AJS-NSW (The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Tomodachi.

Our business events have guest speakers who are leaders in commerce, industry, politics and government, and focus on issues relevant to the Australia-Japan business relationship. 

Our cultural events aim to explore aspects of Japanese culture and history, often within the perspective of Australia's vibrant and diverse cultural scene. 

Popular social functions include 'Shaberanaito' language nights in Japanese and English, and our annual Sumo party. 

AJS-NSW also supports the study of Japanese language and culture in NSW through awards and other activities.


Shaberanaito is always popular. Great Japanese food and conversation.

Upcoming events

16 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • TressCox, 16F MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney

What's On in Sydney

Language and Culture in Kanazawa

Applications are now open for the April 2016 Japanese Language and Culture course in Kanazawa, Japan. The April course is restricted to participants with at least elementary Japanese language skills (beginner places are available in the October course). The course fee covers tuition, excursions, books and home stay with a Japanese family. You must be a member of your local AJS to be eligible. Apply to AJS-ACT, Course Co-ordinator.

Shakuhachi Beginner lessons

Monthly group lessons for shakuhachi beginners are offered for a modest fee in Chippendale. See flyer for details.

SBS Radio in Japanese

SBS Radio offers a number of ways to listen to Australian and international news in Japanese, including AM band (1107 Tues, Thursday and Saturday at 10pm), SBS Your Language mobile app, online and digital TV and radio.

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