National Conference 2016

Australia Japan Times - enewsletter of the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies Inc



SEPTEMBER 2 – 4, 2016

Hosted by National Federation of Australia Japan Societies and Australia Japan Society of Far North Queensland Inc.

Information is now available online for the September National Conference, to be held in Cairns from 2nd-4th September 2016, including -  registration, program , accommodation and activities.

Conference theme: New opportunities in the Australia Japan Relationship

Friday 2 September 2016  | Business – New World of Opportunities
Saturday 3 September 2016  |  Communities – New World of Opportunities

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Conference Program

 Friday 2nd September 2016 | Day 1 – Commerce – Australia Japan (Half Day – Business)

Conference Venue – Day 1 | Pullman – Cairns International Hotel

Business – New World of Opportunities

Saturday 3 September 2016 | Day 2 – Communities

Conference Venue – Day 2 | Cairns Regional Council Auditorium | 119-145 Spence Street

Cities, Communities and Collaboration

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Conference Accommodation

Day One of the Conference will be held in the Cairns CBD area at the Pullman – Cairns International Hotel, a 5 star hotel offering a range of room types including mountain view and harbour view rooms.

The Conference dinner on Saturday evening will be held at the Pacific Hotel Cairns

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The heart of Cairns offers an excellent range of accommodation choices where dining, tours, shopping and the night life are all a short walk away. On the edge of the city are a variety of apartments and motels, while camping and caravan parks are found nearby in the suburbs.

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Post-Conference Activities

Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland.

Whether it’s an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience.

Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoor lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature.

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Cairns Bon Odori Festival

4th September 2016

2016 National Conference participants are invited to experience the annual Bon Odori Festival in Cairns on Sunday after the Conference.

Bon Odori Dance is a folk art boasting a 500 year history.

The art form has long been associated with Japanese summer; the way the individual dances are performed are unique according to the locality that they are performed in. 

Discover the attractive and diverse world of ‘Bon Dance’ in Cairns. There will also be a variety of stalls featuring …

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About the Federation

The National Federation of Australia Japan Societies is the national body representing all the Australia Japan Societies around Australia. 

These Australia Japan Societies are voluntary organisations that have devoted themselves to maintaining and developing the wonderful relationship we enjoy with Japan.   These Societies around Australia have as their members, representatives from all parts of the community.  These members include businesses small and large, individuals, families, schools and educational institutions, students and government.  If you are not a member of one of our Societies around Australia we would encourage you to join.

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