• 19 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Peninsula Tokyo

    ANZCCJ Corporate Sponsor, The Dream Collective (TDC) is the largest network for young female professionals in Australia. They equip and empower female talents with their Emerging Leaders Program that covers subject matter trainings in Business, Communication, Innovation, Leadership & Wellness.

    After success in Australia, worked with 123 corporation and transformed more than 1400 careers, TDC launched its first Emerging Leaders Bootcamp in Tokyo in 2017 with clients from KPMG, Konica Minolta, Shiseido, Suntory & Unilever. 

    WHY: The Japanese Government is encouraging more women to join the workforce through its “Creating a Society in which All Women Shine” initiative. The Dream Collective is here to start an important discussion on how we can equip a generation of young women in Japan with leadership skills.

    Join the growing number of organisations who have implemented their own initiatives to align with "Creating a Society in which All Women Shine".  We invite you to join us at a 3-course luncheon at The Peninsula, with a keynote speech from the General Manager from The Peninsula, a panel of top female executives in Japan, and meet fellow young female leaders. Together let us start an important conversation on how we can successfully equip and empower the next generation of talent, to help female talent thrive in the workforce and become leaders.


    Date & time: 19 Jan 2018, 11am-2pm

    Venue: The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo (Map)

    Budget: JPY200,000, JPY400,000 or JPY600,000 per table of 10 including principle partner branding pre, during and post event. JPY18,000 for individual bookings.
    Click here to learn about becoming a sponsor of The Dream Collective 2018 female leadership Luncheon.

    Book now by sending an email to 

    Agenda (total 3 hours):

    • Welcome address by Sarah Liu (15 mins)
    • Keynote address by The Peninsula MD Sonja Vodusek (15 min)
    • Panel discussion and Q&A (40 mins)
    • Hear from the young female talents  (20 mins) 
    • Q&A & closing (30 mins)


    • The Peninsula Managing Director- Sonja Vodusek
    • The Dream Collective Managing Director - Sarah Liu
    • Goldman Sachs Chief Japan Strategist Kathy Matsui (inviting) 
    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Conrad Tokyo (Bar & Lounge 28)

    ANZCCJ is pleased to invite you to welcome in 2018 at the ANZCCJ Shinnenkai!

    Relax in the new year with fellow members and friends in the stylish Bar & Lounge TwentyEight on the 28th floor of Conrad Tokyo.  Join us for a casual night of networking featuring breathtaking night views of Tokyo, a full buffet dinner, free flow drinks and live music.


    Two lucky guests will go home with one of the following door prizes courtesy of Conrad Tokyo:

    • One night's accommodation plus breakfast in a King Bay View Room (48sqm)
    • Lunch for two at one of Conrad Tokyo's inspirational fine dining eateries

    We look forward to seeing you there to toast to the new year!


    Date:  Friday 19 January 2018

    Venue: Bar & Lounge TwentyEight (28F Conrad Tokyo) (Map)

    Time: 6:30-9:00PM

    Price*: ANZCCJ Member JPY10,000 | Non-Members JPY12,500

    *Includes full buffet dinner + 2.5H free flow (wine, beer, oolong tea, orange juice)


    • Yellowglen Vintage Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
    • Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot
    • Wynns Chardonnay

    Registration deadline: 19 January 2018. No-shows and cancellations after this date will be fully invoiced.  Registrations are limited.


    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Me's Cafe & Kitchen - METoA Ginza 1F, Tokyu Plaza Ginza

    FAHC meeting | 22nd January 2018 | 17:00 – 19:00

    We are pleased to invite Food, Agriculture and Hospitality (FAHC) committee members to the next FAHC meeting on Monday the 22nd of January at
    Me’s Café & Kitchen.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and plan for possible Food, Agriculture and Hospitality related events for 2018.

    Austrade have invited the FAHC to get involved in opportunities around the “Australia Now” program that they will be running in 2018. 

    The committee also needs to discuss what form our main event, the Gourmet Food and Wine Garden Party, will take in 2018 given increasing restrictions on use of the garden by the Embassy and the resources available at the Chamber office.

    Please join this meeting if you are interested in the opportunities the Australia Now program may present, participating in the Gourmet Food and Wine Garden Party, or if you have any ideas for events that you would like to present to the Chamber.

    For those who are unable to make it to the Chamber Shinnenkai on Friday the 19th, it will also be an opportunity to meet the new Executive Director, Ms Judith Hanna.

    Tim Barnstable and Sally Townsend
    FAHC Chair and Vice-Chair


    Venue: Me’s Café & Kitchen (METoA Ginza 1F, Tokyu Plaza, Ginza <map>)
    Time: 17:00 – 19:00
    Dinner: 2,000 JPY - includes light dinner and wine.

    Registration - Please register online by Friday 19th January if you wish to attend.

    For more information, please contact ANZCCJ Secretariat at 03-6234-9351 or

    The Venue

    Me’s Café & Kitchen serve specialty coffee roasted by Allpress Espresso, Superfood smoothies, as well as essences of Vegan and Organic food.
    Me’s Café & Kitchen supports the Australian and New Zealand business community as a sponsor the ANZCCJ. 

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • FASTx Tokyo (Infini Akasaka B2/F)
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    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) in collaboration with startup incubator FASTx Tokyo will be hosting a panel discussion on working in Japan with business leaders from Australia and New Zealand.

    The aim of the event is to provide young professionals, entrepreneurs and students in Tokyo the opportunity to gain insights into the Japanese work environment, learn more about how to pursue a successful career in Japan and expand their network.


    Date:  Tuesday 23 January 2018

    Venue: FASTx Tokyo (Infini Akasaka B2/F) (Map)

    Time: 19:30 to 21:00 (Registration opens at 19:00)

    Price: JPY500 door charge

    Language: English and Japanese


    19:30 - 20:00 | Panel Discussion

    20:00 - 20:30 | Q&A

    20:30 - 21:00 | Networking (light food and drinks will be served)


    Melanie Brock
    Chair Emeritus, ANZCCJ | Business Development Director, Crown Resorts | CEO, Melanie Brock Advisory

    Melanie Brock is one of Japan's most respected APAC specialists. She combines practical commercial business leadership and language skills to deliver on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for both Japanese and foreign start-ups, as well as SMEs and multinational corporations. She played a vital role in lobbying the Japanese government as Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan in order to secure the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement in 2014.

    Melanie is a mum and a grandmother who has lived and worked in Japan for 25 years. She started and managed her own consulting business, and has advised numerous young entrepreneurs on how to succeed in the Japanese market. She is also a vocal advocate for women in business in Japan and Australia.

    Clovis Peryer
    Executive Council,
    ANZCCJ | Head of Japan & Korea, Air New Zealand

    Clovis Peryer is the Head of Japan & Korea for Air New Zealand. His mission is to inspire the Japanese to go to NZ, preferably flying Air New Zealand. With massive destination competition and a range of travel of options to get to NZ it is no wonder Clovis is losing his hair.

    Clovis graduated from Otago University law school before litigating for five years prior to going to London in 1998 where he was employed by a Scandinavian maritime law firm posted to Tokyo.  Clovis’ first Japan tour of duty lasted through to 2004 and included 5 years at White & Case LLP. Upon returning to NZ Clovis spent 2005 de-fragging before joining Air New Zealand in 2006 as an in-house lawyer before seeing the light and migrating to a commercial role buying, selling, leasing and financing the company’s fleet.  In July 2016 Clovis changed career tack returning to Tokyo to take on his current role.

    Registration deadline: 19 January 2018 (please contact after this date )

    Special thanks to our co-hosts FASTx Tokyo for their generous support. To find out more about how FASTx helps Japanese tech startups connect to the world visit their homepage or Like them on Facebook.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • PwC Japan (15F Kasumigaseki Bldg)
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    ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee Co-Chairs, Sally Townsend and Matthew Walker, invite Committee members to attend the next Sports for Business Committee meeting.


    Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 (new date)
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Venue: PwC Tax Japan (Kasumigaseki Bldg. 15F, 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6015)

    Meeting venue access:
    Subway: Ginza Line, Toranomon Station, 11 Exit (2-minute walk)
    Subway: Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Marunouchi Line, A13 Exit (7-minute walk)


    We will be holding the 2018 Strategy Planning Meeting, which will be the first meeting of the new year.

    We hope to see as much committee members in attendance as possible.

    We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TwentyEight, Conrad Tokyo

    Australia Day Long Table Dinner

    Please join us in celebrating Australia Day in Tokyo on Friday, January 26th at the AST Australia Day Long Table Dinner.

    For the first time ever, TwentyEight, Conrad Tokyo, will play host to a true long-table dinner where 80 guests will experience world-class cuisine, fine Australian wines, fantastic company, live entertainment, and of course, the most spectacular views of Tokyo from the 28th floor of Conrad Tokyo.

    Doors will open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start. Dress to impress!

    Tickets are all inclusive:

    Members: JPY 19,000

    Friends of the AST: JPY 20,000

    (ANZCCJ, JANZ, Club Australia, Member Guests)

    Non-members: JPY 22,000

    Group of four (mix of members/non-members): JPY 76,000

    Door & charity fund raising raffle prizes include flights to Australia with our major sponsor Qantas, a day of pampering at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba and wine from Sarment.

    For registration please visit:

    The AST welcomes membership applications from all nationalities. Please consider signing up online today to take advantage of our event offers. 

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