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  • 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.

  • 01 Mar 2013 10:51 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    ABC Radio are running a series of interviews with inspirational Asian women, including Matsumoto Tomiko, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. 

    The interviews will be published on their website one per month from February 2013 to December 2013.  Matsumoto Tomiko's interview will become available in August.

  • 27 Feb 2013 5:43 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Partnering with Japan in the Asian Century - Melbourne seminar invitation

    JETRO Sydney invites you to attend the Partnering with Japan in the Asian Century seminar, being held in Melbourne on Wednesday, 27th February, 2013. JETRO is proudly co-sponsoring this event along with PwC, ANZ Bank and Austrade.

    Click HERE to obtain the PDF invitation for full details of the event, and contact information for enquiries.
    You can go directly to the Registration page here: http://www.jetro.go.jp/form5/pub/syd/2013
  • 18 Feb 2013 1:21 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Asian Law Centre would like to invite you to two Asian Legal Dialogues, which will be presented in Japanese.


    Ms Michiko Kametaka is a Court Clerk at the Yokohama District Court,  Japan .  She will speak on “The Role of Court Clerks in  Japan ” on Tuesday 19 February.  

    - Registrations can be made here.


    Judge Sachiyo Kitagawa is a Judge of the Fukuoka District Court,  Japan .  She will speak on “The Life of a Judge in  Japan ” on Thursday 21 February.  

    - Registrations can be made here.


    These seminars coincide with the Chuo Summer School, which will be hosted by the Asian Law Centre from 18 February to 1 March, 2013, so it will also be a good opportunity to meet students from  Japan .

  • 10 Feb 2013 1:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    JCCI Japanese Summer Festival

    February will see the return of the hugely popular Japanese Summer Festival,
    or Natsu Matsuri, at Docklands in Melbourne. This festival regularly
    attracts crowds of over 10,000 people and isn't to be missed! Organisers of
    the event expect that this year's festival will be just as popular as
    Melburnians join in celebrating Japanese culture and traditions.

    The AJSV will be manning a stall and selling 'dagashi' (traditional Japanese
    sweets) so why not come down on the day to join in the festivities!

    When: Sunday 10 February 2013; 1- 5pm
    Where: New Quay, Docklands, Melbourne
    Admission: FREE

    Click HERE to go to the website for further information.
  • 30 Nov 2012 12:24 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    To celebrate the recent transition of The Link to its electronic format we are searching for creative and inspiring Japan/Australia related photos that we can use for the banner at the top of the newsletter.

    Call for entries closes: 30 November 2012

    Click HERE for further details.

  • 23 Nov 2012 10:32 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    This year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the JSC Manga Library, the JSC is hosting a Manga Studies symposium, a multidisciplinary event that aims to attract scholars from a braod variety of areas of study.

    This symposium is free of charge, but advance registrationis required for catering purposes.

    Click HERE for further information.

  • 12 Oct 2012 3:53 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The AJSV/JCCI/JSM/AJBCC co-host 2012 Spring Gala Dinner on Friday 12 October at Crown Towers.

    Click HERE for further details.

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