relations between both nations. The certificate of commendation was bestowed upon the BJA during a reception at the residence of HE Ambassador Hayashi on Thursday 2 October in Brussels.

この度、BJAは平成20年度外務大臣表彰候補者団体に挙げられ、7月15日に行われた表彰式の席にて正式に受賞者団体の一団体に選ばれました。 日本と諸外国との友好親善関係の増進に努め、その功績に称えるこの名誉ある外務大臣表彰は10月2日に林大使公邸で開かれたレセプションの席にてBJAに授与されました。

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