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Richard Lyle becomes President of British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Richard Lyle becomes President of British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

We’re immensely proud of Richard Lyle from our Tokyo office, who’s just been elected President of The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ).

Established in 1948, the BCCJ is a highly-regarded organisation - with 1,000 members - that works to strengthen business ties between the UK and Japan.

It may look like Richard is singing in the photo below, but trust us – he’s giving his acceptance speech.

He said: “It’s a great honour to be elected as President of the BCCJ. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and working closely with our partners, including British Ambassador Julia Longbottom, to continue the great work of the Chamber.

“As the pandemic abates, issues around decarbonisation and digitalisation pose huge challenges, but also great opportunities for British and Japanese companies to work together to find solutions. My firm intention is for the Chamber to be instrumental in providing a forum for greater cooperation between our two nations.”

You can see more on Richard’s election and the BCCJ’s latest activities here.

And if you’d like to hear more of Richard’s insight into the opportunities he mentions for British firms in Japan, feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn and ask, or email him at

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