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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...

The annual Joint Business Conference of the AJBCC and JABCC will held in Tokyo from Sunday 8 to Tuesday 10 October 2017. This will be the 55th annual conference of the two organisations. You can read about the history of the AJBCC here. With rising Japanese business investment in Australia, strong trading activity as...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a lightning visit to Australia on Saturday 14 January this year, as part of a 4 country visit in South East Asia. In Sydney just for the day, he attended a business round table, a JNTO tourism promotion seminar before one-on-one meetings...

The Embassy of Japan in Canberra will host its second Japan-Australia Infrastructure Networking Meeting with the private sector and government officials. The full day meeting on Thursday 23, which will include one-on-one business meetings, will be preceded by a dinner on Wed 22 February. The meeting will...

The Australian Government's Australia Japan Foundation (AJF), opens its grant round for 2017-18 on 6 February 2017 and it remains open until 6 April 2017. There are 6 priority areas: Communication, Information and Advocacy Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics Education and Australian studies Reconstruction Scientific innovation Society and Culture Full details of...

Andrew Gauci, new President of the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) joins the AJBCC Executive Committee as ex-officio Member representing the ANZCCJ. Andrew is the successor of former President and tireless worker, Melanie Brock. Andrew is Managing Director and Head of Japan for Lendlease....

The Victorian Government has announced that applications for Hamer Scholarships, which provide an opportunity for university language study in Japan, will open on 6 February until the 11 March 2017. The scholarships for Japan are valued at A$15,000. The program is open to Victorians aged 21 or above...

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...