Launch of the Centenary of Japanese Language Education

On 31 March 2017, the Asia Institute successfully launched the centenary celebrations of Japanese language teaching.

The official launch, held in the Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, was co-hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne and the Faculty of Arts. More than 50 guests attended, including staff members, alumni, key Japanese-Australian industry and community partners, and diplomatic dignitaries. 

Following the launch was a public lecture by Adam Liaw, MasterChef winner and host of SBS food and travel program, Destination Flavour. In his talk, entitled “Japan and I: Past, present and future”, Adam reflected on multicultural Australia through his own expertise in Japanese/Asian cuisine. The Carrillo Gantner Theatre was filled almost to capacity with close to 500 attendees.

For the next three years, through 2019, the Asia Institute will host a series of events to celebrate the Centenary. Stay tuned!