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Australia-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program

The Fifth Japanese Diet Delegation
May 25–June 1, 1997

Participants in the fifth Japanese delegation to Australia traveled to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney on May 25-June 1, 1997. Their visit coincided with events honoring the fortieth anniversary of the signing of the Japan-Australia Commerce Agreement. Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer was the keynote speaker at a dinner at Parliament House that the group attended. Delegation members took part in a panel discussion reflecting on the Japan-Australia Commerce Agreement and spoke to a future agenda between Japan and Australia.

Participants List

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Kazuyoshi Kaneko Delegation Leader
House of Representatives
Jin Hinokida House of Representatives
Tsutomu Sato House of Representatives

New Frontier Party (NFP)

Shigefumi Matsuzawa House of Representatives
Isamu Ueda House of Representatives
Akiko Yamanaka House of Representatives

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

Banri Kaieda House of Representatives
Yutaka Kuwabara House of Representatives