Applications to attend the second Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue were have now closed.


The second Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue will take place in Tokyo between 13-16 November 2019. AJYD 2019 will build on the successes of our 2017 program with a new cohort of up to 24 emerging leaders from Australia and Japan who represent the diversity of the relationship between our two countries.


The Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue Limited will cover the cost of flights, accommodation, meals, activities, transfers and other Dialogue expenses. There is no charge for delegates.

Eligibility and requirements


Applicants must:


  • be aged between 25 and 40 at the time of the application closing date;

  • be a citizen of either Australia or Japan;

  • speak English to a native or professional standard; and

  • be able to demonstrate a genuine and well-established commitment to the Australia–Japan relationship.


If selected, delegates must:


  • Commit to being an active participant in all sessions, activities and events in the AJYD 2019 program;

  • Contribute to post-event feedback and communications with the AJYD team; and

  • Remain involved, where possible, in the AJYD alumni network.​



Applicants will participate in a competitive, merit-based selection process.


Stage 1: Complete an online application


After reading this guidance please complete the online component of the application process. This involves two steps:


  1. Complete and submit this questionnaire

  2. Please email your current CV or resume to:


Applicants will be assessed, shortlisted and merit-listed by the AJYD team in July. Updates will be provided to all applicants by the end of July.


Stage 2: Interview via phone or video conference


The AJYD team will interview shortlisted candidates via phone or video conference through July and August.


Stage 3: Delegate selection


In making their determinations, the AJYD team will assess applicants’ online submissions and interviews. Delegates’ profession, experience, gender, background and location will also be considered so as to ensure our cohort is diverse and representative.


Invitations to join our 2019 cohort will be extended through August and September. By accepting a delegate position at AJYD 2019, candidates agree to be bound the AJYD 2019 terms and conditions, which can be viewed here.

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