ODK's fruit purees, cocktail syrup, sour and much more... Tasting and online B2B meeting with the producer

From: 07/04/2021 3:00 PM
to: 31/05/2021 6:00 PM
Venue: Online Meeting

ICCJ is organizing online B2B meetings with ODK (ORSA DRINKS s.r.l.), to introduce to the Japanese market their original fruit purees, syrups, creams, and powders, sour, and much more.

ODK was started in Italy in 1992 as a family business, originally the product range was limited to powdered drinks such as hot chocolates and frappes. After looking to the United States and observing how the cocktail scene was booming over there in the 1990s ODK decided to diversify into the cocktail market.
During the years ODK developed the first cocktail mixers, such as the sweet and sour mix powder, and then their first range of cocktail fruit purees. Starting with only a limited range of fruits, in 2000 ODK soon expanded the range to encompass many different fruits and flavours following an ever-increasing demand from bartenders. Eventually ODK were able to dominate the cocktail puree and powder market in Italy by 2005 although they didn’t stop there… 

Starting from a small powdered drinks business in Italy, ODK now exports to over 50 countries in the world with 58% of turnover now down to export alone.

Target: Food importers in Japan

For further details and registration please visit our Japanese page.

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Webinar 'Restaurant at home'

From: 21/04/2021 3:30 PM
to: 21/04/2021 5:00 PM
Venue: ZOOM Online Webinar

The current pandemic has considerably afflicted the restaurant industry.

Apart from takeaway, how can restaurants offer new proposals to consumers who do not walk in? How to take advantage of consumers' desire to eat at home like if they were in a restaurant?

This masterclass will talk about tailor-made meal boxes and bento boxes, with attention to the technical and aesthetic features that allow you to achieve semi-professional presentation and freshness while maintaining ease and speed of preparation.

In collaboration with Mr. Masakatsu Ikeda, Director Photojournalist of ‘Saporita’ and author of several books on Italian cuisine, ICCJ presents opportunities for restaurants and importers.

The session will be limited to selected operators, who will receive a sample of a successful case at home.

Format: Online zoom webinar
Date: April 21st, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm
Target: Restaurants, food importers, and media
Language: Japanese


True Italian Taste is an initiative promoted and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of the government campaign “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, coordinated by Assocamerestero, the association that brings together the 81 Italian Chambers of Commerce in world.

Japan Olive Oil Prize 2021 – Online Award Ceremony

From: 11/05/2021 5:00 PM
to: 11/05/2021 6:00 PM
Venue: ZOOM Online Webinar and Facebook Live

The Japan Olive Oil Committee is pleased to invite you to the 9th Award Ceremony of the Japan Olive Oil Prize on May 11th, 2021. The Ceremony will be held ONLINE on ZOOM and Facebook.

We will announce the winners of the quality prizes (PGI, PDO, Organic, Monovarietal, Blend, and Aromatic prizes) and the JOOP Design Award among more than 430 entries.

The ceremony will feature live interventions by:

– Panel Leaders Kostas Liris, Antonio Giuseppe Lauro, Michiyo Yamada for the qualitative award, and other panellists
– Architect and designer Fabio Novembre, President of the Design Award Panel
– Institutional Representatives

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (10:00-11:00 GMT+2)
Where: ZOOM and Facebook
We are looking forward to seeing you all online.


From: 22/04/2021 6:00 PM
to: 22/04/2021 7:30 PM
Venue: ZOOM Online

Introducing new products by no sake, no life Co., Ltd. & information on Aperitivo that also serves as a tasting party.

Lockdown has begun again in European countries, and even in Japan, dark news and going out are difficult days.

We have started selling the new product "WINK CBD", Japan's first CBD craft ale, so that everyone in the Corona Whirlpool can relax as much as possible. To commemorate this, we will hold "CBD CRAFT ALE WEBINAR" with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
This product will be sent free of charge to the first 30 registrants. In addition, for those who have applied for participation, we will send you a "CBD CRAFT ALE WEBINAR" exclusive coupon & site URL that you can purchase at a later with 15% OFF.

* Customers who place an order by April 15th will be able to join us at Aperitivo, and we will deliver it by the day of April 22nd.

At this webinar, Mr. Sakamoto of August Beer Co., Ltd., the developer and manufacturer, will be invited to talk about "Japanese craft beer" as well as "the safety of CBD, expected effects, and the future". In the second half, there is also a place (Aperitivo) where you can talk casually while drinking with Italian special guests, so please feel free to join us.

This time We couldn't face-to-face, so We still felt lonely, but we'd be happy if we could help you to refresh yourself.
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18:00 [Opening remarks] no sake, no life CEO Murai
18:05 [Japanese craft beer, CBD] Mr. Sakamoto, CEO of August Beer Co., Ltd.
18:30 [Japanese liquor seen by Italians] Marco Ferrari
18:40 [Q & A]
18:50 [Aperitivo]
19:30 [End]

Format: Online seminar by ZOOM
Language: English
Participation fee: Free
Pre-registration system (Limited distribution to 30 registrants)


[Guest details]
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President and CEO Yosuke Murai
After graduating from Keio University, joined Nomura Research Institute, and then became independent after working for IBM and Recruit.
Currently, he is a shareholder of August Beer Co., Ltd. and a representative of no sake, no life Co., Ltd. He also publishes books by making use of his own experience.
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Representative Director Kenji Sakamoto
Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Economics.
Joined Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
During his tenure, he studied abroad at the University of Wisconsin State School of Business and obtained an MBA.
Kirin USA Vice President, Budweiser Japan Sales Headquarters, Benkaiser Japan President,
After serving as Managing Director of Jardin Wines and Spirits, he started August Beer Co., Ltd. in 2004.
Marco Ferrari
My name is Marco and I am originally from Reggio Emilia (Italy)! After an experience in Australia for
1 year in 2004 I followed my passion and I decided to move to Japan.
My passion about travel started from high school as I graduating as a tourist expert at the Filippo Re
technical tourism institute in Reggio Emilia.
My dream was to open my own travel agency but before that I was aware of having to do some
apprenticeship but above of all, I had to learn English, that's why I decided to move to Australia.
After a few months in Japan I managed to find a job. where I was able to do the apprenticeship for 11
years in a real Japanese Travel Agency! And after a lot of effort, life changes, I was able to make mine
dream of opening my own travel agency come true, in 2015 I open my agency which was the first and
Italian travel agency in Japan!
My social networks have made the breakthrough for my business giving me the chance to show my travels and my life in Japan. They allow me to interact with many people and thanks to them comments and messages I have the opportunity to improve myself and always stay updated on what
people looking for on a trip.
Please take a look my SNS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcoferrarigiappone
Instagram: http://instagram.com/marchinoingiappone
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarchinoinGiappone/
ClubHouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@marcoferrari

IG Live ‘Let’s go to Turin!’

From: 26/03/2021 6:00 PM
to: 26/03/2021 6:30 PM
Venue: ICCJ Instagram page @iccjtokyo

The third 'Andiamo!' Instagram live between ICCJ Secretary-General Davide Fantoni and Shiori Fujiwara will be held on March 26th from 6:00 pm! We will welcome the contemporary artist Shinya Sakurai as a special guest and ask him to guide us through the wonders of his Turin! Don’t miss it!

Date: March 26th, 2021
Time: 6:00-6:30 pm
Format: Instagram Live

Webinar "Business trip to Italy during COVID-19"

From: 08/04/2021 5:00 PM
to: 08/04/2021 6:00 PM
Venue: ZOOM Online Webinar / Facebook Live


Immigration law firm Mazzeschi has been selected by the Fortune 500 US for many years thanks to its support to more than 100 companies. 

Compared to Japan, the number of COVID cases is overwhelmingly larger in Italy, but thanks to the vaccination program the situation looks now more promising. We will provide information for those who are considering a business trip or assignment to Italy after the COVID crisis. In addition, we will give you a brief explanation about how to obtain an Italian work permit, so please join us.

Date: April 8th, 2021


17:00 Opening remarks
17:10 Introduction of Mazzeschi Law Office
17:15 "Latest information on business trips and assignments to Italy"
~ Things to be careful about during the Covid crisis
17:50 Q & A
18:00 end

ICCJ members: Free
ICCJ non-members: Free (only available on Facebook)

Click here to register

BUY WINE TOSCANA - Digital Edition

From: 24/05/2021 10:00 AM
to: 28/05/2021 7:00 PM
Venue: Online

A new way of buying Tuscan wines

BuyWine is the largest commercial b2b event for the wine sector in Tuscany.

The eleventh edition goes digital with wine tasting during b2b meetings. Experience the easy to use BuyWine 2021 digital platform and the innovative smart wine tasting.

150 selected Tuscan wine makers will meet 120 international buyers. A pre-scheduled agenda is prepared matching preferences of both sellers and buyers.

For further information please visit our Japanese page.

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‘Andiamo! to Modena’ IG Live

From: 05/03/2021 6:00 PM
to: 05/03/2021 6:30 PM
Venue: ICCJ Instagram page @iccjtokyo

The second Instagram live between ICCJ Secretary General Davide Fantoni and Shiori Fujiwara will be held on March 5th from 6:00 pm! This time we will visit Modena, the birthplace of world-renowned IGP balsamic vinegar! Don’t miss it!

Date: March 5th, 2021
Time: 6:00-6:30 pm
Format: Instagram Live

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IG Live 'Let's go to Venice!'

From: 04/02/2021 6:00 PM
to: 04/02/2021 7:00 PM
Venue: ICCJ Instagram page @iccjtokyo

The first Instagram live between ICCJ Secretary Genral Davide Fantoni and Shiori Fujiwara will be held on February 4th from 6:00 pm! We will welcome the artist Yasuhiko Tsuchida as a special guest and ask him to guide through the wonders of Venice! Don't miss it!

Date: Febraury 4th, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Format: Instagram Live
Account: @iccjtokyo

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Instant Pasta 100% Made in Italy - Online B2B meeting with the producer

From: 12/01/2021 4:00 PM
to: 26/02/2021 6:00 PM
Venue: オンラインミーティング

ICCJ is organizing online B2B meetings with DeFood Srl, to introduce their original instant pasta "Pasta&Sugo SPAGO"  to the Japanese market.
Target: Food importers in Japan

For further details please visit the Japanese page