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Australia-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program

The Tenth Japanese Diet Delegation
February 9–14, 2003

The 10th Japanese Diet Delegation, headed by Norihisa Tamura, member of the House of Representatives (LDP), visited Canberra and Sydney on February 9-14, 2003. The six-member delegation met with leading political figures in Canberra, including the Hon. Alexander Downer MP (minister for foreign affairs), the Hon. Eric Abetz (special minister of state), Kevin Rudd MP (shadow minister for foreign affairs), Jenny Macklin (deputy leader of opposition, Australian Labor Party), and Andrew Bartlett (leader of the Australian Democrats). Discussions centered on mutually important issues, such as Iraq and North Korea. In Sydney, the delegates had the opportunity to meet with local political, business, and opinion leaders to speak about a variety of Australian domestic issues.

Participants List

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Norihisa Tamura Delegation Leader
House of Representatives
Yasushi Kaneko House of Representatives
Yoichi MiyazawaHouse of Representatives

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

Koji Matsui House of Councillors
Masamitsu Naito House of Councillors
Osamu Yamauchi House of Representatives