Australian Embassy

Upcoming events


Upcoming Event Information


Kristian Bezuidenhout Cembalo Recital

12 October 2023
Nishinomiya City, Hyogo (Hyogo Performing Arts Center Recital Hall)

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Kristian Bezuidenhout


Isabelle Faust, Kristin von der Goltz & Kristian Bezuidenhout

6-11 October 2023
Osaka-city, Osaka(Sumitomolife Izumi hall), Tokai-city, Aichi(Tokai City Arts Theatre), Mitaka-city,Tokyo (Mitaka City Arts Center), Chuo-ku, Tokyo(Oji hall)

6 October Sumitomolife Izumi hall
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7 October Tokai City Arts Theatre
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8 October Mitaka City Arts Center Concert Hall “Kaze”
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10-11 October Oji hall
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Kristian Bezuidenhout


Maria Fernanda Cardoso at the Oku-Noto Triennale 2023

23 September-12 November 2023
Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Maria Fernanda Cardoso


New Owner

25 July-13 August 2023
Theatres in Aichi prefecture

25-27 July Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
29 July  Hekinan City Arts & Culture Hall
2 August Handa Welfare Cultural Hall (Kariyado Hall)
4 August Kota Chomin Hall Tsubaki Hall
6 August Chita Labour and Culture Hall
9 August Nagoya Bunri University Culture Forum
11 August Gamagori City Hall
13 August Nagoya city Minami Playhouse

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"New Owner" by the The Last Great Hunt


Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo - The 135th Subscription Concert with Richard Tognetti

14-15 July 2023
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Kioi hall)

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Dean Bowen Australia: Land, Sky, Birds and Creatures

8 July-27 August 2023
Takasaki, Gunnma (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunnma)

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《コアラ》Koala 2020 年 ブロンズ
作家蔵 Collection of the artist


《黒いカナリア》Black Canary 2015 年 リトグラフ、紙
ギャルリー宮脇蔵 Collection Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto

Dean Bowen


Andrew Bovell's "Things I know to be true"

30 June-9 July 2023
Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Theatre West, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)

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Andrew Bovell's "When the Rain Stops Falling"

29 June-9 July 2023
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Space Zatsuyu)

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Steven McRay to perform at The Royal Ballet Japan Tour 2023

25 & 28 June 2023
Taito-ku, Tokyo (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)

Steven McRae scheduled performances
25 June A Royal Celebration "Diamonds" from Jewels
28 June Romeo and Juliet

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Australian Studies Association of Japan 2023 National Conference

17 -18 June 2022
Kanagawa University

13:30 Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:40 Lecture by Prof Nicole Moore ‘Transverse vectors: Tracing Australian literature and culture in the world’

14:50-17:00 Panel Symposium “Australian success story little known: children/YA/fantasy literature

Moderator: Prof Megumi Kato, Meisei University
Speakers:  Ms Yuriko Momo (Patricia Wrightson), Ms Yumiko Sakuma (Emily Rodda and Jackie French), Masaru Harada (Garth Nix), Ms Ritsuko Sambe who has translated many British and American titles including Rudyard Kipling and Professor Hiroe Suzuki (Kanagawa University)

18 June
09:30-12:15  Research Presentations - individual presentations
14:15-16:45  AJF Symposium – The AUKUS & its implications

Moderator: Prof Hiroya Sugita, Kanagawa University
Speakers: Emeritus Professor Hugh White, Professor Tim Soutphommasane (joining online) , Professor Frank Bongiorno and Professor Mie Oba (Kanagawa University)

*Simultaneous interpreting available for the above lectures and symposia .
To attend, please register by Friday 2 June:



14-25 June 2023

14-18 June 2023 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Nippon Seinenkan Hall)
20-25 June 2023 Osaka, Osaka (COOL JAPAN PARK OSAKA WW hall)

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Australian films at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023

6-26 June 2023
Shibuya-ku, Minato-ku, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo & Online

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"The Pool"


"Black Wing"


"Cold Water"


"Hide and Seek"


Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre

6-16 June 2023
Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture

6 June Yokohama-Minami School for Special Needs Education *closed event
7 June Kanazawa School for Special Needs Education *closed event
8 June Kanto Gakuin Mutsuura Kodomoen *closed event
9 June Segasaki Elementary School *closed event
11 June
<morning> Yokohama Children’s Hospice *closed event for users only
<Afternoon> Yokohama Children’s Hospice *open to children in the area
12 June Tateno Elementary School *closed event
13 June Tateno Elementary School *closed event
14 June Yamamoto Elementary School *closed event
15 June Mutsuura Elementary School *closed event
16 June Mutsuura Elementary School *closed event

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Polyglot Theatre


What Do Aboriginal Writers Question in Australian Contemporary Literature?

The Final Volume in the Series of Masterpieces of Contemporary Australian Literature
Commemorative Forum for the Publication of "Odyssey of the Horizon" by Alexis Wright

2 June 2023
Online & Shibuya, Tokyo (Club Hillside Salon)

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The Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature Series

Alexis Wright


Saison AIR Partnership 2022 Footscray Community Arts Exchange Project report

25 May 2023
Koko-ku, Tokyo (Morishita Studio)/Online

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Australia-related books recently published in Japan


"Odyssey of the Horizon" by Alexis Wright

June 2023-



"History of the story Australia" (new edition) by Isami Takeda/Takayuki Nagano

February 2023-
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"The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams

September 2022-
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"Brave New Humans: The Dirty Reality of Donor Conception" by Sarah Dingle

September 2022-

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"Alter-Politics: Critical Anthropology and the Radical Imagination" by Ghassan Hage

July 2022-

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"Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture" by Bruce Pascoe

June 2022-

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"Liberty or Death: The French Revolution" by Peter McPhee

June 2022-

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Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature series ‐ Michelle de Krestser's "Questions of Travel" published in Japan

January 2022-


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Archive for past publication before 2021

The Masterpieces for Australian Contemporary Literature Series


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