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

The 55th annual Joint Business Conference moves to Tokyo in 2017 and will be held from the 8-10 October 2017. This follows on from this year's successful conference held in Melbourne which saw a record number of over 400 delegates from Australia and Japan. The AJBCC meeting is held annually and...

The Hon Richard Court AC, a former Premier of Western Australia, and who has strong links with the Japanese Government and business community, has been appointed Australia's next Ambassador to Japan and will assume the role in early 2017. He succeeds the well respected and...

Although the month before last saw consummation of the previously announced acquisition by Nippon Life of MLC, there has been a plethora of recent announcements of Australian company involvement with Japanese partners or Japanese acquisition of Australian companies. Whilst the mega deals of Japan Post's acquisition of Toll and...

A welcome increase in capacity on the direct Australia Japan route has come about this month with Qantas which has launched daily direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The outbound flight from Melbourne will be a daytime flight whereas the inbound from Japan...

The Cabinet Office of Japan has announced recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations which included AJBCC Vice President, Bob Seidler AM. Bob has received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of his contribution to strengthening economic relations between...

Thank you to our AJBCC member companies, sponsors, related organisations and others for your support in 2016. The level of activity in Australia Japan business is definitely on an upswing and 2017 is already shaping up to be even more active.  All the best for the...