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Japan Post's unforeseen acquisition of Australia's Toll Holdings was like a lightning bolt demonstrating the new global strategy being pursued by many Japanese companies. Toll, which itself built its own business through many acquisitions rather than organic growth, is a model which historically Japanese companies...

Over half of Australia's Nobel prize winners are from the field of medicine whilst about half of Japan's Nobel prize winners, not surprisingly, are from the field of physics. Does this complementarity suggest there is an underutilised market opportunity? Based on the wide field of...

How is Japan succeeding in its fight on deflation? What has been the impact in Japan of the increase in the consumption tax? In Australia, why has the capital investment transition from mining and resources been sluggish? The annual Australia Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar is being...

Japan's Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Yoshitaka Akimoto completes his term this month and returns to Tokyo. The Ambassador's assignment occurred at an historic time with the conclusion of the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) and reciprocal visits by both countries' Prime Ministers. President of the...

The Australia-Japan Foundation’s annual Grant Program for 2015-16 (as well as up to six Publication Awards capped at AUD10,000 each) is currently open. An online application is available for both. There are 6 priority areas for funding. Why not encourage your staff to design a project...

The AJBCC’s annual conference in 2015 will be held from Sun 4 Oct until Tue 6 Oct, 2015 in Fukuoka, Kyushu. This will be the first time that the conference, now in its 53rd year, will be held in Kyushu. Kyushu itself with a population just...

The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has acknowledged the role the AJBCC played in promoting the successful conclusion of Australia’s economic partnership agreement with Japan (JAEPA). JAEPA started on the 15th January 2015 offering Australian exporters tariff reductions applying to a range of...

Tokyo bound business travellers will now have the option of flying to Haneda rather than Narita, substantially cutting travel times from the airport to the CBD. Qantas will implement flights from Sydney to Haneda and from August 2015 expand Tokyo route services by the introduction...

Headquartered in Kobe, Japan’s Noritz, a major hot water heater manufacturer has acquired the GWA owned Dux Manufacturing Limited, a popular Australian brand of hot water heating system. According to Noritz, Dux has an annual turnover of around A$70m. Other Japanese companies have invested in...