New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan
New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English delivered the 2013 budget today, which included a series of hard-hitting reforms aimed at bursting the housing bubble and providing affordable housing for low income families.
Ambassador attends the launch of the “Hokkaido Association of New Zealand Friendship Societies and Sister Cities”
On Friday 19 April, like-minded representatives from friendship societies and sister cities in Hokkaido met at a hotel in Sapporo and agreed to establish the “Hokkaido Association of New Zealand Friendship Societies and Sister Cities”.
New Zealand Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser made a major speech on trade issues at the Japan National Press Club on 24 April. Here is the link to the English text of the speech. A Japanese translation is available below. The Minister touched on TPP, the WTO and the New Zealand-Japan trade relationship in his remarks.