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Australia-Japan Foundation grant recipients, 2012-13



Recipient Purpose Value * Approval
Reconstruction Initiative
Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia Inc To enable a series of courses and workshops to be conducted over six days in Ishinomaki with relevant health professionals and service providers. The objective is to increase mental health and wellbeing and enhance capacity for individuals of the region in the post-disaster recovery phase. $14,938 6-Aug-12
Townsville City Council To enable a school study mission for ten students from Iwaki City, Fukushima to Townsville who will experience Australian school and cultural life. $10,000 6-Aug-12
Scouts Australia To host four scouts and an adult leader from the Tohoku region at the Jamboree in January 2013 in Queensland and to establish a 'pen pals' program. $31,098 17-Aug-12
Office of Minami Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture To support the visit to Australia of Mr Jin Sato, Mayor of Minami Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, to Australia to undertake an official program including meetings with representatives of the mental health and emergency rescue/disaster recovery sectors in Queensland and NSW. $9,872 4-Oct-12
Council of Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture To support the visit to Australia of Mr Chohei Sato, Council of Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture, to undertaken an official program in Australia including meeting with representatives of the mental health and emergency rescue sectors/disaster recovery sectors in Queensland and NSW. $9,779.45 4-Oct-12
University of Melbourne To promote leadership development in mental health care within Japan through training; a workshop; and the establishment of a network of mental health leaders, researches and institutions committed to developing community mental health care. $33,000 3-Oct-12
RMIT To support collaboration between RMIT and Miyagi University in Sendai on remediation issues under the AJF's Reconstruction Initiative. $21,912 19-Dec-12
Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc To enable up to six young people from tsunami-affected parts of Japan to travel to Canberra to participate in home stays and cultural activities. $10,000 21-Jan-13
Minami Sanriku To support the visit to Victoria of 20 junior high school children from Minami-Sanriku from 25 March to 1 April to experience Australian education and cultural activities. $37,862 1-Mar-13
RMIT University To enable an international design symposium to be held in Tohoku on the topic of post-tsunami urbanism in Japan. $11,990 10-Sep-12
Polyglot To run a community workshop program with an exhibition and performance of "We Made This City Our Own" in Minami-Sanriku in the Tohoku Region of Japan. $33,000 5-Mar-13
Society and Culture
Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organisation To support the concluding phase of a new Australia House which will be a permanent base to showcase Australian artworks in Japan for future Australia-Japan artistic exchanges. $26,000 25-Jul-12
The Factory Community Centre Incorporated To enable Yurangai Dance Theatre, a group of South Sydney young people, to participate in the World Festival of Chlldren's Performing Arts in Toyama, Japan in July-August 2012. The group has been invited to represent Australia in this Festival. $16,500 26-Jul-12
The Australian Ballet As part of a celebration of the Australian Ballet's 50th anniversary international gala, this grant will enable two dancers from Tokyo Ballet to perform in Etudes. $17,666 6-Aug-12
Mrs Linda Miley To enable the publication of the biography of the life of Tomitarou Fuji, a Japanese pearl diver of the Torres Straits, and the story of a family with Japanese/Indigenous Australian heritage. $10,000 14-Aug-12
Tipitina P/L To support the visit of the Isabella A Capella choir to Japan as part of 50th anniversary celebrations of the sister city relationship between Lismore and Yamato-Takada in Nara. $33,000 24-Aug-12
NHK Enterprises Inc To promote a positive image of contemporary Australia in Japan through the Australian Jazz Journey 2012 project. $25,000 5-Sep-12
University of Melbourne To enable two arts residencies in Japan to be awarded to two Australian artists in 2012-13. $13,200 21-Sep-12
Public Interest Inc Foundations Youkiza To enable a collaborative production of the Australian play Miss Tanaka to be performed by the Youkiza Theatre Company, a Japanese marionette company, at the Tokyo Art Space in September 2012. $24,000 21-Sep-12
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art To support the participation of Japanese artist group Paramodel, in the Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contempoary Art from 8 December 2012 to 14 April 2013. $33,000 24-Sep-12
Art Front Gallery Company Ltd To showcase contemporary Australian art in Japan at the Setouchi Triennale 2013 and to establish personal and professional linkages between Australian and Japanese artists, curators and researchers for further collaboration. $31,000 16-Jan-13
Education and Science
University of Melbourne To initiate and develop collaborative research programs between leading scientists in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in Australia and Japan. $16,500 3-Sep-12
Victorian Space Science Education Centre, Strathmore Secondary College To support the visit of Japanese science teachers to the Melbourne and Canberra to promote collaboration between Australia and Japan in education, science and technlology and to build on the success of the 2010 'It is Rocket Science!' visit of Australian science teachers to Japan. $32,949 12-Nov-12
Otemon Gakuin University, Japan To enable the Otemon Gakuin University's Australia Library to enhance its collection of resource and reference materials on topics of mutual interest to Australia and Japan. $11,700 17-Dec-12
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Marsfield To enable an astronomy project entitled Pulse@Parkes for high school students in Tohoku to be held. $13,838 3-Oct-12
Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, CSIRO To establish research collaboration on DNA and sensor network capabilities between the CSIRO nano-sensing team and the Tohoku nano-robotics research group through two visits. $16,500 8-Nov-12
Japanese Educational Clinical Cardiology Society, Japan To enable training of Japanese nurses in palliative care in Australia. $14,604 14-Jan-13
Professor Justin Dabner To provide a settling-in grant to assist with Professor Dabner's role as Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo. $2,200 13-Mar-13
Synergy and Taikoz Ltd To enable the Sydney-based taiko group - Taiko No Wa - to perform at the Tokyo International Taiko Contest Grant Prix - A Celebration of History - on 19 August 2012 in Tokyo. $19,800 2-Aug-12
Taree Police and Community Youth Club To support the Taree PCYC Gymaroos Performance Team, coaches and team manager, to attend the Gymnastics Festival of Japan in late November 2012. $33,000 21-Sep-12
Communication, Information and Advocacy
University of Sydney To support a university graduate media intern to be placed in a media outlet in Tokyo in January 2013. $8,250 17-Aug-12

* Includes the Government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%

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