Past Dialogue

Tokyo 2019


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 July - 09 July 2019


Tokyo, Japan

Letters of Support

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe's Letter of Support for 2019 AJYD Dialogue
Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison's Letter of Support for 2019 AJYD Dialogue


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Session 1: Welcome
Australian Embassy, Tokyo

Session 2: Political Animals – Media, Policy and Politics
Dr Lully Miura, Yamaneko Research Institute
Mr Daniel Hurst, formerly of the Guardian Australia
Mr Jake Sturmer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo
Chair: Ms Kaori Takahashi, Nikkei Tokyo

Session 3: Welcome Reception, hosted by Ambassador Richard Court AC
Ambassador’s Residence, Australian Embassy Tokyo

Venue: Hassan, Roppongi

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Venue: Center for Rule-Making Strategies, Tama University Shinagawa Campus

Session 5: Security and Leadership in an Uncertain Indo-Pacific
Dr Tomohiko Satake, National Institute for Defense Studies
Professor Rumi Aoyama, Waseda University
Ms Bonnie Bley, The Lowy Institute
Chair: Mr Akira Igata, Center for Rule-Making Strategies


Session 6: Japan 2030
Professor Hisakazu Kato, Meiji University
Professor Midori Okabe, Sophia University
Ms Tove Kinooka, Global Perspectives
Mr Yoshiki Yasui, Origami
Chair: Mr Robin Lewis, mymizu

Session 7: Tour of the National Diet Building
Facilitated by GR Japan

Session 8: Roundtable with Mr Ichiro Aisawa and Ms Kimi Onoda

Venue: La Brianza, Roppongi

Friday, 15 November 2019

Venue: International House of Japan, Roppongi

Session 10: In the Market – Opportunities for Australia and Japan
Professor Jenny Corbett, Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies
Ms Judith Hanna, Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Ms Akiko Mori, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Mr Yuma Osaki, Australian National University
Chair: Mr Geread Dooley, MinterEllison

Venue: Café La Boheme, Roppongi

Session 11: The Gender Agenda – Diversity, Equality and Participation
Professor Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University
Associate Professor Jonathon Luckhurst, Soka University
Mrs Elizabeth Masamune PSM, @Associates Japan Inc
Chair: Mrs Cristina Merino, Rugby World Cup 2019

Session 12: Delegate Reflections

Session 13: Q&A with Mr Baden Firth, Mitsubishi Corporation
Venue: Mitsubishi Corporation, Marunouchi

Venue: Wattle, Marunouchi

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Venue: Bills, Odaiba

TeamLabs Borderless
Mori Building Digital Art Museum, Odaiba

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