12 – 14 June 2021

29th Australian Iaido and 20th Australian Jodo Championships, Seminar and Exam

Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach, North QLD 4221.

The event will take place over three days and includes a Dan Grading, the 29th Australian Iaido Championships, a ZNKR Iaido Seminar and a Koryu Iaido Seminar.

Day 1: Saturday 12 June

AKR Iaido Dan Grading & 29th Australian Iaido Championships

Day 2: Sunday 13th June

ZNKR Iaido Seminar

Day 3: Monday 14th June

Koryu Iaido Seminar

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The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test – Kanken

26th June 2021 | Brisbane

Commonly known as the Kanji Kentei (漢字検定), or the shorter Kanken (漢検), The Japan Kanji Aptitude Tests are conducted three times a year, and vary from level 10 (80 characters) to level 1 (6000 characters).

The test examines not only the ability to read and write kanji, but also the ability to understand their meanings, to use them correctly in sentences, and to identify correct stroke order. Although the test was originally developed for native Japanese speakers, non-native speakers may also take the tests.

The test is administered by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation (日本漢字能力検定協会, Nihon Kanji Nōryoku Kentei Kyōkai)

Levels from 7 upwards are Ministry approved. Though designed for Japanese students, it is equally possible for non-natives to take and pass these exams.

Brisbane Test Centre | The exam in Brisbane is conducted by Tak’s Tutoring

Test Centre | Coorparoo Secondary College, (Cnr Stanley Street East & Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Registration is required by 23rd May 2021.

Levels 8 – 10 | 40 minutes | 1PM

Levels 2-7  | 60 minutes | 1PM

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CHAKAKAI – tea ceremony and flower arranging experience

11th July 2021

The Australia Japan Society is delighted to host a tea ceremony and flower arranging experience. Come and bask in the glorious Gold Coast Hinterland, drink tea, and arrange flowers with two of Australia’s best instructors.

10:00am | 44 Range Rd Mudgeeraba | $75 per person includes light lunch and all materials

Instructors: – Urasenke Tea Ceremony by Margaret Price
Sogetsu Flower Arranging By Chieko Klerkx

For enquiries: -David Shield | David.shield@bigpond.com

Places are strictly limited to 12 people, please book early to avoid missing out.

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AJS-Q’s  Conversations from Japan Event

17th July 2021

You are invited to join the AJS-Q ’s Q & A with Kylie and Tiffany Johnson, authors of the recently published Utsuwa  – Japanese objects for everyday use. 

Come and enjoy macha sponge with tea or coffee while being taken on an armchair journey down narrow lanes and backstreets into the studios of the Japanese artisans and makers featured in this beautiful book.

Copies of the book as well as works by some of the Japanese artists will be available for purchase in the gallery.

This boutique event will be held in the studio of paper boat press gallery and is limited to 20 attendees.

10:30 AM | paper boat press gallery | 60 Ashgrove Cres. Ashgrove

Please register at execsec@austjpnsoc.asn.au to join the event.

COVID protocol will be observed at this event.