Chamber Community Events

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • Prince Hotels and Resorts

    Prince Hotels group, one of the largest hotel groups in Japan, has opened its Australian Food and Wine Fair 2019 that will run from 1 September until 31 October, in 9 hotels and 133 restaurants. A large number of Chamber member products will be featured on the menus and this is the first time that the fair will feature fantastic Australian craft beer, gin and cider too!

    Further details of the event here

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 19 Sep 2019
    • Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha (148-2 Kashiwanoha Campus,178-4 Wakashiba, Kashiwa-city, Chiba 277-0871)

    The Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) annual joint conference is scheduled to be held in Kashiwa City on 18-19 September this year with the focus on resource management, sustainable development, innovation, creativity, technology exchange and adding value through partnership.

    The conference will include a mix of company presentations and moderated panel discussions as a segue into Q+A and business networking on the conference floor and in the corridors. The plenary sessions run all day on 18 September leading into the buffet-style welcome reception in the evening. The plenary sessions will resume in the morning on 19 September concluding with a closing session before lunch followed by an Industry Tour (a chance to get out and see something of the local economy) in the afternoon, and a sit down farewell dinner in the evening.

    Agenda items for the conference include: Current Economic Situation and Outlook for NZ & Japan: CPTPP, RCEP and the Global Economy;  Infrastructure and Investment;  Sustainable Development/Renewable Energy (including forestry); Agriculture (Functional Foods); Innovation (AI, VR etc) Start-ups; and The Maori Economy & Tourism.

    Please see the JNZBC website for full information on the conference, how to register and make hotel bookings.  ANZCCJ delegates qualify for JNZBC membership rates.

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Fratelli Paradiso

    In occasion of the visit of Fratelli Paradiso's owners from Sydney and the FOUR PILLARS Gin Distillery's owners from Melbourne during the Rugby World Cup, World Gin Night will be held on 27 September at Fratelli Paradiso. The event will host passionate gin lovers and will give them the opportunity to meet the Australian Distillery's founders and FRATELLI PARADISO's owners in person.

    The World Gin Night

    Date: 27 September 2019

    Time : 19:00 - 22:30

    Venue: Fratelli Paradiso

    Entertainment: Tunes by 2 guest DJs

    Entry Cost: Free (a selection of drinks available for which you will be able to pay by cash)

    Gin Brands: Bathtub Gin, FOUR PILLARS, Silent Pool, and KINOBI Gin.

    Cocktails: created by two special guest bartenders from Music Bar and The Ritz Carlton Tokyo (2 special cocktails for each brand + Gin & Tonic Bar)

    Food: 2 special dishes created using Gin Botanicals (A la carte menu also available) ,which you will be able to pay by cash.

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Musashino Athletic Field

    If you will be in Japan during the Rugby World Cup, don't miss the opportunity to see the Classic Wallabies take on Classic Japan for the first time ever. Japan rugby legends such as Toshuyuki Hayashi, captain for the first Rugby World Cup, will play against Australian classics including Stephen Moore, captain for 2015 Rugby World Cup, and Stirling Mortlock, captain for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

    The 'Friendship Match' will begin at 1:15pm on Saturday 28 September and admission is free!

    ■ Date & Time: Saturday 28 September, 1:15pm - 6:00pm

    ■ Venue: Musashino Athletic Field (5-11-20 Kichijoji Kitamachi, Musashino Tokyo)

    ■ Admission: Free

    ■ Host: Musashino City, Tokyo

    ■ Guests:

        Former Japan and Australia Rugby Players

        Classic Wallabies

        Classic Japan

    For more information, click here for the press release.

    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • InterContinental, Tokyo Bay

    Check out details at the link here

    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 09 Oct 2019
    • Hotel New Otani (1-4-1 Shiromi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-8578)


    Members organisations of the Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee and its Japanese counterpart the JABCC will come together for their 57th annual Joint Business Conference which will be held in Osaka at the New Otani Hotel.

    The conference overall theme is "New Partnership for the Future" and the program, soon to be announced, will be held over a day and a half together two optional site tours profiling Japanese industrial activity.

    For further information on membership of the AJBCC as well as participation at the conference, please contact the AJBCC's Anne-Marie Johnson in Sydney,

    Further details of the event here

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 10 Oct 2019
    • Osaka University

    Reaching higher: lifting Japan-Australia university and industry collaboration to new heights.

    Universities Australia (UA) and its counterpart, the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) will hold a workshop on industry collaboration and technology transfer, to be hosted by Osaka University on 9-10 October. The event will interest businesses that currently have, or are considering, research engagement with universities.

    In this period of rapid technological change, both countries aim to increase collaboration between industry and universities to leverage their research capabilities. The UA-JANU event will share experiences and case studies on how successful cross-border industry / university collaborations have been achieved and build the foundations for new collaborations. Senior Japanese and Australian industry, university and government figures will be attending.

    The event is conveniently timed so that those attending the Science and Technology (STS) Forum in Kyoto and/or the Japan-Australia/Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee (JABCC-AJBCC) conference in Osaka can transfer smoothly to the UA / JANU event.

    Information and schedule document here.

    More information and registration at

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    The Japanese Para-Sports Association (JPSA) and the Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation (JWRF) is holding the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019 (WWRC2019) from 16 - 20 October held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Teams representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, UK and USA will participate in the competition, which involves a qualifying league, semi-final, bronze medal game and a gold medal game. 

    Event Details

    Date: 16 - 20 October 2019


    Opening Ceremony: 14:30, Wednesday 16 October 2019

    Closing Ceremony: 18:00, Sunday 20 October 2019

    Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


    Information about tickets will be online at the official website:

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Ballroom, The Hilton Shinjuku

    The NZ Olympic Committee, in partnership with Charity Partner ISPS Handa are delighted to invite you to purchase a table and/or tickets to at the 2019 Olympic Gala.

    Held at Tokyo’s Hilton Shinjuku Hotel, this will be a special night of celebration of New Zealand sport – as we look forward to the pinnacle event that is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    You and your guests will join with other valued members of the New Zealand Olympic Family - athletes, partners, donors and supporters - with great entertainment, fine food and beverage, and an opportunity to meet members of the New Zealand Team.

    In Tokyo 2020 we will celebrate 100 years of New Zealand Teams to Olympic Games. Guests will hear from All Black greats and New Zealand Olympic athletes, and watch the launch of the New Zealand Team countdown to 2020.

    You can purchase a table of 10 or individual tickets by clicking on the link below. Numbers are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your table or tickets as soon as possible.


    6pm, Thursday 31 October 2019
    The Ballroom, The Hilton Shinjuku

    Black Tie / Cocktail Dress

    Bookings close Thursday 10 October.

    For more information please contact


    • 09 Apr 2020
    • Happo-en Garden (1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0071)

    Mark your calendars for another 2020 highlight event: the Go Australia-Japan Gala Dinner, supporting the Australian Olympic Team Appeal! The Gala Dinner will be held at the iconic Happo-en Garden on 9 April 2020, and will feature guest appearances by well-known Olympians from Australia and Japan. All funds raised go directly towards sending the Australian Olympic Team to Tokyo in 2020. Register to your interest at or via

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