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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Ambassador to Japan

Mr Justin Hayhurst

Mr Hayhurst is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Deputy Secretary of the Geostrategic Group and Australia’s Senior Quad Official.

He was previously First Assistant Secretary International in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Hayhurst has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Beijing, and in the Philippines.

Mr Hayhurst holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University.

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