• 26 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:40 PM
    • Hotel Okura Tokyo (2-10-4 Toranomon Minato-ku Tokyo)

    Japan will go to the polls on 22 October.  Shinzo Abe, the current Prime Minister, smelled blood when he announced the snap election in late September. His main opposition, the Democratic party, was in disarray. Among his key platforms to drag voters back to polling stations: the use of tough diplomacy to deal with North Korea’s unstable leader Kim Jong Un, and channel funds from a proposed consumption tax hike to education. Mr Abe is expected to win, a victory which would make him the country’s longest-serving prime minister and give him more time to change the pacifist constitution.

    Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, wants to spoil the fun. Ms Koike’s newly formed “Party of Hope” aims to bring down the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Though she is unlikely to win, surveys suggest that she could dent the LDP’s dominance. A former member herself, Ms Koike´s campaign platform differs only slightly from Mr Abe’s: she wants to end Japan’s dependence on nuclear energy and scrap the consumption tax. Abenomics, the prime minister’s economic revival plan, has failed to deliver, she says.

    Regardless of who wins, the way forward for Japan will be a messy one. Whoever gets the top job must be firm with Pyongyang, manage a tricky relationship with Donald Trump, America’s hot-headed president, find solutions to the country´s urgent ageing crisis, and reinvigorate an economy that has too often flattered to deceive.

    Taking place just four days after the election, The Economist Events' Japan Summit 2017 will bring together Japanese and international economic, political, business and social experts who, with editors from The Economist, will pick apart the result and examine the effect on the country and its future.  Together, they will debate whether this is indeed a new dawn for Japan, or yet another false start. 

    ANZCCJ is a supporting organisation of this summit and as such, ANZCCJ members receive 20% off the standard rate with code ANZCCJ3342

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    Date: 26 October 2017

    Venue: Hotel Okura Tokyo (Map)

    Registration Fees: Quote ANZCCJ3342 for 20% off the standard rate at check-out

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    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Happo-en (1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

    Join World Rugby, the RWC2019 Organising Committee and the international business community in Tokyo as we celebrate two years to Japan's hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2019! 

    The Webb Ellis Cup has been on tour around Japan as tournament organisers host a nationwide Rugby World Cup 2019 two-years-to-go festival. We are pleased to announce that the Cup will be making an appearance at the event!

    The festival will reach a fitting climax at the international stadium in Yokohama, coinciding with the Japan v Australia match on 4 November, almost two years to the day before the Rugby World Cup 2019 final is played at the very same venue (to purchase ANZCCJ block tickets to the match, click here).

    On 2 November, exactly two years before the final, the schedule for the 2019 Rugby World Cup matches in Japan will be unveiled.  So far we know that the opening match is scheduled for 20 September 2019 at Ajinomoto Stadium in western Tokyo, and that the final is set to take place at the 70,000-seat Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.  20 teams from around the world and a total of 48 matches will be played in 12 venues across the whole of Japan.

    This will be the first time the tournament is held in Asia and outside of the sport’s traditional strongholds.  Japan 2019 is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and fans will soon be able to start planning with the announcement of match locations and details of how, where and when to purchase tickets and hospitality packages.

    Join us on 2 November for a discussion on the topic What the Rugby World Cup means for business in Japan  with a panel made up of:

    1. Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman
    2. Brett Gosper, World Rugby CEO
    3. Alan Gilpin – World Rugby COO and Head of Rugby World Cup
    4. Rob Abernethy - General Manager - Rugby World Cup 2019 at World Rugby

    Moderated by Melanie Brock, Australian Rugby Foundation, Japan President.


    Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

    Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

    Venue: Happo-en (Map) 1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo

    Price: 10,000 yen (ANZCCJ Member) | 14,000 yen (Non-Member). Price includes buffet dinner and free flow drinks. 

    Registration deadline: 26 October 2017. No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.

    Event co-hosts: Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, CCI France Japon, Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce, South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 2:40 PM
    • Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
    • 17

    Category 2 tickets (Main, reserved 1F) for the first match in the Qantas Wallabies 2017 Spring Tour against Japan's Brave Blossoms are available for ANZCCJ members.   The match will take place at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on Saturday, 4 November 2017.

    Match Details: Japan v Australia

    Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
    Venue: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama (Location)
    Kick-off: 2:40PM


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    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ruby Jack's Steakhouse & Bar

    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan in association with the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan YEG), invite members and guests wishing to expand their business network in Japan to attend the first International Business Connections Joint Chamber event on 14 November 2017.

    The aim of the event is to promote business matching and information sharing between Japanese SMEs/entrepreneurs and overseas firms planning to expand their market and/or the range of products and services supplied to Japan.

    Event registrants will receive a full list of YEG participating companies along with details on their business and products/services they are interested in. We encourage participating ANZCCJ members to share their company details through the event registration form.

    Event details

    Date: 14 November 2017

    Time: 17:30-19:30

    Venue: Ruby Jack's Steakhouse & Bar (Map)

    Price: ANZCCJ Members 5,000 yen | Non-Members 7,500 yen. Price includes four (4) drinks and canapes. 

    Event organisers: Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan YEG) and ANZCCJ with participation by the Austrian Business Council, the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Danish Chamber of Commerce Japan, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan,the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and others to be advised.

    Registration deadline: 7 November 2017.  Cancellations after this date and no shows will be fully invoiced.

    About YEG

    The Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan YEG) aims to facilitate nationwide exchange and cooperation among local Young Entrepreneur Groups (YEGs) throughout Japan, promoting their development and contributing to the strengthening of their chambers of commerce and industry. For further details, visit their website

    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Osaka, Japan

    The Japan New Zealand Business Council's (JNZBC) annual conference brings together delegates from Japan and New Zealand to discuss developments in the bilateral trade and economic relationship. The meeting also provides excellent opportunities for interaction during various social events where participants can renew friendships, make new contacts, and share information to better position themselves to expand commercial linkages.  

    This year's conferece will be held in Osaka, Japan, on 20-22 November.  For further details and updates, visit the JNZBC's website

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