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February Social

07 Feb 2022 2:00 PM | Australia Japan Business Council of Victoria (Administrator)


Membership Promotions


What's On

1. Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2022

2. Grand Sumo Tournament

3.Japanese Film Festival Online 2022

4. Japanese Superfoods workshop

5. Secrets from Okinawan people to live a long, healthy life

Extra Articles

  • Nihon Dake? (Only in Japan?)

  • “Gotouchi- gourmet” – Local specialty in Japan

*Please click here to read the February Newsletter. 

Drive My Car– free double passes giveaway!

The Winner of The Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.

February 10 in Australian Cinemas:

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.

Thanks to Potential Films, AJSV members will have a chance to win a free double pass x 3!

To be in the draw to win the double pass, please send your full name to Events by email with "Drive My Car" as subject.

*Entries close at 12 pm, 8 February. Winner will be contacted by AJSV on the same day

Conferral Ceremony of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, to Mr Murray Sayers, AJSV former president

In December 2021, Consul-General Shimada presented the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, to Mr Murray Sayers, AJSV former president (2010-2015) for his significant contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture and the strengthening of friendly relations between Australia and Japan. Mr Sayers was joined by family and friends including the current president Ms Celeste Koravos for a reception followed by a dinner at the official residence.

AJSV would like to send the warmest congratulations on his achievement and appreciation for his dedicated time as AJSV president as well as a committee member over the years.

Year End Raffle event report

We would like to thank everyone who supported us by purchasing AJSV End of year raffle tickets.

Here are the lucky prize winners;


  • 1st Prize: Peninsula Hot Springs - R.C (Ticket Number: #24)
  • 2nd Prize: Peninsula Hot Springs- Y.K (Ticket Number: #45)
  • 3rd Prize: Sake Ichiban Prize Pack- K.S (Ticket Number: #53)
  • 4th Prize: Sake Ichiban Prize Pack - Y. K (Ticket Number: #47)
  • 5th Prize: Madman vouchers- A.B (Ticket Number: #9)

The above winners had been contacted by AJSV office after closing the draw.

All funds from the raffle will go to supporting the work of the AJSV in continuing our events throughout the year and bringing the Australian and Japanese community together.

Hope you have a healthy, wonderful year of 2022 and we look forward to sharing great events with you soon.


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