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  • 22 Feb 2020 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 29 February 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Venue:Sidney Myer Music Bowl


    Presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.

    Celebrate legendary composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with a huge performance of his music from the films of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli in an extraordinary concert event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, exclusive to Melbourne.

    Hisaishi will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and MSO Chorus through the magical scores and heart-stirring montages from renowned films by renowned director Hayao Miyazaki including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, which will play on a huge screen at the Bowl.

  • 31 Jan 2020 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time:  Fri., 31 January 2020 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Venue: The SUBSTATION 1 Market Street Newport, VIC 3015


    Since 1963, celebrated Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki has been creating aural events which have challenged and influenced countless artists in his wake. His guiding principles are those of ‘throwing’ and ‘following’ – from his earliest work in which he literally threw objects down Nagoya railway station’s stairs (and was subsequently dragged away by staff) to sophisticated, extended sessions in which echoes, resonance and the accidental gather to produce profound soundscapes. Suzuki's compositions are at once playfully irreverent and deeply meditative, provoking his listeners to reconsider their relationships with space and time. For Asia TOPA 2020, The SUBSTATION hosts a retrospective exhibition of work from across his vast career, as well as a series of performances, including his lauded duet work with fellow Japanese sound artist Aki Onda.

    Akio Suzuki is part of the SUBSONIC program curated for Asia TOPA by The SUBSTATION.

  • 13 Dec 2019 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The concert features the music from Studio Ghibli , Final Fantasy, Vocaloid, Disney and popular anime including Tokyo Ghoul, One Piece, Your Lie in April etc.

    The arrangement includes styles from CLASSICAL to JAZZ, including those from famous ACG pianist like Animenz and Marasy8. It will be not only presented with Piano Solo, also on TWO PIANOS.

    Date and Time: Friday 13 December 2019 at 7:00pm

    Venue: Methodist Ladies’ College - James Tatoulis Auditorium, 207 Barkers Rd, Kew , VIC 3101


  • 07 Dec 2019 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japanese drumming team based in Melbourne will hold annual students' concerts!

    Dates and Times:  Saturday 7 December at 6.30 pm, Sunday 8 December at 2 pm, 2019

    Venue: South Oakleigh College, Bakers Road, Oakleigh South, Christine Strachan Theatre

    Tickets: Advance Sale $22 (incl. seniors), $16.50 (under 16) by Friday 6th December


    Door sales: $25 (incl seniors), $20 (under 16)

    Enquiries: Toshi Sakamoto toshi@wadaikorindo.com

    Guest Performers: Ichimadin (Saturday), Noriko Tadano & Brandon Lee (Sunday)

  • 07 Dec 2019 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Bōnenkai (忘年会), or "forget the year party" is a chance for us to end the year right! This year we're holding a Bingo Bonnenkai at Chotto Motto, Collingwood!

    Our very own Daisy Lucas will host a Bingo while we chow down on some gyoza goodness. So, bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and BINGO! to bring in good luck for the coming year.

    Date and Time: Sat., 7 December 2019  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Venue: Chotto Motto 287 Wellington Street Collingwood, VIC 3066

    To ensure we order enough food for everyone and your RSVP, please purchase your tickets via our Event Bright page.

    Ticket includes Bingo, gyoza and a variety of Japanese nibbles. Drinks are available for purchase at bar prices.

  • 03 Dec 2019 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Tue., 3 December 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Venue: Cork & Canvas 206 Clarendon Street South Melbourne, Vic 3205

    Have fun creating your very own masterpiece painting with acrylic on a 40x50cm canvas without ever having painted before!

    Our artists paint along with you demonstrating step-by-step from start-to-end how to paint the featured artwork while you enjoy the relaxing experience, sipping on a glass of your favourite beverage and socialising with friends.

    It’s all about Fun Art, not Fine Art!  Click HERE  for more information

  • 01 Dec 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sunday 1 December 2019  12 pm  - 4 pm

    Venue: Glen Eira City Hall - Glen Eira Road Caulfield

    In association with the City of Glen Eira, the Rotary Club of Glen Eira is organising a special "Japanese Cultural Day" for Melbournians to experience traditional Japanese culture.

    Please click HERE  for more information

  • 28 Nov 2019 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019 6:30 pm-


    Come and enjoy 5 irresistible courses showcasing Wagyu prepared in different styles - sashimi, skewers, bincho grilled and sushi. Each course will be paired with a variety of Nikka Whiskies served in a range of different ways. Whisky expert and Nikka ambassador Kevin Griffin will also be on deck to explain the intricacies of each pairing.

  • 22 Nov 2019 10:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Fri., 22/11/2019, 10:00 pm – Sat., 23/11/2019, 7:00 am

    Venue: Sub Club Melbourne Flinders Court Melbourne

    Japanese techno-wizard Wata Igarashi's return in Melbourne! 

    Translate and Charades join forces to take you on a deep-listening journey headlined by Japanese techno maestro, Wata Igarashi in an immersive visual and sound basement Sub Club.



    Wata Igarashi has quickly emerged as one of Japan’s leading DJs and

    producers. He has been exploring the deeper side of techno through

    well-received EPs on Midgar, The Bunker NY, and DJ Nobu’s Bitta label,

    as well as standout tracks on compilations on Semantica and Time to Express. 

    Click HERE for more information 

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