Australia-Japan Society of NSW

POSTPONED - Date TBA: Australia-Japan Relations - Perspective from North East Asia

  • 18 Mar 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • HWL Ebsworth offices, 14F Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney


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The Australia Japan relationship

A Perspective from North East Asia

The impact of the COVID-19 (corona) virus, now worldwide, gives new meaning to the interconnectedness of Australia and Japan to China and the whole of Asia.

Our speaker in March is John Langtry, a recently-retired diplomat who knows the region intimately and has headed up DFAT's North East Asia branch. He will speak on the Australia-Japan relationship in a regional strategic context, using Mongolia as a case study of how Australia approaches relations with the countries of North Asia.

Speaker bio

John Langtry recently retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), his most recent post being as Australia's first Ambassador to Mongolia. Prior to that he served in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Berlin, and as Assistant Secretary of the North East Asia and the East Asia branches in Canberra.

John is a graduate of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and speaks Japanese and Chinese, among other languages.

John's talk will be followed by a networking reception.

Registrations are now open. Use the online signup (preferably) or the PDF form.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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