• 21 Sep 2017 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a forum aiming at dissemination of diversity management as a continuous source of mid- to  long-term corporate values. The forum, which will bring together business owners, investors and others engaged in leading efforts for successful diversity management from APEC member economies, will feature panel discussions and presentations aimed at highlighting the importance of diversity management. Through this forum, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) aims to encourage companies in Japan to change their human resource strategies through management reform and  share recognition of the importance of diversity management.

    ANZCCJ Executive Council member and Australia New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Japan CEO, Grant Knuckey, will be part of the panel discussion on investor views on the significance of gender diversity management and their evaluation of companies’ efforts.

    Under the Women and the Economy Forum (WEF), APEC member economies have committed to contributing to gender equality and empowerment of women in the workplace, with the understanding that women's empowerment will accelerate economic growth. This forum will be held in response to the approval by the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE), as an APEC project proposed by METI.

    To learn more and to register, click here

  • 14 Sep 2017 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Sydney, 14 September 2017 – Qantas has today announced its seasonal service between Sydney and Osaka starting in December 2017 will be extended to operate on a year-round schedule.*  

    The decision follows a strong response to the airline’s seasonal announcement in July and the ongoing support provided by Kansai International Airport and the New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW..  

    The direct flights will operate three times per week on Qantas’ upgraded two-class Airbus A330 aircraft and will be the only direct route between the two cities. 

    The service adds to the airline’s popular Sydney-Tokyo (Haneda), Brisbane-Tokyo (Narita) and Melbourne Tokyo (Narita) services and complements Jetstar’s Cairns-Osaka service. With Jetstar’s flights from Cairns and the Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita), customers will have even more options when travelling between Australia and Japan. More than half of the Qantas Group’s international capacity is directed towards Asia. 

    Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the feedback from Qantas customers, especially frequent flyers, had exceeded expectations.

    “When we announced the direct seasonal service between Sydney and Osaka in July, we knew it would be popular with our customers, including those travelling from New Zealand, who wanted another gateway into Japan. 

    “We are really pleased to be able to extend the service year-round to support the strong growth in travel between the two countries.

    “The service also provides additional freight opportunities into Japan in support of the successful Free Trade Agreement that has been in place since 2015, and reflects Qantas’ strategy to develop a flexible network that meets customer and trade demand.”

    The Qantas Group operates the largest Australia-Japan network, the largest domestic network in Australia, and the largest low-cost domestic network across Japan, through Jetstar Japan.

    Qantas’ year round services between Sydney and Osaka will begin on 14 December 2017. Tickets are available at or from travel agents.

    Download the full press release

  • 13 Sep 2017 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Office space is available (28m2) at the ANZCCJ Secretariat located in the Akasaka business district, one-minute walk from Tameike Sanno Station on the Ginza and Namboku lines. Close to food, retail and hotel amenities. 

    Fully furnished including two or three work desks (as required), chairs, weekly cleaning service, photocopier, kitchen, and rest rooms.  Available starting early 2018.

    Ideal for a small Australian or New Zealand company (2-4 employees) looking for centrally located office in Tokyo.

    Please contact us at to discuss opportunity, finances, and any questions. Please note that candidates will be submitted for approval to the ANZCCJ Executive Council.

     Download flyer here

  • 08 Sep 2017 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ANZCCJ-Commonwealth Bank of Australia Event

    ANZCCJ partnered with Platinum Sponsor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to deliver insights and predictions on the Australian and New Zealand economies on 8 September 2017.

    The panel, made up of Michael Blythe, Chief Economist CBA; Richard Grace, Executive Director, Currency Rate Strategy & International CBA; and Andy Ji, Director FX Strategy & International Economics CBA; was facilitated by Julianne Merriman, Trade Commissioner, Austrade.  The main issues discussed during the presentations and Q&A that followed included:

    • The outlook for the New Zealand and Australian economy with specific focus on Australia’s 25 years without a recession.
    • Key sectors like mining and real estate
    • Main sources of future growth
    • The outlook for the JPY, AUD and NZD exchange rates
    • The outlook for the AUD and NZD
    • The outlook for the RBA/RBNZ and interest rates in Australia/New Zealand
    • The correlation between the Australian/New Zealand economies and China
    • The outlook for the world economy and Japanese exports

    A strong key message that came out of the discussions was that Australia and New Zealand offer an array of attractive investment opportunities for long-term investors and strong business potential for 2017 and beyond.
    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 global markets.

    The slides and key themes that formed part of the Economic Briefing are available for download here. Should you require any further information for your business or would like to discuss your specific business need, please don't hesitate to contact the Commonwealth Bank.

  • 06 Sep 2017 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Zealander by TERRA(ジーランダー バイ テラ)」

    グローバルスカイ・グループのTERRA株式会社(本社:渋谷区、代表取締役:永田幸)は、2017926日(火)、 新丸の内ビル5 階に、株式会社虎ノ門実業会館(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役:河村祥宏)との共同事業により、 ニュージーランド料理をワインとともにお楽しみいただくレストラン「ZEALANDER(ジーランダー)をオープンいたします。


    「ニュージーランドの新鮮で安全、そしてピュアな食材に注目し、その高品質なワインをともにお楽しみいただく空間は、 ニュージーランドの美食や文化を体験していただく貴重な存在です」とグローバルスカイ・グループ代表の永田幸が語るように、 ZEALANDERはニュージーランドの海と大地が産んだ恵みをその文化とともに味わえる空間です。東京の中心地、丸の内で私達の100%ピュアなニュージーランドへの思いを存分にお楽しみください。


    ニュージーランドワインの繊細な味わいは世界的に高い評価を得ています。ZEALANDERでは代表的なブドウ品種のピノ・ノワール、 ソーヴィニヨン・ブランをはじめ、ピュアな味わいワインをソムリエがセレクト。自社輸入でコスパのよいワインを中心に、奥深いニュージーランドワインの魅力をお伝えします。

    住所:東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1 新丸の内ビルディング5階
    営業時間:ランチ 11:0015:00LO 14:00)ディナー17:3023:00LO 22:00



    代表取締役 永田幸
    東京都港区虎ノ門4-3-1 城山トラストタワー33F
    ・株式会社 虎ノ門実業会館
    代表取締役 河村 祥宏

    株式会社 担当:安部恭介

  • 04 Sep 2017 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Marketing Manager (Japan)  Haneda, Japan - Job reference JR010019

    Air New Zealand has been named Airline of the Year ( for the third year in a row (2014 - 2016) and has been achieving profitable growth. We are proud to have won Randstad's New Zealand Employer of the Year award multiple times.

    Air New Zealand has an acute focus on the Pacific Rim destinations with the Asia region playing a significant role in contributing to our overall commercial and growth goals.

    We are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our team in Tokyo to be responsible for overall leadership, strategic planning and implementation of the marketing activities in Japan. This person will oversee all trade marketing, relationship marketing, partnerships, market development and e-commerce marketing to deliver on the Japan team's objectives in revenue and spend effectiveness across all channels.

    This is a highly-varied role in a motivating and challenging environment. Working collaboratively with head office, the brand and sales teams you will develop and implement effective campaigns in line with strategic objectives that strengthen New Zealand's and Air New Zealand's brand and product awareness with consumers and to drive demand and revenue.

    The ideal candidate is a Kiwi or someone with a deep connection, knowledge and passion for New Zealand. This person will ideally be living in Japan currently or have lived and worked in Japan. Retail marketing experience is essential along with an excellent grasp of integrated marketing as well as digital marketing strategies and execution, gained either in an in-house role or at an advertising agency. Team management experience will be desirable.

    Our Marketing Managers globally are key in ensuring our teams work efficiently and collaboratively with other internal teams across the globe and also work closely with all of our external partners (including trade operators, tourism boards and other airline partners).

    Please submit your application along with an updated resume, along with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in this role. Please refer to the attached Position Description for further information or contact Adelene Lynch at with queries.

     To apply for this role please click here

  • 25 Aug 2017 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Media Release: Qantas Group Full Year 2017 Financial Result

    Sydney, 25 August 2017 

    ·       Underlying Profit Before Tax: $1,401 million (second highest in Qantas’ history)

    ·       Statutory Profit Before Tax: $1,181 million

    ·       Statutory Earnings Per Share: 46c

    ·       Return On Invested Capital: 20.1%

    ·       Net free cash flow: $1,309 million

    ·       Up to $500 million shareholder return: 7 cents per share ordinary unfranked dividend, plus an on-market buyback of up to $373 million

    ·       $55 million for non-executive employee bonus

    ·       Upgrade of A380 cabins and Melbourne Domestic lounge announced

    ·       Evaluation of new ultra-long range aircraft for Qantas International

    Qantas today reported an Underlying Profit Before Tax of $1,401 million and a Statutory Profit Before Tax of $1,181 million for the 12 months ended 30 June 2017.

    The underlying result represents the second highest performance in Qantas’ 97 year history, down 8.6 per cent compared with last year’s record. It is slightly above the guidance range provided in early May this year, mainly due to strengthening of the Group’s domestic businesses. A drop in statutory profit before tax of $243 million reflects that the FY16 result included the gain on sale from the Sydney Domestic Terminal.

    Overall, the FY17 performance shows the Qantas Group’s margin advantage over local and global competitors[2], which has been underpinned by completion of its three year transformation program.


    All parts of the Qantas Group delivered strong returns in FY17.

    In the domestic market, Qantas and Jetstar combined reached a record $865 million Underlying EBIT, making them again the two most profitable airlines in Australia with around 90 per cent of the total domestic profit pool.

    Qantas International, which has faced high levels of capacity growth in the broader market, saw an improvement of conditions in the second half; it posted an Underlying EBIT of $327 million. Continued strength in its core markets helped the Jetstar Group deliver the second highest profit in its 13 years of operation.

    Qantas Loyalty booked a record $369 million Underlying EBIT on a 4 per cent increase in revenue as it continued to diversify its earnings.

    The Group met all the objectives of its financial framework, reporting a 12-month return on invested capital of 20.1 per cent.  Another $470 million in transformation benefits were delivered, completing the three year program and outperforming the $2 billion target by $125 million.

    The Qantas Transformation Program has underpinned these results and enabled the Group to outperform its key domestic and international competitors. 

    This performance means Qantas is able to reward shareholders, recognise the hard work of its people and invest for customers.

    Group CEO Alan Joyce said the result marked completion of a turnaround plan that has repositioned Qantas as one of the most profitable airline groups in the world.

    “Three years ago, we started an ambitious turnaround program to make the Qantas Group strong and profitable. We tackled some difficult structural issues, became a lot more efficient and kept improving customer service. 

    "Today’s announcements show this plan has well-and-truly paid off. It’s delivered $3.5 billion in cumulative underlying profit, record customer satisfaction and the opportunity for Qantas to grow.

    "We operate in a very competitive environment, so continuous improvement is crucial. Being more efficient is part of our culture and we’re now targeting an average of $400 million in gross benefits a year. 

    “We have a plan to keep delivering sustainable returns well into the future. We’re investing in lounges, Wi-Fi and cabin upgrades; looking at new aircraft to evolve our network; and diversifying into new businesses like insurance and financial services.

    “Our people remain central to our success, and that is why it is so pleasing that we are able to grant another bonus to around 25,000 non-executive employees to mark the successful completion of the turnaround program,” added Mr Joyce.

    [1] Refer to the Review of Operations for definitions and explanations of non-statutory measures. Unless otherwise stated, amounts are reported on an underlying basis. 

    [2] IATA’s December 2016 profit outlook forecasts an average industry margin for 2017 of 4.1 per cent.  Qantas Group reported an operating margin of 9.9% for FY17 (calculated as Group Underlying EBIT divided by Group Total Revenue).

  • 25 Aug 2017 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Commerce Agreement between Japan and Australia - a key foundational component to the strong relationship and mutual trust that we share today.

    Looking back, we can see how Japanese investment has helped shape regional Australia through projects in the Pilbara and the Bowen Basin. More recently we have seen two-way investment extending into services and technology such as the finance sector with Japanese banks like Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation having a
    have a major presence in Australia.

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  • 24 Aug 2017 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On September 26, TERRA will also be opening a New Zealand-themed restaurant, "ZEALANDER", on the 5th floor of the Shin Marunouchi Building. We hope to share with you our passion for New Zealand cuisine through a casual dining experience in which you can enjoy fresh New Zealand food paired with premium New Zealand wines.


    ANZCCJ members will receive a free glass of wine. Please tell the staff.


    For Reservations:

    Shin-Marunouchi Bldg.5F, Marunouchi1-5-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

    Phone: 03-6269-9017

    Open hours: 11:00~23:00

    住所/東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1 新丸ビル5F
  • 24 Aug 2017 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On August 26, TERRA will open their new restaurant "SOUTH" at Yebisu Garden Place 39F. "SOUTH" is a unique restaurant that focuses on Australian and New Zealand seafood, celebrating fresh ocean flavours with seasonal vegetables. Adding to the experience is Australian fine wine and the night view of Tokyo from Ebisu.

    At “SOUTH” you will have the opportunity to enjoy pure ocean flavours in the heart of urban Tokyo.

    ドに注目し、フレッシュな海の恵みを旬のお野菜とともにお楽しみいただく、ユニークなレストランです 。お料理をより美味しくしてくれるのは、オーストラリアから自社で調達した上質なワインと、39階から一望できる東京の夜景


    For reservations:

    Phone: 03-5793-1955

    Open hours: 11:30~15:30 (L.O. 14:30) 、17:30~23:00 (L.O. 22:30)

    Open everyday

    住所/東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-20-3 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス39F

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