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

What's On in Sydney

Akita Fair in Sydney
The Akita Prefectural Government will hold the ‘Akita Fair in Sydney’’ – an opportunity to discover the prefecture’s diverse tourist, cultural and natural assets and sample its unique food and sake offerings.
Date and time: 3 February, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The Pavilion, 1 Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Registration at info@global-promotions.com.au, by January 20.

Sydney Festival, Japanese Performance Events

Japanese-Australian dance show, Spectra is a fusion of Western contemporary dance and the Japanese movement form Butoh. To a score by renowned musician Jiro Matsumoto, and within a set by installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima, Spectra explores the interconnectedness of the universe.
For details: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2017/spectra
SIRO-A is a high energy dance, techno and visual spectacular from Japan. This award-winning dance troupe have a unique combination of energetic dance and video-mapping technology – alongside a pulsating techno beat.
On at The Concourse Chatswood, 10-29 January 2017

Japanese Language Course and Homestay in Kanazawa
AJS-ACT is now calling for applications for the 26th Japanese Language and Culture Course in Kanazawa, Japan in April 2017. See information here.

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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