The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) is an independent, non-profit organisation that has been dedicated to the development of commerce between Australia, New Zealand and Japan since 1972.
The ANZCCJ currently has approximately 550 members. The membership consists of Australian and New Zealand members conducting business in Japan, Japanese companies with economic ties to Australia and New Zealand, overseas members and others maintaining business relationships between Japan and Australia/ New Zealand.
The ANZCCJ hold a variety of events such as meetings with visiting Australian and New Zealand Government leaders, industry experts and political figures, informative seminars and social networking evenings. These events give members the opportunity to keep abreast of changes in foreign policy and economic conditions, gain knowledge regarding different aspects of the Japanese market and develop new business and social contacts.
The joint patrons of the ANZCCJ are the Australian and New Zealand Ambassadors who host a number of functions during the year at their respective Embassies.
The ANZCCJ’s mission is to play a constructive and meaningful role in developing Australia/New Zealand-Japan business by providing Members with an effective source of information, representation and commercial connections.
The ANZCCJ is governed by an Executive Council, elected annually by members of the Chamber. The Executive Council meets monthly for the dispatch of ordinary business and for carrying out the objectives of the Chamber. The 2021 ANZCCJ Executive Council is represented by the members below.
As a group, the Executive Council determines the Chamber’s policies and priorities and oversees its financial affairs. The main roles and responsibilities of Executive Council members include:
・Furthering the Chamber’s core mission, setting key strategic objectives and ensuring activities align with that over time.
・Helping the ANZCCJ deliver real value for its members, as well as outreach to new and potentially beneficial members to the current ANZCCJ membership.
・Being a senior representative for the ANZCCJ, attending ANZCCJ events and meetings.
・Actively participating in or chairing one or more ANZCCJ committees or working groups that deal with specific issues or initiatives, acting as a liaison between the Executive Council and that Committee/working group. This initiative will draw from the EC members’ strengths and skills, align with their current profession or interests, and provide further learning and development opportunities.
・Acting as MC or moderator at events, particularly those related to the Committee with which the council member is affiliated.
・Overseeing the Secretariat’s management of ANZCCJ’s operations.
For further details on the Chamber’s operations and activities, contact ANZCCJ Executive Director, Craig Usmar.
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) welcomes applications from university students in their third year of university, or older, to undertake an internship with the ANZCCJ Secretariat. Due to the Secretariat’s transition to remote work, internships are conducted virtually with some in-person opportunities for those based in Tokyo.
We encourage students with an interest in international business, trade, international relations, events management and marketing to apply for work at the Chamber. We aim to give our interns exposure to the Chamber’s activities through event / project work as well as involvement in the day-to-day running of the Secretariat and activities of the Chamber and Executive Council.
Please send your completed Application Form, CV and Statement of Purpose to Executive Director Craig Usmar at email@example.com