Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- June 2024

Queensland Japan Sports Diplomacy Seminar and Networking Evening

Queensland Japan Sports Diplomacy Seminar and Networking Evening
16 Jul 2024

"Lessons Learnt from the 2020 Tokyo Games - how Queensland can learn from Japan to deliver a sustainable Games".

With the Brisbane Olympics approaching it is an important time to learn lessons from Japan about what worked for the Tokyo Olympics and what challenges were faced.

Join the Australia Japan Society Queensland for an informative evening of …

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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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Back to Japan - Chris Rees

Back to Japan - Chris Rees
By AJS Member - Chris Rees

Having lived in Japan for many years and a frequent visitor since 1980, but not having been back for some years, a seven week holiday taking in sights both familiar and new was long overdue.

It was a wonderful experience and while we quickly slipped back into life in Japan, there were a number …

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Info Sessions - DEi Japanese opportunities

Info Sessions - DEi Japanese opportunities
The Qld Department of Education International initiatives provide the chance for students in year 10-12 and Japanese teachers to visit Japan, immerse themselves in the language and culture, and deepen their understanding.

A range of guest teacher and student programs are available in Japan.

Some of these programs have a STEM focus as well as a language focus for which …

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Empowering Asian Language Speakers Symposium

Empowering Asian Language Speakers Symposium
5th July 2024

This year’s theme is Asian Language teaching and Teacher Training in Australia. The “Empowering Asian Language Speakers Symposium” organized by School of Languages and Cultures (facilitated by Dr Kayoko Hashimoto) turned out to be a great success in 2023.

80 people, from 12 universities, attended the symposium on the day.

The symposium will bring researchers, policy makers, …

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Japanese Iron Chef Sakai at BEEF Week Rockhampton – May 2024

Japanese Iron Chef Sakai at BEEF Week Rockhampton – May 2024
AJS-Queensland Committee members Andrew Hay and Julie Yamamoto travelled to Rockhampton (in their respective professional capacities) in early May to participate in BEEF Week 2024, the largest beef industry event in the southern hemisphere.

BEEF Week is held every three years and is a mega event celebrating the beef industry, bringing together the people that work directly in the sector …

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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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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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