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[Nordic Chambers] Spotify and Bang & Olufsen; The Future of Music Consumption


The Nordic Chambers proudly invites you for an evening with two iconic companies shaping the way we consume music.




Henrik Johansson
Director, Spotify Japan

Henrik has been with Spotify for the past 6 years managing teams responsible for the user experience, commercial research and innovation. 

Last year he relocated from Stockholm to Japan to run the Premium Business unit, responsible for paid subscriber and revenue growth. Before joining Spotify Henrik spent 10 years working for various Japanese firms in roles spanning marketing, business development and product design. 

Besides his current work at Spotify he also produces and performs experimental electronic music.


Shin Iwanaga
President and Representative Director, Bang & Olufsen Japan

After graduating from Department of Economicsat Yamaguchi University in March 1997, Mr. Iwanaga joined Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. 

After working as a merchandiser at TSUTAYA stores, in April 2007 he took up the position as Executive Officer at Virgin Mega Stores Japan. In 2009 he participated in Daikanyama T - SITE development project. After that he participated in the remodel project of TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI from 2012. After working as a director of music, Mr. Iwanaga transferred to B's International, Bang & Olufsen's Japan import agency and was in charge of Bang & Olufsen's new Futako-Tamagawa and Umeda stores. 

In November 2016 he became President of B's International Co., Ltd., the position he holds today.

Date:   Wednesday November 21th, 2018
Time:   19:00 - 21:00 (Registration opens at 18:30)
Venue: Embassy of Sweden, Club Room (Apartment entrance) 

 1-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku  
Closest station: Kamiyacho (Hibiya line) or Roppongi-Itchome (Namboku line)       

Cost:    3,000/person JPY (NCCJ Members & guests) 
            4,000/person JPY (Non-members)
            (Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be served together with light snacks. )

Registration:  Through the below form.

Registration deadline: Registrations and cancellations before Nov 16th 


Embassy of Sweden, Club Room (Apartment entrance)
Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 1 Chome−10−3−100
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7:00 PM19:00

[CLIC] Lindt – Chocolate in Japan is not just Valentine’s Day


CLIC 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 Austrian Business Council, Belgian-Luxembourg, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss Chambers.

Wednesday, 28 November  - Joint Chambers Networking Event organized by CLIC:

Lindt – Chocolate in Japan is not just Valentine’s Day


Lindt & Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate manufacturer and recognized as leader in the market for premium chocolate, offering a large selection of products around the world. During 175 years it has become known as one of the most innovative and creative companies making premium chocolate under the key brand Lindt, but also under Ghirardelli, Hofbauer, Küfferle, Caffarel and 2014 Russell Stover.

At the 6th CLIC Event Mr. Andre Zimmermann, Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd., will reveal the secrets behind their success in Japan and share his views on the future of the chocolate market.


Date & Time        Wednesday, 28 November, 19:00 – 21:00
(registration opens at 18:30)
Venue:                  Embassy of Sweden, Club Room (B1)  MAP
Cost:                    Members 4,000 yen, others 6,000 yen, incl. buffet & drinks (beer,
wine, soft drinks)
Registrations:       By Thursday, 22 November

For Registration:
Please register no later than Thursday, 22 November through the form at the bottom. We will collect the fee at the venue. Note that we will charge cancellations after 22 November and no-shows.


About Andre Zimmermann
A Swiss national, Mr. Andre Zimmermann has spent most of his career in Japan starting in 1989 as Managing Director for Telekurs Financial. After serving as Senior Representative for LocationSwitzerland SECO 2005-2007 and as Managing Director for MATISA Japan from 2007 until he took up his current position at Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd. In 2010.

Andre has also served on the Executive Committee of SCCIJ and Executive Operating Board of the European Business Council (EBC)




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Norwegian Julefest Christmas Party  - A NCCJ-NJS Collaboration
7:00 PM19:00

Norwegian Julefest Christmas Party - A NCCJ-NJS Collaboration

Norwegian Julefest at Fuglen Asakusa
-December 5th (19:00 - 21:00)
It is our pleasure to announce that in cooperation with the Norway-Japan Society (NJS), we will launch our first Norwegian julefest (Christmas Party) on Wednesday, December 5th. The event will take place at Fuglen Asakusa, so you can look forward to a pleasant evening with julestemning (Christmas spirit) in the elegant surroundings of Norwegian vintage design. Norwegian Christmas porridge (grøt) and salmon is on the menu, along with a lottery where you can win exciting prizes.
Only people signing up before November 25th can take advantage of our Early Bird price, so your early registration is encouraged!

When: Wednesday, 5 December , 19:00-21.00   
Where: Fuglen Asakusa  【MAP  
Cost: Members and students signing up by 11/25: 4,000 yen
Guests signing up by 11/25: 5,000 yen
All sign-ups after 11/25: 6,000 yen

*1 drink from Fuglen is included in the price
Register: By Monday, 3 December (through the below form)  


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[Nordic Chambers] Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village (outside Moomin Theme Park)
3:30 PM15:30

[Nordic Chambers] Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village (outside Moomin Theme Park)


The Nordic Chambers organize a Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village in Hanno, Saitama prefecture on Monday, 5 November. Metsä Village, officially open 9 November, is the first phase of the Moomin Theme Park, the second phase, Moomin Valley Park, will open on 16 March 2019. 


Date & Time: Monday, 5 November, 15:30-20.30 
Official program starts 16:15 at Hanno station.
Place: Metsä Village, Miyazawa-ko, Hanno, Saitama pref. [MAP]
Cost: 6,000 yen (collected at the venue unless otherwise agreed)
Incl. bus from/to Hanno station, dinner with free drinks, train at own expense 
Registration: by Friday, 26 October (due to space restrictions, members only) 

(note: train to/from Hanno by your own arrangement and cost, you can use other options)

15:00 Depart Ikebukuro station by Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Chichibu 21 Red Arrow    
16:09 Arrival at Hanno station   
16:15 Meet in front of Hanno station, transport to Miyazawa-ko by bus (2.4 km)   
16:30 Welcome & introduction: Robert Hirst, Representative Director, Moomin Monogatari, Ltd.    
16:45 Guided tour around Metsä Village and a view of Moomin Valley Park (under construction)   
17:20 Free time for shopping, etc.   
18:00 Dinner at main restaurant   
19:10 Bus to Hanno station   
19:36 Depart Hanno station by Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Musashi 46 Red Arrow    
20:16 Arrival at Ikebukuro station

Please note that we will collect the fee at the venue (unless otherwise agreed) and provide you with a receipt. Late cancellations and no-shows will be invoiced.

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