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Asia Pacific

John Key at the Indonesia Forum 2012

Caption: Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan and Prime Minister John Key

Comment  By Brierley Penn Potential was the common theme underlying the speech of the Prime Minister, and in fact, the conference as a whole, at the Indonesia Forum. New Zealand’s relationship with Indonesia is one of strength, however, it is imperative to build upon this further to capitalize on the …

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Indonesia in Brief – Part 2

Infographic  By Brierley Penn In part two of our focus on Indonesia, we take a look at the challenges presented to those considering doing business in Indonesia. There’s really no way around it – Indonesia is not known as a country in which it is easy to conduct business. The …

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Countering Corruption in Indonesia

By Brierley Penn Red tape, uncertainty and corruption have gone unacknowledged and ignored by high-ranking Indonesian officials until recent times but were highlighted as the greatest challenges to attracting international business to the nation at the recent Indonesia Forum in Auckland. The Indonesian Government has set an objective to rid …

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NZ plans to step-up efforts to attract Indonesian students

By Brierley Penn New Zealand is not only losing its own students to Australia, but we’re also missing out when it comes to attracting foreign students to our shores. Each year, more then 1.7 million students graduate from high schools in Indonesia – many of whom look at attaining an …

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Social Media in Indonesia

By Brierley Penn Indonesia has developed a love affair with social media, and the tool should be one of vital importance to the marketing strategy of any New Zealand business entering the Indonesian market. Over 46 million Indonesians are currently subscribed to Facebook, making it the world’s second largest user …

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Missu Peace a catalyst for closer film relations with Japan

Updated  Missu Peace – an upcoming film co-produced between New Zealand and Japan – was recently selected for the Tokyo International Film Festival project market. Selection allows the team responsible for Missu Peace to pitch to the market in the hope of securing investment Whilst this is a huge opportunity …

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Is Fumiaki Tanaka a game-changer for relations between NZ and Japan?

Comment  New Zealand and Japan are two countries that most people would not usually consider as having the potential for strong sporting relations, but it’s time to think again. With the 2019 Rugby World Cup being held in Japan and the exchanges of top level athletes, the opportunities for sporting …

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Japan’s relationship with NZ one of our most important – PM

  Despite the lack of publicity New Zealand’s relationship with Japan has received of late, Japan remains a crucial partner for our country within Asia. This was the message from the Prime Minister yesterday in his address to the Japan New Zealand Business Council at their annual conference. “At all …

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