Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- March 2022

Storytime - in Japanese - Museum of Brisbane

Storytime - in Japanese - Museum of Brisbane
Wed 1st June | in Japanese

Join us in the Dome Gallery every second Wednesday and enjoy a charming picture book. Then stay on for a craft activity.

All parents, carers and their children are welcome. Prams can be stored at reception, and lockers are available to store your backpack or nappy bag. Please note, bilingual sessions will be offered …

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JLPT in Brisbane- July

JLPT in Brisbane- July
3 July 2022

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (formerly Association of International Education, Japan) since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.

Applications from both in-state and interstate will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
1. Regular application …

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Drive my Car - Dendy Cinema

Drive my Car - Dendy Cinema
Dendy Coorparoo

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theatre festival in Hiroshima.

There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt …

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AJS-Qld Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2022

Welcome to 2022, the 50th anniversary of the Australia Japan Society of Queensland.

The Society was established in 1972 to promote common interest, mutual understanding and goodwill between the peoples of Australia and Japan - at all levels.

Fifty years on this is still reflected in the Society’s membership, comprising Australians and Japanese, individual, family, student and corporate members, whose interests include business, education, government and culture.

2022 promises to be an exciting year with a great lineup of regular activities together with special 50th anniversary events.

Please check the Society's website and enewsletters for coming events.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships
Applications for the 2022 MEXT Scholarship Teaching Training and Japanese Studies Categories are now open.

Teacher Training Students Category (OPEN) MEXT offers scholarships to teachers outside of Japan who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as “Teacher Training Students” under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

Available to teachers under 35, who have graduated from …

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Discovering a wonderful legacy in Yeppoon

Discovering a wonderful legacy in Yeppoon
by Jaclyn Thompson | committee member

This article has been written to recognise the contribution of Iwasaki Sangyo to Queensland Japan relations.

I recently moved to Gladstone for work and was excited to see what Japanese cuisine the Central Queensland region has to offer. After just a couple of weeks at work, my boss told me about Tsuruya, a Japanese …

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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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Cranes For Ukraine - Online

Cranes For Ukraine - Online
13 March 2022 | Online Origami Event hosted by JETAA Qld

In response to the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, this initiative endeavours to gather people across the globe in an online event to make one-thousand (1000 ) paper cranes and fundraise for humanitarian aid efforts.

Please join us in this online event to fold as many paper cranes as you …

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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
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