Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc


AJS-QLD 50th Anniversary ‘Evening in a Japanese Garden’

AJS-QLD 50th Anniversary ‘Evening in a Japanese Garden’
3 September 2022

On Saturday 3 September the AJS-Q will host a very special 50th Anniversary event in the beautiful Japanese Garden at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
The Governor of Queensland Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, who is Chancellor of the Society, together with the Consul -General of Japan in Brisbane Mr Masuo ONO, who is a Patron of the Society, will attend this special event.


At this stage the Evening in a Japanese Garden’ event is proceeding.

However, as rain has been forecast for Saturday 3 September a final decision to proceed or cancel the event will be made at 12.00pm Saturday.

Please check the website after 12.00pm tomorrow.

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

Then, as evening falls, settle in for a picnic on the lawn and watch traditional Japanese dancers, taiko drummers and a koto performance amidst 100’s of twinkling lights.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Japanese cultural performances in a very special setting.

5:30pm – 8:30pm | Japanese Garden – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
BYO picnic & blanket

PLEASE NOTE: Guests MUST provide their own food and beverages.

There will be NO food or beverages for sale at the event or in the Gardens precinct.

Matsuri Brisbane 2022 - a day in real Japan

Matsuri Brisbane 2022 - a day in real Japan
3rd September 2022


Brisbane Japanese community group, Brisbane Seinendan Inc., is proud to announce the return of Japanese “matsuri” or festival spirit to Brisbane.

The annual Matsuri is a place where the wider community can embrace the spirit of our Brisbane Japanese community and to be an event which demonstrates the vibrancy of our local Japanese community now and …

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JET Programme Networking Event

JET Programme Networking Event
7th Sept 2022

Nakama, Griffith University's Japan Society, warmly invites all students and professionals to the JET Programme Networking Event on Wednesday, 7 September.

This event is an interactive information session, where you will have the chance to hear more about the JET Programme, followed by an opportunity for Q&As with JET alumni and guests from the Consulate-General of Japan, …

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Japan's Railways- Celebrating 150 years, with Ken and Keith Parker

Japan's Railways- Celebrating 150 years, with Ken and Keith Parker
12 September 2022

The Australia Japan Society – Queensland is delighted to host an evening with Ken and Keith Parker, to celebrate the sesquicentennial (150 years) of railways in Japan!

Keith and Ken have a keen interest in Japanese Railways.

Between the two of them, they have ridden on about 90 percent of all of the railway lines in Japan! …

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Queensland Kinyu Sumie Academy Exhibition

Queensland Kinyu Sumie Academy Exhibition
16th-27th Sept 2022

Celebrating the highest ranking award winner of the International Sumi-e Association Yumiko (Kinyu) Kigoshi, her prestigious masterpieces will be exhibited at the Brisbane Institute of Art from 16-27th September.

Come and enjoy the inspiring world of "Dragon and Blossom". 1000AM - 3PM daily | Brisbane Institute of Art, 41 Grafston St, Windsor view more

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Experience the best of Joe Hisaishi with Candlelight.

Experience the best of Joe Hisaishi with Candlelight.
15th September 2022

The music of many of Studio Ghibli’s fantastic film scores will be performed by a musical trio inside the gorgeous St John's Cathedral.

If you’re a fan of anime and the wonder of films by Studio Ghibli, then you can’t pass up on this enchanting evening experience at St John’s Cathedral.

On the night, the nave will …

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2022 NFAJS National Conference

2022 NFAJS National Conference
Tickets are now available for the 2022 Biennial Conference of the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies – to be held from the 16th-18 September 2022 in Adelaide, South Australia.

The conference will focus around the rejuvenated North Terrace hub of culture, education and government in Adelaide with UniSA and the Playford Hotel being two of the key venues. The …

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Takashi Wakasugi | Stay Home Stay [Japanese Boy Stuck In Oz]

Takashi Wakasugi | Stay Home Stay [Japanese Boy Stuck In Oz]
16 September 2022

Join Japan's favourite comedy export, Takashi Wakasugi, as he debuts his stand-up show at Good Chat Comedy Festival!

This show is about a Japanese boy living with an Aussie family together in the time of Corona.

He experienced so many unknown and unexpected things in Australian family life. He had some wonderful times and tough times. His …

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The Brisbane JSL Study Group 

The Brisbane JSL Study Group 
The Brisbane Japanese Sign Language Study group was founded in November 2020.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate sign language learning, promote deaf culture and act as a bridge for the deaf and disabled communities in the Australia-Japan partnership.

Its current activities include: Online JSL lessons twice a week in a 4-term study framework. All lessons are conducted …

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GPO Box 2036 | Brisbane | Qld | 4001
Chancellor: Her Excellency, The Governor of Queensland
Co-Patrons :
The Hon. The Premier of Queensland,
The Consul-General of Japan, Queensland


President - Margaret Rackemann
Immediate Past-President - Andrew Hay
Vice-President - David Shield
Honorary Secretary - Taeko Matsunaga
Treasurer - Stephen Abbott
Ross Humphreys - (Past President)
Ross McConachie - (Past President)
Mark Bulley - Webmaster
Tomomi Iwasaki
Yuki Nishiyama
Kohei Tamura
Taeko Imura
Julie Yamamoto
Nicole Patterson
Leonie Kawamoto
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