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Australia-Japan Society of NSW

    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • KPMG (Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue)
    • 53

    AJS NSW x AJBWN Event: Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Breaking Barriers for Women's Inclusion〜

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

    Date: 6th March Wednesday 2024,

    Time: 6pm – 8pm AEDT

    Address: KPMG (Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue)

    Capacity : 60 

    Key speakers :

    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).

    Second VIP speaker to be announced

    +MC/facilitator: Iori Forsyth (AJBWN)

    Currently with the Australia Japan Business Co-Operation Committee (AJBCC), Iori has over 10 years of experience working in Australia-Japan relations with state and federal governments, specialising in the education trade sector. Iori also manages a successful YouTube channel promoting Australia to a Japanese audience.

    Event information:

    This event celebrating International Women’s Day will feature engaging discussions on empowering women and redefining gender roles within the Australia-Japan business landscape. Presented in a fireside chat format, distinguished guest speakers will lead the conversation facilitated by our MC in an interactive and intimate setting. The discussion will include personal experiences, insights, and anecdotes from the speakers, providing valuable insights into navigating the Australia-Japan business sphere. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and networking to connect with speakers and like-minded people over drinks. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and empowered as we celebrate the achievements of women in business and work towards a more inclusive future. 

    Proposed Event schedule:

    5:45 Doors Open

    6:00 Event Start

    6:05 Facilitated Fireside Chat Session (30 minutes)

    6:35 Q&A Session (15min)

    6:50 Networking Session (40min)

    7:30 Event Close

    About the Australia Japan Businesswomen's Network (AJBWN):

    The Australia Japan Businesswomen's Network (AJBWN) is a dynamic and inclusive community dedicated to empowering and connecting women in business with ties to both Australia and Japan. Committed to promoting diversity and gender equality in the business world, AJBWN provides a supportive platform for women to exchange ideas, share experiences, and access valuable resources for personal and professional growth. Through networking events, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, AJBWN strives to enhance opportunities for women in both countries and contribute to the advancement of bilateral business relations.

    About the Australia-Japan Society of NSW (AJS-NSW):

    Established in Sydney in 1968, The Australia Japan Society of NSW (AJS-NSW) is a non-profit, non-political organisation operating under the Associations Incorporation Act (ABN: 54 519 437 753). Committed to fostering mutual understanding and goodwill between Australia and Japan, AJS-NSW offers diverse events to members and the broader NSW community, serving as a central hub for Japan-related activities. Whether seeking information about Japan, forming friendships, or collaborating with similar organisations, AJS-NSW provides a welcoming platform for anyone interested in Japanese culture and relations.


    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Canva Event Space, 110 Kippax St, Surry Hills NSW (short walk from Central)
    • 50

    What do Japanese business leaders need to know about Australia?

    Rurika Imahashi, local correspondent for Nikkei, has the answer and will tell all in an exclusive event for AJS-NSW members and friends on March 13.

    Nikkei Asia is the English language weekly publication focusing on Asia and Oceania, of Nikkei (abbreviation of Nihon Keizai Shinbun) Inc., Japan's most important media company. In addition to publishing a daily business newspaper with the world's largest circulation, Nikkei owns The Financial Times (London) and TV Tokyo.

    Imahashi-san is not the first woman to head the Nikkei Sydney bureau. Members may remember Kaoru Takahashi, who gave us a talk back in 2016.

    Again we will be meeting in the Canva Community Event Space, a short walk from Central Station in Surry Hills.

    The talk will be followed by networking over drinks.

    Registration is now open. Click to register.

    Speaker bio

    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 April 2023, covering Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

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

    • 14 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Japan Foundation Sydney, 4F Central Park, Broadway Sydney NSW 2000

    The 2024 University Awards Night will be held on Tuesday May 14th, at the Japan Foundation.

    At this annual event the Society presents Awards to outstanding students of Japanese studies nominated by the seven universities in the greater Sydney region.

    We are honoured to have our Patron, the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney, Mr. TOKUDA Shuichi, to present the Awards and also make some remarks.

    This event is always a wonderful event and a highlight of our year. We hope many members will attend, as well as the students, their friends and family, and lecturers.

    Our thanks go to the Japan Foundation, Sydney for use of their venue.

    Registrations will open closer to the date.

Past events

02 Feb 2024 Shinnenkai 2024 - New Year Party
20 Nov 2023 AJS-NSW AGM 2023 Plus Rakugo Performance
20 Nov 2023 Special Cultural Event - Heian-era Knife Ceremony (包丁式)
15 Oct 2023 Zoom Culture Series: In Conversation with Alison Watts, Japanese literary translator
11 Oct 2023 Secrets of Canva Success in Japan and Asia
27 Sep 2023 JET Careers Networking Night with JETAA NSW & AJS NSW
11 Aug 2023 Watch Nadeshiko Japan game Friday 5:30PM
23 Jul 2023 Zoom Culture Series: Japanese customs with Cat Nakamichi
07 Jul 2023 Japanese Speaking Night - 日本語でしゃべらナイト
02 Jul 2023 Japan-inspired Gardens with Ken Lamb
22 Jun 2023 Austrade update: focus for coming year
11 May 2023 2023 Student Awards Evening
24 Mar 2023 Japanese Speaking Night - 日本語でしゃべらナイト
28 Feb 2023 Australia/Japan Cross-border Inheritance 101
22 Jan 2023 Zoom Culture Series: Traditional Japanese makeup - Shironuri
19 Jan 2023 AJS-NSW Shinnenkai - Welcome the New Year
11 Jan 2023 Maho Magic Bar Show
30 Nov 2022 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022
30 Oct 2022 Zoom Culture Series: Japanese Gardens: An Invitation to Stillness
24 Sep 2022 Cowra Spring Festival (Sakura Matsuri) @ Cowra
16 Sep 2022 2022 Conference of the National Federation of Australia-Japan Societies
08 Sep 2022 Japanese pop culture: film, discussion and cosplay/street fashion
07 Sep 2022 AJS+JETAA Japan Trivia Night !ジャパントリビア!
04 Sep 2022 Japanaroo Zoom Event: Curator Talk - Contemporary Asian Craftmanship
02 Sep 2022 Global Sports Law Symposium & Japan Baseball, the Australian connection
28 Aug 2022 Zoom Culture Series: Kimono beyond the borders of Japan
17 Jul 2022 Roger Pulvers – The Amazing Japanese Sense of Humour
23 Jun 2022 The Australia-Japan Security Partnership, with John Langtry
17 Jun 2022 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito F2F...日本語でしゃべらナイト
18 May 2022 2022 Student Awards Night
01 May 2022 Bushwalk at North Head Quarantine Station
31 Mar 2022 New Members Welcome Event
09 Mar 2022 An Educator's Journey: Three decades in Japan, Zoom event
08 Feb 2022 Meet Libby Hathorn, children's book author, and Sadami Konchi, illustrator, of famous Basho tale
29 Dec 2021 Zoom Culture Series: New Year (Oshogatsu) Ikebana
24 Nov 2021 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021
31 Oct 2021 Zoom Culture Series: Meet an Australian netsuke artist
19 Oct 2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics: Behind the scenes
10 Oct 2021 Zoom Culture Series: Making wagashi (Japanese sweets)
25 Aug 2021 Pandemic Pressure Points: Economics, Governance and Society in Japan
23 Jul 2021 Olympics Trivia Night by Zoom
04 Jun 2021 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito F2F...日本語でしゃべらナイト
25 May 2021 2021 Student Awards Night
21 Apr 2021 AJS Business Series with Fujitsu Oceania CEO, Graeme Beardsell
05 Mar 2021 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito by Zoom...日本語でしゃべらナイト (Zoom版)
28 Dec 2020 Zoom Culture Series: Osechi Ryori (Japanese New Year dishes)
03 Dec 2020 Walking in Japan with John McBride
23 Nov 2020 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020
22 Nov 2020 Zoom Culture Series: Kimono with Tae Gessner
06 Nov 2020 Zoom Culture Series: Bonsai with an Expert, Megumi Bennett
30 Oct 2020 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito by Zoom...日本語でしゃべらナイト (Zoom版)
17 Oct 2020 Zoom Culture Series: Japanese Wrapping with Yoshie Kumagai
29 Sep 2020 Zoom Culture Series: Meet manga-style comic book artist Queenie Chan
28 Feb 2020 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito for 2020...日本語でしゃべらナイト
25 Nov 2019 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019
08 Nov 2019 Supported Event : Inoue Yasushi Award and Culture Event
06 Nov 2019 Japan Supernatural Exhibition - Talk, Tour and Drinks
04 Sep 2019 Sydney Launch of Cowra Voices
06 Aug 2019 AJS+JETAA Trivia Night
19 Jul 2019 Watch Japan v Australia Women's Rugby in North Sydney
25 Jun 2019 Japanese Wine Tasting Dinner
31 May 2019 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito for 2019...日本語でしゃべらナイト
19 May 2019 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲観戦会
14 May 2019 2019 Student Awards Night
03 Apr 2019 An Evening with Bruce Miller AO, former Ambassador to Japan
27 Mar 2019 Joint Dinner / Konshinkai - with AJBCC Future Leaders
28 Feb 2019 Australia-Japan Foundation - Tips for Grants
21 Nov 2018 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018
09 Nov 2018 Supported Event : Inoue Yasushi Award and Culture Event
19 Oct 2018 National Conference of the Federation of Australia-Japan Societies
23 Aug 2018 Sustainability in business with Dr. David Cooke, Konica Minolta
06 Jul 2018 Shaberanaito...日本語でしゃべらナイト
19 Jun 2018 Australia and Japan: Stronger defence ties - what does it mean?
28 May 2018 2018 Student Awards Night
16 May 2018 Japanese Sake Tasting Event
21 Feb 2018 Calligraphy Performance and Workshop with Ren Yano, Plus AJS new venue celebration
09 Feb 2018 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito for 2018...日本語でしゃべらナイト
19 Dec 2017 Supported event: Innovation Dojo Finale Pitch Night
21 Nov 2017 AJS-NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM)
08 Nov 2017 Japan's Future Workforce, with Debra Hazelton, Mizuho Financial Group
20 Oct 2017 Supported Event : Inoue Yasushi Award and Culture Event
16 Oct 2017 New highs in Australian tourism to Japan, with Kana Wakabayashi of JNTO
26 Sep 2017 Supported Event: Australia, Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar 2017
17 Sep 2017 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲観戦会
14 Sep 2017 Mister Minit – the Japan experience
14 Jul 2017 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito 日本語でしゃべらナイト
22 Jun 2017 Japanese Whisky Tasting Event
25 May 2017 Innovation - Solving Big Problems for Australia-Japan
27 Apr 2017 2017 University Awards Night
07 Apr 2017 Japanese-speaking Shaberanaito 日本語でしゃべらナイト
28 Feb 2017 Japan and Australia in the Trump Era
20 Nov 2016 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲観戦会
16 Nov 2016 Sydney Modern Project & Tsukioka Print Exhibition
18 Oct 2016 A conversation with Adam Liaw, Masterchef winner and food presenter
07 Oct 2016 Supported Event : Inoue Yasushi Award and Culture Event
10 Aug 2016 Shaberanaito: in Japanese 日本語でしゃべらナイト
21 Jul 2016 UNIQLO's Australian Advance, with Sho Miyasaka, UNIQLO Australia CEO
08 Jun 2016 2016 University Awards Night; Consul-General Takaoka keynote "Japan, Australia and the G7 Summit"
07 Apr 2016 Shaberanaito: in Japanese 日本語でしゃべらナイト
21 Mar 2016 Supported Event: Australia, Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar 2016
16 Mar 2016 Volunteering in Tohoku - after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – John Black
02 Feb 2016 Asia Region Funds Passport - Financial Services Council, CEO Sally Loane
22 Nov 2015 Save the Date- Annual Sumo Party 大相撲観戦会
04 Nov 2015 Shaberanaito : 日本語でしゃべらナイト
18 Sep 2015 Culture Program: "Inoue Yasushi & the Four Seasons in Japan"
13 Aug 2015 "How Japan Can Save the World" with Roger Pulvers
30 Jul 2015 Shaberanaito : 日本語でしゃべらナイト
14 Jul 2015 Japan through the Lens of a Global Investor
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
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!
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

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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