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April 2016 Issue 

The ANZCCJ offers its condolences to the victims who have lost friends and family in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. We are deeply concerned by the devastating images of wreckage and loss of life and as was the case with Tohoku, we hope to provide assistance to the people of Kumamoto and surrounding areas in a meaningful way. We have set up a Support Fund to allow our members to make online donations to Kumamoto Prefecture on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand community in Japan. ANZCCJ will absorb the cost of administering the fund and a full report will be presented at this year's Annual General Meeting.



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Strengthening Australia-New Zealand-Japan relations at the grassroots level

As many members will know, the Chamber convened its first Sports for Business Committee meeting on 29 March. It was terrific to see so many members keen to be involved and we are excited about the start of what promises to be another very active committee.
With the Rugby World Cup held in 2019, soon followed by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, the time is right for the ANZCCJ to look at potential business opportunities for our membership. No one can deny the importance of rugby after Japan's amazing win over the South Africans at last year's World Cup.
I don't personally profess to know all the rules of rugby but I am truly enjoying seeing how Japan raises its profile further through sport. The Chamber is committed to supporting sporting associations such as the Japan Rugby Football Union and the Street Rugby Alliance to further raise the profile of rugby in Japan.
Events like the Street Rugby at Nihonbashi held on 2 April present a fantastic opportunity for Japan, Australia and New Zealand to strength ties at the grassroots level. We will keep you updated on the activities of the Sports for Business Committee and the exciting events that we are planning, including a reception in June on the occasion of the match between the NSW Waratahs and the Sunwolves.  Keep an eye on the new Sports for Business events section in our website for news and updates!

Melanie Brock


Wolf Blass named First Official Wine Supplier of Japan’s favourite sport

Treasury Wine Estates has signed a sponsorship deal with Japan's top baseball league, the Nippon Professional Baseball Organisation, for the Wolf Blass wine brand to be the wine supplier to the league. This deal further solidifies the brand's link to sport around the world including the NBA in Greater China plus AFL and NRL in Australia.

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Macquarie Sports

ANZCCJ's newest Platinum Sponsor, Macquarie, believe that children can be motivated and inspired by interacting with athletic role models. Macquarie Sports helps convey Macquarie's commitment to the local communities in which it operates.

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Qantas supports Goromaru's travel to Brisbane

Qantas supported Japanese Rugby star Ayumu Goromaru's travel from Narita to Brisbane earlier this year as they launched their new Narita-Brisbane routes. For Qantas, this was an opportunity to deliver a strong message of support for Japanese professional players to play in Australia.  Major travel agencies are working to set up tours to see Super Rugby matches in 2016.

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AIG Japan's sports sponsorship

AIG, a major sponsor of the All Blacks, has formed a “Japan Rugby Grass Roots Partnership” with the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) with the aim of encouraging children to exercise and learn about sportsmanship and fair play. The partnership
involves holding a tag rugby tour for elementary school students nationwide and presenting students with original
tag rugby kits.  AIG also partners with Little League and Major League Baseball (MLB) and sponsors its new youth initiative
for elementary school students in Japan, the MLB Cup tournament.

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Game on English: a joint New Zealand and Japanese Government initiave 

The New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo has been working to use New Zealand’s success in rugby globally to lift its profile and strengthen its relationship with Japan.  Their flagship initiative, Game on English, was launched by Prime Ministers Key and Abe jointly in 2014 and combines coaching from top New Zealand rugby coaches with English language study for Japanese high school students. 

ANZCCJ SME Support Program

17 May 2016 3:30 PM  • Restaurant Salt by Luke Mangan


Volunteer Weekend and Minami Friendship Festival 

28 May 2016 7:00 AM  • Minamisanriku


Australia Society Tokyo Spring Evening Picnic

7 May 2016 6:00 PM  • Australian Embassy Tokyo


Jayco Opals Tour Japan - Women's basketball

7 May 2016 • Nagaoka and Tokyo


BNP Paribas World Team  Cup 2016 23 May 2016  • Tokyo


JANZ Golf Competition: 14th Australian Ambassador's Cup 

24 May 2016 9:15 AM  • Kiyokawa Country Club 


Joint Chamber Summer Reception 2016

23 Jun 2016 6:30 PM • Embassy of Canada to Japan



Platinum Sponsor

Macquarie Capital Securities (Japan) Limited provides services to Japanese and overseas institutional investors as part of Macquarie Group in Asia. In Japan, Macquarie provides a range of services for institutional investors, including sales and trading of Japanese equities, and research reports and analysis.



Gold Sponsor

CST Tax Advisors are a dedicated network of firms who deliver expert tax and accounting advice to private clients in major global centres. With offices in key cities, CST provides specialist tax and accounting advice, compliance and structuring solutions to individuals and international business clients.  CST is the world’s only dedicated firm of tax advisors and accountants who focus on the tax advisory needs of the citizens of ExpatlandTM – a ‘country’ with more than 230 million inhabitants.

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Bronze Sponsor

K9 Natural is the ultimate healthy pet food using whole foods sourced exclusively from the pristine farms and oceans of New Zealand. Using a unique, low temperature freeze drying process we can deliver food that retains its living enzymes, proteins and nutrients in their natural, highly digestible state.