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 7月 - 09 7月 2019


Tokyo, Japan

Letters of Support

Shinzo abe letter 2019
Scott morrison letter


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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