Chamber Community Events

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • Prince Hotels and Resorts

    Prince Hotels group, one of the largest hotel groups in Japan, has opened its Australian Food and Wine Fair 2019 that will run from 1 September until 31 October, in 9 hotels and 133 restaurants. A large number of Chamber member products will be featured on the menus and this is the first time that the fair will feature fantastic Australian craft beer, gin and cider too!

    Further details of the event here

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    The Japanese Para-Sports Association (JPSA) and the Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation (JWRF) is holding the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019 (WWRC2019) from 16 - 20 October held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Teams representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, UK and USA will participate in the competition, which involves a qualifying league, semi-final, bronze medal game and a gold medal game. 

    Event Details

    Date: 16 - 20 October 2019


    Opening Ceremony: 14:30, Wednesday 16 October 2019

    Closing Ceremony: 18:00, Sunday 20 October 2019

    Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


    Information about tickets will be online at the official website:

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Clematis no Oka Vagi Sculpture Garden Museum

    Shizuoka prefecture and Sunfront 21 Konwakai invite you to the Eastern Shizuoka Worldwide Networking Session.

    Held in wake of Rugby World Cup 2019 matches in Shizuoka, this session will include time for business exchange and networking, followed by special talks on the Shizuoka matches by rugby legends. 

    Roughly 230 guests will attend, including Heita Kawakatsu, Governor of Shizuoka prefecture, officials and members of the RWC2019 participating national embassies and economic organisations, Sunfront 21 Konwakai, and Kanagawa prefecture economists. 

    This session aims to encourage exchange and friendship in various fields such as sports, culture and business. An exhibition promoting your country is available on request. 

    What is Sunfront 21 Konwakai?

    Sunfront 21 Konwakai is a partnership platform between government officials and business people, experts and leaders in various fields in eastern Shizuoka prefecture. The platform deepens discussions and exchange regarding themes of regional revitalisation and policy recommendations. 


    Time: 11:00 - 14:00

    Venue: Clematis no Oka Vagi Sculpture Garden Museum

    Dress: Casual


    Free shuttle buses available between JR Mishima Station and the venue

    RSVP by 11 October to Tetsuya Ishibe or Sunfront 21 Konwakai administration office

    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Showa Women's University (1-7-57 Taishido Setagaya-ku Tokyo)

    The Rugby World Cup 2019 has demonstrated the integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect that rugby is known for. As rugby is not only a sport for men but also for women, World Rugby has launched the program 'Women in Rugby' to celebrate the involvement of women in rugby. At this 'Women in Rugby' symposium to be held on 28 October, General Manager of Women in Rugby, Katie Sadlier will talk with the first female CEO of Rugby Australia, Raelene Castle and Director of Japan Rugby Football Union, Keiko Asami about what rugby means for women.


    Date & Time: 28 October, 4.30-6.00PM

    Venue: Showa Women's University

    Registration form online here (closes 23 October)

    Admission is free

    There will be English and Japanese consecutive interpretation. 

    Guest speaker biographies:

    Katie Sadleir

    Katie Sadleir was appointed World Rugby General Manager for Women’s Rugby in November 2016. Prior to joining World Rugby, Katie accrued a wealth of experience as both an athlete and an administrator working in sports and sports governance in New Zealand. Katie represented New Zealand at the 1984 Olympic Games in synchronised swimming, before going on to win a bronze medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Katie led the establishment of the New Zealand Academy of Sport network in the late 1990s and went on to serve as General Manager of Sport and Recreation New Zealand (now Sport New Zealand), from 2000-2006, acting as a leading proponent in the transformation of New Zealand’s High Performance system. From 2009-2015 she held directorships with both Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand. She also served as a director with the International Association of Elite Sport Training Centres, a board member of the New Zealand Swimming Federation and a member of New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.

    Raelene Castle

    Raelene joined Rugby Australia as the code’s first female Chief Executive Officer, beginning in the role in January 2018. She was previously the CEO of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, where she spent four years leading the National Rugby League club after 6 years as CEO of Netball New Zealand. Before beginning her career in sports administration, Raelene was a successful communications and marketing executive in the corporate sector. She is a former head of business marketing at Telecom NZ, communications manager at Bank of New Zealand and a marketing manager for Fuji Xerox. She has a rich sporting background as a former representative-level netball, tennis and lawn bowls player.  Raelene has held several governance roles in sport, previously serving as a board director of the ANZ Championship netball, the International Federations of Netball Associations (IFNA) and as chair of the NRL club CEOs leadership group. Raelene was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2015 for services to Business and Sport. 

    Keiko Asami

    Keiko is currently the Director of Japan Rugby Football Union and Technical Director of the Japan National Women's Team. Her rugby career began when she joined the Nippon Sport Science University's Rugby Girls Club. In her second year of college she was selected for the Japan National Women's Team. Asami participated in the Women's Rugby World Cup 2002 and took over the role of Captain for the National Team from 2003. Following retirement, Asami became the first female professional coach for the National Team and was the Japan women’s head coach to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Ballroom, The Hilton Shinjuku

    The NZ Olympic Committee, in partnership with Charity Partner ISPS Handa are delighted to invite you to purchase a table and/or tickets to at the 2019 Olympic Gala.

    Held at Tokyo’s Hilton Shinjuku Hotel, this will be a special night of celebration of New Zealand sport – as we look forward to the pinnacle event that is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    You and your guests will join with other valued members of the New Zealand Olympic Family - athletes, partners, donors and supporters - with great entertainment, fine food and beverage, and an opportunity to meet members of the New Zealand Team.

    The evening will feature a panel led by former Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key with All Blacks Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and England’s Mike Tindall. Other panelists include: NZ Team Chef de Mission and Gold Medallist Rower, Rob Waddell; NZ Team Silver Medallist in Canoe Slalom Luuka Jones, and Team Great Britain’s Silver Medallist in Equestrian Eventing Zara Phillips.

     There will also be performances from the Modern Maori Quartet, and Sol3 Mio - it will be  a superb evening of all things Sport and New Zealand.

    In Tokyo 2020 we will celebrate 100 years of New Zealand Teams to Olympic Games. In addition to hearing from All Black greats and New Zealand Olympic athletes, guests can watch the launch of the New Zealand Team countdown to 2020.

    You can purchase a table of 10 or individual tickets by clicking on the link below. Numbers are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your table or tickets as soon as possible.


    6pm, Thursday 31 October 2019
    The Ballroom, The Hilton Shinjuku

    Black Tie / Cocktail Dress

    For more information please contact


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Area (1655, Ishiuchi, Minamiuonuma-shi , Niigata 949-6372)

    Skiers, Snowboarders and Onsen Fans – the winter love story continues!
    Networking at a mountain retreat while enjoying a good time with friends, family and business contacts is the promise of the Inter-Chamber Ski Race series. Open also to snowboarders it brings together members of foreign business chambers in Japan, members of the Japanese business community, local top contacts from Nagano and friends of Alpine winter sports.

    The Austrian Business Council (ABC), has organised this event for the last four years, the fun and family friendly aspect is the focus for this event. In past years they had roughly half Japanese, half foreign participants – many groups with families and friends.

    Further details and online payment forms are available below:

    For any questions or concerns, please contact Arnold Ackerer at the Austrian Business Council (ABC):

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