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2019 Australian Studies Association of Japan International Conference -The Forefront of Australian Studies: Interaction and Diversity -

15 & 16 June 2019
Shibuya, Tokyo (Aoyama Campus of Aoyama Gakuin University)
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A play based on Australia's bestselling novel "Jasper Jones" to be staged in Tokyo

12 - 21 July 2019
Setagaya, Tokyo (Shimokitazawa Shogekijjyo B1)
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Australian Artist Shaun Tan’s solo show “Welcome to Nowhere” in Japan

11 May- 28 July 2019
Chihiro Art Museum (Kamiigusa, Nerima-ku, Tokyo)
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Jazz singer/pianist Sarah McKenzie to perform at Blue Note Tokyo

19-20 June 2019
Blue Note Tokyo (Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
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Photo by Oscar May


“Jörg Schmeisser Retrospective: Neverending Journeys” touring exhibition in Nara

13 Apr- 2 June 2019
Nara Prefectural Museum (Noboriojicho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture)
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“Todaiji in Nara” by Jörg Schmeisser, 1998, Keiko Schmeisser private collection


“Pivot” by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, Australian leading artists, at the Setouchi Triennale 2019

26 Apr-26 May 2019
Shamijima, Sakaide city, Kagawa Prefecture
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Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti

Setouchi Triennale 2019
26 Apr-26 May, 19 Jul-25 Aug and 28 Sep-4 Nov 2019
Takamatsu City, Sakaide City, Naoshima Town and other towns, Kagawa Prefecture
Okayama City and Uno City, Okayama Prefecture
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MAM Collection 009: Ken + Julia Yonetani

9 Feb-26 May 2019
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Ken + Julia Yonetani, "What the Birds Knew", 2012, Uranium glass, wire, UV light, 3 x 3 x 5.2 m
Installation view: “What the Birds Knew: Ken + Julia Yonetani,” 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, 2012
Photo: Zan Wimberley


Tea – Mind, a close viewing photography experience

A collaboration by Australian Photographer Robert van Koesveld and Japanese Tea Ceremony Instructor Takako Morita
12-29 April 2019 (Closed on 17, 22, 23 & 24 April)
Bonjour!Gendai Bunmei, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
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Australian artist Stuart Ringholt to participate in the AICHI TRIENNALE 2019

1 August - 14 October 2019
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Reference image
Stuart RINGHOLT, Untitled (Clock), 2014
Collection MCA Sydney
Courtesy of Assembly New York

AICHI TRIENNALE 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion
1 August - 14 October 2019
Nagoya City (Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, Shikemichi and Endoji), Toyota City (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and off-site venues)
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Australia-related books recently published 

Japanese publication of "CALEB'S CROSSING" by Australian-born author Geraldine Brooks

December 2018-

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"Other Minds - The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness"

November 2018-

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Translator: Dai Natsume
Publisher: Misuzu Shobo Publishing

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"This House of Grief - The Story of A Murder Trial"

November 2018-

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"Hope, Refugees and their Supporters in Australia since 1947 -"

September 2018-

Hope Refugees and their Supporters in Australia since 1947 Anne-Mari Jordens Megumi Kato

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"Treasure hunting with Grandpa - The Boys from Durimbil -"

January 2018-

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Community as Method: Policies for Indigenous Peoples, Asylum Seekers and Immigrants under the Australian Government

October 2017-

by Professor Yoshikazu Shiobara

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"The Lake House" by Kate Morton published in Japanese

31 August 2017


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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


Publication in Japanese: “Party Politics in Australia”

30 June 2017 

Dr Yoshinobu Suyama

Published by Keisuisha

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"The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton published in Japanese

26 May 2017

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Kate Morton

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

May 2017-

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