Information & Culture

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Hiroba Newsletter

The Information and Culture Section issues a free online newsletter called Hiroba at the beginning of each month. Each edition contains a seasonal article, notices of upcoming events or programs, news of events which took place the previous month, and other items.  

The current edition of Hiroba can be found on the homepage. For archives and subscriptions please click here.

Regular Events

  • JETAA KaiWA (Japanese-English Conversation Exchange)

Dates: Thursday (every fortnight)

Venue: 43 Below (43 Barrack St, Perth)

Contact: JETAA president@jetaawa.com

Event Endorsement

Organisations wishing to use the name of "The Consulate-General of Japan in Perth" in planned events are asked to read the details on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs homepage here, before posting your application by mail.

General Information

  • NIPPON - Heibonsha othersite
    NIPPON is intended to make noteworthy Japanese phenomena and traditional Japanese culture known to people in various regions of the world.
  • Japan Links - Web Japan othersite
    Comprehensive directory of useful websites of governmental bodies and others.
  • Kids Web Japan - Web Japan othersite
    Kids Web Japan is a website that introduces Japan to schoolchildren aged between 10 and 14 who live in other countries. We would be delighted if this site was used as a supplementary source of information for school lessons on Japan or by families to learn about Japan together.
  • Regions & Cities - Web Japan othersite
    Introduction of Japanese cities and prefectures through their websites.

Video Contents

  • Japan Video Topics offers a comprehensive view of Japanese culture, society, nature, science, technology and so on. DVDs can be borrowed from the Consulate-General at no charge by filling out an application form. Short videos can be seen online at the next link.
  • Japan Video Topics - Web Japan othersite
    Streaming content available online in English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish and Arabic.
  • "Japan: Fascinating Diversity" othersite
    In this short five-episode film, five presenters—well-known foreign specialists with extensive knowledge and insight on Japan—guide viewers to intriguing destinations, introducing Japan's fascinating culture and heritage along the way. They also take viewers to the Tohoku region, which shows every sign of recovery.

Pop Culture

  • Trends in Japan - Web Japan othersite
    Trends in Japan is a site that introduces the latest developments in Japanese business, entertainment, fashion, science, society, sports, and more through short, engaging dispatches. The aim of the site is to deepen understanding of Japan around the world.
  • CREATIVE JAPAN - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs othersite
    All over the world, people have been focusing their attention on contemporary Japanese culture. Since the 1990s there has been a burst of creative energy in the fields of manga, anime, gaming, art, architecture, design, literature, food and fashion. This has now blossomed into a Japanese contemporary culture whose influence reverberates around the globe and which fascinates so many people, particularly from amongst the young generation.

Current Affairs

  • Japan Brief - Foreign Press Centre Japan othersite
    A handy report which gives up-to-the-minute background information with comments of major Japanese newspapers, in plain and concise form, on news items on the Japanese economy, politics, diplomatic activities, society, business, culture, and other matters of interest. Japan Brief is expanding its target readership and is now available in nine languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Arabic.
  • AJISS Commentary - The Japan Institute of International Affairs othersite
    The Japan Institute of International Affairs is Japan's foremost center for producing and disseminating ideas on international relations. As an academically independent institution affiliated with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JIIA is a source of authoritative interpretations of Japanese foreign policy. Building on its work of publication, international scholarly collaboration and policy recommendation, JIIA is a forum for informed public debate.

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