Australia-Japan Foundation grant recipients, 2008-09
- Economics and Trade
- Security, Regional and International Relations
- Education and Science
- Society and Culture
- Communication, Information and Advocacy
|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.
|25 Feb 2009||$11,000|
|Tina Kalivas||Tina Kalivas Fashion Exhibition in Japan||
A fashion and costume show held in a Tokyo.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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."
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|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.
* Includes the Government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10 per cent