Ambassador's Speech - 'Australia-Japan Collaboration in the Asian Century'
9 May 2013
Ambassador Bruce Miller delivered a speech at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University on 'Australia-Japan Collaboration in the Asian Century'.
Hon Michael Kirby's UN appointment
8 May 2013
Foreign Minister Bob Carr welcomed the appointment of the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG as chair of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), announced in Geneva.
Australia Welcomes Japan to Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
22 April 2013
Trade Minister Craig Emerson announced that Australia had joined the 10 other existing parties in inviting Japan to join the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Australia in the Asian Century Country Strategies
22 April 2013
Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced the start of public consultations on country strategies for Japan, China, Indonesia, India and South Korea as part of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper.
Distinguished Australian Scientist Honoured by Japan Academy
16 April 2013
A distinguished cancer researcher has become the first Australian – and the first woman – to be appointed an Honorary Member of the prestigious Japan Academy.
Australia-Japan Information Security Agreement Enters into Force
26 March 2013
Foreign Minister Bob Carr welcomed the Security of Information Agreement between Australia and Japan coming into force through an exchange of diplomatic notes in Canberra.
Kids from tsunami-devastated town to visit Victoria
22 March 2013
English classes, farm stays and Phillip Island's world-famous 'penguin parade' are on the agenda for a group of 20 schoolchildren from Minami Sanriku heading to Australia on Sunday 24 March.
Ambassador's Message - Increase in tourist numbers bodes well for Australia-Japan relationship
21 March 2013
Numbers are at the heart of so many news reports about the Australia-Japan relationship. The value of our respective imports and exports, Japanese investment in Australia. But an equally important number went largely unnoticed in the media over the past month or so - one that holds a particular interest for me.
Australia is with Tohoku
11 March 2013
Read about Australia's ongoing support for two communities in Tohoku - Minami Sanriku in Miyagi Prefecture and Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture.
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