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

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 20 Oct 2018
    • Sydney, NSW


    19th-20th October 2018 | Sydney | hosted by AJS NSW

    The Conference theme is: Australia and Japan: Deeper understanding, New dimensions.

    The Conference is open to anyone interested in the Australia-Japan relationship and an exciting program is being prepared that will appeal to a wide range of people. Delegates from Australia-Japan Societies around Australia and from Japan-Australia Societies (JAS) in Japan will be in attendance.

    Registrations are now open. Visit the Conference page

    Please note: a block of hotel rooms is available until 31 August at convenient Rydges Hotels. 

    The Conference program will be updated on the Conference webpage over the coming months. NFAJS looks forward to seeing attendees in Sydney in October!


    • 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

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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