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  • 07 Dec 2019 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Bōnenkai (忘年会), or "forget the year party" is a chance for us to end the year right! This year we're holding a Bingo Bonnenkai at Chotto Motto, Collingwood!

    Our very own Daisy Lucas will host a Bingo while we chow down on some gyoza goodness. So, bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and BINGO! to bring in good luck for the coming year.

    Date and Time: Sat., 7 December 2019  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Venue: Chotto Motto 287 Wellington Street Collingwood, VIC 3066

    To ensure we order enough food for everyone and your RSVP, please purchase your tickets via our Event Bright page.

    Ticket includes Bingo, gyoza and a variety of Japanese nibbles. Drinks are available for purchase at bar prices.

  • 03 Dec 2019 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Tue., 3 December 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Venue: Cork & Canvas 206 Clarendon Street South Melbourne, Vic 3205

    Have fun creating your very own masterpiece painting with acrylic on a 40x50cm canvas without ever having painted before!

    Our artists paint along with you demonstrating step-by-step from start-to-end how to paint the featured artwork while you enjoy the relaxing experience, sipping on a glass of your favourite beverage and socialising with friends.

    It’s all about Fun Art, not Fine Art!  Click HERE  for more information

  • 01 Dec 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sunday 1 December 2019  12 pm  - 4 pm

    Venue: Glen Eira City Hall - Glen Eira Road Caulfield

    In association with the City of Glen Eira, the Rotary Club of Glen Eira is organising a special "Japanese Cultural Day" for Melbournians to experience traditional Japanese culture.

    Please click HERE  for more information

  • 28 Nov 2019 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019 6:30 pm-


    Come and enjoy 5 irresistible courses showcasing Wagyu prepared in different styles - sashimi, skewers, bincho grilled and sushi. Each course will be paired with a variety of Nikka Whiskies served in a range of different ways. Whisky expert and Nikka ambassador Kevin Griffin will also be on deck to explain the intricacies of each pairing.

  • 22 Nov 2019 10:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Fri., 22/11/2019, 10:00 pm – Sat., 23/11/2019, 7:00 am

    Venue: Sub Club Melbourne Flinders Court Melbourne

    Japanese techno-wizard Wata Igarashi's return in Melbourne! 

    Translate and Charades join forces to take you on a deep-listening journey headlined by Japanese techno maestro, Wata Igarashi in an immersive visual and sound basement Sub Club.



    Wata Igarashi has quickly emerged as one of Japan’s leading DJs and

    producers. He has been exploring the deeper side of techno through

    well-received EPs on Midgar, The Bunker NY, and DJ Nobu’s Bitta label,

    as well as standout tracks on compilations on Semantica and Time to Express. 

    Click HERE for more information 

  • 21 Nov 2019 9:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Japanese Film Festival is coming to Melbourne from 21 November - 1 December!

    See a new perspective and experience the multifaceted landscape of Japanese cinema at #JFFAU2019.

    Full program out now: http://bit.ly/2MSQf2Y 

  • 15 Nov 2019 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The First and Ever solo concert, Mai Fujisawa performs beloved songs from Studio Ghibli’s renowned films including prominent ‘Reprise’ from movie Spirited Away, ‘Ponyo’ from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and ‘Carrying You’ from Castle in The Sky.

    Date and Time: Friday 15 November 2019, 7:30pm –

    Venue: Robert Blackwood Hall 49 Scenic Boulevard, Monash Uni, Clayton

    Fore more information, please click HERE

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

    Date and Time: Thursday, 14 November  10:30 am – 3:30 pm and

    Saturday, 16 November 10.30am – 3.30pm

    Venue: Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat 7 Lakeside Drive Hepburn, VIC 3461


    Rieko’s one-day workshop includes:

    Welcome tea

    Yoga and breath work

    Healthy Japanese lunch–including fermented pickles, fish and bone broth, and biodynamic brown rice. *

    Healthy eating tips from Rieko

    * Please note the workshop recipes include common allergens such as soy, sesame and seafood.


    Accommodation is available for workshop participants on Friday 15th and Saturday 17th.

    For accommodation enquiries please phone Catherine Defina at Shizuka Ryokan on 5348 2030.

    AJSV members, please email events@ajsvictoria.org.au  for getting a 20 % off promo-code if you are interested in participating.  Tickets are sold until Friday 8 November! 

  • 02 Nov 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    A Free Exhibition From Japan’s Famous Art Collective is in Melbourne!

    In this exhibition four screen works will take over Tolarno Galleries. The motion of hundreds of thousands of digital particles are simulated and then projected as cascades of shimmering luminescence, but to a viewer the effect is that of floating in a wave made of light. Rivers and sunbeams, a human hand applying ink to paper, the natural passing of time—these are the subjects that propel forward these pioneers of tomorrow.

    The typical response to a teamLab experience is speechlessness, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with leading gallery Tolarno, in association with Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, to offer you the chance to lose your words—and perhaps to lose yourself—in the work of these visionaries.

    Date:  Saturday, 5 October until Saturday, 2 November 2019
    Venue: Tolarno Galleries, Level 4/104 Exhibition St For more info, 
    click here.

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