Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- July 2024

Japan Careers Evening

Japan Careers Evening
8th August 2024

The Australia Japan Society of Queensland is proud to host its annual Japan Careers evening on Thursday the 8th of August.

This year we are honoured to co-host with the Japanese Consulate General of Japan Brisbane for the delivery of the event.

The new Consul-General Mr Gomakubo will make an opening speech and is looking forward to …

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Australia-Japan Dinner - Japan Month

Australia-Japan Dinner - Japan Month
21st August 2024

As part of this year’s Japan Month celebrations in Brisbane, we are again inviting all members and guests of Australia-Japan organisations in Southeast Queensland to the Australia-Japan Dinner.

The evening will include a guest speaker, cultural entertainment and a three-course dinner and drinks.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for members and guests from a wide …

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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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Ambassador’s Lunch - report

Ambassador’s Lunch 17 May  - report
The Australia Japan Society - Queensland (AJS-QLD) and the Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI) were honoured to jointly host His Excellency Mr SUZUKI Kazuhiro Ambassador of Japan to Australia at the recent sold out ‘Lunch with the Ambassador’ event on 17 May.

Thank you to the Ambassador for providing members with a comprehensive update on Japan and …

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Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business

Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business
The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business celebrate the contribution multicultural businesses make to the Brisbane economy and community through their creativity, innovation and resilience.

Nominations for the 2023 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business are now open and close 11.59pm, Sunday 21 July 2024.

The 2024 winners will be announced at the 2024 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards event on Friday 8 …

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Kichi Kichi Meet & Eat @ Harajuku Gyoza

Kichi Kichi Meet & Eat @ Harajuku Gyoza
21st-22nd July 2024

Join Harajuku Gyoza for a special Meet & Eat with Chef Kichi Kichi all the way from Kyoto, Japan at Harajuku Gyoza South Bank in Brisbane!

Get ready to watch all the action of Chef Kichi Kichi making his famous omurice, then feast on the omurice and Harajuku Gyoza favourites including the limited edition long fries.

Enjoy …

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Brisbane Genki Market

Brisbane Genki Market
Brisbane Genki Market is now on every Sunday.

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 being held …

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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 STEM teachers without Japanese language are encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions

18 JulyOsaka Global Teacher Program

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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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Co-Patrons :
The Hon. The Premier of Queensland,
The Consul-General of Japan, Queensland


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Immediate Past-President - Margaret Rackemann
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