News & Events

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.        

Ambassador Heimisson in newest issue of Eurobiz magazine

The newest issue of Eurobiz magazine features an interview with Ambassador Hannes Heimisson. The Ambassador touches on important bilateral issues, such as geothermal development, United Nations University programs located in Iceland, fisheries, gender equality and more. In 2016, Iceland and Japan celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of...

The Icelandic Economy: 2016 Edition

The Iceland Chamber of Commerce has recently released its expanded and updated report on the Icelandic Economy. The report offers valuable insight into the state of the Icelandic economy, at a time of economic and political change in Iceland. See the full report in the link below. The Icelandic...

Event Report – Joint Nordic Business Luncheon with SAS

The Joint Nordic Business Luncheon with SAS President and CEO Rickard Gustafson, was held today at the Hotel Okura. Mr. Gustafson spoke of the challenges faced by SAS in recent years, and the company’s plan going forward – highlighting major changes; such as increased digitization of services, renovated cabins...

Össur CEO and President visits Japan

ISCCJ corporate member Össur’s CEO and President, Mr. Jon Sigurdsson visited Japan last week. Mr. Sigurdsson met with ISCCJ Chairman Bolli Thoroddsen and Secretary General Halldor Elis Olafsson at their office in Akihabara, along with ISCCJ board member Shoko Nireki of Össur Asia. http://www.ossur.com/corporate/

Icelandic Parliament resolves to engage Japan on FTA talks

The ISCCJ welcomes the newly adopted resolution by the Icelandic Parliament, from 1 March 2016, to request the Icelandic Government to formally initiate discussions on a free trade agreement between Japan and Iceland. The Chamber has long advocated for such an agreement, and will use its full force to...

JBIC/NEXI finance sustainable energy project in Iceland

In December 2015, a meeting was held to introduce the first financing from Japan to Iceland since 2008. JBIC, NEXI, Bank of Yokohama, Commerzbank, Citibank Japan financed a 90 MW geothermal power plant in Theistareykir, Iceland. The CFO of the National Power Company and the top management of the...