Update from His Excellency Ambassador YAMAGAMI Shingo

A recently published article in the Australian on the role of the Japanese Ambassador can be accessed via the link below:



Remarks by His Excellency Ambassador Yamagami at the Emperor’s Birthday Reception regarding the Japan-Australia relationship can be accessed via the link below:


Upcoming Event: A Conversation on the WA-Japan Relationship Wednesday 8 March 2023

Please join us for an Australia Japan Business Council networking event to discuss Energy and advanced technologies: Where WA and Japan jointly shape their futures. The event is supported by Australian engineering firm GHD with guest presenter:


Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia:

Appointed in June 2014, and reappointed four times, Professor Klinken has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Chief Scientist of Western Australia, providing independent expert advice to the State Government across numerous fields of endeavour. Passionate about issues for Indigenous people and our Education system, Professor Klinken was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2017, was WA Citizen of the Year (Professions) in 2008, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2015) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2016).


Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023

Time: 17.00 – 19.00

Host & Sponsor: GHD

Venue: GHD, 999 Hay Street, Perth

Topic: Energy and advanced technologies in WA

Book: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ajbc-wa-march-networking-event-with-chief-scientist-of-wa-tickets-538500488457

Media Announcement: Memorandum of Understanding signed between the WA Government and the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC)

AJBC welcomes the signing of an MoU between the WA Government and the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC).

The MoU will focus on information exchange and investment opportunities in the realms of hydrogen, ammonia, low emission, and decarbonisation technology. 

The MoU will also promote cooperation in developing sectors, helping to attract greater support from JBIC in new energy projects across WA.

Premier Mark McGowan said the MoU with JBIC recognises the strength of Japan and WA’s strategic partnership, plotting a course for new opportunities into the future.

“Just as Japanese investment in the late 1960’s was foundational in developing the State’s iron ore sector and later the LNG sector, WA is well positioned to support Japan’s transition to net zero by 2050,” said Premier McGowan.