• Home
  • News
  • [ANZCCJ event] Challenges and Opportunities: A Fireside Chat with our Ambassadors

[ANZCCJ event] Challenges and Opportunities: A Fireside Chat with our Ambassadors

21 Aug 2020 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On Thursday 20th August the ANZCCJ hosted the event Challenges and Opportunities: A Fireside Chat with our Ambassadors. The event was held at Conrad Tokyo Hotel and live-streamed as a webinar, making it not only our first in-person event of this membership year but also our first hybrid event.

We were joined by H.E. Richard Court, Ambassador of Australia to Japan, and H.E.Hamish Cooper, Ambassador of New Zealand to Japan for a discussion on the Australia-New Zealand-Japan relationship and the outlook for the post-COVID-19 world. Moderated by ANZCCJ Chair, Sally Townsend, the conversation covered topics such as collaboration between the three countries during the Diamond Princess crisis and how they have managed the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Another point of discussion was the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games and the effect this would have on Australian and New Zealand businesses in Japan. The Ambassadors commented that the service, tourism and hospitality industries would likely continue to see a downturn, while businesses in fields of e-commerce and tech could greatly benefit from the situation.

The Ambassadors also responded to a question regarding the re-entry of foreign residents, expressing their appreciation that it's a difficult time for many residents, and emphasising the importance of foreign residents to Japan and Japanese communities. They also acknowledged the complexities of entry policy during a pandemic.* The discussion was then closed with a few words from Sally Townsend.

The event was a success, with attendees enjoying the chance to meet again in person in a relaxed and socially distanced environment. We look forward to hosting similar events in the future. 

See our Events page for a list of upcoming webinars, or sign up to our newsletter here for regular updates and to have event information delivered to your inbox.

*You can read the ANZCCJ's individual and joint statements regarding the Japanese immigration authority's re-entry policies here.

8月20日(木)に駐日オーストラリア大使のリチャード・コート閣下、駐日ニュージーランド大使のヘイミッシュ・クーパー閣下をお招きし、”Challenges and Opportunities”をテーマとしたトークベントをANZCCJ主催で行いました。このイベントはコンラッド東京で開催され、その様子はウェビナーとしてライブ配信されました。我々にとっても今年度初の対面イベントだけではなく、オンライン同時配信を行うという初の試みである”ハイブリッド・イベント”ともなりました。







Copyright © ANZCCJ. All rights reserved


Contact Us
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

  Phone : 03-4400-2972         Email : info@anzccj.jp
  Opening Hours: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Address (Since 01. Oct. 2020)
     UCF635 Win Aoyama, 2−2−15, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

Follow Us

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software