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The announcement of Asahi’s A$16billion acquisition of Carlton and United Breweries in Australia is yet another sign that the appetite for Japanese investment in Australia remains exceedingly strong....

The investment by Japanese companies into Australian companies continues at pace. For example the recent and significant announcement of the proposed acquisition of Carlton and United Breweries by major beverage manufacturer Asahi. This special report by the AJBCC, delved deeper to unearth the reasons behind...

Long before Instagram and Facebook and even longer before the advent of the local shop providing print processing, Australian tourists would routinely send off their snaps to a major processing lab to have them turned into slides or prints of their travels. At that same...

Nippon Life acquired 80% of NAB's life insurance unit at the end of 2015. As NAB released: "On 28 October 2015, NAB announced it has entered into an agreement to sell 80% of NAB Wealth’s life insurance business to Nippon Life Insurance Company for $2.4...

Save the date for the AJBCC's annual conference Sun 9 Oct - Tue 11 Oct, 2016. With almost 380 delegates attending last year's meeting in Fukuoka Japan, this year in Australia is shaping up to be even bigger. Further details will be announced on the...

The AJBCC has established a Future Leaders program to support the development of the “next generation” of Australia-Japan business leaders. Building on the contributions of current and past leaders, and with the goal of maintaining the longevity and strength of the bilateral relationship over the...

A group of Japanese researchers will meet with Australian institutions and companies during February 2016 under an Australian Government program designed to showcase Australian R&D. The objective of the program is to explore collaborations that could lead to commercialisation opportunities. The Japan Australia Science and Innovation...

Sally Loane, CEO of Australia's Financial Services Council will make an address to the Australia Japan Society of NSW on Tuesday Feb 2, 2016. The Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) is a new initiative aimed at reducing the barriers to cross-border financial transactions in the...

The AJBCC/JABCC's Joint Business Conference which begins this Sunday (Oct 4) in Fukuoka will see record numbers from both the Australian and Japanese business community compared with attendances recorded over the last decade. In total, there will be 350 delegates. With the conference being held...