The Tohoku Rokkonsai (Six-soul) Festival was created to inspire peace and recovery after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. On Nov. 19-20, 2016 festival performers from Tohoku’s six prefectures converged on Shintora Dori, central Tokyo, for a spectacular display.
To stay productive and economically relevant in a changing world, Japan must adapt. On October 21, more than 180 executives from business, government, and academia gathered in Tokyo to discuss how to modernise Japan’s corporate culture. From diversification and women in the workplace to the skills and creativity needed to succeed in the global economy, the summit offered covered many key issues.
July 8 marked the kickoff of ECO EDO Nihonbashi 2016, an opportunity to experience omotenashi and travel back to a time when Tokyo and nature were intertwined. BIJ.TV joined seven families as they took part in the Nihonbashi Summer Experience, admiring goldfish at ART AQUARIUM, touring gourmet offerings like the HAKUZA NIHONBASHI gold flake shop and Ninden bonito shop, and touring the COREDO Muromachi Nihonbashi area while wearing traditional yukata.
Tagged “Your heart will race,” the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 drew more than 800,000 fans with world and Japan premieres. Some 400 vehicles took part in the 11-day event, including four brands and eight models by Italian-American manufacturer FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In an exclusive for BIJ.TV, representatives from FCA Japan spoke about the company’s enduring passion for originality, authenticity, and freshness.
In June, consumer electronics developer Netatmo launched a revolutionary home security device in Japan. The Netatmo Welcome uses cutting-edge face-recognition technology to identify family members and regular visitors to your home, while alerting you to strangers. BIJ.TV joined the product launch, where Netatmo COO Matthew Broadway spoke about “smart home security.” He tells BIJ.TV about how the Netatmo Welcome is breaking ground and why it appeals.
In July, business executives and thought leaders gathered at The Economist’s Japan Summit 2015, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy was placed under the microscope. Speakers exchanged views on a number of themes, including Womenomics, internationalization, and Japan’s global competitiveness. BIJ.TV was there to capture all the highlights.
In May, real estate professionals gathered in Tokyo for MIPIM Japan 2015, a two-day conference where attendees exchanged views and explored investment opportunities in the city’s property market, as well as those overseas. With 37 percent international participation and over 130 Japanese and non-Japanese speakers, this successful inaugural event’s highlights are now available from BIJ.TV. Watch now, for the latest tips on investment opportunities in Japan and the wider Asia region, which together represent one of the world’s booming property markets.
As the luxury carmaker embraces electric mobility with what it calls “the world’s most progressive sports car”, Japan President and CEO Peter Kronschnabl reveals the marque’s breathtaking performance and the company’s exciting future in sustainable driving.
Custom Media has been named Company of the Year at the British Business Awards held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
The judges, including Michael Woodford, the Olympus whistleblower, awarded the Tokyo-based media and design agency the coveted gong both for its growth and development in the past year and for BCCJ ACUMEN magazine, which it has been publishing since December 2009.