Australia-Japan Foundation grant recipients, 2008-09

Themes

Recipients

Recipient Title Description Approval Value *
Economics and Trade
Brock Kubo International Australian Gourmet in Japan: Showcasing Australian Expertise and Produce in Japan.

Supplement for the establishment of exchanges, internships and linkages between chefs and hoteliers in Japan and Australia.

See www.agendajapan.com

25 Feb 2009 $11,000
Tina Kalivas Tina Kalivas Fashion Exhibition in Japan

A fashion and costume show held in a Tokyo.

See www.tinakalivas.com

25 Feb 2009 $22,000
The Law Council of Australia Strengthening Australia-Japan Legal Infrastructure and Exchange

An exchange between Australian and Japanese legal professional peak bodies and public sector agencies which seeks to facilitate increased professional mobility of lawyers.

See www.ilsac.gov.au and www.lawcouncil.asn.au

23 Sep 2008 $110,000
Dr Nobuaki Yamashita, Department of Economics and Finance, School of Business. La Trobe University, Bundoora Overseas Operations of Japanese Multinational Enterprises.

Travel grant to enable Australian and Japanese researchers to examine the overseas operations of Japanese multinational enterprises in the context of Australia-Japan economic relations.

The research will also examine the role of Australia in the global production strategies of Japanese MNEs and help identify constraints to attracting potential Japanese investors to Australia.

See www.latrobe.au/business

23 Sep 2008 $16,500
Brock Kubo International Australian Gourmet in Japan: Showcasing Australian Expertise and Produce in Japan. The establishment of exchanges, internships and linkages between chefs and hoteliers in Japan and Australia. See www.agendajapan.com 23 Sep 2008 $22,000
Design Institute of Australia Designers' Guide

The creation and production of bilingual city guides for Osaka and Melbourne.

See www.design.org.au

23 Sep 2008 $16,500
Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC), ANU (Extension to early 2009) Australian Research Network on the Japanese Economy (ARNJE)

An interactive website resource for Japan economists in Australia which enables them to disseminate information about conferences, visitors, and research and collaboration opportunities. Funds will also be used to support a conference of network members.

The network is being guided by a Steering Group chaired by Professor Jenny Corbett, Executive Director of the AJRC; it includes Professor Noel Gaston from Bond University; and Associate Professor Chongwoo Choe from Monash University; and Dr Kazuki Onji, Post-Doctorial Fellow at the AJRC. Dr Onji also acts as moderator for the network."

See http://ajen.anu.edu.au

23 Sep 2008 $44,000
Security, Regional and International Relations
Department of International Relations, Australian National University ANU Workshops: Australia-Japan Security Relationship and New Regional Security Architecture

Australia-Japan academic and policy workshops and postdoctoral exchanges to examine the emerging bilateral security relationship.

See www.anu.edu.au

23 Sep 2008 $88,000
The Lowy Institute Going Global: An Australia-Japan Agenda for Multilateral Cooperation.

The production of a report, with a bilingual Executive Summary, which proposes an agenda for enhanced multilateral cooperation between Australia and Japan.

See www.lowyinstitute.org

23 Sep 2008 $32,286
The Nautilus Institute, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Australia-Japan Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament

A three-day series of events including a research workshop on nuclear disarmament, a scenario building workshop and a public forum.

See www.globalcollab.org/nautilus/australia

23 Sep 2008 $44,405
Education and Science
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Antarctic Research (Climate Change)

A two-day joint workshop between the leading decision-makers and scientists in Australia and Japan involved in Antarctic research in the area of climate change.

See www.acecrc.org.au

25 Feb 2009 $38,280
Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ) Capacity building for Australian Studies in Japan

Supplement for a series of lectures and conferences for Japanese scholars of Australian Studies.

25 Feb 2009 $12,000
Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo

Supplement to contribute to the salary costs for the Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo.

See www.cpas.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

25 Feb 2009 $30,000
Strategic Bovine Services Australia-Japan Joint Research in Veterinary Science

Supplement for collaboration between Japanese and Australian veterinarians to solve clinical diseases problems such as Bovine Theileriosis.

See www.darirydocs.com.au

25 Feb 2009 $11,000
International Australian Studies Association and the Australian Studies Association of Japan Review of Australian Studies in Japan

A review of the key challenges and future directions of Australian Studies as an academic discipline in Japan.

23 Sep 2008 $38,984
Australia Library, Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan Australian Resource Collection

The acquisition of Australian resource materials and database subscriptions for the Australia Library at Otemon Gakuin University, Japan.

See www.otemon.ac.jp/en/008_center_au.htm

23 Sep 2008 $15,000
Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ) Capacity building for Australian Studies Association of Japan.

A series of lectures and conferences for Japanese scholars of Australian Studies.

See http://pweb.sophia.ac.jp/~s-yuga/asaj2/welcome.htm

23 Sep 2008 $53,000
Professor Motoichi Ohtsu, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo AJF - Australia-Japan Nanophotonics Workshop

A workshop between Australian and Japanese researchers and industry engineers in the cutting edge field of nanophotonics.

See http://uuu.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

23 Sep 2008 $15,360
Strategic Bovine Services AJF - Australia-Japan Joint Research in Veterinary Science

Collaboration between Japanese and Australian veterinarians to solve clinical diseases problems such as Bovine Theileriosis.

See www.darirydocs.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $11,000
International Australian Studies Association Recruitment of 2009 Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo

The management of the selection process for the 2009 Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies at the University of Tokyo.

23 Sep 2008 $17,203
Japanese post-graduate scholars (TBA). AJF Sir Neil Currie Awards

AJF Sir Neil Currie Awards provide up to six scholarships in three categories: post-graduate; curriculum development and publication.

See ajf.australia.or.jp/en/awards/sirneil/

23 Sep 2008 $100,000
Society and Culture
Art Front Gallery Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

Participation by Australian artists in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial. The Triennial is held every three years in Japan, and will feature the work of 150 artists from 26 countries.

See www.artfront.co.jp

25 Feb 2009 $24,500
Mr Stephen Cutting, ER Productions Pty Ltd Talkback Classroom - Australia-Japan Forum

Supplement for the 2009 Australia-Japan Talkback Classroom, National Press Club of Australia, Canberra.

25 Feb 2009 $10,000
Essendon Football Club Australian Rules Football in Japan

The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of Australian Rules in Japan.

25 Feb 2009 $16,500
Noella Mills Tatebayashi 'Sister Cities' Cultural Exchange

An Australian artist will deliver a body of exhibition artworks, workshops, demonstrations and lectures in Japan.

25 Feb 2009 $4,000
The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet in Japan

Australian Ballet company visit to Japan to participate in the International Ballet Festival to be held in Tokyo. The visit will help prepare for the company's proposed 2010 tour of Japan.

See www.australianballet.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $22,000
Asialink Strategic Ties for the Arts Initiative - Australia-Japan visual arts program.

The second year of a program aimed at promoting Australian visual arts in Japan, including through forums, exhibitions and curatorial exchanges.

www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au

23 Sep 2008 $77,000
Smithson Media Japan's Forgotten Link to the ANZAC Legend

Research and publication of material on the role of the Japanese battle cruiser HIJMS Ibuki in the naval escort of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces to Gallipoli in 1919-15.

23 Sep 2008 $11,000
Adelaide Fringe Festival Honey Pot Promoters' Program

Participation by up to three Japanese art festival directors, promoters and performing arts agencies to attend the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2009.

It will provide an opportunity for Australian artists to connect with Japanese promoters and directors.

See www.adelaidefringe.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $12,986
Australian Baseball Federation Australian Provincial Baseball Team

A tour to Japan by the Australian Provincial Baseball Team in May 2009.

See www.baseball.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $16,500
Mr Shigeki Chiba, Global Family Inc. Endeavour Film Education Project, Cineliteracy Forum and Australia-Japan Student Film Forum

Participation by Dr Jane Mills, Australian Film, TV and Radio School to present lectures on the Cineliteracy Project and Australian films at the Shin Yuir Film Festival in Japan.

23 Sep 2008 $20,000
Shopfront Theatre for Young People Superperfect Theatre Performances for Australian and Japanese Youth and Positive Body Image Workshops

An artistic and educational collaboration between Australian and Japanese young people. Developed online in both countries, Superperfect explores social expectations, failure and success by drawing on the real experiences of young people aged 16 to 25.

It combines technology, theatre, music, the influential Japanese forms of manga and anime, and Japanese dance forms, creating online and live performances in Sydney and Tokyo.

See www.shopfront.org.au

23 Sep 2008 $27,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind Queensland Collaboration between Australian and Japanese Guide Dog Schools

Travel grant to enable two representatives from Guide Dogs Queensland to develop an exchange program with Japanese Guide Dog Schools.

See www.guidedogsqld.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $6,200
National Federation of Japan-Australia Societies English Website for National Federation of Japan-Australia Societies

The creation of an English version of the website of the National Federation of Japan-Australia Societies.

See www.nfjas.jp

23 Sep 2008 $6,370
Australian Network for Japanese Law Australian Network for Japanese Law - Team Australia 2008

An academic network between Australia and Japan which seeks to provide university students with an opportunity to participate in the annual Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition at Sophia University, Tokyo.

See http//law.anu.edu.au/anjel

23 Sep 2008 $6,000
Shimoda Surf Life Saving Club of Japan Life Saving Training Camp

A training camp for members of the Shimoda Life Saving Club at the Maroochydore Life Saving Club from 14-28 December 2008.

See http://shimoda-lifesaving.com

23 Sep 2008 $5,000
National Federation of Australia-Japan Societies (NFAJS) Continuation of grant approved in 2007-08. Capacity building for the NFAJS.

Support for NFAJS activity in Australia and Japan, including through a census of members, website development, supporting new societies, building ties with Japanese counterparts, and the development of an on line and hard copy national newsletter.

See www.austjapanfed.org.au

23 Sep 2008 $30,000 (2007-08)
Communication, Information and Advocacy
Australian Institute of Company Directors AJF - Australian Institute of Company Directors Annual Conference, Tokyo 2009

Participation by leading Australian and Japanese industry representatives and business leaders in the annual conference of the Australian Institute of Company Directors to be held in Tokyo in May 2009.

See www.companydirectors.com.au

23 Sep 2008 $71,500
University of Sydney, Dept of Media and Communications AJF - Media Internships in Japan

A scoping tour by the University of Sydney to establish relations with Japanese print and broadcast media and wire services regarding a possible media internship program for Australian journalism students in 2009-10.

See www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/media/

23 Sep 2008 $17,600
Japanese recipients TBA AJF Achievement Awards.

To recognise Japanese citizens who have made a significant contribution to enhancing Australia-Japan relations. Recipients are awarded a certificate and a gift at a ceremony at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

ajf.australia.or.jp/en/awards/achievement/

23 Sep 2008 $2,500
AJF Tokyo Discover Eco Australia

Discover Eco Australia (DEA) is an interactive multi-media product launched in 2005 which promotes Australia's approaches to conservation of the environment.

Phase 3 involves the distribution of Discover Eco material ($14,000) and outreach to Japanese environment centres, including through an 'Australian Caravan' at local environment study centres ($8000).

discover.australia.or.jp/eco/

23 Sep 2008 $10,000
AJF Tokyo Japanese translation of Australia in Brief

The translation and production of 5,000 copies of the Japanese version of the DFAT publication Australia in Brief (AIB) for use by the AJF Tokyo secretariat. Copies will be distributed through Otemon University, CPAS - Tokyo University and at ASAJ-related events.

  $10,000

* Includes the Government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10 per cent​

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