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Enewsletter- September 2021

Farewell and thank you to Consul-General of Japan in Brisbane Mr TANAKA Kazunari

Farewell and thank you to Consul-General of Japan in Brisbane Mr TANAKA Kazunari
On behalf of the Committee and members of the Australia Japan Society - Queensland, thank you to Consul-General TANAKA for his commitment to strengthening the Australia Japan relationship, at all levels, during his time in Queensland.

Special thanks to both Consul-General and Mrs TANAKA for their support of the Australia Japan Society - Queensland and attendance at Society events in …

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An Evening in  a Japanese Garden

An Evening in  a Japanese Garden
Saturday 16 October 2021

On Saturday 16 October the AJS-Q will host a very special evening event in the beautiful Japanese Garden at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Join us from 5:30pm and enjoy warm spring breezes through the trees and the soothing sound of running water over stones as you take a twilight stroll through the Japanese garden. Then, as evening falls, …

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The Dr Fujiko Chamberlain Education Award for achievement in Japan Studies

The Dr Fujiko Chamberlain Education Award for achievement in Japan Studies
Dr Fujiko Chamberlain was a longstanding Committee member of the Australia Japan Society – Queensland and the Japanese community in Brisbane.

When she passed away in 2016 the Society commemorated her outstanding commitment to education and Australia Japan relations with a perpetual education award for Japan studies.

Previous Award Winners 2020 Jade Kremer - Griffith University Natasha Buckler - University …

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JETAA & AJS-Q Trivia Lunch

JETAA & AJS-Q Trivia Lunch
Members of JETAA-Qld and the AJS-Q recently enjoyed a great afternoon of camaraderie and competition at the annual trivia event on 28th August 2021.

After having to take the event on-line in 2020 participants were once again able to meet and compete face to face over lunch at Ovolo The Valley.

Thanks to host Jaclyn Thompson and quizmasters Keith and …

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Is the COVID-19 pandemic the age of gaming?

Is the COVID-19 pandemic the age of gaming?
by Jaclyn Thompson

When the COVID-19 pandemic started shutting down the entire world forcing people to stay indoors for longer periods of time than ever before, the gaming industry was there ready to provide endless hours of physically distanced entertainment.

Japanese gaming company Nintendo’s profits tripled and gaming stores in Australia had to stop taking pre-orders for the new Sony …

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City in the Sun: Guided Tour in Japanese

City in the Sun: Guided Tour in Japanese
Museum of Brisbane | 「City in the Sun」ハイライトツアー(日本語)

An oasis in the heart of the city, the Brisbane Museum is a place to learn and discover the stories of Brisbane. Not sure where to start?

Why not start with a guided tour of our City in the Sun exhibit.?

This eye-catching exhibition provides fun reinterpretations, quirky re-imaginations and interesting reflections, …

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JSAA Postgraduate Workshop 2021: Navigating Asian Studies in a Post-COVID Environment

JSAA Postgraduate Workshop 2021: Navigating Asian Studies in a Post-COVID Environment
28 Sep 2021

In conjunction with the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) and with support from the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), the University of Queensland will be hosting an online postgraduate workshop on the 28th of September 2021 entitled ‘Navigating Asian Studies in a Post-COVID Environment.’

Postgraduate research students in Australia have been severely impacted by the …

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Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference 2021

Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference 2021
29 Sep 2021 - 1 Oct 2021

Sustainability, Longevity and Mobility' – Virtual Conference | The University of Queensland

A series of disastrous catastrophes in 2018 saw summer heat waves, earthquakes, landslides and flooding take the lives of many and disrupt that of others in Japan. The 41 degrees reached in this year was declared a natural disaster by the …

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Candlelight: Best of Anime Soundtracks at The Princess Theatre

Candlelight: Best of Anime Soundtracks at The Princess Theatre
20th October 2021

The best anime songs, like you’ve never heard before! Enjoy a unique experience under the glimmer of candlelight during this exclusive Candlelight concert.

A piano duo will perform some of the best-loved anime songs in one of Brisbane's most spectacular locations.

Enjoy a truly unrepeatable experience! An intimate ambience in a beautiful venue bathed in candlelight A …

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THE 10TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART (APT10)

THE 10TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART (APT10)
4 Dec 2021 - 25 Apr 2022

The landmark tenth edition of QAGOMA’s flagship exhibition series, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) takes a fresh look at contemporary art from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

The exhibition surveys recent developments in the art of a wide geography spanning from Northern Oceania to West Asia, with particular attention …

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AJS Japanese Study Group | online

AJS Japanese Study Group | now moved online!
The Society offers weekly Japanese language get-togethers..

The group now uses Zoom to maintain the regular Thu afternoon Study Group sessions.

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