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  • 10 Apr 2014 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • 08 Apr 2014 5:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    ANZCCJ Welcomes Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement



    8 April, 2014 --- The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) welcomes the conclusion of the negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan.


    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reached a broad accord on a bilateral economic partnership agreement (EPA).


    Prime Minister Abe said, “I’m really glad that the broad agreement was reached in the EPA negotiations. The Japan-Australia EPA is an extremely important framework to promote trade and investment.”


    Abbott said the trade agreement is very important for prosperity of Japan and Australia. He added that the accord was finalised because both countries have maintained a close relationship.


    Upon the conclusion of the FTA negotiations, Melanie Brock, Chair of the ANZCCJ, shares the positive sentiment among the Australian business community in Japan.


    “This is an important step for Australia and Japan. It will seek to enhance an already strong business trading relationship and create further opportunities for the business community, both in Australia and Japan.


    The Chamber acknowledges the Australian Embassy, the negotiators and all those who helped to bring about this historic development.”






    About the ANZCCJ

    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) was established in 1991 to promote the development of commerce between Australia and Japan, and New Zealand and Japan. It is a non-profit organization with approximately 600 members. ANZCCJ’s mission is to play a constructive and meaningful role in developing Australia/New Zealand-Japan business by providing members with an effective source of information, representation and commercial connections.


    Media Contact Name: Misako Kitaoka
    Phone: 03-6234-9351


  • 04 Apr 2014 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visit to Japan of The Hon Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

    March 28, 2014

    1. 1. The Hon. Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia will pay an Official Visit to Japan from the late night of 5, April Saturday to the early morning of 8, April Tuesday, 2014. The Prime Minister’s program of events will take place on 6, April Sunday and 7, April Monday.

      2. During his stay in Japan, the Prime Minister will be received in audience by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will also hold a meeting and host a dinner with the Prime Minister.

      3. The Government of Japan sincerely welcomes the visit of the Prime Minister, which will further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and the Commonwealth of Australia.

    (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
  • 31 Mar 2014 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear ANZCCJ Members and Supporters,

    We are pleased to announce that the ANZCCJ has refreshed its website to provide better information and usability for our members. With automated functions, our members can manage personal profile, invoices and payments online. The new vibrant and interactive design aims to enhance the overall user experience.

    All of our members are expected to receive login information on 2 April. We appreciate your patience and if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the ANZCCJ Secretariat.

    We thank you for your continued support and hope you will enjoy our new interface and functions!

    Warm Regards,
    Misako Kitaoka

    Executive Director

  • 19 Feb 2014 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The State of Victoria is acknowledged as Australia’s food bowl, with a global reputation as a secure, reliable and competitive producer of safe, quality, fresh and diverse food and beverages.
    To provide you with the opportunity to meet with some of Victoria’s premium food and beverage producers, the State Government of Victoria is pleased to invite you to our stand at Foodex 2014 and introduce you to the wide range of companies and products on display.
    • 29 companies:
    • More than 100 new and innovative food and beverage products, including wine, beer, juices, processed foods, meat, dairy, health and snack foods, nuts, ready to eat meal and desserts;
    • A seminar on Victorian Agriculture on Wednesday 5 March from 13:00 – 14:00 at Seminar Room B, Hall 3;
    • Business matching and meeting program;
    • Wine and Food Sampling; and
    • Japanese speaking staff from the Victorian Government Office in Tokyo and Austrade
    Date: March 4 (Tue) – 7 (Fri), 2014
    Time: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last day 10:00 – 16:30)
    Booth No.: B04, International Hall 2, Makuhari Messe

    Click on Link below to register your interest in meeting with specific companies, to order an entry pass and/or attend the seminar.

    Click here to complete the form online

    For further information please contact the Victorian Government Business Office Tokyo.
    Joe Gayton or Yukiko Hachiya at or call us on +81 3 3519 3371+81 3 3519 3371 .
  • 18 Feb 2014 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Media release

    18 February 2014


    Air New Zealand launches low fare to boost Japanese arrivals


    Air New Zealand today launches a major campaign toattract Japanese travellers to New Zealand, teaming up with Tourism New Zealand to entice travellers between April and October.  


    The campaign, being pushed through digital and print platforms, targets both senior nature lovers and young adventurers with a lead in fare from ¥75,000 including taxes and surcharges for return travel to New Zealand, a discount of more than 30 percent on the standard lead in fare level.


    Air New Zealand’s General Manager Japan, Scott Carr, says Japan remains New Zealand’s fifth largest source of international visitors with more than 3 percent growth in 2013.


    Japanese tourists are some of New Zealand’s highest spending visitors and encouraging more to travel to New Zealand has benefits for both the airline and the country’s tourism industry.


    “The airline has an ambitious target to double visitation from Japan by 2019.  We’re focused on growing year round traffic and working with trade partners to develop attractive seasonal product and pricing to achieve this”.


    The airline works closely with Tourism New Zealand within the Japanese market and last year formalised this by signing a joint marketing MoU aimed at encouraging increased visitation.


    Nick Mudge, Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager Japan says demand over the peak New Zealand summer months has been extremely strong, and the two organisations are working  together to extend that high interest into the traditionally quieter shoulder season period.


     “Interest in a New Zealand holiday is on the up at the moment and with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug launching in Japan late February, we are confident that interest and preference will only increase.


    “This campaign is perfectly timed to take advantage of New Zealand’s high profile with both the traditional Japanese traveller and the ‘young adventurer’ segment that we have been targeting together over the past months.”


    Air New Zealand currently operates daily return services between Narita and Auckland, with capacity set to increase from November 2014, with the progressive introduction of 787-9 operated services on this route. 


    Fares can be accessed via the Air New Zealand website .




    Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320+64 21 747 320

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