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Andrew Leigh to represent the Australian Government at the 19th International Nikkei Conference of the Future of Asia
MEDIA RELEASE Andrew Leigh Member for Fraser Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2013
ANDREW LEIGH TO REPRESENT THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AT THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL NIKKEI CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF ASIA
Tonight, I depart Australia for Japan to represent the Australian Government at the 19th
International Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia.
This will be my first visit to Japan as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
The Tokyo conference will examine the future of economic growth and development in the
Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.
Whilst in Japan I will be meeting the Bank of Japan’s Assistant Governor, Mr Kazuo Momma
to discuss ‘Abenomics’ - Japan’s new fiscal and monetary strategy under the Abe
I will also be meeting with senior officials from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
Ministry of Finance, and the Cabinet Office.
During the Conference I will participate in a Roundtable with foreign policy and economic
commentators from the University of Tokyo, Keio University and the Japan Centre for
This trip will be an opportunity to discuss the Australian Government’s Asian Century White
Paper and to reaffirm the importance of our economic and security relationship with Japan.
Australia has an important contribution to make to the region’s economic growth and stability
and I look forward to representing our country at this conference.
Media contact: Courtney Sloane (0407 905 709) Courtney Sloane | Caucus Liaison Officer | Media Adviser Office of the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP Federal Member for Fraser Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
P: 02 6247 4396 (Fraser) P: 02 6277 4140 (Parliament House) F: 02 6277 8469 M. 0407 905 709