Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- June 2019

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Dec

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - December

Locations and dates have now been announced for the 2019 Dec round of the JLPT around the country.

Brisbane | December 1, 2019 | Griffith University, Nathan

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is largest-scale Japanese language test in the world. Since 1984, the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services have continued to offer the JLPT as a reliable …

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Seminar: Cycle Around Japan

17th June 2019

Join us at the ‘Cycle Around Japan’ seminar in Brisbane, where NHK World-Japan television presenter and cyclist Michael Rice will recount his cycle touring experiences in Japan and offer advice on the opportunities available and waiting for the intrepid explorer—where all roads lead to the heart and soul, to the essence of Japan.

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Matcha express masterclass

Matcha express masterclass

22nd June 2019

Join a matcha express masterclass to learn more about this exceptional Japanese green tea. You will be given a brief overview of its long-standing historical and cultural importance in Japanese tea culture.

You will also have an opportunity to experience the joy in traditionally preparing your own bowl of matcha with a special matcha whisk (chasen).

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Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue

Applications to attend the second Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue are now open and will close on Sunday 16 June.

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Japan’s Kitchen Garden sells Queensland products online

Japan’s Kitchen Garden sells Queensland products online

Queensland products are now for sale on Kitchen Garden, a major Japanese online store.

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AJSQ Careers Evening

AJSQ Careers Evening
7th August 2019

With strong trading ties between Japan and Australia, Japanese language skills will provide you with an edge in the workplace. There are so many industries in which Japanese language skills can prove to be a major advantage. Receive valuable insights from those who have pursued fluency in the language, and utilised their Japanese skills across a number of industries.

A representative from the Consulate – General of Japan will also present information on next year’s JET Programme. The JET program is a Japanese Government initiative, and has provided the platform for hundreds of Queenslanders to work in Japan, and deepen their understanding of Japan.

Presentations will be followed by a chance to mingle and chat with all presenters informally to ask any more detailed questions..

further details will be announced shortly...
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship programme established in 1954.
Undergraduate Category 2020 APPLICATIONS – OPEN | Deadline 5pm Tuesday 11 June 2019
Research Category 2020 APPLICATIONS – OPEN | Deadline 5pm Tuesday 11 June 2019
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AJS Japanese Study Group

The AJS Qld maintains a regular study group, which meets each Thursday at The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

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