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    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Izakaya Masuya (Ground Floor, 12-14 O’Connell St, Sydney 2000)
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    Japanese Speaking Night


    "Shaberanaito" (Japanese speaking night) is back again! Join AJS NSW and JETAA NSW members and friends to speak Japanese while eating delicious Japanese food!

    Thanks to the success from our previous Shaberanaito events, we will continue the tradition to hold this event again at Izakaya Masuya (Ground Floor, 12-14 O’Connell St, Sydney 2000). This time with another new menu! We will also have the entire restaurant to ourselves (貸し切り). 

    Date: Friday 19 July 2024

    Time: 6:30pm Start (Doors open from 6:00pm)

    Location:  Izakaya Masuya (Ground Floor, 12-14 O’Connell St, Sydney 2000)

    Cost*$55pp (AJS NSW, JETAA Members & Guests, and Students!), $60pp (non-members) - you will be very well fed -> see course menu below

    Registration Closes: Monday 15 July 2024 or until spots are filled (max 40 people so sign up quick!)

    The registration includes a set menu and a free drink. The restaurant has flagged an increase in costs, so we appreciate your understanding in accommodating the rising costs.

    Register HERE and pay online (Paypal or to the AJS-NSW bank account).

    Cancellation Policy*: Registration will not be refundable past the registation closing date - 15 July 2024. Please understand as we need to finalise our numbers with the restaurant. If you can no longer attend, it would be best to find another person to replace your spot and notify us. Please read our Event Payment Terms and Cancellations and Refunds policy at the very bottom of this page.

    AJS NSW & JETAA NSW Membership

    If you are interested to join AJS NSW as a member, sign up here.

    JETAA is the Alumni Association of the JET Programme, a Japanese government initiative aimed at promoting international exchange between Japan and the world. Alumni of the JET Programme are automatically a member of JETAA. If you're interested to find out more about JETAA NSW and sign up for its newsletters (non-JETAA NSW members are welcome too), please visit here.


    Free First Drink (Lemon Chu-hai, Beer, Wine, Sake, plum wine etc)

    1. Agedashi Tofu & Eggplant
    2. Salmon Sashimi, Cured Mackerel Bouzushi & Oysters with Vinegared Wakame
    3. Oyako mini don & Chirashi mini don
    4. Wagyu Beef Hamburger Steak in Tomato Stew with Broccoli
    5. Tempura soba (free refill)
    6. Dessert: Rice cake with Azuki Beans & Green Tea

    ^subject to change.

    We will host a quiz with prizes that includes Toraya Yokan (dessert) and Special made Natto & Dashimaki Eggs with Cod Roe.

    If you would like to contribute a door prize, please get in touch with us (

    Images of Izakaya Masuya





    *Event payment terms

    (a) Payment in advance is a condition of attending the charged events, and is required to be made no later the close of registration(15 July 2024). 
    (b) Registration will be deemed incomplete until full payment has been made.
    (c) Should payment not be received in full by the Payment Deadline, registration will be cancelled automatically. 
    (d) Persons who have registered and paid in full will be given priority over those who have not paid, in the event that an event’s capacity has been reached.
    (e) Under no circumstances will registrations and/or payments be accepted at the door of the event.

    Cancellations and refunds

    (a) Event registration fees are non-refundable except where refunds are required by applicable laws.
    (b) If you cancel your event registration via our website prior to thpayment deadline (15 July 2024) , you will be offered a credit of equal value in our system, which can be used for a future event or a membership payment.
    (c) If you cancel after the registration deadline or are a “no show”, no refund or credit will be provided.
    (d) If you cannot attend an event at short notice, after you have paid and registration has closed, you may send an alternate person in your place provided prior notice is given to AJS-NSW. That person does not need to be an AJS-NSW member but we will request them to immediately pay the difference between the member and the non-member fee, if applicable.
    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Carpark behind the Bella Vista Café (203/33 North Head Scenic Drive)

    Whale Watching Walk @ North Head

    Free event for AJS Members

    Bring your binoculars and let’s go whale watching at North Head! Now is a good time to enjoy the winter whale watching season as thousands of humpback whales move up the east coast to warmer waters.

    North Head has two new lookouts and plenty of walking paths and trails which are accessible from the paid parking lot at North Head or the free parking behind the Bella Vista Café (600 m walk to the lookout area).

    We will also visit one of the 3 historic cemeteries, established in 1881 for victims of influenza, smallpox, plague and other epidemics. This area has unspoiled views of Sydney Harbour.

    Car access: Park in the free carpark behind the Bella Vista Café (203/33 North Head Scenic Drive). The parking lot has designated disability car spots. There are public toilets as well.

    Public transport: Take a bus or ferry to Manly. Take the North Fort bus 161 from Stand C at Manly Wharf (Manly to North Head Loop Service) Bus schedule here. Alight at stop closest to Bella Vista Café.

    Date and time: 1-3 pm, Saturday 27 July

    What to bring: Binoculars, hat, water. Umbrella and rain jacket if weather unpredictable

    Place: Meet on the lawn in front of the Bella Vista Café. Takeaway coffee can be purchased from the cafe.

    Walk together 600 m to the lookout area. Flat walk. After whale watching, return to the Café, then take a short walk to the cemetery and back.

    North Fort is a national park, so no dogs or other pets are allowed.

    Register here!

    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 12-Micron, Level 2, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Ave. Enter from Waterman's Quay Road
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    Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, we have moved to a bigger venue - sign up now!

    Spring in Sydney:

    Inaugural Australia-Japan Business Dinner

    Friday August 30th 2024

    AJS-NSW is co-hosting the Inaugural Australia-Japan Business Dinner, together with the AJBCC. Join members of both organizations and supporting organization JCCI Sydney, and the wider Australia-Japan community for a wonderful evening of business networking over a three-course dinner and free-flowing drinks.

    There is much to celebrate about the Australia-Japan relationship in the past year, including ever-expanding business ties underpinned by the NSW - Tokyo sister state relationship (celebrating 40 years this year) and the Sydney - Nagoya sister city agreement (celebrating 45 years in 2025).

    This exclusive dinner is limited in numbers so early registration is advised. Earlybird prices are available to July 15, and corporate tables are also available. Register here.

    Link:  PDF Flyer (English and Japanese) .

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, at various locations around Sydney.

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