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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...

Reiichiro Takahashi has been appointed as our new Ambassador and arrived in Australia last month. Following in the steps of his predecessor, Ambassador Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador Takahashi’s previous assignment was as Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York. Outside of the US, he's had overseas...

Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Round 2019-20 (opened 1 February, close 28 March 2019). Hamer Scholarships for language study and cultural engagement with Japan (open 11 February, close 17 March 2019). Though expressions of interest have now closed for the next round, we'd like to draw attention to the opportunity...

ANZ Economic Outlook Series 'Horizons' (14 February 2019, Tokyo). Asia Society Trade Policy Seminar 'Deals or No Deals: Trade in Asia' (12 February 2019, Sydney; 14 February 2019, Melbourne). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Global Seminar 'Australia: Opportunity Abounds'(15 February 2019, Tokyo). Foodex Japan (5-8 March 2019, Tokyo)....

Visitors to Japan have for years stumbled across a retail marketing phenomenon in Japan – the Muji shops. "Muji" which literally means "non-brand", sells all manner of their own "home brand" products - “good quality at low price points”. Having over 400 stores in Japan,...

As 2018 draws to a close, I would like to thank you for your continued interest in Australia-Japan business – it's certainly been a year of heightened engagement. And there's to be no respite; as we look forward to the new year, the tourism sector will...

Our 56th Joint Business Conference in October recorded attendance by over 450 senior executives from both Australia and Japan; the highest number of participants to date, and a reflection of the broadening bilateral business relationship and increase in Japanese M&A in Australia. The meeting’s theme, 'Taking the...

The Australian Government has just announced Australia’s new Space Agency will be located in South Australia, a state with an historical link to the country's early space exploration. After the three-and-a-half year 'Hayabusa2 Mission,' Japan's space agency successfully landed two rovers on an asteroid travelling...

Some highlights from 2018 for your holiday reading: Japan's Global Positioning Satellites: Australian Opportunities (February 2018) Japan's M&A Report on Australia: Key Findings(April 2018) AJBCC Future Leaders Seminar (August 2018) Japanese Immigration to Australia (August 2018) ...