- Youth Advisory Council of the Japan New Zealand Business
Originating from a brainstorming session at the 37th Annual
Joint Meeting of the JNZBC in Tauranga, New Zealand, the
Council-proper has demonstrated an unprecedented vision
to secure the future of Japan-NZ relations. Your support
is very important to us!
The Youth Council (yJNZBC) is an opportunity to engage young
professionals at the outset of their careers.
The yJNZBC has a multi-tiered mandate:
* To support succession planning to
* Ensure long-term business relationships with Japan;
* Enhance network access and Track-II dialogue;
* Mentorship programmes that blend experience and innovation.
Young people are fresh, enthusiastic and have a great deal
of knowledge and skill when it comes to building relationships.
Their business acumen and open minds mean they are strong
leaders in today’s international market. They seek
out and capitalise on opportunities while adding real value
to strategic thinking movements of today.
yJNZBC position themselves firmly within the wider Council,
with the yJNZBC Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson sitting
on the Executive of the Council-proper.
The aim of this is to compliment the work undertaken Youth
Advocates and so there is an open line of communication.
Tasked with providing tangible results, the yJNZBC has appointed
sector leaders to drive our initiatives, mirroring the structure
style of the JNZBC.
yJNZBC Foundation Members offer much experience currently
working with senior business leaders and their companies
to ensure their business interests are well connected into
the next generation.
The Foundation Members have established networks and understand
the nuance of business relations with Japan. They have travelled,
studied and worked professionally in Japan and are well
placed to mentor Youth Advocates.
Delivering real value to our Youth members is paramount.
We encourage and offer big ideas, strong relationships and
access to senior Members and international delegates. Our
intention is to support Track-II dialogue between Japan
and New Zealand and showcase not only analytical skill but
yJNZBC Terms of Reference
A) Mission Statement:
The Youth Japan New Zealand Business Council (yJNZBC) will
increase and enhance youth engagement within the Japan New
Zealand Business Council (here in The Council) while supporting
and complementing The Council’s work. yJNZBC intends
to capture the ideas, enthusiasm and intellect of young
people to promote meaningful relationships with Japan on
a diplomatic, cultural and business level. The yJNZBC is
determined to learn from the past, empower the present and
ensure confidence in the future of Japan-NZ business dynamics.
B) Reasons for establishing the yJNZBC:
The yJNZBC initiative arose from the 37th annual Japan New
Zealand Business Council conference held in Tauranga in
October 2010. Brian Martin (Chair of The Council) asked
how we can reinvigorate The Council, promote new ideas,
and drive initiatives. Asia:NZ Foundation Young Leaders
who had been invited to participate in the conference suggested
encouraging a low cost entry level involvement plan for
young people to drive a new dynamic within The Council.
In December 2010, Brian Martin, after consultation with
The Council Executive and got the ball rolling.
C) Aims and Objectives: The yJNZBC will:
1. Complement the goals, ambitions and objectives of The
2. Consist of some of New Zealand’s successful young
leaders who have an expressed interest in the progressive
relationship shared by Japan and New Zealand.
3. Promote innovation and opportunity in political, economic
and cultural sectors.
4. Assist youth advocates to network and promote their skills
within a high profile, proactive international business
5. Promote the value of membership to the greater business
environment by the opportunities/experiences the yJNZBC
6. Promote academic research that furthers bilateral relations
and the practical application of this research in an active
7. Develop a culture of youth involvement on The Council,
and within other partner organisations.
8. Seek opportunities to be involved in trade shows, conferences,
and seminars in conjunction with and independent from The
9. Consolidate the current networks of youth members and
diversify the membership base for The Council.
10. Build collaborative networks with associated organisations
within the business sector.
11. Build collaborative networks with youth inspired organisations
which include (but are not limited to) The Asia:NZ Foundation;
NZ Young Professionals; NZIIA; Young Farmers; JENESYS and
other Youth Councils.
12. Build and maintain strong professional relationships
and promote the advancement of comprehensive international
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