Becoming a Member of the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria gives you the following benefits:
Organisations (Companies, Cultural Organisations and NPOs):
Business networking opportunities for companies doing business with Japan, with privileged access to top-level Japanese guest speakers and dignitaries from the fields of business, government, diplomacy, academia and cultural affairs at the Society’s corporate functions.
Free or Discounted Member rates for social and business functions and other activities, including those arranged in association with the Consulate-General of Japan Melbourne, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Melbourne, Japanese Society of Melbourne, Japan Club of Victoria, Jet Alumni and other affiliated organisations. This includes the Spring Gala Dinner and Corporate Golf Day.
Bi-monthly business networking events to share Japan-rated work experiences with like-minded professionals.
Opportunity to sponsor Victorian high school students to participate in their school’s Japan exchange program who would normally be unable to visit Japan due to financial circumstances.
Advertise and showcase corporate members’ services and products in the Society's weekly newsletters which carry information on Society activities and special events, plus other Japan-related activities in Victoria, articles on our exchange programs, and other articles and information about Japan.
Individuals, Students and Schools:
Develop Japanese and English language skills and meet local Japanese residents through regular informal social gatherings, such as Shaberoukai conversation club and restaurant nights.
Opportunities to participate in home hosting and exchange visits, and go on fully hosted trips to Japan.
Opportunity for primary school (11 years-old) students to visit Fukuoka, Japan at the annual Asia Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC).
Opportunities for certain financially disadvantaged high school students to visit Japan on the Society’s corporate sponsorships.