Log in


A series of Events throughout the year provides AJSV members opportunity to network and engage with others active in the Australia-Japan relationship, in business, education, government and cultural exchange.

All upcoming Events & Programs


Formal briefings and business-specific seminars to broaden understanding of current developments. These events provide an environment where participants can openly discuss issues, insights and opportunities with representatives across business, government, and other stakeholders.



Informal networking events held quarterly among members and their guests, generally suited to executives and recent graduates keen to expand their understanding and reach in the Australia-Japan relationship. Konshinkai range from themed events for Business, the Arts and Entertainment, Education and Mentoring, to informal gatherings and light-hearted infotainment sessions around Japanese cuisine and sake appreciation. Konshinkai has helped a lot of people make new contacts and reconnect with past friends, and feedback from these sessions helps pave the way for future AJSV initiatives.



The annual Spring Gala Dinner is a prestigious highlight of the Australia-Japan events calendar in Melbourne. Each year this “black tie” function celebrates the strong relationship between Australia and Japan. Guests include leaders among the Australian and Japanese Business community, Government and Educational institutions, and many others committed to this vital regional partnership.


Cultural & Social

The AJSV partners with affiliated organisations for Japan themed events in Melbourne, including the annual Japan Festivals in the CBD and Box Hill, and the Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Picnic in Banksia Park.


Upcoming events

    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    Program Dates: August - November 2020

    Registrations open: 8 June 2020

    Registrations close: 31 July 2020

    Please note that priority will be given to AJSV Members. If you wish to sign up as a member please click here 

    Registrations for Mentees can be accessed here 

    Registrations for Mentors can be accessed here

    The 2020 AJSV Online Mentoring Program Terms of Reference can be located  here

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 2:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    Date and TimeSunday 8 November 11am – 3pm

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Sakura Picnic will not be able to take place in its current format. Instead, we are taking the event online.

    Our virtual platform will deliver a highly engaging and interactive experience whilst achieving all the original event objectives.

    The online event will feature;
    - Workshops and Demonstrations
    - Performances
    - Traditional Ceremonies
    - Stakeholder messages

    On Sunday 8 November, you can tune in to our Facebook Page to view and participant in the event. 

    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram and stay up to date with all the event details


Copyright © Australia-Japan Society of Victoria Inc. All rights reserved.  PO Box 2128, Forest Hill, VIC 3131  T: +61 3 9028 2001

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software