Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- December 2023

AJS-QLD End of Year Bonenkai and presentation of Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Award 2023

AJS-QLD End of Year Bonenkai and presentation of Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Award 2023
Congratulations to Catherine Zhang from the University of Queensland and Helen Zhang from Griffith University, this year’s recipients of the AJS-QLD’s annual Dr Fujiko Chamberlain (OAM) Award, for achievement in Japanese language studies.

Special thanks to Mr GOMABUKO Junji, Consul-General of Japan, Brisbane who presented Catherine and Helen with their awards at the Society’s end of year Bounenkai event on 16th November. Catherine …

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Chakakai and Ikebana Workshop 

Chakakai and Ikebana Workshop 
Attendees at the Society’s recent Chakakai and Ikebana workshop began the day with a stroll through one of Tamborine Mountain’s most beautiful gardens before being treated to green tea and delicious mitarashi dango from Kyoto.

Then it was down to business as they participated in a tea ceremony (in a traditional Japanese tea house) and Ikebana workshop, conducted by two …

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Update from Paper Boat Press Gallery - AJS Corporate Member

Update from Paper Boat Press Gallery
Kylie Johnson, owner of paper boat press gallery in Ashgrove, did a quick ten days in Japan with her sister Tiffany, in October.

Their main aim was to fill the shop with as many special handmade objects as possible, coming back with six suitcases full to the brim.

In Kyoto they met with makers of ceramics and …

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Brisbane’s New Bonsai House’s Link to Kobe

Brisbane’s New Bonsai House’s Link to Kobe
The Dedication Ceremony of the new Bonsai House at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha took place on 22 November.

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner was joined by Mr GOMAKUBO Junji Consul-General of Japan, Brisbane to formally acknowledge completion of the Bonsai House, the contribution made by the community, and dedicate the facility to the people of Brisbane. …

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AJS Corporate Member - Japan Holidays

Share the love – enjoy the ultimate Japan family holiday with the Japan Family Leisure Package.

Japan Holidays has unique tour itineraries designed to suit the travel needs of small families visiting places throughout the country, from northernmost Hokkaido to southernmost Okinawa.

These popular Japan Holidays Family Fun Holidays are leisurely paced to guarantee quality family time – truly relax and enjoy all that Japan has to offer.

Stay in classic Japanese style accommodation and soak in the local hot springs, engage with the friendly Japanese locals, learn local customs, traditions and history. A personal holiday experience, travelling with family in a destination of endless discovery and learning.

Japan Holidays offers a number of popular, family-friendly holidays plans to choose from.

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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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After more Japan-related Events and Happenings around Australia?

Visit the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies for all the latest info.

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

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