Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.

タスマニア豪日協会

Welcome to the Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.

The Society is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organisation that assists Japanese and Australians (and Tasmanians in particular) 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.

Please join us or subscribe to our mailing list.


Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Salamanca Inn, 10 Gladstone Street, Hobart 7000

    Are you interested in living and working in Japan?

    The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme (http://jetprogramme.org/en/) invites Australian university graduates to live and work in Japan as an assistant language teacher, coordinator for international relations, or sports exchange advisor.

    Come to one of the JET Programme Information Sessions to find out more.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • State Cinema, 375 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    Following the 'Van Gogh & Japan' opening screening, a University of Tasmania lecturer will guide you through a special presentation about the artist and his work.

    Synopsis:

    “I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

    One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

    After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

    In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

    Classification E, 85 mins
    Genre Documentary
    Running Time 85 minutes

    Book now: http://www.statecinema.com.au/Promotion/Van-Gogh-Japan-Utas

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hobart Brewing Company, 16 Evans St, Hobart TAS 7000

    For only the second time in many decades there will be no whaling in the Southern Ocean this summer. Japan’s departure from the IWC last July is the most dramatic change in whale politics and conservation since the global moratorium on commercial whaling was established three decades ago. Nick Gales, Australia’s Commissioner to the IWC, will reflect on what this change might mean and whether whale conservation has been advanced or set back.

    For further information, please visit the Facebook event page.

    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • Bujinkan Tasmania Budo Dojo 徳武流水武神館武道道場, 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    BUJINKAN TASMANIA 2020 BUSHINDEN KAI Theme: 武神館道場の六法宝
    Bujinkan no Roppou - The six treasures of the Bujinkan Dojo.

    Hatsumi Soke has charged each and every Shidoshi, Shihan, Yushuu Shihan and especially the Dai-Shihan to abide by and pass on these 6 treasures of the Bujinkan.

    1.基本八法型
    Kihon Happo (the 8 foundational techniques)
    2.三心の型
    San Shin (GoGyo) (the 5 elemental techniques)
    3. 無刀捕
    Muto Dori (disarming the armed opponent)
    4.空間 [くうかん] 押える [おさえる]
    Control (control the space and opponent )
    5. 女の護身術 [ごしんじゅつ]
    Women’s Self Defense (control without power,)
    6. 共同体 [きょうどうたい]
    Building relationships/communities in Budo (something we all must strive to do each and every day, especially the Bujinkan seniors)

    August 21st – August 23rd 2020
    Bujinkan Tasmania Budo Dojo
    徳武流水武神館武道道場
    159 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    This intensive workshop is for Bujinkan Dojo practitioners and members only.
    The three days will be studying the six treasures that form the basis of our arts current future direction.
    This intensive weekend is open and essential to all ranks.
    Email bujinkantasmania@yahoo.com.au
    for your registration form and payment details before August 10th 2020.
    This event has a cut off of 60 participants.

    3 DAY TRAINING INTENSIVE SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY 23rd August
    4:00pm - 5:00pm Dojo Open for Registration & Payment
    5:30pm - 7:30pm Session 1
    8:30pm - 10:30pm Welcome Performances/Drinks/Food
    $25.00pp for those not attending the full weekend.

    SATURDAY 24th August
    9:00am – 9:30am Registration & Payment
    9:30am – 10:00am Junan Taisou ( all members )
    10:00am – 12:00pm Session 2
    12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm -2:00pm Enbu
    2:00pm – 4:00pm Session 3
    4:00pm – 4:30pm Break
    4:30pm – 6pm Session 4
    7:30pm - Dinner

    SUNDAY 25th August
    9:00am - Dojo opens
    9:30am – 10:00am Junan Taisou ( all members )
    10:00am – 12pm Session 5
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
    1:15pm – 1:45pm Enbu
    2:00pm - 3:00pm Session 6
    3:00pm – 3:15pm Tea Break
    3:15pm – 3:45pm Grading Examinations
    4:00pm END

    REGISTRATION
    Registration can only be made by asking for the form via email or in person at the Tasmania Dojo.
    REGISTRATION FORM REQUEST & COMPLETED FORM to:
    bujinkantasmania@yahoo.com.au
    OR in person at the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo.

    PAYMENT
    ( details attached to the registration form )
    Direct Debit/Cash payment by August 10th.
    Upon successful lodging of registration and payment you will receive confirmation of your attendance at the Bushinden Kai.
    This is a no refundable event.


    OPTION A. $200.00
    1. 3 Days Training + Events
    2. No grading
    3. Dinner on the Saturday Evening ( drinks not included )
    4. Snacks & Selected Drinks at the Dojo
    5. Certificate of Participation.
    6. Sunday Lunch

    OPTION B. $250.00
    1. 3 Days Training + Events
    2. Kyu Grading ( for Tasmanian Dojo Members and approved members only ).
    3. Dinner on the Saturday Evening ( drinks not included )
    4. Snacks & Selected Drinks at the Dojo
    5. Certificate of Participation.
    6. Sunday Lunch
    7. Note: Kyu grading examination ( includes ranking certificate issued from Japan ).
    Dan Ranking Recommendations ( for Tasmania students ) may occur at the discretion of the instructor ( dan certification/cost is not included in the seminar fee ).

    OPTION C. $80.00 ( no Saturday Dinner )
    For Ninja Warrior Tasmania or any Bujinkan Dojo Teenage members between 10 - 17yrs.
    + Saturday Dinner ( drinks not included ) is $120.00
    1. 3 Days Training
    2. Snacks & Selected Drinks at the Dojo
    3. Certificate of Participation.
    4. Sunday Lunch

    ASSISTANCE
    Those attending from interstate can be given information regarding accomodation etc upon request.

    DOJO ETIQUETTE
    1. The rules and guidelines of the Bujinkan apply.
    2. No live blades and/or metal/alloy allowed.
    3. Please travel with training weapons concealed correctly.
    4. Persons causing problems or showing no self control will be removed from the premise and banned from the dojo.
    5. The host reserves the right to refuse participation at this event.
    6. People wishing to observe training must have approval by the host.
    7. Please bow upon entry, bow upon and off stepping onto the tatami the first and last time, and bow upon leaving.

    BUJINKAN DOJO MEMBERSHIP
    Those wishing to become a member of the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo may apply in person at the dojo or contact Duncan at bujinkantasmania@yahoo.com.au
    Registration form and an annual fee is required.

    南虎

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • Adelaide, South Australua

    The next Biennial Conference of the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies will be held 18-20 September 2020.

    The host city for 2020 will be Adelaide, South Australia. A conference committee comprising of representatives from the Japan Australia Friendship Association, the Australia Japan Association of South Australia and the Australia Japan Business Council of South Australia has been established to oversee the preparations.

    The conference will focus around the rejuvenated North Terrace hub of culture, education and government in Adelaide with UniSA and the Playford Hotel being two of the key venues.

    The conference promises to showcase the stories of South Australia’s relationship with Japan including premium food and beverage, manufacturing, sport, cultural links, education, government ties and the exciting potential of the recently announced Australian Space Agency.

    The general schedule will be as follows:

    18 September 2020: Business Day with Evening Cocktail Event
    19 September : Cultural Day with Evening Gala Dinner
    20 September: NFAJS Annual General Meeting

    Attractive accommodation packages from the Playford Hotel and Mercure Hotel will be available for conference delegates.

    Further details will be released as the schedule becomes clearer, but for the meantime please save the dates in your calendar.

Past events

21 Oct 2019 2020 JET Programme Information Session (University of Tasmania)
19 Oct 2019 Cherry Blossom Celebration
12 Oct 2019 2019 Bonsai Exhibition
5 Oct 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
22 Sep 2019 Yasukazu Kano - Bamboo Flute Concert
22 Sep 2019 Australian launch: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 3
19 Sep 2019 Japanese Film Festival - Hobart (free screenings)
17 Sep 2019 Sashiko: Life and Times
16 Sep 2019 Causes of Japan’s long-term economic recession and policy recommendations
9 Sep 2019 Book Launch: Field of Stars (Lyn Reeves)
7 Sep 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
7 Sep 2019 Australian Tea Cultural Seminar
5 Sep 2019 Social dinner at Miyabi
27 Aug 2019 Movie Night: Weathering With You (天気の子)
23 Aug 2019 Book Launch: Broken Starfish by Ron Moss
22 Aug 2019 JAPAN: ARCHIPELAGO OF THE HOUSE | Exhibition Opening
22 Aug 2019 China’s Belt and Road in the South Pacific: A Japanese Perspective on Threats and Opportunities for the West
3 Aug 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
20 Jul 2019 2019 AJS-TAS AGM
12 Jul 2019 Tour of Parliament House
11 Jul 2019 Same-Sex Marriage in Japan: If Taiwan can, so can we!?
6 Jul 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
19 Jun 2019 Study session at the New Sydney
1 Jun 2019 Language exchange at the State
28 May 2019 Teaching through Collaborative Online Learning | Japan and Australia
16 May 2019 Introduction to Japanese Language & Customs
15 May 2019 Language exchange in the pub
4 May 2019 Language exchange at the State
17 Apr 2019 Language exchange in the pub
15 Apr 2019 Tasmanian Kendo: recruitment session
13 Apr 2019 Heart Moon - kunanyi/Mt Wellington
12 Apr 2019 Heart Moon - Rosny Barn
6 Apr 2019 Language exchange at the State
31 Mar 2019 Ramen exchange at Bar Wamen
30 Mar 2019 Hobart Language Day
29 Mar 2019 GOLD GRASS CINEMA: Spirited Away
29 Mar 2019 Kyoto to nipaluna (Hobart) – Water, Fire, Earth and Nature
28 Mar 2019 Official opening: Kyoto to nipaluna (Hobart) – Water, Fire, Earth and Nature
20 Mar 2019 Language exchange in the pub
15 Mar 2019 Taiko Drum presents Wa-no-Hibiki
8 Mar 2019 Bilingual Quiz Evening
8 Mar 2019 Island Taiko Gathering 2019
2 Mar 2019 Language exchange at the State
27 Feb 2019 Social dinner at Panko Chan
22 Feb 2019 Koto & Harp Joint Concert
20 Feb 2019 Language exchange in the pub
14 Feb 2019 SUMMER SERIES: Zahatorte (JAPAN)
8 Feb 2019 In the Wake of Hokusai
2 Feb 2019 Language exchange at the State
31 Jan 2019 Antarctica in the Pub: Meet the Scientists
29 Jan 2019 Umitaka Maru BBQ @ Waterworks Reserve
29 Jan 2019 Umitaka Maru Research Vessel Visit
16 Jan 2019 Language exchange in the pub
5 Jan 2019 Language exchange at the State
19 Dec 2018 Language exchange in the pub
1 Dec 2018 Language exchange at the State
28 Nov 2018 Okonomiyaki Cooking Workshop
21 Nov 2018 Language exchange in the pub
3 Nov 2018 Language exchange at the State
24 Oct 2018 2019 JET Programme Information Session
24 Oct 2018 2019 JET Programme Information Session
19 Oct 2018 National Federation of Australia Japan Societies Biennial Conference
17 Oct 2018 Language exchange in the pub
6 Oct 2018 Language exchange at the State
4 Oct 2018 Sake tasting at Osaka Izakaya and Grill Restaurant
19 Sep 2018 Language exchange in the pub
1 Sep 2018 Language exchange at the State
27 Aug 2018 Japanese Traditional Performance by Jarrod Hoare
18 Aug 2018 Yurikamome Children's Choir
17 Aug 2018 Thirty-six Views of the Mountain
15 Aug 2018 Artist Talk with Aoi Kusudo at the Rosny Barn
15 Aug 2018 Japanese Film Festival Regional in Hobart
14 Aug 2018 Language exchange in the pub
4 Aug 2018 Language exchange at the State
28 Jul 2018 Fundraising Quiz Night for Rosny College Taiko Drum Group
23 Jul 2018 The Asia within: Tasmania in the Asian Century
19 Jul 2018 2018 AJS-TAS AGM
18 Jul 2018 Language exchange in the pub
20 Jun 2018 Language exchange in the pub
28 May 2018 RAMEN by Night
16 May 2018 Language exchange in the pub
8 May 2018 An 8 week course in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts
22 Apr 2018 Hobart Language Day
18 Apr 2018 Language exchange in the pub
21 Mar 2018 Language exchange in the pub
8 Mar 2018 Public lecture: Directions and Issues for Australia in International Trade
26 Feb 2018 Soba @ Callington celebratory drinks
25 Feb 2018 Soba @ Callington
25 Feb 2018 Bus transport to Soba @ Callington
21 Feb 2018 Language exchange in the pub
24 Jan 2018 Umitaka Maru BBQ @ Waterworks Reserve
24 Jan 2018 Umitaka Maru Research Vessel Visit
17 Jan 2018 Language exchange in the pub
12 Jan 2018 Japanese Harp Amongst the Lavender
25 Dec 2017 Aussie-style Japanese Christmas BBQ
20 Dec 2017 Language exchange in the pub
14 Dec 2017 2017 AJS-TAS Bōnenkai
19 Nov 2017 Japanese Whisky Event in Launceston
15 Nov 2017 Language exchange in the pub
14 Nov 2017 Public talk: Tailored Translations – Translating and Transporting Cosplay Costumes Across Texts, Cultures, and Dimensions
12 Nov 2017 Nihongo on Wheels: Masaaki's Sushi and the Huon Valley
4 Nov 2017 Fun, games and sweet things
2 Nov 2017 Monthly Social: The Homestead Tasmania
31 Oct 2017 Public lecture: Australia-Japan Relations in the context of Japan's snap elections
18 Oct 2017 Language exchange in the pub
16 Oct 2017 2017 JET Programme Information Session in Hobart (Evening)
12 Oct 2017 Monthly social: Bar Wa Izakaya
9 Oct 2017 Exhibition | Fashioning Play: Cosplay, Costume and Recreation
7 Oct 2017 Fun, games and sweet things
7 Oct 2017 Sunrise performance on Mt Nelson
20 Sep 2017 Language exchange in the pub
19 Sep 2017 Public lecture: Negotiating Gendered Identity in a Japanese Sports University Kendo Club
7 Sep 2017 Members and Friends Night
2 Sep 2017 Fun, games and sweet things

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