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  • 07 Sep 2014 4:14 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Please check the website below for further details.


  • 02 Sep 2014 1:43 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The exhibition, 'Aftershocks" Experiences of japan's Great Earthquake' opened at the University of Melbourne and continues until March 2015.

    Noel Shaw Gallery, first floor, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

    The exhibition is a free program and is open daily to members of the public during Library opening hours.
    For further details see www.library.unimelb.edu.au/aftershocks

  • 20 Aug 2014 2:45 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The AFL International Cup is currently being conducted  and AFL Japan is in Melbourne.

    Please attend the match and cheer on the Japanese team, Samurais!

    Tuesday, August 19
    Men's Japan v China 1:30pm Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville
    Friday, August 22
    Men's Japan v Finland (Div 2) 9:00am Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Parkville

    Please go to the below website for further details.

    AFL International Cup Official site - Japan

    AFL International Cup Official site - Fixture

    AFL Japan Official site

  • 11 Aug 2014 2:46 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The next round of Hamer Scholarships to China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea will open from 11 August - 21 September 2014 for the early 2015 intake. The scholarships are targeted at Victorians seeking to further engagement, understanding and develop partnerships with key Asian countries. To date 130 Victorians have been awarded a Hamer Scholarship with a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and expertise. The scholarships are valued at (AUD) $10,000 each for China and Indonesia and (AUD) $15,000 each for Japan and Korea. Scholarship recipients spend at least five-six months in-country focussing on intensive language study, cultural immersion and building professional networks and partnerships.

    Please click HERE for further details.

  • 07 Mar 2014 2:40 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Applications are now open for the Australia Japan Foundation's Grant Program for projects commencing between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Grant applications can be submitted until Friday 4 April 1900 (AEST) or 1700 (Japan). The grants are intended to provide seed funding for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives of the Australia-Japan Foundation. 

    You can find detailed information and an online application form at the link below.

  • 01 Jul 2013 4:52 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    ABC reporter Mark Willacy was interviewed on ABC Radio National's breakfast program about his new book "Fukushima: Japane's Tsunami & The Inside Story of the Nuclear Meltdowns".

    The book will be available from 1 July 2013 for $32.99 at all good ABC Shops, and Mark will speak at the Australian embassy in Tokyo on 25 July 2013.

    When the interview is uploaded to the ABC's website, you will be able to find it here

  • 04 Jun 2013 3:40 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The School of Social and Political Sciences presents the first in its 2013 Seminar Series
    "Governing Financial Crisis in East Asia"

    Professor Ross Buckley, Associate Professor Hirokazu Miyazaki, Professor Annalise Riles, Professor Andrew Walter

    East Asia’s burgeoning importance within the global political economy requires greater understanding of the peculiarities of capitalist systems and their governance within the region. This discussion brings together some of the world’s leading experts on capitalism in East Asia, from the fields of Anthropology and Political Science to consider this, with a predominant focus on the prescient issue of governing financial crises in the region.

    Date: Tuesday 4 June 2013
    Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
    Where: Theatre 230, 234 Queensberry Street, The University of Melbourne PARKVILLE  VIC  3010

    To register and for further details visit:

  • 29 Apr 2013 2:12 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    In cooperation with the Malvern Artists' Society Gallery, the Sogetsu School of Ikebana is holding an exhibition of flower arrangements prepared by award-winning senior teachers and students of this subtle and beautiful Japanese art form.

    The Sogetsu School has also prepared a demonstration of Sogetsu Ikebana on Thursday 16 May at 1:30pm, which will be followed by tea/coffee and an opportunity for guests to join a discussion on ikebana.

    We encourage anybody with an interest in ikebana or Japanese culture to come along and enjoy the display.

    For further information, contact Mrs Elizabeth Angell on (03) 9817 6306

    When: 14 May to 19 May 

    Where: Malvern Artists' Society Gallery

  • 12 Mar 2013 11:35 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is coming out in Australia on March 21st, and the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria has five double passes to give away!

    To claim your pass, simply contact the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria with your name and postal address, along with your answer to this question:

                             Who forged the sword named ‘Juuchi Yosamu’ ?

    Call or email us with your answer.  It's not a raffle - the first five correct answers will win, so you'd better hurry!

    From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI tells a tale of love, honour and revenge amidst the fall of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan. The first 3D film to ever be shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the story centres on a poverty-stricken Samurai who discovers the fate of his son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance.

    Only at the Movies, MARCH 21

  • 04 Mar 2013 1:25 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    To commemorate 2 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people directly affected will visit Australia to share their stories of radiation and resilience and see where uranium is mined and exported to Japan.


    Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat Organisation, Tokyo, 
    Hasegawa Kenichi, a farmer from the Iitate Village, Fukushima, 
    Tomohiro Matsuoka, Japanese for Peace, Melbourne

    For information on venues and times, please check the Events section of the AJSV website.

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