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2 (Some topics may take up more than one slide) Introduction Nature of the link Roles of the government and of non-government organisations in relation to the link. Treaties and/or agreements between the two countries relevant to the link. Cultural, economic and geopolitical advantages and disadvantages to Australia. Social Justice and Equity issues in Australia and other countries. Questionnaire (Questions will come up at random slides through out the slideshow)

3 Good Morning Year 10 the link that we have chosen is Trade between Australia and Japan. Trade between Australia and Japan has been going for over 50 years. 50 YEARS

4 The Relationship between Australia and Japan started in 1957. This is when John McEwen and Nobusuke Kishi signed the commerce agreement. This allowed for trade between the two countries. Japan is Australia’s largest trading partner. They rank first in the country’s imports and second in its exports. In 2008 exports to Japan totalled over 50 billion dollars and imports to Australia from Japan totalled over 20 billion dollars.

5 The main Exported goods to Japan are Coal, Iron ore, Beef, Gold and Wool. The main imported goods from Japan to Australia are Transportation Equipment such as cars, electrical machinery, rubber products e.g. tires and petroleum.


7 1. What is our link? Australia and Japan Trade Australia and Lebanon Trade

8 The Australian government has developed a website to help us trade with other countries such as Japan. The website is called Austrade it has many ways to help in trade. Another organisation called APEC is trying to strengthen the Asia pacific community and to improve the economic growth and prosperity of the region. APEC stands for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. APEC is a convention in which governments come together to fix problems that are happening in their country.

9 Non-government organisations such as Adelaide wool and OZ minerals trade with countries all over the world including Japan. These are very large businesses that have expanded globally.

10 2. What does APEC stand for ? Aussie parents eat children Asia Pacific Economic Co- operation

11 In 1957 an Agreement on Commerce between Australia and Japan had been made. This agreement made it possible for these countries to trade with each other. In 1976 a Basic Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation between Australia and Japan was signed. This was Australia’s first treaty of this type to be made with a country.

12 1995 - Joint Declaration on the Australia-Japan Partnership. This is to reconfirm Australia’s relationship with Japan. It is to make our relationship last for a long time and to make it stronger. 1997- Japan and Australia Partnership Agenda. This agreement is simply telling us that trade between Australia and Japan will increase in all areas. These areas include security and defence, housing and building, energy and agriculture, science and technology and many more. It is also telling us that the two countries are becoming closer with each other.

13 3. What agreement was made between Australia and Japan in 1957 ? Agreement on Commerce Agreement on Friendship

14 Cultural: Advantages – Australia is being influenced by Japan’s culture. We can now become more multicultural and have a different variety to choose from. One of the influences is the traditional foods such as Sushi and Yakitori chicken. We have also adopted Karaoke, Anime (Japanese style cartoons) and Manga (Japanese comics) from Japan.


16 Cultural: Disadvantages – Australians and Japanese have different cultural background interests. Australians may like farming and mining products where as Japan is more interested in enhancing and furthering their technology.

17 4. What are some Japanese traditional foods ? Sushi and Yakitori Chicken Tabouli and Hummus

18 Economic: Advantages – A main product that is imported to Australia from Japan are different types of cars. This is an advantage for Australia as firstly, it is cheaper to manufacture these cars overseas and secondly, Japan has the right amount of technology to develop cars and make them at a much higher rate of production. The economic advantage to Australia is huge as it saves Australia large amounts of money.

19 Economic: Disadvantages – Many Australians argue that not many Australian products are being made and most are coming from foreign countries. Australians argue because they believe that, if we buy foreign products the money is going back to that country but if we buy Australian made products this will allow the money to stay in our country and circulate through it to benefit Australian businesses.

20 Cars Wool 5. What is a main product imported to Australia from Japan ?

21 Geopolitical: Advantages - Australia being isolated from the rest of the world can dodge economical crisis. Japan was affected but quickly recovered. This can then result in Australia and Japan making agreements on helping other countries that are in need of help. Geopolitical: Disadvantages – As Australia and Japan are very close in trade together it lessens our relationship with other countries. This can cause conflict and arguments with other countries and ours.

22 There are no Social Justice and equity issues between Australia and Japan as they are both Developed countries and are helping each other to progress in the economy. There are issues with other countries in the Asia – Pacific regions, an example would be the culture in China. China has been accepting trades from other countries. The products that they are importing are from the Western countries these include clothes, food, music and shops. The new generation of Chinese are adapting to these things very quickly and now are becoming less of there own culture.

23 There are large organisations that try to help out with these sorts of issues. One of these organisations is the OECD, which stands for Economic Co-operation and development. They cover economic, environmental and social issues.

24 6. What is the issue arising in China ? Loss of Culture Loss of Money

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