• 18 Sep 2018
    • 27 Oct 2018

    ANZCCJ is conducting a survey for our members and contacts, seeking their views on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between Japan and Australia. We specifically want to know if there are any barriers (perceived or real) that are stopping investment between the two countries growing. If you have thoughts on New Zealand and Japan’s FDI links too, we want to hear from you. Our goal is to feed information back to policymakers as well as consider how we as a Chamber can best provide you with the information you need in your business dealings. If you have been involved in investment transactions or decisions between Japan and Australia in any way or you know someone who has been involved, please fill in the survey from the link below. We would be appreciated if you could support us by participating in this. The survey will be available until 27 October 2018.

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Ritz Carlton Tokyo Grand Ballroom
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    Bledisloe Cup Gala Dinner 25 October

    Ahead of the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Final between the All Blacks and Wallabies on 27 October, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a charity gala dinner to celebrate the special occasion and what it represents for Australian, New Zealand and Japanese businesses working together here in Japan. Special guests, CEO of Rugby Australia Raelene Castle and CEO of New Zealand Rugby Union Steve Tew will come together to share their views on how RWC19, the first Rugby World Cup to come to Asia, will shape the future of rugby as a global sport and create lasting impact in Japan and Asia. Proceeds from the event will go towards the ANZCCJ Kamaishi Community Sports Project, an important community for the Chamber and one which the Australia and New Zealand business community in Japan has strong links. This event has been made possible by the generous contribution by our event sponsors: AIG, AMP Capital, ANZ, Melanie Brock Advisory, Lendlease and STH Japan.

    Guests will enjoy a menu infused with the finest Australian and New Zealand ingredients, designed by Ritz Carlton`s head chef himself served with a premium selection of Australian and New Zealand wines from Treasury Wine Estates, Ichiban Shibori courtesy of Kirin, and entertained by top local musical performers in Tokyo. 

    Event details

    Thursday 25 October 2018, 7:00-9:30 pm (doors open and drinks served from 6:15 pm)

    Venue: Ritz Carlton, Grand Ballroom, 2F here.

    Dress: Business attire or black tie (optional).

    Due to high demand, cancellations will not be permitted and payment must be made at the time of purchase. Registrations only open for members-only and up to four other guests. Paypal and bank transfer available. 

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 2-7-1 Sakuramachi, Sabae City

    The 7th Sabae Monodukuri Exhibition

    The Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry has invited ANZCCJ to participate in its Monodukuri Exhibition during 26-28 October. The Sabae Monodukuri Exhibition will showcase the technologies and products of the members of the Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Approximately 80 members will display their latest products, such as eyewear, medical instruments, and lacquerware, and demonstrate technologies.

    Sabae is one of the three renowned eyewear-manufacturing districts in the world. Sabae-made glasses frames have 96% of the domestic market and 20% of the international market. In Sabae, one in six of the residents works in the eyewear industry. Some companies have entered into new fields such as medical instruments, musical instruments, parts for the aerospace industry with their precision processing technology.


    Date: Friday, 26 October and Saturday, 27 October from 10am - 5pm and Sunday, 28 October 10am-4pm

    Admission: Free

    Organiser: Executive Committee of the Sabae Monodukuri Exhibition

    Sponsors: Sabae City Government, Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Contact: Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry 0778-51-2800, email: 


    Side Events:

    Workshop: Visitors can participate in the workshops held by some member companies and experience the essence of monodukuri. Programms include handloom weaving, kumikoworks, origami and making accessories with glass materials.

    Marketplace: Visitors can enjoy the shopping of Sabae-made products such as glasses frames, sunglasses, cleaning cloths, sake, and regional foods.

    Digital Technology Exhibition: The University of Electro-Communications, Fukui University of Technology and the National Institute of Technology Fukui College have concluded partnership agreements with the Sabae CCI and Sabae City will present their latest research developments on digital technology. 

    And many more. Further information about the Monodukuri Exhibition and the Renew Exhibition (19-21 October) here.

    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Macquarie, The New Otani Garden Court 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094
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    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) will be hosting our fourth YEP event on 30 October 2018.  We will be joined by members of the Future Leaders Program (a part of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee) who work to build business between Australia and JapanLeading the discussion will be Future Leaders Programme Co-Chairs, Kohei Tamura (Rio Tinto) and Kanna Mihara (Macquarie). Kohei and Kanna will have recently returned from the Joint Australia and Japan Business Cooperation Committee Conference in Sydney (14-16 October), and have kindly agreed to give us a download on what took place at the meetings. They will share about their career experiences which helped get them to where they are today as well as give us a few updates on what's happening between Australia and Japan that's developing deeper commercial ties and in various industries. 

    This event is aimed at Australian, New Zealand and Japanese youth who are at the beginning of their careers who are wanting to connect with other youth and hear from professionals in Japan with work experience and advice to share.  Through joining these YEP events, come and hear how Australian, New Zealand and Japanese companies manage to bridge cultural differences and language barriers to build business and how globally-minded youth in Tokyo can lead the way in developing links between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. 

    Other details:

    • Location: Macquarie (map)
    • Entry Fee: ¥500 (cash at door)
    • Snacks and drinks will be provided
    • Language: English and Japanese

    Please be aware, spaces are limited and attendees must register beforehand. Registration closes Thursday 25 October. 

    Find more information about the Youth Empowerment Programme, and learn about some of our past events online here.

    2018年10月30日(火) にANZCCJは学生や若手社会人を対象に第4回目のYEPイベントを、日豪経済委員会(AJBCC)の一環であるフューチャーリーダーズプログラムの田村浩平氏と三原寛奈氏とともに開催いたします。お二人は、10月14日から16日に出席されるシドニーでの日豪共同事業会議の内容をシェアします。また、今に至るまでのキャリアから学んだことや、日本とオーストラリアの産業の貿易関係の深まりについてお話されます。


    ・会場:マッコーリー、ニューオータニガーデンコート (Map)
    ・参加費:500 円(当日受付にて承ります)



    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WeWork Hibiya Park Front (19F 2-1-6, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 100-0011)

    ANZCCJ and WeWork together invite you to join us for an "Australian Happy (Three) Hour" at WeWork Hibiya Park Front. ANZCCJ members are invited to come along, bring some Australian wine or beer to share and network with WeWork members. Come and enjoy Australia's beloved Four'n Twenty pies and some classic Australian films. 

    Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Place: Community Lounge, WeWork 19F Hibiya Park Front (2-1-6 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0011)
    Please make sure to bring some Australian wine or beer with you to share with our friends at We Work. 

    Registration is required beforehand and places are limited. Please sign up online to We Work at:

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WeWork Shimbashi (6-19-13 Shimbashi Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0004)
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    ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee Co-Chairs Matthew Walker and Sally Townsend invite Committee members to attend the November Sports for Business Committee meeting.

    Country Manager-Japan, Global Partnerships at Spartan Race Inc, Emily Downey will be joining us to give a background of the partnership between Spartan Race and Rakuten and how Spartan Race has been delivering their company’s message across Japan through the partnership. Spartan Race has developed a series of obstacle races that find its inspiration from the original ‘Death Race’, founded in 2007. Spartan Race Inc is an American organisation (originally from Vermont) that organises regular races, championships and fitness sessions for the public. Their organisation’s vision is to encourage individuals to physically and mentally reach beyond their best through the sport. Their view is, that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, and you cannot grow without pressure. The obstacles they design help shift people’s frame of reference to make them more resilient. The idea is that by signing up for a race, you are held accountable and motivated to train harder and eat healthier. With more than 200 events in over 30 countries, even the likes of Alicia Keys has participated and recommends the race to others. More information about the company online here.

    Date: Thursday 8 November
    Time: 18:00 – 19:30
    Venue: WeWork Shimbashi Level 7 (link to map here)
    Cost (At the door): Free for ANZCCJ Members, JPY500 for Non-Members to cover the cost of drinks provided. 

    Please note: you must register to attend this event. Please arrive on time in order to ensure access to the meeting room. Due to space and venue restrictions, only a limited number of spaces will be offered to non-members.

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 21 Nov 2018

    Japan New Zealand Business Council’s 45th Annual Joint Conference
    19 -21 November 2018 (Pullman Hotel – Auckland)

    You can now mark your diaries to attend the Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) Annual Joint Conference at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 19-21 November 2018. At a time when attention in New Zealand is focused increasingly on China, it is important not to lose sight of the enormous contribution Japan makes to New Zealand’s economy. The message JNZBC want to convey strongly from the JNZBC Conference is that there is plenty of opportunity for both countries to do more together.
    Under the theme "Japan and New Zealand: Partners in Progress", the programme is set to discuss:
    • Progress in integration of the economies of the Asia Pacific, especially the impact for both countries of CPTPP and RCEP.

    • Infrastructure highlighting major challenges and opportunities in NZ (national and regional projects) as an opportunity for conference attendees to consider how solutions can best be achieved, especially in transport and housing.

    • Shared interest in renewable energy - to find solutions to increase self-sufficiency, lower electricity costs and cut carbon emissions in both countries - that could be re-defining for the bilateral relationship.

    • Forestry - as an important sector in which Japan already makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy with exciting opportunities in value added production to move the relationship forward.

    • Agri-business - the role of innovation - particularly robotisation and functional foods.

    • Tourism - the growing importance of the sector to both economies.

     Industry tours remain integral to the programme as an opportunity for delegates to get outside the conference room setting and see something of local business and the economy at first hand. This year NZJBC are working with Uniservices and Viclink to showcase some of the cutting-edge research being done at Auckland and Victoria universities of potential commercial interest to New Zealand and Japanese investors.
    To complete the picture, John Hart, former All Blacks Head Coach, Chairman of the Leverage & Legacy Committee for RCW 2011 and currently Chairman of the NZ Open Championship Organising Committee, will be guest speaker at the conference dinner on 20 November.  This promises to be a special evening - an occasion to invite your business colleagues and friends.

    More information online here

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Nikkei Hall Tokyo, 1-3-7, Otemachi, CHiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004

    The French Chamber of Commerce in Japan are inviting over 30 top speakers including Japanese and French government officials, business leaders, policymakers and academics to speak through plenary sessions and workshops. They will share their insights on how to create new value in the face of generational and structural shifts in Japan, in order to foster cooperation and opportunities for mutual growth. This is open to ANZCCJ Members who may wish to learn more about some key industry sectors in Japan such as new energies, future of transportation, security and defence amongst other topics.  

    CCIFJ's aim for this Summit is to promote the strength and know-how that are relevant to various businesses, reinforce cooperation, develop business and strategic contacts and prepare to overcome the foreseeable challenges in order to foster sustainable growth in competitive and evolving economies.

    Organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCIFJ) under the patronage of the French Ambassador to Japan, the French Japanese Business Summit “Investing For Our Future” will celebrate 100 years of successful cooperation between France and Japan. This stunning celebration of their mutual achievements is also the perfect opportunity to pave the way for an even brighter future.


    Date: Monday 19 November 2018
    Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Location: Nikkei Hall Tokyo (map)
    Cost: ANZCCJ/CCIFJ Member - 25,000 yen, Non-member - 45,000 yen (Payment by PayPal Only) 
    Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous translation provided)
    Registration Due: 5:00PM, Monday 12 November 2018

    Click below to register and to view the event programme. 

    Registration & Event Programme 
    • 23 Nov 2018
    • The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (5F & 6F Marunouchi Nijubashi Bldg., 3-2-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005)

    Each and every sake brewery has a unique story to tell about how it is made, the people who craft it, and the passion that goes into each and every drop. These stories have the power to make sake taste even more delicious. But there are so many out there still waiting to be discovered. KURAND partners with small, boutique breweries from across Japan, to design and craft exciting new sake, each with a story that gives it new value and opens it up to new audiences. Come and join the event held at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, for a sensational night of Japanese Sake and excitement. 

    Drinking with Sake Breweries
    A line-up of 10-12 breweries from across Japan will be serving their sake. Hear the passion that goes into making it first-hand.

    Sake Workshop
    There will be a lecture from Christopher Hughes, an international sake sommelier and certified sake teacher, who hosts KURAND's monthly international exchange sake workshop, Sake Exchange Tokyo (SET).

    Food Pairing
    When a dish and sake come together in perfect harmony, it is called a marriage.
    On the day, there will be a selection of expertly married pairings of sake and food for you to enjoy.

    Sake Cocktail
    While sake is normally enjoyed as it is, there are a wide range of cocktails you can make.
    A selection of them will be available to try.

    Enjoy Seasonal Sake
    Experience how freshly filtered new sake becomes more rounded and gains more umami when it is left to mature over the summer months with our exclusive seasonal range of autumn sake.

    Event details
    Date : 23 November 2018
    Time: 18:00〜20:00
    Price:JPY9,000 for ANZCCJ Members, JPY10,000 for Non-members
    Place:The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
    Register here

    For any questions or enquiries, please contact

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Taiheiyo Club Ichihara Course

    ANZCCJ Members and non-members are invited to the 15th Annual Japan Australia New Zealand Society Ambassador's Trophy Golf Competition.

    Japan Australia New Zealand Society (JANZ) hold their Golf Day every year for the Australian Ambassador’s Cup in Spring and New Zealand Ambassador’s Trophy in Autumn in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) and Australia Society Tokyo.

    This year's JANZ New Zealand Ambassador’s Trophy competition will be held at: Taiheiyo Club Ichihara Course (151 Okuno, IIchihara, Chiba Prefecture).  


    Date: 27 November 2018

    Time: Meeting at Caddy Masters Room at 8:30am for a 8:50am tee off

    VenueTaiheiyo Club Ichihara Course

    Cost of play: JPY14,910 (lunch included) to be paid at the club after play. Also a fee (for prizes and after play party) is required: ANZCCJ Members and Australia Society Tokyo Members to pay JPY4,000, Non-Members JPY5,000. Please pay the fee to the JANZ registration desk on the day.

    Registration: Please contact Tadashi Kanai by 10 November by e-mail to register yourself ( Mention your name, phone, contact address and golf handicap (for pairing purposes). Also, please mention your request for pairing if you have a preference.

    For further details and any questions please contact organizer, Tadashi Kanai through Telephone/Fax: 03-3705-6095, Mobile: 090-3231-0189 or E-mail: 

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 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 2018 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: Tuesday 11 December 2018
    Time: 18:00-20:30 (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 JPY8,500, Non-members at JPY10,000

    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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