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Simryn Gill's work at "Sunshower; Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" exhibition

5 July - 23 October 2017

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“Toshima Cineliteracy Project 2017” based on Australian screen literacy education by LITERACY Lab

2 August - 15 October 2017

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The travels of Marco Polo and the Morrison Collection exhibition

16 August 2017 - 8 January 2018

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George Ernest Morrison


Alister Spence in Japan

4-13 September 2017

3 September  Knuttelhouse

4 September  Koen-Dori Classics

6 September  K.D.Japon

7 September intelsat

9 September Umeda ALWAYS

10 September Kobe Live Spot Big Apple

12 September Knuttelhouse

13 September Tokyo Jazz Art Sengawa 2017

Alister Spence


“Hirono Cineliteracy Project 2017” based on Australian screen literacy education by LITERACY Lab

10 – 13 September 2017

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Ray Chen Solo recital: J.S. Bach: 3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV1001-1006

29-30 September 2017

Osaka (Japanese)


Ray Chen by Sophie Zhai

Ray Chen


Koto and Harp charity concert with Miyama McQueen-Tokita

29 September 2017


'Sonic Light Bubble' by ENESS at Roppongi Art Night 2017

30 September - 1 October 2017

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Australia-Japan Writer's Forum - Book Launch for "That Deadman Dance"  with Author Kim Scott  

14 October 2017

The Japanese translation of “That Deadman Dance” by Kim Scott was released in May 2017 as the fifth book of the Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature Series. Kim Scott is the first Indigenous Australian to win Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, in 1999 with his novel, “Benang”, and again with “That Deadman Dance” in 2010.

To celebrate the launch of his book, Gendaikikakushitsu publishing and The Japan P.E.N.Club will host an 'Australia-Japan Writer's Forum' - Kim Scott will speak about his book and his work indigenous communities.  Two prominent Japanese writers, Ms Akiko Shimoju and Mr Masaaki Nishiki will then join Kim Scott and talk about the Australian culture and literature, and the role literature plays in multicultural societies.

Date/Time: Saturday 14 October 19:00-21:00
Admission: 500yen, (Consecutive Interpreting)
Venue: Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall (5-53-67 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001)
Registration: Please email your name and any accompanying guest's name to with the Subject: Australia-Japan Writer's Forum Registration. *Please inform the organiser if you need English headphones.

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Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan dialogue on the enhancement of cultural diversity

15 October 2017

Public Symposium at Tokyo University of Arts (Simultaneous interpreting)

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Australia-related Books published in 2017

Masterpieces of Contemporary Australian Literature Series 5th book “That Deadman Dance” by Kim Scott in Japanese published

May 2017-

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"The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton published in Japanese

26 May 2017

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Kate Morton


Publication in Japanese: “Party Politics in Australia”

30 June 2017 

Dr Yoshinobu Suyama

Published by Keisuisha

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Publication in Japanese : "Australian Indigenous People and Performance"

July 2017

Professor Keiji Sawada, Ph.D. of Faculty of Law, Waseda University

Published by University of Tokyo Press




"The Lake House" by Kate Morton published in Japanese

31 August 2017


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