Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kameya 7 Cambridge Street The Rocks

    Konshinkai - Joint Dinner

    The Australia-Japan Society of NSW and the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee Future Leaders Program invite you to a joint dinner / konshinkai to celebrate new beginnings in 2019 – the Japanese (fiscal) New Year, the start of the autumn leaves in Sydney and Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, as well as the elevation of the new Japanese Emperor in a month's time.

    This will be a chance for AJS Members and the AJBCC Future Leaders Group to meet and share ideas over food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Join us for a midweek evening of food, drink and informal discussion with (choose one of the below or choose another way to end this sentence.....)

    a)      your fellow Sydneysiders sharing their passion for the Australia-Japan relationship

    b)      young professionals in Australia-Japan business

    c)      members of either group involved in the Australia-Japan business relationship

    The event will be held at Kameya, a new Japanese place in the Rocks, and the price includes one drink and a set menu.

    Registrations are now open. Please sign up and pay online (preferably) or use the form.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • HWL Ebsworth offices, 14F Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney

    Personal Reflections on 40 years of the Australia Japan relationship

    Bruce Miller AO will speak of his experience of the Australia-Japan relationship over the last few decades, first as a student, then as a junior and later more senior diplomat, and now from the private sector as a company director.  He will focus on his six years in Tokyo as ambassador from 2011 to 2017 and offer some of his recent reflections on moving to the private sector.

    Please join us for what promises to be an insightful evening.

    Speaker bio

    Bruce Miller was Australian Ambassador to Japan from August 2011 until January 2017, and has had a 40 year association with Japan. He spent much of his 32-year career in the Australian government dealing with Australia’s economic, political and security relationship with Japan, as well as, more broadly, Australia’s relations with East Asia, Australian responses to regional and global security issues and international legal issues.

    After retiring from the government, he joined the Board of TAL Dai-ichi Life in April 2018 and was also appointed an Advisor to TAL’s Japanese parent, the Dai-ichi Life Holdings Group. He was appointed a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Australian National University in September 2018.

    Registrations are now open.

    Sign up online or use the form.

    Non-members may join the Society for the price of a non-member registration.

    • 14 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • HWL Ebsworth 14F Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney

    This year's University Awards Night will be held on May 14

    This evening is one of the most significant events of the Society’s Calendar. We present AJS-NSW Awards to outstanding students of Japanese studies at the six universities in the greater Sydney region.

    More details of keynote speaker and registration will follow in due course, but please reserve the date.

    The awards ceremony will be followed by a networking reception.

    This annual event is a highlight of our year and a lively evening and we hope many members will attend.

    • 19 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sapporo Restaurant, 94 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest

    Our annual Sumo party!

    This year for the Natsu Basho (Tokyo)


    Join us for a night of Sumo excitement and delicious Japanese food.

    Following on from its success in previous years, the Australia-Japan Society of NSW will hold the 2019 annual Sumo watching night in May.

    Bring along your friends and family and enjoy all the excitement of the Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo Basho) via a live NHK broadcast along with a delicious Japanese dinner.

    Door Prizes will be awarded on the night.

    Registrations will open in mid April.

    NSW 豪日協会では毎年行い好評を博しております日本 のNHK TV で大相撲実況を観戦するPartyを今年も5月19日(日曜日)午後5時半からSapporo Restaurant (  にて開催致します。



Other Japan-related Events

February 6 – March 30, 2019

FEMUFACTURE - Exhibition at Japan Foundation Opens February 8th

FEMUFACTURE exhibition will bring together Japanese and Australian artists who work in the hybrid space between traditional crafting techniques and contemporary digital fabrication technologies.

Part of the Sydney Design Festival.

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About the Society

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, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Tomodachi.

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