Geography Australia and Japan Trade Antoine Jason and Mary

(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
Questionnaire (Questions will come up at random slides
through out the slideshow)
 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.
 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.
 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.
1. What is our link?
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 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.
 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.
2. What does APEC stand for ?
Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation
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 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
 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
 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.
3. What agreement was made
between Australia and Japan in
1957 ?
on Friendship
 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.
 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.
4. What are some Japanese
traditional foods ?
Sushi and
 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.
 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.
5. What is a main product imported
to Australia from Japan ?
 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.
 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
 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.
6. What is the issue arising in
China ?
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