Welcome to the Australia Japan Society

Far North Queensland

About the Society

The Australia Japan Society of FNQ Inc., found in Cairns Queensland, is a not for profit, incorporated society, with the following objectives:
  • Supply regular Japan related information and activities to our members, plus visitors, and locals.
  • We aim to work with, and support other similar like-minded Cairns community groups or Japan based groups.
  • Supply opportunities and encourage friendships between Australians and Japanese.

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Uni Kick Returns to Australia

UniKick is back! – and the AJS FNQ is helping with fundraising for his earthquake-struck hometown area of Ishikawa.

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The AJS-FNQ draws its membership from a wide cross section of the community, covering individuals and families, students, small business and large corporations. The AJS offers a range of affordable membership categories.  

Benefits of membership include:


To contact the current committee, please email info@ajsfnq.org.au.

As an incorporated community group, we take our members and volunteer privacy seriously and do not share personal information with other organisations or groups but encourage persons with an interest in Japan, it’s language, food and culture to contact us and be involved with our objectives.


The volunteer committee and society aim to create as often as practical, friendly community based fun events for friendship and sometimes fundraising.

If you wish to assist the society and be part of the team, please contact info@ajsfnq.org.au


The volunteer committee aim to create events that often have an element of networking through practical and friendly activities.

If you wish to aid the society and be part of the team, please contact info@ajsfnq.org.au


Sister Cities

Minami, Japan (formerly Hiwasa) – since 1969

The AJS FNQ committee and members are enthusiastic and value the relationships with all Japan cities but in particularly the two Cairns / Japan Sister Cities, (SC)

PRE COVID there were annual SC teacher / student visits to Cairns. The AJS FNQ also arranged an annual Student Scholarship Program, sending two Cairns students (Yr. 9,10,11) for a four to six week “Japan life” changing experience, each visiting one of two Cairns / Japanese Sister Cities.

Cairns, Japanese Sister Cities:

Oyama, Japan – since 2006

This Sister City is located approximately 40 minutes north of Tokyo on the bullet train, where you will find a vibrant city of around 160,000 people (which is similar to Cairns), surrounded by centuries-old rice fields and industrial mega-factories for some of Japan’s biggest companies, Oyama is well known for its mix of traditional and contemporary lifestyles.