Australia-Japan Society Events

Celebrating International Women’s Day

6th March 2024

Australia Japan Businesswomen’s Network (AJBWN) and Australia-Japan Society of NSW (AJS-NSW)

Key speakers :

Jo Keiko Terasawa (APAC Head of Inclusion and Equity Programs, Google)

Inclusion and belonging expert, serving in building Inclusion and Equity program strategy for Google in APAC. She has a mission to drive a real change from the corporate sector to the world so talent from the underrepresented communities feel empowered to participate fully as a part of the organisation.

Kaori Terauchi (Managing Director, I-Environment Investments Pacific Pty Ltd)

General Manager at ITOCHU Australia Ltd. and Managing Director of I-Environment Investments Pacific Pty Ltd, brings 20+ years of power industry experience across Asia. She is also a registered US attorney and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

6pm – 8pm AEDT | Address: KPMG (Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue)

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Australia-Japan International Women’s Day Business Networking Afternoon Tea

7th March 2024

The AJBCV is proud to facilitate discussions on this important topic that aligns with our Businesswomen’s Network in the context of the Australia-Japan sphere.

Join the AJBCV for Afternoon (High) Tea with keynote speeches and a panel discussion, as well as limited opportunity business networking whilst reflecting on past and future progress.

This occasion will also mark the official launch of the AJBCV’s Major Events & Sports Committee.

1230 pm | Grand Ballroom, Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

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Reporting from Australia for a Japanese audience – AJS NSW

13th March 2024

What interests a Japanese business reader about Australia?
Rurika Imahashi will tell all in an exclusive event for AJS-NSW members and friends on March 13.

Again, AJS-NSW will be meeting in the Canva Event Space, a short walk from Central Station in Surry Hills.

The talk will be followed by networking over drinks.

Rurika Imahashi, Sydney Bureau Chief

Rurika Imahashi started her journalism career with Nikkei in 2015. She was first assigned to the Commodity News Department to cover global commodity markets such as rare earth, iron, copper, gold, and grains. Later she worked for Nikkei Asia, Nikkei’s English publication, reporting for international audiences on hot topics in Japan. Her beats included Japanese retailers, automotive companies, gender issues, and the first-ever postponed Olympic Games in modern history.

She has been a correspondent in Sydney since 2023, covering Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

A recent AFR article profiled her, among other foreign journalists.

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Twilight Event at Brisbane’s ‘Bonsai House’ – AJS Qld

22nd March 2024

Join the AJS Qld for what promises to be a unique and immersive Japanese experience…… the first-ever twilight event at Brisbane’s magnificent new Bonsai House in the Japanese Garden precinct, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through this beautiful, Japan-themed space and learn about the ancient art of bonsai from the experts who tend this impressive collection.

Then, enjoy live koto and shamisen music in the dedicated performance space while sampling Japanese teas and sweet treats.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join this unique event in the new Bonsai House, constructed to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Brisbane Kobe Sister City relationship.

5:30pm – 8:30pm | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mount Coot-Tha Road Mount Coot-Tha

This is a joint AJS-QLD and Kobe International Club ( Brisbane) event

Tickets – $25 pp via Eventbrite link

Entry only with pre-purchased ticket | Tickets not available at the door

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