Norwegian Seafood Council:
Visit by the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries
Last week the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Mr. Harald Nesvik visited us at the Norwegian Embassy as a part of his one-week trip organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) to meet with representatives of Japanese and Norwegian business partners. NCCJ joined NSC and the rest of Team Norway for a reception at the Embassy with Mr. Nesvik on March 14th, which was a great opportunity for us to meet with representatives of the seafood sector. As one of the most important fields for Norway, we are also looking to increase our efforts to promote Norwegian seafood along with NSC and Team Norway, and hope that this reception can lead to increased possibilities for this in the near future. As they say in NSC: Sabarashii!
The Innovators of Comfort - Ekornes Stressless Showroom Tokyo
Did you know that you can visit the showroom of our corporate member Ekornes, the company behind one of the world leading luxury comfort chairs, in Tokyo? Their world-famous Stressless chairs are on display in the Stressless Showroom situated in the Kyobashi Square Building, only a short walk from Tokyo Station and Ginza. This showroom is open for those who are interested in purchasing a new piece of furniture, want to learn more about Ekornes and its history, or simply want to sit down and feel the comfort of their luxurious reclining chairs.
Stressless Showroom Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Regular holidays: Wednesdays, Summer period (including Obon), New Year period
Address: 7-5, Kyobashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Kyobashi Square Building - 5th Floor
住所：〒104-0031 東京都中央区京橋3-7-5 京橋スクエア5階
TOMRA Sortings K.K.: Press Event
Our Corporate Member TOMRA Sortings K.K. visited us at the Norwegian Embassy for a press briefing in the Aurora Hall on Wednesday 20th March. The event was led by Managing Director Megumi Sasaki, who gave a thorough presentation of TOMRA’s work to increase the percentage of waste getting recycled in Japan. She could tell that although TOMRA already has the equipment to effectively turn much of our waste into reusable material one of their biggest challenges is to convince Japanese companies to utilize such materials for their products. While Japan is known for being good at sorting their trash most of the waste still end up getting burned or in landfills rather than reused. With over 10 years of operating in Japan, TOMRA is doing a tremendous effort to change this culture, and we hope to see their increased success in the years to come.
Did you know that Corporate Members of NCCJ are eligible to rent the Aurora Hall at the Norwegian Embassy? → More info here.
Member Update: Rystad Energy - 2019 Year Ahead Outlook
Tuesday, February 26 (15:00-18:00)
Rystad Energy invites you to join them for an info session presenting industry outlooks for 2019. This event offers attendees a unique opportunity to get ahead of the curve with insights that help you better tackle the market in 2019.! Speakers include Rystad Energy's CEO Mr. Jarand Rystad and Senior Analyst Ms. Xi Nan, Vice President of Upstream Research Mr. Parul Chopra, and Vice President of Oilfield Service Mr. Matthew Fitzsimmons.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
15:00 – 18:00 (JST)
2F Otemachi Place
2 Chome-3-1 Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
The event is free of charge for NCCJ Corporate Members
Plastic pollution in the nature is increasingly being recognized as a global problem, and one of the companies that are proving that a clean nature and successful business can go hand in hand is the global market leader in reverse vending, TOMRA. This year marks their 10th year anniversary in Japan, and a small celebration was held at the Norwegian Embassy under the facilitation of NCCJ on October 19th.
We at the Chamber are tremendously proud that technology from Norway is being used to tackle the issue of global plastic pollution, and we offer our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the years to come!
About TOMRA Japan (TOMRA Collection Solutions)
TOMRA Japan provides reverse vending machines (RVM) for the collection of used PET bottles and cans. Additionally, they sell collection systems for used paper. Both are installed mainly at supermarkets (including leading players such as 7&i Holdings, the AEON Group and other retail locations around Japan. Their customer types include municipal governments including Adachi and Nakano wards of Tokyo as well as PET and paper recycling companies. As of today, they have an installed base of 1,200+ RVMs and 450+ paper systems.