Strengthening the Australia-Japan Relationship 

The Australia-Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation that promotes connections between Victoria and Japan. Since 1963, the AJSV has been a conduit for strengthening cultural, educational, business and social ties in the Australia-Japan relationship. The society conducts a number of annual activities that range from high-profile, formal occasions to grass-roots, community level events. All our society’s activities and initiatives are conducted with the objective of bringing the people of Victoria and Japan closer together. For more information about our activities, take a look at our events page.

Become a Member

The AJSV is not-for-profit so we rely on individual and corporate memberships to cover our costs as well as the efforts of our volunteers to run events. If you’ve got an interest in Japan why not consider becoming a member or joining our friendly team of volunteers? Our services and events are offered at reduced prices or free to our members so if you're living in Victoria and you’re passionate about Japan, or if you’re a Japanese person staying here who would like to meet friendly locals, please have a look at our membership page to see the membership packages available.



Konshinkai Report: Izakaya Dinner

Maedaya in Richmond is one of Melbourne's best Izakaya's and a group of 22 konshinkai attendees got to try it out for themselves on Thursday 20th April.  

Click HERE for more detailed report.

Women in Australia-Japan Business Seminar Report

On 30 March 2017, the AJSV and Corrs Chambers Westgarth co-hosted a Business Conversation on Women in Australia-Japan Business: Success Stories and Practical Tips”.

Click HERE for more detailed report.

Konshinkai: Beer & Cheese Tasting Report

Don’t know your chevre from your cheddar?  Or your saison from your stout?  The AJSV Beer and Cheese tasting event on Thursday 9th February provided members and their friends with an opportunity to become educated in such matters.  

Click HERE for more detailed report.

Barefoot Bounenkai Report

Melbourne turned on a magnificent summer evening for the Barefoot Bounenkai event held at the City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens, on Wednesday 7 December.  Click HERE for more detailed report.

The 2016 Australia-Japan Spring Gala Dinner held on September 16 at Crown Towers was once again a resounding success. Click HERE for more detailed report on that day.


St Kilda Film Festival

2 double passes to give away to AJSV members! Please see the detail in our e-newsletter.


Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, Japanese instrumental funk band is returning to Melbourne to play at Brunswick Music Festival on Thursday 17 March 2016. Go to Interview to read their interview and message to AJSV members.


Upcoming AJSV Events

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Asian Pacific Childrens Convention (APCC)

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