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Japan (Tokyo)

Japan (Tokyo)

Peta Arbuckle is the Counsellor (Education and Science) for the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, representing Australia’s education, training and science relationship with Japan and Korea

Peta Arbuckle has worked in both federal and state government agencies in the areas of international policy and defence intelligence. Her positions in these organisations included overseas assignments in Bougainville, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. She also held the position of Director, Australian Education International in Taipei. Peta was the State Director Royal Visit during CHOGM 2011, and was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty The Queen.  Prior to her role as Counsellor Peta was the Deputy Chief of Staff/Principal Policy Officer in the office of the Western Australian Minister of Emergency Services and through the Machinery of Government Taskforce assisted with the Government’s public sector renewal agenda.

The bilateral relationship between Australia and Japan is a strategic priority for both countries and the education, research and science relationship provides important economic, institutional and people-to-people benefits for both nations. Building on a long history of high quality cooperation, Peta will, as the department’s representative in Japan, foster a strengthened education and research relationship to support government-to-government engagement in areas of mutual priority work. She will also work with Japanese and Australian government agencies, peak bodies, education and research institutions and industry to build on existing research links for more strategic collaboration. Peta will continue the department’s work to raise awareness of the quality of Australian education and research and strengthen partnerships to increase student mobility numbers in both directions.

Contact details:

Australian Embassy
2-1-14 Mita
Tokyo 108-8361

Phone: +81 3 5232 4055
Fax: +81 3 5232 4064


Staff contact details:

Ms Kumiko Tsukamoto
Senior Education Manager
Phone: +81 3 5232 4172
Fax: +81 3 5232 4064