AJS-NSW has a number of upcoming events and more in the pipeline. 

Upcoming events

    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre, Auditorium (Lecture Theatre)

    Inoue Yasushi Award and Film Night

    AJS is pleased to support the 8th Inoue Yasushi Award celebration. The Award is presented annually to an outstanding researcher in Japanese literature by the Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation.

    Inoue Yasushi (1907-91) was one of Japan's most popular postwar writers, known for his historical fiction set in Japan and western China. His novels Lou-Lan and Tun-huang (Dunhuang) received the Mainichi Art Award in 1960.

    The Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia and New Zealand was inaugurated in 2007. This annual award is for the best refereed journal article or book chapter published in English during the previous year by a researcher based in Australia or New Zealand.

    Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr. Masato Takaoka will present the prizes and Dr. Duncan Ivision, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Sydney University will speak.

    This year's event features a 2012 film based on a story by Inoue Yasushi - "Chronicle of My Mother-わが母の記" (in Japanese with English subtitles) and a performance of Japanese songs by the Sakura choir.

    Entry to this event is free but registration is required. Register by email here. For details see the flyer.

    Location notes:

    Car parking is available in the university compound (detailed information provided to registrants) 
    Public Transportation: 10 bus services from Central Station/George Street.  
    Get off the bus at [Ross Street Gate of the University]- (Just before intersection of Ross St/Parramatta Road) Enter the gate and walk along the right side of Oval No.2 to South. The New building is on the right side.
    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TressCox, MLC Centre, Sydney 16F

    The Japanese digital imaging company Canon sees Australia not only as a market for its products but also as a location for research and development. The fruit of Australian technology research in related fields is exported for use in Canon products worldwide.

    Takanobu (Taz) Nakamasu, Managing Director of Canon Australia, will discuss the activities of Canon's Australian R&D company, CiSRA.

    What have been the drivers of Canon's success in the Australian market and what strengths can Australia offer in basic research and development of high-tech products?

    Canon Australia was established in Australia in 1978 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US$35 billion Canon Inc. group. Headquartered in Macquarie Park, Sydney, Canon Australia currently employs 890 people and has offices in most mainland capital cities.

    Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients for the past 21 years, and had global revenues of over $US40 billion in 2012.


    Takanobu (Taz) Nakamasu was appointed Managing Director of Canon Australia in April 2011 and is responsible for leading the Company’s short and long term strategic direction in the Oceania region.

    Mr. Nakamasu has broad experience and knowledge gained working within the product and sales and marketing divisions of the Canon Group over the past 30 years. Taz’s vision is to ensure Canon continues to be the leading customer focused imaging company in the region.

    Prior to commencing in his current role, Taz held a Group Executive position in Office Imaging at Canon Inc. in Tokyo. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in Europe in a variety of product and marketing management roles.As Marketing Director of Canon Europe, Taz successfully implemented a channel and product marketing approach across Western Europe that resulted in significant growth for Canon Europe.

    Mr. Nakamasu is currently the President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sydney Inc.

    Registrations are now open. Register and pay online or use the form and send a cheque.

Past events

23 Oct 2014 Sports Business in Japan: The Next Six Years will be full of Opportunities!
15 Oct 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese 日本語でしゃべらナイト
23 Jul 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
09 Jul 2014 Food safety/security trends and the Japan - Australia Economic Partnership
18 Jun 2014 Making Japan Still Matter for Australians - the New Colombo Plan and Effective Strategies for the Future
21 May 2014 2014 University Awards, with Presentation by Consul-General Takaoka on PM Abbott's recent Japan visit
22 Mar 2014 Twilight Barefoot Bowling
11 Mar 2014 March 11 - Tohoku - 3 years on!
19 Feb 2014 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
13 Nov 2013 Nikkei-Australians: Change and contributions
07 Nov 2013 "JAPAN: THE AWAKENING" - JETRO Sydney Business Promotion Symposium, 7th November 2013 -- an AJS-NSW supported event
12 Oct 2013 Japanese Cooking Event & Wine tasting, with chef Yoshiko Takeuchi
20 Sep 2013 Supported Culture Event: Inoue Yasushi Award - Hirayama Ikuo and the Silk Road - Poetry and Concert
20 Aug 2013 AJS Business Series - Encouraging Japanese investment in Australia, Jane Madden of Austrade
08 Aug 2013 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
02 Jul 2013 'Fukushima' with Mark Willacy, ABC North Asia correspondent
11 Jun 2013 AJS Business Series - High-speed rail: What Australia can learn from the Japanese experience
21 May 2013 University Awards & Presentation 'Japan is Back!' by Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Dr. Kohara
04 Apr 2013 Supported Event: Australia, Japan & Intl Economic Outlook Seminar
06 Mar 2013 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
08 Dec 2012 Watch Baseball - Sydney Blue Sox vs Canberra Cavalry - with Hanshin players
26 Nov 2012 AJS-NSW AGM (Annual General Meeting)
01 Nov 2012 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
26 Sep 2012 "Australia’s Approach to the Asian Century", Guest Speaker former diplomat Mr. Richard Woolcott
24 Sep 2012 Welcome Dinner - Toyama Japan - Australia Society (JAS)
29 Aug 2012 AJS Business Series - Japanese M&A in Australia: an Update
10 Jul 2012 University Awards & Presentation by Consul-General 'Issues in Japan and the Australia-Japan relationship'
04 Jul 2012 Shaberanaito: in Japanese! 日本語でしゃべらナイト
14 Jun 2012 AJS Business Series: 'Securing Japan's Energy and Resources'
01 Jun 2012 Supported Event: Japanese culture evening - Inoue Yasushi Award and Concert
04 Apr 2012 Shaberanaito: English-Speaking Only! 英語でしゃべらナイト
27 Mar 2012 Supported Event: Austrade-JETRO "Opening the Door to Business with Japan"
22 Mar 2012 Annual Sumo Party 大相撲大阪春場所の観戦パーティ
08 Mar 2012 AJS Business Series: 'After the Japan Disaster - Business Impacts and Outlook', Elizabeth Masamune, Austrade
01 Mar 2012 Supported Event: University of Sydney Law School - Disaster Prevention and Management
24 Nov 2011 Supported Event: Australia & Japan Economic Outlook Conference
10 Nov 2011 Shaberanaito: Japanese Speaking Evening
21 Sep 2011 Acclaimed Food Manga Writer Tetsu Kariya Returns
14 Aug 2011 Sake and Ume-shu Tasting with Angus Beef BBQ
28 Jul 2011 AJS Business Series: 'Australia-Japan: A Forgotten Economic Relationship?' Prof. the Hon. Stephen Martin of CEDA
24 Jun 2011 University Awards & Presentation Consul-General "Japan and Japan-Australia Relations after the East Japan Earthquake Disaster"
29 Apr 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Charity Concert
19 Apr 2011 Japan’s Economic Outlook: Impact of Recent Disasters
15 Apr 2011 Japanese literature evening - Inoue Yasushi Award and Exhibition Opening
12 Apr 2011 Supported event:Exploring Japanese language and culture- J-movie “Departures”
22 Mar 2011 Supported Event: Fantasy and Imagination: Exploring Japanese Creative Writings
12 Mar 2011 Sound of Beauty Concert
31 Jan 2011 Supported event: Japanese language classes
24 Nov 2010 Supported Event: Kanagawa Business Seminar
22 Nov 2010 Japanese Film Festival
18 Nov 2010 Sumo Watching Party
18 Nov 2010 Supported Event: Australia & Japan Economic Outlook Conference
04 Nov 2010 External Event: Nagoya Day
27 Oct 2010 Investing in Australia - Managing Political Risk
12 Sep 2010 Wagyu Lunch in Megalong Valley
11 Aug 2010 Japan’s Food Manga - Tetsu Kariya Talks
23 Jun 2010 Japan Market Entry Success Stories
28 Apr 2010 Shaberanaito: Japanese Speaking Evening
07 Apr 2010 Art Lecture: Utamaro Japanese prints "Edo City: Crucible of Culture"
13 Mar 2010 Family Barefoot Bowling
24 Feb 2010 Working for a Japanese Company
© Australia Japan Society NSW

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software