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Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- May 2024

Lunch with His Excellency Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiro Suzuki

Lunch with His Excellency Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiro Suzuki
17 May 2024 | event sold out

The Australia Japan Society - Queensland and the Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry are proud to jointly host His Excellency Mr Suzuki Kazuhiro Ambassador of Japan to Australia at a lunch on Friday the 17th of May.

This is a unique opportunity for members to hear the Ambassador speak about the

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Japanese Film Festival online 2024 – program out now

Japanese Film Festival online 2024 – program out now
5th June – 19th June 2024

From hilarious comedies to dramas that will tug at your heartstrings, there’s sure to be something on the program for every film fanatic to enjoy. I

n this year’s online festival, 23 films will stream online for FREE from June 5-19.

There are also two new TV dramas in the lineup, which will be available …

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Japanese Tea Ceremony at Nerima Gardens - Ipswich

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Nerima Gardens - Ipswich
last Saturday of each month (March-October)

Enjoy a guided tour of Nerima Gardens to interpret key design elements that infuse both the Australian and Japanese cultures.

Arrive at the Tea House to view the Japanese tea ceremony, a traditional cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea). Guests will have the opportunity to participate in …

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Direct From Japan Pop Up

Direct From Japan Pop Up
from 3rd May 2024

Completely open to the public, an opportunity to hear the stories of the Japanese artisans and take their work home.

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans.

Every piece in the collection is made to enjoy and cherish every day. They are as practical as they are …

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Artist in Residence: Hiromi Tango

Artist in Residence: Hiromi Tango
to 11 August 2024 | Museum of Brisbane

花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal) is a community-led project that will transform Adelaide Street Pavilion into a vibrant sanctuary, inspiring healing and social connection.

Communities from across Brisbane and visitors alike will be invited to create beautiful blooms and buds inspired by flowers found in Meanjin/Brisbane from upcycled textiles and local …

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Japan Community of Queensland Inc TRIVIA NIGHT

Japan Community of Queensland Inc TRIVIA NIGHT
25 May 2024

The Japan Community of Queensland Inc TRIVIA NIGHT is back!!

JCQトリビアの夜! やったー!

Get a team together - or we'll find one for you! - and join us for a fantastic night of Japanese food, drinks, games, laughs, prizes, raffles and of course TRIVIA!

5:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Annerley Community Hall Multicultural Hub

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Matsuri Brisbane

Matsuri Brisbane
7th September 2024 | presented by Brisbane Seinendan

A one-day celebration at Whites Hill State College i— and taking place from 11am–5pm on Saturday, September 7th— it's Brisbane's own ode to the country that brought us sushi, katsu, yakitori, sake, matcha lattes and more.

Expect to find more than a few things from that list on offer, and plenty of …

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The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test - Kanken

The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test - Kanken
16th June | Brisbane

Commonly known as the Kanji Kentei (漢字検定), or the shorter Kanken (漢検), The Japan Kanji Aptitude Tests are conducted three times a year, and vary from level 10 (80 characters) to level 1 (6000 characters).

The test examines not only the ability to read and write kanji, but also the ability to understand their meanings, to …

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Immediate Past-President - Margaret Rackemann
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