Mrs Ishikawa, the wife of the Consul General, passed away suddenly on Saturday March 16. No doubt like myself, you are all devastated by this news, all of us who have had the privilege to have met Mrs Ishikawa at any of the many functions she attended in support of our Society will remember her as a lady who was genuinely interested in everyone she met and it is no exaggeration to say she would light up any room she entered.
It is not often we have the privilege of being able to meet such a wonderful couple as the Consul General and Mrs Ishikawa. Needless to say the Australia Japan Society will offer any support we possibly can.
Please remember Mrs Ishikawa as well as Mr Ishikawa and his family in your thoughts and prayers
Visit our events page for details of our 2013 Calendar of events.
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 38 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.