Upcoming Events

    • 25 May 2021
    • 8:45 AM (UTC+09:00)
    • Taiheiyo Club, Ichihara Course

    Japan Australia New Zealand Society Inc.

    2021 Australian Ambassador's Cup Golf Event

    The Japan Australia New Zealand Society (JANZ) invites ANZCCJ members to a Golf Day for the Australian Ambassador's Cup on 23 July, held at the Taiheiyo Club Ichihara Golf Course.

    It will be one of the peak golf seasons, and according to the revised Basic Policies for Novel Coronavirus Disease Control released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, golf is considered good exercise to maintain health, and fortunately, does not fall into the unnecessary and unurgent outings category.

    With the support and assistance from the golf course, every precaution, including implementing distancing practices will be taken.

    Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    Venue: Taiheiyo Club, Ichihara Course ( )

    151 Okuno, Ichihara-shi, Chiba Pref. 290-0513, Tel: 0436-88-3311


    By car: Via Aqua Line, Ichihara-Tsurumai IC (approx. 8km, 11mins.)

    Via Tateyama Expwy, Ichihara IC (approx. 18km, 30mins.)

    Time: 8:45 for 9:08 start (32 players, 4 time-slots reserved for both No. 1 & 10th hole) 

    *Please gather in front of the Caddy Master’s room, ready to play by 8:45

    Golf Fee: 15,100yen (incl. golf round with lunch (12,900yen) + party finger-food & drink (2,200yen) )

    * To be paid directly to the golf club, before leaving the course

    Entry Fee: JANZ members, ANZCCJ and AST members: 2,000yen & Non-members: 2,500yen *To be paid at the JANZ registration desk, upon arrival

    Format: 18-hole stroke play on cart without caddy. The competition will be calculated using the Double Peoria System.

    * Format and schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19 circumstances
    * Please assist us by wearing your face masks when inside the club house (except during lunch
     & shower)

    Prizes: The winner will receive the Australian Ambassador's Cup (rotated among the winners) and a replica-trophy to be kept permanently, all engraved with the winner’s name.
    Many other prizes to be won (Eg. Top scores, Men & Women Best Gross , Booby Prize (2nd from last), Longest Drive, Nearest to the Pin and consolidation prizes *In case of tied scores, age will have priority 

    RSVP: By Tuesday, May 11, 2021 via email to: Masami Suzuki (

    When signing up, please provide: Your name, email address, postal address, phone no. and D.O.B. *Please also indicate whether you are a member (JANZ, ANZCCJ, AST) or non-member

    Enquiries: Masami Suzuki (email: , cell ph: 090-2335-3575), or Tadashi Kanai (cell ph: 090-3231-0189)

    Please click here for more information.


    Organizer: Japan Australia New Zealand Society (JANZ)
    Supporter: Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), Australia Society Tokyo (AST)

    • 25 May 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+09:00)
    • Online

    ANZCCJ are pleased to support AustCham Korea in welcoming you to 'South Australia: Hydrogen Export Opportunities'. This event is held in the lead up to the launch of ANZCCJ's new Sustainability Committee, with further details of Committee activities to be announced.

    In exploring new opportunities for stronger collaboration between South Australia, South Korea and Japan, this hydrogen-themed session will feature an update from senior representatives of the South Australian government, while providing a platform for attendees to gain a comprehensive overview of the S.A government's new Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool.

    The session will include presentations by the KPMG Australia team in charge of the Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool project, Richard Day, Director Strategy, Policy and Communications Growth and Low Carbon Division, Department for Energy and Mining, and Edit Mucsi, Business Development Manager (Fuels & Hydrogen), Department of Trade & Investment.

    During the event, we encourage you to access the Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool (HEMT) for yourself while its functions are explained. If you wish to do so, please access the tool here before the event begins and register with your name and email address to receive the login details. (Note: access to the HEMT is free of charge)


    Date: Tuesday 25 May, 2021

    Time: 11:30 - 12:30 JST

    Location: Online


    • Mr. Richard DayDirector Strategy, Policy and Communications, Growth and Low Carbon Division, South Australia Department for Energy and Mining
    • Ms. Edit Mucsi - Business Development Manager (Fuels and Hydrogen), South Australia Department of Trade and Investment
    • KPMG

    About the Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool

    As a key measure under South Australia's Hydrogen Action Plan released by the South Australian Government in September 2019, AUD$1.25 million (ex GST) was committed to complete a hydrogen export pre-feasibility study and produce an online modelling tool and prospectus to inform the establishment of an international-scale clean hydrogen export value chain.

    The Study examined locations for hydrogen production and export, volume of supply, the needs of potential hydrogen supply chain infrastructure and the costs associated with developing a commercial-scale hydrogen export industry within South Australia. Its findings are outlined in the Prospectus and underpin the design of the Tool.

    The Tool is an important resource that will help to facilitate clean hydrogen investment into South Australia. It provides an indicative view of the hydrogen export supply chain configurations that are possible by leveraging the excellent resources in South Australia.

    Users are able explore South Australia's hydrogen potential, selecting different factors such as demand volumes, production technologies and export terminals, to result in a final free-on-board cost of clean hydrogen from South Australia as well as the associated capital, operating and financing costs to achieve it.

    Explore the Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool for yourself in English | Japanese | Korean

    Speaker Bios

    Mr. Richard Day - Richard joined the South Australian Government in 2001 and since that time has worked across the energy, climate change, industry development and low carbon economy portfolios.

    He currently heads up a Directorate within the Department of Energy and Mining that is charged with capturing the economic growth and decarbonisation opportunities associated with South Australia’s clean energy transformation towards net 100% renewables, as well as sharing this story with the world.

    Richard has spearheaded the development of SA’s Hydrogen Roadmap, Hydrogen Action Plan, Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool, and overseen the development of the State’s Electric Vehicle Action Plan. He is passionate about opportunities to further grow and attract energy intensive value-added industries to SA. 

    Ms. Edit Mucsi - Edit joined the South Australian Government in 2017 and since February 2020 she is leading the Hydrogen and Fuels subsector in the Department for Trade and Investment.

    She was a contributor to South Australia’s Hydrogen Roadmap (2017), South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan (2019) and South Australia’s Hydrogen Potential – Prospectus and Hydrogen Export Modelling tool (2020). Edit had significant involvement to the “industrial workstream’ in the development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy given her 10+ years European experiences in the Oil & Gas industry.

    Edit is the focal point for international project developers, investors and potential off-takers to discuss hydrogen opportunities in South Australia. Her current focus is attracting foreign investments, developing hydrogen export strategies and supporting trade agreements.

    • 26 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
    • Online (Zoom)

    [SME Workshop/Law] The Legal Landscape in Japan (English)

    When you come from Australia or New Zealand to do business in Japan, you may be confronted with various legal challenges in setting up business, such as how to go about hiring a lawyer and budgeting for legal and compliance investments. Setting up business in a country with laws that are very different from your home country, and where processes take longer, can cause various headaches and frustration with many unknowns. Often it is difficult to know where to start - How do I find a lawyer? How much do they charge? Will I be charged from the first meeting? What is a reasonable cost for the work I need done? What if the advice is wrong and I have trouble as a result – can I sue my lawyer? Japanese members of the ANZCCJ may also have had the experience of working with Australian and New Zealand lawyers in Australia and New Zealand and not being able to understand how the legal landscape works there.  In order to get to our desired business outcomes, we need to understand the basics of the law, and hiring a lawyer in Japan.

    In this workshop, Catherine and Peter will lead a discussion on how to manage the hiring of a lawyer in Japan, what questions to ask, and what fees to expect, sharing their own experiences and unique perspectives working in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. This session is designed to demystify the legal ecosystem in Japan. Ask us anything you have always wanted to ask about lawyers and “the legal stuff” in Japan. This workshop will be conducted in English, but participants may freely ask questions in Japanese to both Peter and Catherine who are fully bilingual.

    About the Facilitators:

    Catherine O’Connell, of Catherine O’Connell Law, is a Bronze Sponsor of the ANZCCJ and Co-vice Chair of the ANZCCJ. She is qualified in New Zealand and England & Wales and is a Foreign Registered Attorney in Japan, and member of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association. She has more than 30 years of legal and business experience with Japan & New Zealand, working in a mix of in-house counsel and private practice roles in New Zealand, Tokyo, Osaka and London. She works with on corporate and commercial transactional matters for large corporates and SMEs, providing access to legal services with her flexible secondment based legal practice. Catherine loves rugby and supports the All Blacks!

    Peter Cassidy, is qualified in Western Australia and is a Registered Foreign Attorney at Higashimachi LPC in Kobe, Japan, and member of the Hyogo Bar Association. Peter is a transactional lawyer specialising in commercial and maritime law. Peter is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Kobe University Graduate School of Law and a graduate of Asia Studies (Japanese) and Law from Murdoch University. Higashimachi LPC are Bronze members of the ANZCCJ. Peter is an AFL supporter and his favourite team is the West Coast Eagles.

    *We encourage participants to send through their burning legal questions in advance via registration form or by contacting Akihiro Ito at (you may ask confidentially).

    *During the workshop we will ask participants to introduce themselves after the speaker's presentation, and to actively participate in the discussion session afterwards, sharing their experiences, thoughts, and questions. If you only want to watch and listen, please turn off your camera.

    *Disclaimer: Catherine & Peter cannot answer your specific legal questions and this workshop is not legal advice, but is intended to be educational and informational only.

    Date: Wed 26 May, 2021
    Time: 6:00PM JST (45-60 mins)
    Location: Zoom (Online)
    Catherine O’Connell Catherine O’Connell Law (Principal | Founder | Podcaster | Lawpreneur) /ANZCCJ Bronze Sponsor and Co-vice Chair AND Peter Cassidy – Registered Foreign Attorney at Higashimachi LPC (ANZCCJ Bronze Member)

    Catherine and Peter fireside chat on hiring a lawyer in Japan, why you need one, and what questions to ask when you hire a lawyer
    2: Interactive discussion

    3. Q&A

    • 31 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
    • Zoom (online)

    The ANZCCJ Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) was established in 2016 with the goal of bringing together the next generation of leaders in the Australia/New Zealand-Japan relationship.

    Now, we are excited to announce the launch of a revived program, the Young Generation Program(YGP), with aim to develop a stronger network of young professionals and students in the ANZCCJ community, providing a platform for information sharing, mentoring and professional development among like-minded participants. This program will differ from YEP by expanding its reach, welcoming participation from university students, new graduates and young professionals aged up to 40 years old.

    As future events and activities will be held in an online or hybrid format, we welcome participants from those based both within and outside Japan.

    Join us online on Monday 24 May to hear our plans for this program, contribute your own thoughts and ideas on what this program could offer, and network with other young Australian, New Zealand and Japanese students and professionals.


    Date: Monday 31 May, 2021

    Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM JST

    Location: Zoom (online)

    Price: Free

    Registration: Open (Members and Non-Members welcome)

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