Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- April 2022

May Member Meet-up - Tattersalls Club

May Member Meet-up - Tattersalls Club
3rd May 2022

The AJS-Q invites members and their guests to a casual drinks evening.

Get to know your fellow AJS-Q members and learn more about the events we have planned for 2022, the Society’s 50th anniversary year.

Tattersalls Club, 206 Edward Street, Brisbane

6pm to 8pm | Cost: $35 Cost includes food | Cash Bar Please register and pay …

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An Evening of Koto, Shamisen and the Evolution of Japanese Music

An Evening of Koto, Shamisen and the Evolution of Japanese Music
4th May 2022 | Webinar

We are delighted to present the second in the AJS-Q Webinar Series on Japanese culture.

Our guest for May will be Ms Ikoujyu Tanno, a leading instructor of the Yamada School of Koto music.

(The webinar will include an overview, Q and A and a short performance) The daughter of the famed Isejyu Tanno who …

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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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Haiku Workshop

Haiku Workshop
14 May 2022

Join the AJS-Q and Paper Boat Press Gallery for an autumn haiku workshop.

Learn about the history of these small but beautiful Japanese poems and how to create your own haiku before transferring your work onto a ceramic keepsake.

Limited to 12 participants If you’ve always wanted to learn about Japanese haiku, this is your chance. The …

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AJS-Q 50th Anniversary Commemorated with Chancellor

AJS-Q 50th Anniversary Commemorated with Chancellor
President Margaret Rackemann and Vice-President David Shield recently commemorated the AJS-Q's 50th Anniversary with the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Jeanette Young PSM and Professor Graeme Nimmo RFD.

Her Excellency is the Chancellor of the Australia Japan Society of Queensland.

Re: Fine - an exhibition featuring artwork by three Brisbane-based artists

Re: Fine - an exhibition featuring artwork by three Brisbane-based artists
Social event - Saturday afternoon, 9 April from 3pm

Exhibition dates - 8 April – 9 April 2022

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Re: Fine is an exhibition featuring artwork by three Brisbane-based artists who engage paper and wood with the reductive processes of cutting and carving.

Amongst the techniques represented will be mokuhanga woodblock prints (木版画), using woodblocks and water-based ink, …

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Riley Lee - Shakuhachi

Riley Lee - Shakuhachi
7th May 2022 | Music By The Sea | Shorncliffe

RILEY LEE began playing the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in Japan in 1971, studying was with Chikuho Sakai until 1980, and has been a student of Katsuya Yokoyama since 1984.

He was given the rank of Dai Shihan (grand master) in 1980. Riley first went to Japan in 1970, and returned in 1971, when …

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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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Cranes for Ukraine Event

Cranes for Ukraine Event
On Sunday 13th March, the JET Alumni Association of Qld in collaboration with Cranes4Ukraine movement founders, Sheila and Erin, hosted the Cranes4Ukraine Origami event.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the ongoing Ukraine crisis and make 1000 cranes in support of peace.

There were attendees across Japan, Australia, New Zealand and more. Over the 3-hour event, …

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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
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Ross Humphreys - (Past President)
Ross McConachie - (Past President)
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