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    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • KPMG (Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue)
    • 52

    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.

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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