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  • 26 Aug 2015 1:23 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Avoiding waste with the Japanese concept of 'mottainai'

    The idea of 'mottainai' - a Japanese approach to the concept of waste - could provide the west with a philosophical answer to environmental crises. 

    Please go to the ABC Radio National website to find out the Japanese concept of 'mottainai'

  • 25 Aug 2015 1:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japan-Victoria Business Forum

    Case studies and Practical Actions for Australian and Japanese Businesses

    The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Victorian Government kindly invited our members to attend their 'Japan-Victoria Business Forum' Seminar and networking event on Japan-Australia business opportunities and the offerings of regional Japan.

    The event will be broken into three sessions, beginning with presentations on Victoria and Japan's unique economic relationship. This will be followed by a breakout session that will divide attendees across three sectors;
    Food & Agriculture, The Life Science Industry and Tourism.

    Please click HERE to obtain further details in pdf format.
    Otherwise please go to the JETRO website for further details and registration.
  • 10 Aug 2015 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

    From 30 July – 16 August be moved and inspired at the Melbourne International Film Festival! Experience the festival buzz, immerse yourself in the year’s most extraordinary contemporary cinema, and revel in rarely seen repertoire. Look out for the Accent on Asia program, including 11 Japanese films. Tickets for #MIFF2015 go on sale 10 July.

    We have two double passes to see OUR LITTLE SISTER (Umimachi diary 海街diary) and tree double passes to see CHASUKE'S JOURNEY (Ten no Chasuke 天の茶助) for AJSV members. Please log in to Members Area to find out how to enter the competition.

    To check the program of Japanese films which are featured in this festival, please click HERE.


  • 08 Aug 2015 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Waverley Bonsai Group will host Bonsai Show 2015 on 8th and 9th August at Mount Waverley Community Centre and kindly offered the discounted entry coupon to our members.

    If you are AJSV member, please go to Members Area to obtain the discounted entry coupon, or contact us.

  • 06 Aug 2015 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Japan Program at Melbourne University is presenting a public screening of 'Fallout' at 6.15pm on 6 August at the Carillo Gantner Theatre in the Sidney Myer Asia Centre.

    The film, which is an Australian feature length documentary, recently screened in Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya on the invitation of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. Please see the flyer below for this event in Japan.  'Fallout' was winner of the ATOM (Australian Teachers Of Media) award for Best Documentary History, Social and Political Issues.

    The screening at Melbourne University, which is free and open to the general public, is being presented as a dedication to the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.  There will be a Q & A discussion that will follow after the screening.

    Please go to the Melbourne University website for registration.

  • 30 Jul 2015 2:25 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs has announced that this year's study tour will be to Japan.  Bookings are open until 30 July.

    Tour Date: 9-22 September 2015

    The tour will move from the pulsating metropolis of Tokyo, through the historic treasures of Kyoto, commercial Osaka and the solemn spaces of Hiroshima 70 years...

    Please go to the AIIAV website for further details and registration.

  • 29 Jul 2015 3:15 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally recognised test held each year world-wide. The 2015 test in Melbourne is administered for the Japan Foundation by RMIT University. The JLPT is open to people of all ages and the tests provide for assessment in different levels of Japanese language ability.
    The 2015 JLPT will be held in Victoria on the 6th of December.

    Please go to the JLPT website for further details.

  • 08 Jul 2015 2:47 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    SBS Radio is celebrating 40 years with an online competition and aiming to capture the mind and the mood of communities across Australia as individuals share their hopes, opinions and dreams for Australia in 40 years. 

    Please go to the SBS Radio website for further details.

    Also, check for updates on the SBS Japanese Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SBSJapanese  a forum for all Japanese speakers to connect and share!
  • 01 Jul 2015 12:11 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Tokyo International University (TIU) offers English Track Program (E-Track Program) in Business Economics and International Relations.

    1. All courses leading to your degree are in English.

    2. You can study Japanese in an intensive program.

    3. Benefit from TIU's partnership with a renowned university in the U.S.

    4. Generous Scholarship programs are available.

    5. You can acquire both B.A. and M.A. degrees in five years.

    For further details, please go to the TIU website.

  • 21 Jun 2015 2:20 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne International Animation Festival will be held between 21-28June and from Japan, Tama University will participate this event.

    Tuesday 23 June 2015: Tama University Showcase + Q&A

    For further details, please visit the MIAF website.

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