Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.

タスマニア豪日協会

Welcome to the Australia-Japan Society of 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

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
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    Register

    Our members, friends and supporters are invited to join us for a very special evening, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania in style.

    Where: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
    Date: Saturday 14 November 2020
    From: 6.00 for 6.30pm
    Dress code: Smart casual / Traditional Japanese / Cosplay
    Cost: $55 members / $65 non-members

    The event will celebrate the connections between Tasmania and Japan, as well as the past, present and future of the society. Guests will be able to enjoy the following menu:

    Entrees

    • Karaage chicken with ponzu mayo and spiced Asian slaw
    • Roasted cauliflower, mature cheddar and chive tartlet, finished with truffle oil and fine herbs

    Mains

    • Prime eye fillet, cooked to medium, with potato and parmesan galette, buttered greens and horseradish butter
    • Oven baked blue eye trevalla with herb and pecorino crust, mashed potato and buttered broccolini, finished with a champagne and caper cream sauce

    Dessert

    • Matcha green tea cake
    • Tea and coffee

    The ticket price includes all of the above, as well as red and white wine. All dietary preferences can be catered for, but please notify us when you register.

    The dinner will be accompanied by a program of entertainment and cultural performances. A raffle will also be held on the evening, with many fabulous prizes to be won. Dressing up is encouraged, with prizes to be awarded for best dressed.

    Our Patron, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, will be in attendance.

    COVID-19 safety: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols when attending.

    • 25 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Drysdale Tafe Launceston, 93 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250

    **REVISED DATES**

    CULINARY ZEN An eight course degustation menu featuring seasonal Tasmanian produce and wines, prepared with the skill and expertise of celebrated Japanese chef, Hal Yamashita.

    This is an exceptional dining experience, with creative food for real people and an outstanding learning opportunity for Tasmania's chefs in training at Drysdale Restaurant (Launceston).

    For further information, please visit Eventbrite.

    • 27 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Tas TAFE Drysdale, 59 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    **REVISED DATES**

    CULINARY ZEN An eight course degustation menu featuring seasonal Tasmanian produce and wines, prepared with the skill and expertise of celebrated Japanese chef, Hal Yamashita.

    This is an exceptional dining experience, with creative food for real people and an outstanding learning opportunity for Tasmania's chefs in training at Drysdale Restaurant (Hobart).

    For further information, please visit Eventbrite.

    • 17 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 19 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Adelaide, South Australua

    The next Biennial Conference of the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies will be held on 17-19 September 2021.

    The host city for 2021 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.

    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

3 Oct 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
19 Sep 2020 Dinner and Propaganda is back on!
19 Sep 2020 2020 AJS-TAS AGM
21 Aug 2020 2020 武神館タスマニア冬武心伝会 Bujinkan Tasmania Winter Bushinden Kai
1 Aug 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
14 Jul 2020 Tasmanians in Japan: Tōhoku JETs
4 Jul 2020 Back by popular demand: Live cookalong from Japan!
4 Jul 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe: We're back!
31 May 2020 Cookalong - live from Japan!
21 Mar 2020 Rokushakubō 六尺棒 ( Art of the Japanese Six foot staff )
15 Mar 2020 HINA DOLL DISPLAY @ WAFU WORKS
7 Mar 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
1 Mar 2020 Japanese Cooking with Kimmiko
22 Feb 2020 Bo Shuriken-jutsu (Japanese Throwing Spike Art)
5 Feb 2020 Umitaka Maru BBQ @ Waterworks Reserve
5 Feb 2020 Tour of the Umitaka Maru Research Vessel
1 Feb 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
25 Jan 2020 Launceston Cosplay Picnic!
4 Jan 2020 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
25 Dec 2019 Aussie-style Japanese Christmas BBQ
21 Dec 2019 Learn Furoshiki (Japanese gift wrapping)
7 Dec 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
5 Dec 2019 Bōnenkai 2019
30 Nov 2019 Japanese Culture Experience
28 Nov 2019 What does Japan’s policy shift mean for global whale populations
26 Nov 2019 A Musical Evening of Haiku and other petite poems
23 Nov 2019 Special Lecture: Van Gogh & Japan + UTAS
2 Nov 2019 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
24 Oct 2019 OPEN DAY AND FREE WORKSHOP
21 Oct 2019 2020 JET Programme Information Session (Hobart)
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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