The Australia Japan relationship
a perspective from North East Asia
The impact of the COVID-19 (corona) virus, now worldwide, gives new meaning to the interconnectedness of Australia and Japan to China and the whole of Asia.
Our speaker in March is John Langtry, a recently-retired diplomat who knows the region intimately and has headed up DFAT's North East Asia branch. He will speak on the Australia-Japan relationship in a regional strategic context, using Mongolia as a case study of how Australia approaches relations with the countries of North Asia.
John Langtry recently retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), his most recent post being as Australia's first Ambassador to Mongolia. Prior to that he served in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Berlin, and as Assistant Secretary of the North East Asia and the East Asia branches in Canberra.
John is a graduate of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and speaks Japanese and Chinese, among other languages.
John's talk will be followed by a networking reception.
Registrations are now open. Use the online signup
(preferably) or the PDF form.