Events


Forthcoming Events

Annual General Meeting 26 April 2018 - 5:30pm at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, 40 Bank St, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DS. AGM will be followed by drinks. Details of the AGM can be found by clicking here

Seminar June 2018 (Date and time TBC) at Simmons & Simmons - Panel Discussion regarding the Impact of Brexit on the English Law


Previous Events

BJLA 20th Anniversary Reception at the Japanese Embassy 8 March 2018

Details of the Reception can be found here.


Annual General Meeting 3 April 2014 - 6.30pm. Held at Sasuke, 32 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7LR.

Immediately following the AGM will be the BJLA's Spring Party also at Sasuke.

Details of the AGM can be found by clicking here and for the Spring Party here. If you wish to attend the Spring Party please send a cheque in accordance with the flyer to Kenichi Kinukawa by 31 March 2014.

Class Action in Japan by Tomokazu Otaka, Partner at Nakamoto & Partners. Tuesday, 3 September 2013 - 12.00 pm Pre-lunch presentation followed by lunch.

The Japanese government submitted a new bill to Parliament in April 2013 to introduce a new collective litigation scheme brought by designated consumer organisations. This talk introduces the background and outline of this new bill and analyses the possible impact of such a bill.

Details of the seminar can be found here.


Victim Support - How to support a client involved in serious litigation in Japan - on 21st February 2013 at Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ.

Followed by a social event at the Business School

Details of the seminar can be found here.



AGM and Shinnenkai - on 30th January 2013 at Simmons and Simmons, CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9SS.

Followed by the Shinnenkai (New Year Party) at Corney and Barrow, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT

Details of the AGM can be found here.

Corporate Governance - One size fits all? - on 5th December 2012 at FTI Consulting, Holborn Gate, 26 Southampton Buildings, WC2A 1PB.

There has been much public discussion of corporate governance in Europe following the financial crisis and in Japan following the Olympus affair.


For further info see the flyer.


Shinnenkai - on 18th January 2012 at the Crane and Tortoise, Gray's Inn Road. AGM starts at 18:30 followed by drinks at 19:00. All Members are welcome to attend the AGM and the drinks. For further details and to attend please see the attached flyer.


Piracy - on 20th July 2011 a lunch time will be held in conjunction with the Japan Society and JCCI at JETRO about Piracy - this is not IP Piracy but the "traditional" maritime variety. For further details and to attend please see the attached flyer.

■ We are pleased to advise that the Charity Quiz night on the 12 May 2011 raised £1,415 which will be donated to The Japan Red Cross and The Japan Society's Tohoku Relief Fund to assist all those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - We wish to thank all those who took part and made it such a great event

■ Charity Concert in Aid of Japanese Earthquake Disaster - We are pleased to inform Members about a Charity Concert in Aid of Japanese Earthquake Disaster that is being arranged at the Crane & Tortoise restaurant on 3 April at 2:00 pm. For details please click here.

■ To whom does a Company belong? - A discussion of takeovers - their regulation and the criteria by which they are judged - A lunch time talk by Scott Hopkins, Co-Chairman of the BJLA and counsel at Skadden, Arpse. Presented in association with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK and the Japan Society. Cost is £12 for members - £18 for non members. For details please click here.


■ BJLA Shinenkai party at the Crane and Tortoise (Grays' inn) held on 20th January 2011. A committee meeting was held immediately prior to this at 6:30pm.


■ AN EVENING TALK by The Hon Mr Justice Blair High Court Judge on THE COMMERCIAL COURT held on the 4th November 2010. The Hon Mr Justice Blair is a well-known international expert in the law of banking and finance and a judge in the Commercial Court talked about London’s Commercial Court (‘the Court’).

■ 'Significant Trends in Anti-bribery Enforcement: the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act' held on Thursday 15 July 2010 For details, please see the attached flyer.

■ BJLA Shinenkai party at the Crane and Tortoise (Soho Japan second bar & restaurant), was held at 7pm on 21st January 2010.

■ 7 October 2009 - Pub Night at Corney & Barrow, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7DX from 19:00, for details click here

■ Piano recital by Ka Hyun Kim on Thursday 29 October 2009 at 6:30pm at St Vedast-alias-Foster Church, Foster Lane, Cheapside, London EC2 arranged by the British Korean Law Association and Anglo-Korean Society. For further details please click here.

■ 20 August 2009 - talk by Mr Tets Ishikawa, the author of "How I caused the Credit Crunch". Mr Ishikawa is a UK-educated Japanese who had worked for a number of major investment banks, and is currently a freelance writer. His recent book describes the highs and lows of his life in the banking sector.

■ Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economy on 17 June 2009

■ Lecture on Lloyd's in Japan - 20 May 2009

■ Lunchtime briefing on the Turner Review on 19 May 2009.

■ Tokyo University Forum - Human security and business on 27 & 28 April 09.

■ Committee Meeting, AGM & Social - 10 February 2009 - At Simmons & Simmons, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2Y 9SS. Committee meeting starts at: 18:30. Followed by AGM at 19:00 and drinks at Corney & Barrow, CityPoint starting from about 19:45. All Members are welcome to attend the AGM & drinks.

If you are interested in becoming a Committee Member please click here for details

■ Miyuki Kato Piano Recital 17 Feb 09

■ New Securities Market in Tokyo 14 Jan 09

■ Pub Night 25 Sept 08