Ten leading Australian researchers were awarded scientific grants under the Australia‐Japan Bilateral Exchange Program, which dates back to 1979.  The program enabled the researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), to support research and initiate or consolidate collaborations with leading‐edge Japanese host organisations.  Short-term…

An intensive two-month course in Japanese language and teaching methods.  This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of Japanese-language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to cultivate their ability to understand other cultures. The program…

Training is provided to Japanese language teachers who are independently engaged in projects to resolve problems or challenges in developing teaching materials or curriculums so that they can improve their specialist knowledge and techniques in order to complete their projects. Applications as a team are accepted to accomplish certain projects. However, only three persons from…

This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct fieldwork and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language. Two and six month courses are available.

In February 2016, eight senior Japanese researchers visited Australia under the JASIC exchange program.  This program, run by ATSE, explored the topic ‘Healthy Aging for Societal Benefit’, bringing leading Japanese scientists in this area in contact with Australian researchers and industry.  Each participant selected for the JASIC exchange was provided with a tailored program to…

This program is designed to foster awareness of empathy and coexistence among the people of Asia, including Japan, through collaboration.  Applicants are required to submit a collaborative project with at least one Japanese partner specialising in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange that plan to conduct collaborative projects and to disseminate…

Currently in its fourth year, the Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest showcases some of the best young writers and their work on topics involving Australian and Japanese society.  The 2016 competition saw junior participants presented with a question on robotics, with senior students writing on the role of maglev trains in Australia’s future.  Prizes are awarded…

Commemorating 30 years of banking operations in Australia, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sydney University to ‘enhance understanding of, and deepen the relationship between the peoples of Australia and Japan’. This MoU led to the provisional running of a week-long internship program for six University of Sydney undergraduates…