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August 2017 Issue 

 

ANZCCJ NEWSLETTER

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP delivers her keynote speech at ANZCCJ breakfast

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Message from the Chair

This month ANZCCJ welcomes a number of VIPs and famous faces from Australia to Japan. First and foremost, we were privileged to host a breakfast event for The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, on her first international mission as Premier of NSW. All present can attest that the Premier is dedicated to strengthening ties between NSW and Japan and to facilitating greater two way investment.



We were fortunate to have guests from ANZCCJ, JABCC, JCCI, the Embassy and NSW Government at the breakfast event. Premier Berejiklian’s visit was a testament to the importance NSW places on their relationship with Japan and her commitment to furthering people-to-people links. NSW and Japan have 39 sister city agreements and have been sister states with the Tokyo Prefecture for 33 years. As further proof of their mutual trust, strong investment and economic ties, in 2015-2016 Japan was NSW’s largest market for merchandise exports totalling 8.7 billion AUD. The premier used her Q&A session to urge Japanese businesses to start thinking about companies they would like to partner with in NSW on future projects and ANZCCJ look forward to facilitating those partnerships. The message from the Premier clearly in line with one of the Chamber core strategies of having Japanese Board rooms better understand the opportunities in Australia (and vice-versa!).

As we are all aware, Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics and five-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Ian Thorpe, accompanied the Premier to speak from a personal perspective on his experiences leading up to the games.  Ian appearing at the breakfast also was a treat for all the attendees.

On the topic of sports, the Socceroos will be playing against Japan's Samurai Blue on the 31st of this month in Saitama. This soccer match holds high stakes for both teams, especially Australia, heading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Our Sports for Business Committee and JABCC will be running a joint roundtable event with dinner and guest speaker presentations before the match. Last time Japan and Australia faced off Japan walked away victorious so let’s see if Australia can turn the tables this time and manage a win.

Preparations are well under way for this year’s Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party at the Australian Embassy. The restaurants and menus are confirmed and we look forward to having you taste the best Australian and New Zealand food and beverage products available in Japan. Follow ANZCCJ on Facebook and Instagram to see the weekly sneak peeks that are being released to help you work up an appetite.

Finally, we would like to congratulate Kohei Tsushima, ANZCCJ Executive Council member and head of Platinum Sponsor - Challenger Limited (Japan) - on this month’s announcement that they have entered into a strategic relationship with MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings. This partnership will help both companies expand their businesses in the Japanese and Australian markets and we look forward to following their mutual growth.

Andrew Gauci

 

News

MS&AD INVEST IN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA'S PENSION GIANT CHALLENGER

Tokyo based MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. have acquired an approximate 6.3% of outstanding shares of Challenger Ltd. for 44 billion Japanese yen (500 million AUD). MS&AD is the largest general insurer in Japan and has expressed an aim to grow its holding over the next 12 months to 10%.

 

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NSW PREMIER THE HON GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH AT ANZCCJ BREAKFAST

As part of her first international mission as Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian addressed a select group of ANZCCJ members and guests at a breakfast event in Tokyo. While this was her first visit to Japan as Premier she had visited Japan previously in her role as NSW Minister of Transport and described Japan's transport system as 'a different world'. 

Premier Berejiklian touched on a few of the reasons why NSW and Japan have such strong ties - a mutual trust, investment on both sides, sharing the Olympic experience, strong infrastructure and financial sector growth - before engaging in an engaging Q&A session with attendees.

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TERRA TO OPEN NEW AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN TOKYO

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.

 

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ZEALANDER BY TERRA - A NEW ZEALAND THEMED RESTAURANT TO OPEN IN TOKYO

On 26 September, ANZCCJ Sponsor, TERRA will also be opening a New Zealand-themed restaurant, "ZEALANDER", on the 5th floor of the Shin Marunouchi Building. We look forward to tasting Chef Fukuda's lamb dish at the Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party next month!

 

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JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA: PARTNERS IN INNOVATION

 

Japan and Australia have a long history of collaboration in science and innovation. Examples of these collaborations, such as the Komatsu robot trucks being used in Rio Tinto's mines, are highlighted over four videos by Science in Public for the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

 

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AIR NEW ZEALAND GROWING AND ATTRACTING MORE JAPANESE PASSENGERS

Air New Zealand's reputation as one of the smartest airlines in the world has helped it land its second highest profit in the face of "unprecedented" competition. The company anticipates strong growth from Japan now that it has started flying to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

 

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SOCCEROOS GIVEN EXTRA MOTIVATION BY JAPAN RIVALRY

The cricketers have the Ashes against England, the Wallabies have the Bledisloe Cup against New Zealand and Socceroos past and present say Japan is the biggest rival they have. Overall the record stands at seven wins for Australia, eight for Japan and nine draws. Who will be victorious this month in the World Cup qualifier in Saitama?

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AUSTRALIA-JAPAN TRADE RELATIONS: FROM MINES TO THE LAB AND BACK

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, which have a major presence in Australia.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SME Support Program: Emerging Opportunities in Australian Food & Agriculture

30 Aug 2017 | 10:30AM-1:00PM | Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Seminar highlights will include an Australian industry overview by the Victorian State Government; a presentation on Australian-Japan food value chains by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); and presentations by Japanese businesses, Kagome and Yugeta Shoyu, two successful case studies of Japanese food businesses in Australia.

 

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Stories of Australian wine

4 Sep 2017 | 6:30PM-8:30PM | Grand Hyatt Tokyo 2F

ANZCCJ Sponsor Wine Australia will host an evening to celebrate the diversity and quality of Australian wine.  With 26 importers showcasing more than 300 wines from Australia, guests are sure to find a wine they love. 

Wine Australia are partnering with Amazon Japan giving you the opportunity to purchase the wines you taste at the event!  Be sure to download the Amazon Shopping App ahead of the event.

 

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Sports for Business event: The Impact of the FIFA Scandal on the World of Sports

 

7 SEP 2017 | 12:00PM-2:00PM |
ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Glory)

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ) invites members of the ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee to a luncheon with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas, Professor of Law; and Dr. Stephan Netzle, Lecturer, University of Zurich.

Their presentation will address the events that led to the FIFA Scandal. How have the FIFA and the various state authorities reacted? How did the FIFA Scandal influence the world of sports? 



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Australian and New Zealand Economic Update and Q&A Luncheon

8 Sep 2017 | 12:00- 2:00pm | The Peninsula Tokyo


Join this Commonwealth Bank-ANZCCJ hosted luncheon and panel discussion to hear from market-leading experts in economics, foreign exchange and interest rates across Australia and New Zealand. The panel will share their insights on the local economies, explain how the complex political backdrop is affecting global markets and identify the trends to watch for in the months ahead.



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ANZCCJ Gourmet Food and Wine Garden Party 2017

25 Sep 2017 | 6:00- 8:30pm | Australian Embassy, Tokyo

One of our most popular events in the year, the Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party will showcase ANZCCJ members at a special pop up-style event celebrating Australia and New Zealand's world-class food and wine culture. This year's theme will be organic and sustainable food.



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AJBCC's 55th Annual Joint Business Conference


08 Oct - 10 Oct 2017 | TBD | Tokyo

The AJBCC's 55th annual conference is a forum for discussion amongst senior Australian and Japanese executives. The forthcoming Joint Business Conference explores key issues relevant to companies currently in the Australia-Japan business space, as well as those wishing to expand their business into this dynamic market.

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JNZBC 2017 Annual Conference

20 Nov- 22 Nov 2017 |  | Osaka

The Japan New Zealand Business Council's annual conference brings together delegates from Japan and New Zealand to discuss developments in the bilateral trade and economic relationship. The meeting also provides excellent opportunities for networking and expansion of commercial linkages.



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