November 27 to December 4, 2015
Seiwa College accepted thirteen students and two teachers from her sister school in Australia.
During their stay, they experienced Japanese culture and learned about history and peace.
Time: December 10, 2015 18:00~
Under the International Youth Exchange Program between Sasebo and our Sister-city Coffs Harbour, Ainoura Jr High School is hosting six students from Bishop Druitt College as exchange students from December 8 to December 15.
JAS-Sasebo threw a Welcome Dinner for the students, teacher and their host families in order to deepen friendship.
Date: November 22, 2015 18:00~
We had a welcome reception for Sr. Clement who was the second principal of Seiwa College, also contributed in the JAS-Sasebo foundation, visited from Australia, and Sr. Hattori, the Fifth Principal, visited from Nara. We had a great time talking about memories and updates over the dinner.
The Australia-Japan Society recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner at Opal Cove Resort. The Consul-General of Japan, Masato Takaoka, delivered a speech and presented a Certificate of Commendation to the president of the Society, Cr Rodney Degens, for all the work the Society has done over the years.He pointed out that the script in Japanese stated that the year was not 2015 but the 27th year of the present emperor, emphasising the difference in our two cultures.
Stephanie Egan and Ursula Cooper from Bishop Druitt College, part of the orchestra which will do a tour through Japan next December, played flute and cello musical items to the delight of the audience and the visiting taiko drummer, Kiyomi Calwell, organised a loud workshop of drummers who thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Five students from Sasebo who were visiting Bishop Druitt College attended with Ken Oyama from Sasebo City Council and also two Lions Club students from Nagoya in Japan so it was an international night.
Sorry you were not there!
今年12月に日本ツアーを行う予定のオーケストラに所属するビショップドルイト学院のステファニー(Stephanie Egan)とアースラ( Ursula Cooper)が、フルートとチェロを弾いて聴衆を喜ばせ、また出席いただいた和太鼓演奏者のキヨミ・カルウェル氏が催したドラマー練習に参加して、みんなとても楽しんでいました。
Date: August 18, 2015
Place: Tamaya Department Store 7F
with Mr. Tom Yates, Consul-General in Fukuoka
JAS sent following congratulatory messages for the 25th anniversary of Australia-Japan Society of Coffs Habour.
June 8th, 2015
It is an honor to say congratulations to you and all the members for the 25th Anniversary of Australia-Japan Society of Coffs Habour
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to your society for its outstanding efforts in bonding two cities developing mutual understanding and friendship, also promoting educational, cultural and economical exchange. I believe that these activities will influence next generations to make stronger bonds between two countries as the years go by.
Thank you so much for your kind invitation to the 25th Anniversary Dinner in August. Unfortunately, however, I and other members of JAS are afraid that we won't be able to attend due to conflicting schedules. I am terribly sorry, but I kindly ask for your understanding
Again, I appreciate your invitation, and I hope you will have a wonderful Silver Anniversary celebration. And I wish you and all the AJS members continued success and health
Japan-Australia Society of Sasebo
Seiwa Junior High School students in the 9th grade visited Australia for their school excursion from March 4th to 10th, 2015. They visited their sister school and each student spent valuable experience with host family.
One of students sent us description of her impressions after school excursion.
We had 7-day school excursion to Australia. I had no qualms about spending in Australia before departure and the preparations for the trip went smoothly. Looking for the souvenirs for my host family made me realize “Japaneseness” surrounded us. While on a flight, we were talking about where to go for the sightseeing with excitement. After meeting host sister, we stayed 3 nights at each family respectively. We had enjoyed visiting nature of Blue Mountains and Taronga Zood and watching DVD with my host family at night. I think I was able to make my ambiguous English understood with great enthusiasm. Of course we found many wonderful spots in Australia, though, this was good opportunity to make us discover the beauty of Japan. This excursion became a treasure for me.
The 9th grade of Junior High School in the 26 year of the Heisei
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