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Volume 52 No.4 April 2018 - current issue

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from the Consul for Information and Culture
Shirase in Sydney
Page 3 Japanese-Australian women shine on Australia Day Honours List
Consulate-General activities
Page 4 Spotlight on sport: swimming and softball
Page 5 Mr Hideo Dekura talks Japanese cuisine and food culture in Darwin
21st Biennale in Sydney - Japanese artists
Page 6 Teaching and learning on the JET Program by Alanna Kochetkova
Studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
Page 7 Japanese dolls: a tradition of charm
Page 8 Destination Japan - Gifu: timeless Japanese landscapes

Volume 52 No.3 January 2018

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from the Consul for Information and Culture
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Australia-Japan sister-cities mini-feature
Page 4 Spotlight on sport ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020
Page 5 Awards ceremony for the Australia-Japan relations essay contest
School Visit Program
Page 6 Festivals, festivals, festivals ... in Sydney and Byron Bay
Page 7 New Year in Japan
Page 8 Destination Japan - Tokushima - treasures await

Volume 52 No.2 October 2017

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Keizo Takewaka
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visits Japan
Page 3 Nichigo Press receives Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation
Ikebana- living with flowers in Sydney
Reception in honour of the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Page 4 Tokyo 2020 medal project: towards an innovative future for all
2016 essay contest winner Brandon Yoo visits Japan for the first time
Page 5 Our school visit program
Page 6 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program - applications now open
Japanese Film Festival - 16-26 November
Page 7 Matsuri-Japan Festival - 9 December
Autumn in Japan
Page 8 Destination Japan - Hokkaido - a winter wonderland

Volume 52 No.1 July 2017

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Keizo Takewaka
2017 Spring Imperial Decorations: the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Commemorative services in Sydney
Page 3 AJS NSW University Awards 2017
Spotlight on sport: Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan
Page 4 Island life - by Dominic Balasuriya, an ALT on the JET Program
SMASH! 2017 and Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
Page 5 UNSW students experience the beauty of Kumano
Page 6 Exploring Japanese at the Nihongo Tanken Centre
Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest 2017 - topics announced
Page 7 Tanabata - the star festival
Page 8 Destination Japan - Ehime: kingdom of citrus

Volume 51 No.4 April 2017

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Keizo Takewaka
Visit to Sydney by State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishi
Shirase returns to Sydney - and a word from their head cook
Page 3 Imperial Decoration Conferment Reception from for Mr Robert Seidler AM
60th Anniversary of the 1957 Commerce Agreement between Japan & Australia
Page 4 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Darwin - visit by Ambassador Kusaka and Consul-General Takewaka
Spotlight on sports: Swimming
JET: Voices of the new alumni committee
Ms Haruko Asakura receives Consul-General's Commendation
Page 5 Japanese language education: learning language, learning culture
Page 6 Japanese art and design in Sydney
Page 7 Cherry blossoms - spring comes to Japan
Page 8 Destination Japan - Akita

Volume 51 No.3 February 2017

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Keizo Takewaka
Visit to Sydney by the Prime Minister of Japan Mr Shinzo Abe
Page 3 Mrs Akie Abe in Sydney
Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee reception
Growing agricultural ties between Japan and the Northern Territory
Page 4 Consulate-General activities
Page 5 Matsuri-Japan Festival 2016 - a great success
Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest Awards
Page 6 Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan
Page 7 Five years in Fukushima
Page 8 Destination Japan - Fukushima

Online extra - full transcript of interview for 'Five years in Fukushima'

Volume 51 No.2 October 2016

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Imperial Decorations
Page 3 Foreign Minister's Commendations
Consul-General's Commendations
Pages 4 & 5 Japanese Film Festival
Page 6 Matsuri-Japan Festival: a great day of fun - Saturday 10 December
NSW Japanese langauge speech contest at the MJS Centre
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Essay Contest: update
Page 7 2016 Japanese Budo Delegation: martial arts at Olympic Park
New Voices - a journal for emerging academics
The art of museum buildings
Page 8 Destination Japan - Yamaguchi prefecture's history-making Hagi

Volume 51 No.1 July 2016

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Spring Imperial Commendations for Sydney academics
G7 Ise-Shima Summit
Page 4 Ukiyo-e by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi at the AGNSW
Kumamoto Earthquake
Page 5 SMASH! the ultimate Japanese pop-culture show in Sydney
Page 6 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest Topics for 2016
JET news: the latest JETs from NSW & JETAA's call out to former JETs
Page 7 Mountain Day - a new public holiday for Japan
Page 8 Destination Japan - Mie, host of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

Volume 50 No.4 March 2016

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Consulate-General activities [cont.]
5th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Page 4 Japanese icebreaker JS Shirase returns to Sydney after two years
Page 5 Studying Japanese - some resources
Page 6 JET news: preparing for life after JET and the newest JETs take off for Japan
Page 7 Geiko and maiko - women living as traditional Japanese performers
Page 8 Destination Japan - Hello, Hokkaido! All aboard Japan's newest shinkansen

Volume 50 No.3 January 2016

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Presentation of Foreign Minister's Commendations
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's official visit to Japan
'2+2' foreign and defence ministerial talks held in Sydney
Pages 4 & 5 Destination Japan - Dr Peter Armstrong recounts walking the Kumano pilgrimage route
Page 6 Satogaeri - former JETs return home ... to Japan
5th Anniversary Memorial of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Page 7 Educational resources for students and teachers
Awards ceremony for the 2nd Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest
Page 8 Seasons in Japan - four and counting

Volume 50 No.2 October 2015

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Five NSW residents receive Foreign Minister's Commendations
Pages 4 & 5 2015 Japanese Film Festival - 5-15 November 2015
Get ready for Matsuri in Sydney - 7 November
Edo Giga-comical woodblock prints now at the Japan Foundation Gallery
Page 6 Winners of the NSW and NT Japanese Language Speech Contests
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program - Applications open
Page 7 2nd Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest - update
The rabbit in the moon
Letters to the Editor
Page 8 Destination Japan: a special report from David Boyd from Hokkaido
 

Volume 50 No.1 July 2015

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 PALM 7
The Premier of NSW visits Tokyo
Discuss Japan - Japan Foreign Policy Forum
Sydney Modern - leading Japanese architects to design new AGNSW galleries
Pages 4 & 5 JET participants from NSW talk about living and working in Japan
SMASH! Sydney's major J-pop culture convention is bigger than ever.
Page 6 The 2nd Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW & NT students
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test can be taken in Australia
Page 7 Gion Matsuri — Kyoto's month-long summer festival
Matsuri in Sydney — Sydney's own Japanese festival
Page 8 Destination Japan: Yakushima — an island of world renown

Volume 49 No.5 April 2015

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Page 3 Spotlight on The Art of Sake
Abenomics: An Update
Pages 4 & 5 Young Leaders Program – a MEXT scholarship with a difference
Australia-Japan Society of New South Wales (AJS-NSW)
MEXT scholarships — a chance to study in Japan
Page 6 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of NSW (JETAA NSW)
Upcoming Contests -
     ‘Art Speaks Japanese’ Comes Alive!
     46th Japanese Speech Contest
     Video Matsuri
Page 7 O-hanami: viewing Japan’s favourite flower
Page 8 Destination Japan: Sado Island

Volume 49 No.4 November 2014

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary JReports Vol49-4
Page 2 A message from Consul-General Masato Takaoka
Consulate-General activities
Letters to the Editor
Page 3 The Third Abe Cabinet
JAEPA enters into force
More flights to connect Australia and Japan
Page 4 First Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT-Results
Page 5 Photography Exhibition at The Japan Foundation Gallery
Japanese art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Pages 6 & 7 Japan Reports - Reader Survey Results
Samurai Blue at the 2015 Asian Cup
Kemari - Japan's traditional take on football
Page 8 Destination Japan: Island hopping in Tokyo

Volume 49 No.3 November 2014

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary JReports Vol49-3
Page 2 The 52nd Australia-Japan Business Conference in Darwin
Ms Junko Morimoto receives Foreign Minister's Commendation
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron visits Sydney
Page 3 JETAA-NSW visits Cowra for the Sakura Matsuri
Pages 4 & 5 Japanese Film Festival in Sydney: 13-23 November
The Japan Foundation Sydney now reopened at Central Park, Broadway
Page 6 Studying in Japan
Page 7 Japanese scientists win 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics
O-jizo: a gentle guardian of children
Page 8 Destination Japan: Toyama

Volume 49 No.2 September 2014

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary JReports Vol49-2
Page 2 2014 - An important year in Japan-Australia relations
Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA)
Page 3 JAEPA in NSW
New JETs farewelled for departure
Page 4 JENESYS 2.0 - participants' reports: Ms Bev Steele and Ms Liliane Moothoo
Page 5 JENESYS 2.0 - participants' reports: Mr Eden Law
Page 6 Studying in Japan
Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest
Page 7 Tomioka Silk Mill - a new world heritage site
Shiisa: an Okinawan take on the lion dog
Page 8 Destination Japan: Shimane

Volume 49 No.1 Autumn 2014

Page 1 The new Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr Masato Takaoka JReports Vol49-1
Page 2 Icebreaker Shirase visits Sydney
AJS event remembers Tohoku
Page 3 Cowra: recognising Japanese civilian internees during WWII
Sydney Japanese community cleaning up Australia
Page 4 Nogaku exhibition coming to Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian learners of Japanese on the up
Page 5 Noh and Kyogen - inseparable opposites
Page 6 JETAA NSW
Page 7 The Japan Foundation Sydney - update
School visit program in Alice Springs
Page 8 Destination Japan: Hyogo

Volume 48 No.4 Summer 2013-2014

Page 1 A message from the Acting Consul-General of Japan JReports Vol48-4
Page 2 Consul-General's Activities
Transportation Seminar in Sydney
Page 3 Japan Expo and Matsuri in Sydney 2013
Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Page 4 Japan: A Rabu (Love) Story
Page 5 JENESYS 2.0 - participants' reports
Page 6 Washoku: Japanese Cuisine - a world heritage intangible property
Page 7 Daruma and Sugoroku
Page 8 Destination Japan: Gunma

Volume 48 No.3 Spring 2013

Page 1 A message from the Acting Consul-General of Japan JReports Vol48-3
Page 2 JS Makinami takes part in the International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour
Cowra Sakura Matsuri 2013
Page 3 JENESYS 2.0 pop-culture study tour
Pages 4 & 5 17th Japanese Film Festival in Sydney - and Darwin!
Page 6 Japan Expo & Matsuri in Sydney
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
Essay Contest Update
Japan Foundation Sydney - moving soon
Page 7 A taste of autumn
Page 8 Destination Japan: Fukui

Volume 48 No.2 Winter 2013

Page 1 News from the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney JReports Vol48-2
Page 2 Consul-General's Activities
Page 3 Mrs Fudeko Reekie receives Imperial Award
Lt. Gen. Noboru Yamaguchi at the Lowy Institute
Murray Farm Public School recognised for its bilingual Japanese-English program
Page 4 New JETs readied for Japan
Japanese language proficiency test
More Japan-related UNESCO news
Introducing Nippon.com
Page 5 Mt Fuji - Japan's newest world heritage site
Page 6 Bonsai Master visits Sydney
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Candidate City
Page 7 Festival Favourites
Page 8 Destination Japan: Saga

Volume 48 No.1 Autumn (2) 2013

Page 1 News from the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney JReports Vol48-1
Page 2 Consul-General's Activities
Pages 2 & 3 Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Page 4 Shirase visits Sydney - a history of friendship
Pages 4 & 5 Tokyo 2020 - Candidate City
Page 6 KIZUNA Project - Japanese students visit Sydney
Page 7 Seventh International MANGA Award
2013 Evangelion Art Exhibition Tour
Contest: Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest/Art Speaks Japanese/Japanese Language Speech Contest
Page 8 Destination Japan: Tokushima

 

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