The annual Spring Gala Dinner hosted by AJSV, JCCI and JSM was held on Friday 20th October at The River Room, Crown Towers Melbourne, attended by His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Guest Speaker Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga and his wife, together with government dignitaries, and valued guests including many from the corporate and business community. The event this year reached record number of guests close to 250, whom enjoyed captivating speeches from both the Ambassador and Consul-General together with a special Spotlight performance from the traditional Japanese musical instruments of Koto and Shakuhachi flute.
We would like to thank the sponsors to this event – Gold Sponsor Bega Cheese, and Silver Sponsors Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Mitsubishi Australia, Mitsui & Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. A raffle was held of which 1st prize was kindly donated by Japan Airlines – one return Premium Economy class flight from Melbourne to Tokyo. Thank you to all who purchased tickets in the special raffle of which the proceeds will assist the AJSV in providing grass roots events and activities for the Japan-Australia community.
Raffle Results as below
1st: JAL Flight
Mr Noriyuki Imai
2nd: $750 Crown Gift Card
Mrs Katerina Kasmski
3rd: $500 Crown Gift Card
Mr Kazuhiro Murakami
4th: Framed Photograph titled “Drifting Away” by Craig Davison
Mr Tatsuhiko Aoki
Date and venue of 2018 Spring Gala Dinner to be announced shortly.