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

    • 21 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Salamanca Market, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    Jan, from Wafu Works in Kingston, will be at Salamanca Market to help you lovingly wrap your purchased Christmas gift using the traditional Japanese method of furoshiki.

    Furoshiki uses cloth material and is cleverly designed so sticky tape, glue or staples are not required, and the gift receiver can reuse the cloth which makes this a very environmentally friendly choice.

    The market will also offer the traditional paper wrapping service using recycled gift paper for all gifts purchased at the market.

    Both gift wrapping services will be located near the information booth.

    This is a free event with all materials supplied.

    • 25 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Long Beach Reserve, Beach Road, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania 7005

    Let's enjoy an Aussie-style Christmas BBQ next to the beach! Everyone is welcome, whether you're Japanese or merely interested in Japan.

    You can join us any time from 12pm onwards. Please bring:

    * something to cook (e.g. steak, sausages)
    * something to share (e.g. salads, bread)
    * something to drink (e.g. beer, soft drinks)

    Games are also welcome!

    Long Beach Reserve is easy to reach by public transport. Bus routes 402, 422, 426, 427, 428 and 429 all travel from the city along Sandy Bay Road. Get off at Beach Road in Lower Sandy Bay. Timetable information is here:

    https://www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/hobart/dsg-lower-sandy-bay-sandy-bay-churchill-ave-university-hobart/

    The Sunday timetable will apply. And remember that buses are free on Christmas Day!

    For further information, see 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

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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