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ANZCCJ to launch Sports for Business program

18 Jan 2016 9:00 PM | ANZCCJ (Administrator)



18 January 2016


  • The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) will launch its ANZCCJ Sports for Business program at a reception on 19 January at the Australian Embassy Tokyo. 
  • The Sports for Business program is an ANZCCJ initiative to create opportunities for Australian and New Zealand companies to gain business from major sporting events hosted in Japan, specifically the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


  • One of the ANZCCJ's premier annual networking events, the Shinnenkai is an opportunity for members and friends to meet old friends and colleagues and connect with new business contacts
  • Following the Rugby fever that gripped the nation last year, this year, the ANZCCJ Shinnenkai will host a stellar Rugby panel that will include RWC2015 Brave Blossoms star, Kosei Ono; professional Rugby player and the first player to score 1000 Top League points in Japan, Ryan Nicholas; and Street Rugby Alliance Head Producer, former professional player and first professional coach in Japan, Kazuhira Onishi; for a discussion on the road to success to 2019.


Melanie Brock, ANZCCJ Chair, Australian Rugby Foundation Japan Chapter President, and Board Member of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee (AJBCC) said: 

"More and more Australian and New Zealand companies are using sport to forge closer ties with businesses, government and customers. It makes sense for our Chamber to use this channel to create opportunities for our members in Japan”.

For further information and for a copy of the ANZCCJ Sports for Business program, please contact:

Cristina Merino, Executive Director ANZCCJ

T 03 6234 9351  F 03 5545 9906  M 090 4097 4023 

E Cristina.Merino@anzccj.jp


Notes to Editors:

About the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) is an independent, non-profit organisation that has been dedicated to the development of commerce between Australia, New Zealand and Japan since 1972. The ANZCCJ currently has approximately 650 members. The membership consists of Australian and New Zealand members conducting business in Japan, Japanese companies with economic ties to Australia and New Zealand, overseas members and others maintaining business relationships between Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The current Chair of the Chamber is Melanie Brock, who has served in this position since 2010.

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