Webinar | Ambassador Yamagami

Webinar | Ambassador Yamagami

The AJBCC held a special Zoom webinar on 20 August featuring the Ambassador of Japan to Australia, HE Yamagami Shingo

Topic: Going for Gold! Building a Japan-Australia Business Partnership for the Future.

Ambassador Yamagami discussed recent trends in the Japan-Australia relationship and provided his views on future directions.

The webinar included an opportunity for our audience to engage in Q&A with the Ambassador.

Missed out? View the webinar below.


This event was part of the Japanaroo festival led by the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney.

His Excellency YAMAGAMI Shingo is the Ambassador of Japan to Australia. He was appointed in December 2020.

Prior to being posted to Australia, Ambassador Yamagami served as Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020). Ambassador Yamagami had previously served overseas in diplomatic postings to the United Kingdom as Political Minister (2009 – 2012), Geneva, Switzerland as Economic Counsellor for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations (2000 – 2003), Hong Kong as Consul (1998 – 2000), and the USA as Second Secretary (1987 – 1990). Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami has served as Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service (2017 – 2018), and Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy (Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau) (2014 – 2015). Outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami was Director-General (Acting) at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (2015 – 2017). He was also seconded to the National Police Agency as Director of the Police Administration, Ibaraki Prefectural Police (2007-2009). Ambassador Yamagami has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tokyo (1984) and studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (1985-87).