PAST EVENTS

Tapas Night Shinnenkai

Our popular networking event is back again in January! A shinnenkai is generally held among co-workers or friends in January. Like the many festivals and celebrations that the Japanese are known for, a shinnenkai is their way of getting together to celebrate a new year and to make promises to each other to do their best for this year while wishing each other good luck and fortune. Join us on Thursday, January 26 and celebrate shinnenkai with the Spanish professional network in Japan while enjoying a delicious selection of Spanish tapas prepared by La Dehesa, especially for the occasion and free-flow drinks of wine and cava generously provided by the event sponsors (C.V.N.E/三国ワイン, Felix […]

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Spain Japan Business Contribution Awards 2022

Save the date for the 2022 Spain-Japan Business Contribution Awards (SJBCA).  The highlight of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s calendar will be held on Friday 25 November.  This ceremony has started since 2016. The Board of Directors of the SpCCJ decided to recognise successful relations between Spain and Japan through the awards programme, "Spain Japan Business Contribution Awards". In 2016, the Award was given to LaLiga, whose President Javier Tebas flew from Spain for the ceremony, to recognize LaLiga’s impressive work around Sports Business, from broadcasting and digital, to fan merchandise and travel, which influenced the Japanese football business a lot. In its second year in 2017, the Award was presented […]

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Webinar: E-Preservation Act – Stay Tax-Compliant beyond 2024 (JP|EN)

This webinar is organised by Austrian Business Council with SpCCJ's participation. With the 2021 Japan tax reform of the E-Preservation Act (Act on Book and Record Keeping through Electronic Methods or 電子帳簿保存法) a further step in digitalizing tax related processes has been taken. The changes will be more fundamental as the possibility to preserve records of so called “electronic transactions” in hard copy format has been abolished from January 2022, with the possibility of a deferred implementation over a period of two years. Accordingly, from 1 January 2024 taxpayers will be obliged to preserve “electronic transactions” in an electromagnetic format, which is accompanied by certain rules and standards for handling […]

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The stable supply of renewable energy – what can we learn from Spain’s power system reforms?

On Tuesday, the 25th October, the Head of the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Japan, Fernando Hernández Jiménez-Casquet will deliver an online seminar -  “The stable supply of renewable energy -  what can we learn from Spain’s power system reforms?” . He is also the expert in this field as he has held key positions in the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Spanish National Market Competition Commission, so this will be a great opportunity to gain insights of the renewable energy in Spain. *日本語は下のリンクからご覧ください。 Details of the Online Seminar Title: “The stable supply of renewable energy -  what can we learn from Spain’s […]

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European Joint Chambers Networking Party 2022

We are pleased to announce the next edition of the traditional European Joint Chambers Networking Party, held this year on Tuesday, October 18 at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon. This year, we will also take the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the European Business Council. So come and join the must-attend event of the year for networking with business people from European Chambers of commerce and be part of the celebration with fine food and free-flow drinks !   Event Details Date: Tue, October 18th Time: 19h – 21h (Doors open at 18:30h) Food & Drink: 2 hours of free-flowing canapes and drinks Venue: The Tokyo […]

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Luncheon: “Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education” with IE University

We are pleased to inform you about the Luncheon: "Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education" with our corporate member, IE University. Keeping updating the skill set is essential for career development in an era of unpredictability, fast-paced changes, and quick technological advances but these also represent a challenge from the educational institutions’ side. Andrea Longaretti, Global Head of Recruitment & Admissions, and Board of Directors at the Spanish education company IE will speak with SpCCJ's Director David Yeregui and answer all your questions about the opportunities and challenges of higher education, what it holds in the future and how it reshapes talent development. Join us for this lunch […]

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Online Seminar (Free) – FoodTech

On Thursday, the 13th October, the online seminar titled "FoodTech: Open Innovation Ecosystem" will be held, with the support of SpCCJ and co-sponsored by the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy and the Field for Knowledge Integration and Innovation (FKII). *日本語はこちらのリンクからご覧ください。   Details of the Online Seminar Title: FoodTech: Japan and Spain’s first co-sponsored event “Ecosystem of Open Innovation – Introduction to the 2023 Spain FoodTech Exhibition” Date & Time: 16:00-17:30 on Thursday, 13th October 2022 Sponsored by: ICEX, Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain, and the Field for Knowledge Integration and Innovation (FKII) Supported by: JETRO and SpCCJ Language: Japanese and English Registration: https://embassy-of-spain-20221013.peatix.com/view […]

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Webinar: Growing your organization and attracting talent in a hybrid work environment in South East Asia

Over the past two years, the world of work has changed. Our workforce has new expectations and priorities where employees prefer flexible work arrangements. Join our corporate members Globalization Partners, Mormedi and Michael Page in a webinar to show how you can harness top talent in this new normal of hybrid work. Our expert speakers: Albert Barbe, Partner Manager at Globalization Partners; Albert Perez, Regional Director at Michael Page; and Juliane Trummer, VP Strategy and Design at Mormedi, and our moderator Jorge Calvo, Deputy Dean at Globis Management School Tokyo, Japan, as they provide valuable insights on: How to attract and retain talent in the region. Challenges of the post-pandemic […]

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Tapas Night September 2022

September is the first month of autumn, and some of you may be wondering about what to do after coming back from your summer holidays. How about Tapas with some Spanish wine while networking? This time you may even get some inspiration for your home or office at the venue! We are excited to announce that our popular Tapas Night is coming back at our corporate member's showroom, Cosentino City Tokyo this September. The TAPAS NIGHT is a networking event organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SpCCJ) to provide a place where Spaniards can mingle with other Spaniards and friends, as well as raise the profile of […]

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TAILOR-MADE “HANDS-ON” SUPPORT for SMEs (New Date)

The SpCCJ welcomes SME members and friends to attend an in-person seminar in collaboration with T-SMECA (Tokyo Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant Association / 東京都中小企業診断士協会). T-SMECA guest speakers will share the avenues of support available for small business owners interested in applying for various governments grants, as well as establishing and implementing business strategies for start-ups, growth, restructuring, and business success. If you're thinking about developing your own business in Japan, join this event to learn about the kinds of suitable support available by the “T-SMECA” consultants. T-SMECA is an official organization consisting of Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant (SMEC) that are active in the Tokyo metropolitan areas.  It […]

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Summer Cocktail July 2022

The must-attend Summer Cocktail networking event is here! Get ready for some Spanish wine, cava, sangria, beer and nibbles and celebrate summer in style at a must-visit luxurious venue: the Jade Room and the Garden Terrace of the Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon. On July 13th, 7 European chambers will join in this evening of networking with delicious canapes and drinks provided by 4 Spanish beverage companies (C.V.N.E/三国ワイン, Felix Solis Avantis, Grupo Freixenet, Garcia Carrion, and Sukoruni Wine) and Shonan Trading, importer of Belgian "Biere des Amis". It will be a fantastic opportunity for members and friends of participating chambers to meet new people and enjoy the moment. The Garden Terrace at […]

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Webinar: Floating offshore wind power Japan-Spain Business opportunities

On the 12th July 2022, the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain, with the support of the (SpCCJ) Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan, will hold an online seminar (English/Japanese) focusing on “Offshore Wind Power”. The Japanese government has set the goal of reaching an installed capacity of offshore wind power of 10 GW in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040. This ambitious challenge will force Japan to learn about the experiences of companies in the offshore wind sector abroad. The speakers of this webinar will be from METI Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA), Spain Wind Energy Association (AEE), Toda Corporation, SAITEC, and PLOCAN. […]

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Webinar: Doing Business in APAC – How to Attract Top Talent in the Region

Are you looking to hire remote talent or scale in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region? Join our corporate members Globalization Partners and LaLiga in a free webinar to show how companies can seize the growth opportunities in the region to build a competitive workforce. The APAC region is a sought-after destination for any company eager to take its success to greater heights. Business leaders are tapping into the region's expansive talent pool to stay ahead of the competition. But which emerging talent hubs in APAC should you target first? Is your company equipped to ensure a seamless recruitment and onboarding process across borders? Join our expert speakers: Albert Barbe, Partner Manager […]

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Talent Hubs Around the World Series, Next Stop: Europe

We would like to promote an upcoming webinar by Globalization Partners on ‘Talent Hubs Around the World Series, Next Stop: Europe’. Through this webinar, attendees would be able to learn how companies can seize the opportunities Europe has to offer to build a competitive workforce. Event Outline Title: Talent Hubs Around the World Series, Next Stop: Europe Date: Thursday, 30th June 2022 Time: 5pm JST Duration: 1 hour Please book through this Registration Link Speakers: Mark Hedley, Vice President of Talent Recruiting, Globalization Partners Kyril Davidoff, Partner, EO Executives Tsvetelin Anastasov​, Co-Founder and VP, Tech France Ambassadeurs​ ​ Tiffany Parradine​, Director, Global Talent Partner​, Alchemy Global Talent Solutions​     Are […]

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The Future of Work – Redefining the Workplace & Impact on the Real Estate Market 2022

We are pleased to announce the joint seminar with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). We now find ourselves over two years deep into a 50-million-person global experiment defining what a modern workplace should look like. Country, business and community leaders continue to diverge on the question of where and how work should be performed, while there has been a widespread shift towards repurposing the role of the office to better complement hybrid work. The impact on the office market has been significant and while rents have declined, there has been a recent uptick in demand, an indication of a changing mindset in Japan. According to a recent JLL study, 57% […]

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Tapas Night May 2022

The joyful Golden Week was passed, and now you may be searching for something fun in May. We are happy to announce that our popular Tapas Night is coming back this month! In Spain, the beginning of the spring season awakes also a habit. Whether in the mornings, reading the news while having a tasty breakfast under the first sunlight of the day, or enjoying the warm evenings with friends and colleagues after work, if there is a concept even more extended all over Spain than paella, this is the bar terraces. There is even a verb in Spanish for this: terraceo, which could be defined as "The act of sitting […]

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Bar Portillo, 1st Floor, Marunouchi Terrace, Marunouchi 1-3-4
Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
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Tapas Night (New Date)

The beautiful Sakura flowers are almost gone in Tokyo, but this also marks the end of the cold winter days and revives the city street life. In Spain, the beginning of the spring season awakes also a habit. Whether in the mornings, reading the news while having a tasty breakfast under the first sunlight of the day, or enjoying the warm evenings with friends and colleagues after work, if there is a concept even more extended all over Spain than paella, this is the bar terraces. There is even a verb in Spanish for this: terraceo, which could be defined as "The act of sitting outside in the open air and […]

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Bar Portillo, 1st Floor, Marunouchi Terrace, Marunouchi 1-3-4
Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
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Women in business leadership roles: Lessons learnt

To raise awareness of the importance of gender equality and to discover the lessons learnt by those who have been able to break the gender gap, the network of Official Spanish Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific region is hosting a panel discussion inviting international female leaders from different industries and different cultural backgrounds.

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Annual General Meeting 2022

The time has come for the 2022 Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan's Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please see the details below. Date: Thursday, March 17 2022 Time: 17:00 to 18:00 JST Venue: Virtual Conference The AGM is open to SpCCJ members only. All SpCCJ Members and Advisors are encouraged to attend.

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Persuasion and Social Psychology by IE Professor Jaime Veiga Mateos

On February 17th our Corporate member IE University organizes in collaboration with the Spanish Chambers of Commerce network in Asia, the Online Masterclass "Persuasion and Social Psychology" by IE Professor Jaime Veiga Mateos. Most facets of business rely on persuading others. In sales, the goal is to convince the buyer that your product or service is better than your competitors’. In a job posting, it's to persuade the candidate that your company is better than others. In this Masterclass you will learn why some techniques work when influencing others – you will discover the role of empathy, and 6 strategies proven effective when persuading others. We will use examples from different sectors and there will be some […]

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6th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

Dear SpCCJ members, Skiers, Snowboarders and Onsen Fans – our winter love story goes into its 6th edition! After we had to cancel our Ski and Snowboard event in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are now preparing for the 2022 edition, scheduled for the weekend of 11-12 February 2022.Winter sports lovers will notice that this coincides with the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing and we hope to get some digital exposure to the games at our retreat. Members, friends and families of foreign chambers of commerce retreat for a friendly race and a great evening networking party to the mountains of Niigata. With more than 120 people attending, this is probably […]

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