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.

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.



EY Japan Business Services, in conjunction with the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Melbourne (JCCIM), invites you to attend the upcoming breakfast seminar titled 'Fringe Benefits Tax and Payroll Update'.

Konshinkai: Izakaya Dinner

Please join us for an evening of networking at this special Konshinkai Izakaya event, open to all those with an interest in Japan!

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.


Cinema Nova: A Silent Voice (Koe No Katach)

10 double passes to give away to AJSV members!!! Please click here for more detail.

Kawabata-Go Piano Duo Concert

1 double pass to give away to AJSV members! Please click HERE for more detail.


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

Asian Pacific Childrens Convention (APCC)

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