Ambassador’s Official Visit to Victoria

    Ambassador Kusaka paid an official visit to the State of Victoria from the 20th to the 22nd of April. In addition to paying courtesy visits to Governor Linda Dessau, Supreme Court of Victoria Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, and Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne Robert Doyle, Ambassador Kusaka attended an Anzac Day Remembrance Lunch hosted by Premier Andrews and a dinner hosted by the Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee. It was during these events that Ambassador Kusaka was able to exchange a range of opinions with many state and city political figures and members of Victoria’s business community.
    This official visit enabled Ambassador Kusaka to appreciate the importance of the State of Victoria to Australia’s domestic economy, agriculture, resource and cultural sectors and to re-confirm the solid partnership that exists between Japan and the State of Victoria on economic matters.  Ambassador Kusaka also renewed his awareness of the need to further strengthen such ties into the future. As a result of this visit, Ambassador Kusaka will continue to expend every effort to further promote the relationship between Japan and the State of Victoria.
 

Visit to Government House
 
Courtesy visit to
Governor and Judge Howard
Courtesy visit to Chief Justice Warren Visit to the Shrine of Remembrance
Laying a wreath to the fallen
 
Courtesy visit to
Lord Mayor of Melbourne Doyle
Anzac Day Remembrance Lunch hosted by Premier Andrews Courtesy visit to
the President of the Legislative Council
Courtesy visit to Premier Andrews
 
Courtesy visit to
Opposition Leader Guy
A dinner hosted by the Victorian Government to promote the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee Conference to be held in Melbourne in October 2016 Ambassador’s speech at a dinner hosted by the Victorian Government to promote the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee Conference to be held in Melbourne in October 2016
Commemorative photo with Resource and Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio
 
Commemorative photo with Agriculture and Regional Development
Minister Jaala Pulford