ICCJ for IMPORTERS: Business matching event with 13 Italian producers + Newsletter

ICCJ Weekly Newsletter (September 19) - Newsletter della Camera di Commercio in Giappone con tutti gli eventi

Promo - pubblicata il 21 Settembre 2023


Fonte: ufficio stampa Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan – ICCJ




Business matching event with 13 Italian producers.
Industries: Food & Beverage, Fashion, Design and Machinery.Meet & Match is a project run by Promos Italia in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
In 2023 it will support Italian SMEs in all production sectors to build and develop partnerships in target markets such as Japan, India and the UK.B2B meetings between Japanese buyers and Italian producers will be handled on an individual basis.
In addition, a one-to-one virtual B2B schedule can be arranged over a two-month span to ensure a better planning process.Samples may also be available, depending on the industry and producer.

For more details and for the list of products,

please visit the website dedicated to the project 

(for importers and available only in Japanese)


ICCJ Gala Dinner & Concert 2023

The ICCJ Gala Dinner & Concert will return this December with not one but three events!

Click here for the Tokyo event, held on December 8th at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.
Click here for the Nagoya event, held on December 12th at Hilton Nagoya.
Click here for the Osaka event, held on December 14th at The Garden Oriental Osaka.

We are delighted to announce that the menu of all three events will be prepared by the Michelin-starred Chef of the renowned Italian restaurant Al Cambio in Bologna. The menu will feature traditional Emilia Romagna cuisine, for a truly unforgettable culinary experience.


Aperitivo della Camera – September

Holidays are over… time to kick off a new season of Aperitivo della Camera!

The September appointment will be on Thursday, September 28th at Abbraccio, in Minato-ku!

See you there!

Date: Thursday, July 28th
Time: 19:00-21:00
Venue: Abbraccio
Address: 〒105-0023 Tokyo, Minato City, Shibaura, 4 Chome−5−9 THE HARBOUR 1F

ICCJ Members 2,000 yen (tax included)
Non-Members 3,000 yen (tax included)

*Pay at the reception desk upon entry (cash only)
**Drinks are cash-on: from 500 yen


Exploring the Value of “Made in Italy”:
Join Our Survey!

We’re conducting a survey in collaboration with Assocamerestero, Unioncamere, the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, and The European House – Ambrosetti. Our goal is to assess the significance of the “Made in Italy” brand across various sectors, including food, fashion, and automotive.

If you’re involved in agri-food, home furnishings, fashion, or automotive, and you represent Italian manufacturing companies, distributors, or Italian-themed restaurants and hospitality services, your input is vital.


Survey available in Italian or English (estimated time: 7-10 minutes max)
Note: Under “Camera di Commercio Italiana all’Estero (CCIE) di riferimento,” please select “Tokyo.”


European Joint Chambers Cocktail 2023

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is glad to announce the next edition of the traditional European Joint Chambers Networking Party, held this year on Thursday, October 12 at Institut français du Japon – Tokyo.
Come and join the must-attend event of the year for networking with business people from the European Chambers of Commerce and be part of the celebration with fine food and free-flow drinks!

Click here for all the details

*Limited seats available: 15



Lost in (AI) Translation 

Learning Japanese is no joke. Featuring three distinct writing systems, a sentence structure which is the opposite of English, and an intricate politeness hierarchy deeply rooted in the culture, the Japanese language is not an easy one to master. This is so true that even artificial intelligence has its share of challenges with it!

The reason is that most AI tools are primarily fed information in English, causing them to often miss the intricacies of Japan’s language and culture. This issue isn’t limited to just stumbling over words; it primarily pertains to difficulties in understanding expressions of politeness, rendering current available systems less than ideal for Japanese users.

To address this challenge, last May the Tokyo Institute of Technology and other organizations announced the start of development of a homemade AI using the Fugaku supercomputer, one of the world’s most powerful. While the Japanese public is still in its early stage in adopting generative AI, systems capable of fully comprehending Japanese would prove immensely valuable as more companies and local governments begin to utilize this technology.

The AI example is great in showing the complexity and multifaceted nature of Japan. Much like the intricacies within the language itself, navigating the cultural nuances of Japan can be equally challenging when investing in or approaching the Japanese market. The age of AI mastery of the Japanese language will eventually come one day, but for now, seeking advice from experts might still be the wisest option!


Has Italy’s approach to migration failed?
(Al Jazeera)
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Centenarians in Japan hit record 92,139, women account for 88%
(The Mainichi)
Read here



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