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”EPA signals new era of partnership,” ANZCCJ Membership Directory 2014/2015

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

Global Sky, Ltd. welcomes the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), which entered into force in January 2015, Ko Nagata, Managing Director of Global Sky, shared his views concerning JAEPA’s benefits in the ANZCCJ Membership Directory 2014/2015.

ANZCCJ Membership Directory 2014-2015

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“Japanese wine delegation tour of Queensland’s Granite Belt – media reports”

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

Ko Nagata, Managing Director of Global Sky, Ltd., shared his views concerning the benefits of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) for Queensland businesses n Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper, 28 November 2014.

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Head office relocation, Tokyo

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

Global Sky Group relocated its head office and Queensland Business Centre to the following address:

New address: 33F, Shiroyama Trust Tower
4-3-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105 6033
Access: 2 minutes from Kamiyacho Station (subway Hibiya Line)
Phone : +81(3)-3436-2800

We wish to thank our valued clients for your business and continued support and hope you enjoy the facilities at our high-quality premises, located in the heart of Tokyo’s Kamiyacho commercial district.

Managing Director, Global Sky, Ltd.
Ko Nagata



“Winetree” acquisition

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

Global Sky Group is pleased to announce that Winetree Co., Ltd. has become an affiliated company as a premium wine importer and distributor, based in Japan.

Winetree will promote gourmet events relating to Tourism Australia’s “Restaurant Australia” campaign and develop a new concept in winery/restaurant for Japan, as well as importing five-star Australian wines (as rated by James Halliday).

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Company name: Winetree Co., Ltd.
Address: Level 1 FT Bldg. 19-53 Akasaka 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo<
Licence: General liquor licence for import and (online) distribution
Contact: +81-(0)3-3436-2772
Business fields: Import and distribute liquors, Operate and manage restaurants

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Launch of Southport Child Care Centre, Gold Coast

Dear Valued Clients and Friends

GOLD COAST, Queensland, September 16, 2014: Global Sky Group has expanded its Queensland community sector investments, announcing today the opening of its second childcare facility on the Gold Coast.

Managing Director Ko Nagata said the Tokyo-based company had established the Southport Child Care Centre at 190-200 Scarborough Street, Southport, previously trading as Little Feet. The new centre adds to Global Sky’s Robina Town Child Care Centre, which has been operating since January 2014.

“Global Sky is pleased to welcome Southport Child Care Centre to its portfolio of Queensland-related community investments spanning childcare to business centres, extending from the Gold Coast to Tokyo,” Mr Nagata said.

“Our latest investment aims to share knowledge and technologies from Japan, while preserving the centre’s strong community ties and values. As a company committed to sustainable development, we are focused on generating liveable communities in which childcare plays a critical role.”

Similar to the company’s Robina childcare acquisition, all current staff will be maintained, including its Japanese-speaking staff, with Quality Child Care Management director, Katrina Pridmore, serving as the local manager.

“Global Sky has demonstrated its commitment to providing quality care, and the same values of ensuring the highest standard of care and support will be implemented at the new centre,” Ms Pridmore said.

“I welcome the opportunity to assist with the growth of Global Sky’s childcare investments in Queensland, given the company’s focus on placing children, families and staff at the centre of its operations.”

The Southport Child Care Centre will cater for children from six weeks old to prep ages, providing high-quality childhood education and care in a nurturing and friendly environment.

Already Australia’s sixth-largest city, the Gold Coast’s population is expected to reach 730,000 by 2026, resulting in increasing demand for childcare services. In Japan, moves by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand childcare support and enhance English-language learning has created growing interest in potential collaborations with overseas centres.

“Global Sky intends to foster tie-ups with Japanese childcare centres as part of its push to deepen Queensland-Japan ties. A number of Japanese childcare workers will receive training at our Gold Coast centres, while we will continue the current Japanese lessons taught to children at the Southport centre, as part of our intercultural communication efforts,”

Mr Nagata said.

With operations spanning environmental engineering, property and community businesses in Australia and Japan, Global Sky is actively working to foster stronger links between the two nations. In March, the company’s Queensland Business Centre in Kamiyacho, Tokyo celebrated its first anniversary, announcing plans to further support Queensland SMEs through marketing and e-commerce initiatives.

“The special relationship between Australia and Japan continues to gain momentum, aided by this year’s signing of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement. Global Sky is focused on strengthening ties from business to community engagement across a range of fields, capitalising on the opportunities available in Japan as Australia’s second-largest trading partner and world’s third-biggest economy,” Mr Nagata said.

Southport Child Care Centre is owned and operated by Global Sky Childcare Southport Pty Ltd (ACN 169 332 389).

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Queensland Business Centre celebrates 1st anniversary with new trade ties

Dear Valued Clients and Friends

TOKYO, Japan, March 19, 2014: Global Sky Group’s Queensland Business Centre (QBC) has celebrated its first anniversary with new plans aimed at expanding international business linkages in the heart of Tokyo. The occasion was marked with the granting of the inaugural QBC Award for export success to leading Queensland winemaker, Sirromet Wines.

Managing Director Ko Nagata said the membership shared facility based in the commercial district of Kamiyacho had attracted a growing international clientele of both Japanese and overseas businesses from a range of industries, including accounting, legal, mining, education, consulting and real estate, attracted by the opportunities available in Asia’s second-largest economy.

“The QBC was established by Global Sky in 2013 with the goal of serving as a hub for cooperation between Australia and Japan. It has now become cemented at the centre of our group’s growing range of community businesses, spanning business to childcare centres, in addition to environmental engineering and property,” Mr Nagata said.

“In 2014, we plan to build on the QBC’s role in business building with new initiatives in the area of e-commerce, a sector which is enjoying double-digit growth in Japan, in addition to new trade linkages and services.”

Mr Nagata said the centre was working with local e-commerce partners to facilitate business-to-business (B2B) linkages, such as a unique Australia-Japan business matching website being developed for the Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI), as well as business-to-consumer (B2C) ties.

The QBC has also further extended its support for members with a range of new networking activities and services, including proxy marketing and market research.

Highlights of the centre’s first year in operation have included its official launch with the support of the Trade and Investment Queensland office in Tokyo, and functions spanning such areas as foreign exchange, wine and other trade promotions. In June 2014, the QBC will welcome a QJCCI delegation on its official business mission to Japan, further extending its cooperation and support for the activities of Australian businesses in the nation’s second-largest export market.

Two-way trade between Queensland and Japan exceeded $16 billion in fiscal 2012 across a broad range of industries, from food and resources to advanced technologies and professional services. A pending free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan is set to generate a new wave of business opportunities in such areas as services and investment.

“Japan has more than A$60 billion invested in Australia already, so there’s considerable scope for a further flourishing of investment activity between the two nations. Notably, the FTA is expected to generate a A$68 billion windfall to Japanese consumers and A$19 billion to Australians over a 20-year period, giving a big demand boost to two-way commerce,”
Mr Nagata said.

Congratulating the QBC on its anniversary, Queensland’s Trade and Investment Commissioner for Japan, Tak Adachi said the centre was playing a key role in broadening commercial ties into new areas, including services and technology tie-ups.

“Queensland places great importance on our longstanding ties with Japan, as shown by last year’s official Japan visit by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. I am pleased to note the QBC’s initiatives in seeking to strengthen the relationship into new fields of cooperation for mutual benefit,” Mr Adachi said.

“Japan’s revival under ‘Abenomics’ has increased opportunities for overseas businesses in Japan, and with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, we anticipate further international business interest in the world’s biggest city,” Mr Nagata said.

About Queensland Business Centre

Established in 2013, the Queensland Business Centre (QBC) is a membership shared office in Kamiyacho, Tokyo, Japan for Queenslanders from any type of business or organisation. The center offers a range of business facilities and back-office services for members, including virtual office capabilities, bilingual secretarial staff, translation and interpreting, IT and telecommunications, private workspaces, business lounge and conference room facilities, along with marketing assistance and networking events.

The QBC icon shows “business expansion,” based on the concept of sun, clear skies and ocean in Queensland. For more information, refer to

About Global Sky Group

Tokyo-based Global Sky, Ltd is a leading project development, management and investment company, with operations encompassing environmental engineering, property and community projects in Queensland and Japan.

The company is led by Managing Director Ko Nagata, who has 10 years experience at senior strategic planning positions in companies ranging from start-ups to Japan’s biggest oil and energy company, JX Nippon Oil and Energy. Mr Nagata has been a registered real-estate transaction specialist in Japan since 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Law and Master’s Degree in Media and Governance from Tokyo-based Keio University.

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