Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee | The 55th annual Joint Business Conference moves to Japan
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The 55th annual Joint Business Conference moves to Japan

SUN 8 OCT - TUE 10 OCT, 2017: TOKYO


AJBCC CONFERENCE 8-10 October 2017, 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 segment. This Joint Business Conference, with our counterpart organisation in Japan, the JABCC, the attracts high level representation from key players in Australia-Japan business. Japanese companies who attended the last conference are available here.

Annual membership of the AJBCC includes complimentary attendance for one nominated representative at the conference. Reduced rates apply for Additional Representatives.

Tokyo Station: “Gateway to the capital”

In 2014, Tokyo Station “gateway to the capital” celebrated its 100th anniversary a little while after the completion of its restoration. The photo, courtesy of Japan National Tourist Organisation, shows the old and the new – a skyline of tall buildings. According to the Japan Times: “For decades, opinion was divided over the “temporary” state of Tokyo Station between those who wanted to build a brand new skyscraper over the terminal and those who wanted to return the historic landmark to its original structure. Ultimately, the voices of those who wanted to protect the original building prevailed and Tokyo Station was designated as an Important Cultural Asset in 2003.”

The history: “Franz Baltzer, a German engineer who was invited to oversee development plans for the new line between Shinbashi and Ueno, drafted the initial design of Tokyo Station. However, his design was rejected for being “too Japanese,” as the country was in the middle of a period of Westernization following the Meiji Restoration. Instead, the job went to Kingo Tatsuno, an architect who designed the nearby Bank of Japan building and who later became known as the “father of modern Japanese architecture.” – Japan Times 2014