8 01, 2019

Umitaka Maru Research Vessel Visit


29th January 2019 | Hobart Umitaka Maru, a Training and Research vessel of Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology is visiting Hobart again after its training and research in the Antarctic Waters. AJS-TAS is pleased to have the opportunity for our members, friends and the Antarctic community to visit and tour the vessel at Macquarie Wharf. The meeting time for the visit will be at 2pm on Tuesday 29th [...]

Umitaka Maru Research Vessel Visit2019-01-08T08:45:28+00:00
8 01, 2019

BrisAsia Festival 2019


9th February – 3 March 2019 BrisAsia Festival showcases traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events. For three weeks, you’re invited to come and enjoy the contemporary and traditional arts of Asian culture. Over 80 events are spread across the whole city, offered by over 500 artists. With theatre, dance, gastronomy, music, film and visual arts, the programme promises to be packed full. Like the 70,000 or so people [...]

BrisAsia Festival 20192019-01-08T08:37:11+00:00
8 01, 2019

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival


The tenth annual Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival is back for 2019, and best of all - entry is free. The event showcases Japanese culture, with performances, interactive activities, and plenty of Cosplay. Among the activities you can participate in are the traditional Bon Odori dance, as well as arts and crafts including origami. Japanese food will of course be a main attraction of the festival, with stallholders selling traditional food [...]

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival2019-01-08T08:34:42+00:00
10 12, 2018

Akira Isogawa Exhibition


15 December 2018 – 30 June 2019 | Powerhouse Museum Known for his fusion of Asian tradition with Australian ease, Akira Isogawa is one of our country’s most loved and celebrated designers. This exhibition is the first to explore his career of more than 25 years, revealing the background, impulses and cultural influences that have contributed to the making of a fashion original. Akira Isogawa features a wide range of [...]

Akira Isogawa Exhibition2018-12-10T13:04:39+00:00
4 12, 2018

AJS ACT’s Barry Jarman recognised in 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations


The Government of Japan announced on 3 November the 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals for their outstanding contribution to their respective areas. Barry Jarman - former President of the Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc, and former Member of the Canberra-Nara Sister City Committee was awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” for his contribution to develop Japanese language education in Australia and promote exchanges [...]

AJS ACT’s Barry Jarman recognised in 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations2018-12-04T10:16:27+00:00
4 12, 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda


27 Dec 2018 - 16 Jan 2019 | ACMI | Melbourne A constant innovator, Sakamoto’s music has evolved in perfect harmony with his evolution as an artist and thinker. Ryuichi Sakamoto has proven himself one of the most important artists of our era in a forty-year career as a techno-pop star, actor and Oscar-winning film composer. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Ryuichi Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social [...]

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda2018-12-04T09:57:34+00:00
4 12, 2018

2019 Support Our Kids Homestay program in Australia


With the cooperation of embassies of 12 countries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Support Our Kids Project assists children from the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This project concentrates on children who are still living under stressful circumstances in the aftermath of the disaster, and aims to nurture these children into becoming future reconstruction leaders, through experience overseas. It is our mission to provide this [...]

2019 Support Our Kids Homestay program in Australia2018-12-04T09:42:49+00:00
4 12, 2018

Japan Foundation Grants – now available


The Japan Foundation provides funding to support a range of Japan-related activities in Australia, and offers professional development opportunities for locals whose work or practice has ties to Japan. Specifically, grant programs are designed for individuals and/or organisations who are active in language education, research, and arts and cultural programming and curation. Researchers and Academics Opportunities for scholars and related institutions whose projects involve Japan. Art Institutions and Curators Supports [...]

Japan Foundation Grants – now available2018-12-04T09:38:41+00:00
16 11, 2018

Japanese artists to feature in GOMA’s APT 9


Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists. Alongside the exhibition will be an accompanying cinema program, creative hands-on activities for [...]

Japanese artists to feature in GOMA’s APT 92018-11-16T09:14:28+00:00
6 11, 2018

Award to AJS ACT’s Michael Hodgkin


Mr Michael Hodgkin from AJS Canberra was recently awarded by the Governor of Ishikawa a 'Certificate of Appreciation' for his long standing service in promoting participation on the Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program with the Australia Japan Society (ACT).  During the award ceremony the Mayor of Ishikawa and the President of AJS (ACT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, renewing our friendship and commitment to the promotion of the program for future [...]

Award to AJS ACT’s Michael Hodgkin2018-11-06T09:11:10+00:00