Events Calendar

This calendar lists Australia-Japan Society and other Japan-related events in and around Melbourne.

Events are published as soon as information is made available.

Please note that details in this calendar may be changed at any time by the organisers - contact them direct before attending any event.

Upcoming events

    • 17 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne

    The Melbourne Athenaeum Library presents an exhibition of the works of its artist-in-residence Kyoko Imazu


    Please see their website for more information: www.melbourneathenaeum.org.au

    Dates: 17 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    • 17 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • various, throughout Melbourne
    Melbourne Rare Book Week is coming in late July, presented by the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB). 


    Started in 2012 as a collaboration of ANZAAB, The University of Melbourne, and eight other literary institutions, Melbourne Rare Book Week is now a well established attraction for collectors, librarians, and lovers of the printed word.

    Admission to all events is free.  Rare Book Week includes the Rare Book Fair, to be held at Wilson Hall at the University of Melbourne, Friday 25 July to Sun 27 July.

    To find out more, check the Melbourne Rare Book Week website









    • 07 Aug 2014
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Ross House; 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Shaberoukai is a regular conversation group offering an opportunity to take part in Japanese-English language exchange while having fun!

    Attendees include both Australians and Japanese of all ages and the group caters to speakers with Japanese/English language skills of all levels. 

    Shaberoukai aims to foster friendships between people in a relaxed, informal environment, and to facilitate cultural exchange.

    Attendance is free for society members. Non-members are requested to pay a nominal donation of $3 to cover drinks and food.

    When you arrive at Ross House please press the button for 'level 4 front' and someone will come down to let you in.

    Please note the new starting time of 6:45pm.

    We are also looking for volunteers amongst AJSV members to be involved in running Shaberoukai events this year. If you're interested please speak to Hiroko at the front desk on the night or send an email to the office at office@ajsvictoria.org.au.


    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • KUMO IZAKAYA, 152 Lygon St, East Brunswick
    • 25

    Konshinkai is a casual monthly gathering for those living in or visiting Melbourne with a shared interest in Japan. 

    It is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

    The AUGUST event is a special Winter Sake Tasting 'Fuyu no Kikizake' to be held at Kumo Izakaya, 152 Lygon St, Brunswick East Map to Venue

    Included will be ample tastings of four styles of sake matched with beautiful food by the talented crew at KUMO

    Date:  Thursday 14th August

    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Venue: Kumo Izakaya, 152 Lygon St, Brunswick East

    Entrance:  $50 for Members / $60 for Non-Members - This event is limited to 30 participants. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

    Bookings: Book your place here

    Dress: Neat Casual / Business Attire


    • 18 Aug 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Room 920, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton


    The Melbourne Law School will host a talk by Professor Makiko Mizuno of Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan.  The talk will concern legal interpretation in Japan, and will incorporate the launch of new book 'Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice'.  

    Professor Mizuno has worked as a professional court interpreter as well as training interpreters for more than twenty years before obtaining her Masters degree in International Relations at Ritsumeikan University, Japan.  Her current role is Professor at College of Humanities at Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya.  In this position she teaches interpreting and translation theory and practice to undergraduate and graduate students.  She is also the Vice President of the Japan Association for Language and Law and has published several papers and journal articles on legal interpreting and forensic linguistics.


    Bookings essential!

    Register: www.law.unimelb.edu.au/alc

    Enquiries: law-alc@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: 03 8344 6847


    • 21 Aug 2014
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Ross House; 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Shaberoukai is a regular conversation group offering an opportunity to take part in Japanese-English language exchange while having fun!

    Attendees include both Australians and Japanese of all ages and the group caters to speakers with Japanese/English language skills of all levels. 

    Shaberoukai aims to foster friendships between people in a relaxed, informal environment, and to facilitate cultural exchange.

    Attendance is free for society members. Non-members are requested to pay a nominal donation of $3 to cover drinks and food.

    When you arrive at Ross House please press the button for 'level 4 front' and someone will come down to let you in.

    Please note the new starting time of 6:45pm.

    We are also looking for volunteers amongst AJSV members to be involved in running Shaberoukai events this year. If you're interested please speak to Hiroko at the front desk on the night or send an email to the office at office@ajsvictoria.org.au.


    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Yarra Yarra Golf Club

    The AJSV/JCCI/JSM Golf Day is proudly sponsored by Mizuno Corporation Australia

    The annual AJSV/JCCI/JSM Golf Day is on the horizon, and now's the time to secure your team's place in the tournament.  The event is an 18-hole 3-ball Ambrose Stroke competition, with teams of three. (You can register individually, or as a team).  Brunch will be available at 11am at your own expense, followed by a golf clinic, a shot-gun start at 12.30, and dinner from 6pm. 


    There are some great prizes to be won, and more details will appear soon in the AJSV's official monthly newsletter The Link.


    Date: Monday 15 September, 2014
    Time: 11.00am - 9.00pm
    Venue: Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Warrigal Road, East Bentleigh
    Cost: $160 per player / $100 dinner only
    Registration: registration forms are available here.

    Please scan and send your completed forms with payment to

    events@ajsvictoria.org.au




    • 03 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

    Australia-Japan Society of Victoria
    Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Melbourne
    Japanese Society of Melbourne

    2014 Spring Gala Dinner


    Invitation / registration form can be downloaded here.


    Dress: Black tie preferred.

    Date: Friday 3 October 2014

    Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

    Grand Ballroom

    65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria

    RSVP: Friday 5 September 2014 to 

    events@ajsvictoria.org.au or (03) 9642 2125


    Please go to Spring Gala Dinner for further details.


    • 12 Jan 2015
    • 20 Jan 2015
    • Australia
    The AFC Asian Cup is coming to Australia in 2015.  Tickets are on sale right now, so get in early and reserve your place to see the mighty Japanese in action.


    Tickets: $15 adult, $5 concession


    Date / Time:  Japan vs Palestine, Mon 12 Jan Newcastle Stadium

                          Japan vs Iraq, Fri 16 Jan, Brisbane Stadium

                          Japan vs Jordan, Tue 20 Jan Melbourne Rectangular Stadium


    Tickets are on sale now, to purchase call 1300 883 688 or go online.

Australia-Japan Society of Victoria Inc.     
office@ajsvictora.org.au    T: +61 3 9642 2125    F:  +61 3 9642 2129

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