Australian Ambassadors and other representatives
Ambassador to Japan
The Hon Richard Court AC
Mr Court, the Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001, has held several senior positions and directorships in private and public companies since leaving politics, including Resource Investment Strategy Consultants, the Anglican Diocesan Trustees and the Olympic Team Appeal for Western Australia.
In 2008 His Majesty the Emperor of Japan conferred honours upon Mr Court, bestowing the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for exceptional contributions to the expansion of Australia-Japan relations. Mr Court was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to Western Australia and the community.
Mr Court holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is expected to take up his appointment in early 2017.