• 19 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Roppongi Hills Club (6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6151)
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    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) together with the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) will host the ANZ Chief Economist Luncheon Seminar with Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ, Mr. Richard Yetsenga. 

    Richard will give us an update on the latest impacts of the global economy on the Australian economy followed by a Q&A. This seminar focuses on the latest updates of the US-China trade friction, its impacts and the prospects of the Australian economy.

    Event details:
    Date: 19 November 2019
    Time: 12:00-14:00 (doors open at 11:30am)
    Venue: Roppongi Hills, Clubroom Ⅱ & Ⅲ
    Price:  Members 8,000 yen | Non-Members 9,500 yen (includes lunch)

    Please contact us at if you have any dietary restrictions. Registration closes 5pm on Tuesday 12 November. Payment required at time of purchase of tickets. No shows or cancellations are non-refundable.

    Profile of speaker:

    Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ, based in Sydney. He leads the Bank's global economic and markets research efforts, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and Asia. With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Richard joined ANZ in 2011 from HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Emerging Market FX Strategy. Prior to his seven years at HSBC, Richard held economics and markets strategy roles with Deutsche Bank and the Australian Government.

    Richard publishes on issues of broad relevance, including why technological challenges eclipse the rise of China; the benefits of difference; and how GDP and welfare are parting company.

    The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 40 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the past six years, alongside numerous industry awards.

    Richard regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Sky News, as well as an editorial contributor in the Australian Financial Review and The Australian newspaper.

    About Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
    ANZ's strategy is to use strong Australian and New Zealand foundations, distinctive geographic footprint, and market-leading service and insights to better meet the needs of customers and capture opportunities linked to regional trade and capital flows. The institution provides world-class solutions for ANZ institutional clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and America, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East. ANZ aims to be the best bank in the world for clients driven by regional trade and capital flows. ANZ is a Platinum Sponsor of the Chamber and this event is part of our Platinum Sponsor event series. 

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • New Zealand Embassy Tokyo

    The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), including elections for Executive Councillors for 2019-2021 for the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) will be taking place on Wednesday 20 November 2019 6:30-8:30pm (doors open 6:00pm) at the New Zealand Embassy Tokyo (map). This is a members-only event but prior registration is required for catering purposes. Please register before COB Thursday the 14th November.

    Proxy and absentee is now open, please find the links here: Proxy Form and Absentee Form, download, sign and send to before 5pm 19 November. Registration is now closed, but for those members who would still like to join, please email 

    Nominations for Executive Councillors are now closed. To learn about the EC candidates visit the 2019 AGM Candidate Page. 

    The ANZCCJ Constitution requires that the Executive Council must be comprised of:

        - At least 2 Individual Members;  and

        - At least 7 Corporate Members (within this, at least 2 Australian Corporates and 1 New Zealand Corporate).

    From the list of 2019-2021 Candidates, the Executive Council requires at least one additional Corporate Member, including at least one additional NZ Corporate Member, and 2 Individual Members.

    Out of the  candidates listed on the ballot paper, voters will be asked to mark a tick next to the name of up to six (6) candidates. Votes will be weighted according to the level of your membership (Platinum 4, Gold 4, Silver 4, Bronze 3, Individuals 1).

    2019 AGM Meeting Agenda

    • Chair's report
    • Message from NZ Ambassador, H.E. Hamish Cooper
    • Treasurer's report
    • Other business
    • Questions from the membership
    • Election of 2019-2021 Executive Council


    For further information about the election process, please refer to the ANZCCJ Constitution and Bylaws. If you have any questions, please contact ANZCCJ's Executive Director at or 03-4400-2972. 

        • 28 Nov 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Level 7, WeWork Shimbashi (6-19-13 Shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0004)
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        On 28 November 2019 Ravin Chatlani and Matt Heron from SMATS Group will be holding an Australian Tax Planning Workshop at WeWork Shimbashi. SMATS Group provide Australian Taxation, Finance and Property services to Australian expatriates, foreign investors and 'intended migrants'. The core of their business is their clients, and their primary focus is giving honest, sincere service.

        This workshop is the culmination of our member, SMATS Group, assisting their global clients since 1995 to manage their Australian taxation compliance requirements and advising on tax effective investment strategies.

        SMATS Group is the operating arm for Australasian Taxation Services (ATS). Since 1995, ATS has managed the Australian taxation needs of approximately 20,000 expatriates and non-resident Australian landlords through its network of 11 offices worldwide.

        The workshop will cover

        • Australian residency rules and how to manage tax residency long-term;
        • How to maximise your unique financial opportunities while abroad;
        • How to return debt free on your Australian intended residence using tax planning strategies;
        • Expat tax planning through a real-time scenario using SMATS Group's unique tax planning tools;
        • Tax effective investment strategies while working abroad and upon return to Australia;
        • Superannuation contributions while a non-resident – from a tax perspective, and
        • Property investment tax analysis, covering internal rates of return and the multiplier effect.


        Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
        Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (registration starts at 17:30)
        Location: Level 7, WeWork Shimbashi (map)
        Price: JPY1,000 for Members, JPY2,000 for Non-members (cash to be paid at the door)
        Registration closes: Tuesday 26 November 2019 Registration has now closed for this event as all spaces have been reserved.

        Speaker Profiles

        Ravin Chatlani
        Ravin Chatlani is a director of the SMATS Group and manages the Singapore, Malaysian and Indonesian operations of Australasian Taxation Services.
        Ravin’s area of Australian tax expertise includes non-resident property investment, expatriate and migration tax planning. Ravin is a regular presenter on taxation matters for Australian expatriates and property investors. He has presented on behalf of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the SMART Property Expo exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore and Beijing as well as to expatriates and investors in Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Dubai.

        Matt Heron
        Matt’s unique perspective, insights and practical investment experience offer Australian expats a living case study of how to make your expat experience financially life changing.
        A long-term Australian expat and property investor, as well as a SMATS Group client and shareholder, Matt successfully self-funded his youthful retirement at 45, using the services provided by SMATS Group. When a family opportunity opened up in China, Matt was ready to take up the challenge of expanding a new market for SMATS Group. He is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of service and ensuring that client expectations are met or exceeded in a timely, effective and ethical manner.

        All information provided at this workshop is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal financial circumstances or objectives. Before making a decision on the basis of this material, you need to consider, with or without the assistance of a financial adviser, whether the material is appropriate in light of your individual needs and circumstances. The information at this seminar does not constitute a recommendation to invest in or take out any of the products or services provided by SMATS Financial Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

        • 29 Nov 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Bebu, Andaz Tokyo (1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001)
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        We are pleased to invite you to our FAHC (Food, Agriculture and Hospitality Committee) and SFB (Sports for Business) Joint Bonenkai at Andaz Tokyo. The evening will include a buffet and 2 hours of free flowing drinks, so come and celebrate the end of this great year with stylish Australian and New Zealand cuisine. Both Committees will be represented by their Chairs who will reflect on highlights from the year and plans for 2020. Platinum Sponsors may use up to 1 complimentary pass for this.

        We are also pleased to announce the below door prizes:
        -  Dinner for two at “The Tavern - Grill & Lounge” (Andaz) 
        -  1 kg of ground roasted coffee from New Zealand, Allpress Espresso Blend
        -  1 bottle of Australian white wine (The Hermit Crab, Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale 2016)  

        Time: 18:30-20:30 (registration starts from 18:00)
        Venue: Andaz Tokyo (Bebu)
        Price: JPY6,700 (members) JPY8,500 (non-members)

        Registration - Please register online by 27 November. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email us at before 27 November.

        Payment must be made at the time of purchase. If your payment will be late due to your company’s financial procedures, contact us at as soon as you have completed your registration. Please note that unpaid registrations may not be added to the guest list for access to the event. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded.

        • 05 Dec 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Bloomberg L.P. Tokyo Office

        Change is the one constant that unifies global CEOs — and the pace of change only seems to be quickening. Bloomberg’s acclaimed The Year Ahead returns to Tokyo to uncover the latest developments in three key areas that will fuel the Japanese and global economies in 2020. Register now to shape the conversation around the most important trends and challenges facing every executive in the year ahead.


        Yuriko Koike Governor, Tokyo

        Jun Ohta - Director President & Group CEO, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

        Jun Sawada - President & CEO, NTT

        Lila Tretikov - Corporate VP of Customer & Product, AI Perception and Mixed Reality, Microsoft

        Date: 5 December 2019, 8:00am - 2:00pm

        Location: Bloomberg L.P. Tokyo Office

        ANZCCJ Members register click here and use Invitation Code: ANZCCJ

        This event is complimentary and exclusively for senior executives.

        • 11 Dec 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Embassy of Canada (3-38-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052)
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        Come along and join the 2019 Joint Chamber Bonenkai, an end of year networking party which draws a diverse crowd of approximately 300 business people from domestic as well as international business chambers in Japan. The evening will include a standing buffet, free flow drinks, prizes and entertainment.

        Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019
        Time: 18:30-20:30 (Registration starts at 18:00)
        Venue: Embassy of Canada
        Food and drinks: Standing buffet, free flow drinks including wine, beer, soft drinks
        Price: Members at JPY9,500, Non-members at JPY11,000

        Payment required at time of purchase of tickets. 
        Please note that unpaid registrations will not be added to the guest list for access to the Embassy on 11 December. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded.  

        There is a security check prior to the entrance at the Embassy. Please bring identification (drivers’ license, passport, health insurance card or foreigner’s residence card). Company ID and business cards are not acceptable.

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