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Doing Business With Japan - October 12, Brisbane
Japan is set to enjoy a worldwide sporting focus as it prepares to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. These major events and recent economic growth present unique opportunities for Queensland businesses across different industries and regions in the state.

This seminar will feature presentations from seasoned market experts in the private sector and with government, who will share their insights into their successes and emerging opportunities in doing business with Japan.

Date and Time: Friday, October 12, 2:00pm – 5:00pm (including networking event)
Venue: QUT Garden Theatre Foyer, 2 George Street Brisbane City QLD 4000

Keynote Speakers:

1. Mr Tak Adachi, Trade and Investment Queensland, Commissioner – Japan
2. Mr Hiroyuki Nakazato, Managing Director, JETRO Sydney (Japanese Governmental
3. Mr Mark Jamieson, President LGAQ
4. Professor Scott Sheppard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, QUT
5. Mr Ray Smith, Owner / Director Cutting Edge

RSVP by October 9 via this link

This event is supported by Japan Australia Business Creators, JETRO Sydney, LGAQ, TIQ, QUT and the QJCCI.

Wellers Hill State School Bunkasai 2018 - October 21, Tarragindi, Qld
Enjoy Japanese cultural performances, food and drink along with performances by children at QJCCI member Wellers Hill State School's "Bunkasai 2018" at the independent public school at Tarragindi, Brisbane.

The school's Japanese immersion program has made it a standout among its peers and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The school also welcomes raffle items or sponsorship contributions from individuals or businesses for this year's event. For more information on supporting the event, please email Taku Hashimoto at

Program of events:

10:00am Official Opening
10:30am Year Five performances
10:45am Year Four performances
11:00am Year Three performances
11:15am Year Two performances
11:30am Year One performances
12:00pm Taiko Drums performance (performing at JLW)
12:00pm Year Five (selected students only) Pokemon Ondo Performance
12:30pm Teachers Performance
13:00pm Taiko Drums performance (performing at JLW)
14:00pm Japanese Performance (TBA)
14:30pm Bujinkan Performance
15:00pm Games and rides finish
16:00pm Food and Beer tent close

TIQ mission to World Robot Summit, Japan - October 15-21
Expressions of interest are open for Trade and Investment Queensland's official trade mission to Japan's World Robot Summit (WRS) 2018, to be held from October 15-21 in Tokyo.

WRS is expected to draw over 10,000 visitors and will be held simultaneously with Japan Robot Week and a number of other robotics-related events.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a week-long festival of robotics innovation where you will have access to a wide range of networking, social, learning and business opportunities.

Expressions of interest close on midnight, September 20.

For more details, visit the website

9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), QAGOMA, Brisbane - November 24, 2018 - April 28, 2019
The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QJCCI member QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.

For more information, visit the website

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards, Brisbane - October 11
The Premier of Queenslandfs Export Awards is an annual program that aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Queensland business. The Awards acknowledge the important contribution of businesses to the economy through job creation and increased prosperity for the community and for the state.

This year's event will be held on October 11 at the Hilton, Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane.

To attend the event, RSVP via this link

Japanese Film Festival - Brisbane (October 24-28)

Curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is returning to Brisbane with another strong lineup of the very best in the latest Japanese films.

This year's event will be screened at Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre, from October 24-28.

Early bird tickets for this not-to-be-missed event go on sale from September 27.

For more information on Brisbane screenings, please visit Japanese Film Festival