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  • 04 Mar 2011 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY PRESENTS

    Les Frères – Piano duo from Japan

    1 piano, 4 hands. Watch the piano come alive!

    Brothers Moriya and Keito Saito, together as Les Frères, have been shaking it up with their funky beats and boogie rhythms. The Japanese duo debuts in Australia this March on a national tour.

     

    8pm, Friday 4 March 2011 – BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

    BOOK NOW!

    Tickets on sale now ($35)

    from http://www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/11-lesfreres/index.html

                                                                                              

  • 16 Jan 2011 12:43 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Exhibitions and talks at RMIT Gallery (in Storey Hall, RMIT University)
    - all from 21 January to 19 March.
    Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 11-5; Sat 12-5
    For more details:
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery

    *1. Revolutionising Anime*
    RMIT Gallery reveals secrets of manga and anime
    <
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=n9784by2cj0u1>
    RMIT Gallery invites visitors to go behind the scenes of the final
    "polished" anime objects in the summer exhibition Revolutionising Anime:
    Production I. G's pursuit of ultra-realistic fantasy.

    *Japanese animation: pre-production and design*
    *Dr Christopher Baker*, RMIT University
    12-1pm Wed 16 March

    *2. China and Revolution: History, parody and memory in contemporary art
    *Revolutionary Chinese Art comes to RMIT Gallery
    <
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9n9w8ea1nr0s1>
    The relationship between the political poster art of the Great
    Proletarian Cultural Revolution and its impact on contemporary Chinese
    art will be explored in an upcoming exhibition at RMIT Gallery.

    *The fate of a painting and artists in the Cultural Revolution*
    Chinese-Australian painter *Shen Jiawei* from Sydney, in conversation
    with guest curator Dr Stephanie Hemelryk Donald.
    12-1pm Fri 21 January

    *3. JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters*
    Hello Kitty! Japanese characters come to life at RMIT Gallery
    <
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g39oc9q34xte>
    Do you remember Astro Boy? Have you ever owned anything emblazoned with
    Hello Kitty? Have you -- or any person you know -- become addicted to
    the iconic Pokemon?

    *Sexual Robots and Plastic Humans in Anime*
    *Philip Brophy*, expert on Japanese animation
    12-1pm Wed 16 February

    *Encounters with Japanese popular culture*
    *Carolyne Sevens*, University of Melbourne
    12-1pm Wed 9 March

  • 22 Dec 2010 10:57 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces’ home game on Thursday 23 December has been declared Japanese Night, to mark the occasion of The Emperor’s Birthday national holiday.

    It’s the last chance Melburnians will have to view the Giants players in action during this inaugural season, as superstar Yoshiyuki Kamei and pitchers Masumi Hoshino, Norihito Kaneto and Junpei Ono, infielder Takahiro Ijuin and outfielder Itaru Hashimoto and their coaching staff return to Tokyo to prepare for their own season.

    “It’s been an absolute privilege to have had the Japanese players join our team this season,” said General Manager Windsor Knox. “They’re incredibly talented and have brought with them an outstanding work ethic that’s helped to raise the bar for our entire team. We’ll miss them after Christmas, but we’re still planning on finishing our season on a high.”

    The Aces will take on the Brisbane Bandits, who will also be farewelling their Japanese players, to complete the last ABL game before Christmas. Following a disappointing start to the series last night, the Bandits will be out to provide a winning departure to their four Japanese imports, with Shuhei Fukuda, Akira Nakamura, Hiroki Yamada and Reo Chikada all returning to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks after this series following successful stints down under.

    As well being able to take in a world-class game of baseball, spectators at the event will enjoy a host of Japanese-themed activities including .Taiko Drumming, a sushi-eating competition and a not to-be-missed Sumo Suit race where the victor will win themselves a brand new TV.

    Plenty of good seats are still available, and the game represents outstanding family entertainment value with tickets priced at $10.00 for adults and just $5 for children under the age of 16.

     

    The game will be played on Thursday 23 December starting at 7.00pm, with gates opening at 5.30pm.
  • 22 Dec 2010 10:36 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces’ home game on Thursday 23 December has been declared Japanese Night, to mark the occasion of The Emperor’s Birthday national holiday.

    It’s the last chance Melburnians will have to view the Giants players in action during this inaugural season, as superstarYoshiyuki Kamei and pitchers Masumi Hoshino, Norihito Kaneto and Junpei Ono, infielder Takahiro Ijuin and outfielder Itaru Hashimoto and their coaching staff return to Tokyo to prepare for their own season.

    “It’s been an absolute privilege to have had the Japanese players join our team this season,” said General Manager Windsor Knox. “They’re incredibly talented and have brought with them an outstanding work ethic that’s helped to raise the bar for our entire team. We’ll miss them after Christmas, but we’re still planning on finishing our season on a high.”

    The Aces will take on the Brisbane Bandits, who will also be farewelling their Japanese players, to complete the last ABL game before Christmas. Following a disappointing start to the series last night, the Bandits will be out to provide a winning departure to their four Japanese imports, with Shuhei Fukuda, Akira Nakamura, Hiroki Yamada and Reo Chikada all returning to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks after this series following successful stints down under.

    As well being able to take in a world-class game of baseball, spectators at the event will enjoy a host of Japanese-themed activities including .Taiko Drumming, a sushi-eating competition and a not to-be-missed Sumo Suit race where the victor will win themselves a brand new TV.

    Plenty of good seats are still available, and the game represents outstanding family entertainment value with tickets priced at $10.00 for adults and just $5 for children under the age of 16.
    The game will be played on Thursday 23 December starting at 7.00pm, with gates opening at 5.30pm.

  • 22 Nov 2010 5:38 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Melbourne Aces Professional Baseball team are getting ready to take off at their first home game of the season on Friday 26 November 2010 at their home ground, the Melbourne Showgrounds Main Arena.

    As you may already know, the popular Japanese baseball team Tokyo Giants and the Melbourne Aces have aligned their baseball programs and the Aces are hosting the Giant's four players and two coaches with additional two players and two coaches joining on November 24th 2010. All total the Aces will have ten representatives from the Tokyo Giants playing with them.

    The Aces arranged for AJSV to be a part of their opening night November 26th at 7:00PM. They can provide a special rate of $8 per ticket ($5 for 7-14 child, free for U6) for the night. Please mention that you are from AJSV at the door to purchase the tickets at this special rate (no booking needed). For more info, please call the ACES on 03 9376 6754 or visit their website www.melbourneaces.com.au .
  • 18 Nov 2010 10:37 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Japanese Studies Centre notes with regret the death of Professor Harold (Hal) Bolitho, who was an Associate Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at Monash University in the 1970s and early 1980s and a Board Member of the Centre for several years.  He played a significant role in the development of Japanese Studies in Australia during that time, and is fondly remembered by former colleagues and students. He moved to  the United States in 1985 to take up a chair in Japanese History at  Harvard. His books included Treasures Among Men: The Fudai Daimyo in Tokugawa Japan (Yale UP, 1974), Meiji Japan (Cambridge UP, 1977) and  Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan (Yale UP, 2003).  The Japanese Studies Centre extends its sympathy to his family.

    A memorial service for Professor Bolitho will be held at 4:00 p.m. on  Monday 22 November 2010 at Trinity College Chapel, University of  Melbourne.

    Robyn Spence-Brown
    Acting Director, JSC


  • 04 Nov 2010 1:44 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The City Library in Flinders Lane have several Japanese language magazines available for borrowing (Kateigaho, Orange Page, Shonen Jump, Men's Non-no, Kera, Ribon, Sweet, etc).

    From March 2011, they are planning to offer Japanese language books, CDs, and DVDs in addition to the magazines above.

    Pleaase visit the following link for more details

    http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/MelbourneLibraryService/Pages/MelbourneLibraryService.aspx

  • 04 Nov 2010 1:32 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    High School Senior Division

    Prize

    Name

    Speech Title

    1st

    Hing Yan Choy (NSW)

    What I Saw From Computer Games

    ゲームから見えた世界

    2nd

    Sean Fitzgerald (WA)

    The Power of Words

    言葉の力

    3rd

    Taeho Jung (SA)

    Wabi and Sabi

    わびとさび

    Open Beginner Division

    1st

    Vincent Law (VIC)

    Culture Differences

    文化の違い

    2nd

    Nan Zhang (NSW)

    The Old Lady Next Door

    隣のおばあちゃん

    3rd

    Chloe Kim (QLD)

    Working in a Japanese Restaurant in

    Australia

    オーストラリアの日本レストランで働くこと

    Background Speakers Division

    1st

    Mai Go (VIC)

    Prisoners in a Foreign Country

    異国の捕虜たち

    2nd

    Lisa Jiang (NSW)

    Things We Shouldn’t Forget

    忘れてはいけない事

    Open Division

    1st

    Daniel Curtis (NSW)

    The Gaijin at Home

    帰って来ても外人?

    2nd

    Katrina Filippidis (VIC)

    The Little Things

    小さいこと

    3rd

    Xichao Yu

    My Dream

    私の夢

  • 08 Sep 2010 9:22 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Latrobe City will hold its seventh annual Japanese day on Sunday, 17 October 2010. this important annual event has continued to grow in both scope and status, attracting many people from the Latrobe City area, Gippsland and Melbourne communities and is a significant event in the region.

    It’s a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to get together to enjoy Japan’s vibrant culture.

    Japanese Day this year will be particularly memorable as it coincides with the ten year anniversary of our sister city relationship and the Emerging Artists Program. A range of activities have been put in place around the event, with a number of dignitaries also attending.

    Should you require any further information, please contact Jie Liu, Latrobe City Council’s International Relations Officer on 03 5128 5624 or via email on Jie.Liu@latrobe.gov.vic.au.

    La Trobe City Event Calendar

  • 28 Aug 2010 9:02 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    41st Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest Victorian State Final 2010
    Sunday 5th September 2010
    Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sudney Myer Asia Centre,
    The University of Melbourne
    (The Reception immediatly after the Contest at Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room)

    As many as 64 applicants are on the list now;
    High School Seniour Division: 25
    Open Beginner Division: 13
    Background Speaker Division: 4
    Open Division: 22

    Now, please come and listen. Please bring your friends.
    Please arrive early.

    The Morning Session (High School Seniour Division): 9:00 - 12:20
    The Afternoon Session (all the other Divisions): 1:00 - 5:50

    The increased number of contestants in the Afternoon Session means the
    Contest will end fairly close to 6:00, assuming all the applicants will
    compete.
    The Reception (all attendees welcome) will immediately follow the
    closing of the Contest and end at 7:00.

    Venue & Parking Guide
    Ref. MELWAY Map 871 (Enlarged Map of the University of Melbourne Carlton
    Campus)

    Venue
    The Sidney Myer Asia Centre is at I&J14.
    The Carrillo Gantner Theatre is downstairs at its southern end. The
    toilets, too.

    Parking
    Street parking around the university - Generally free on Sunday. (Please
    confirm before you leave your car.)

    On-campus parking - $7 per day flat rate on weekend
    The machines accept coins & $5/$10/$20 note.
    Make sure to first press the correct button for "Weekend/Snday Rate".
    Access: Monash Rd Gate 4 (H14) & Grattan St Gate 10 (L8) through boom gates
    Monash Rd leads you to the underground car park closest to the venue.
    Access to the University Square Underground Car Park (N8): Entrance in
    Berkeley St (N5) or Bouverie St (N12)
    Ground level parking is limited.
    All the details and application form from

    General information on the Contest:
    http://www.melbourne.au.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/whatson.html

    General enquiries:
    Mrs Kumiko Toyama
    Program Coordinator
    Japan Information & Cultural Centre
    Consulate-General of Japan
    (TEL) 03-9679-4560

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