The anime event of the year returns to Brisbane!
QJCCI regional member Madman Entertainment presents MadFest Brisbane 2019, offering a range of exhibitions, screenings, panels, cosplay, special events and more at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 25-26.
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Bruce Miller, Australian Ambassador to Japan from 2011 to 2017, will offer his observations on Japan's Imperial transition and its likely direction in the new Reiwa era in this Griffith Asia Institute lecture from 6pm to 7pm on Thursday, May 30 at Cinema B, the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Japan has been transfixed by the announcement of the new era name, its meaning and etymology, and by a wave of nostalgia before the official abdication on April 30 and the enthronement of new Emperor Naruhito. But the transition hasn't brought with it big changes. Instead, Miller sees continuity in Japan's Imperial tradition and in its post-war constitutional settlement.
Bruce Miller AO was Australian Ambassador to Japan from August 2011 until January 2017, and has had a 40 year association with Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Ist class honours) in Japanese language, literature and history; and a Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Sydney.
He occupied senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of National Assessments, including as Director-General, before he left government in December 2017 to take up roles in the private sector and academia. He became a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the ANU in September 2018 and was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours.
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The Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane and the Japan Community of Queensland Inc. have the pleasure of presenting a seminar for anyone with an interest in cycling, travelling, or the culture of Japan.
From well-loved destinations to the next new discovery awaiting around each bend of road, cycling in Japan offers a total immersion into the atmosphere of Japan - a unique way of experiencing the natural and cultural wonders of this country in a way like no other.
Join us at the ‘Cycle Around Japan’ seminars in Brisbane, June 17 or the Gold Coast on June 18, where NHK World-Japan television presenter and cyclist Michael Rice will provide recounts of his unique touring experiences in Japan not depicted in your everyday tourist brochure, whilst giving expert advice on travelling from a foreigner’s point of view.
Brisbane event: Monday, June 17, from 2pm - 4.30pm at Dexus Place, L31, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane (visit the Facebook page)
Gold Coast event: Tuesday, June 18, from 5.30pm - 8pm at Robina Community Centre Auditorium, 196 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina (visit the Facebook page)
To attend either of these free events, please RSVP with the Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane (emailor call (07) 3221 5188).