Member Update: Laerdal Medical Japan - 20 Year Anniversary Event

From the left: Chief Operating Officer Alf-Christian Dybdahl, Ambassador Signe Brudeset, VP Director Sales Marketing and Services Tor Hartvig Bryne and President of Laerdal Medical Japan Svend Haakon Kristensen.

From the left: Chief Operating Officer Alf-Christian Dybdahl, Ambassador Signe Brudeset, VP Director Sales Marketing and Services Tor Hartvig Bryne and President of Laerdal Medical Japan Svend Haakon Kristensen.

Few Norwegian companies can claim more success on the Japanese market than Laerdal Medical. Representatives of the company and a handful of their clients came to celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of Laerdal Medical Japan at the Norwegian Embassy on October 15th, under the facilitation of NCCJ. The event included everything from a seminar to CPR exercises, and even a live performance by Hardangerfele (a traditional Norwegian fiddle from Hardanger).

We at NCCJ are sincerely delighted to convey our warmest congratulations to Laerdal Medical Japan on their anniversary, and express our heartfelt wishes for success in the years to come.

Event Report: NCCJ Autumn Shrimp Party 2018

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On Thursday, October 18 over 50 people joined us at the Norwegian Embassy for the NCCJ’s annual Shrimp Party, one of our most popular social events.

This year the Shrimp Party was conducted later than usual due to our recent change in ED. Despite the cooler weather than at previous Shrimp Parties the embassy’s pool side yet again proved the perfect place to spend a casual evening with old and new friends and colleagues. Normally we have served shrimps with the shell on, and part of the fun was that participants had to remove the shell themselves, a very common thing for Norwegian shrimp parties. This year our provider had a last-minute delivery problem and could only bring us shell-less shrimp, but some participants pointed out that the lack of shell had made it easier to eat a lot of shrimp this year. Less sticky fingers might also have been a positive aspect of this year’s delivery challenge.

We would again like to thank NCCJ Members and friends for joining us this week, and hope to see you again at future events.

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Member Update: Fuglen Asakusa Grand Opening

Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe presenting his opening remarks

Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe presenting his opening remarks

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【日本語下記】
September 21st marked the grand opening of the NCCJ member
Fuglen’s second café in Tokyo, Fuglen Asakusa.

Present at the event was not only a large crowd of coffee lovers, but also Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe and Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima. Even the new Norwegian Ambassador to Japan, Signe Brudeset, was there to honor the event with her presence.

Einar Kleppe Holthe together with Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima

Einar Kleppe Holthe together with Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima

The new Fuglen is located in Asakusa, in the same building as the capsule hotel Nine Hours

The new Fuglen is located in Asakusa, in the same building as the capsule hotel Nine Hours

Referred to by some as an informal Norwegian embassy in Tokyo this café will bring you not only Norwegian style coffee, but also vintage furniture and Norwegians’ beloved waffles with brunost (Norwegian brown cheese). We are excited to see the great success Fuglen has had so far, and are convinced that they will play an even more important role here in Tokyo in the years to come.

A big congratulations from us at NCCJ!

Even Fuglen’s staircase looks good on pictures…

Even Fuglen’s staircase looks good on pictures…

ノルウェー発祥のカフェ・フグレンの2号店開業イベントが浅草で9月21日に行われました。多くのコーヒーファンの方々と共にフグレンの設立者アイナル・クレッペ・ホルテ氏や日本のジェネラルマネージャー小島賢治氏、そして駐日ノルウェー大使シグネ・ブルーデセット氏が参加されました。フグレン浅草を通して、美味しいノルウェースタイルの高品質コーヒー、ビンテージデザインの北欧家具、そしてノルウェー人に愛されているブルノスト(ノルウェー独特の茶色のチーズ)をのせたノルウェースタイルのワッフルを東京の皆さまに体験頂けることを期待しています。

Jazz music was presented by The Tronosonic Experience on the opening event.

Jazz music was presented by The Tronosonic Experience on the opening event.

 

European Joint Chamber Networking Party 2018

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The French Chamber of Commerce is glad to announce the next edition of the traditional European Joint Chamber Networking Party, held this year on Tuesday, October 23 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Come and join more than 200 guests at the must-attend event of the year for networking with business people from over 10 European Chambers of commerce. An evening of networking with fine food and free-flow wine awaits you. A free raffle will be organized and you just may be the winner of one of the beautiful prizes offered by our member companies.

Date Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time From 19:00 to 21:00 (registration starts at 18:30)

Venue Shangri-La Hotel, "Ballroom"
Admission fee  (to be paid in cash at the door or online via PayPal)

JPY 8000 Members of participating Chambers
JPY 12 000 Non-members

Deadline for registration/cancellation Monday, October 15, 2018, 17:00

Registration for this event can be done through the following link


The European Joint Chamber Networking Party 2018 is proudly organized by:

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JMEC 25: Open for Applicants

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Are you a business owner looking for a business plan tailored to the Japanese market for your market entry or business expansion? If so, take part in the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)!

As a JMEC Project Client, you can receive a professional business plan developed by some of Japan’s brightest up-and-coming business leaders for a fraction of the cost of hiring outside consultants. To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, visit the JMEC homepage at www.jmec.gr.jp .
You can find the application form here: http://www.jmec.gr.jp/project-clients/apply

JMEC is also looking for individual applicants to participate in the program and learn
how to research and develop a professional business plan. This ‘mini MBA’ style program includes classroom training with experienced executives and successful entrepreneurs as lecturers—as well as hands-on experience in writing a business plan for a real business project, submitted by a real company.
Interested applicants can find more information and apply here: http://www.jmec.gr.jp/participants

The NCCJ is a proud sponsor of JMEC and encourages our members and the greater business community to get involved.

The winning team of JMEC 24

The winning team of JMEC 24