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Asian Cup Cessnock City Charity Match - Japan vs Auckland City


On 4 January 2015, Acting Consul-General Katsutoshi Miyakawa joined the Mayor of Cessnock, Cr Bob Pynsent, to welcome the Japanese National Football Team and the Auckland City Football Club before the start of Cessnock City Charity Match, in preparation for the upcoming Asian Cup.

[Photograph courtesy of The Advertiser, Cessnock]

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1st NSW & NT Essay Contest for Secondary School Students - Winners Announced


The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney is proud to announce the results of the 1st Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for New South Wales and Northern Territory Secondary School Students 2014.

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Matsuri in Sydney


On 13 December at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour, thousands of people gathered for the “Matsuri in Sydney”, organised by the Festival Executive Committee. The Matsuri in Sydney is an annual event aimed at introducing traditional and modern Japanese culture to Australia, and promoting mutual friendship and understanding between the two nations. The festival included Taiko drum and Soran dance performances, calligraphy and sushi demonstrations, J-pop and J-rock shows, as well Japanese travel and tourism exhibitions, complete with people dressed in colourful cosplay costumes, Yukata and Kimono.

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Japan Reports


The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney's Quarterly Newsletter

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Ceremony to honour Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara at the Sydney Central Synagogue


On 6 December at the Sydney Central Synagogue, a ceremony was held to honour Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara for his efforts in issuing special transit visas to Jewish refugees during the Second World War, which saved thousands of lives. The ceremony was attended by Mr Sugihara’s great-grandson, Keisuke Sugihara.

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