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Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby

Minister Promotes The Northern Territory In Japan

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources will be travelling to Japan today to strengthen existing relations between the Northern Territory Government and Japan.

“Our government’s number one priority is creating jobs and driving investment into the Territory.” Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby said.

“INPEX plays and important role to the Northern Territory economy, and the Australia-Japan conference will be a highlight to continue discussions around future opportunities, with Japan being one of our largest trading partners.”

While in Japan, Minister Kirby will attend a key industry conference, the Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference (AJJBC).


Minister Kirby will meet with:

  • Osksa Gas – Mr. Takeshi Matsui, Executive Vice-President and Head of International Energy and Resource Business Unit and Mr. Tasuo Ryoki, Chairman of Osaka Gas (Australia);
  • INPEX – Mr. Seiya Ito, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Senior VP Ichthys Project, and Mr. Jiro Okada, Vice-President Ichthys Division.

Minister Kirby will also visit Mitsubishi, METI and JOGMEC to explore opportunities between these organisations and the Northern Territory.

Flight And Accommodation Costs For The Minister And One Staff Member:

  • Flights: $6,747.68
  • Accommodation: $4,734.19

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