In collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Embassies and Austrade, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) is hosting a casual night of drinks and canapes as a gesture of recognition for the contributions and adventures of our "returnees", and as a recent returnee, we would love you to join us!

The alumni network is an incredibly important part of the ANZ community in Japan; you are ambassadors, mentors, and champions of the relationships between our 3 countries. We know for you too, that maintaining a link and remaining engaged with the country that you called home for even a short time, is just as important. You have made contributions and lasting legacies during your time in our countries, and we would like to keep the relationship going with our ANZCCJ Alumni Program. Originally launched in 2019, we have had a forced 4-year hiatus but now we are ready to get things moving!

We look forward to hearing your opinions and learning of your experiences to strengthen our international relationships, further facilitate business interactions, and help connect you with other fellow returnees. Also, if you know of a fellow alumni who we should be reaching out to, please do not hesitate to let us know.

  • Date: Monday 4 September 2023
  • Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Venue: Australian Embassy in Tokyo (2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8361)
  • Invitees: Returnees from Aus and NZ. Expat friends in Australia and New Zealand are welcomed as well.
  • Fee: Free
  • Includes: Canapes and drinks
  • Note: **Please bring photo ID for entry to the Australian Embassy

ANZCCJ – Background

Since 1972, the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) has played a pivotal role in fostering commerce between Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. As an independent, non-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing our 550 members with essential information, representation, and valuable commercial connections.

Our diverse community consists of Australian and New Zealand professionals conducting business in Japan, Japanese companies with economic ties to Australia and New Zealand, overseas members, and individuals maintaining business relationships between Japan and Australia/New Zealand.

Joining the ANZCCJ unlocks a multitude of benefits, including the opportunity to engage with visiting Australian and New Zealand government leaders, industry experts, and political figures. Attend enlightening seminars and social networking events that facilitate knowledge sharing and valuable experiences. Participate in conversations on pressing issues affecting your business, while also having the chance to promote your own endeavors. Additionally, members receive exclusive briefings on politics, trade, and economic developments from the Australian and New Zealand Embassies.

Importantly, joining the ANZCCJ provides unparalleled access to the ANZCCJ Committees which play active roles in representing and developing business interests in Japan. They offer returning expatriates one of the best avenues to interact, converse, and learn from inspiring individuals who are leading in their industries. The current makeup of ANZCCJ Committees is shaped by the needs and interests of members as well as the current business environment and are as follows:

(i) Food, Agriculture & Hospitality;

(ii) Sports for Business;

(iii) Technology, Innovation, Education & Research; and the

(iv) Sustainability Committee.

Complementing these committees are ANZCCJ's SME Networking Community and Young Generation Program initiatives which provide further networking opportunities for returnees across multiple business sizes and generations.

Additionally, by becoming a member of ANZCCJ and joining our newly set up Alumni Program for Returnees from Australia and New Zealand, your contribution to the development of business between Australia/Zealand and Japan and your assistance with the young generation's career development through the sharing of your knowledge and experience will be of immense value to help strengthening relationships between the three countries.


  1. If you have any dietary requests, please email us at by Thurs 31 August.
  2. ANZCCJ will be taking photos throughout the event, which may include faces of guests. These photos will be used by ANZCCJ on our website and other material. By participating in this event, we wish to let you know that your photo may be taken. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please email us or let us know at the event registration desk on the day.


Australian Embassy Tokyo
2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8361

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