First Aussie Beef pop up store in Japan
ANZCCJ Platinum Sponsor
Meat & Livestock Australia launched a pop-up store from June 6 to
18 in the fashionable Tokyo district of Omotesando to promote Aussie
Beef to Japanese consumers. The first-ever Aussie beef pop-up store
opened under the slogan "Let's Barbie with Aussie Beef" and
featured three recipes for enjoying beef steak, as well as MLA
Japan's Andrew Cox personally providing customers with tips on how to
cook the perfect steak and enjoy thick cut Aussie beef this summer.
The promotion would not have been complete without 'Aussie-kun' the
koala paying a visit too!
Japan’s growing premium market
ageing population presents gilt-edged opportunities for Australia’s agricultural sector,
ANZCCJ Executive Council Member and ANZ Japan CEO, Grant Knuckey,
says. At an interview during the recent ANZ agri delegation visit to
Japan, he said the market's desire for higher-margin, premium
products was a boon for Australian and New Zealand exporters.
10 year agricultural sciences plan brings innovation
to the Australian farmgate
part of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Australian
Government has developed new rural research, development and
extension priorities across the agriculture sector over the coming
and innovation has increased the productivity of Australian
agriculture in a number of ways, including
new crop varieties, selective animal breeding and precision
agriculture techniques," Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime
Minister Hartsuyker said.
agri: there’s an app for that
New Zealand article shows the growing use of apps to record a range
of core farm-management data, manage tasks and meet regulatory
requirements. According to the author, this trend in part
reflects a move from paper-based to digital record keeping, but also
the changing landscape of farm ownership, increasing complexities
within many businesses, and rising compliance requirements.
Tourism Australia joins Elle
Gourmet for "TASTE OF AUSTRALIA"
Australia and ELLE
Gourmet are joining to release the July 2017 issue with a special
separate 28 page appendix celebrating the "TASTE OF
AUSTRALIA". Focusing on food trends in Melbourne and Sydney,
this special edition features star chefs, as well as the latest
cafes, restaurants and markets perfect as a foodies Guide to
Longrain the next big Australian restaurant to open in
Thai restaurant from Australia, currently in both Sydney and
Melbourne, Longrain will open Autumn 2017 in Yebisu Garden Place
Tower, 38F. It joins the ranks of other Australian born, highly
popular restaurants in Tokyo such as Salt, Bills, Fratelli Paradiso
Success farming hops in New Zealand
The key ingredient in
beer, hops, is going through a renaissance, largely due to the
growing popularity of craft beer, and although globally New Zealand
represents a tiny part of the market - around 1 per cent - the hops
grown are in ever increasing demand both locally and globally.
Analysis by ANZ indicates there are strong comparative returns
growing hops in the Tasman region relative to other land uses.
This is reinforced by research into hops extending over 60 years,
based around the Riwaka Plant and Food Research team.
Did you know?
Japan is one of Australia's
largest dairy export markets. Australia exports 103,100 tonnes
of milk to Japan each year.
Australia supplies 34% of Japan's beef
imports, more than that of the US or other suppliers.
In 2016, New
Zealand exported 103,839 tonnes of kiwi fruit to Japan,
with a value of NZ$380,229,542.
Dairy Australia, MLA & NZ-HEA
New Member Welcome
Kurrutti are an importer/
distributor of Australian organic and wild crafted herbs, nuts,
spices and fruit powders. They are a producer of original lemon
myrtle (JAS) tea, and 7 blended teas here in Japan, of which three of
the blends use Japanese black tea, green tea and hamanasu. Kurrutti
is a certified organic importer, and an importer/distributor of
organic and wildcrafted Australian essential oils. You can find out
more about Kurrutti's products at this year's Gourmet Food & Wine
Australian Embassy Tokyo: Ambassador’s Social Secretary
seek an exceptionally organised, professional bilingual Executive
Assistant who can work well to tight deadlines. You must possess
highly developed communication, computer and interpersonal skills.
Duties include secretarial and administrative assistance, functions
and travel coordination, editing database entries and arranging
programs in a busy Embassy environment. Strong attention to detail
and the ability to prioritise are a must. Cross cultural sensitivity
and superior written and spoken Japanese and English skills are
Embassy Tokyo: Consular Officer
Consular Section at the Australian Embassy Tokyo is seeking a highly
motivated bilingual person, with exceptional interpersonal skills,
for the position of Consular Officer. The successful candidate
must be able to provide effective and efficient consular services to
Australian citizens visiting and residing in Japan, including the
management of complex consular cases and issue of Australian
Awaji Youth Federation Fellowships from Pasona Group
Pasona Group is offering interested and talented applicants a limited
number of Awaji
Youth Fellowships, for a period of 12 months.
Fellows will aim to combine their skills to create new ideas,
innovative products through micro-business, project manage original
events or enhance their artistic or technical talents through
This is a
unique opportunity for young people who have just finished their
undergraduate studies, or others who are interested in seeking a new
horizons and taking a break from post-graduate studies or current