Japanese Program – ‘Japan Night’
Every Sunday Evening: 7-8pm
Presented by: 1st Sunday of the month – Shinya & Tomomi
3rd Sunday of the month – Makiko & Rose from BAKA (Ballarat Awesome Kulb of Anime)
Talking about incidents, information in Japanese music & entertainment.
Great variety of Japanese related information, news, stories of interest, events and festivals.
We always welcome anyone to join our program! Please feel free to contact voice FM for more infomation.
Looking forward to seeing you !!
Wed 29 August 2012 – Students Compete in Annual Speech and Cultural Competition
Who: City of Ballarat People and Communities Councillor John Philips together with representatives from Hakubaku Australia, Ballarat Japan Teachers Network and 2011 competition winners Lucia Jamison and Eliza Danaher
What: Speech and Cultural Contest and presentation of winners
When: Friday 31 August 2012. The contest starts at 10am and presentations start at 12.50pm.
Where: Trench Room, Ballarat Town Hall
Ballarat’s most skilled Japanese language students will be put to the test this Friday (31/8) in the annual Japanese Speech and Cultural Contest for Year 10 students. Organised by the Ballarat Japanese Teachers Network and the City of Ballarat, students from St Patrick’s College, Loreto College, Mt Clear College, Ballarat High School and Ballarat Clarendon College will vie for contest honors and fantastic prizes.
The prize, sponsored by the City of Ballarat, for the first and second contest winners is a weeklong visit to Ballarat’s Sister City, Inagawa, Japan. Students will enjoy home-stay accommodation with two Inagawa families later in the year where they will experience Japanese culture first hand and further their language skills.
City of Ballarat Portfolio Councillor for People and Communities John Philips said that it is his honor to present the winners with their prizes this year. “These students are incredibly talented and really quite impressive. They are demonstrating some wonderful life-skills including dedication, commitment and passion, skills that will help them achieve many things throughout their lives.”
The Japanese Speech and Cultural Competition builds on a strong 24 year Sister City relationship with Inagawa.
Over the years, Ballarat has hosted a number of Japanese students including winners of the English Speaking Competition, sponsored by the Inagawa International Association. These students spend two weeks studying in Ballarat every March where they learn about local cultures and traditions.
19th August 2012
Taisuke and Honoka are students from a Ballarat sister city, Inagawa ,Hyogo, Japan. They especially enjoyed spending time with their host families during their stay in Ballarat. Jack’s family were one of the host families and he got to come in and have fun also.
Makiko’ guest in for the program, Yuki even got to sit behind the desk.
14th August 2012 – The NEMBC Ethnic Broadcaster magazine was released:
We hope you have already received the latest Ethnic Broadcaster in hardcopy or electronic version, but if you haven’t, the latest edition is now available online!
This Winter edition includes feature articles from Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke on AHRC’s National Anti-Racism Strategy, Professor Matthew Ricketson on the Finkelstein Report and Ellie Rennie on the Convergence Review.
You will also find coverage of the recent Next Generation Media graduation and, of course, what’s happening ‘Around the Stations’.
This edition also included a report on a visit by Bec Zajac [NEMBC Membership Officer] to Voice FM and a lovely article by Makiko about her time at Voice FM.
Here is the link to the magazine: NEMBC Ethnic Broadcaster
About 2 weeks ago I left Japan to come to Australia for the TJFL and homestay program. I’m staying at a host family (the McPhersons) and having a really good time, so far in Australia I have been to the beach, went shopping in the city and went to Sovereign Hill, I have learned about the history of Ballarat from going to Sovereign Hill and how hard it would have been for the people back in the 1850’s to make a living.
The TJFL (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) is a program that brings Japanese student to Australia for the experience and to assist Australians to learn Japanese.
Ayaka Tachikawa 立川 絢 加 (a student studying in Kyoto Japan) came to Australia to see people teaching Japanese and to improve her English she found that this program does both so she thought this program was perfect and thought it would be a good experience!
(Link to the TJFL program http://www.study.vic.gov.au/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?file_uuid=286F79F7-D171-4C6C-91A1-173E46FA1505&siteName=deecd )