• 04 Nov 2012 6:47 PM | Anonymous

    This is the 20th year of the Blues Festival in Bridgetown WA and will have a line up of 42 acts.

    They will be streaming the festival on the 10 and 11 of November this year, linked from Their web site

    The main performance stage will have 6 cameras, video mixed and uploaded as Artist Sets or Brackets to create an almost live 24 hours of video.
    The video will be hosted through a cloud service provider so it will be available with fast access globally.
    The files will also remain in the Cloud service for a good period of time to view.

    A DVD will be produced from the quality video for purchase after the Festival or pre-order and save on the purchase.

    They are a small community of only about 3,000 people and the Festival needs to grow through this online delivery to stay sustainable.

  • 16 Aug 2012 9:56 PM | Anonymous
    Greetings to all our Members, Future Members and friends,

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Australia Society Tokyo and to help make it even more attractive for all our members and prospective members. The AST is run by a very capable group of volunteers who put in a lot of effort to arrange and hold enjoyable events and activities for our members.

    Martin Giles has taken on the role of Vice President and we are both looking forward to making the AST even better. I encourage all those in our membership who are interested in helping out or have ideas for events to contact us at any time because the AST really is a Society of the members, for the members, and by the members.

    I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our upcoming events. There is a Wine Event on Friday  (Aug 17th) at Roti in Roppongi, and the Family BBQ will be held at the Australian Embassy on September 22nd. Feel free to bring colleagues and friends, too. Then of course the big ones: the Melbourne Cup Day Event in November and the Australia Day Ball in January 2013. The Kids' Christmas Party will be held as usual in early December. Last but not least, our monthly Coffee Mornings are also great for meeting people and having a chat in the morning. Check our website for more details about all our events.

    I really hope you will all help us spread the word about the Australia Society Tokyo and its purpose.

    Alex Byrne
    President - Australia Society Tokyo

  • 19 May 2012 10:50 AM | Anonymous

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  • 07 May 2012 11:02 PM | Anonymous
    TELL Needs Your Help Today

    Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) is a not-for-profit organization providing counseling and support services in the community for nearly 40 years through the Life Line, professional face-to-face counseling services, workshops, Employee Assistance Programs and online resources. In the wake of the 2011 Earthquake, TELL has expanded its activities to include psychological first aid training to first responders and volunteers in affected areas, in addition to our regular support services. 

    Now TELL needs your help. In order to continue providing these essential services we need financial support and volunteer Life Line telephone counselors.

    Donate Today Donations can be made through the TELL website in yen or dollars using PayPal, First Giving or JustGiving Japan. Checks or bank/ postal transfers also very welcome.

    Become a Life Line Telephone Counselor TELL offers a comprehensive Life Line training program that offers training in client-centered counseling and an opportunity to provide direct support to people in need in the community. Click below for details and an application form.  

    For questions about other ways in which you or your organization can support TELL's mission in Japan, please email us at

    Thank you in advance for your generous support!

    Jason Chare, Life Line Director -
    Linda Semlitz, Counseling Center Director -
  • 24 Apr 2012 1:05 PM | Anonymous
    Videos from the Australia Day ball are now available to view by clicking the links below.
    Videos by Terabyte Station
  • 15 Mar 2012 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Attendees of this years Australia Day Charity Ball "Winter Nights" were entertained with the unique dance performance of KINETIC ART.

    Click image to view the video

    KINETIC ART is a group of three dancers who perform artistic breakdance. KINETIC ART created a unique dance that is based on breakdance and involves innovative poses and unexpected flow with interesting movement of their three bodies intertwined.  Their goal is to give excitement, inspiration and a shock to the audience. KINETIC ART is excited about future performance opportunities not only in Japan but worldwide.

    AffiliationChojinpro URL:

    KINETIC ARTは、男性2名、女性1名からなるアーティスティックなbreak dance crewです。break danceがベースで、さらに身体と身体が奇妙に絡まり合う、斬新なポーズや奇想天外な流れのある、新しいダンスを造り出しました。見る人に、期待と感動と衝撃を与えたいと、常に考えています。日本国内は勿論、今後は海外の方達にも目にしていただけるように、活動を続けて行きたいと思っております。

    AffiliationChojinpro URL:

  • 07 Dec 2011 11:51 AM | Anonymous
    The Tyler Foundation would like to mention that they just launched an album featuring Julian Lennon, Maxi Priest, Sir Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Amber Lily and others. All proceeds go to Tyler Foundation ( It’s getting good comments and is available:

    - On their website (digital or physical copy):

    - On iTunes (digital) at!-vol.-1/id467415020

    Here’s video from one of the songs on the album featuring Rie fu and a kid’s chorus from Sakari Elementary School in Tohoku:

    Thanks for your support!
    It would make a great Christmas present!
  • 09 Nov 2011 10:50 PM | Anonymous
    Photos from the Melbourne Cup Luncheon are now available.
    Members please login to access the link.

  • 24 Sep 2011 2:00 PM | Anonymous
    Registrations for the Annual Adults BBQ have now opened for Members.
    Get in early to secure places for your family, friends and guests.

    Non member registrations open on Saturday, 27th of August.

    Click here to view the Adults BBQ events page and register.
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