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The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks another opportunity for Australia in a multilateral framework. The next phase is to see the signatories enact legislation in their home country to enable the TPP. The Australian Government sees that the TPP will: "open substantial new trade and investment opportunities...

The Victorian Government provides scholarships for Victorians aged 21 or over who are Australian citizens. Recipients will receive A$15,000 for language study in Japan. The scholarships are offered for a minimum of one semester or 5 – 6 months study at these universities: Nanzan University Nagoya Gakuin University Yamasa Institute Aichi Gakuin...

The Australia-Japan Foundation’s 2016–17 Grant Round closes on 4 April 2016. "The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) was established by the Australian Government in 1976 to expand and develop contact and exchange between the peoples of Australia and Japan and to help project positive images of Australia and Japan...

Sponsored by Deloitte and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the Australia, Japan and International Economic Outlook Seminar 2016 will be held in Sydney on Mon 21 March, 2016. Speakers: Mr Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan Mr Nigel Ray, Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Australian Treasury Ms Felicity Emmett, Co-Head of...

Asialink Business and the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne will hold a lunchtime panel discussion on "JAEPA: Uncovering the opportunities for Australian and Japanese businesses". Panelists are: Professor Motoshige Itoh Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo & Member of the Japanese Government’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy Sir Rod Eddington...

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...