• 05 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • We Work Shimbashi, Level 7
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    ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee Co-Chairs Matthew Walker and Ian Scott welcome members and non-members to attend our March Sports for Business Committee meeting. 

    Jun Hiromichi is a two-time Paralympic medalist, competing in wheelchair racing events. Currently, Jun holds lectures and talk shows, coaching clinics for fostering athletes and organises wheelchair races for both able-bodied and wheelchair users. He is also an active guest commentator on radio and TOS TV Oita with OBS Oita Broadcasting. Prior to this, Jun has served as a council committee member of the Japan Para Athletics Federation. He has also worked as the director of the Paralympians Association of Japan and executive director of Sports of Heart.

    Meeting Details
    Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
    Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Venue: We Work Shimbashi, Level 7 (Map)
    Cost: JPY500 for Members, JPY1000 for Non-members to pay at door to cover the cost of light refreshments
    Registration closes at 5PM on Monday 4 March 2019

    Meeting venue access:
    Subway: Toei Oedo Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Daimon Station, A4 Exit (5-minute walk)
    Subway: Toei Mita Line, Onarimon Station A3 Exit (5-minute walk)


    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Roppongi Hills Club, the club room II (6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6151)
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    ANZCCJ invites members and guests of the Chamber to the International Women's Day (IWD) Breakfast on 8 March 2019 at the Roppongi Hills Club. To celebrate, we have invited a some special guests to share on the international IWD 2019 theme: "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change". A panel discussion will be held with Tamio Honma, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche bank Group Japan, Reiko Hayashi, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, and Sue Gannon, Deputy COO, Global HR Development and Diversity of Suntory. Each panellist will discuss the international theme and build on this by sharing their experiences in Japan and internationally. With Prime Minister Abe's 'womenomics' and maternity/paternity policies, the international #MeToo movement and other interesting developments which have somewhat "stirred the pot", come and hear more about what initiatives can better pave the way for women in the workplace. 

    We are also delighted to announce that our Co-Vice Chair Catherine O'Connell will be the MC for this event, our very own Chair, Sally Townsend will provide opening remarks, and the panel will be moderated by our Chair Emeritus, Melanie Brock, the first ever female chair of the ANZCCJ and founder of the Celebrating Women in Japan campaign.

    We will also be showing some of the profiles of those women who have been involved in the year-long project which is a social media initiative which profiles (in Japanese and English) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, celebrating women and their achievements.

    (Please note the event will be conducted in English)


    Tamio Honma Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Group , Japan
    Tamio Honma is Chief Country Officer in Japan for Deutsche Bank Group. He is also Representative Director, President and CEO of Deutsche Securities Inc., and Representative in Japan and General Manager of Deutsche Bank AG, Tokyo Branch. Tamio is also Co-head of Institutional Client Group (ICG) APAC. Tamio joined Deutsche Securities in 1996, and has held various management positions in Global Markets in Japan and regionally.

    Reiko Hayashi Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities
    Reiko Hayashi is Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. Prior to her current position, she was appointed as Chairman of Japan Global Capital Markets.  Beforehand she oversaw Corporate and Public Finance within Debt Capital Markets. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Japan in 2000, Reiko spent 11 years at BNP Paribas Tokyo in the capital markets business and two years at Citibank NA Tokyo in the swaps team. 

    ue Gannon 
    Deputy COO, Global Development & Diversity, Suntory Holding Inc.
    Sue is currently the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Global Development and Diversity at Suntory Holdings, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sue moved to Tokyo in July 2017 and leads Suntory University that provides leadership, cultural and business development programs aimed at advancing Suntory’s vision to be a world class talent developing company. Sue is also responsible for the advancement of Suntory’s Global diversity agenda, which is aimed at the advancement and development of women across the    globe.

    Event Details:

    Date: 8 March 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Venue: Roppongi Hills Club (the club room II), 51F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6151 (Map)

    Price: Members 7,200 yen, Non-Members 8,500 yen

    Registration closes: 5pm on Friday 1 March (Please notify us of any dietary requirements by this date)

    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
    • 3F Shiba Koen Front Tower, 2-6-3 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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    Nakai Immigration Services LPC invites ANZCCJ members to a seminar on the expected changes of the immigration visa policies, on Tuesday 12 March 2019. The first speaker will be Masahito Nakai, Managing Partner of Nakai Immigration Services LPC, followed by Special Adviser to Nakai Immigration Services LPC Manabu Hatakeyama. 


    13:45 Doors open

    14:10 - 14:50 Session 1: "From a practical view point"

    Available options to hire foreign labour under the new immigration system and its requirements 

    15:00 - 15:40 Session 2: "Designated Skilled Labour"
    Theoretical concept and its context with the existing immigration system

    15:50 Discussion and Q&A Session

    15:40 - 15:50 Break

    15:50 - 16:20 Q&A and open discussion with speakers and Mr Luka Bratovic, Corporate Account Manager of Nakai Immigration Services LPC

    16:40 Event finishes

    Event Details:

    Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019

    Time: 14:00 - 16:40

    : 3F Shiba Koen Front Tower, 2-6-3 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)

    : Free for ANZCCJ members only

    *Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 8 March 2019

    Find more details of the event here

    If you have any questions, please contact

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fonterra Japan 25F, 2 Chome-16-2 Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108-0075
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    FAHC Meeting | 19 March 2019 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Chair of the Food, Ag, and Hospitality Committee (FAHC) Tim Barnstable welcomes committee members to the next FAHC meeting on Tuesday 19 March at Fonterra Japan. Neville Falkner, Fonterra Japan's General Manager of Marketing & Development, and Grant Rowe, Technical Consultant, will discuss Fonterra's Journey in Japan. This event will finish with a Q&A session, and updates surrounding the ANZCCJ from Executive Director, Judith Hanna. 

    Meeting Details

    Date: Tuesday 19 March

    Venue: Fonterra Japan (map)

    Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm (registration starts from 5:30pm)

    Cost: Free

    Registration- Please register online by Thursday 14 March if you wish to attend

    For more information, please contact the ANZCCJ Secretariat at 03-4200-2972 or

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conrad Tokyo 2F Kazanami Ballroom(1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
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    We invite you to our next Rugby Alliance event - Diversity in Rugby

    From 20 September to 2 November, 48 games involving 20 international teams will be held in 12 host cities across Japan. It will be the first time the mega event has been held in Asia, and the country is poised to welcome over 400,000 visitors across 44 days, attracting worldwide media attention from over 200 nations.

    By the end of 2018, a record number of over 4.5 million ticket applications had been received by organisers. Beyond ticketing, it is estimated that the tournament will generate a total output of around ¥437.2 billion, boosting national GDP by ¥216.6 billion. Anticipation is at an all time high.

    Underpinning these headline numbers, the Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC19) is nurturing a diverse legacy in Japan. This once-in-a-lifetime tournament holds promise for regional economies, businesses, communities, and families. Japan and rugby bodies internationally expect RWC19 to be a game-changer, thanks to the Impact Beyond' legacy programme which has introduced the game to over 460,000 participants across the country. Sponsors are utilising the event as an agent for social change. Schools and companies alike are celebrating rugby values and their transformative power to drive teamwork, diversity and ambition. And all of this is set against the backdrop of an incredible global gender shift - in 2017, more young women started to play rugby for the first time than men - so growth in the female rugby playing population is increasing. Now a total of 29% of players are female. 

    Join us on 26 March to discover the bigger picture surrounding the RWC19 tournament. Guests will hear from the following panellist: 

    Koji Tokumasu, President of the Shibuya Rugby Club and Senior Director at the RWC19 Organising Committee

    This event is a part of the Rugby Alliance project.


    Date: Tuesday 26 March
    Time: 12:00-14:00 (doors open 11:30)
    Venue: Conrad Tokyo, 2F Kazanami Ballroom (1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
    Price: JPY7,300 for members, JPY9,300 for non-members


    11:30-Doors open


    12:30-Opening comments from Akira Shimazu, CEO of the Rugby World Cup Organising Committee

    12:40-Panel discussion with Keiko Asami, Koji Tokumasu and Fiona Taag


    13:50-Thanks and close

    14:00-Doors close

    Registration deadline: 5pm on Monday 11 March (Please notify us of any dietary requirements before this date)

    ANZCCJ is very pleased to be co-hosting this special event with over 200 friends and colleagues from the following Chambers:

    • American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (main organiser)
    • Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan 
    • French Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce
    • South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (added in Aug 2018!)

    Also in attendance will be representatives from the RWC 2019, World Rugby, host cities, as well as rugby organising bodies in Japan.

    Local Japanese Chambers of Commerce will participate, as well as their local tourism offices.


    What is the Rugby Alliance?

    'The Rugby Alliance is a coalition of 8 national foreign Chambers in Japan. Our mission is to support Japan’s delivery of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, fostering a legacy of more inclusive communities that embrace opportunities for international business and exchange.'

    "Launch of Rugby Alliance, coalition of 8 international Chambers of Commerce, supporting Japan's Rugby World Cup 2019" HERE

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