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Australia Japan Society - Qld Inc

Enewsletter- May 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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Former AJS - QLD President, Ross McConachie, receives Imperial decoration

Former AJS - QLD President, Ross McConachie, receives Imperial decoration
On 29th April 2020 , the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2020 Spring Imperial Decorations.

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Learn Japanese and a New World Opens Project

Learn Japanese and a New World Opens Project
Learn Japanese and a New World Opens Project The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre is committed to supporting Japanese language education at all levels in a variety of ways including Advocacy. The latest Monash endeavour to encourage students to take up and /or continue Japanese language studies, is the ‘Learn Japanese and a new world opens’ project.

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Assistance for International Students

Assistance for International Students
On April 22, the Queensland (QLD) Government announced the establishment of an online consultation service as part of its efforts to assist international students who are unable to return home.

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Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway and Herb Gardens

Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway and Herb Gardens
Each month throughout 2020 the AJS-Q is celebrating the Sister City anniversary by highlighting aspects of Kobe.

This month we’re looking at the Nunobiki Herb Garden on Mount Rokko - one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kobe. Accessed by ropeway, this garden offers a stunning view of the city.

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Food Bank for International Students

Food Bank for International Students
TAFE Qld has launched a food bank to assist international students affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Can't visit Japan? - Let Google Street View and Japan Holidays take you there...

Can't visit Japan? - Let Google Street View take you there...
Whilst we are currently unable to visit Japan due to COVID-19, we can still explore the best that Japan has to offer by exploring Japan on a virtual trip using Google Street View with Japan Holidays.

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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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The Hon. The Premier of Queensland,
The Consul-General of Japan, Queensland

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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
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