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IJSP (Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program) 2019

IJSP (Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program) 2019 Applications are now being called for the November/December 4 or 8 week Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program. This program is held under the auspices of the Australian National University with the assistance of the Australia – Japan Society (ACT) 4-week Program : Sunday 17 November ~ Saturday 14 December 2019 8-week Program : Sunday 17 [...]

Bee line between Okinawa and Canberra

28 September 2019 We are in for another insightful talk, this time presented by Alexander (Sasha)  Mikheyev of ANU , titled 'Bee line between Okinawa and Canberra'. Globalization has allowed the exchange of ideas, resources and technology. However, it has also facilitated the worldwide spread of diseases, parasites and invasive species. Sasha has been examining this dark side of globalization, [...]

Canberra Nara Candle Festival 2019

26th October 2019 The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is a celebration of the sister-city relationship between Canberra and Nara, Japan. Each October the festival brings together a wide variety of Japanese and Australian arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami and ikebana. As the sun sets, a total of 2,000 candles bathe the park in soft candlelight, forming [...]

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE – Kanazawa

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE – Kanazawa 29 September- 11 October 2019 The Australia-Japan Society of the ACT (AJS ACT), in conjunction with the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE), is again calling for applications for the two-week in-country course in Japanese language/culture in Kanazawa. This will be the 33rd course that has been run under this program. The courses [...]