Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.


About the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.

The Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc. (the Society) began its Tasmanian activities in the northern city of Launceston in 1968. It was formally constituted under that name in the following year. It quickly attracted interest from people in other parts of the state and considerable support developed in the south, centred on Hobart. A Hobart-based branch was formed in the latter half of 1970. In April 1987, by mutual agreement, this branch was reconstituted in its present form as the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.

The Society is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organisation that assists Australians (and 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. It is an incorporated body with an active committee of ten, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April or May of every year.

The Society is an incorporated association, as identified under the Associations Incorporation Act 1964 (Tas), and is governed by its Constitution.


President Dr Steven Phipps
Vice President Ms Tricia de Jersey
Secretary Ms Camellia Cseko
Treasurer Mr Ben Ivory
Members Dr Ruth Eriksen
Mr Lachan Pitt
Ms Mayumi Toya
Ms Lisa Walkden
Ms Kira White
Observer Ms Georgie Branch (City of Hobart)

Social Working Group

Ms Lisa Walkden (Chair)
Ms Camellia Cseko
Ms Tricia de Jersey
Mr Ben Ivory
Ms Lisa Ker
Dr Steven Phipps
Mr Lachlan Pitt


Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania

Vice Patron

Honorary Consul-General Ms Kim S. Clifford

Copyright Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.| PO Box 136, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7006, Australia | ABN 14 559 509 154

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software