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2017 was the 60th anniversary of the 1957 agreement on commerce between Australia and Japan in 1957. The economic, trade and investment relationship has grown exponentially over that period but in recent years, other elements of cooperation have come into focus.
2018 has been designated the Year of Japan by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and this conference provides a timely opportunity to examine the new areas of cooperation between the two nations in a rapidly changing global and regional environment.
This symposium will feature world-class expertise from academics, senior government representatives and policymakers, providing evidence-based insights and fresh thinking about the ways forward in development assistance, peace and security building, climate change and energy security, and frameworks for regional cooperation. It will also consider the role the long partnership between Australia and Japan has to play in these important policy areas.
- Distinguished Professor Jenny Corbett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
- Ms Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation
- Mr Vanndy Hem, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
- Dr Haruo Nakagawa, University of the South Pacific
- Ms Jacqui De Lacy, Abt Associates
- Professor Akiko Fukushima, Aoyama Gakuin University
- Dr Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
- Dr Jennifer Hunt, National Security College, ANU
- Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri, Indonesia University
- Professor Amy Searight, Center for Strategic and International Studies, US
- Professor Fukunari Kimura, Keio University
- Mr Toshikazu Masuyama, Former director general of Ministry of Economy , Trade and Industry, Japan
The symposium is jointly organised by the ANU Japan Institute and the Embassy of Japan in Australia.