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  • 31 May 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    World music Choir and Shakuhachi Ensemble



    Date and Time: Friday 31 May, 6 pm- 8 pm

    VenueMelba Hall Gate 13 Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3010  

    Cost: Free

    Each semester, students from across the University of Melbourne learn to perform traditional and popular music from around the world. This evening, Dr Joseph Jordania leads a choir of 200 students in singing traditional and contemporary songs from China, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Adam Simmons then leads a choir of over 50 shakuhachi students in performing traditional and contemporary Japanese flute pieces.

    Fore more information, please click HERE


  • 19 May 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Box Hill Japan Festival 2019


    Date and Time: Sunday 19th May 2019   10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM

    Venue: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

    Entry Fee

    Ages 12 & more: $5,  Ages 6-11: $3

    Free Entry

        Children up to 5 years old

        Disabled persons (+ 1 carer)

        Pensioners Card Holders

        Seniors Card Holders

        Persons dressed in Kimono or Yukata

        Persons dressed in full Cosplay Costumes

    Performances

    Japanese Taiko Drumming, Traditional Dance, Karate, Shamisen, Choir, Karaoke Show, etc.

    Exhibits

    Ikebana, Bonsai, Bullet Train (Shinkansen) Model Railway, etc.

    Demonstrations

    Tea Ceremony, Shogi Japanese chess, Origami, Ground Golf, Tennis, etc.

    About 110 Stalls expected

    Takoyaki, Yakitori, Japanese Sweets, Tea, Japanese Toys, Ceramics, Books, Craft, Kimono, Yoyo game, and lots more


  • 10 May 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    AJSV Scholarship Program 2019


    AJSV is again offering Victorian secondary school students in years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to participate in an established exchange program funded by a scholarship from generous sponsors. Nine years ago, a decision was made to work with schools offering Japanese as a second language to enable their own students to participate in an exchange program wholly organised by the school. Following the success of a pilot scheme in 2010 and similar initiatives since then, the Society is pleased to provide the same scholarship opportunity in 2019 for eligible students to partake in a memorable experience in Japan during the financial year of the 2019-2020.

    Members of the Society are kindly invited to speak to eligible students and parents/guardians about the scholarship program so that they may submit applications to the society by the closing date, Friday 10/05/2019. Please advise them to consult the list of eligibility criteria and application procedures before submitting the application form.

    Please go to our website to obtain the list of eligibility criteria and application procedures and the application form.


  • 02 May 2019 10:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Mustang Jerx (Japan) + More at The Vineyard!


    Date and Time: Thursday 2 May 10 pm- 1 am

    Venue: The Vineyard 71A Acland St, St Kilda

    Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording “Easter Monday” which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.

    For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their unique brand of house rocking, foot stomping, rip roaring punk playing alongside Japanese legends Guitar Wolf, Electric Eel Shock, Jet Boys, King Brothers, The Neat Beats and Aussie icons Deniz Tek.

    Fore more information, please click HERE

  • 29 Apr 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    International Jazz Day


    On 29 and 30 April, a wide range of jazz performances, education programmes and community service initiatives will be presented in partnership with the Melbourne Conservatorium, featuring more than a dozen celebrated jazz masters. The events on International Jazz Day itself (30 April) will culminate in an All-Star Global Concert at the Melbourne Arts Centre’s renowned Hamer Hall.  It will be webcast via YouTube, Facebook, the United Nations and UNESCO to millions of viewers worldwide. Performers include Japanese Jazz musician Eijiro Nakagawa.

    For more information, please click HERE


  • 27 Apr 2019 12:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japanese Tea Workshop 

    Japanese Tea Flight

    A virtual tea trip to Japan! In this Japanese Tea Flight session, you'll see, smell authentic Japanese teas and, of course, taste them. Most of the teas that are introduced in this session are directly sourced from the tea producers and were brought in with their unique stories. We selected teas for our tea flight based on the uniqueness, accessibility and popularity in Japan.  Cost: $36.31 Booking  

    Date and Time: Sat., 27 April 2019 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm 

    Venue:  Camberwell Library 340 Camberwell Road  Camberwell, VIC 3124


  • 17 Apr 2019 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Frozen Heat: The Music of Dai Fujikura  


    Date and Time: Wed 17 April 7:30pm-9pm

    Venue: Hanson Dyer Hall, Level 3 The Ian Potter Southbank Centre 43 Sturt St Southbank

    Ensemble Three (Ken Murray guitar, Joel Brennan trumpet, Don Immel trombone)

    As one of the leading voices of his generation, Japanese-born Dai Fujikura's music has been performed by a host of leading ensembles and soloists all around the world. This program features a brand new work written for the Conservatorium's very own Ensemble Three, as well as works for percussion and mixed ensemble. It is our great honour to have Mr Fujikura join us for this performance and a post-concert Q&A.  

    The Performance Bar on Level 3 in the foyer of the Hanson Dyer Hall will be open 30 minutes prior to the performance time and during intermission. A selection of beer, wine, sparkling, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. 


  • 12 Apr 2019 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Just a Little Bit Oshare - Sake & Cheese Tasting by JETAA


    Many of us have been to wine tastings, tried beer flights, and have dabbled in some other spirits courses, but have you experienced Sake and cheese pairings?

    Cheese and sake share one important flavour profile: Umami. Described as a pleasant, comforting savoury sensation. Milk the Cow pairs a selection of Japanese sakes with cheeses and let them ignite each other’s flavours- while cheesemongers talk through each and every pairing.

    Date and Time: Friday 12 April 6:30 pm -8:30 pm 

    Venue: Milk the Cow 323 Lygon st, Carlton  

    Cost: $30  Booking

    Each ticket buys the attendee a carefully curated Sake & cheese flight. Additional drinks and cheese will be available for purchase at bar prices, please email any additional dietary requirements to maia.jetaa@gmail.com


  • 09 Apr 2019 10:30 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Kids Japanese Paper Cutting Art Workshop


    Calling all crafty kids! Spice up your school holidays with one of these fun workshops learning a new art all the way from Japan. These workshops are designed for kids under 10, we use safety scissors and you will create some Japanese themed paper art works. We do request an adult stay with their children please, and adults can do some artwork too if they like. Please purchase tickets for each child/adult participating. 

    Date and Time: Tue 9 April  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    VenueMalvern Artists Society 1297-1299 High Street Malvern, VIC 3144  Booking


  • 01 Apr 2019 9:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Art of Japanese Archery 


    Date and Time: Monday 1 April - Friday 31 May 2019(9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm)

    VenueEntrance hall, Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne (Level 25, 570 Bourke St)

    Cost: Free

    This exhibition is about kyudo,  the Japanese martial art of archery presented by the Melbourne Kyudo Kai. It showcases the historical and cultural importance of this Japanese art through beautifully captured images of Kyudo, its equipment, and a harmonious collaboration with the art of Japanese calligraphy.  

    This exhibition is supported by the Tokyo based Kyudo photographer, Mr Koji Okuno as well as the Melbourne based Calligrapher, Ms Junko Azukawa


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