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  • 30 Mar 2016 1:03 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **AJSV members only offer - 2 x double in-season pass**

    THE BOY AND THE BEAST – NOW SHOWING EXCLUSIVE TO CINEMA NOVA

    Cinema Nova kindly offered 2 double in-season passes to the AJSV members. The winner can select either Wednesday 23 March (8.50pm), Thursday 24 March (10.50am), Tuesday 29 March (10.50am) session or Wednesday 30 March (10.50pm) session. 

    (Please note that the 2 double passes we are offering are not valid over the Easter public holidays: Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March 2016.)

    To be in the draw to win one of two double in-season passes, please send your name and mobile number to Events by email by 6.00pm, Wednesday 23 March 2016. We will notify the winner by 6.30pm, Wednesday 23 March 2016. You don't need to select the session to be in the draw.

    吹き替えではない、英語字幕付き日本語版「バケモノの子」を唯一劇場にて公開中のCinema Novaよりプレゼントのお知らせです!Cinema Novaで上映中の「バケモノの子」鑑賞券を2組4名様に抽選でプレゼント。3月23日(水曜日)の6時までにご応募ください。

    なお会員限定とさせて頂きます。たくさんのご応募をお待ちしております!

    CINEMA NOVA: THE BOY AND THE BEAST

    **Cinema Nova is the only theatre showing the film in Japanese with English subtitles.**

    From director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) comes the Japanese hit THE BOY AND THE BEAST. On the run and hiding from his extended family and the police after the death of his mother, lonely nine-year-old Kyuta heads down a corridor between two buildings in Tokyo's Shibuya district. There he stumbles upon the alternate dimension of Jutenkai, a world inhabited by beasts, and where humans are not welcome. Taken in as an apprentice by bearlike warrior Kumatetsu sees Kyuta gain a protector, although their relationship of student and teacher is a highly complicated one. But when after years Kyuta finds a way to return to the human realm, the question of where he truly belongs builds to a confrontation that will change both the human and beast worlds forever.

    Japanese language, English subtitles

    The trailer can be viewed HERE


    Competition Details

    The competition is only open to AJSV membership holders and the membership has to be active at the time of entry.

    Each entrant may only submit one eligible entry to the competition. Where multiple entries are submitted, only the first will be accepted.

    The winners will be selected at random using Random Picker (https://www.randompicker.com/).

    In the event that the a winner cancel his/her entry, we will select another winner from other entrant received.

    Where we do not receive as many eligible entries as there are prizes, we do not under any obligation to distribute all of the prizes


  • 28 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **1 x Green Tea Matcha Box ($38) & 1 x Green Tea Matcha Box ($23) for AJSV members**


    Tokyo Box offers the perfect Japanese snack box for any occasion. Based in Melbourne, they love to provide a wide range of high quality and delicious Japanese snacks, including limited edition and new seasonal snacks in a box. They want to bring the culture and experience of Japan to you so you don’t miss out on the mouthful of delicious Japanese snack. 

    Tokyo Box has kindly offered 1 x Green Tea Matcha Box ($38) & 1 x Green Tea Matcha Box ($23) for AJSV members

    To be in the draw to win one of Green Tea Matcha Boxes, please send an email with your name, postal address (delivery address) and mobile number to Events with 'MATCHA' as subject. Entries close at 12pm on Monday 28 March 2016. The winners will be contacted by 6pm on Monday 28 March 2016.

    Tokyo Box will deliver the prizes to the winners directly. Allow around 10 business days to process.


    Competition Details

    The competition is only open to AJSV membership holders and the membership has to be active at the time of entry.

    Each entrant may only submit one eligible entry to the competition. Where multiple entries are submitted, only the first will be accepted.

    The winners will be selected at random using Random Picker (https://www.randompicker.com/).

    In the event that the a winner cancel his/her entry, we will select another winner from other entrant received.

    Where we do not receive as many eligible entries as there are prizes, we do not under any obligation to distribute all of the prizes

  • 17 Mar 2016 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **AJSV members only offer - 2 x double pass**

    The Brunswick Music Festival has been held annually in March since 1989 and is one of Victoria's premier music festivals and a major multicultural event for Australia. Now in its 28th yeaer, the Festival program showcases ethnic, indigenous, acoustic and traditional music, featuring local musicians, alongside interstate and international guests.

    One of the international guests is Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, Japanese instrumental funk band. 

    Strut & Fret Production House has kindly offered 2 double passes for Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro's performance on Thursday 17th March 2016 (8pm~) to AJSV members.

    To be in the draw to win one of 2 double passes, please send an email with your name and mobile number to Events with 'Mocha Kili' as subject. Entries will be closed at 12pm on Monday 1 February 2016. The winner will be contacted by 6pm on Monday 1 February 2016.

    BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL

    DATE: 15 - 20 March 2016

    VENUE: Various venues in Brunswick. Check the Brunswick Music Festival website for further details

    MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO

    DATE: Thursday 17 March 2016

    TIME: 8pm

    VENUE: Howler

    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Brunswick Music Festival website

         


    Competition Details

    The competition is only open to AJSV membership holders and the membership has to be active at the time of entry.

    Each entrant may only submit one eligible entry to the competition. Where multiple entries are submitted, only the first will be accepted.

    The winners will be selected at random using Random Picker (https://www.randompicker.com/).

    In the event that the a winner cancel his/her entry, we will select another winner from other entrant received.

    Where we do not receive as many eligible entries as there are prizes, we do not under any obligation to distribute all of the prizes

  • 13 Mar 2016 1:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **Exclusive Offer - Discount tickets, Rehearsal viewing & Morning Tea!!**

    Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) takes on the classic Bournonville ballet 'Napoli'. Choreographed by Michael Pappalardo, 'Napoli' tells the story of two lovers in the Italian seaside town, Napoli, whose lives are torn apart when separated by a sea monster. A ballet for all audiences, this will be the first time Napoli will be performed in Australia in many years and is an absolute delight!
    Melbourne City Ballet has kindly offered discount tickets. In addition to this discount offer, in conjunction with AJSV, people who have purchased tickets for the performance on Sunday 13 March 2016 (1.30pm) will be offered exclusive viewing and morning tea (tea/coffee & scones) prior to the performance.
    Tickets will be Adult: $34.65 and Child: $29.25, which will include a little snack after the showing and exclusive viewing prior to the performance.

    Please use the promotional code to purchase discount tickets. You must register on our website to attend the Exclusive Viewing and Morning Tea prior to the performance after purchasing tickets. AJSV members have priority access to this offer. We will release the promotional code to the non-members on Friday 19 February.

    Don't miss your chance to meet Yuiko Masukawa, Principal Artist at exclusive viewing and great performance presented by Melbourne City Ballet at a great price!



    MELBOURNE CITY BALLET: NAPOLI - Exclusive Offer

    Date: Sunday 13 March 2016

    11.30am~12.30pm Exclusive Viewing

    12:30pm~1:30pm Morning Tea

    1.30pm~ 'Napoli' (110 minutes)

    Venue: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre (Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston, VIC 3072)

    Tickets Booking: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre website

    Promotional Code: Will be available for non-members on Monday 22 February 2016

    Exclusive Viewing Booking: AJSV Event Website


  • 13 Mar 2016 1:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Hamer Scholarships is a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and to help strengthen cultural awareness and partnerships between Victoria and Asia. The program provides scholarships for Victorians to undertake intensive language study at nominated universities or institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. The Hamer Scholarships program provides $15,000 each for Japan or Korea. To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship candidates must be: aged 21 or above during the time of submitting the application, Australian citizens or permanent residents (residents of Victoria only), willing to study a language at nominated institution, for at least five months, not in receipt of any other language study grant, funding or scholarship.

    For more eligibility criteria and other details, please go to the Business Victoria website.


  • 12 Mar 2016 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **25% discount tickets available - Saturday 12 March 2016**

    Super Rugby kicks off in Melbourne on Saturday night with your Rebels facing the Queensland Reds! Be there to welcome Japanese internationals Ayumu Goromaru and Kotaro Matsushima to Melbourne!

    Just one week before your Rebels head to Japan to face the Sunwolves we play the Reds at AAMI Park – come and show your support!

    Melbourne Rebels has kindly offered discount tickets.

    To purchase discount tickets, please go to the below site and use the promotion code below.

    http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=REBELS0316

    Promotion Code: Promotion code: KOTARO

    2016年3月12日、レベルズはクイーンスランドに本拠地を置くレッズと、レベルズのホームスタジアムであるAAMIパークにて対戦します。レッズには日本代表の五郎丸歩選手が在籍しており、レベルズに在籍している日本代表の松島幸太郎選手との日本人同士のマッチアップが見れるかもしれません!レベルズ対レッズ戦は、レベルズ対サンウルブズ戦のちょうど一週間前に行われます。皆さん、ここメルボルンで日本人選手を応援しましょう!

    メルボルンレッズよりチケット割引をいただけることになりました!割引チケットを購入ご希望の場合は、下記のリンクにてプロモーション・コードをご利用ください。

    http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=REBELS0316

    プロモーション・コード:  KOTARO


  • 28 Feb 2016 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival will be returning again in 2016, to engulf you in the world of Japanese culture and tradition. The festival will once again be held at Federation Square and will take place on Sunday 28 February from 12pm-6pm.

    The festival’s entertainment will include vibrant cultural performances of Taiko drumming, and Japanese traditional song and dance. Games and activities such as origami and yo-yos will offer fun for the whole family to enjoy, while those who come dressed in costume could find themselves rewarded with prizes in the best-dressed cosplay competition. The always much anticipated raffle will be drawn at the end of the afternoon, with the grand prize of two Jetstar flight tickets to Tokyo up for grabs.

    Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2016

    Date: 28 February 2016

    Where: Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    HP: http://jcci-jsm.org.au/fest/

    Free Admission



  • 26 Feb 2016 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    A rare opportunity to hear traditional Japanese music played on a shinobue (a traditional Japanese bamboo flute). Members of the Yamaguchi Shinobue School are visiting Australia for the first time and will be holding just one public performance at the Docklands in Melbourne.

    The musicians include current students, teachers and recognised masters, as well as the head of the school (see event photo). You will have the chance to hear songs played by people at all stages of their learning journey with this unique instrument.

    For tickets people can register at the event page at Summer Fue

    SUMMER FUE

    Date: February 26th

    Time: 7pm

    Location: Library at the Dock, Docklands

    Price: Free  **Registration required. Please register at Summer Fue website



  • 24 Feb 2016 1:29 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Photo Display Series - 'Day-to-Day Life in Matsudo' - March 2016

    Whitehorse-Matsudo Sister City Friendship Group is going to hold the photo display, which is the third in a series leading up to their 45th Anniversary in May, is about to launch at Homer HQ Nunawading (372 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading-almost opposite their Civic Centre). We are invited to see aerial views of Matsudo city with Tokyo and Mt Fuji backdrops, discover popular sports, transport options and tasty local dishes or gaze at gorgeous cherry blossoms in full bloom and ancient temples surrounded by breathtaking gardens. With take home origami sheets available for the kids, there is something for everyone at this display.

    Global Fiesta (Box Hill Gardents) - Sunday 20 March 2016

    The Friendship Group will again be holding a stall at the Global Fiesta presented by Whitehorse City Council, this year sharing with Council's Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Fun activities will be provided: find out how to fold a kimono from Papermakers of Victoria volunteers, traditional Japanese games and colouring-in-pages for the youngsters. And not to be missed a funny photo opportunity with a Sumo wrestler life-sized cut-out. 

    For general sister city information, please visit the City of Whitehorse website.


  • 20 Feb 2016 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    **AJSV members only offer - 1 x Weekend Workshop**

    Mokuhanga (the Japanese word for wood block print) is the traditional water based printing technique, originating in China and perfected in Japan. 

    Why don't you learn the basic skills to produce your own woodblock print in the relaxed and convenient weekly course at the Australian Mokuhanga School. Make a multi-block, multi colour print of your own design using the traditional Japanese printing process. Over the two days, you will step through the entire process, from design, carving and printing.

    Class limits are 10 people. All materials to make your prints are included, as well as the use of mokuhanga tools and equipment.

    Australian Mokuhanga School has kindly offered one Weekend Workshop free for a lucky AJSV member. The winner can select one of the three weekend courses available. Please note that the winner has to select another weekend if his/her selected weekend is full.

    To go into the draw to win one Melbourne Weekend Workshop, please send an email with your name, mobile number and your selected weekend to Events with 'MOKUHANGA' as subject. Entries will be closed at 12pm on Monday 1 February 2016. The winner will be contacted by 6pm on Monday 1 February 2016.

    AUSTRALIAN MOKUHANGA SCHOOL: MELBOURNE WEEKEND WORKSHOP 2016

    Dates: 

    1. Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February 2016

    2. Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016

    3. Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July 2016

    Time: 10am - 4:30pm

    Venue: Glen Eira Art Group Studio, Moorleigh Community Village, Room S2-Bob Flavell Wing, 92 Bignell Road, East Bentleigh

    Cost: $240 (**Materials included)

    Enrol: Australian Mokuhanga School website

     

    Competition Details

    The competition is only open to AJSV membership holders and the membership has to be active at the time of entry.

    Each entrant may only submit one eligible entry to the competition. Where multiple entries are submitted, only the first will be accepted.

    The winners will be selected at random using Random Picker (https://www.randompicker.com/).

    In the event that the a winner cancel his/her entry, we will select another winner from other entrant received.

    Where we do not receive as many eligible entries as there are prizes, we do not under any obligation to distribute all of the prizes.

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