JET Programme Farewell Reception
On 10 July, the 2015 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Farewell Reception was held at the Consul-General’s official residence. The number of new participants is 29 for New South Wales and 118 for Australia. The participants will be assigned to schools and municipalities throughout Japan to assist with language education and with projects related to international activities etc.
2nd Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW & NT Secondary School Students 2015
The essay contest aims to encourage and develop a better understanding of Japan, and Australia-Japan relations, amongst secondary school students in New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Applications are open to all secondary school students, not only those studying Japanese language. The contest is proudly sponsored by JAL, JTB and UNIQLO, and supported by Books Kinokuniya.
Submissions close Thursday 20 August 2015
Consul-General Masato Takaoka’s visit to Cowra
On 23 June, Consul-General Masato Takaoka made an official trip to Cowra and visited the Japanese and Australian War Cemeteries, the Prisoner of War Camp Site and the Japanese Garden. Mr Takaoka, along with Mayor of Cowra Council Cr Bill West, laid flower wreathes at the cemeteries and planted a cherry tree at the Prisoner of War Camp Site.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney's Quarterly Newsletter
Japan Travel Seminar 2015
On 10 June, JNTO hosted the Travel Seminar 2015 in Sydney. Representatives from Tokyo, Chiba, Hyogo, Matsumoto City, Central Japan Railway Company and Universal Studios Japan had booths to introduce each location's tourist attractions. At the Seminar, Consul-General Masato Takaoka told participants Japan is overflowing with attractions due to the variety of regions and their rich food culture, and encouraged participants to visit Japan to experience the heart of Japanese hospitality.
Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney