Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) was named Best Feature Film at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) The Award was accepted by producer Taguchi Hijiri at the glittering APSA ceremony in Brisbane, Australia.
This is Kore-eda’s first APSA win and the first time a film from Japan has won the APSA for Best Feature Film. The film is Japan’s official submission for the Oscars®.
In a spread of awards representing the geographical and cultural diversity of the Asia Pacific region, awards went to films from Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore and Turkey.
Taylor Mitchell from Griffith University and Matthew Chen from the University of Queensland have received the 2018 Dr Fujiko Chamberlain OAM Education Award from the Australia Japan Society – Queensland.
The award was created by the Society to commemorate a lifetime of service to education and Australia Japan relations by long standing, AJS-Q Committee member, Dr Fujiko Chamberlain OAM.
The award is presented annually to a student from Griffith University and the University of Queensland for outstanding achievement in Japan studies.
Representatives from the Organising Committee for the World Masters Games 2021, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, recently visited Brisbane and the Gold Coast to promote the upcoming 2021 WMG Games.
They met with members of the AJS-Q Committee to discuss the involvement and participation of Queenslanders in the 2012 WMG as well as promoting the 2021 Games at the recent Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.