News & Events

Iceland Business Seminar 28 May

On the occasion of the Icelandic Foreign Minister´s visit to Japan, Promote Iceland in collaboration with JETRO will be hosting an Iceland Business Seminar followed by a networking reception on 28 May from 15.30-19.00 at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. The seminar and networking reception will be co-hosted by...

Signing of a Tax Convention between Iceland and Japan

A Convention between Iceland and Japan for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance (hereinafter, the Convention) was signed in Reykjavik on January 15, 2018, by H.E. Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland...

New board of the ISCCJ

At the biannual General Assembly of the ISCCJ on 7 December 2017 the following members were elected onto the board of the chamber: Chairman: Bolli Thoroddsen, CEO Takanawa Japan Vice-Chairman: Manabu Fukuda, former Director ISCCJ Directors: Shoko Nireki, Head of Japan Össur Asia Kaoru Nozu, Executive Representative Takanawa Pharma Akiko Hasegawa, GPSS...

Event report – Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2017

The annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball was held on 7 December at the Westin Hotel Tokyo in Ebisu. The party was attended by 255 members and guests from the Nordic chambers in Japan. The ball started with a Lucia procession and greetings from the organizing committee. During the five course...

Event Report – CLIC #5

(courtesy of FCCJ HP)   CLIC (Creative Linking of International Chambers) is a loose organization of 9 smaller European Chambers of Commerce in Japan created for the purpose of organizing innovative networking events to enable trading of ideas between the members of the participating chambers.  CLIC consists of the...

Event report – 1st Joint Nordic Beer Garden Evening

The five Nordic chambers held their first Beer Garden Evening at the Forest Beer Garden in Meiji Jingu Gaien on 1 August. With more applicants than free spaces, the event was a great success and sure to be repeated. For pictures, see the FCCJ gallery here.

Event report – 4th CLIC event at the Embassy of Belgium in Japan

The fourth event was a joint Chambers’ Networking evening where we had Mr. Takayuki Kimura, President and CEO of Volvo Car Japan, as our guest speaker. The theme of his presentation was “Establishing a Swedish Premium Brand in Japan“. Mr. Kimura revealed the secrets behind VOLVO’s success in Japan...

Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland meets with the board of the ISCCJ

On 9 May, the board of the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce met with the Governor of the Icelandic Central Bank, Mar Gudmundsson. Mr. Gudmundsson was in Tokyo for the Spring Membership Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements. In addition to meeting with the board of the ISCCJ, Mr....

Press Release – The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (ISCCJ) reiterates its support for the conclusion of important bilateral agreements between Iceland and Japan.

The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (ISCCJ) reiterates its support for the conclusion of important bilateral agreements between Iceland and Japan.  The ISCCJ congratulates Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson on his recent appointment and with reference to the Minister‘s speech on 4 April 2017 at the Nordic House in Iceland...

A Successful 24th Scandinavian Christmas Ball!

The 2016 Scandinavian Christmas Ball was held on Wednesday December 7th at the Westin Tokyo Hotel. 277 persons, with a record 28 participants from the Icelandic Chamber, enjoyed nearly 6 hours of great food, fantastic entertainment and ideal company.