A Blossoming Alliance: Australian and Japanese Foreign Relations - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland


Join us either in-person or online with historian and political scientist, Dr. Michael Vaughan, who will discuss the historical rapprochement between Australia and Japan, and their blossoming relationship in the twenty-first century.


Please note: The location for this event has changed


If you are attending in-person, please arrive at the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe at 5:15pm for a brief security check. Please bring a form of identification with you upon entry. It will be held in the Dandiir Room on Level 5. This event will be available online. After registering, on April 23 at 5:30pm, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email containing further details on how to join the webinar which will commence at 6:00pm AEST. The event is free for AIIA Queensland members and AIIA members from all states. Those who are non-members will pay $10, while student non-members will pay $5.

Diplomatic relations between Australia and Japan were re-established in 1952 following the termination of the Allied occupation and have since continued to grow over the years. The relationship has expanded beyond strong economic and commercial links to other aspects including culture, tourism, defence and scientific cooperation. In 2013 Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailed Japan as Australia's closest friend in Asia and he negotiated a Free Trade Agreement between the two nations in 2015. In 2022, Australia and Japan signed a defence cooperation agreement against the backdrop of an assertive China.


On this, Dr. Michael Vaughan will discuss the ongoing strategic partnership between these two island nations in the Asia-Pacific.


For in-person attendees, please note that you may be photographed or filmed for public consumption.

Agenda

Presentation by Dr. Michael Vaughan
  • Dr. Michael Vaughan

    Dr. Michael Vaughan

    I graduated three times from The University of Queensland – as a Bachelor of Arts (1974), as a Master of Social Science (1995) and as a Doctor of Philosophy (2005.) Over a period of 42 years, I worked as a Liaison Officer at the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane; as a Clerk in the Department of Trade; as a Tutor of International Relations at The University of Queensland; and as a Research Assistant at Griffith University. My field of specialization is Asian Government with particular reference to China and Japan.

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Online and In-person Questions from the Audience
Dr. Michael Vaughan
  • Dr. Michael Vaughan

    Dr. Michael Vaughan

    I graduated three times from The University of Queensland – as a Bachelor of Arts (1974), as a Master of Social Science (1995) and as a Doctor of Philosophy (2005.) Over a period of 42 years, I worked as a Liaison Officer at the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane; as a Clerk in the Department of Trade; as a Tutor of International Relations at The University of Queensland; and as a Research Assistant at Griffith University. My field of specialization is Asian Government with particular reference to China and Japan.

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Location

Dandiir Room - Level 5 - Queensland Parliamentary Annexe
2A George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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