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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan Appoints Andrew Lambert Executive Director

Tokyo, May 9, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ) today announces the appointment of Andrew Lambert as its Executive Director.

In this role, Andrew oversees the day-to-day workings of the Chamber, under the guidance of the CCCJ Board of Governors, Honorary Board of Advisors, and its various committees, supporting the interests of Canadian companies in Japan and Japanese companies in Canada.

CCCJ Chair Wilf Wakely said, "With the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, ongoing EPA and TPP talks, and developments surrounding LNG and natural resources, this is an exciting time for the Canada - Japan relationship. As our Chamber continues to grow, we welcome Andrew to our team, and look forward to his driving our Chamber to the next stage in its development."

A fluent Japanese speaker, Andrew has lived in Japan for ten years, assisting foreign companies to access the Japanese market and Japanese those overseas - particularly in the food and beverage and agriculture and fisheries sectors.

Andrew earned his Master of Arts at the University of British Columbia Asia Pacific Policy Studies program (MAAPPS), focused on Japan's relations with the Koreas and China. He secured his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario, and spent a year in Koriyama City, Fukushima prefecture, on the JET programme.

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ)

Promoting the development of commerce between Canada and Japan since 1975, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ) is a private sector, not-for-profit business organization serving its members through communications, networking, and advocacy. Representing some 33 business sectors, the CCCJ is a member-driven, member-focused organization and is the longest serving Canadian Chamber in Asia, with over three hundred members.

CCCJ members represent a broad cross-section of businesspersons and entrepreneurs from Canada, Japan, and other countries. They include Canadian companies operating in Japan, Japanese companies and individuals with ties to Canada, small business owners, and Canadians working in Japan.

The Chamber carries out its mandate in a variety of ways, including:

-- Holding speaker luncheons, seminars, and networking events.
-- Providing relevant and timely information through our website, bi-lateral business news, quarterly magazine The Canadian, and annual membership directory Connections.
-- Offering business promotion opportunities and information on how to set up an office in Japan.
-- Meeting with key Japanese policymakers on issues of importance to the Canadian business community in Japan.
-- Maintaining close ties with other foreign and domestic chambers of commerce in Japan and other Canadian chambers/business associations in Asia to broaden and deepen our information network.

Contact us to find out more about how the Chamber can help you. www.cccj.or.jp.

Media contact:
Asami Okusawa
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 5775-9500

Source: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

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