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Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- November 2021

Japanese Film Festival 2021 - Brisbane

Japanese Film Festival 2021 - Brisbane
11-21 Nov 2021

From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features from modern mavericks in contemporary cinema, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Brisbane for its historic 25th year, screening at Palace Barracks and Palace James Street from 11 November to 21 November 2021.

The 2021 Festival program will screen 21 films from the hottest newly-released feature titles …

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Pre Christmas shopping night at AJS-Q Corporate member paper boat press gallery

Pre Christmas shopping night at AJS-Q Corporate member paper boat press gallery
2nd Dec 2021

paper boat press welcomes members and friends of the AJS-Q to a special, pre-Christmas shopping night at the gallery on Thursday 2nd December from 6 – 8pm.

Join us for a glass of Christmas cheer and nibbles and 10% off everything in store, including some special pieces from our friends in Japan.

We hope to see you there.

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2021 Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue Delegates Announced

2021 Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue Delegates Announced
The Australia Japan Society of Queensland congratulates Committee member, Sara-Jane Seery, and valued AJS-Q collaborator Nathan Williams on their selection in the upcoming Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue (AJYD).

The AJYD is an independent and non-partisan diplomatic initiative dedicated to strengthening the bilateral relationship with and through future leaders.

The AJYD seeks to be the premier initiative for the promotion of young …

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125th Anniversary Event of the Establishment of Japan’s First Consulate in Australia

125th Anniversary Event of the Establishment of Japan’s First Consulate in Australia
On 11th October the Embassy of Japan in Australia, the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane and the Japan Society of Cairns conducted a ceremonial event to acknowledge the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Japan's first Consulate in Australia.

The event also celebrated the significance of Townsville as the site of the Japan’s first Consulate. Ambassador Shingo Yamagami opened the proceedings …

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AJS-Q Japan Related Careers Evening

AJS-Q Japan Related Careers Evening
The Society’s long-running, annual Japan Related Careers Evening was held on Zoom in October.

This year attendees were privileged to hear the personal stories of the three presenters, Mr Martin Carr, Ms Sara-Jane Seery and Ms Rebecca Curtis, who each explained how they used their Japanese language skills to build their careers.

The varied experiences included being an Assistant Language …

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WORKSHOP | Furoshiki Wrapping with Mabina Alaka

WORKSHOP | Furoshiki Wrapping with Mabina Alaka
6th Dec 2021

In this workshop, led by Malina Abaka, you will explore the Japanese custom of Furoshiki, and learn how to fold and knot them yourself Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, which come in many designs and sizes and are used to wrap important items- some wraps even look like baskets, bags or even more complex designs.

Versatile …

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An Evening in a Japanese Garden

An Evening in a Japanese Garden
The Society’s inaugural ‘Evening in a Japanese Garden’ event, held in the Japanese Garden of Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, is set to become an annual event given the rave reviews we have received.

Many attendees have told us that, from the moment they stepped through the gates and were handed a lantern, they felt as if they had been transported …

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IJSP (Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program) 2022 – online course

IJSP (Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program) 2022 – online course
5th to 14th January 2022

Applications are being called for a two week on-line Japanese Language course run by the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange.

This program is held under the auspices of the Australian National University with the assistance of the Australia – Japan Society (ACT).

Places are limited – apply now

Maximum capacity- 5 persons for the beginners …

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BEMAC LIVE: Between Worlds

BEMAC LIVE: Between Worlds
26th Nov 2021 | featuring Kizuna Taiko drumming and Tensui Australia ( Awa Dori)

BEMAC live presents "Between Worlds" an evening where different cultures are meeting each other to show their similarities and differences: Nepalese, Japanese and Ivory Coast artists will take you through a journey of drumming, music, dance and story telling.

Come join us at the Queensland Multicultural …

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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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President - Margaret Rackemann
Immediate Past-President - Andrew Hay
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