Events

AJS-NSW has a number of upcoming events and more in the pipeline. 

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TressCox, 16F MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney

    The Japanese stock market has seen exponential growth lately after years of the doldrums, finally providing favourable returns to long-suffering investors.

    What is actually happening in the Japanese stock market to cause this growth? What has been the impact of Abenomics or are other factors at play? What has been the impact of corporate governance issues and pressure for diversity?

    These and other issues will be addressed by Scott Gilchrist, manager of the Platinum Japan Fund. Scott has recently returned from a trip to Japan, and will provide a perspective on the Japanese economy and where he sees the investment opportunities short and long-term.

    Platinum Investment Management Limited is an Australian based fund manager which specialises in investing in international equities.  Since its foundation in 1994, the company has grown to encompass a range of global, regional and sector investment products as well as a global listed investment company on the ASX. 

    The Japan Fund invests in Japanese and Korean stocks, ideally 40 to 80 securities that Platinum believes to be undervalued by the market. The proportion of Korean stocks is limited to 25%. The Fund has returned 51.9% in the year ended 31 May 2015.

    Speaker Bio

    Scott has a B Eng from University of Queensland and an MSc from Imperial College, London. He worked in the engineering and mining industries in consultancy, construction and operations, and in various countries including Indonesia, Jamaica and England, before joining Platinum in 2001. At Platinum, Scott is currently the sector leader for resources and industrial services, and in December 2014 he became the portfolio manager of the Platinum Japan Fund.

    Registrations are now open. Sign up online or use the form.

    • 30 Jul 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    'Shaberanaito'

    Japanese-speaking night!

    日本語でしゃべらナイト

    Join members and friends of AJS and JETAA for another popular Shaberanaito, Japanese-speaking evening.

    • 13 Aug 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TressCox, 16F MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney

    Roger Pulvers is a former academic, and an author, playwright, theater director, translator and journalist. In a recently published memoir If There Were No Japan, he argues that Japan has everything it needs for an optimistic future.

    Based on 50 years experience of living in Japan, Roger will discuss his view that Japan is already reinventing its identity, and that diplomatically, it holds a unique position as a secular democracy in the region.

    Roger has published more than forty books in Japanese and English, including novels such as The Death of Urashima Taro, General Yamashita’s Treasure, The Honey and the Fires and The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn. His most recent novel, Starsand (2015), was written in Japanese and is published by Kodansha.

    Roger received the Kenji Miyazawa Prize in 2008 and the Noma Award for the Translation of Japanese Literature in 2013. Over the past forty-five years he has translated prose, drama and poetry from Japanese, Russian and Polish.

    He has also worked in film and television, including as assistant to director Nagisa Oshima in Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence, and as host of NHK's Gift E-meigen no Sekai.

    Registrations will open in July.

Past events

16 Jun 2015 From exchange student to Executive VP of Mitsui Australia - Wendy Holdenson
19 May 2015 2015 University Awards Night with keynote speech by Consul-General Takaoka
09 Apr 2015 Shaberanaito: in Japanese 日本語でしゃべらナイト
21 Mar 2015 Twilight Barefoot Bowling
17 Mar 2015 Supported Event: ABENOMICS THE JAPANESE ECONOMY OUTLOOK seminar
26 Feb 2015 Learning from Japan about an Ageing Society
17 Feb 2015 Theatre Party: Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens
24 Nov 2014 AJS-NSW AGM
16 Nov 2014 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲観戦会
12 Nov 2014 AJS Business Series: R&D activities of Canon in Australia
31 Oct 2014 Supported Culture Event: Inoue Yasushi Award and Film Night
23 Oct 2014 Sports Business in Japan: The Next Six Years will be full of Opportunities!
15 Oct 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese 日本語でしゃべらナイト
08 Aug 2014 MASTER CLASS: ENJOYING SAKE WITH CONFIDENCE
23 Jul 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
09 Jul 2014 Food safety/security trends and the Japan - Australia Economic Partnership
18 Jun 2014 Making Japan Still Matter for Australians - the New Colombo Plan and Effective Strategies for the Future
21 May 2014 2014 University Awards, with Presentation by Consul-General Takaoka on PM Abbott's recent Japan visit
22 Mar 2014 Twilight Barefoot Bowling
11 Mar 2014 March 11 - Tohoku - 3 years on!
24 Feb 2014 Supported Event: OUTLOOK FOR THE JAPANESE ECONOMY AND “ABENOMICS” Seminar
19 Feb 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
13 Nov 2013 Nikkei-Australians: Change and contributions
07 Nov 2013 "JAPAN: THE AWAKENING" - JETRO Sydney Business Promotion Symposium, 7th November 2013 -- an AJS-NSW supported event
12 Oct 2013 Japanese Cooking Event & Wine tasting, with chef Yoshiko Takeuchi
20 Sep 2013 Supported Culture Event: Inoue Yasushi Award - Hirayama Ikuo and the Silk Road - Poetry and Concert
20 Aug 2013 AJS Business Series - Encouraging Japanese investment in Australia, Jane Madden of Austrade
08 Aug 2013 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
02 Jul 2013 'Fukushima' with Mark Willacy, ABC North Asia correspondent
11 Jun 2013 AJS Business Series - High-speed rail: What Australia can learn from the Japanese experience
21 May 2013 University Awards & Presentation 'Japan is Back!' by Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Dr. Kohara
04 Apr 2013 Supported Event: Australia, Japan & Intl Economic Outlook Seminar
06 Mar 2013 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
08 Dec 2012 Watch Baseball - Sydney Blue Sox vs Canberra Cavalry - with Hanshin players
26 Nov 2012 AJS-NSW AGM (Annual General Meeting)
01 Nov 2012 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
26 Sep 2012 "Australia’s Approach to the Asian Century", Guest Speaker former diplomat Mr. Richard Woolcott
24 Sep 2012 Welcome Dinner - Toyama Japan - Australia Society (JAS)
29 Aug 2012 AJS Business Series - Japanese M&A in Australia: an Update
10 Jul 2012 University Awards & Presentation by Consul-General 'Issues in Japan and the Australia-Japan relationship'
04 Jul 2012 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
14 Jun 2012 AJS Business Series: 'Securing Japan's Energy and Resources'
01 Jun 2012 Supported Event: Japanese culture evening - Inoue Yasushi Award and Concert
04 Apr 2012 Shaberanaito: English-Speaking Only! 英語でしゃべらナイト
27 Mar 2012 Supported Event: Austrade-JETRO "Opening the Door to Business with Japan"
22 Mar 2012 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲大阪春場所の観戦パーティ
08 Mar 2012 AJS Business Series: 'After the Japan Disaster - Business Impacts and Outlook', Elizabeth Masamune, Austrade
01 Mar 2012 Supported Event: University of Sydney Law School - Disaster Prevention and Management
24 Nov 2011 Supported Event: Australia & Japan Economic Outlook Conference
10 Nov 2011 Shaberanaito: Japanese Speaking Evening
21 Sep 2011 Acclaimed Food Manga Writer Tetsu Kariya Returns
14 Aug 2011 Sake and Ume-shu Tasting with Angus Beef BBQ
28 Jul 2011 AJS Business Series: 'Australia-Japan: A Forgotten Economic Relationship?' Prof. the Hon. Stephen Martin of CEDA
24 Jun 2011 University Awards & Presentation Consul-General "Japan and Japan-Australia Relations after the East Japan Earthquake Disaster"
29 Apr 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Charity Concert
19 Apr 2011 Japan’s Economic Outlook: Impact of Recent Disasters
15 Apr 2011 Japanese literature evening - Inoue Yasushi Award and Exhibition Opening
12 Apr 2011 Supported event:Exploring Japanese language and culture- J-movie “Departures”
22 Mar 2011 Supported Event: Fantasy and Imagination: Exploring Japanese Creative Writings
12 Mar 2011 Sound of Beauty Concert
31 Jan 2011 Supported event: Japanese language classes
24 Nov 2010 Supported Event: Kanagawa Business Seminar
22 Nov 2010 Japanese Film Festival
18 Nov 2010 Sumo Watching Party
18 Nov 2010 Supported Event: Australia & Japan Economic Outlook Conference
04 Nov 2010 External Event: Nagoya Day
27 Oct 2010 Investing in Australia - Managing Political Risk
12 Sep 2010 Wagyu Lunch in Megalong Valley
11 Aug 2010 Japan’s Food Manga - Tetsu Kariya Talks
23 Jun 2010 Japan Market Entry Success Stories
28 Apr 2010 Shaberanaito: Japanese Speaking Evening
07 Apr 2010 Art Lecture: Utamaro Japanese prints "Edo City: Crucible of Culture"
13 Mar 2010 Family Barefoot Bowling
24 Feb 2010 Working for a Japanese Company
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