The Secret Rooftop Beer Garden 2015

From: 28/07/2015 7:00 PM
to: 30/07/2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Kami Pulp Kaikan, Ginza


Kami Pulp Kaikan, Ginza

The Secret Rooftop 

Beer Garden 2015


This Summer ICCJ is exclusively inviting you to a very special Beer Garden on the rooftop of Ginza with all-you can drink Italian beer and treats, loungy music, great night views and a fanciful atmosphere. 3 evenings featuring different tastes and limited to 50 invitees per night.


Date: 2015 July 28 - SOLD OUT

               July 29 - 2 seats left
               July 30 - 11 seats left

Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (doors open at 18:45)

Venue: Kami Pulp Kaikan 10F

3-9-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Cost: JPY 2900 (ICCJ, ADI Members) JPY 4000 (Non Members)

*cost includes entrance to one of the evening and Italian beer all-you-can-drink!

VERY LIMITED seats, only 50 people per evening!

First-come-first-served basis.


Please reserve by Friday, July 24th.


Italian BBQ

From: 13/06/2015 12:00 PM
to: 13/06/2015 3:00 PM
Venue: IKI-BA, Jingumae


IKI-BA, Jingumae

Kick off summer with an all Italian barbecue!

Chill out with friends and family in the hidden, leafy garden of Harajuku

- Finger-licking meats and vegetables 
- Chilled beers and drinks
Card playing tables
- Special entertainment for kids
Well-behaved four-footed friends are welcome!

Date:           Saturday, June 13th
Time:           12.00 – 15.00

Location:      IKI-BA 
3-21-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6447-2457
Entry fee*:  Adults     ICCJ - ADI Members   6000 yen                                                                        Non-members              7000 yen
                   Under12  ICCJ - ADI Members  2500 yen
Non-members             3500 yen
*includes food and drinksRegistration: complete ONLINE FORM and deliver payment by June 10th

Business seminar "Delighting Customers in Japan XIV"

From: 23/06/2015 6:30 PM
to: 23/06/2015 9:00 PM
Venue: BNP Paribas offices, GranTokyo North Tower, Marunouchi

BNP Paribas offices, GranTokyo North Tower, Marunouchi


Delighting Customers in Japan XIV

23 June 2015 (Tue.) at BNP Paribas offices


Japan is known as one of the most challenging markets in the world. Whether your business is a start-up, long-established, or somewhere in between, you are probably confronted daily with the issue “how to delight customers?”


Because there is not a single answer to this very fascinating question, the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BLCCJ) launched in 2001 “Delighting Customers in Japan”, an annual seminar where a number of top executives share their ideas and experiences about the challenges of succeeding in this perplexing market.


Following the great success of the event formula, the ICCJ is very pleased to invite you to the 14th edition in 2015, where we will welcome again 3 distinguished speakers who will share with us their strategies, experiences and insights regarding their businesses in Japan:


Mr. Per RASMUSSEN, Managing Director, GROUPE SEB JAPAN



The seminar will be followed by an open panel discussion with Q&A, and by a networking cocktail from 20h00 onwards. We hope you can join us!

Date & Time:        23 June 2015 (Tue.), 18h30 – 21h00

  • registration from 18h00
  • networking cocktail from 20h00 till 21h00


Venue: BNP Paribas offices, GranTokyo North Tower, Marunouchi

(next to Tokyo station – Yaesu North exit)

(access: )


Language:                         English


Admission Fee:    5,000 JPY (members)                        6,000 JPY (non-members)

Please reply by 18 June (Thu.)
FAX: 03-6809-5803


Name:                                                                      Phone:                                           

Title:                                                                        E-mail:                                           

Company Name:                                                     
Registered through ICCJ   口


I would like to reserve a total of __ places for this event


I will make a total payment of   ________ by 18 June 2015    (receipt upon request  口)


Signature: _______________


* Please note that cancellations after 18 June or no-shows will be charged in full!


Bank:                                Mitsui Sumitomo Banking Corporation, Kojimachi Branch

Account:                           Check Account (toza) No. 226330

Account holder:  The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Chambering - Summer Evening Party

From: 24/06/2015 6:30 PM
to: 24/06/2015 9:00 PM
Venue: BNP Paribas offices, GranTokyo North Tower, Marunouchi

Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo





Summer Evening Party

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, in collaboration with:

- Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- French Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- Danish Camber of Commerce in Japan
- Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan

is excited to announce that on June 24th, we will take part in the summer joint chamber evening. This party attracts a crowd of just over 300 business people from several chambers, for an evening of great food, drink, fun and networking.
Do register soon for this event, as tickets will sell out quickly.

Event Details:

Date:    June 24th, 2015
Time:   19:00 - 21:00 (doors open at 18:40)
Venue: Roppongi Hills Club
51 fl. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6151
CCIFJ, DCCJ, Tokyo-CCI, SACCJ Members)
JPY 9000 (Non Members)

Registration/payment/cancelation deadline: June 22nd, 2015


What does it take for an olive oil to excel on the market?

From: 29/06/2015 3:00 PM
to: 29/06/2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

What does it take for an olive oil to excel on the market?

JOOP winners tasting seminar


ICCJ will lead you through the world of extra virgin olive oils exceptionally featuring Cristiano De Riccardis, juror of JOOP contest 2015. The technical seminar and a professional tasting will cover:

- High quality olive growing rules
- Biodiversity and analysis of the best varieties of olive trees in the Mediterranean area
- Analysis of biological, nutritional and health elements of EXV olive oil
Matching theories
Tasting professional techniques
Guided tasting of the 6 best olive oils, winners of the JOOP contest

Date: June 29 , 2015 (Mon)
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Language: Italian with Japanese translation
Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Address: FBR Mita Bldg. 9F, 4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Cost: ICCJ / ADI / AQI Member  3500 yen
Non Member                      5000 yen
Limited seats available​!

Professional extra virgin olive oil taster, registered in the National Roll deposited at the  “MIPAF” and at the Department of Commerce of Piacenza; Qualification as Head of Panel, for the organization and training of the Panel for the organoleptic evaluation of extra virgin olive oils, according to the new European Market regulation Ce.N. 796/02; Extra Virgin Olive Oil Professional Sommelier
The seminar belongs to the series "L'arte di degustare - The art of tasting", that also includes the following appointments
29/06/2015 (CHEESE) "From milk to cheese: how to identify quality in cheese"
06/07/2015 (CHEESE) "Cheese, honey and jam in perfect harmony: Italian-style"
13/07/2015 (BALSAMIC VINEGAR) "The art of pairing balsamic vinegar with fruit"
Participation in more than one seminar will grant the following DISCOUNT*:
2 seminars -1000 JPY
3 seminars -2000 JPY
4 seminars -3000 JPY
*Discounts can not be combined, applicable to the total amount due for the participation in the selected number of activities.

Business Italian 3

From: 30/06/2015 6:30 PM
to: 30/06/2015 8:30 PM
Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


Please refer to the Japanese page of the

Aperitivo della Camera* No 6/2015

From: 30/06/2015 7:00 PM
to: 30/06/2015 9:00 PM
Venue: La Scogliera - Akasaka

La Scogliera - Akasaka

Join us this June for your monthly dose of gourmet Italian food, delicious cocktails and great wine – and of course the chance to expand your business network.

Aperitivo della Camera* No 6/2015

at La Scogliera - Akasaka


La Scogliera restaurant specializes in southern Italian seafood cuisine. “La Scogliera” stands for “cliff” in Italian, and together with the blue sea it recalls the landscapes of Southern Italy. Along with the cliffs you can always find fishermen villages with great seafood cuisine, similar to where the owner Yuuki Hattori comes from.

Entrance fee (to pay at the door, includes buffet):

ICCJ/ADI Members  1,500 yen
Non-ICCJ Members  2,500 yen
Cash bar: 500 yen/drink





107-0052 Tokyo, Minato, Akasaka, 4−15−1

TEL: +81-3-3586-8989

Walking distance from Aoyama Itchome, Akasaka,  Akasaka-Mitsuke stations


Looking forward to seeing you there!

*Aperitivo [noun]: an alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer.
_Aperitivo della Camera: the Italian Way to Drink & Network.

Robots: Safety and Efficiency

Event Date:
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


A perspective on robotic solutions for preventive maintenance of infrastructures 


The field of robotics is undergoing a revolution in terms of technologies and applications: the possibilities are endless yet most of the cutting-edge technology remains confined to the academic field.
The biggest challenge of today's robotics is operating in extremely hazardous and complex environments that require a wide range of different characteristics: autonomy, high mobility, robustness, modularity…
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is pleased to invite you to a high-tech seminar that will feature Michele Guarnieri, CEO of HiBot, speaking about how robots can improve security checks and maintenance of infrastructures of powerlines, oil and gas plants, nuclear plants and enhance the “search and rescue” operations in any natural or environmental disaster situation.


HiBot Corporation since its establishment has been committing for the development of practical robotic solutions for extreme environments.

HiBot was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2015 and will receive the Edison award in New York City for the development of THES, a robot for small diameter pipe inspections.

Making use of several videos, Guarnieri will introduce a few HiBot business cases such as Expliner: the robot for very high voltage powerline inspections, THES and ACM-R5H: snake-like robot series for pipe inspections and many others.


Date:            May 19th, 2015
Time:           19.00 – 20.30
Location:      Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
FBR Mita Bldg. 9F, 4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku,
108-0073 Tokyo Tel. 03-6809-5802
Language:     English
Entry fee:     ICCJ Members / Students 3000 yen
Non-members 4500 yen

Registration: complete ONLINE FORM and deliver payment by May 15th




After being awarded with the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Dr. Michele Guarnieri moved to Japan in 2001 at Tokyo Institute of

Technology where he achieved the MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and was granted with the JSPS Fellowship from 2007 to 2009.
He is serving as CEO of HiBot corporation, a startup company from Tokyo Institute of Technology of which he is a co-founder since 2004. He received the “Best presentation award” in 2004 for his MS degree at TokyoTech and the “Best System Integration Award, SI2006, IEEE SICE-ICASE Int. Joint Conf” in 2006 and the 4th Robot Award from METI for the HiBot Expliner robot for power line inspections.
Under his management together with the core co-founders, HiBot has been recently recognized as new Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. HiBot  has just been awarded (April 2015) in New York City with the prestigious Edison Award.

Italian for Beginners - A(a) Program

From: 20/05/2015 6:30 PM
to: 20/05/2015 8:00 PM
Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ), in collaboration with the Linguaviva Italian Language School, would like to present the Italian language for Beginners course.

The course will be taught using the Linguaviva special teaching method. Linguaviva Italian Language School was established in Takadanobaba in 1986 by Bunryu Corporation, which is also a member of the ICCJ.

This course is the latter half of the introductory program for students who have just started learning Italian. The course emphasizes developing students’ basic grammar and conversation skills. Students will learn useful phrases and vocabulary for everyday conversations/situations. This course is welcome to students who are interested not only in the Italian language, but also to those who are interested in travelling to Italy or like Italian sports, culture, etc.

May 2015 - July 2015 【Italian Language for Beginners



Schedule:Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm (Ten 90-minutes lessons)

May 20, 27

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22


Location:Meeting room of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in JapanaddressFBR Mita Building 9F, 4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073

Nearest station: Shirokane-Takanawa (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line)Mita (Toei Mita Line, Toei Asakusa Line)JR Tamachi (Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line)


Level: Beginner


Course details:The class will be taught by three professional instructors. Instructors will provide step-by-step lessons on basic Italian in a warm, friendly learning environment.

Grammar:Alphabet, names and adjectives, prepositions, essere and avere verbs, present form of regular verbs

Conversation:Self-introduction, greetings, simple Q&A, expressing appreciation

※Content may change according to classes

Textbook:『Qui Italia』1  Mazzetti/Falcinelli/Servadio 5,212円 JPY (tax included) (Base price: 4,826JPY)

*Students attending this course get 10 percent off from the tax included price. Discounted price;4,690yen(tax included)

Tuition fees

General public 32,000 yen(excluding teaching materials)

ICCJ members or Students of Linguaviva*  29,000 yen(excluding teaching materials)

*Students who have applied to Linguaviva Italian Language School from April 2015


How to apply:

1.Please fill out the APPLICATION FORM and send it by fax or mail.


Please transfer tuition fees and expenses of teaching materials by the deadline listed below.

The Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank

Kojimachi Chuo branch

Account no. 1084763    

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

3.The registration will be completed when we confirm both your application and payment. We will send you a confirmation mail of the receipt after accepting your registration.

4. As soon as the start date for the course is confirmed, information about the first class (date, time) will be sent – days prior to the class.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

When the classes reach maximum capacity of students, we will not accept any other applications. We will accept applications after the deadline only if there are places still available.

Maximum number of students for the course:12(minimum number for opening the course : 5)

For more information, please contact:The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Tel: 03-6809-5802 E-mail: