Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.


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

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 10:15 AM
    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • Kingston Library A Block, Room A1, 11 Hutchins Street, Kingston 7050
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    Embark on a journey to Japan with our Travel Japanese for Beginners course! Whether it’s a holiday or business trip, this six-week course will equip you with essential language skills and cultural insights. 

    You'll learn practical phrases, vocabulary, and important conversation techniques, making your travel experiences smoother and more enriching. With engaging lessons and interactive activities, our expert instructor will ensure that learning Japanese is both fun and effective. 

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect more deeply with Japan's rich culture and friendly people – join us today!

    WHEN: Saturdays x 6, July 13th - August 17th, 10:15 - 11:30am

    WHERE: Kingston Library (11 Hutchins St, Kingston 7050), A Block, Room A1

    COST: $100 (AJS-TAS members only)

    Registrations close Wednesday July 10th

    Membership starts from $35 per year, with a discount for students and gives you access to 'Member Only' events like this, as well as discounts on other events.

    To register for this event, join AJS-TAS, or to learn more about our organisation, please visit our website if you are not already a member.

    Please contact us via email for any questions at

    • 30 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ball & Chain, 87 Salamanca Place Hobart, TAS, 7000
    • 16

    It's not too late to RSVP! Registrations close this Thursday, July 25th at 11:59pm

    Since 2007, Senator Bilyk has represented Tasmania in the Australian Senate. She has a deep and personal connection with Japan and serves as the Chair of the Australia-Japan Parliamentary Group. 

    This month, the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania is delighted to host an informal dinner featuring Senator Bilyk. She will discuss the Australia-Japan relationship and share her insights on this vital partnership between our two countries. 

    This exclusive dinner will be held in a private room at the Ball and Chain Grill. The ticket price includes a two-course set menu showcasing the finest local produce (see menu options below). 

    Drinks will be available for purchase separately on the night. 

    We look forward to celebrating this special event with our fellow members, friends, and Japan enthusiasts. 

    When: Tuesday 30 July, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

    Venue: Ball and Chain Grill (87 Salamanca Place Hobart, TAS, 7000)

    Cost: $53 (members) or $58 (non-members)

    RSVP: Thursday 25 July


    Main Course:

    • Sirloin Steak 
    • Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon 
    • Lamb Shank 
    • Vegetarian Penne Pasta 


    • Cheesecake of the Day 
    • Apple Crumble 

    Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Other dietary requirements can also be catered for upon request (no advance notice is required). 

    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 18 Aug 2024
    • Online

    The second Haiku Down Under conference will take place online via Zoom from Friday to Sunday, August 16-18, 2024. The theme for 2024 is A Sensory Journey.

    Haiku Down Under 2024 – A Sensory Journey is an initiative to connect writers primarily from New Zealand and Australia through workshops, presentations, writing sessions and readings. The aim is to celebrate our seasons, peoples and cultures, landscapes and seascapes, vernacular language, and flora and fauna.

    Please put the dates 16-18 August, 2024 in your diary and stay tuned for further details, which will be released on the website over coming weeks and months.

    Sign up for email updates here.

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