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Enewsletter- October 2023

‘An Evening in a Japanese Garden’ - Event Report

‘An Evening in Japanese Garden’ -  Event Report
The Society celebrated another very successful ‘Evening in a Japanese Garden’ event on Saturday 7 October.

One hundred guests were temporarily transported to Japan as they enjoyed a twilight picnic on the lawns of the Japanese Garden in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens before being treated to an evening of Japanese cultural performances.

The AJS-QLD was delighted to welcome the …

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Sports Diplomacy Seminar - Report

Sports Diplomacy Seminar - Report
13th September, hosted by Clayton Utz

Speakers and attendees appreciated the in-depth discussion of how Sports can take a leading role in diplomacy, using the passion for sport as a means of creating ties in personal, business, education, medical, and many other spheres.

Attention was given to the growing ties in Rugby and Baseball between Japan and Queensland, with discussion …

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Japanese Film Festival 2023 - tickets now online

Japanese Film Festival 2023  - tickets now online
30 September to 5 November 2023

Experience the best in contemporary Japanese cinema, from film festival favourites and box-office hits to indie gems and quirky anime.

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one …

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Brisbane Genki Market

Brisbane Genki Market
Brisbane Genki Market is now on two Sundays a month.

Brisbane Genki Market is a cross cultural showcase of arts and crafts, new and second hand goods and amazing street food, all with a uniquely Asian flavour.

The growth of this little market has been huge since its beginning early in 2021, and due to demand for stalls its now …

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Ozu Week at Dendy Cinema Cooparoo

Ozu Week at Dendy Cinema Cooparoo
12th Oct - 18th Oct 2023

The Life and Work of Master Filmmaker Yasujirô Ozu

Commemorating 50 years since the passing of Japanese master filmmaker Yasujirô Ozu, Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo will be hosting Limited Screenings of three of his highly acclaimed films.

Beginning his career during the era of silent films, Yasujirô Ozu is widely regarded as one of the …

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JETAA Queensland Hanami Event

JETAA Queensland Hanami Event
22 Oct 2023

Join the JETAA Queensland for a picnic in the spring sunshine amongs the beautiful jacarandas.

There will be games and activities, with prizes to be won! Some catering will be provided.

Please consider your dietary requirements and plan your picnic essentials.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | New Farm Park Rotunda | Free

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Reigniting the passion - Sports relationships and connection post Covid

Reigniting the passion - Sports relationships and connection post Covid
by AJS Member Roderick Martin | Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai training 2023

With the borders once again opening up for international travel, the community of Karate practitioners around the world were once again invited to a Gasshuku in Akita and the world championships in Osaka 2023.

Over 140 karateka from all over the world braved the heat of August to …

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Art Japan 2023

Art Japan 2023
8 November 2023 - 12 November 2023

The upcoming art exhibition in Japan will showcase around 120 art works by 100 Japanese artists.

The exhibition will feature a diverse range of themes, materials and forms of expression.

All of the art works will be sourced from Japan, and the exhibition will showcase the talents of artists introduced in the art …

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Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme 2024 - now open

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme 2024 - opening soon
Applications for the 2024 JET Programme are now open.

Aiming primarily to promote grass-roots internationalisation at the local level, the JET Programme invites university graduates from around the world to participate in internationalisation initiatives and be involved in foreign language education at Japan’s local government offices, Boards of Education, elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior …

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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) – December

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) – December
3rd December 2023

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 sectors as a benchmark for proficiency …

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
1st-4th November 2023

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film where cinematic excellence shines. With films from 78 countries and areas in the region, APSA honours filmmaking that best reflects its cultural origins and the diversity of the Asia Pacific.

Over 3000 films have featured in competition and while they cover varied genres, styles and …

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Queensland Reds to host Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights at Ballymore in November

Queensland Reds to host Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights at Ballymore in November
Following last year’s inaugural Queensland-Saitama Shield fixture in Japan, the Reds and Wild Knights will face-off again on Saturday 4 November at 3:05pm AEST in what will be a historic occasion being the first capped Queensland fixture at Ballymore Stadium since 2010.

Saitama Prefecture was Queensland’s first sister state relationship – formed in 1984 – and remains one of the …

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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 National Federation of Australia Japan Societies is the national body representing all the Australia Japan Societies around Australia.

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