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Press release: ANZCCJ joins as a supporter of the Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue

12 Jan 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

12 January 2017

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) is proud to have joined as a Supporter of the inaugural Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue.

The Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue (AJYD) is an independent and non-partisan diplomatic initiative established in 2016 which seeks to engage the next generation of Australian and Japanese leaders in a future-focused exchange on the challenges and opportunities facing both countries.

AJYD Founder and Chair, David Lang, welcomed the new partnership as an opportunity to enhance the contributions that both organisations make to the Australia–Japan relationship. 'Establishing and entrenching a positive new initiative like the Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue is made possible thanks to a broad coalition of partners who share our vision, so I'm pleased to have received such strong support from the ANZCCJ,' Mr Lang said.

The inaugural Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue, to be held in Melbourne from 3 – 6 May 2017, will host a cross-sectoral group of 20 delegates—10 from Australia and 10 from Japan—aged between 25 and 40 who have a proven professional track record and a demonstrated commitment to the bilateral relationship. AJYD 2017 will include panel discussions on governance and public policy, the 'Special Strategic Partnership', the trade relationship after JAEPA, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the future of the bilateral relationship, alongside compelling site visits, social activities and special guests. Applications for AJYD 2017 are open until 27 January.

Each year, the Dialogue will grow an alumni network of engaged Australian and Japanese leaders who maintain a strong interest in the future of the bilateral relationship.

Further information on the Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue is available on their website.

Media inquiries:

Cristina Merino, ANZCCJ Executive Director | Cristina.Merino@anzccj.jp


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The ANZCCJ has approximately 600 members and holds a variety of events to give members the opportunity to keep abreast of changes in foreign policy and economic conditions, gain knowledge regarding different aspects of the Japanese market and develop new business and social contacts.

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