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Public screening of the film ‘Star Sand’ by director Roger Pulver

5th June 2019 Roger Pulvers, acclaimed author, playwright, theatre and film director, translator and journalist, has published more than fifty books in Japanese and English, including novels such as The Death of Urashima Taro, General Yamashita’s Treasure, Star Sand, Liv and The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn. In March he published his autobiography, The Unmaking of an American. In 2017 the feature film of Star Sand, written and directed by him, [...]

Public screening of the film ‘Star Sand’ by director Roger Pulver2019-05-20T10:39:35+10:00

Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue

Applications to attend the second Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue are now open and will close on Sunday 16 June. The second Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue will take place in Tokyo between 13-16 November 2019. AJYD 2019 will build on the successes of our 2017 program with a new cohort of up to 24 emerging leaders from Australia and Japan who represent the diversity of the relationship between our two countries. The Australia–Japan [...]

Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue2019-05-20T10:33:20+10:00


29 September- 11 October 2019 The Australia-Japan Society of the ACT (AJS ACT), in conjunction with the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE), is again calling for applications for the two-week in-country course in Japanese language/culture in Kanazawa. This will be the 33rd course that has been run under this program. The courses run for 2 weeks from a Sunday afternoon to the Friday evening two weeks later and include [...]

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE – Kanazawa2019-05-15T08:35:04+10:00

57th Annual Joint Business Conference

ON 7 OCT - WED 9 OCT, 2019 | Osaka, Japan The Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee (AJBCC) annual business conference is a unique forum for discussion amongst senior Australian and Japanese executives, open exclusively to AJBCC and JABCC members. The AJBCC was established in Australia on 28th August 1962 and its counterpart, the Japan Australia Business Co-operation Committee (JABCC) was inaugurated on 6th February 1963. The JABCC has just [...]

57th Annual Joint Business Conference2019-05-13T18:15:08+10:00

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship programme established in 1954. Undergraduate Category 2020 APPLICATIONS - OPEN  | Deadline 5pm Tuesday 11 June 2019 Research Category [...]

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships2019-04-26T09:16:35+10:00

Time and Tide: Yasujiro Ozu by The Melbourne Cinematheque

8th–22nd May 2019 Often considered the most Japanese of filmmakers and a key influence on such contemporary Asian masters as Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Koreeda, a closer examination of Yasujirō Ozu’s (1903-1963) formally rigorous and singular body of work reveals a complex artist exploring the tensions between Japan and the West, parents and their children, the individual and society, the infinite and the intimate, traditional forms of artistic expression and [...]

Time and Tide: Yasujiro Ozu by The Melbourne Cinematheque2019-04-24T08:23:10+10:00

Annual Sumo Night – AJS NSW

19th May 2019 Join the AJS NSW for their  annual Sumo party - this year for the Natsu (Tokyo) Basho. A fun evening of Sumo excitement and delicious Japanese food. Always a successful event, the Australia-Japan Society of NSW will hold the 2019 annual Sumo watching night on Sunday May 19. Bring along your friends and family and enjoy all the excitement of the Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo Basho) via [...]

Annual Sumo Night – AJS NSW2019-04-23T07:54:33+10:00

Box Hill Japan Festival 2019

19th May 2019   Presented by the Japan Club of Victoria –  the Box Hill Japanese Festival  - together with the Japanese Summer Festival, held in February -is one of the big events on Melbourne's Japanese event calendar. Performances -Japanese Taiko Drumming, Traditional Dance, Karate, Shamisen, Choir, Karaoke Show, etc. Exhibits - Ikebana, Bonsai, Bullet Train (Shinkansen) Model Railway, etc. Demonstrations - Tea Ceremony, Shogi Japanese chess, Origami, Ground Golf, Tennis, [...]

Box Hill Japan Festival 20192019-04-24T08:17:15+10:00

Ambassador Takahashi’s visit to Cowra

On the 15th and 16th of March, Ambassador Takahashi (pictured) visited Cowra, NSW for the first time since his arrival as Ambassador. The Ambassador attended the 2019 Cowra Festival of International Understanding to which Japan was selected to be the guest nation. He also visited local sites including the Cowra Prisoner of War Camp Site, the Cowra War Cemeteries and the Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre. This year marks [...]

Ambassador Takahashi’s visit to Cowra2019-04-23T08:17:47+10:00

University Awards Night – AJS NSW

14th May 2019 One of the most significant - and enjoyable - events on the AJS NSW’s calendar. Presentation of the AJS-NSW Awards to outstanding students of Japanese studies at the six universities in the greater Sydney region. This year will be attended by the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney, Mr. Keizo Takewaka,with an inspiring keynote address from Koichi Takada (pictured), an internationally-educated Japanese architect who has built his architectural [...]

University Awards Night – AJS NSW2019-04-23T07:51:19+10:00