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  • 17 Nov 2017 1:33 PM | Anonymous

    Qantas / ANZCCJ Special Offer ex Kansai (Osaka) for Sydney

    Business class Osaka Sydney Return Fare @ JPY205,000 + TAX

    Applicable flights:              

    Southbound QF34 ex Kansai (Osaka) | Northbound QF33 ex Sydney 

    Travel period: From Thursday 14 December 2017 to Saturday 24 March 2018 into Osaka   

    Flight schedule:   

    Southbound: 

    Monday Kaisai /Sydney 2250/1040+1                     

    Thursday / Saturday  Kansai/Sydney  1855/0645+1                     

    Northbound:

    Monday Sydney / Kansai  1355/2120     

    Thursday / Saturday: Sydney / Kansai  0930/1725                     

    Eligibility: ANZCCJ members and accompanying family & friends

    Price (Adult):  JPY205,000 + TAX for Return from Kansai (Osaka) to Sydney - Please note that one-way fares are not available 

    Child fare : 90% of adult fare

    Infant with Seat: 90% of adult fare

    Infant without Seat: 10% of adult fare

    Subject to availability of designated booking class for Special Offer

    Conditions

    • Minimum stay: 2 nights (3 days)
    • Maximum stay: 28 days
    • Change: NOT permitted after ticketing
    • Cancellation fee: Before departure JPY10,00 (Note : Non-Refundable in case of no show)
    •  Payment: Credit card only

     Application requirements

    • Date of Departure ex Osaka and ex Sydney
    • Title (MR / MS / MRS etc.)
    • Family name
    • Given name         
    • Date of birth (in case of age, under 18)
    • Contact 1 : E-mail
    • Contact 2 : Mobile phone number 

     How to apply:

    Please send this application form by e-mail attachment to QH International Co., Ltd. (Qantas’s subsidiary travel agent)

    Toranomon 37 Mori Bldg 9F, 3-5-1 Toranomon, Minako-ku, Tokyo 105-0001

    First Category Travel Agent No. 980  

    Application Deadline: 7 days before departure            

    Contact: Mr Masatomo Shimegi  masatomoshimegi@qantas.com.au

  • 17 Nov 2017 11:09 AM | Anonymous


    Event Summary by Jack Dowling

    Yesterday, as part of his first international tour as Western Australian Premier, The Hon Mark McGowan MLA addressed a select group of ANZCCJ members and guests at a lunch hosted by ANZCCJ at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo.

    Premier McGowan, accompanied by his wife Ms Sarah McGowan and a delegation from the Western Australian Government, said he had visited Japan on three prior occasions and expressed the love both he and his wife have for the country. During his address, Premier McGowan touched on the strength of the bond between Japan and Western Australia, including resources trade since the 1960s, agricultural exports, tourism and direct investment.

    He also highlighted opportunities for Western Australian businesses in Japan as well as for Japanese business in Western Australia, including leveraging the world-class aluminium manufacturing in Western Australia, expanding agricultural exports and the mutual benefits of an increase in tourism and hospitality both in Western Australia and Japan.

    The Premier and his delegation will be in Japan until Sunday and will travel to Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, Sister State of Western Australia for almost 36 years, later this week.

    ANZCCJ would like to thank Premier McGowan for taking time out of his busy schedule to offer a candid address to our members and for sharing his knowledge and insights.

    Watch Premier McGowan’s speech here

  • 15 Nov 2017 4:10 PM | Anonymous


    On 15 November 2017, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), in collaboration with Platinum Sponsor, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) co-hosted a New Zealand Economic Outlook seminar with guest speaker Sharon Zollner, ANZ New Zealand Senior Economist at the The Peninsula Tokyo.

    Ms Zollner discussed the future outlook and landscape in New Zealand in the wake of the recent national election outcome, and in the midst of domestic housing issues and global geopolitical turmoil.

    The main topics Ms Zollner discussed during her presentation and the Q&A that followed included:

    • Transition growth drivers including net migration, terms of trade and fiscal spending
    • Price slowdown in the housing market
    • Key sectors including tourism, construction and agriculture
    • The outlook for the NZD and the NZD and USD exchange rates
    • Uncertainty in the wake of the national election result

    As per ANZCCJ’s strategy for 2017, we aspire to work closely with our major sponsors to bring high level information to members. We hope the session gave you deeper insight into some of the key economic themes and their impact on your business dealings with New Zealand.

    ANZCCJ would like to thank Ms Zollner for talking the time to share her knowledge and insights. We also extend a special thank you to our co-hosts, ANZ and our members for joining us.

    For more information about ANZ in Japan, visit their website

  • 15 Nov 2017 9:20 AM | Anonymous


    On 14 November, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), in association with the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan YEG), co-hosted an International Business Connections event at Ruby Jack's Steakhouse & Bar, Tokyo.

    The event brought together 160 international guests from a variety of industries 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.

    The event had two sessions.  Session one, which was co-hosted by ANZCCJ and Japan YEG, was a seminar featuring presentations by ANZCCJ SME members Fusion Life and KOB.  Ms Akino Myoi and Ms Wakako Hara discussed their experience with doing business with Australia and New Zealand and offered YEG members advice for their own businesses.  

    Following this, session two provided the chance for guests from the participating foreign chambers of commerce to mingle, meet potential business partners and discuss new opportunities for international collaboration.  The foreign Chambers of Commerce that participated in the event were:

    • Austrian Business Council
    • The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • The British 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

    ANZCCJ would like to thank members and guests for joining us for a lively evening of networking opportunities. We would also like to offer a special thank you to our co-hosts, Japan YEG.

  • 13 Nov 2017 2:59 PM | Anonymous


    Ahead of the launch of its eighth season, the Australian Baseball League (ABL) is embarking on an ambitious and innovative growth strategy to capitalise on continuous increases in participation; and the excitement of baseball returning to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

    Not only is the ABL planning to expand from six to eight teams in 2018/2019, it will increase focus on new markets in Regional Australia and Asia as primary targets for expansion teams.

    Baseball Australia CEO Cam Vale sees opportunities in Asia as a groundbreaking step for Australian Baseball.

    "There has never been an opportunity of this magnitude in Australian sport before, as baseball has the potential to reach millions of consumers across Asia.” said Vale.

    “Baseball is the number one sport in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, when it comes to attendance, participation and broadcast ratings.”

    "While we are playing between November and February these baseball rich countries are seeking out more baseball games to watch; and further opportunities to develop their players.”

    “We share a time zone and natural broadcast footprint with our northern neighbours, and as such the ABL is perfectly positioned to be the premier Winter league in Asia.” Vale said

    Australia has always had significant ties to Asian baseball, consolidated when in March 2017 Chinese Taipei's World Baseball Classic (WBC) team participated in a series of exhibition games here in Australia which were viewed by millions.

    "Broadcast delivery will be all important in the expansion process," Vale said. "We will design a schedule which encourages local and international broadcast opportunities; and we have already had significant interest following the announcement of the six highly regarded Asian marquee players to play this season.”

    Read the full press release here.


  • 13 Nov 2017 1:08 PM | Anonymous


    On October 31st, ANZCCJ Platinum Sponsor Meat and Livestock Australia held two rugby clinics in Kamaishi to launch their nutrition program "Aussie Beef de Genki Kids!" and to support earthquake reconstruction in the area. 

    The program aims to support both parents and children's genki  by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through nutrition and sport related events. Andrew Cox, MLA Regional Manager, asserts that “In Australia, Aussie beef and rugby are both great for growing kids - physically and mentally. With the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and Sevens rugby in the 2020 Olympics, now is the right time to build partnerships that help make Japanese kids more genki!”. Learn more here.  

    The first clinic was held at Unosumai Elementary School, and gave the children an opportunity to improve their rugby skills coached by ex-Australian national rugby players, Mr. Mark Ella and Mr. Justin Harrison, and Japanese players from Kamaishi Seaweaves.  The children also enjoyed a tasting of Aussie beef steak after the clinic and a friendly practice match of tag rugby. Later in the afternoon, the clinic moved on to Kamaishi Higashi Junior High School for more rugby training.

    Kamaishi-city is well known for rugby and will be a host city for the Rugby World Cup 2019. Learn more about the inspiring story of Kamaishi-city and how it is rebuilding through rugby here.

    On November 3, MLA also hosted a rugby festival in Yokohama, the planned location of the Rugby World Cup Final. 550 people spent the day sampling Aussie beef, taking photos  and participating in rugby training drills and practice matches.

  • 07 Nov 2017 4:43 PM | Anonymous

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    Qantas / ANZCCJ Special Offer ex Kansai (Osaka) for Sydney

    Applicable flight:        QF34 on 14/18 December 2017 

    Flight schedule:         Thursday 14 December Kaisai / Sydney  1855/0645+1                         Monday 18 December   Kaisai / Sydney  2250/1040+1 

    Eligibility:                  ANZCCJ members and accompanying family & friends

    Price (Adult):             JPY25,000 + TAX for Oneway from Kansai (Osaka) to Sydney. Child fare will be 75% of adult fare. Subject to availability of designated booking class for Special Offer.

    Note : Return flight from Australia must be arranged separately (can buy through qantas.com)

    Conditions

    Change:                      NOT permitted after Ticketing

    Cancellation fee:          Before departure JPY15,000

    Note : Non-Refundable in case of NO SHOW

    Payment:                     Credit card only

    Please send application form by e-mail attachment to QH International Co., Ltd. (Qantas’s subsidiary travel agent)

    Toranomon 37 Mori Bldg.9F

    3-5-1 Toranomon, Minako-ku, Tokyo 105-0001

    First Category Travel Agent No. 980        

    Closing of Application:      COB of Friday 24 November.            

    Contact:                                 Mr Masatomo Shimegi - masatomoshimegi@qantas.com.au

    Download Application Form: Here

       
  • 03 Nov 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous


    Qantas is a proud supporter of the Australian Rugby Union and have been their official Airline since 1990. In 2004, they became the official naming rights partner of the Qantas Wallabies. 

    Qantas will continue to develop their longstanding support of the Wallabies in the lead up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. For the upcoming Wallabies visit in November, Qantas will be holding a rugby clinic for school boys and girls at the Yokohama Country and Athletics Club to support the development of Rugby in Japan. 

    These boys and girls currently enrolled in rugby schools in Kanagawa prefecture, coached by four current Wallabies players, will play against the rugby team from Mosman Church of England Preparatory School.

    For more information please visit: QANTAS_JPN-AUS Rugby Clinic Yokohama1025.pdf (Japanese only)

  • 03 Nov 2017 9:29 AM | Anonymous


    Event Summary by Jack Dowling

    On 2 November 2017, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ), the CCCI France Japan (CCIFJ), the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC) in collaboration with Japan World Rugby and the Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC2019) Organising Committee co-hosted the RWC2019 2 Years to go celebration at Happo-en, Tokyo.

    ANZCCJ Chair Emeritus, Melanie Brock was joined by special guests Bill Beaumont, Brett Gosper, Alan Gilpin and Rob Abernethy from World Rugby for a panel discussion about what the Rugby World Cup means for business in Japan.

    The panel focused on increasing the representation of women in rugby from the boardroom to the playing field, the Impact Beyond Programme and legacy goals for the RWC2019, the twofold opportunity for Japan with the RWC2019 followed by the Rugby Sevens at the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 and the media strategy including both broadcast media and social media. The panel also discussed the mutual benefits and opportunities that rugby and business can yield from each other.

    The Webb Ellis Cup, which has been on a tour around Japan, made an appearance at the event. The Cup was in Japan for a nationwide Rugby World Cup 2019 two-years-to-go festival, hosted by tournament organisers and is now bound for a worldwide tour starting in London, England.

    Congratulations to Jon Loeffelholz from Oakwood Tokyo and Eamonn Murphy from IJCC for winning tickets in the lucky draw to the Qantas Wallabies versus Brave Blossoms match held on 4 November 2017 at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.

    ANZCCJ would like to thank Mr Beaumont, Mr Gosper, Mr Gilpin and Mr Abernethy for talking the time to share their knowledge and insights. A special thank you to our co-hosts, CCCJ, CCIFJ and IJCC and our guests for joining us.


  • 31 Oct 2017 2:46 PM | Anonymous


    The Foreign Chambers in Japan (FCIJ) is an informal organization comprised of foreign chambers of commerce and business groups in Japan mainly for the purpose of information exchange and enhancement of the activities of the component organizations. 

    FCIJ has been conducting Business Confidence surveys online twice a year since 2002 among foreign-affiliated companies in Japan. This, the 32nd, survey was conducted between October 18 and 27, 2017, and received 243 valid responses from members of 17 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan. 

    The healthy growth that started in the Fall 2016 survey continued in this survey and shows further improved sentiments compared to the previous survey conducted in April 2017. The respondents remain positive about the Japanese economy, for the next 6 months it is expected to continue to grow. The stronger growth in the economy was also reflected in the performance of the companies, while in the sales forecast for the coming six months the respondents were also more optimistic than in April.

    This time the survey included two alternating questions. The first was on how the business climate would be affected by the planned changes in inheritance and gift tax laws. 75% reported that it would have no impact while 19% thought it would have some negative and 7% strong negative impact.

    The second alternating question was regarding BREXIT for Europeans and TPP11 and NAFTA for the others. Regarding TPP11, 41% thought it would have a positive impact, 48% none. NAFTA changes would not have much impact in Japan, 19% expected negative, 75% thought that the changes/negotiations would not impact their business.

    Find the full report here: http://www.fcc.or.jp/fcij/bcs.html

    The results for the ANZCCJ are generally consistent with the overall trends. 

    Find the ANZCCJ results here: http://www.fcc.or.jp/cgi-bin/survey/survey-anzccj32.cgi?survey_name=ANZCCJ32




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