Commemorative service for the Bombing of Darwin Day
On February 19, a commemorative service was held in the Northern Territory city of Darwin in observance of the 73rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. Masato Takaoka, Consul-General of Japan, was invited to participate and laid wreaths. At the ceremony, the Administrator of the Northern Territory the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Chief Minister Adam Giles and Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim gave tributes to the war dead who gave their lives for their country.
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.
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]
The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney's Quarterly Newsletter
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.
Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney