Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.

タスマニア豪日協会

Upcoming events

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bar Wa Izakaya, 216-218 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
    Register

    Please join us for the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania. The AGM is the Society's annual opportunity to celebrate the year that was, elect a new committee and make plans for the year ahead. It also gives members a chance to bring forward ideas and suggestions.

    Elections will be held for the following positions:

    • President
    • Vice-President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Committee members (six positions)
    Members may also volunteer to join the Social Working Group, which organises a regular program of social events for the Society.

    The full agenda for the meeting will follow shortly.

    All members and friends are invited to join us, as we have a very enjoyable  evening planned. Following the AGM, we will be holding a special dinner in conjunction with the Watersmeet haiku group. Please join us for a relaxed and sociable celebration of food and haiku. You can register separately for the dinner here.

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bar Wa, 216-218 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
    • 15
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    Together with the Watersmeet haiku group, we are delighted to bring you a relaxed and sociable celebration of food and haiku.

    Bar Wa Izakaya will provide us with a selection of fine Japanese food, including free range chicken karaage, house made pork gyoza, chashu pork jowl, shiro miso braised mushrooms and pink eye potato wedges (any dietary preferences will be catered for). As the evening progresses, members of Watersmeet will also share a selection of haiku with us.

    All members and friends are invited to join us. The cost is $36 for members and $42 for non-members, which includes all food. A comprehensive selection of drinks will be available for purchase on the night.

    Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will also be taking place at 6pm, immediately prior to the dinner. Everyone is welcome to arrive early and join us for this too. Please register separately for the AGM here.

    • 3 Nov 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
    Register

    In conjunction with the Lord Mayor of Hobart, the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania is hosting a reception at Hobart Town Hall from 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesday 3 November to celebrate the Japanese Culture Day holiday.

    You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for this celebration. We would be grateful if you could confirm your availability, preferably no later than Friday 15 October.

    Further details and a formal invitation from the Lord Mayor will follow shortly.

    Kind regards,
    The Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hobart

    The Japanese Film Festival Satellite Program will tour Hobart with four contemporary Japanese films, screening for free. Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney with the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania.
    This year’s selection includes a kaleidoscopic anime about two boys raised by dugongs, a heartfelt family drama with an Okinawan setting, a slice of life capturing the last days of summer, and a raccoon-filled anime that’s fun for the whole family!
    Free admission. Limited capacity. Registrations required.
    Please see below for more information.
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    EVENT DETAILS
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    VENUES
    12 & 13 NOV
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    6 Washington Street
    South Hobart TAS 7004
    17 & 20 NOV
    Village Cinemas Eastlands
    Bligh Street
    Rosny Park TAS 7018
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    FILM PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
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    FRIDAY, 12 NOV; 7:00PM
    Born Bone Born (洗骨)
    2018 / Drama / 111 mins / Rating: Unclassified: 15+
    In Japanese with English subtitles
    "A dysfunctional family comes together for an unorthodox Okinawan tradition"
    Four years after Emiko’s death, her family reunites for an Okinawan funerary ritual known as a senkotsu (bone washing) ceremony. Since her death, her husband has become an alcoholic and her daughter is heavily pregnant and single. Nothing’s been easy for this family, and now they are forced to deal with each other’s problems too. Born Bone Born is beautifully strange and universally human, taking a melancholic story and spinning it into a light-hearted, comedic drama about how family will always be there for you—even if they have to be dragged, kicking and screaming.
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    SATURDAY, 13 NOV; 7:00PM
    And Your Bird Can Sing (きみの鳥はうたえる)
    2018 / Slice of life / 106 mins / Rating: Unclassified: 15+
    In Japanese with English subtitles
    "Clinging to the end of summer in Hakodate"
    When enigmatic Sachiko forms a “no-drama” relationship with her slacker bookstore colleague and meets his unemployed roommate, Shizuo (Shota Sometani, Himizu), the three young adults’ lives become intimately entangled. Wasting away evenings together drinking, burning through cash, playing billiards and clubbing ‘til sunrise, a muted magnetism grows between Sachiko and Shizuo. Committing only to living in the moment, the trio drift around Hakodate—knowing, but never mentioning, that summer will eventually end. Atmospheric and authentic, Sho Miyake’s second feature film delivers superb performances, sensitivity and melancholic charm.
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    WEDNESDAY, 17 NOV; 7:00PM
    Children of the Sea (海獣の子供)
    2019 / Youth, Animation / 111 mins / Rating: PG (contains mild fantasy themes and infrequent coarse language)
    In Japanese with English subtitles
    "Most of the things that happen at sea are left unknown…"
    When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn towards the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and can hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. What the children experience as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish is only the beginning of a surreal and colourful adventure that will lead Ruka to find her role within the great unitedness of humanity and nature.
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    SATURDAY, 20 NOV; 11:00AM
    Pom Poko (平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ)
    1994 / Anime, Adventure / 119 mins / Rating: PG (contains mild violence)
    In Japanese with English subtitles
    "A delightfully odd tale with an environmental message"
    Pom Poko is an ever-current and thought-provoking tale about the clash between modern society and the natural world. The Raccoons (Tanuki) of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by rapid urbanisation. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. Once they perfect the ancient art of transformation, they use their power, often in hilarious ways, to try and scare off the advancement of civilisation. Will it be enough? Or will the Raccoons learn how to live in balance with the modern world?
    • 1 May 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Drysdale Tafe Launceston, 93 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250

    **REVISED DATES**

    CULINARY ZEN An eight course degustation menu featuring seasonal Tasmanian produce and wines, prepared with the skill and expertise of celebrated Japanese chef, Hal Yamashita.

    This is an exceptional dining experience, with creative food for real people and an outstanding learning opportunity for Tasmania's chefs in training at Drysdale Restaurant (Launceston).

    For further information, please visit Facebook.

    • 1 May 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Tas TAFE Drysdale, 59 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    **REVISED DATES**

    CULINARY ZEN An eight course degustation menu featuring seasonal Tasmanian produce and wines, prepared with the skill and expertise of celebrated Japanese chef, Hal Yamashita.

    This is an exceptional dining experience, with creative food for real people and an outstanding learning opportunity for Tasmania's chefs in training at Drysdale Restaurant (Hobart).

    For further information, please visit Facebook.

    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 18 Sep 2022
    • Adelaide, South Australua

    The next Biennial Conference of the National Federation of Australia Japan Societies will be held on 17-19 September 2021.

    The host city for 2021 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.

    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

2 Oct 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
26 Sep 2021 Hanami gathering at Deloraine
4 Sep 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
19 Aug 2021 Ramen night
7 Aug 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
16 Jul 2021 Film screening: Impossible to Imagine
3 Jul 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
5 Jun 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
29 May 2021 Cookalong - Japanese Curry
15 May 2021 Sushi with Kimono
1 May 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
17 Apr 2021 A small world: Japan and I - Conversations from Japan
3 Apr 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
20 Mar 2021 Sushi with Kimono
8 Mar 2021 In Conversation: Myoko Mountain Lodge, Japan
6 Mar 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
22 Feb 2021 Japanese Film Festival - Hobart (free screenings!)
6 Feb 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
2 Jan 2021 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
12 Dec 2020 AJS-TAS Christmas Bōnenkai Picnic BBQ
5 Dec 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
14 Nov 2020 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
3 Oct 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
19 Sep 2020 Dinner and Propaganda is back on!
19 Sep 2020 2020 AJS-TAS AGM
21 Aug 2020 2020 武神館タスマニア冬武心伝会 Bujinkan Tasmania Winter Bushinden Kai
1 Aug 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
14 Jul 2020 Tasmanians in Japan: Tōhoku JETs
4 Jul 2020 Back by popular demand: Live cookalong from Japan!
4 Jul 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe: We're back!
31 May 2020 Cookalong - live from Japan!
21 Mar 2020 Rokushakubō 六尺棒 ( Art of the Japanese Six foot staff )
15 Mar 2020 HINA DOLL DISPLAY @ WAFU WORKS
7 Mar 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
1 Mar 2020 Japanese Cooking with Kimmiko
22 Feb 2020 Bo Shuriken-jutsu (Japanese Throwing Spike Art)
5 Feb 2020 Umitaka Maru BBQ @ Waterworks Reserve
5 Feb 2020 Tour of the Umitaka Maru Research Vessel
1 Feb 2020 Conversation Club at the State Cinema Cafe
25 Jan 2020 Launceston Cosplay Picnic!
4 Jan 2020 Fun language exchange at the State Cinema Cafe
25 Dec 2019 Aussie-style Japanese Christmas BBQ
21 Dec 2019 Learn Furoshiki (Japanese gift wrapping)
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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