Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 IJCC Ireland Japan Business Awards

In the relaxed surroundings of the Conrad Tokyo, we celebrated Ireland Japan business achievement at the 2018 Ireland Japan Business Awards.

Chamber members were joined by the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, Paul Kavanagh, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Japan business community.

Awards to 3 companies were presented this year.

Commenting on the Company of Year, Ricoh Company Ltd, Mr Paul Gilsenan, President, Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce, said: “Despite their positions on the world map, Ireland and Japan have a long history of doing business together and these awards celebrate that. Companies like Ricoh show that distance is not a barrier to business. It perfectly demonstrates how enterprises in our two countries are working in harmony to benefit not just one another’s economies, but the people living in them, too."

Guests were entertained by traditional Irish music from “The Lady Chieftains” and they enjoyed a unique Irish themed menu created by the Conrad including Irish produce provided by Bord Bia. 

After the awards and entertainment, the evening culminated with a gala raffle with many guests winning interesting prizes to take home with them. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 IJBA's. 

Award Winners

Company of the Year - Ricoh Company Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year - Alan Fisher from Kyojin Company

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)" - Icon Plc.