Only Two Years To Go!
2 November 2017, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
in Japan (ANZCCJ), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ),
the CCCI France Japan (CCIFJ), the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce
(IJCC) in collaboration with Japan World Rugby and the Rugby World
Cup 2019 (RWC2019) Organising Committee co-hosted the RWC2019 2 Years
to go celebration at Happo-en, Tokyo.
Chair Emeritus, Melanie Brock was joined by special guests Bill
Beaumont, Brett Gosper, Alan Gilpin and Rob Abernethy from World
Rugby for a panel discussion about what the Rugby World Cup means for
business in Japan.
Business Connections with YEG
14 November, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in
Japan (ANZCCJ), in association with the Young Entrepreneurs Group of
the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan YEG), co-hosted an
International Business Connections event at Ruby Jack's Steakhouse
& Bar, Tokyo.
event brought together 160 international guests from a variety of
industries to promote business matching and information sharing
between Japanese SMEs/entrepreneurs and overseas firms planning to
expand their market and/or the range of products and services
supplied to Japan.
Zealand Economic Outlook
On 15 November 2017, the
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), in
collaboration with Platinum Sponsor, the Australia and New Zealand
Banking Group (ANZ) co-hosted a New Zealand Economic Outlook seminar
with guest speaker Sharon Zollner, ANZ New Zealand Senior Economist
at the The Peninsula Tokyo.
Ms Zollner discussed the future outlook and
landscape in New Zealand in the wake of the recent national election
outcome, and in the midst of domestic housing issues and global
and keynote speech by Western Australia Premier The Hon Mark McGowan
As part of his first
international tour as Western Australian Premier, The Hon Mark
McGowan MLA addressed a select group of ANZCCJ members and guests at
a lunch hosted by ANZCCJ at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo.
Premier McGowan, accompanied by his wife Ms
Sarah McGowan and a delegation from the Western Australian
Government, said he had visited Japan on three prior occasions and
expressed the love both he and his wife have for the country. During
his address, Premier McGowan touched on the strength of the bond
between Japan and Western Australia, including resources trade since
the 1960s, agricultural exports, tourism and direct investment.
Support Program in Osaka
20 November this year, the ANZCCJ in association with the Japan New
Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) and the Japan External Trade
Organisation (JETRO) hosted the next event in the SME
Support Program series in Osaka, prior to the welcome
reception for the JNZBC
Annual Joint Conference.
was the first time an SME Support Program event was held outside
Tokyo, and marked the two year anniversary of the program.
FCIJ Business Confidence Survey
Results Announced for Autumn 2017
The forecast on the Japanese
economy for the next six months continues to be positive, and at a
clearly higher level than in the previous survey (Spring 2017). In
the longer term (12 months) survey respondents see some further
improvement from the forecast for the next six months and at a higher
level than in the previous survey. The strategies of the
foreign-affiliated companies in Japan continue to be very bullish.
71% of ANZCCJ respondents are looking for further growth.
Announced for Rugby World Cup 2019
Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee have announced
the match schedule for Rugby World Cup 2019, which will be hosted in
Japan between 20 September and 2 November.
the joint ambition of a tournament that is accessible for all of
Japan, the 48 matches will be spread across 12 host cities the length
and breadth of the nation, with each match venue hosting a minimum of
MLA holds rugby clinic as a launch
event for "Aussie Beef de Genki Kids!" nutrition program
October 31st, ANZCCJ Platinum Sponsor Meat and Livestock Australia
held two rugby clinics in Kamaishi to launch their nutrition
program "Aussie Beef de Genki Kids!" and to support
earthquake reconstruction in the area.
program aims to support both parents and children's genki
by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through nutrition and
sport related events.
Baseball Australia opens doors for
expansion in Asia
of the launch of its eighth season, the Australian Baseball League
(ABL) is embarking on an ambitious and innovative growth strategy to
capitalise on continuous increases in participation; and the
excitement of baseball returning to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
only is the ABL planning to expand from six to eight teams in
2018/2019, it will increase focus on new markets in Regional
Australia and Asia as primary targets for expansion teams.
Australia has announced that Team Australia will play a series of
games against a full strength Japanese National Team at Nagoya
Dome on 3 March and at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on 4 March 2018.
games are a concerted effort from Baseball Australia to ensure Team
Australia has ample opportunity to prepare for one of the most
important periods of international competition in Baseball
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