Monthly Newsletters

2016: From the 150th Anniversary of Italy-Japan relations, to the Chamber President being a Japanese woman, an eventful year is ahead

We are pleased to announce that Kuniko Fujinami Weeks, President of A.Testoni Japan Co., Ltd. (brilliant brand of fine footwear and leather goods) is the newly elected President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

The Board of Directors, which met the 27th of January, chose a Japanese woman (for the first time in the history of the Chamber) to officially represent the Chamber for the next 2 years.

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China growth slowdown and the global implications

On November 25th, ICCJ held a seminar and luncheon on the possible impacts - for Europe and for the rest of the world - of the ongoing economic and financial developments in China, which have recently come to the forefront of the international policy debate.
Guest speakers at the seminar were Mr. Angelo Cicogna, Head of Bank of Italy Representative Office in Tokyo, and Mr. Akio Takahara, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law and Politics.

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The Beauty of Tradition at the ICCJ Dinner & Concert Gala 2015

On December 4th, the 16h edition of the ICCJ Gala Dinner & Concert 2015 was held at the elegant Happo-en, and was dedicated to celebrate the “Beauty of Tradition”. Both Italians and Japanese have a deep respect for tradition; both cultures believe it is a point of reference from the past and, at the same time, a source of inspiration for new beauty and elegance.

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Promoting Italian companies with ACCI Gusto

There is an air of satisfaction among the booths of the Veneto region hosted in the ICCJ’s exhibition area. "ACCI Gusto is an oasis for food product makers of Italy. Visitors already know the quality of the products and are aware of the importance of its provenance,” commented Antonella Riva, head of Promozione Veneto. “Companies going to Japan for the first time have the double opportunity of B2B meetings but also to inspect the Japanese market without intermediaries.
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“International Exchange of Cultural Tourism”: 12 UNESCO Sites Promotion

For the second time the Chamber participated in “International Exchange of Cultural Tourism”, the central event of the Mirabilia project - European Network for UNESCO sites. This network, promoted by 12 Italian Chambers of Commerce, connects the 12 sites listed by UNESCO as being of special cultural or physical significance but not fully recognized by the Italian and international tourism. The aim of the project is to increase the tourism and food economies of these areas.
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Italy and Japan: the future of fashion

How is the Japanese market perceiving Italian brands? And what are the margins for an effective collaboration between Italy and Japan in the fashion industry?
The 14th of October - on the Occasion of the Japan Fashion Week - the Chamber hosted a midday talk regarding the state-of-the-art of the Italian fashion brands in Japan. It was moderated by Akiko Shinoda (Director of international affairs for the Japan Fashion Week Organization).

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