Event Calendar


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Japan Month 2023

Enjoy a huge range of local Japan events in August!

Japan Month is an annual event coordinated by the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane aimed at promoting Japanese cultural exchange. Local Japan-related organisations will be holding a variety of events, which will start with a bang with our annual Japan Cultural Day at the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens.
Make sure to tag us #BrisJapanMonth23!

Japan Cultural Day at the Botanic Gardens
Sun 6 August | 9am - 3pm | Festival
Celebrate Japanese culture in Brisbane with a huge range of cultural activities at the Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens on Sunday 6 August. The gorgeous Japanese Gardens will come alive with Japanese music, food, and culture!
Details: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/japanese-cultural-day-168343980

AJS-Qld Career Seminar
Thurs 10 August | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Hybrid Seminar
Discover where a Japan-related career can take you with this hybrid event co-hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane. Hear from speakers who have made a career out of their Japanese studies. The evening is targeted at high school and university students, but all are welcome!
Register here: https://austjpnsoc.asn.au/ajs-qld-annual-careers-evening/

Japan | Art | Celebration 2023
13 August | 4pm - 6:30pm | Performance
Koto, Shakuhachi, Japanese dance and Taiko community groups in QLD are getting together for the first time to showcase their journeys of traditional Japanese art practice.
Details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/japan-art-celebration-2023-tickets-652358761617?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR3VtxxMdUKDOkIH8pXt-r1Ighj3I3Fc1u8Ebunu21CTMSvyNKETHJ8zd2U

 Australia Japan Dinner
Thurs 17 August | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Dinner
As part of this year’s Japan Month celebrations in Brisbane, members and guests of Australia-Japan related organisations in South East Queensland are invited to the inaugural Australia Japan Dinner. The evening will include a presentation titled “10 Things You Should Know about the Japanese Economy” by Mr GOMAKUBO Junji, Consul-General of Japan in Brisbane, together with cultural entertainment and a three-course dinner and drinks.
Details: https://e.mybookingmanager.com/attendee_register_input_B.asp?hdnPar=0^^0&DAEC=E7918383353631

QSA Talks: Japanese War Brides – a Queensland story
Fri 25 August |11am - 1pm | Hybrid Talk Event
Join Dr Keiko Tamura & Elysha Rei in a co-hosted event with the Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane & QSA about Japanese war brides. This hybrid presentation will illuminate the stories and experiences of Japanese women who immigrated to Australia as war brides in the 1950s, marking more than 70 years since the first Japanese war bride arrived in Australia in 1952.
Details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/qsa-talks-japanese-war-brides-a-queensland-story-tickets-677832704867 

UQ Japan Exchange (UQJX) Speech Contest
Sat 26 August |10am - 3pm | Speech Contest
Put your language skills to the test with this year’s speech contest hosted by UQJX.
Details and registration: https://events.humanitix.com/speechcontest

JETAA Trivia Afternoon
Sat 26 August | 3pm - 8pm | Event
Join the JET Alumni Association of QLD on Saturday August 26th to test your knowledge of Japan!
Details and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/797705451829541

Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition
Sat-Sun 27-28 August | 10am - 4pm | Exhibition
Enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland’s gorgeous annual exhibition of Ikebana – the Japanese art of flower arranging at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium. This year Sogetsu will celebrate 60 years of Ikebana in Queensland!
Details: https://ikebanabrisbane.org.au/home/annual-exhibition/

Other Events

There are also a number of other great Japan-related events happening in Queensland.

Genki Market
Every Sunday | Markets
Enjoy a range of Japanese art, craft, and food market stalls at Genki Mart on 123 Charlotte St, Brisbane City every Sunday!
Details: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneGenkiMarket
Matsuri Brisbane
Sat 2 September | Festival
Japan comes to Brisbane with this cultural festival at White Hill State College celebrating the vibrancy of our local Japanese community. Discover more about Japanese culture and get involved in the community.
Details: https://www.matsuribrisbane.com/

Japan and Friends Day
Sat 23 September | Festival
Enjoy Bon Odori, food, music, arts and crafts, and cosplay at Robina on the Gold Coast.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/japanfriendsday/ 

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