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  • 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
    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

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

    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:

    General enquiries:
    Mrs Kumiko Toyama
    Program Coordinator
    Japan Information & Cultural Centre
    Consulate-General of Japan
    (TEL) 03-9679-4560
  • 23 Aug 2010 9:23 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Manifest 2010 Photo Report
    Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd August 2010

  • 19 Aug 2010 12:09 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Click on the invitation for larger view  

    Immanent Landscape

    21 August - 4 September
    Jeremy Bakker / Hamish Carr / Atsunobu Katagiri /
    Hisaharu Motoda / Nobuaki Onishi / Kiron Robinson /
    Ai Sasaki / Utako Shindo
    Opening        FRIDAY  20  6pm -
    Artists* talk   SATURDAY  21  2pm -
     *Jeremy Baker, Hamish Carr, Atsunobu Katagiri, Nobuaki Onishi, Kiron Robinson, Ai Sasaki, Utako Shindo
    West Space
    level 1/ 15-19 Anthony Street, Melbourne
    Wed.- Fri. 12-6pm
    Saturday  12-5pm
    Immanent Landscape is a project realized by eight emerging contemporary artists from Australia and Japan, moving across both countries and engaging with each other over a two year period. The participating artists engage in a diverse range of disciplines including photography, drawing, printmaking, installation and ikebana. Their works commonly reflect and embody themes and concepts of environment, both external and internal. The group exhibition explores the idea of ‘landscape’ as a position where various point of views can intersect. The more information is available on our website http://www.i-landscape.net/about_en.html
    「内在の風景」は、 日本・オーストラリアから集まった作家8人が、「風景」という一つのテーマのもと、2年以上に渡り二国間をまたいで、動き、関わり合って実現する、日豪合同企画です。 参加作家 作家の表現媒体は、写真、ドローイング、版画、インスタレーション、生け花と様々ですが、外的な環境を反映しながら同時に内的な環境を体現する、という点で共通しています。それゆえ、作品は、都市空間、歴史、社会、神話、精神世界といった文脈を包含します。これらの多様な作品群を以て、合同展覧会は、様々な視点が交錯する、ある一つの’風景’を表現することを目指します。 展覧会の詳しい情報は以下のリンクからウェブサイトをご参照ください。 http://www.i-landscape.net/about.html
  • 05 Aug 2010 10:48 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Applications now open!!!

    Applications to the “Photo and Essay Division”of the “Yomiuri Photo
    Grand Prix”organized by the Yomiuri Shimbun will be open to high school
    students from overseas.
    We encourage your students to consider submitting an entry.

    This competition has its beginnings in the “Lives of Japanese High
    School Students: Photo and Message Contest”, which was held under the
    auspices of the Japan Forum (TJF) from 1997 to 2006. Since 2008,TJF has
    supported a continuation of these contests under the “Photo and Essay
    Division” for high school students of the Yomiuri Photo Grand Prix.

    Students introduce a high school friend they know well,expressed through
    a set of not more than five photographs and essays in English or in

    ■Application forms



    *Grand Prix: Award to 1 person of airfare for travel to Narita of up to
    300,000 yen for the prize-winner and for one parent or guardian

    *Second Prize: Award to one person of prize worth 50,000 yen.

    *Third Prize: Award to one person of prize worth 30,000 yen

    *Other Prizes: Award to ten people small bag.
  • 27 Jul 2010 3:48 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Internationally renowned violinist, concerto soloist and teacher Miwako Abe will be performing a Bach concert in August at Ashburton Baptist Church. 8 Y Street, Ashburton.

    Date: Sunday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m.+

    Admission: $20 adults § 15 students/concession § 10 children. Tickets sold at door prior to concert.

    Since coming to Australia in 1982, Miwako Abe has performed with major orchestras and ensembles, among them the Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, the Sydney String Quartet, the Australia Ensemble, the Australian Chamber Soloists, Flederman, Pipeline, and Soloists of Australia. Abe has performed with premier orchestras around the world, and is a highly acclaimed recoding artist. She is currently Associate Professor of Music and Head of the Strings Department, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne.

    Please download the flyer from here MiwakoAbe.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2010 1:59 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    Japan and Australia share an economic and political link, but their social and cultural relationship is built through sister-city exchange.  The sister city relationship grows links between local schools and businesses, and gives a voice to tolerance and multiculturalism.
    Friday July 23, the Australia Japan Society of Victoria, in association with City of Melbourne, hosted the Sister Cities Discussion Forum.  Attracting delegates from a diverse range of organisations, including Monash University, CLAIR, the City of Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association and the City of La Trobe, as well as interested individuals, the forum’s open discussion was a valuable opportunity for anybody interested to have a hand in developing a more strategic and effective sister-city exchange. (photos and text by Ben Morgan)

  • 05 Jul 2010 8:37 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest is conducted by the Embassy of Japan and Consulates-General of Japan in Australia. The aim of the contest is to encourage and develop a better understanding of Japan and Australia-Japan relations among Australian students.

    There are three divisions: Junior A (Years 7-8), Junior B (Years 9-10) and Senior (years 11-12), each with its own essay topic.

    For more information including entry guidelines and cover sheet please visit http://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/e_web/education/Essay.htm

    Closing Date: Friday 10 September 2010


  • 01 Jul 2010 10:31 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The July Shaberoo-kai Japanese Language Exchange Meetings will be held next Thursday, 1 July and Thursday, 15 July from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Ross House Association, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Entrance is free for AJSV members or $3 for non-members. For more information please see our website. 
    7月のしゃべろう会は1日、15日に行われます。会場は上記のRoss House

    The next Konshin-kai monthly drinks will be held at the Blue Diamond Club Thursday, 8 July from 6pm till 7pm, followed by Karaoke (Chi Lounge). Konshin-kai is a casual monthly gathering for people living in Melbourne with a shared interest in Japan. The Blue Diamond Club is located at Level 15, 123 Queen St, Melbourne. Entrance to Konshin-kai is free! Dress is neat casual/ business attire. For more information please see our website.
    7月の懇親会は8日にBlue Diamond Clubで行われます。メルボルンに住む日本に興味のある人々とのネットワークを広げましょう。時間は6時から7時まで、そのあと有志でカラオケに向かいます。

    Entries for the 41st Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest Victorian State Final 2010 are now open. Organised by The Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria, The Consulate-General of Japan, Melbourne and the Japan Foundation Sydney, the aim of the contest is to encourage learners of Japanese who do not speak Japanese as their first language, as well as background speakers whose parent/s speak Japanese as their first language, to practice and consolidate their language skills in a challenging context.
    Please visit http://www.melbourne.au.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/whatson.html#speech for more information.

  • 07 Jun 2010 9:46 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    The Consulate-General of Japan, Melbourne office is moving to a new location, Level 8, 570 Bourke Street, from Monday 28 June 2010:

    Telephone & facsimile:
    (a) Consulate-General of Japan
    Telephone: 03-9679-4510
    Facsimile: 03-9600-1541

    (b) Consular section (Visa and Consular Service)
    Telephone: 03-9679-4510 (same number as Consulate-General of Japan)
    Facsimile: 03-9600-1504

    (c) Information and Culture Centre
    Telephone: 03-9679-4560
    Facsimile: 03-9600-1576


    Please visit their official website for more information;

  • 01 Jun 2010 5:03 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The May Shaberoo-kai Japanese Language Exchange Meetings will be held this Thursday, 3 June and Thursday, 17 June from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Ross House Association, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Entrance is free for AJSV members or $3 for non-members. For more information please see our website.

    6月のしゃべろう会は3日、17日に行われます。会場は上記のRoss House Associationで、時間は6時半から8時半です。皆さんで一緒に気軽におしゃべりしましょう。

    The next Konshin-kai monthly drinks will be held at the Blue Diamond Club Thursday, 10 June from 6pm till 8pm. Konshin-kai is a casual monthly gathering for people living in Melbourne with a shared interest in Japan. The Blue Diamond Club is located at Level 15, 123 Queen St, Melbourne. Entrance is free! Dress is neat casual/ business attire. For more information please see our website.

    6月の懇親会は10日にBlue Diamond Clubで行われます。メルボルンに住む日本に興味のある人々とのネットワークを広げましょう。時間は6時から8時までです。

    Japan's National Women's basketball team will be playing three games in Victoria against the Australian Opals in an 'Opals World Challenge'.
    The game details are:
    7.00pm at Bendigo Stadium on June 9
    8.00pm at The Geelong Arena on June 10
    8.00pm at Dandenong Basketball Stadium June 11
    Ticketing information is at www.basketball.net.au
    Japan's national team information in Japanese


    Entries for the 2010 JSA Online Japanese Speech Contest will be closed on this Friday the 4th of June. This contest provides high-school students of Japanese in years 10,11 or 12 with the chance to win an 8GB i-Pod Touch and to be nominated to represent Australia in the JSA Exchange Program and the International Final of the JSA Speech Contest, held in Tokyo in late July.
    For more information about the Online Japanese Speech Contest, please visit the official website:http://www.jsa-australia.org.


    *To subscribe to our event mailing list, please send an email with the title of "subscribe" to office@ajsvictoria,org.au .

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