Welcome to the Australia Japan Society
Far North Queensland
About the Society
- 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.
Benefits of membership include:
To contact the current committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.