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October Social

04 Oct 2021 11:00 AM | Australia Japan Business Council of Victoria (Administrator)


Membership Promotions


What's On

  1. The World of Mizuhiki

  2. Kintsugi live streaming workshop at home

  3. Traditional Meanings of Colours in Japanese Culture

  4. Language exchange free event at “Ohanasi-Kagawa”

  5. Surprising things you can make in a rice cooker

Extra Articles

  • October in INREKI:"Kannazuki"

  • Seeking symbols: Treasured animals in Japan

*Please click here to read the October Newsletter. 

Quality Japanese food products to you at home: Jimoto Foods offering 15% off! 

Jimoto Foods is an Australian company working with the finest artisan producers in Japan and primo local Australian farmers to create a range of artisanal pantry items that celebrate the delights of Japan.

“Our goal? To elevate your home cooking with the versatility, simplicity and unique flavours of Japan. Whether you marinate, drizzle, or dip into our sauces, Jimoto Foods will unconventionally wake up any dish.”

All sauces, dressings and marinades are handmade, offering you an authentic experience, that is affordable.

Enjoy browsing their range of high quality products, and insert the discount code "AJSV" upon checkout on their website for a 15 % off your entire order.

* Offer valid until the 15th of October 2021.

Sakura viewing:  Banksia Park Cherry Grove

Spring has come and that means Sakura time!

In February 1980 the Japanese Government donated 100 flowering cherry trees to the people of Victoria to mark the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Mr Masayoshi Ohira. Having fought disease, drought and relocation in their 40-year life, the trees are now being maintained and cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers, The Cherry Friends and Parks Victoria rangers.

Since 2018, the Cherry Friends has hosted a visiting arborist from Japan to conduct a pruning masterclass with Parks Victoria rangers and volunteers. This labour of love is celebrated at our annual ‘Sakura’ (cherry blossom) Picnic Day.

The Sakura Picnic Day in Banksia Park has been supported by AJSV and the Japanese Society of Melbourne since 2015, to celebrate spring and promote the multi-cultural face of Melbourne. Unfortunately, there is no event happening this year due to public health measures but that hasn’t stopped the trees from blooming. BYO picnic and go visit Banksia Park if possible to view beautiful cherry trees this month! ( *Please check with the park the best blooming time. )

2022 Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme

The JET Programme aims to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other nations, foster international exchange at the local level and enhance foreign language education in Japan

Information Sessions

Saturday 2 October 2021, 12-1pm/ Monday 4 October 2021, 12-1pm/ Wednesday 6 October 2021, 5-6pm

Friday 8 October 2021, 12-1pm/ Sunday 10 October 2021, 12-1pm/ Tuesday 12 October, 5-6pm

Registration essential. Please send your full name and email address to meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp, indicating your preferred session.

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