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Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- April 2020

COVID-19 - Members and friends
Dear members and friends of the AJS-Q,

I hope you and your families are safe and well amidst the recent unprecedented changes to work and daily life as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions.

Communication and connection has never been more important. So, while we cannot meet in person the AJS-Q will continue to keep members and friends connected via our website, enewsletter, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Best Books to Read if You're Dreaming of Japan

Best Books to Read if You're Dreaming of Japan
Conde Nast Traveller
Whether you’re a devout Japanophile or contemplating your very first trip, there’s no better armchair escape than diving into a book.

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New Corporate Member - paper boat press

New Corporate Member - paper boat press
The AJS-Q’s newest Corporate member has a very special connection with Japan

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Overshadowed by pandemic, Japan's ban on indoor smoking goes into effect

Overshadowed by pandemic, Japan's ban on indoor smoking goes into effect
A law banning indoor smoking in principle took full effect across the nation on Wednesday as part of an effort to protect people from passive smoking going into the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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AJS Japanese Study Group | now moved online!

AJS Japanese Study Group | now moved online!
From March 2020, the person-to-person gatherings for the Group were cancelled.

The group now uses an online conference call facility to maintain the regular Thu afternoon Study Group sessions.

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Highlights of Kobe - Kobe City Loop Bus

Highlights of Kobe - Kobe City Loop Bus
Each month throughout 2020 the AJS-Q is celebrating the Sister City anniversary by highlighting aspects of Kobe.

This month we’re looking at one of the most convenient ways to see and get a feel for the city, via the Kobe City Loop Bus.

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Do you have something you'd like to share with AJS members?

Perhaps a travel story, article, Japan-related book or movie review, recipe or photograph. We always welcome any suggestions from members. Please send your contributions to Go-Nichi to the following email address: newsletter@austjpnsoc.asn.au

The AJS e-newsletter is sent to members at the end of the first week in every month.

GPO Box 2036 | Brisbane | Qld | 4001
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Chancellor: His Excellency, The Governor of Queensland
Co-Patrons :
The Hon. The Premier of Queensland,
The Consul-General of Japan, Queensland

Committee

Ms Margaret Rackemann - President
Mr Andrew Hay - Immediate Past President
Mr Yuki Nishiyama - Vice President
Ms Julie Yamamoto - Vice President
Ms Taeko Matsunaga - Secretary
Mr Steve Abbott - Honorary Treasurer
Ms Tomomi Iwasaki - Assistant Treasurer
Mr Ross McConachie - Past President
Mr Ross Humphreys - Past President
Mr Mark Bulley- Webmaster
Ms Shoko Arakawa
Dr Taeko Imura
Ms Gladys Busch
Mr Takeshi Takada
Mr Kohei Tamura
Mr Andrew Carter
Ms Nicole Patterson
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