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
MUJI Sydney - Official Opening Ceremony
On 23 May, an official opening ceremony was held for MUJI’s flagship store in Sydney - MUJI The Galleries - with the presence of Mr Satoru Matsuzaki, President of Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd.
Consul-General Masato Takaoka also joined in the ceremony to commemorate the occasion, stating in his speech that MUJI’s store would bring Japan closer to people in Australia.
2016 MEXT Scholarship Applications Now Open
The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) offers undergraduate and research scholarships to Australian Citizens who wish to study at Japanese universities.
For MEXT scholarship application forms and guidelines please visit the Embassy of Japan in Australia Homepage.
Application Deadline 15 June 2015
AJS-NSW 2015 University Awards Night
On 19 May, the Australia Japan Society of New South Wales (AJS-NSW) held their annual University Awards Night.
The awards recognise students with outstanding performances in the field of Japanese Studies, from the six major universities around Sydney. Consul-General Masato Takaoka gave a keynote presentation about the current political and economic situation in Japan and the ongoing Japan-Australia relationship.
Please click here if you are interested in learning more about AJS-NSW.
Announcement of the Application for the Ninth International MANGA Award
The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of the then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.
The Application period for the Ninth International MANGA Award is from
Monday April 27 to Friday June 12
Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney