Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.

タスマニア豪日協会

Welcome to AJS-TAS

The Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organisation that assists Australians (in particular, Tasmanians) and Japanese in understanding each other’s culture.

The Society is involved in the organisation of numerous activities in various educational, cultural, social and commercial contexts. Visiting Japanese nationals are welcome to participate in our activities, as are any Australians with an interest in Japan.

Membership is open to individuals, families, educational institutions, companies and government agencies interested in widening their understanding of Japan and its people, and who wish to share their common interest with others, in a friendly, social and productive way.


Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Port of Hobart (Macquarie Wharf 3)
    Registration is closed

    UPDATE 23/1/18: Please note that we will now meet at Wharf 3, and not Wharf 2 as previously advised.

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    Umitaka Maru, a Training and Research vessel of Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology is visiting Hobart again after its training and research in the Antarctic Waters. 

    AJS-TAS is pleased to have the opportunity for our members, friends and the Antarctic community to visit the vessel.

    The meeting time for the visit will be at 2pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

    Please wear flat, enclosed shoes on the day (strictly no sandals or high-heels). Please also note that no photography is permitted in the wharf area.

    RSVP is essential. Please register for this event by Tuesday 16th January 2018. It is advised to register even if you are uncertain about the availability at this stage, as without pre-registration you are not allowed to get on board.

    A short film chronicling last year's voyage is available on YouTube.

    We will also host a BBQ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) welcoming the students, scientists and ship’s personnel together with AJS-TAS members, friends and the Antarctic community. Please register separately for the BBQ here.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Waterworks Reserve (site numbers 7 & 8)
    Registration is closed

    Umitaka Maru, a Training and Research vessel of Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology is visiting Hobart again after its training and research in the Antarctic Waters. 

    AJS-TAS is pleased to host a BBQ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) welcoming the students, scientists and ship’s personnel together with AJS-TAS members, friends and the Antarctic community.

    As the January 2018 visit falls in the middle of the week, our BBQ Shinnenkai will be held on a Wednesday evening. We will meet at the Waterworks Reserve at 6pm on 24 January 2018.

    RSVP is essential. Please register for this event by Friday 19th January 2018.

    FOOD/REFRESHMENTS: BBQ meats and salads will be supplied – please BYO refreshments.

    Bring your friends, and enjoy a relaxed day with students, scientists and crew members of Umitaka Maru, fresh from the Antarctic Waters.

    There is also the opportunity to visit the vessel on the afternoon prior to the BBQ. Please register separately for the vessel visit here.


    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Callington Mill Precinct, 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands, TAS 7120

    20 master soba noodle chefs from Japan come to Callington Mill, Oatlands for a demonstration of soba noodle making using Tasmanian buckwheat that has been ground at Callington Mill.

    Pre-registered ticket holders will enjoy a free tasting of the soba noodles and accompanying tempura prawn and/or vegetables.

    A range of other activities, food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the precinct on the day. Visitors can also enjoy guided tours of Callington Mill, taiko drummers, a Japanese opera singer, explore the heritage vegetable garden, blacksmith's forge and other aspects of the historic Callington Flour Mill precinct. Explore the heritage that is Oatlands with all its Georgian buildings. There will also be a range of family activities for children adjacent to the mill precinct.

    Please Note: The demonstration and tasting is limited to pre-registered ticket holders.

    You can register for this FREE event here.

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