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The Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organisation that assists Australians (in particular, Tasmanians) and Japanese in understanding each other’s cultures.

The Society is involved in the organisation of numerous activities in various educational, cultural, social and commercial contexts. It is an incorporated body with an active committee of ten, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April or May of every year.

Visiting Japanese nationals are welcome to participate in the Society, as are any Australians with an interest in Japan.

The Australia-Japan Society began its Tasmanian activities in the northern city of Launceston in 1968. It was formally constituted under that name in the following year. It quickly attracted interest from people in other parts of the state and considerable support developed in the south, centered on Hobart. A Hobart-based branch was formed in the latter half of 1970. In April 1987, by mutual agreement, this branch was reconstituted in its present form as the Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.

The Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organisation that assists Australians (and in particular, Tasmanians) and Japanese in understanding each other’s culture.

The Society is involved in the organisation of numerous activities in various educational, cultural, social and commercial contexts. It is an incorporated body with an active committee of ten, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April or May of every year.

Visiting Japanese nationals are welcome to participate in the Society, as are any Australians with an interest in Japan.

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British Museum Presents: Hokusai

to 29th Nov 17

State Cinema | 375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Ultra HD filming and stunning close-ups will reveal the extraordinary detail in the work of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s greatest artist.

Discover his work, life and times on the big screen as experts illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.

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Membership

Membership is open to individuals, families, educational institutions, companies and government agencies interested in widening their understanding of Japan and its people, and who wish to share their common interest with others, in a friendly, social and productive way.

We would love you to join us!  

Please download the application form and post it, along with the membership fee, to the following address:

Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) Inc.
PO Box 136
Sandy Bay
TAS 7006

Alternatively, you can complete the online application form.

Contact

President | Steven Phipps
Vice President | Yukiko Burns
Secretary | Nicholas Howe
Treasurer | Kira White

Committee Members

Phil Cooper
Armin Howald
Chie Kakuya
Luke O’Brien
Katsuhiko Suganuma
Hitomi Yoshida

Patron | Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania
Vice Patron | Mr Peter Shelley, Honorary Consul for Japan at Hobart