What do you do when long standing and historic structures are destroyed or wiped out by natural disaster?” This is a question being faced in New Zealand and Japan as both countries rebuild their towns, cities and futures following the devastating natural disasters of 2011.
Japan and New Zealand signed a new Double Tax Agreement on Monday 10 December in Tokyo to replace the existing 1963 treaty. New Zealand’s Minister of Revenue Peter Dunne said “New Zealand has a long standing relationship with Japan. In fact, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations with Japan.
Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA negotiations began today in Auckland, New Zealand, between the 11 participating countries (including new entrants, Mexico and Canada) represented by over 500 negotiators.
Ambassador Sinclair joined 146 attendees at the 39th Joint Meeting of the Japan New Zealand Business Council in Auckland on 6-8 November. This was the biggest turnout for an annual JNZBC meeting, and included an impressive 63 guests from Japan.
From 16 October 2012, people in Japan applying for temporary visas for New Zealand need to lodge their applications with the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Tokyo. The New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo is no longer receiving visa applications.
Minister of Finance Hon Bill English made a presentation at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday 11 October to Japanese investors with an interest in New Zealand Government Securities. Among the points highlighted by the Minister were: