Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- October 2022


AJS welcomes new President

With Margaret Rackemann fulfilling her five year term as President, the AGM ushered in a new President and Vice President.

Accordingly, the AJSQ would like to recognise Ms Margaret Rackemann for her tireless work over the last many years with 10 years in the role of Vice President and 5 years in the role of President.

She has been an inspiration and a mentor to many and her significant contributions to the AJSQ are too numerous to list here. We thank her once again for all of her hard work and thank her for staying on in her new capacity so that the new committee can benefit from her wisdom and experience.

We would also like to thank our ongoing committee members and welcome our new president Mr David Shield, Vice President Ms Julie Yamamoto and new committee member Caitlin Schuster. We wish them all the best going forward into our 51st year.

Thank you all once again

Japanese Film Festival - Brisbane

Japanese Film Festival - Brisbane
11-27 Nov 2022

The Japanese Film Festival Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world. The Brisbane showing will feature 14 films, with all tickets available for purchase online.

In 2021, the Festival celebrated its …

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Planning a trip to Japan? Here’s what you need to know

Planning a trip to Japan? Here’s what you need to know
ABC Everyday | 3rdOct 2022 | Interview with Japan Holiday’s Tony Luxton

From mid-October, Australians will once again be able to travel to Japan without a visa or tour group.

It’s great news for Australians who have been waiting to travel to Japan after the pandemic. But there are some important things to consider if you’re planning a trip to Japan …

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Hokusei Gakuen University Hokkaido - Survey

Hokusei Gakuen University Hokkaido - Survey
The Society has received a request from Natsu Takada, a student of Hokusei Gakuen University in Hokkaido.

Takada-san's graduation thesis is about Australian abbreviated words through a questionnaire that will take a few minutes - and we encourage all members to complete the survey to help Takada-san with his research.

The survey is targeted at people of all generations who …

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Community Bushwalk

19th October 2022

The Governor invites her Patronage organisations to take part in a community bushwalk around the Fernberg Estate on Wednesday 19 October from 9am – 10am (with arrival from 8.45am).

Held in support of Veterans and their families, this event is hosted by Government House in partnership with Health and Wellbeing Queensland.

Participation is free, however registration is essential via the link below:

Veterans' Health Week Community Bushwalk Tickets, Wed 19/10/2022 at 9:00 am | Eventbrite

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Dec

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Dec
Brisbane | 4 December 2022 | 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 means of evaluating the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.

The JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government …

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An opportunity to join the Japan Holidays Team!

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Japanese internment in Australia during WWII

Japanese internment in Australia during WWII
30th October 2022

Join us at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries with special guest Dr Yuriko Nagata - honorary senior research fellow with the School of Languages and Cultures at University of Queensland - as she discusses the internment of Australian Japanese people during WWII and its consequences.

During World War II, many Japanese people were interned in Australia. The purpose …

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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 - David Shield
Immediate Past-President - Margaret Rackemann
Vice-President - Julie Yamamoto
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
Sara-Jane Seery
Caitlin Schuster
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