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.


AJSV Alumni Evening

Join Volunteers, Members, Alumni and Guests to celebrate our shared connection with Japan.

The 53rd Annual General Meeting: President Report

The AJSV Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 28 April 2017. In his Report on AJSV for the past year, AJSV President Ross Ciaravolo remarked on the evolving relationship between Australia and Japan, and how this is transforming the role and focus of AJSV programs and activities.

Click HERE for the full report. 

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.



5 double pass to give away to AJSV members!

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1 double pass to give away to our members!

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3 double passes are up for grab for our members!

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Interview with Kawabata-Go Piano Duo

Pianists Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go share an electric musical connection that speaks directly to audiences. Described as "positively ecstatic", "masterful" and "profoundly moving, subtle and exuberant", the Kawabata-Go Piano Duo delights in sharing the unique combination of intimacy and dynamism of the piano duo.

Click HERE to read their interview.

Interview with Yuiko Masukawa, Principal Artist with Melbourne City Ballet

Our member, Melbourne City Ballet toured to Osaka Japan to present their critically acclaimed production of Carmen in May 2017. Go to Interview to read her interview.


Upcoming AJSV Events

  • 18 Sep 2017 7:40 AM
    Yarra Yarra Golf Club, 567 Warrigal Road Bentleigh East
  • 20 Oct 2017 7:00 PM
    Crown Towers, River Room (Level 1) 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Asian Pacific Childrens Convention (APCC)

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