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Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory



Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory


Manison, Nicole Susan

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Economic development; International commerce

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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CONNECTING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY AND JAPAN The Territorys people-to-people linkages are a foundation for our international engagement. Territory education exchanges have forged deeper cultural understanding with our international partners, and life-long friendships. For instance, Taminmin College, Palmerston College and Dripstone Middle School participate in long-standing annual reciprocal visits with schools from Aridagawa and Kamitonda, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Since the program commenced, the Northern Territory has had at least 1,000 students visit Japan and reciprocally hosted students from their Japanese sister school. Approximately 250 teachers have also participated in the program. While in Japan, Territory students visit their sister school in Wakayama Prefecture, live with local families and participate in historical and cultural activities. Likewise, Japanese students attend their Northern Territory sister school, are hosted by local families and learn about the Territory through tours and cultural activities. Such partnerships will continue to build strong relationships and mutual understanding with our international partner countries. 32

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