Ambassador’s Speeches・Media contributions・Interviews


Media contributions・Interviews


25 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Examiner (Print)

8 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Cairns Post (Print)

11 March
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed on Between The Lines: ABC Radio National (Online)

21 February
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed on Meet the Ambassador: AIIA Victoria (Online

25 January
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Japan Times (Print / Full text)


17 December
Ambassador Yamagami contributed an opinion piece on the child removal issue to the Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

25 November
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Age (Online)

23 November
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by the AFR (Online)

18 November
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed regarding Taiwan on Afternoon Agenda, Sky News  (Online)

12 November
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed on Policy, Guns & Money: The ASPI Podcast (Online)

12 October
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed about magpies and the life in Australia on Drive, ABC Radio Sydney (Online)

29 August
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed on Chris Smith Tonight, Sky News (Online)

22 July
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by the Canberra Times (Print | Online)

14 July
Ambassador Yamagami's article on the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee (AJBCC) website (Online

10 July
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by the Canberra Times (Print | Online)

8 July
Ambassador Yamagami's opinion piece published in the AFR (Print | Online)

5 July
Ambassador's interview with the Australian (Print | Online)

28 June
Ambassdaor Yamagami interviewed by NICHIGO PRESS
Japanese (Print | Online ) / English (Print | Online p.8-12)

11 June
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by 9News on the occasion of ASPI conference [0:48 - 1:06] (Video)

9 June
Nightly News 7 Tasmania's report on Tasmania's trade relationship with Japan [2:37 - 3:52] (Video)
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Mercury (Online)
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Examiner (Online)
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by The Advocate (Online)

11 May
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by the Advertiser (PrintOnline)

22 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by SBS (Video)

21 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by Sydney Morning Herald (Online)

12 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by Sky News on Matsuyama Hideki's Masters win (Video)

7 April
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by Canberra Times (Print | Online)
Newsletter about this article by Doug Dingwall (Online)

26 March
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by FRS - Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (Online

10 March
Ambassador's comments at AFR Business Summit featured on Australian Financial Review (*Print | Online)
*Credit: Australian Financial Review

5 March
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by the Australian (Print | Online)

25 February
Ambassador Yamagami's commentary article published on the Australian (Online)

22 February
Ambassador Yamagami interviewed by NT News (Print)

16 February
Ambassador Yamagami's visit to Cowra featured in the Cowra Guardian (*Print | Online
*Article courtesy of the Cowra Guardian

29 January
Ambassador’s interview was published on the front page of Australian Financial Review (Print | Online)



1 July
Energy, Hydrogen
Rinnai Corporation Exclusive Decarbonisation Event (Speech)

30 June
JPN-AUS economic relations
 ‘Japan and Australia: A Partnership for the Future’ - Asia Link (Speech)

24 June
【Lismore-Japan relations】
Panel Discussion at Southern Cross University (Speech)

14 June
【JPN-Qld relations】 
The UQ Japan Reception (Speech)

14 June
【JPN-Qld relations】 
The Australia-Japan Society Qld Inc and Qld Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Lunch (Speech)

6 May
【Memorial address】
The Commemoration Service for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea (Speech)

4 May
【Japan-Cowra relations】
The Official Kōyō Mayoral Reception (Speech)

26 April
【JPN-AUS Defence & Security】
ADI Public Policy Forum and Peter Mcdermott's, former RAAF Air Commodore, Book Launch (Speech)

19 April
【JPN-AUS Sister City Partnership】
The 40th anniversary of Adelaide-Himeji ties (Speech)

10 April
【Art Exchange】
The opening of the Paul Davis 'Under the Influence' Exhibition at the Sturt Gallery, Mittagong (Speech)

7 April
【Congratulatory remarks】
Conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star to the Honourable Warren George Entsch MP (Speech)

29 March
【Nuclear weapons】
Book launch for "Alliances, Nuclear Weapons, and Escalation: Managing Deterrence in the 21st Century" (Speech)

23 March
【JPN-AUS economic relations】
Launch of the Australia-Japan Business Council (WA) (Speech)

22 March
【JPN-AUS relations】
2022 Japan Symposium, Perth USAsia Centre (Speech/Video)

22 March
【JPN-AUS economic relations】
Dinner with Deputy Premier of Western Australia the Hon Roger Cook (Speech)

18 March
【Congratulatory remarks】
The Conferral Ceremony of Mrs Narelle Hargreaves AM, OAM (Speech)

24 February
【Cowra, Acceptance Speech】
Ambassador's acceptance speech on the occasion of the 2021 Rotary Club of Cowra Peace Award (Speech)

19 February
【Memorial address】
The 80th Anniversary of the Sinking of the USS PEARY (Speech)

18 February
【Memorial address】
The Unveiling of a Memorial Name Plaque to the Crew of the I-124 (Speech)

17 February
JPN-AUS relations, JPN-NT relations
The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory (Speech)

14 February
Congratulatory remarks, JPN-AUS relations
Emperor's Birthday Reception (Speech)

4 February
Congratulatory remarks
The Conferral Ceremony of Ms Julia Gillard AC (Speech)

2 February
【JPN-AUS economic relations】
The Australia-Japan Roundtable Dinner (Speech)

31 January
【JPN-AUS economic relations】
Business Dinner in Hunter Valley(Speech

21 January
Suiso Frontier Arrival Event (Speech)


18 December
Matsuri Japan Festival in Chatswood 2021 (Speech)

17  December
Japanaroo2021 A Festive Season Concert (Speech)

14 December
Conferral of the Praemium Imperiale Award on Mr Glenn Murcutt AO (Speech)

7 December
JPN-AUS economic relations】
The Export Council of Australia's launch of Australia's International Business Survey 2021 (Speech)

2 December
A special screening of the film, Persona Non Grata at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland (Speech)

30 November
【Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games】
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games reception (Speech)

30 November
The Southern Space Symposium (Speech | Video | Main Talking Points)

25 November
【Congratulatory remarks】
Conferral of the Minister for Foreign Affairs' Commendation to Mr Peter Jennings AM, Executive Director of the ASPI (Speech)

24 November
【Japanese Art】
The opening of the 'Golden Shells and the Gentle Mastery of Japanese Lacquer Exhibition' at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Speech)

19 November
【JPN-AUS business Partnership】
The 5th Japan-Australia Infrastructure Network Meeting (Speech)

10 November
【JPN-AUS Science and Technology Cooperation】 An opening remark at UQ-Japan Day hosted by The University of Queensland (Speech | Video)

05 November
【Sharing Your Experience of Japan Reception】
The Sharing Your Experience of Japan Reception (Speech)

13 October
【Japan Self Defense Force Day】
The Japan Self Defense Force Day(Speech | Video)

11 October
【Japan-Townsville relations】
The 125th anniversary of the establishment of Japan's first Australian diplomatic mission in Townsville(Speech | Video)

17 September
【JPN-AUS relations】
Japan-Australia relations in a post-Covid world at the Griffith Asia Institute (Speech  Video)

14 September
【Regional security】
Ambassador Yamagami's speech at AIIA Brisbane Branch Panel Discussion Event

24 August
【JPN-AUS relations】
Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Official Committee Hansard
Ambassador Yamagami's Opening Statement to Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
[12:03:46 - 12:10:26](Video)
Additional Documents: Answers to Question on Notice

20 August
【JPN-AUS business Partnership for the future】
Australia Japan Business Co-operation (AJBCC) webinar (Video)

7 August
【Memorial address, expressing JPN's gratitude to AUS】
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony

21 July
【JPN-AUS relations】
National Press Club Address (Video)

9 June
【Japan and Tasmania Trade】
Tasmanian Government Breakfast Networking Event

25 May
【JPN-AUS relations】
The Future Path for Asia: An Outside-in Perspective” Delivered to the Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo

10 May
【JPN-AUS relations, regional security】
Speech on Japan-Australia Relations in the Indo-Pacific Region at the University of Adelaide

6 May
【Congratulatory remarks】
The Conferral Ceremony of Mr Bruce Miller AO

4 May
【JPN-AUS relations, Cowra: the spiritual home of JPN-AUS relations】
Cowra Koyo Matsuri (Autumn Festival) 

21 April
【Climate change】
The premiere of the documentary film "Save the Reef ~ACT NOW~"

15 April
【JPN-AUS relations, expressing JPN's gratitude to AUS】
Reception marking the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake

31 March
【Congratulatory remarks】
The Conferral Ceremony of Mr John Philip McCarthy AO

25 March
【JPN-AUS relations】
Perth USAsia Centre Japan Symposium

16 March
【JPN-AUS economic relations】
JABCC-AJBCC Future Leaders Joint Business Forum

13 March
【Memorial address, expressing JPN's gratitude to AUS】
Memorial Service for the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

12 March
【JPN-AUS enerygy relations】
Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) 

25 February
【Congratulatory remarks, JPN-AUS relations】
Emperor’s Birthday Reception