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March 2017 Issue 



ANZCCJ Executive Council Strategy Planning Session, 1 March 2017

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As we approach the beginning of a new Japanese financial year, the ANZCCJ Executive Council came together on 8 March for a strategic planning session to define goals for 2017.  Drawing on the feedback received from a large contingent of members, the Executive Council was able to narrow down on focus areas that enable us to be the most effective and provide the greatest value to our membership. A particularly topical discussion at the session was concerning the role the Chamber can play in leveraging the current trend of Japanese overseas investment and expansion. We believe this trend will have direct benefits to members in Japan through both deeper business ties required to execute deals off shore and greater visibility to Australian/New Zealand businesses on the ground in Japan and in home/third countries. We have identified a number of challenges and opportunities through this process and will be working hard to put together programs and events that provide the best possible outcomes for our members. You can read the full Sponsor Consultation Report by visiting our website

Other highlights this month included the Foodex Networking EveningKea Inspire Tokyo evening at the New Zealand Embassy, and the Abenomics in a Trump Era lunch at the Roppongi Hills Club. ANZCCJ collaborated with Austrade, Kea and BCCJ, respectively, on these events. I would like to personally thank all of our amazing speakers for contributing their time and expertise. These events help to showcase Australian and New Zealand industry-specific insights within Japan.

In March we paused to acknowledge and mark the 6th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In commemorating this event ANZCCJ, in collaboration with the Australian Embassy and Club Australia, organised a Tohoku Volunteer Weekend and Marathon in Minami Sanriku. Greeted by Jin Sato, Mayor of Minami Sanriku, participants heard stories from the survivors, toured the city's reconstruction areas, and participated in Sunday's Tohoku Food Marathon. The weekend culminated in a contribution of children's books to the community library, Koala House. 

International Women's Day earlier this month provided us with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of equity and inclusion and the remarkable achievements of Australian, New Zealand and Japanese women.  The ANZCCJ is proud to have many of these women among its membership and we hope to further inspire and contribute to giving women fair and equitable opportunities in Japan. 

Finally, in this month’s newsletter, you can read about a number of key events held that have highlighted the depth of the Australia/New Zealand-Japan relationship, and the dynamic networking opportunities in which we have engaged. 

 Andrew Gauci



International Women's Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange

While some progress has been made towards closing the gap, there is currently no country on earth where women make as much as men for the same work. Many of ANZCCJ's sponsors are challenging this statistic in their business through supporting institutional diversity policies. Visit our website to read about what ANZCCJ will do to  #BeBoldForChange in 2017 and some of the initiatives taken by ANZCCJ sponsors.

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The Economics of the Gender Pay Gap

In this report, Diversity Council Australia explores the factors driving the gender pay gap, how these have changed over time and how they can be addressed to close the gap.

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Japan, Land of Rising Funds

Senior Trade Commissioner from Austrade in Tokyo, Brett Cooper, has outlined a detailed article outlining Australia's potential benefits from Japanese investment. Australia is well regarded in Japan as an ideal investment destination due to its political stability, historically strong economic growth and high-quality regulatory environment. 

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Tokyo Olympics Games: Procurement Guidelines for Prospective Suppliers

From 3 April, TOCOG will start releasing details of Tokyo 2020-related tenders through its Business Chance Navi 2020 online portal (Japanese). The planned procedure is described in TOCOG’s Procurement Guidelines (Japanese), which includes key information about TOCOG’s procurement policy and the steps in the bidding process.

ANZCCJ has prepared a Provisional Translation of these guidelines, available free of charge for members in our Member Resources page. To access these materials, please follow the link and enter your login details when prompted.



ANZCCJ Sponsor Consultation 


In February, ANZCCJ convened a Sponsor Consultation Working Group to learn what member businesses' expects from the Chamber. The Consultations were followed by a Strategic Planning Meeting of the Executive Council.

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Good News for Australian SMEs

According to Australia’s export credit agency Efic, Australian SME exporters are confident about future trade opportunities and their current and future financial position. 

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Australia-Japan Foundation Board Appointments


Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced the appointment of Mr Mark Connors and Mr Chris Saines to the Board of the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and the extension of Mr Murray McLean AO as the AJF Chair.

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Wine and Gourmet Japan,

International Trade Fair 2017

12 - 14 April 2017 | Tokyo Big Sight

Since its premiere in 2009, Wine & Gourmet Japan has quickly established itself as the country's leading trade fair focused on wine, beer, spirits, confectionery and gourmet food. Australian companies, with a strong reputation of quality wine, and exceptional design appeal anticipate another strong showing at Wine & Gourmet Japan 2017.

Details here

Sports for Business Committee meeting

19 April 2017 | 5:30- 6:30pm

PwC Tax Japan

The ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee Co-Chairs, Sally Townsend and Matthew Walker, invite Committee members to attend the next Sports for Business Committee meeting.

Register here

ANZAC Day Memorial Service 2017

25 April 2017 | 9:00- 10:00am

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Yokohama

The ANZAC Day commemoration this year will be hosted by the Australian Embassy at the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama. The ceremony will involve a small service and wreath laying at both the Australian and New Zealand / Canadian sections of the cemetery.

Register here

RWC 2019 Pool Allocation Draw

10 May 2017 | 6:00- 8:30pm

Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo

ANZCCJ is partnering with the BCCJ to mark the exciting beginning of planning by teams and fans for the Rugby World Cup 2019 experience. Join us at the Roppongi Hills Club for a viewing of the pool allocation draw followed by an expert panel to discuss the business  implications of the draw.

Register here

To view all upcoming events, visit our website



Member Job Listings

Murray Goulburn, Tokyo

Customer Service Officer

Details here

Victorian Government, Tokyo

Manager, Trade Development

Details here

Green Power Investment Corporation, Tokyo

Financial Analyst

Details here