The Australia Japan Society – Queensland welcomes Rockhampton Regional Council as its latest corporate member.

Rockhampton Regional Council signed the city’s very first Sister-City agreement with Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan in 1980. This was the start of many and varied projects between our cities including our beloved Japanese Garden, a long enjoyed place of tranquility nestled in the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

Recent activities include an upcoming Sister-Schools study tour during which students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our local school system, English Learning Program and explore our city’s authentic Australian heritage.

Furthermore, the region’s identified strategic location for aquaculture development opportunities has led to meetings and initial discussions with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Rockhampton Regional Council is now in discussions with Trade and Investment Queensland Japan with a view to leading an aquaculture delegation to the country sometime this year.