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An exciting space sector collaboration between Australia and Japan was signed last week at Sydney University. “As a representative for the AJBCC, I was delighted to be at this announcement. With the existing strong business track record between Australia and Japan in other areas such as...

With our 57th annual Joint Business Conference (JBC) being held in Osaka this year we turn our expert focus on the Kansai area, which also includes the major population centres of Kobe and Kyoto, both just a 30 minute train ride from Osaka.
The South Australian Government has announced this enthusiastic initiative, which is intended to increase opportunities between the State and Japan. Having on the ground representation is seen as key to leveraging bilateral business connections.

With such proactive endeavours and their long history in space innovation, they are a market to which enterprises should turn their attention. Interestingly, Japan leads the way in some specific areas of space technology development. For example, last year, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

AJBCC member company Herbert Smith Freehills will shortly release an analysis of the number and extent of recent Japanese M&A activity in Australia. The report will show continuing sector diversification by Japanese investors in Australia, a trend which has been in evidence over the last few years.

On 30 December 2018, while most of us were enjoying the summer break, a most important trade treaty came into force. The TTP-11, officially known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, came about as a result of revived discussions amongst the initial...

The 57th Joint Business Conference between member companies of the AJBCC and our Tokyo counterpart, the JABCC, will be held in Osaka from Monday to Wednesday 7–9 October 2019 (please note the conference will commence on a Monday, unlike Sunday as is customary). Accommodation information will...

Synonymous with paper distribution in Australia, the ASX-listed Spicers Limited is in the process of being acquired by Japan’s Kokusai Pulp & Paper. The country's second largest paper supplier, KPP was founded in 1924 as Daido Yoshiten Ltd; in 1971, it established an Australian subsidiary. Following mergers in Japan,...

Medical applications and devices are an expanding area of Australia-Japan business. The ASX-listed Starpharma’s core technology is “built around dendrimers, a type of synthetic nanoscale polymer that is highly regular in size and structure, and well-suited to pharmaceutical and medical uses.” Starpharma has announced it's...

Did last year mark the start of a new opportunity for collaboration in Australia-Japan business? We saw the amazing Japanese technical feat of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) launching two rovers from their mothership Hayabusa2 (Hayabusa is "Falcon" in Japanese) and successfully land them onto...