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  • 25 Sep 2019 6:45 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Wed., 25 September 2019 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

    Venue: The National Hotel, 344 Victoria Street Richmond, VIC 3121

    Let us guide you through the self-discovery journey of embracing the blank paper, pretty much like a hiker would go about climbing Mt. Fuji. You can pick your pace and stop whenever you feel like it to appreciate how far you’ve come. And once you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be so proud of your accomplishment!

    Come join us in this watercolour painting session and immortalise your version of the mystical vibe that surrounds the Fuji Mountain. Add a cherry blossom frame in style and your name in Japanese (optional)  

    In this two hour class, you’ll learn about the nature of watercolour paints, and acquire the skills to whip up an A4 watercolour masterpiece of your very own, which you’ll get to frame before going home.

    Go to the booking link

  • 19 Sep 2019 6:45 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Thursday 19 September 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

    Venue: The Castle Hotel( Nth Melb) 56 Courtney St, North Melbourne, 3051

    Although it is Autumn in Japan, we are celebrating the beginning of spring in Melbourne with the most famous and beautiful blossom of the cherries, this event will sell out so book in advance.We use a variety of paints (including acrylic and watercolour) and provide everything you will need. You don’t have to bring anything – just show up with your buddies or be ready to make some new pals, while having a blast! At the end of class, you’ll take home your own unique masterpiece. 

    Go to the booking link

  • 14 Sep 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Madman Anime Festival is a truly unique event that brings all things anime and Japanese culture to you! Featuring international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, and super exclusive anime events, Madman Anime Festival has something for every anime fan. Brought to you by Australia’s biggest name in anime, Madman Entertainment, together with Australia’s #1 anime streaming service AnimeLab. #MadFest

    Date and Time:

    Sat., 14/09/2019, 10:00 am –

    Sun., 15/09/2019, 5:00 pm AEST


    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

    Bays 8-13

    1 Convention Centre Pl

    South Wharf, VIC 3006


    Please refer to the full FAQ's on the Madman Anime Festival Website here: 

    MadFest FAQs

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the festival?

    • Under 10s Enter Free with an Adult
      Children aged 10 years and under can be admitted free of charge with paying adults. Valid for the general admission area only. If your child is mature or tall for their age please bring proof of age to show at the door. Any benefits derived from VIP tickets only apply to the purchaser of the VIP ticket. If you wish for your child to take part in the VIP experience they will need their own VIP ticket.
    • Under 13s Require a Guardian
      Kids under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (older siblings or cousins under the age of 18 years are not acceptable guardians). It is the responsibility of the legal parent or guardian to ensure their child is safe and supervised at all times.
    • Some Restrictions for Under 15s
      Some mature content (rated MA15+) may be displayed in some areas. Access restrictions may apply in these areas for attendees under the age of 15.

    What's the refund policy?

    All tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable. This means we are unable to process refunds on tickets. Tickets must be treated like cash, if they are lost or stolen we cannot issue a refund.

    Do you accept Carer’s Cards and Companion Cards?

    Yes. Carer’s with approved companion cards will be admitted free of charge with an equivalent ticket purchase. Carers must produce the relevant Carer's card when redeeming ticket. Please note, if you are the carer of one of our VIP ticket holders, you will only be given comparable access and are not applicable to receive VIP bags or autograph tokens.

    Premiere Screening Tickets

    Do I need to have a ticket to Madman Anime Festival in order to buy a ticket to the screening?
    No, you do not need to buy a Madman Anime Festival ticket. All screenings are open to everyone!

    Do I need to bring a printed ticket?
    Tickets will be scanned at the door so please either bring your printed ticket or show the QR code on your mobile phone.

    How can I buy a ticket on the day?
    If the session is not sold out you can buy tickets online or ask at the Ticket Office at Madman Anime Festival.

    Is there a break between screeings / Will we be required to vacate the cinema between screenings?
    All screenings will be emptied between sessions.


  • 31 Aug 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne Ikebana Festival

    Date and time: 31 August (11 am - 5 pm) & 1 September (10 am -5 pm) 

    Venue: Rosina, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne  Convent 

    The festival includes demonstrations, workshops, free exhibition & an ikebana performance with the Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne Recital Centre). This is a great opportunity to find out more about this popular Japanese art form. 


  • 29 Aug 2019 4:15 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    AJSV/AJBCC Business Briefing

    Allens, the AJSV and the AJBCC invite you to explore the challenges and hear tips for success from experienced business leaders.

    Date and Time: Thursday 29 August 2019 4:15 pm-

    Venue: Allens Level 37 101 Collins Street Melbourne

    RSVP by Thursday 22 August (limited seating) to

    Shoko Hosono on (03) 9613 8640 or email japanservices@allens.com.au

  • 24 Aug 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    GET READY for the 6th Animaga Expo, a convention that celebrates anime, manga, gaming, and Japanese culture. We have competitions, special guests, and more. Come join us for a weekend of fun that you won't forget!

    Date and Time: Sat, 24  – Sun, 25 Aug 10 am - 4 pm 

    VenueRoyal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053

  • 20 Aug 2019 4:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Please join our upcoming seminar which will introduce the basics of Australian legal practice and focus on some of main the differences between Australian and Japanese law.

    Mr. Geread Dooley, who has 12 years of experience as an Australian lawyer, will break down some of the Australian legal complexities and touch on key areas such as commercial contracts and director's duties.

    Date and Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019, 4 pm- 5:30 pm (registration open at 3:45 pm) reception to follow

    Venue: MinterEllison (Boardroom 1 & 2) Rialto Towers 525 Collins St, Melbourne

    Speaker: Mr Geread Dooley: Japanese Practice Leader, MinterEllison

                     Mr Ryohei Ikeda: Legal consultant, MinterEllison

    This seminar will be in English with summaries provided in Japanese. Please book via JCCI webiste by 13th August 

  • 16 Aug 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Hall of Dreams : Japanese Calligraphy by Dennis Kishere and

    Misshapen Chaos : Oil Paintings by Michael Griffeth” 16th and 17th August

     “Wind God Thunder God” by Dennis Kishere   


    Date and Time: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August 11 am- 4 pm 

    Venue: Malvern Artist Society Callery, 1297 High St Malvern VIC 3122 

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

    Tea ceremony is an embodied sensory experience that facilitates an openhearted, mindful exchange, connecting participants to their feelings, to each other, to the moment and the wider world.

    Date and Time: Saturday August 10 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Venue: KSR Gallery

    Ground Level Rialto Piazza

    525 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000

    Featuring Hannah Dupree (Storm in a Tea Cup).

    5-6 hours of continuous Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Gallery.

    A one on one ceremonial tea experience.

    Please arrive at any time during the scheduled hours.

  • 20 Jul 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 20th July, 6:00 pm

    Venue:  Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton

    Tickets: $25 online/ $30 at the door

    Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BCCWV

    The pieces are going to be unique and challenging, and there will be a big ensemble piece at the end!

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