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Meira Chen
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Meira Chen »

MA Graduate

Meira is a MEXT scholar alumni, recently graduating with a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Waseda University. She advocates for empowering and fostering Asia-engaged young...
Dr Hossein Dashti
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Dr Hossein Dashti »

Designated Assistant Professor

Hossein Dashti is the Designated Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering at Nagoya University in Japan. He has both academic and industrial experience with a focus on the energy...
Joe Flynn
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Joe Flynn »

Global Communications Specialist

Joe is a Global Communications Specialist at Panasonic Corporation. Based in Tokyo, he leads global communications projects with colleagues from over 10 countries with the purpose of enhancing the...
Iori Forsyth
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Iori Forsyth »

Study Australia Partnership Manager

Iori is a bilingual and bicultural International Education Specialist, currently working as the Study Australia Partnership Manager within the International Education Centre of Excellence at the...
Takumi Funatsu
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Takumi Funatsu »

1st Lieutenant

I am an officer (1st Lieutenant) of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and I am on secondment to the National Defense Academy’s graduate school of security studies to study strategic science. My main...
 Caitlin Gauci
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Caitlin is passionate about harnessing the brightest ideas to create a more sustainable and equitable future. She is currently an Analyst at the ASX where she works at the nexus of national...
Elise Giles
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Elise Giles »

Advocacy Manager

Elise Giles leads the Advocacy portfolio at Asialink Business, the National Centre for building Asia capability. Elise plays a key role in driving public conversation and debate on Asia...
Susumu Handa
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Joined Daiwa Securities Group, one of Japanese largest investment banking groups in 2007, starting from Private Equity Asia Pacific Division for 3 years (deal sourcing, DD, investment, monitoring,...
Takashi Hara
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Takashi Hara »

Creative Director, Actor, Teacher

Takashi Hara is a Japanese-born filmmaker, actor, teacher currently based in Sydney. He is one of the creative producers at Phoenix Eye Pty Ltd, a film & art production company for representing...
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Dr Alan Huynh »

General Practitioner and Research Fellow

Alan is a specialist general practitioner who completing dual fellowships in occupational & environmental medicine and public health medicine. Currently, he is a research fellow at Monash...
Yoko Inagaki
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Yoko Inagaki »

International Cooperation Officer

International development practitioner and social entrepreneur with 3 years of experience of working in international development in French-speaking Africa. I am currently working at the Embassy of...
Yukino Kanazawa
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Yukino (Yuki) is an Australian qualified lawyer working as an Associate in Japan's leading international law firm, Nishimura and Asahi. Yuki started her career in Nishimura and Asahi's cross-border...
Kaori Kato
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Kaori Kato »

Artist / Public-relations, development education officer

Kaori Kato obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Honours) in 2009 and her master’s degree in Visual Art in 2010 from the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University...
Dr Marie Kitano
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Dr Marie Kitano »

Medical Doctor

Marie is a medical doctor practising in Tokyo with a keen interest in refugee and migrant mental health. After acquiring her medical degree from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, she undertook...
Dr Nikolay Murashkin
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Dr Nikolay Murashkin is a scholar of Japanese foreign policy and international relations in Asia Pacific. His research interests include Japan’s development cooperation and economic statecraft, the...
Sara-Jane Seery
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Sara-Jane Seery »

Support Worker

Sara-Jane completed a Bachelor of Languages and International Business from the University of New England in 2016. She lived and worked in Japan as a Coordinator of International Relations on the...
Naoya Tashiro
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Naoya Tashiro »

Bioprocess Technical Consultant

Hi, my name is Naoya. I am Japanese, born but grew up in Australia since the age of 2. I moved back to Australia at the start of 2020 as the pandemic was hitting to pursue a career in life...
Nathan Williams
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Nathan Williams »

State Secretary (& Japanese Teacher)

As State Secretary of the Modern Language Teachers Association in Queensland, and a Japanese Teacher, I have ultimate responsibility for leading Australia's largest state (QLD) in terms of the...

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