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  • 16 Aug 2012 3:48 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    RSVP by Monday 13 August

    We are pleased to invite you to our joint JCCI/AJSV business seminar presented by Ernst & Yount Melbourne on Thursday 16 August from 5.30pm.The topic is Customs duty/research & development.

    Click HERE for further details.

  • 04 Jul 2012 2:43 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Kanazawa language course 2012

    There are still places available for the October Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange language course in Kanazawa.

    The deadline for applications is Friday, 20 July 2012.

    Click HERE for further details.

  • 29 Jun 2012 1:07 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    AJSV Scholarship Program 2012

    In order to enable all eligible students the opportunity to apply, the Youth Exchange & Scholarship Sub-Committee has decided to extend the application deadline for the 2012 AJSV Youth Exchange Scholarship by one month to Tuesday, 31 July 2012. 

     

    For over thirty years, the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria has organised numerous exchange programs through its many partners in Japan. Students who have participated in such programs have been challenged to deepen their understanding of another culture, gaining an insight into different way of life, including the language, customs and people of Japan. The opportunity to attend a Japanese high school, live with a traditional family, and travel the length of the country has provided young Victorians with countless influential experiences, lifelong friendships, as well as proficiency in a foreign language.

    In 2012, the Society is again offering Victorian secondary school students in years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to participate in an established exchange program funded by a scholarship from generous sponsors. Two years ago, a decision was made to work with schools offering Japanese as a second language to enable their own students to participate in an exchange program wholly organised by the school. Following the success of a pilot scheme in 2010 and a similar initiative in 2011, the Society is pleased to provide the same scholarship opportunity in 2012 for eligible students to partake in a memorable experience in Japan.

    Members of the Society are kindly invited to speak to eligible students and parents/guardians about the scholarship program so that they may submit applications to the society by the closing date, Friday 29/06/2012. Please advise them to consult the attached list of eligibility criteria and application procedures before submitting the application form.

    Australia-Japan Society of Victoria

    Youth Exchange & Scholarship Sub-Committee

     

    Click HERE for further information

    Click HERE to obtain an application form

  • 12 Apr 2012 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    AJSV members are invited to our 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12 April 2012 from 12pm at Invest Victoria.

    Click HERE to obtain a notice of our AGM.

  • 15 Mar 2012 12:15 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Ernst & Young: JCCI/AJSV Joint Business Seminar
    Topic: Fringe Benefits Tax(LAFHA) and Transfer Pricing
    Date:  Thursday 15 March 2012
    Time:  5.30 pm seminar  & 7.00 pm refreshments
    Location:  Ernst & Young - Level 23, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

     

    Click HERE for further information.

  • 15 Mar 2012 9:56 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Sweets: Tastes and traditions from many cultures is a delicious exhibition and festival that are part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Cultural Diversity Week in March 2012.

    Members of the Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkish communities have come together with the Immigration Museum to jointly explore the historical and cultural significance of sweets. This unique project has seen these communities sharing sweet stories, traditions and recipes, not to mention fantastic creations from their kitchens!

    Sweets Festival: Sunday 18 March 2012, 11am – 4 pm
    The festival showcases cultural activities from the participating communities: food stalls and tastings, cooking demonstrations and workshops; food rituals and related performances; music; dance; films and displays.

    Sweets Exhibition: 15 March 2012 – 7 April 2013
    The exhibition displays images and objects, short films, recipes and popular expressions relating to sweets from the 5 participating communities.

    Click HERE to go to Sweets website.

    Click HERE to see Sweets flyer.

    Click HERE to read Sweets media release.

     

     

  • 10 Mar 2012 12:50 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    "Thank you from Japan" - The photo and 80 pictures drawn from the affected area "Tohoku region" exhibition will be held on 10 and 11 March 2012 at MiFA for the 1st anniversary commemorating of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

    Click HERE for further information.

  • 09 Mar 2012 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Registration deadline extended to Thursday 1 March, 2012

     

    Japanese Studies Centre Mitsubishi Corporation Seminar Series  
    Building global human capital: the Japanese experience
    Melbourne, Friday 9 March 2012
     
    This interdisciplinary seminar explores the recent moves to enhance Japan’s competitiveness through the development of a more globally literate workforce.

    Responding to the realities of global business engagement, Japanese firms, supported by the national government and industry bodies, are moving to develop their employees’ skills in areas such as foreign languages and inter-cultural leadership, as well as undertaking organisational renovations to allow such skills to be mobilised more effectively.

    The many initiatives currently being debated and tested include adopting English as an official workplace language, incorporating more international experience into business training programs, and adopting pro-active strategies for the use of non-Japanese personnel. These moves have important implications not only for business practice, but also for social organisation, cultural identity and economic engagement in and around Japan.

    This seminar brings academics from a variety of disciplines together with businesspeople and government representatives to discuss these developments, with a particular emphasis on the Japan-Asia-Australia business interface.

    Click HERE for further details.

  • 27 Nov 2011 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Place: Collingwood Townhall (140 Hoddle Street)

    "This Festival started in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on mutual interaction & audience participation to enrich the cultural exchange experience through workshops, performances, music & art exhibition. Not only to give guests great experiences but also great opportunities to make connection between Australian & Japan community, find your identity." 


    Visit 
    http://japancultureandartfestival.blogspot.com/ 
    and
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217590291613336
    for further details.

    Visit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSkd4tORVYg&feature=player_embedded
    and
    http://www.gogomelbourne.com.au/events/report/2578.html
    to see how the event was last year.
  • 05 Nov 2011 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association will host a
    Lecture and Tea Gathering to celebrate its 20th anniversary
    at NGV International (The National Gallery of Victoria).

    Soshitsu Sen XVI, Grand Master of the Urasenke Chado Tradition will
    travel from Japan to help us celebrate this special anniversary.
    At the lecture, Grand Master will talk about “the spirit of Tea”, after
    viewing a video presentation introducing Chado (the Way of Tea).
    At the tea gathering, four different settings reflecting on the theme
    “tsunagu“ (loosely translated as “ to connect”) will be presented.

    Guests are invited to enjoy two settings. A different type of traditional
    sweet and tea will be served will be served at each setting.
    Experience 500 years of Chado, the Way of Tea.


    Lecture of Soshitu Sen XVI
      Date  : Saturday, 5th November 2011
      Time  : 2pm-4pm
      Venue: Clemenger Auditorium, Ground Floor, NGV International
      Cost  : Free (Places are limited, bookings are not taken)

    Tea Gathering
      Date  : Sunday, 6th November 2011
      Time  : 1st session 5:30pm-7pm, 2nd session 7pm-8:30pm
      Venue: The Great Hall, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
      Cost  : $30 per person (including two different kinds of tea and sweets)

    < Booking & Inquires >
    Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association Inc.

    Please write “Tea ticket booking” in the subject line, and clearly state
    your name, contact number, the number of tickets you want to purchase,
    and which session you would like to attend.

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