As an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of commerce between Australia, New Zealand and Japan, ANZCCJ provides advocacy for Australian and New Zealand business interests to Government. See below for recent examples.
[17 Aug 2020]
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) and the European Business Council (EBC) have closely followed the policies of Japan’s immigration authorities regarding the (re-)entry of non-Japanese nationals during the COVID-19 crisis. Despite positive changes to allow entry into Japan under specific circumstances, many long-term residents of Japan are still not permitted to enter the country.
The ANZCCJ, ACCJ, BCCJ and EBC wish to express our support for the foreign resident communities of Japan. Together we have released a statement expressing our ongoing concerns regarding the restricted entry of foreign residents. We request that the current entry policies be changed to reflect Japan's values of fair and equal treatment for all, allowing foreign residents to re-enter Japan based on the same public health protocols as Japanese nationals. Please follow the links below to read the full statement (English and Japanese).- (English) Joint Statement on the Re-entry Restrictions for Foreign Residents in Japan
[14 Aug 2020]
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan wishes to express concerns regarding the Japanese Government’s immigration policy that currently places limitations on the re-entry of non-Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Please follow the links below to read the full statement (English and Japanese).- (English) Statement on the Re-entry Restrictions for Foreign Residents
Thank you very much to member Yuichi Takatsuka of Visa and Beyond by Takatsuka Office for advising ANZCCJ on the drafting of this statement.
ANZCCJ, together with the ACCJ, BCCJ, CCCJ, EBC and IBA Japan, released a formal joint statement regarding fiscal countermeasures to benefit individuals and corporations facing financial hardship due to the economic impact of COVID-19.