To promote economic development, and personal and cultural exchange with Australia and New Zealand, and to promote mutual understanding and friendship with thosenations.
History of the Society
The Japan Australia New Zealand Society was established in 1928 by diplomatic and economic interests as a result of deepened bilateral relationship between Japan and Australia in the aspect of diplomacy and economy. Duke Iesato Tokugawa and Baron Yoshiro Sakatani were appointed Chairman Emeritus and Chairman of the Society respectively. Administrative affairs were meanwhile handled by major players from the world of diplomacy and trading, and even Dr. Inazo Nitobe’s name was allowed to be added to the Society.
Stanley Melbourne Bruce, the Prime Minister of Australia, extended his congratulations at the establishment of the Society as he commented that it was such a great time to do so.
As we traced back our activities and events previously done In the history of the Society, though, the details of events change together with time. We would like to explain here about today’s situation. The activities done by the Society are based on two pillars in terms of basic way of thinking: 1) Having a sense of fulfillment among people joining the activities; 2) Doing socially meaningful actions. In other words, we aim at holding activities that people who joined the activities may find fun and satisfactory, and events in any form that are useful in the world.
How would we respond to a new era while giving importance to our 70 years of tradition is also a major challenge for us. Regarding that fact, described below are our recent activities.