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  • 13 Apr 2011 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Volunteer Members of Melbourne’s Chado Urasenke Tankokai invite you to share a bowl of green tea and a traditional Japanese sweet at the new gallery premises: “We, those who have been studying Chado, one of the beautiful Japanese arts, are eager to help our friends in Japan who suffered by this unbelievable disaster to rebuild their community. Now, we cordially invite you to visit our Tea Demonstrations, where we will serve the traditional Japanese sweets and bowls of green powdered Tea”

    Tea and Sweet $10.00
    For the adventurous in art and the generous in spirit:
    Tea in an ‘Art Bowl’: $15-20.00

    Lesley Kehoe Galleries
    Ground Floor 101 Collins Street Melbourne
    Thursday & Friday 14 and 15 of April
    Anytime between 12 – 4.00 pm.

    All funds raised go to the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Tohoku Earthquake Appeal Account.

  • 06 Apr 2011 2:38 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    How many times have you been to a Japanese restaurant, read the sake menu and thought, “it’s all too hard, just bring me the hot sake”!?

    Learn the difference between Junmai and Nama, Ginjo and Honjozo as sake connoisseur Trevor Fleming takes you on a journey into the world of Nihonshu. Sample six different sake products, nibble on delicious Japanese inspired bites and take home your very own cup.

    Limited to only 30 places, this event will sell out so be quick to secure your seat.

    ‘Sake - A Dilettante’s Journey’ by Lesley Kehoe Galleries will be available at the special price of $22 on the night (normally $30)


    Cost – AJSV Members $40, Non-Members $50

    For bookings please call 9642 2125, fax 03 9642 2129 or email: office@ajsvictoria.org.au or trevor@kehoe.com.au

     
    Date: Wednesday 20 April,
    Time: 6pm – 8pm
    Place: Lesley Kehoe Galleries
    Ground Floor, 101 Collins

    RSVP – April 18th 2011.  No tickets sales at the door.

    Strictly no cancellations or refunds

  • 27 Mar 2011 10:20 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Helping friends and family after a traumatic or distressing event can be
    difficult, but you can help. It's always a good idea to ask the person how
    you can best support them through the trauma. Listening, talking and
    practical help are all important ways to help.

    See the following fact sheets provided by the Better Health Channel and the
    Department of Human Services for further advice and information in Japanese
    and English:

    Trauma - helping loved ones
    www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Trauma_helping_loved_ones?open

    Trauma - after effects
    www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Trauma_after_effects?Open

  • 26 Mar 2011 8:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    George and Noriko are doing a fundraising gig to help Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Originally the gig was for our birthdays but after seeing and hearing about the devastation occurring in our country we decided to change it to a charity event.

    Date: 26.03.2011
    Time: 8:30pm-11:30pm
    Location: Union Hotel Brunswick 109 Union St
    Ticket: Free entry but please donate to support Japan.

    Donate to: "We personally will be donating the fee we get from the Union Hotel and all sales from cds that night to the Red Cross. We will also be collecting from any guests that wish to make a donation and that also will be sent to the Red Cross".

  • 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
    <
    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.

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