Ambassador’s Official Visit to Western Australia

 Ambassador Kusaka made an official visit to Western Australia from the 9th to the 13th of April. Ambassador Kusaka shared opinions with a large range of people. In Broome he met with members of the Japanese-descent community and other city residents, in Perth he met with Her Excellency The Hon Kerry Sanderson AO and The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia and many other state politicians, and met many representatives of companies involved in the mining and resource energy sectors. Ambassador Kusaka also visited a range of facilities including HMAS Stirling naval base.
 Ambassador Kusaka was able to use his official visit to confirm the ties of friendship between Japan and Australia, the oldest of which dates back to the 19th century and the pearl divers of Broome. He was also able to confirm the strong economic ties between Japan and Western Australia forged through more than 50 years of mining resources, as well as the increasing close security partnership between Australia and Japan, and re-affirmed the need for even stronger ties in the future. Ambassador Kusaka expressed his intention on the occasion of this visit to continue to expend every effort in further strengthening the links between Japan and Western Australia.
 


Visit to the Broome Japanese Cemetery
 

Visit to the
‘Pearl Luggers’ Pearl Diving Facility

Meeting with WA Youth Ambassadors
and the Hon Simpson,
WA Minister for Youth Affairs
(National Youth Week Launch)

Receiving a Sister-City Agreement between Town of Taichi and Shire of Broome from the Shire President
Cr. Johnston

Visit to the
Broome Historical Society Museum
 
Attending a round-table discussion
at the Perth USAsia Centre
(University of WA)
Visit to the Operations Room at Roy Hill
 
In conversation with Resource and Energy Minister Frydenberg (LNG 18 Reception)
Courtesy visit to
The Hon Wayne Martin AC,
Chief Justice of Western Australia
Courtesy visit to Her Excellency
The Hon Kerry Sanderson AO,
Governor of Western Australia
Courtesy visit to Cr James Limnios, Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Perth



 
Laying a wreath at the
Kings Park Memorial
Visit to CBH WA Australia-Japan Society Reception
Courtesy visit to
The Hon Colin Barnett MLA,
Premier of Western Australia
Courtesy visit to The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General;
Minister for Commerce
Courtesy visit to
The Hon Michael Sutherland MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly