• 23 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku

    Start the NEW YEAR Celebrating with JMEC!

    Ring in the new year at the JMEC 25 Shinnenkai —in the beautiful surroundings of The Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown! Come connect and mingle with the many people involved with JMEC from the chambers of commerce, project clients, past and present participants, lecturers, mentors and consultants and other JMEC supporters!

    When: Wednesday January 23, 2019 18:30-21:00

    The Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)

    Ticket: Register and pay here by Sunday 20 January for the ¥4,000 special or ¥5,000 cash at the door. All you can eat and drink.

    This Shinnenkai is a special occasion and open to all JMEC alumni and supporters—and anyone else interested in associating with the JMEC network.

    Come out and enjoy the food and drinks, have fun—and talk to new and old JMEC friends!
    Spaces are Limited - Advance Registration Required!

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • METoA Cafe & Kitchen (TOKYU PLAZA GINZA, 5-2-1 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0061)

    FAHC meeting |24 January 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 Thursday 24 January at METoA Ginza. The meeting will involve planning for ANZCCJ’s Garden Party and other plans for 2019. FAHC members are also invited to provide feedback and ideas regarding activities and events the Chamber could organise in 2019.

    Meeting details

    Date: Thursday 24 January 2019
    Venue: METoA Cafe & Kitchen
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Registration starts from 5:30pm)
    Cost: JPY2,500 for Members, JPY3,500 for Non-members - includes light dinner and wine.

    Registration - Please register online by Monday 21 January if you wish to attend.
    No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.

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

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Happo-One, Hakuba, Nagano

    Ski, snow, fun, race, family and friends – The 4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race in Hakuba, Nagano

    Registration now open until Monday 21 January.

    Networking at a mountain retreat while enjoying a good time with friends, family and business contacts is the promise of the Inter-Chamber Ski Race series. Open also to snowboarders it brings together members of foreign business chambers in Japan, members of the Japanese business community, local top contacts from Nagano and friends of Alpine winter sports.

    The event location – Happo-one, Hakuba – is one of the internationally acclaimed ski resorts in Japan and was one of the locations for the Nagano Olympics 1998.

    The race in the morning of 26 January is a two-runs, painless giant slalom catering to all levels of skiers. In the last editions we also had a snowboard race, so feel free to apply as a snowboarder.

    As the race finishes in the morning, the afternoon is at everyone’s disposal to do skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or enjoying one of the many local hot spas (onsen). The evening award and networking party brings together some 120 to 140 people including race participants, their families and friends and business contacts.

    Further details and online payment forms are available below:

    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Steelcase Work Life 4th Floor 5-2-32, Minami-Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047 Japan.
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    This workshop is about interacting in a group, encouraging open ideas and inquisitive thinking. The workshop involves brainstorming, self-reflection, co-creation, coaching and drawing/art together. The ultimate aim of the workshop is to generate meaningful answers to complex stories that occur in the professional workplace. By engaging with both ‘thinking’ and ‘feeling’, this event provides attendees with new skills and insights that will assist in the management of their businesses. 

    As an Artist, Designer and Educator Diana Green has over 25 years’ experience working with individuals, organisations and trans-disciplinary business teams (cross functional). Her experience covers manufacturing, service, publishing, infrastructure, finance and legal.

    Event Details

    Date: Monday 4 February 2019
    Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Doors open at 6:00PM. 
    Steelcase Work Life 4th Floor, 5-2-32, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047 Japan (Map).

    Cost: Members and Non-members - JPY1,000 (to cover light refreshments and materials) cash to be paid at the door.

    Registration closes Thursday 31 January. 

    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 6-19-13 Shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0004

    Calling all Australian, New Zealand and Japanese young professionals and students in Japan. Join the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce's Youth Empowerment Programme on 7 February to meet and greet some Australian and New Zealand companies operating in Japan. The evening will include representatives from: ANZ, Air New Zealand, Fonterra, Macquarie, Rio Tinto and systemsGo.

    The evening will start off with representatives from companies introducing themselves, briefly explaining their firm and their career. Young professionals and students will then be placed into small groups and rotate around to speak with representatives from each company. Following this we will break into a networking session with light refreshments so you can get to know other guests and further connect with the guest speakers.

    Attendees are kindly requested to bring copies of their CV or resume to distribute to companies, should that company wish to consider you for any future job or internship opportunities. This event will also be an opportunity for participants to practice their interviewing and self-presentation skills. This will also be a good chance for participants to share their experiences, and build their network and community in Japan.


    6:006:30PM Doors open

    6:30PM Event begins

    6:407:00PM Corporate representatives will briefly introduce themselves and their companies

    7:007:30PM Brief group sessions with rotations

    7.30–8.00PM – Networking

    8.00PM – Event concludes

    As a youth empowerment programme, YEP hopes that all attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of the industries and careers available to them with Australian & New Zealand companies within Japan, and solid relationships with established individuals who can provide advice, mentorship and feedback on their CVs and skills.

    Please note: Japanese and English-speaking attendees are most welcome for this event. Whilst some content will be circulated in Japanese, the majority of this event will be conducted in English.

    If for whatever reason you can no longer attend this event, cancellations will be allowed up to 2 days before the event. Please email us to let us know at as spaces are very limited and we would like to allow those on our waitlist to join. 

    The cost of this event is ¥500. 

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Tachibana Ballroom, Palace Hotel Tokyo (1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005)
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    The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Economic Outlook Series “HORIZONS” together with ANZCCJ, will take place on 14 February 2019. The opening speaker will be ANZCCJ Chair, Sally Townsend, followed by ANZ Japan CEO Mitch Mason. This will be followed by Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist of ANZ Group, who will share about global economic priorities for 2019, and the impact on Australia, NZ and Asia Pacific. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the Australian property market including Richard Yetsenga and Jeff David, Director of ANZ's Institutional Property Group. The 2 panelists will discuss macro trends in the Australia and New Zealand property market. Mr David will also cover the challenges the property market faces from a lending perspective, the risks in the sector, and how the sector is responding.

    11:30 Doors open
    12:00 Opening remarks by ANZCCJ Chair, Sally Townsend (l
    unch course served)

    12:30-12:33 Welcome remarks by ANZ Japan CEO, Mitch Mason

    12:33-13:10 Session 1: Global Economic Priorities for 2019, ANZ Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga
    13:10-13:40 Session 2: Panel Discussion: Property Markets Update in Australia, Richard Yetsenga and Jeff David, State Director, Institutional Property Group, ANZ
    13:45 Closing and networking
    14:00 Finish


    Richard Yetsenga Chief Economist, ANZ

    Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ. In this role, he leads the Bank's economic and markets research efforts, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and Asia. With more than 20 years of experience in Asian 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.

    The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 30 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the last five years, alongside numerous industry awards.

    Jeff David State Director (QLD, NT & WA), Institutional Property Group, ANZ

    Jeff has spent the last 30 years in the finance industry, initially in Business and Corporate Banking, with the last 19 years specialising in Property Finance. Jeff’s current role is the State Director, Institutional Property Group covering ANZ’s larger private and public companies in QLD, NT and WA across the key property sub sectors of residential, commercial office, retail, industrial and hotels. Jeff holds a Masters of Business (Accounting & Finance), FINSIA Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment, and a Bachelor of Economics.

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ):
    Headquartered in Melbourne and with a long-term AA- credit rating, ANZ has a banking heritage spanning more than 180 yea
    rs in Australia and New Zealand and an established, on the ground presence in 15 Asian markets. ANZ Japan today offers a broad range of commercial banking products and services to support the activities of their corporate and institutional customers, by connecting them with 34 markets across Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, America and the Middle East. In 2018, ANZ received approval for a securities license in Japan from the Financial Services Agency (FSA). ANZ is the only Australian bank with the securities license in Japan, which allows it to sell Australian, New Zealand and Asian bonds, as well as structured notes, repurchase agreements (repos), and other securities products to Japanese investors. The license operates under ANZ Securities (Japan), Ltd.

    Event details:
    Date: 14 February 2018
    Time: 12:00-14:00 (doors open at 11:30)
    Venue: Tachibana Ballroom, Palace Hotel Tokyo
    Price:  Member 12,000 yen | Non-Member 14,000 yen (Price includes lunch, please contact us at if you have any dietary restrictions)

    Payment required at time of purchase of tickets. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded.

    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SMBC Head Office 3F (1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

    SMBC Global Seminar
    "Thinking of New Investment Opportunities in Australia"

    In 2017, Japan and Australia celebrated its 40th anniversary of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, and the relationship is stronger than ever. Japan is Australia's second largest export and third largest import source, and Japanese cumulative investment into Australia is the second largest.

    Although the two countries establish this successful relationship, Japanese businesses limits its image of the Australian industry to being only mining and real estate. More than 70% of Australia's GDP is produced from the service sector, and promoting new opportunities as such to Japan are important to lever the business opportunities between the two countries.

    This seminar will help attendees that currently consider expanding their business in Australia have an oversight of the potential industries, and representatives from state government will introduce the various investment opportunities a Japanese corporate would need to know.

    Opening remarks from Australian Ambassador to Japan, HE Richard Court AC
    Keynote speech from Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Brett Cooper

    First panel discussion - Each state government representative (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory) presents on opportunities in their state.

    Second panel discussion - Discussion on industry sectors from an investment perspective: Renewable energy and "clean tech"ICT and creative industries, drug discovery and the testing market, agriculture, Industry-Academia Collaboration.

    The event will be conducted in both English and Japanese. 

    Date: Friday 15 February 2019
    Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM (doors open at 1:00PM)
    Venue: SMBC Office Level 3 Main Hall  (1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

    Registration closes Monday 11 February 2019

    This event is supported by the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCCJ).  

    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 08 Mar 2019
    • Tokyo Big Sight

    Nikkei Inc. presents seven up-coming exhibitions all under one roof, "NIKKEI MESSE", from March 5 - 8, 2019.

    Nikkei Inc. is one of the most trusted international media groups and nationally acclaimed exhibition organisers with their history of experience. This comprehensive exhibition promises unmissable opportunities for the exhibitors to meet highly motivated trade visitors through its scale and diversity

    Application deadline closes 15 October 2018. 

    For further details and to register your interest visit:

    Please note this is not an ANZCCJ event.

    • 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)


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