• 19 May 2012 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    Our good friends at QANTAS have Early Summer Deals on offer!

    Deals to Australia are on now
    Beat the heat in Australia
    With cool destinations across Australia on offer now, there's no better time to go.

    Travel dates
    Deals are available in Economy from Tokyo Narita to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth from 14 July 2012 until 30 September 2012. Tickets are valid for travel for up to 3 months.

    Book now
    Offer ends 11.59pm (Tokyo time) Thursday 31 May 2012, unless sold out prior.

    Visit today for great fares, with the convenience of managing your booking online. Prices based on payment at*
    For full details click here
  • 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。

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  • 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.
  • 08 Aug 2011 10:34 PM | Anonymous
  • 23 May 2011 9:45 PM | Anonymous
    May 23, 2011
    Presidents Report; AGM 2011

    Last year the Australia Society had about 100 members. This year we have increased it to over 260. In addition we have also increased our attendees to events significantly with many events being sold out or almost full, a great result overall. We held 17 AST events; coffee mornings, wine nights, sports events, adult and kids BBQ’s, a golf day, beer garden and our major events the Melbourne cup (sold out) and the fantastic Australia Day Ball.

    Our volunteer committee has exceeded themselves this year and my thanks go out to them for all the hard work put in to make the Society a success. – Thank you all.

    We have again raised funds for the various tragedies that the world has faced; the Earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan as well floods and cyclones in Queensland – we will donate about around ¥4.25 Million to these tragedies, with Queensland getting the larger donations. The committee has yet to decide the final amounts, as things were delayed due to events. Jason Buckley will outline our improved financial situation.

    A big thank you to all our sponsors who generously donate products and funds needed to keep the society going and Ambassador Murray Mclean whose assistance and help over the year is greatly appreciated.

    President: Trevor Reynolds
    Vice-President: Simon Masnick
    Treasurer: Jason Buckley
    Secretary: Alison Reynolds
    Sponsorship: Judy Taylor-Boland
    Webmaster: Beynon Louey

    Committee Members
    Bindi Codrington
    Sophie Lappin
    Mary Hanami
    Mary Saphin
    Tony Scimonello
    Jacqui Bayne
    Andrew Harford
    Meredith McGarry

    Yours sincerely
    Trevor Reynolds
    AST President
  • 25 Apr 2011 5:14 PM | Anonymous
    Photos from the Ball have just been uploaded in the 'For Members' area.
    Click here for login to view and download.
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