Japan – Tokyo

NSW Government Trade & Investment office
Australian Embassy
2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8361, Japan

Mr Peter Knight, Director, NSW Trade & Investment – Japan

Peter Knight

Phone: +81 90 6015 1424
Email: peter.knight@austrade.gov.au

NSW–Japan International Engagement Strategy

Japan NSW International Engagement StrategyThis NSW–Japan International Engagement Strategy provides practical direction for the NSW Government to grow our trade, investment, education, tourism and cultural connections with Japan.

It is a working document that will be regularly updated and reviewed in response to new opportunities that will benefit both NSW and Japan.

The NSW Government will work closely with the private sector to grow our engagement with Japan, focusing our efforts in the following areas, to:

  1. Improve the NSW investment environment
  2. Accelerate benefits from the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement
  3. Support the delivery of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  4. Grow tourism
  5. Promote financial services and technology to Japan
  6. Grow partnerships between Japan and NSW
  7. Strengthen innovation and research links
  8. Increase the flow of students between Japan and NSW

Read the full NSW–Japan International Engagement Strategy

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

On 8 July 2014, the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), with the agreement coming into force on 15 January 2015.

The agreement provides valuable preferential access for Australia's exports and is by far the most liberalising trade agreement Japan has ever concluded. Australia and Japan are natural partners with highly complementary economies. The agreement will bring our economies and societies even closer and  underpin a strong relationship for many years to come.

The JAEPA is expected to provide significant export opportunities for NSW businesses in:

  • Financial services
  • Education services
  • Professional services, such as engineering and architecture
  • Advanced manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Resources
  • Agribusiness and food

The NSW Government developed a fact sheet on the opportunities generated by the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement.

The NSW Government developed its North Asia FTA  Engagement Plan to describe how it will help NSW businesses take advantage  of the opportunities from the Japanese agreement, plus agreements with Korea and China.