Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- December 2022

My Memories of Christmas in Japan

My Memories of Christmas in Japan
Author: Julie Yamamoto

During my 15 years in Japan, I spent many Christmas Eves and Christmas Days in Japan. In cases when Christmas Day fell on a weekday, it was work as usual.

It felt a little strange for the first couple of years but I soon got used to it. As we all know, Christmas became an adopted tradition …

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AJS-QLD Gifts Japanese Language and Cultural Resources to Central Queensland

AJS-QLD Gifts Japanese Language and Cultural Resources to Central Queensland
The Society’s final 50th Anniversary initiative in 2022 was in the education sphere and highlights the importance of language and cultural resources for teachers and students of Japanese throughout Queensland.

AJS-QLD President David Shield and Immediate Past President Margaret Rackemann recently travelled to Rockhampton to present Japanese teaching resources to members of MLTAQ’s Japanese network in Central Queensland.

The collection …

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AJS-Q ’s Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Education Award - 2022

AJS-Q ’s Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Education Award - 2022
On behalf of the Committee of the Australia Japan Society - Queensland I would like to congratulate Ms Ciara Heslin from Griffith University and Ms Lorelai Gowlland from the University of Queensland on receiving the Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Education Award for achievement in Japanese language studies in 2022.

Both recipients have each been awarded $100, a certificate and a one year student …

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BrisAsia Festival 2023

BrisAsia Festival 2023
1st-19th Feb 2023

Running from Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, February 19 — with events also on January 13, 14 and 22 — the 2023 program boasts old favourites, new additions, and the fest's trademark mix of traditional and contemporary Asian arts.

It includes 27 events across 12 suburbs, and 400-plus artists.

Last year's laneway tea festival is back, this time in …

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BrisAsia – Kamishibai with Takako Nishibori

BrisAsia – Kamishibai with Takako Nishibori
18th Feb 2023

This enchanted re-imagining of the ancient art of Japanese storytelling, Kamishibai, features a performance by renowned koto master Takako Nishibori.

A wonderful way to introduce children to art, culture and science.

After the activity, why not explore the wetlands on a self-guided walk, bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful natural surroundings or join …

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Tokyo-Haneda to Brisbane flights worth $40m a year to Qld economy

Tokyo-Haneda to Brisbane flights worth $40m a year to Qld economy
Courier Mail | 2 Dec 2022

Qantas’ inaugural flight from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport has taken off – marking the start of a new route that is set to generate millions of dollars for the River City’s economy.

More than 1700 seats across three flights will travel to Haneda Airport every week from Brisbane, replacing Qantas’ former service to …

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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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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
Andrew Hay (Past President)
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Ross McConachie (Past President)
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