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.

Please join us or subscribe to our mailing list.


Upcoming events

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Farm Arts Centre, Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park 7018

    The Mayor of Clarence Ald Doug Chipman invites you to the opening of:

    Kyoto to nipaluna (Hobart) – Water, Fire, Earth and Nature

    Artists: Aoi Kusudo, Richard Clements, Jemma Clements & Linda Chee

    Aoi Kusudo is from Kyoto, Japan's most traditional city. Aoi produces beautiful and whimsical illustrations using the ancient technique Tarashikomi (meaning "dripping in") in a contemporary way. Since visiting Tasmania in 2018, Aoi has begun to collaborate with Tasmanian artists who are, like her, working with the great power of Nature: Water, Fire, Earth and Native Plants.

    Featuring the work of Richard Clements and Jemma Clements (Fire and Earth – glass artists), and Linda Chee (Fire, Water and Native Plants – Eco Natural Dyer).

    To be opened at 5.30pm Thursday 28th March 2019

    Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Farm Arts Centre
    Rosny Hill Rd
    Rosny Park
    03 6217 9607
    rosnyfarm@ccc.tas.gov.au

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm, Rosny Hill Road, Rosny 7018

    Artists: Aoi Kusudo, Richard Clements, Jemma Clements & Linda Chee

    Aoi Kusudo is from Kyoto, Japan’s most traditional city. Aoi produces beautiful and whimsical illustrations using the ancient technique Tarashikomi (meaning “dripping in”) in a contemporary way.  Since visiting Tasmania in 2018, Aoi has begun to collaborate with Tasmanian artists who are, like her, working with the great power of Nature: Water, Fire, Earth and Native Plants.

    Featuring the work of Richard Clements and Jemma Clements (Fire and Earth – glass artists), and Linda Chee (Fire, Water and Native Plants – Eco Natural Dyer).

    Public program:

    Artist Talk with Aoi Kusudo and Linda Chee
    Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm, Schoolhouse Gallery (Free Entry)

    Watercolour Workshop with Aoi Kusudo
    Saturday 6th April 12-4pm, The Rosny Farm Cottage ($40, Materials Supplied)

    In this workshop Aoi will work with you to create water colours in the traditional Japanese technique, from start to finish. As the technique usually requires a week to dry between stages, some paintings will be provided to work from for the final stage. All materials and paper will be supplied.

    For further information, and to book tockets for the watercolour workshop, please visit the Clarence Arts and Events website.

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Rosny Farm, 22 Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park 7018

    Clarence City Council is delighted to host its family friendly Gold Grass Cinema at Rosny Farm. Spirited Away by Japanese Director Hayao Miyazaki, is widely recognised as the greatest animated film of all time. Bring your own snacks and a picnic rug. A fully stocked licenced bar, popcorn and snacks will also be available.

    DOORS OPEN 7.30PM, SCREENING 8:30PM

    TICKETS ADULTS $15, CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER $10

    Tickets can be purchased through the Clarence Arts & Events website.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Parliament Lawns, 1 Salamanca Pl, Hobart 7000

    A celebration of languages diversity in Tasmania. This year a special celebration of indigenous languages during the International year of Indigenous Languages! All languages are welcome!

    For further information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Past events

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
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
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
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
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
20 Dec 2017 Language exchange in the pub
14 Dec 2017 2017 AJS-TAS Bōnenkai
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
19 Oct 2017 Exhibition | Fashioning Play: Cosplay, Costume and Recreation
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
7 Oct 2017 Fun, games and sweet things
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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