EXtraordinary General Meeting 2022

On December 29, 2020, the Government of Spain approved a new Royal Decree (1179/2020) that regulates the requirements that the Spanish Chambers abroad must fulfil to be officially recognized. 

The amendment to the AoI and the election of two new members of the board will be passed for approval in this Extraordinary General Meeting that will be held ONLINE on Thursday, 20 October from 5 pm JST (9 am CET) via Microsoft Teams.

The voting process will be an online process accessible prior to the meeting.

Who can vote?

Each Corporate Member has one voting right.

The Corporate Member must have fulfilled its fee contribution obligations towards the Chamber at the moment of the voting. 

Individual Members do not have voting rights. 

When can I vote?

The voting period will start on October 13th at 00h JST and it will remain open until October 17th at 15h JST.

What will be voted on?

  • Consent to hold a virtual EGM: The Members should agree on the meeting format
  • Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation:  Adapting the AoI to the new Royal Decree 1179/2020 approved by the Government of Spain.
  • Election of the board of directors: The members elect the board of directors for the upcoming 3 years.

    Where should I vote?

    The voting process will be an online process accessible from October 13th, 12am JST, through the Electionrunner website:

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    Members with voting rights will receive their login credentials by mail. 

    Contact info@spanishchamber.or.jp if you have any problems during the process. 

    Candidate Profiles for SpCCJ Board of Directors 2022-2024 Term

    The following candidates have been nominated to be elected as a director.

    Candidate for Director

    Mr Kenji Arai

    Senior Coordinator at Freixenet Japan

    I started my career at a Japanese Ramen company as a salesperson in the Nagoya area. After working for 5 years, I switched my career to the wine industry. I worked at several wineries as a salesperson, in Tokyo, Saitama and Tohoku area etc. In 2008, I joined Freixenet.

    I enjoy running and skiing, and of course, I like drinking wine!

    I work for Freixenet Japan immediately between the winery in Spain and Japanese customers with the primary purpose of promoting and developing the business in Japan and increasing the benefit of both.

    I provide tailor-made support on how to start or develop businesses in Japan through every step of the process. Not only developing new business partners and just supplying the products but providing marketing research for developing exclusive items for Japan, brand strategy, brand promotion, logistic support and so on.

    In addition, I try to deepen mutual understanding by making our winery in Spain and Japanese customers’ cultural differences which I believe most crucial point to achieve the goal.

    I believe my experience and motivation could contribute as a member of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

    Candidate for Director

    Mr Toshiro Susa

    CMO at Mikuni Wine Co., Ltd.

    Marketing Director of Mikuni Wine Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of CVNE in Rioja
    I have been working at Mikuni for 30 years.
    I love Spanish wine and Japanese sake, especially from my hometown, Niigata

    Our company is currently only importing wine, but there are many wonderful products in Japan, so we’d like to export them to Spain and around the world and introduce to the world the wonders of Japan.

    Spain and Japan have excellent Wine and Sake, so I would like to discuss while drinking them sometimes for creating an environment of the deeper relationship, develop business, and making many friends. .
    A moderate amount of sake is good for health, and it also gives shy Japanese people like me courage and strength.