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Three significant factors have driven the Abe Government’s announcement of a massive fiscal stimulus at the end of last year. The stimulus, of around A$350 billion (including previously announced measures), was designed to mitigate the impact of the: typhoon that struck the nation in September...

Tracking the strong growth in passenger traffic on the direct Australia-Japan route, Qantas increased its services with direct flights from Sydney to Sapporo from last month. The service, especially targeting the seasonal skiing trade, operates on a seasonal basis Dec-March. Virgin Australia, which recently announced...

After 20 years as a partner with international law firms focussing on Japan-Australia business, AJBCC Vice-President Ian Williams has transitioned to a senior adviser role with Herbert Smith Freehills....

Adelaide is the location of the AJBCC's Joint Business Conference (JBC) which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Full details of the conference will be released in March of this year. Ensure that you save the date to attend the meeting. The AJBCC's...

Sumitomo Forestry is another recent Japanese company to make an acquisition in Australia as Japan's foreign direct investment (FDI) here continues to increase. [For detailed analysis of Japan's investments here see the AJBCC's webpage.] Sumitomo Forestry is acquiring a 51-percent stake in Scott Park Group Pty...

Welcome to the New Year. A Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) mission to Australia kicks off the year. Having over 70 participants, the mission is led by its Chairman Dr Akio Mimura AC, who is also Chairman of the AJBCC’s counterpart body in Japan, the...

Although Japan has been behind in cultivating and nurturing the start-up culture in Japan, a combination of Government intervention and a changing mindset amongst large Japanese companies seems to be accelerating the process....

Natalie McDowell’s two year term as Future Leader Chair was completed at our Osaka conference. Her successor is Craig Usmar, Head of Business Relationships Japan, AMP Capital....