Once again two Cairns Not-For-Profit volunteers work together. “Smile with Kids” and the Australia Japan Society FNQ (Cairns) were working together for Japan.

Both groups combined at the recent Japan Foundation “Free” Japanese Film Festival. Held earlier in November at Smithfield, Events Cinemas, which has been the location for the Festival for 2018 & 2019.

The 2020 Festival location has not yet been determined. This popular annual event is advertised mainly through word-of-mouth and Facebook. The AJS President would like to acknowledge all the valuable volunteers and support for the 2019 event.

At the event, there was an occasion for the AJS FNQ (Cairns) to make a small donation to the sister Japanese NFP Community group, SWK and seen below is the Vice President of AJS (Mr. Barry Struber) presenting a Cheque to Maki Mcarthy of SWM to support their great valuable work with the children of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami children from the torn town of Fukushima, Japan.

The AJS and SMK hope to work together more in the future to raise valuable funds and for more information, please contact Maki at https://www.facebook.com/smilewithkids/ or Jeff / Barry at https://www.facebook.com/AJSFNQ/