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  • 27 Nov 2011 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Place: Collingwood Townhall (140 Hoddle Street)

    "This Festival started in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on mutual interaction & audience participation to enrich the cultural exchange experience through workshops, performances, music & art exhibition. Not only to give guests great experiences but also great opportunities to make connection between Australian & Japan community, find your identity." 

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  • 05 Nov 2011 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association will host a
    Lecture and Tea Gathering to celebrate its 20th anniversary
    at NGV International (The National Gallery of Victoria).

    Soshitsu Sen XVI, Grand Master of the Urasenke Chado Tradition will
    travel from Japan to help us celebrate this special anniversary.
    At the lecture, Grand Master will talk about “the spirit of Tea”, after
    viewing a video presentation introducing Chado (the Way of Tea).
    At the tea gathering, four different settings reflecting on the theme
    “tsunagu“ (loosely translated as “ to connect”) will be presented.

    Guests are invited to enjoy two settings. A different type of traditional
    sweet and tea will be served will be served at each setting.
    Experience 500 years of Chado, the Way of Tea.

    Lecture of Soshitu Sen XVI
      Date  : Saturday, 5th November 2011
      Time  : 2pm-4pm
      Venue: Clemenger Auditorium, Ground Floor, NGV International
      Cost  : Free (Places are limited, bookings are not taken)

    Tea Gathering
      Date  : Sunday, 6th November 2011
      Time  : 1st session 5:30pm-7pm, 2nd session 7pm-8:30pm
      Venue: The Great Hall, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
      Cost  : $30 per person (including two different kinds of tea and sweets)

    < Booking & Inquires >
    Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association Inc.

    Please write “Tea ticket booking” in the subject line, and clearly state
    your name, contact number, the number of tickets you want to purchase,
    and which session you would like to attend.

  • 27 Sep 2011 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    'What is a Netsuke - more than a hare with amber eyes?'

    Tuesday September 27, 2011

    Discover Netsuke, history, function, material, fascinating subject matter,
    exotic stories - and of course, how to pronounce it!

    Please see the attached PDF for seminar, lunch and exhibition details. 

    Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

    For further information, please contact Trevor Fleming on 9671-4311 or email sales@kehoe.com.au

    Lesley Kehoe Galleries
  • 17 Sep 2011 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Melbourne's one and only Japanese women's choir -Yukari Echo- is holding a special concert on Saturday 17 September 2011 at the Salvation Army Box Hill's  Hall,   17-23 Nelson Road, Box Hill.
    This was to be an occasion to celebrate their 30th year anniversary but members now have decided to make it also a fundraising event for the  victims of the earthquake disaster in Japan.
    The group hopes that many of you and your friends will join us and enjoy songs from Japan and other countries as well as guest instrumental performances and support this cause.
    The concert will commence at 7pm  (doors open at 6.30pm)  and  Entry donation is $10
  • 28 Aug 2011 6:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre and ABC Radio National’s Music Deli present a great line up of musicians playing new and old music inspired by their cultural heritage. Japanese koto music from Satsuki Odamura and guests; Chinese melodies from the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble; Mongolian songs from Bukhchulun Ganburged and Vietnamese instrumental and vocal music from Dang Kim Hien, le Tuan Hung and Kim Le. Both the Salon and Murdoch Hall concerts will be recorded for broadcast in Music Deli on Radio National. 

    4.00PM, SALON
    • Dang Kim Hien, Le Tuan Hung & Kim Le
    • Bukhchulun Ganburged

    Salon: $20 Full, $15 Concession

    • Wang Zheng Ting and the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble
    • Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble and guests with a special

    performance titled ‘Chinkon’ (requiem) dedicated to the earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan

    Elisabeth Murdoch Hall: $30 Full, $25 Concession, $60 Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) 

    Plus free foyer performances by Mindy Wang (Guzheng solo) and Amraa (Mongolian Dance).

    BOOKINGS: 03 9699 3333
    or melbournerecital.com.au
    Transaction fees may apply to ticket bookings
  • 24 Aug 2011 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Japanmania - 'a night all things Japanese' is a FREE event that
    promises a unique experience and the opportunity to meet other
    like-minded people who share an interest and passion for Japan and its
    culture. This event will be hosted in Melbourne's fanciest space for
    students - The Couch - International Student Lounge.

    Wednesday 24 August 2011
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    The Couch - International Student Lounge
    69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
    Dress Code: Casual but dress-up encouraged (harajuku, kimonos,
    anime/manga cosplay)

    The night will feature:

    ·         Worn Wild Fashion Show
    ·         Koto Performance by RMIT Japan Club
    ·         Taiko Drumming
    ·         Free Food (guests are encourage to bring snacks or a plate to

  • 22 Aug 2011 11:10 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Approximately 14 former participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET)Programme will travel to Tohoku at the invitation of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They will stay in Japan for around one-week from August to September and meet-up with former colleagues and students, as well as observe reconstruction efforts in disaster stricken areas.
    Ms Heidi Bressler, a former participant who departed from Tasmania, will travel to Iwaki City - her former placement between the 17-26 September. She is highly proficient in the Japanese language.

    2003-2006    Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
                        Iwaki Government / Iwaki International Association
                        The JET Programme     
    2006-2008    Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
                        Iwaki City
                        Board of Education
                        The JET Programme
    2008            Awarded  the Iwaki City International Exchange Goodwill Ambassador 
                       Award for outstanding contribution made to international relations in Iwaki City       
                       Attained 3rd Dan Level in Kendo
    Please contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne if you would like further information about the Invitation Programme.
  • 14 Aug 2011 12:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    A warm welcome is extended to all, to attend the Waverley Bonsai Group Annual Show on Saturday & Sunday 13/14 August, 2011.

    It will be held at the Mount Waverley Community Centre, the cnr of Stephensons Road & Miller Cres Mount Waverley, Mel ref 70 E1, being opposite the
    Mount Waverleyrail station.

    A large display of Bonsai will be on view & for sale, along with items to grow Bonsai successfully.

    We have by invitation, just attended the Japan Festival, with a Bonsai display, which was very well received by all who attended.

    The cost is $5.00 & the hours are 10am/ 4.30pm & 10am/4pm.

    We hope you can join us over the weekend & enjoy the wonderful world of Bonsai.

    Telephone enquiries to Bruce on 0431 773 446.

  • 22 Jul 2011 2:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    THE 60TH MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL The 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival will celebrate its 60th edition this winter. 330 films, including world premieres and a number of prize-winning films from world-class festivals, including Cannes and Berlin, will screen.  The program will once again feature the work of world-renowned filmmakers, and more than a couple of unknown gems, in its popular Australian Showcase and Accent on Asia, International Panorama, Backbeat, Next Gen and many more sections, plus a 60th edition retrospective and exhibition. The most highly regarded short film competition in the Asia Pacific, Best MIFF shorts screens approximately 100 short films, competing for a prize money of AUD$35,000. FILM FESTIVAL >> 21 July - 7 August 2011


    NORWEGIAN WOOD (d. Tran Anh Hung, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles


    Tues 26 July      6:30 PM            Forum Theatre

    13 ASSASSINS (d. Takashi Miike, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Tues 26 July      9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 6

    COLD FISH (d. Sion Sono, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Thurs 28 July     9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 3

    LITTLEROCK (d. Mike Ott, USA) in English, Japanese w/English subtitles

    Tues 26 July      4:00 PM            ACMI 2

    Sun 31 July       11:00 AM          Greater Union Cinema 4

    ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY (d. Takashi Miike, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Wed 3 Aug        9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 6

    JIRO DREAMS OF SUSH (d. David Gelb, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Sat 30 July        11:00 AM          Greater Union Cinema 6

    Sun 7 Aug         6:30 PM            Greater Union Cinema 4

    OUTRAGE (d. Takeshi Kitano, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Fri 29 July         9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 4

    Mon 1 Aug        9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 6

    MASAO ADACHI (d. Philippe Grandrieux, France) in French, Japanese w/English subtitles

    Fri 29 July         9:30 PM            ACMI 1

    Sun 31 July       9:00 PM            ACMI 1

    AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (d. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Tues 26 July      4:00 PM            Forum Theatre

    GUILTY OF ROMANCE (d. Sion Sono, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Sat 30 July        11:30 PM          Greater Union Cinema 5

    Thurs 4 Aug      9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 6

    HANEZU (d. Naomi Kawase, Japan) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Sat 30 July        1:30 PM            Greater Union Cinema 5

    Sat 6 Aug         4:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 6

    TATSUMI (d. Eric Khoo, Singapore/Indonesia) in Japanese w/English subtitles

    Sun 31 July       11:00 AM          Forum Theatre

    Tues 2 Aug       9:00 PM            Greater Union Cinema 3

    TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER (d. Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland/Japan) in Russian, Polish w/English subtitles

    Mon 1 Aug        6:30 PM            Forum Theatre


    Tokyo – Ebisu (d. Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan) no dialogue

    Sun 31 July       1:30 PM            ACMI 2

    Plug, The New World (d. Tsuneo Goda, Japan) no dialogue

    Sat 30 July        6:30 PM            Greater Union Cinema 5

    The Mechanism of Spring (d. Atsushi Wada, Japan) no dialogue

    Sat 30 July        6:30 PM            Greater Union Cinema 5

    Full program online and in The Age on 8 July:


  • 21 May 2011 8:45 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Your Help is Needed!

    Please contact Nami in our office ASAP to confirm your attendance at:

    Japan Tsunami Fund Raiser

    Australia-Japan Society of Victoria and Scotch College proudly present:

    Ensemble Liaison with Roger Jonsson.

    SATURDAY MAY 21, 7.45pm
    Ian Roach Hall Scotch College, 1 Morrison Street Hawthorn
    TICKETS $30
    incl wine / refreshments 

    Join us to enjoy Ensemble Liaison in collaboration with renowned Swedish violinist, Roger Jonsson. 

    Ensemble Liaison is one of Australia’s top classical ensembles, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists including Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, Emma Matthews and Ray Chen. 

    You’ll want to get up and dance … !

    John Mackey – Breakdown Tango

    Paul Schoenfield – Klezmer Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano


    Franz Schubert – Notturno for Piano Trio

    Peter Schickele – Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano


    Roger Jonsson – violin
    Svetlana Bogosavljevic – cello
    David Griffiths – clarinet
    Timothy Young - piano

    Also visit http://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/scotcharts/scotcharts.htm

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