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

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Brooke Street Pier, Hobart
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    AJS-TAS has chartered a bus to take members, friends and guests from Hobart to Oatlands for Soba @ Callington, Tasmania's inaugural soba festival.

    Return transport will be in a deluxe 57-seater coach and costs just $15 (AJS-TAS members) or $20 (non-members).

    The coach will depart from Brooke Street Pier at 10.30am, arriving at Callington Mill at 12 noon.

    At the conclusion of the festival the coach will depart Callington Mill at 4pm, arriving back at Brooke Street Pier at 5.30pm.

    Please ensure that you arrive at Brooke Street Pier in good time. Tickets are non-refundable and the coach will depart at strictly 10.30am.

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Callington Mill Precinct, 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands, TAS 7120

    20 master soba noodle chefs from Japan come to Callington Mill, Oatlands for a demonstration of soba noodle making using Tasmanian buckwheat that has been ground at Callington Mill.

    Pre-registered ticket holders will enjoy a free tasting of the soba noodles and accompanying tempura prawn and/or vegetables.

    A range of other activities, food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the precinct on the day. Visitors can also enjoy guided tours of Callington Mill, taiko drummers, a Japanese opera singer, explore the heritage vegetable garden, blacksmith's forge and other aspects of the historic Callington Flour Mill precinct. Explore the heritage that is Oatlands with all its Georgian buildings. There will also be a range of family activities for children adjacent to the mill precinct.

    Please Note: The demonstration and tasting is limited to pre-registered ticket holders.

    You can register for this FREE event here.

    • 8 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Law Lecture Theatre 2, University of Tasmania, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay

    Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.

    Stephanie has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas.Previously she was EY’s lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia.

    Austrade’s first female chief executive, Dr Fahey has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, the European Australian Business Council, the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Australia Korean Foundation.

    Stephanie holds a PhD from the Australian National University and BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She speaks Melanesian Pidgin. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.

    The last few years has seen the commencement of bi-lateral Free Trade Agreements between Australia and other countries, notably Japan, South Korea and China. This March, the respective trade ministers are signing the 11 nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

    In this context, Stephanie Fahey's address, provides an opportunity for to AIIA members and those of its co-hosts for this event - the  Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Asia Institute of Tasmania  - to get a first hand perspective on how Australia is currently positioned in the evolving international trade climate.

    To register, please go to the Australian Institute of International Affair's events site.

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