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  • 26 Mar 2011 3:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    JAPANESE music, film and culture will take over Fed Square on March 26 in a bid to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami survivors. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association will host Anime in the Arvo, from 3pm. Entertainment will include Japanese taiko drumming, local musicians, cosplay, anime cartoonists and a film showing courtesy of the Melbourne International Film Festival at 5pm.

    When: 26 March
    Where: Fed Square
    Website:
    http://www.melbourne.jetalumni.org

  • 24 Mar 2011 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    From the japan in Melbourne website - www.japaninmelbourne.com.au

    In light of the recent 2011 Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster, the Melbourne University Japanese Club will be holding a fundraising drive to assist the displaced quake and tsunami victims from the 15th March 2011 to the 29th March 2011 within the University of Melbourne. Due to facilitating limitations, the fundraising campaign will only run in conjunction with our main events (with the exception of 18th March) during these times. for more info click here

    Date/ Time/Event/Venue:
    24/03 8 pm onwards Nomikai - The Queensberry Hotel
    29/03 1-2 pm Uni Fundraising BBQ ($5pp entry) BBQ outside Sidney Myer Asia Centre

  • 04 Mar 2011 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY PRESENTS

    Les Frères – Piano duo from Japan

    1 piano, 4 hands. Watch the piano come alive!

    Brothers Moriya and Keito Saito, together as Les Frères, have been shaking it up with their funky beats and boogie rhythms. The Japanese duo debuts in Australia this March on a national tour.

     

    8pm, Friday 4 March 2011 – BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

    BOOK NOW!

    Tickets on sale now ($35)

    from http://www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/11-lesfreres/index.html

                                                                                              

  • 16 Jan 2011 12:43 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Exhibitions and talks at RMIT Gallery (in Storey Hall, RMIT University)
    - all from 21 January to 19 March.
    Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 11-5; Sat 12-5
    For more details:
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery

    *1. Revolutionising Anime*
    RMIT Gallery reveals secrets of manga and anime
    <
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=n9784by2cj0u1>
    RMIT Gallery invites visitors to go behind the scenes of the final
    "polished" anime objects in the summer exhibition Revolutionising Anime:
    Production I. G's pursuit of ultra-realistic fantasy.

    *Japanese animation: pre-production and design*
    *Dr Christopher Baker*, RMIT University
    12-1pm Wed 16 March

    *2. China and Revolution: History, parody and memory in contemporary art
    *Revolutionary Chinese Art comes to RMIT Gallery
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    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9n9w8ea1nr0s1>
    The relationship between the political poster art of the Great
    Proletarian Cultural Revolution and its impact on contemporary Chinese
    art will be explored in an upcoming exhibition at RMIT Gallery.

    *The fate of a painting and artists in the Cultural Revolution*
    Chinese-Australian painter *Shen Jiawei* from Sydney, in conversation
    with guest curator Dr Stephanie Hemelryk Donald.
    12-1pm Fri 21 January

    *3. JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters*
    Hello Kitty! Japanese characters come to life at RMIT Gallery
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    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g39oc9q34xte>
    Do you remember Astro Boy? Have you ever owned anything emblazoned with
    Hello Kitty? Have you -- or any person you know -- become addicted to
    the iconic Pokemon?

    *Sexual Robots and Plastic Humans in Anime*
    *Philip Brophy*, expert on Japanese animation
    12-1pm Wed 16 February

    *Encounters with Japanese popular culture*
    *Carolyne Sevens*, University of Melbourne
    12-1pm Wed 9 March

  • 22 Dec 2010 10:57 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces’ home game on Thursday 23 December has been declared Japanese Night, to mark the occasion of The Emperor’s Birthday national holiday.

    It’s the last chance Melburnians will have to view the Giants players in action during this inaugural season, as superstar Yoshiyuki Kamei and pitchers Masumi Hoshino, Norihito Kaneto and Junpei Ono, infielder Takahiro Ijuin and outfielder Itaru Hashimoto and their coaching staff return to Tokyo to prepare for their own season.

    “It’s been an absolute privilege to have had the Japanese players join our team this season,” said General Manager Windsor Knox. “They’re incredibly talented and have brought with them an outstanding work ethic that’s helped to raise the bar for our entire team. We’ll miss them after Christmas, but we’re still planning on finishing our season on a high.”

    The Aces will take on the Brisbane Bandits, who will also be farewelling their Japanese players, to complete the last ABL game before Christmas. Following a disappointing start to the series last night, the Bandits will be out to provide a winning departure to their four Japanese imports, with Shuhei Fukuda, Akira Nakamura, Hiroki Yamada and Reo Chikada all returning to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks after this series following successful stints down under.

    As well being able to take in a world-class game of baseball, spectators at the event will enjoy a host of Japanese-themed activities including .Taiko Drumming, a sushi-eating competition and a not to-be-missed Sumo Suit race where the victor will win themselves a brand new TV.

    Plenty of good seats are still available, and the game represents outstanding family entertainment value with tickets priced at $10.00 for adults and just $5 for children under the age of 16.

     

    The game will be played on Thursday 23 December starting at 7.00pm, with gates opening at 5.30pm.
  • 22 Dec 2010 10:36 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces’ home game on Thursday 23 December has been declared Japanese Night, to mark the occasion of The Emperor’s Birthday national holiday.

    It’s the last chance Melburnians will have to view the Giants players in action during this inaugural season, as superstarYoshiyuki Kamei and pitchers Masumi Hoshino, Norihito Kaneto and Junpei Ono, infielder Takahiro Ijuin and outfielder Itaru Hashimoto and their coaching staff return to Tokyo to prepare for their own season.

    “It’s been an absolute privilege to have had the Japanese players join our team this season,” said General Manager Windsor Knox. “They’re incredibly talented and have brought with them an outstanding work ethic that’s helped to raise the bar for our entire team. We’ll miss them after Christmas, but we’re still planning on finishing our season on a high.”

    The Aces will take on the Brisbane Bandits, who will also be farewelling their Japanese players, to complete the last ABL game before Christmas. Following a disappointing start to the series last night, the Bandits will be out to provide a winning departure to their four Japanese imports, with Shuhei Fukuda, Akira Nakamura, Hiroki Yamada and Reo Chikada all returning to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks after this series following successful stints down under.

    As well being able to take in a world-class game of baseball, spectators at the event will enjoy a host of Japanese-themed activities including .Taiko Drumming, a sushi-eating competition and a not to-be-missed Sumo Suit race where the victor will win themselves a brand new TV.

    Plenty of good seats are still available, and the game represents outstanding family entertainment value with tickets priced at $10.00 for adults and just $5 for children under the age of 16.
    The game will be played on Thursday 23 December starting at 7.00pm, with gates opening at 5.30pm.

  • 22 Nov 2010 5:38 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces Professional Baseball team are getting ready to take off at their first home game of the season on Friday 26 November 2010 at their home ground, the Melbourne Showgrounds Main Arena.

    As you may already know, the popular Japanese baseball team Tokyo Giants and the Melbourne Aces have aligned their baseball programs and the Aces are hosting the Giant's four players and two coaches with additional two players and two coaches joining on November 24th 2010. All total the Aces will have ten representatives from the Tokyo Giants playing with them.

    The Aces arranged for AJSV to be a part of their opening night November 26th at 7:00PM. They can provide a special rate of $8 per ticket ($5 for 7-14 child, free for U6) for the night. Please mention that you are from AJSV at the door to purchase the tickets at this special rate (no booking needed). For more info, please call the ACES on 03 9376 6754 or visit their website www.melbourneaces.com.au .
  • 18 Nov 2010 10:37 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Japanese Studies Centre notes with regret the death of Professor Harold (Hal) Bolitho, who was an Associate Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at Monash University in the 1970s and early 1980s and a Board Member of the Centre for several years.  He played a significant role in the development of Japanese Studies in Australia during that time, and is fondly remembered by former colleagues and students. He moved to  the United States in 1985 to take up a chair in Japanese History at  Harvard. His books included Treasures Among Men: The Fudai Daimyo in Tokugawa Japan (Yale UP, 1974), Meiji Japan (Cambridge UP, 1977) and  Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan (Yale UP, 2003).  The Japanese Studies Centre extends its sympathy to his family.

    A memorial service for Professor Bolitho will be held at 4:00 p.m. on  Monday 22 November 2010 at Trinity College Chapel, University of  Melbourne.

    Robyn Spence-Brown
    Acting Director, JSC


  • 04 Nov 2010 1:44 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The City Library in Flinders Lane have several Japanese language magazines available for borrowing (Kateigaho, Orange Page, Shonen Jump, Men's Non-no, Kera, Ribon, Sweet, etc).

    From March 2011, they are planning to offer Japanese language books, CDs, and DVDs in addition to the magazines above.

    Pleaase visit the following link for more details

    http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/MelbourneLibraryService/Pages/MelbourneLibraryService.aspx

  • 04 Nov 2010 1:32 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    High School Senior Division

    Prize

    Name

    Speech Title

    1st

    Hing Yan Choy (NSW)

    What I Saw From Computer Games

    ゲームから見えた世界

    2nd

    Sean Fitzgerald (WA)

    The Power of Words

    言葉の力

    3rd

    Taeho Jung (SA)

    Wabi and Sabi

    わびとさび

    Open Beginner Division

    1st

    Vincent Law (VIC)

    Culture Differences

    文化の違い

    2nd

    Nan Zhang (NSW)

    The Old Lady Next Door

    隣のおばあちゃん

    3rd

    Chloe Kim (QLD)

    Working in a Japanese Restaurant in

    Australia

    オーストラリアの日本レストランで働くこと

    Background Speakers Division

    1st

    Mai Go (VIC)

    Prisoners in a Foreign Country

    異国の捕虜たち

    2nd

    Lisa Jiang (NSW)

    Things We Shouldn’t Forget

    忘れてはいけない事

    Open Division

    1st

    Daniel Curtis (NSW)

    The Gaijin at Home

    帰って来ても外人?

    2nd

    Katrina Filippidis (VIC)

    The Little Things

    小さいこと

    3rd

    Xichao Yu

    My Dream

    私の夢

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