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March 2017

The AJBCC's 55th annual Joint Business Conference with our counterpart, the JABCC, will be held in Tokyo 8-10 October 2017. If you require further information, contact us here....

Hitachi Construction Machinery's announcement this month that it has been successful in its takeover bid for leading heavy engineering company, Bradken is just one of an increasing number of recent Japanese investments in Australia. In calendar 2015, the stock of direct foreign investment into Australia saw Japan move from the...

Financial services is one area of Australia-Japan business which has been growing and which many in the industry feel has even greater potential. Sony Life has recently taken a shareholding in wealth management company, Clearview. (Another major Japanese player Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation had several...

The AJBCC, together with member company PwC, hosted a sports roundtable in Sydneyand Melbourne in March. This brought together CEOs and Board Members of a number of sporting codes, sportscasters, former players, Japanese corporates and the Japanese Consul General in Sydney. Coming after the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the Japanese Prime Minister's...

The AJBCC Future Leaders Program (FLP) has initiated a pilot mentoring program and is now calling for appropriate mentors to participate on a pro-bono basis. Mentors should be current participants in the bilateral relationship. The pilot has 3 main aims. These are to: broaden the flow of...

The Japanese Embassy in Canberra hosted its second Infrastructure Seminar in Canberra last month. The meeting was opened by Ambassador Sumio Kusaka. AJBCC representatives and member companies attended the meeting. It brought together Australian and Japanese companies involved in diverse aspects of infrastructure from financing to construction and included representatives of State...

Austrade has commissioned a project "Japanese Investment in Australia – A trusted Partnership" to be released during 2017 and coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Commerce Agreement between Australia and Japan. In 2016 Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia exceeded A$85.9 billion, making Japan the second...