A Japanese man wearing a grey suit and a Japanese woman wearing a white dress suit are talking with a mother and three children between them. In the background are many men in black suits watching on.

In February, Dr Mohri, was keynote speaker at the third Science Centre World Congress, hosted by Questacon in Canberra. Dr Mohri spoke about the role of Miraikan in relation to visions of new paradigms for the science centre field.

In May, Mr Ono, Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), visited Questacon to discuss possible future cooperative programs.

In December, Questacon hosted a special visit by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Many Questacon staff and visitors, including local school children, met Their Imperial Highnesses as they toured Questacon’s galleries.