Australia-Japan Society of NSW
We are pleased to welcome John McBride to talk about walking in Japan. Long-time Japan specialist, John has developed and led many different history and art tours in Japan, many of which involve walking historical trade and pilgrim routes. His knowledge of and familiarity with Japan has given many Australians new perspectives on Japanese history and culture, as well as enabling them to explore some beautiful and hidden countryside.
After studying in Japan and Australia, John McBride began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU, before joining Ansett Australia to establish flights into Ōsaka, Japan. Later he was Chief Executive of News Corporation Japan.
Returning to live in Sydney in 2003, John has continued his interest in matching texts about ancient, natural and contemporary history with his walking, both in Australia and Japan. John has designed walks for Walk Japan and regularly enjoys leading groups of Australians on the Tokaido, Nakasendo, Kumano Kodo, Narrow Road to the Deep North, and Shikoku 88 Temples. He leads an annual art tour to Japan for the Art Gallery of NSW Society through Renaissance Tours.
John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his support of Australia-Japan cultural and business links, and for supporting young artists and arts institutions. He is a licensed tea master of the Omotesenke School.
How to signup
Register as usual on the registration page. The day before the event a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to everyone registered.
This event is free of charge and suitable for anyone with a computer or device.
The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.
AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.
PO Box R937, Royal Exchange NSW 1225
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