Enhance the collection, hold events of the Australian Indigenous cultures

14 September 2017

Sector: Education and Australian Studies

Country location: Japan

Grantee: Otemon Gakuin University

Project description

The Australia Library at the Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka is the only library in Japan dedicated to Australian material.  In order to serve as a key information centre on Australia in Japan, the Australian Library maintains its relevance through purchases of contemporary, non-Japanese books focusing on areas where Australians have done eminent research and received acclaim.

To further university and public interest in the Australia Library, the Library will hold during the school festival: a didgeridoo concert, a workshop on making didgeridoos from bamboo, and a lecture on the areas where didgeridoos were born and Aboriginal arts.  Mr. Kenji Mikami, a well-known Japanese didgeridoo player, has been lined up to support these events.  The event is a great opportunity to allow many people in Japan to learn about Australian culture, diversity, and history.


Key dates:

  • Event on Australian Indigenous cultures, Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, 04 November 2017
  • Exhibition of material, Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $10,000.00 with no GST in addition

Total project value: $21,500.00

Last Updated: 14 September 2017
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Didgeridoos made from bamboo, Osaka Japan, 2017. Credit: Mr. Kenji Mikami