This morning, as part of her first international mission as Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian addressed a select group of ANZCCJ members and guests at a breakfast event in Tokyo. While this was her first visit to Japan as Premier she had visited Japan previously in her role as NSW Minister of Transport and described Japan's transport system as 'a different world'.
Premier Berejiklian touched on a few of the reasons why NSW and Japan have such strong ties - a mutual trust, investment on both sides, sharing the Olympic experience, strong infrastructure and financial sector growth - before engaging in an engaging Q&A session with attendees.
From the Premier's answers, it was made clear that there are plenty of opportunities for Japan and NSW to work together in the future with a focus on joint projects in infrastructure and investment for businesses of all sizes. Japanese companies were urged to think about who they would like to partner with in NSW, to make those connections through organisations such as ANZCCJ.
Watch Premier Berejiklian's speech here