Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.


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

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Taroona High School, B Block, Meath Ave, Taroona TAS 7053.

    Okonomiyaki Cooking Workshop - Hosted by Australia-Japan Society (Tas) Inc.

    The Australia-Japan Society (Tas) Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming okonomiyaki cooking workshop later this month.

    If you love Japan, and you love food, then you will no doubt also love okonomiyaki. But rather than have to wait for your next holiday to Japan, we're going to show you the masterful art of creating your own savoury pancake.

    All ingredients supplied, demonstrations and assistance by our local experts, and your own okonomiyaki to eat and enjoy!

    The Details

    Class format:

    • Demonstration of how to cook various types of okonomiyaki
    • Hands on experience of preparing your own okonomiyaki
    • Participants will work in pairs (yes, you will make more than one okonomiyaki!)
    • Take-home information sheet, so you can make your own okonomiyaki at home

    Requirements and other important information:

    • Three dietary options (please select during registration):
    1. Omnivore
    2. Vegetarian
    3. Gluten-free
    • Participants must be 15 years or older
    • Please bring own apron
    • Limited places available, so please don't delay your booking!
    • Bookings close midnight Sat 24 November.

    The other details:

    • When: Wed 28 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    • Venue: Taroona High School, B Block, Meath Ave, Taroona TAS 7053.
    • Price: Members: $20 / Non-members: $30*.

    Look forward to seeing you there!


    Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.

    *If a non-member joins AJS-Tas before registering for the class, they can register at the member rate. AJS-Tas membership year is from 1 April to 31 March each year. For new members joining the Society after 30 September, membership is half price, so this represents great value for money. Use the discount code HALFPRICE2018 to access your discount.

    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 11 Mar 2019
    • Bicheno, Tasmania

    In 2019 the Island Taiko Gathering will take place in the beautiful seaside town of Bicheno on Tasmania’s east coast.

    Keep your eyes on the Facebook page for more details as they become available. And don't forget to book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment (there’s a harp convention on in town the same weekend!).

Past events

19 Oct 2018 National Federation of Australia Japan Societies Biennial Conference
4 Oct 2018 Sake tasting at Osaka Izakaya and Grill Restaurant
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
8 Mar 2018 Public lecture: Directions and Issues for Australia in International Trade
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
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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