Welcome to the Australia-Japan Society of NSW
The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.
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.
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AJS NSW Events
Vale David Jacobs AM
The Australia-Japan Society of NSW extends its sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of our former President, David Jacobs AM, who passed away on 16 November 2020. David served as a member of the Board of the Society from 2001 to 2015 including as President from 2006 to 2009.
He is sadly missed as a friend and advisor to many of our members, and his enthusiasm for the Australia-Japan relationship leaves a legacy that will doubtless extend many years into the future. More information: AJBCC website.
What's On in Sydney
11th March 2021
10th anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
JCS Rainbow Project is presenting a commemoration event marking the 10th anniversary of the tsunami and nuclear disaster. Held at the Teachers Federation in Surry Hills, and online. See details here
Japan Film Festival Classics
Art Gallery of NSW has a series of Japanese classic films on the theme Provocation and disruption: radical Japanese filmmaking from the 1960s to the 2000s. More details here.
February 12 through May 22
Exhibition on the history of the public bath, the importance of its preservation and the future of Japanese communal bathing culture. There is an associated event series with talks and film screenings. See the Japan Foundation website.
NSW - Japan Stories Project
We are calling for expressions of interest from people who'd like to be involved in a project to document stories of the NSW Japan relationship. There are some absolutely wonderful stories which deserve to be remembered and shared - before these stories are lost!
You may like to offer support in documenting the stories, ideas on how we do it, or to be involved in other ways. We are also keen to identify the stories - from people whose lives have been impacted by Japan or NSW, personally, economically, psychologically, professionally. English or Japanese OK. Please email Board member Diane Vukelic.
By joining the Australia-Japan Society of NSW
you ensure your participation in an active group of like-minded people
who care about the relationship between the peoples of Australia and
Membership is open to all who support the mission of the Society.
There are various categories of membership. See here for details.