Ambassador to Japan

Mr Bruce Miller


Mr Bruce Miller has been Australian Ambassador to Japan since August 2011.

Mr Miller has spent most of his career working on foreign policy, dealing with Australia's relations with East Asia and Australian responses to regional and global security issues.

From June 2009 until June 2011, he was the Deputy Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, an independent statutory body which reports to the Prime Minister and advises the Australian Government on international political, economic and strategic developments.

He joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1986 and has had wide experience. His previous postings and placements include: Minister (Political) Australian Embassy Tokyo (2004-08); Assistant Secretary, North East Asia Branch (2003-04); Assistant Secretary, Strategic Policy Branch (2000-02); Senior Advisor, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (1997-98); First Secretary then Counsellor, Australian Embassy Tokyo (1992-96); A/g Director, Sea Law and Policy Section (1992); Executive Officer, Legal Branch 1989-92 and Third Secretary Australian Embassy, Tehran (1987-89).

Mr Miller was born and grew up in Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (first class honours) in Japanese language, literature and history together with a major in Government; and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the University of Sydney. He speaks Japanese.

Mr Miller enjoys art, literature and hiking.

Last Updated: 17 June 2014
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