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10 12, 2018

AJS ACT’s Barry Jarman recognised in 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations

The Government of Japan announced on 3 November the 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals for their outstanding contribution to their respective areas. Barry Jarman – former President of the Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc, and former Member of the Canberra-Nara Sister City Committee was awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” for his contribution [...]

6 11, 2018

Award to AJS ACT’s Michael Hodgkin

Mr Michael Hodgkin from AJS Canberra was recently awarded by the Governor of Ishikawa a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ for his long standing service in promoting participation on the Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program with the Australia Japan Society (ACT).  During the award ceremony the Mayor of Ishikawa and the President of AJS (ACT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, renewing our friendship [...]

6 11, 2018

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE – Kanazawa

14th-26th April 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 32nd course that has been run under this program. The courses run for 2 weeks from a Sunday afternoon to [...]

4 05, 2018

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE – Kanazawa

30 September- 12 October 2018 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 29th course that has been run under this program. The courses run for 2 weeks from a Sunday [...]

6 10, 2016

Foreign Minister’s Commendation to AJS ACT’s Mr Michael Hodgkin

On 9th September, Ambassador of Japan to Australia -His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka- presented the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Mr Michael Hodgkin at his residence. Mr Hodgkin has contributed to the development of friendship between Japan and Australia through activities organised by the Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc. Among his family members and friends, Mr Hodgkin expressed his appreciation for [...]