2021 Virtual Dialogue

Delegates Announced

We are delighted to announce that 18 emerging leaders representing Australia & Japan from a range of sectors have been selected as delegates for AJYD2021!

Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue

The Premier forum in the Australia-Japan Relationship

The Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue is an independent and non-partisan diplomatic initiative. The dialogue brings emerging Australian and Japanese leaders together to learn, share and contribute to the strong relationship that exists between their two countries.

Leaders of the Future

Leaders of the Future

We promote young leaders and ideas that will strengthen and support the future of the Australia-Japan relationship

Prospective Partners

Prospective Partners

We are expanding our activities, to harness the good-will and deep experience that is resident in the Australia-Japan community.

The third Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue will take place in a hybrid online and in-person format starting in November 2021. Click below for more details.
14 Nov - 04 Dec 2021
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The inaugural Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue took place in Melbourne between 26 and 29 July 2017. The second AJYD took place in Tokyo from 13-16 November 2019. The AJYD alumni group is steadily growing year on year, forming a strong and enduring network between the next generation of leaders from Australia and Japan, and filling an important gap between our two countries.
01 Jul - 09 Jul 2019
Tokyo, Japan
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As liberal democracies in the Asia-Pacific, Australia and Japan share a range of interests and values. Both countries must tackle the strategic challenges that loom in the region and around the world, while making the most of a range of historic opportunities. Fostering meaningful cooperation, collaboration and mutual understanding between Australia and Japan over the coming years will be important if both countries are to contribute to peace, security and stability in our region, as well as continue to realise the many economic, social and cultural benefits borne of our bilateral relationship.
26 Jul - 29 Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Shinzo Abe

“It is young leaders like you who will be forming our future bilateral relations. I firmly believe this Dialogue will further promote our intellectual exchange and mutual understanding, pave the way for your bright future and lead up to reinforcing our ever-growing relationship between Japan and Australia.”

Shinzo Abe

Former Prime Minister of Japan

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