1997 Japanese Young Political Leaders Delegation to Australia

May 25–June 1, 1997
Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney

Participants in the fifth Japanese delegation to Australia traveled to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney on May 25–June 1, 1997, as part of the Australia-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange. Their visit coincided with events honoring the fortieth anniversary of the signing of the Japan-Australia Commerce Agreement. Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer was the keynote speaker at a dinner at Parliament House that the group attended. Delegation members took part in a panel discussion reflecting on the Japan-Australia Commerce Agreement and spoke to a future agenda between Japan and Australia.


Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

KAZUYOSHI KANEKO [Delegation Leader], House of Representatives

JIN HINOKIDA, House of Representatives

TSUTOMU SATO, House of Representatives

New Frontier Party (NFP)

SHIGEFUMI MATSUZAWA, House of Representatives

ISAMU UEDA, House of Representatives

AKIKO YAMANAKA, House of Representatives

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

BANRI KAIEDA, House of Representatives

YUTAKA KUWABARA, House of Representatives