Group Activity


The Task

This task is designed to encourage you to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the Australia-Japan relationship. We have allocated groups (below), each with a specific domain area. Your task is to come up with one project to promote stronger Australia-Japan relations and deeper people-to-people linkages in your domain area.

After a short briefing session on the second day of the core weekend (21 Nov), you will have some time to meet with your group, exchange contact details and begin work on this project.


  1. Put together a brief written outline of your project (1-2 pages). This outline, with your permission, will be available to the AJYD network, including sponsors, partners and alumni.
  2. Prepare a 10 minute presentation outlining your project. There will also be time for Q&A at the end.

For the tasks above, we would like each team to:

  1. Provide a concise background of your domain area, including any relevant information, assumptions, case studies / examples, policies or statistics to substantiate your work.
  2. Create a short list of opportunities for collaboration and innovation between Australia and Japan within this area.
  3. Select one particular opportunity for your group to focus on, and identify the most appropriate stakeholder to pitch this idea to (e.g. Australian or Japanese government, non-government organisation, think-tank, institution or group).
  4. Please outline any ideas for implementation. What might need to happen first before implementation (e.g. removing certain barriers or creating new funding sources)?

In doing this, we encourage you to take on a multidisciplinary perspective by talking to others in the delegate cohort and alumni community who may have experience and ideas in your area or similar areas.

The Groups


Security & Defence


Arts & Culture


More information will be provided on 21 November. You are also welcome to contact the AJYD team if you have specific questions.

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