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Welcome to the website of the Australia Japan Society of Western Australia (inc). Our mission is to promote mutual understanding between West Australian and Japanese people.


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Join the AJSWA and be a member to help us build a mutual understanding and cultural links between Western Australian and Japanese people.


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About Us

The Australia Japan Society of WA, established in 1974 to foster closer relationships between Australian and Japanese people, welcomes anyone who is interested in participating in the Society’s activities. Please browse through our web site to learn more about our activities and how you too can join in on the fun! The AJSWA is a not-for-profit organisation and committee members are all volunteers.

AJSWA events are varied and include business networking, as well as more casual, cross-cultural events designed to help strengthen Australian-Japanese relations in WA.

Some of the ongoing work we do includes participation in the annual Japan Festival in Perth and  helping present the Perth Kodomo Festival – an annual children’s festival, which in 2016 was supported by an Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) grant.

The AJSWA also funds the annual Ishikawa Awards, which provides language prize grants for the top student in Japanese at each of Perth’s four public universities – the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.