The Japanese Community of Western Australia Trade Relationship by ruq19861


The Japanese Community of Western Australia
The 2006 Census reflects the following demographics:
• There were 3,046 Japan-born people living in WA and 30,777 people living in Australia
• There were 4,131 persons who indicated they had a Japanese ancestry living in WA and
   40,968 in Australia.
• There were 3,378 persons living in WA and 35,110 in Australia who speak Japanese.

Trade Relationship
•   The excellent bilateral relationship between Australia and Japan was strengthened following
    the June 2008 Joint Statement on the Comprehensive Strategic, Security and Economic
    Partnership. The intention is to increase cooperation between Australia and Japan in many
    areas including security, climate change, science and technology, energy and mineral
    resources security, world food security, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum,
    intellectual property rights, and disarmament and non-proliferation.
•   Japan and Australia began negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement during April 2007. The
    seventh round of negotiations was held from 27 to 31 October 2008.

     Trade Relationship 2008/2009               A$m
     WA Exports                                 $17,400
     WA Imports                                 $ 2,600
     WA Total Trade (exports and imports)       $19,900
     Trade Ranking 2008/2009
     WA Exports                                 2
     WA Imports                                 5
     Total Trade                                2
     Sister State
     Hyogo                                      Western Australian Government

Australia Japan Society of WA Inc.
•   The Australia Japan Society WA (AJSWA) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 1974.
    The AJSWA has played an important role at grass roots level in organising and promoting
    many activities of interest to the Australian and Japanese communities.
    Contact: Mr Patrick Whight, President
    PO Box A46, Perth WA 6001
    Phone: 9365 7000 / Fax: 9383 2201 / Email:

Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Perth (Inc)
•   Contact: Mrs Yasuko Timmings
    Postal Address: PO Box 3016, Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6832
    Phone: 9223 8488 / Email:

Consulate General of Japan, Western Australia
•   Mr Torao Sato, Consul General
    Level 21, Forrest Centre, 221 St George’s Terrace, Perth WA 6000
    Phone: 9480 1800 / Email:
Source: Statistics from the 2006 Census
        Trade Information: Department of State Development

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