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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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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.


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

On 6 December at the Sydney Central Synaogue, 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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Japan Reports

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

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Emperor’s Birthday Celebration Reception

On 2 December at the Consul-General’s residence, Consul-General Masato Takaoka hosted a reception to celebrate the Emperor’s 81st birthday. With more than 200 guests from various fields participating, Consul-General Masato Takaoka and the Hon. Bradley Hazzard, Attorney-General of NSW delivered their speeches, followed by Kagamibiraki (a Japanese custom, opening the wooden top of a sake barrel with wooden mallets for good fortune and wishing for harmony) performed by Mr Takaoka and nine guests.

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