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The AJBCC Future Leaders group will hold its next seminar on Friday 15 June, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm (AEST). This will be a videoconference linking the group in Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo. (Our thanks to AJBCC Member Minter Ellison who will host...

The following organisations have joined the AJBCC: Yancoal - a major coal producer in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia VGI Partners - fund managers ...

It might come as a surprise to hear that Japan is lagging behind in terms of the use of Artificial Intelligence systems. However, this is the view according to a report by the Japanese Government’s Strategic Council for AI Technologies. AI can broadly be defined...

A mission from Japan at the invitation of the NSW Government will investigate infrastructure and medical sector opportunities during a visit to Sydney on 23 and 24 July. Mission members will receive a briefing on: Western Sydney Airport and ‘Aerotropolis’ around the new airport. Westmead...

The Embassy of Japan will hold its Third Japan-Australia Infrastructure Networking Meeting (JAINM) in Sydney on Wednesday 25 July. This meeting will have transport as its theme. The meeting will feature a keynote address from the Commonwealth government and updates concerning transport infrastructure from State...

The AJBCC is currently compiling a list of examples of collaborations between Australian and Japanese organisations. Does your company or organisation currently have a collaboration with a Japanese organisation? Or has it had such a collaboration in the past? If so, can you provide us with...

The Australian National University (ANU) is now represented on the AJBCC Executive Committee by Prof Veronica Taylor. As previously reported in the Japan Business Alert, Prof Jennifer Corbett has moved to Tokyo to take up the position of Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program, Professorial Fellow...

The 56th annual Joint Business Conference between the AJBCC and its Japan based counterpart, the JABCC, will be held on Sunday-Tuesday 14-16 October 2018 in Sydney, the first time that it has been held there since 2012. AJBCC Members will be able to register online for...

The following organisations have joined the AJBCC: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld - US law firm CIMIC - infrastructure, mining, services and public private partnerships group Fujitsu Australia - Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company King & Spalding - US law firm Melbourne...

AJBCC member Herbert Smith Freehills has released its analysis of Japanese M&A activity in Australia based on "39 announced and completed M&A deals from Japan into Australia between January 2017 and February 2018." What the analysis demonstrated was that: minority interests in joint ventures to...