Australian Embassy

Australia Now 2018: The Partnership Invitation

Join the celebration of Australia in Japan

Australia now Japan is a celebration of Australian innovation, culture and lifestyle in Japan from April to November 2018. Recognising our strong ties and people-to-people links, Australia now will promote Australia’s creative excellence, diversity and innovation and strengthen networks and collaboration. Most of all, Australia now will build relationships for the future.

We invite you to join the celebration of Australia in Japan in 2018. Find out more about Australia now Japan 2018 and download the partnership invitation to learn how you can be a part of it.


We invite you to come to Japan with us in 2018

Australia now is the Australian Government’s focus country (public diplomacy) program. It is a major celebration of Australia in a country of significance to Australia each year. Australia now will be held in Japan from April to November 2018, aiming to strengthen Australian-Japanese bilateral ties, deepen understanding of Australia’s rich culture and promote Australia as a key destination for tourism, study, research, innovation and investment. The program will feature the best of Australia’s innovation, creativity and lifestyle. 

Australia now Japan 2018 will promote cultural exchange and cooperation across a variety of fields: innovation, science and research; creativity and design; Australian lifestyle, sport tourism and culinary excellence.

Australia now will engage Japanese society and inspire audiences through science and innovation symposiums, high profile sporting events, contemporary music and the performing arts, visual art, film, dialogue, architecture and urban design, food and wine tasting opportunities. We will join with some of Japan’s best fairs, festivals and venues to stage headline events in Tokyo along with smaller scale projects and collaborations in key locations across Japan.

Australia now offers a wide range of opportunities. Partners of Australia now will support the Australian Government to deliver a dynamic festival that will engage Japanese  audiences, reach valued stakeholders and develop future networks. Above all, Australia now partners will be helping to celebrate Australia, its diversity and creativity.

Join the celebration of Australia in Japan throughout 2018.