28th March 2023

Technology is a key pillar of the Australia-Japan relationship and touches almost all aspects of cooperation: defence science and technology, cyber security, critical minerals and climate change, health and vaccines, and space.

However, cooperation does not happen on its own. It requires dedication and focus from both governments, close ties between our scientists, engineers, and innovators, and regular engagement between the public and private sectors.

9:00 am – 10:30 am AWST | The University of Western Australia The University Club, Banquet Hall Crawley

Opening remarks

His Excellency Yamagami Shingo – Ambassador of Japan to Australia
Justin Hayhurst – Ambassador of Australia to Japan (virtual remarks)


Dr Lynn Kuok – Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security

The Hon. Richard Court AC – Former Ambassador of Australia to Japan

Dr Michael J. Green – CEO, United States Studies Centre

Professor Gordon Flake – CEO, Perth USAsia Centre (moderator)

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