Artist in Residence: Hiromi Tango


2 March – 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 materials. Visitors are encouraged to participate in facilitated sessions, or simply drop-in and engage in self-guided activities.

As the seasons change, the handmade flowers will be added to the walls of the gallery, creating an abundant garden reflecting community engagement.

What flowers will you grow in our healing garden?

10am–5pm | Adelaide Street Pavilion, Level 3, City Hall  | Free

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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 speakers and networking opportunities.

Tickets are free but expected to sell out quickly

Dress Code:- Business attire

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Clayton Utz . Level 28 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street Brisbane

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In 2023, the AJSQ launched its sports diplomacy initiative as a reflection of the evolving role that sport is playing in further fostering deep people to people ties between Australia and Japan. The launch event was held at the office of Clayton Utz and brought together panellists from rugby union, baseball and Olympians. One of the main speakers that evening was Caitlin Byrne of Griffith University, the lead author of Australia’s Sports Diplomacy initiative (supported by the federal government).


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 meeting students.

This annual event highlights the advantages of studying the Japanese language and connects the audience to professionals who have learnt Japanese and have successfully utilized the language as part of their career paths. The event is targeted at high school and university students.

The event will be a hybrid event with the option to attend in person at the Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane or online via Zoom.

As capacity for in-person attendance is limited, we recommend registering early to avoid missing out.

Online tickets link :-

In person Tickets :-

For in-person attendance, please arrive at the Consulate-General of Japan between 5:00pm and 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. Finishing at 7:30 pm

Address: Level 17, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane (side door entrance next to ‘Comuna’ restaurant)

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.


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 range of Australia-Japan related organisations to meet and celebrate our shared interest in Japan.

This will be a very popular event and seats are limited so please book early via the link below to avoid disappointment. (Note if you wish to sit with other participants, please make a note in the booking form when booking).

For any enquiries regarding your booking, please email

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Stamford Plaza Hotel, 39 Edward St, Brisbane | $140.00

The dress code for this event is business attire.

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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 things to see and do as well.

Admission is free and, like every great cultural festival, you can expect a little bit of everything that makes Japan so ace.

 11am–5pm | Whites Hill State College, 138 Burn Street, Camp Hill | FREE

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