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.
The Australia Japan Society of W.A 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! AJS committee members are all volunteers and we raise our own funds.
AJS events varied and include business dinners and more casual, fun events and all events seek to aid the community and strengthen WA-Japanese relations. For example AJS WA grants a language prize to the best student in Japanese at Murdoch University and UWA as well as offering small educational grants to those interested in pursuing Japan-related fields of endeavour.
DID YOU KNOW?
AJSWA was established 40 years ago by founding members the late Sir Gordon Freeth (Australian Ambassador to Japan) and John O Brien
The Co-Patrons of the AJSWA are the Premier of Western Australia and The Consul General of Japan.
AJSWA has received the conferral of Foreign Recognition from the Foreign Ministry in Japan, being the first in WA to receive this.
AJSWA member and former liberal senator Mr. Peter Sim and AJSWA Ikebana teacher Mrs. Akiko Chester have been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun.
AJSWA is run by a Committee of volunteers drawn from all walks of life. All events and activities are due to the generosity of the team who donate their time and talents for the benefit of the community.