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Japan’s Ambassador to Australia, Sumio Kusaka, will complete his term in Canberra in January. Ambassador Kusaka and his wife have been incredible supporters of the bilateral relationship, and the AJBCC has enjoyed a strong connection with him. We wish them all the best for their return to...

A range of significant bilateral issues was discussed at the November meeting of Prime Ministers Abe and Morrison in Darwin. From a business perspective, specific areas of collaboration were highlighted; those marked for continued attention were artificial intelligence (read our recent in focus for more on this),...

Our 56th Joint Business Conference in October attracted a record number of attendees – continuing the uptick in bilateral interest we've seen in recent years. Some further developments that highlight growing business opportunities are outlined below. MOUs: Seeds of Future Activity Our Sydney conference was an...

Three long-serving Executive Committee members have retired; thanks to Ross Adler, Grant Crothers and Andrew Low for their significant contributions. Stockyard Beef Managing Director Lachie Hart (pictured) has since joined the Committee. An integrated breeding, backgrounding, lot-feeding and marketing operation in Queensland, Stockyard celebrated 60 years in 2018....

Austrade and JETRO hosted Smart Cities Roundtables in Sydney and Brisbane last month – with sypport from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Consulate-General of Japan, and the AJBCC and JABCC. Leveraging planning for New South Wales' Aerotropolis project and associated developments in...

Our 57th annual Joint Business Conference will take place in Osaka from Monday 7 October through Wednesday 9 October 2019. Please contact us for further information....

It's now less than a month until our 56th Joint Business Conference commences at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney - thanks to all who have registered, we look forward to welcoming you. In the lead-up to the event, we've been activating the AJBCC LinkedIn page as...

Although wagyu is increasingly popular in Australian restaurants, imports of Japanese wagyu were prohibited under a biosecurity ban Australia imposed due to a case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) discovered there in 2001. The recent lifting of the ban has seen Japanese wagyu re-introduced to the local...

The significance of the education market in terms of young Japanese studying in Australia was identified in our last Japan Business Alert. The international education market encompasses everything from full degrees to semester exchanges and short-term study tours. For short-term study, Australia is popular with Japanese...

The Australian National University and University of Tokyo are pleased to announce the Australia-Japan Science Diplomacy & Public Policy Forum as part of the Australia Now program. Bringing together the business community, public sector and researchers, the Forum will explore a range of global issues that require...