Information and Culture

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

 
 
 
       

Click below on the page you wish to view. The pages are Adobe Acrobat files.


Volume 54 No.1 July 2019 - current issue

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Pages 2-3 A farewell message from Consul-General Keizo Takewaka
Celebrating a new Imperial Era in Japan
Mrs Roslynne Bracher receives Imperial Order
Page 4 G20 Summit Meeting and Japan-Australia Bilateral in Osaka
Page 5 Spotlight on sports
More festival fun
Page 6 Essay contest - topics announced
The JET Programme - new JETs and a new JETAA president
Page 7 Summer in Japan
School visit program
Page 8 World Heritage: Shrines and temples of Nikko


Volume 53 No.4 April 2019

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 Tokyo 2020 - sporting ties to the fore
Ms Jenny Dowell receives Imperial Decoration
Page 3 First woman lead Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition team
Consul-General's activities
Page 4 Visit to Darwin by Ambassador Takahashi
Cowra Festival of International Understanding
Page 5 Destination Japan: Okayama - land of sunshine
Page 6 JET - welcome back reception and networking event
Community festivals in Sydney
School visit program
Page 7 Japanese online
Sodeisha: Japanese ceramics at Newcastle Art Gallery
Page 8 World Heritage: Hiraizumi - a spiritual heritage


Volume 53 No.3 January 2019

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 30th Emperor's Birthday National Day Reception
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Darwin
2+2 Ministerial Consultations in Sydney
The 56th Annual Joint Business Conference AJBCC
Page 3 National AJS Conference & Foreign Minister's Commendations
Consul-General's Commendations
Pages 4-5 Destination Japan: Ishikawa - take time to explore
Page 6 Essay contest awards ceremony
School visit program
JET Programme - Furusato Vision Project
Leading Japanese architect Kengo Kuma visits Sydney
Page 7 Festival fun
The 2019 Japanese calendar
Page 8 World Heritage: Industrial heritage - legacies of Meiji Japan


Volume 53 No.2 October 2018

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 Message from the Deputy Consul-General
Reception of the International Law Association
Japanese wagyu beef returns to Australia
Page 3 Foreign Minister's Commendations
Consul-General's Commendations
Pages 4-5 Australia at the Rugby World Cup 2019 TM
Page 6 A feast of festivals: Strathfield, Willoughby and Darling Harbour
School visit program
JET Programme - applications open
Page 7 Japanese Film Festival 2018
Culture's new virtual reality
Page 8 World Heritage: Hidden Christian Sites of the Nagasaki Region


Volume 53 No.1 July 2018

Page 1 Inside this issue - summary Current Issue
Page 2 A farewell message from the Consul for Information and Culture
Cowra-Japan ties
PALM 8
Page 3 55 years of sister-city ties in Japan and Australia
Page 4 Matsuri-Japan Festival in Parramatta
Sydney Consular Women's Club luncheon - kimono and tea
Page 5 School visit program
Page 6 2018 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest - call for entries
A word from the new president of JETAA NSW
Page 7 Bon-odori - dancing for the dead?
Page 8 Destination Japan - Gunma: Onsen Kingdom


Volume 52 No.4 April 2018

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