Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee | 2016 February
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February 2016

Annual corporate membership of the AJBCC includes complimentary participation for one nominated representative to attend the AJBCC-JABCC Joint Business Conference which will be held in Melbourne 9-11 October, 2016. (Additional representatives of the company can attend on payment of the prescribed membership fee.) This will be the AJBCC's 54th...

Inbound tourism into Japan is just one of Prime Minister Abe's "arrows" to revitalise Japan domestic business. The Osaka based Kansai Association of Corporate Executives (the Kansai Keizai Doyukai) link is Japanese mainly has established a MICE & IR Promotion Committee (MICE=Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions; IR=Integrated Resorts). Legislation...

Utilising the initiative of Australia's Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan which began last year, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is dispatching a mission to Northern Australia focussing on potential investment opportunities there. The mission is to evaluate using Australia for farming, processing and productionfor...

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks another opportunity for Australia in a multilateral framework. The next phase is to see the signatories enact legislation in their home country to enable the TPP. The Australian Government sees that the TPP will: "open substantial new trade and investment opportunities...

The Victorian Government provides scholarships for Victorians aged 21 or over who are Australian citizens. Recipients will receive A$15,000 for language study in Japan. The scholarships are offered for a minimum of one semester or 5 – 6 months study at these universities: Nanzan University Nagoya Gakuin University Yamasa Institute Aichi Gakuin...

The Australia-Japan Foundation’s 2016–17 Grant Round closes on 4 April 2016. "The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) was established by the Australian Government in 1976 to expand and develop contact and exchange between the peoples of Australia and Japan and to help project positive images of Australia and Japan...

Sponsored by Deloitte and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the Australia, Japan and International Economic Outlook Seminar 2016 will be held in Sydney on Mon 21 March, 2016. Speakers: Mr Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan Mr Nigel Ray, Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Australian Treasury Ms Felicity Emmett, Co-Head of...

Asialink Business and the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne will hold a lunchtime panel discussion on "JAEPA: Uncovering the opportunities for Australian and Japanese businesses". Panelists are: Professor Motoshige Itoh Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo & Member of the Japanese Government’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy Sir Rod Eddington...