JFF Fringe special screenings

30 May – 29 August 2018 | Brisbane Myer Centre

Did you miss out on the Japanese Film Festival (JFF), or simply love Japanese cinema?

Enjoy Japanese films on the big screen with new JFF Fringe special screenings! Featuring box office hits from the past year, JFF Fringe is a series of monthly Japanese film screenings, which run from May to August.

This season presents award-winning titles such as In This Corner of the World and The Long Excuse, explosive action-comedy in Gintama, and the exclusive Australian premiere of fantasy period film Honnouji Hotel.

Jointly presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and Event Cinemas

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Outta The Box – Anime Season Three

13 June – 12 September 2018

Fans of classic Japanese Anime are in for a thrill as Event Cinemas launches its third season of the “Outta the Box” program!

Growing on the success of the hit program, season three offers a retrospective of classic Anime titles enshrined in pop culture.

Titles include Akira, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle in the Sky. Kicking off on June 13, the monthly program will screen across nine sites in four states.

Brisbane screenings at: Event Cinemas : Garden City | Chermside |  Brisbane Myer

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Japanese in Queensland

21 Aug 2018

A seminar reviewing the current relationship and activities in conjunction with an outline of the early history of Japanese immigration to Queensland

Presented by Ms Keiko Yanai (Consul-General of Japan) and Mr John Lamb (historian)

The explosion of interest in Japan started in the 1970s with the rapid expansion of the Japanese economy and bilateral trade. Despite the ‘bursting of the bubble’ in the early 1990s, the Japan-Australia connection remained strong, and more recently has advanced to a deeper, more mature partnership.

Few appreciate that the Japan-Australia connection actually goes back to a time before Australia was established as a country.

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Diversity: Women in 21st Century Japan – with Dr Mariko Bando

3 September 2018

Dr Bando is the Chancellor of Showa Women’s University, former Director-General of the Bureau for Gender Equality in the Japanese Cabinet Office and a former Consul-General of Japan in Brisbane.

The event will be co-hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Brisbane (JCCIB), the Australia Japan Society – Queensland (AJSQ) and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane.

6:00pm – 7:15pm (Registrations open 5:30pm) | Grant Thornton Australia
King George Central, Level 18, 145 Ann Street, Brisbane

There will be an opportunity for networking after the formal program

Dress: Business Attire

Please RSVP as soon as possible as capacity is limited.  We look forward to your attendance.

RSVP: by 14 August 2018

Matsuri Brisbane – Japan Festival

8th September 2018

Brisbane Japanese community group, Brisbane Seinendan In- is proud to announce the launch of a new Japanese “matsuri” or festival to Brisbane.

Japanese food and drink stalls, cultural activities, performances and more

midday – 5PM | Mt Gravatt Showgrounds


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AJSQ Careers Evening

8th October 2018

Come and listen to people who have learnt Japanese and have successfully utilized the language as part of their careers paths.

With strong trading ties between Japan and Australia, Japanese language skills will provide you with an edge in the workplace. There are so many industries in which Japanese language skills can prove to be a major advantage. Receive some valuable insights from those who have pursued fluency in the language, and utilised their Japanese skills across a number of industries.

A representative from the Consulate – General of Japan will also present information on next year’s JET Programme. The JET program is a Japanese Government initiative, and has provided the platform for hundreds of Queenslanders to work in Japan, and deepen their understanding of Japan.

18:00-20:00 | Griffith University Qld College of Art | Lecture Theatre S05_2.04

Japanese Film Festival – Brisbane

24-28 Oct 2018

The JFF is coming back for a 22nd season with a diverse selection of cult indie to international favourites, from questionable films to intriguing titles.

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi, and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.


Japanese Film Festival returns to Brisbane 24-28 Oct 2018 at Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer City Centre.

Tickets on sale from 27 Sept

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019 | QAG, GOMA | Free

Stretching from Iraq to Hawai’i, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane.

Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. APT9 is based on extensive research that has built on the wealth of knowledge established over the exhibition’s 25 year history.

The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.

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