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New Grant Program

Queensland Program for Japanese Education

Higher Degree Grant Program – Coursework Fee Support

The Queensland Program for Japanese Education is offering a new grant program that will provide up to $5,000 in fee support for outstanding students in coursework Higher Degree programs who have demonstrated a particular interest in a future career in Japanese language education or research.

Students planning to enrol in Honours (Japanese), Master of Applied Linguistics (Japanese), Master of Education (Japanese), Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation, or similar Higher Degree coursework programs in 2021 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents who will be undertaking study in 2021.

Selection will be on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated interest in Japanese language education/research
  • Likely future contribution to Japanese language education/research

Applicants must complete all questions on the application form, and sign and date the form.

Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of 2021 enrolment before fee support funds will be transferred.

Applications close on Monday 25 January 2021

For further information or a copy of the application form, email Anne Platt at

Wishing you have a wonderful festive season & A Happy New Year

The entire world is in for an unprecedented national crisis in 2020. Thankfully, Australia has managed to recover, with some exceptions, because of the Australian government’s adequate response.

A third wave of the Corona Virus is still affecting people in Japan, so the health of family and friends is a concern.

It seems that 2021 will be an event that positions the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as proof of reconstruction from Corona.
We hope 2021 will be a wonderful year for all of you.

We at JCQ are intend to take a step forward. We will make efforts such as establishing the Japan Cultural Education Center and Japanese elderly care facilities (apartment housing). We will apply the necessary charity licenses.

We would like to ask for your continued support of our organisation

We wish you and your family and friends have a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year!!

Annual General Meeting (Online)

We had our annual general meeting on the 5th of September because of the Corona Virus restriction, we had to have one online.

We are honoured to have two special guests from the Consulate General of Japan Brisbane, Mr. Tanaka Consul-General of Japan, and Mr. Hayashi Consul.
We also have another guest who is our valuable patron, former Minister for Multicultural Affairs Queensland Hon Glen Elmes, and President of the Japanese Society of Gold Coast Inc. Ms. Ando.

President report:

I acknowledge traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect elders past, present and future.

President’s Report
JCQ has reached our second AGM. Since our inauguration in August 2018 at the Queensland Parliament House, we have been involved in several events and activities.
JCQ acts as the sole group in Queensland that provides direct assistance to Japanese people and Japan-related groups who reach out for support.
We have worked very closely with organizations such as ECCQ (Ethnic Community Council QLD), MCCGC (Multicultural Community Council of Gold Coast), and MFO (Multicultural Families Organisation) to make sure every one received the help they needed. We also provided information to the public to tackle issues such as domestic and family violence and cyber bullying with the help of Queensland Government departments such as the Department of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Community, Department of Queensland Health and Queensland Police Service,
Department of Child, Safety, Youth and Women. We have continued close communication with the Consulate-General of Japan to ensure we share with our members and community, up-to-date and accurate information.
As an organisation we supported the Saitama Prefectural Government in organizing the Reception to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Saitama-Queensland Sister State relationship in October 2019. We also attended the
Japanese Consulate’s first Emperor’s Birthday Reception for Reiwa, the New Years Reception for Japan-related communities, and meeting with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs to exchange views on the Japan-Queensland relationship.

In regard to community support, we have worked in cooperation with local NPOs to provide support for Japanese victims of domestic violence. Through our regular information sessions, we have been able to help several victims in difficult situations.
JCQ has also produced an information flyer for distribution to children and parents to promote awareness around bullying and cyber-bullying.
In recent months we have seen devastating bushfires and flooding across Australia. JCQ has attained support from top game producer KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS and anime studio COMIX WAVE FILM to produce original design charity tshirts to sell through events. Through this, we successfully donated __ dollars to the RSPCA.
For our members we have set up Facebook pages for all 47 Japanese prefectural groups for people around Queensland to meet and join others from the same prefecture for a fun way to socialise. We support various cultural groups and their activities, including AWA ODORI dance workshops, Brisbane Idol Project and Koto.
As we know, there are many Queenslanders who love Japan, reflected in the number of Japanese contestants in the University Speech Contest receiving highest entries across all languages. We continue to support the MLTAQ (Modern Languages Teacher’s Association QLD) to promote Japanese language education. For this, we ask for your continued support of our Recycle Project where all collected funds will be donated to the speech contest organisers -one bottle recycled can make a huge difference.
Lastly, I would like to encourage everyone to allow themselves to thrive and be active members of the community, so that JCQ can grow and deliver more and more exciting activities. This coming AGM, we will be discussing our mission and visions, and considering the path of signing up to become a charity organisation.
I appreciate the support from all members and corporate members, and ask for your continued support and valuable contributions.

Thank you.

President of the Japan Community of Queensland Inc. Naomichi Hirano

第二回 年次総会の変更について

コロナウィルスに対する州政府の新たな規制を受け、9月5日に開催予定のJapan Community of Qld Inc の総会は、オンラインにて開催いたします。


Email にて

Due to the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 restriction, our annual general meeting will be held online on 5th September from 5pm.

If you are a financial member, and would like to join our AGM, please contact us by email at

JCQ 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of members

will be held at

5:00 pm on Saturday, 5 September 2020


Holding Redlich Lawyers

Level 1/300 Queen St, Brisbane City

Due to the Covid safe practice, we would like to manage the number of the attendance. If you wish to attend our AGM, please send request to us by message through this website.