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- Your Gateway to Japan -

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Hyogo Prefecture - Western Australia Sister-State relationship, Hyogo Prefectural Government established their Cultural Centre in Perth in 1992.

The Centre aims to promote Japanese language, culture and exchange by providing a large resource library and conducting various seminars, workshops and activities to cater for all age groups and interests.

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Photo below: Governor Ido and Premier Barnett celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hyogo - WA Sister-State Relationship

 

HYOGO CULTURAL CENTRE LIBRARY HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Saturday, Dec 20 - Library open and Chatterbox on

Sunday, Dec 21 & Monday, Dec 22 - HPGCC closed

Tuesday, Dec 23 - Emperor's Birthday (HPGCC closed)

Wednesday, Dec 24 - Library closed for stocktake

Thursday, Dec 25 - Christmas Day (HPGCC closed)

Friday, Dec 26 - Boxing Day (HPGCC closed)

Saturday, Dec 27 - Library closed for stocktake

Sunday, Dec 28 & Monday, Dec 29 - HPGCC closed

Tue, Dec 30 & Wed, Dec 31 - Library closed for stocktake

Thursday, January 1 - New Year's Day (HPGCC closed)

Fri, Jan 2 & Sat, Jan 3 - Library closed for stocktake

Sunday, Jan 4 & Monday, Jan 5 - HPGCC closed

Tuesday, January 6 - Normal library hours resume:
Tues - Frid, 10am to 4pm, Saturday, 9am to 5pm

 

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Hyogo Cultural Centre will unite with the Australia-Japan Society of WA to remember the victims of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, which struck Hyogo Prefecture on January 17, 1995. Join us for a special 20th Anniversary Memorial event on Friday, January 16 at Hyogo Friendship Garden in West Perth. Details are on the invitation link.

 

2015 MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE NOW - JUST $30 JANUARY TO DECEMBER. DISCOUNTED FEE OF $20 APPLIES TO AJSWA MEMBERS!!

Want to know more about Hyogo Cultural Centre and our activities?

You can view a short video introduction by Shingo Usami in English or in Japanese.

We have a Hyogo Promotional DVD. See some of the included Hyogo Tourism videos here

 

 

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20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EVENT OF THE GREAT HANSHIN AWAJI EARTHQUAKE

On January 17, 1995 a terrible earthquake devastated Hyogo Prefecture and over 6,000 people lost their lives. To remember those lost, praise Hyogo for the amazing reconstruction efforts, and pledge continuing friendship to our Sister-State friends, the Australia-Japan Society of Western Australia and Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre will hold a memorial event and we welcome everyone to attend. All details of the event, which will be held at Hyogo Friendship Garden at Dumas House in West Perth from 6pm to 7pm on Friday, January 16, (the eve of the 20th anniversary), can be found on this link to the invitation.

JAPANESE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Wednesdays in January will provide 8-12 year olds with the opportunity to participate in a variety of Japan related activities. We will do craft, learn some language and just be involved in all things Japanese. Only $10 per visit, the details can be seen on the attached flyer.

THE HYOGO BOYS MANZAI VIDEOS AND SCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!

The 2013 Hyogo Exchange Teachers, Masato Hayakawa and Ryuji Nakagawa, created a fantastic series of manzai teaching resources and have generously shared them with you all. Click on the following link to view the sample lesson plan and then on the links below to view the videos and scripts.

Cultural Differences video, and script

Directions video, and script

Favourite Food video, and script

Gifts from Australia video, and script

Hobbies video, and script

Keeping a Diary video, and script

Say before Eating video, and script

Weather Forecast video, and script

Where are you from? video, and script

NEW LIBRARY HOURS

The Hyogo Cultural Centre library is now open from 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Friday, and from 9am - 5pm on Saturdays. We are always adding new resources to our collection so please take the time to come and have a look. Many thanks to the Japan Foundation, Sydney for their recent donation of a selection of new JLPT materials.

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HYOGO CULTURAL CENTRE 20 Kalinda Drive, City Beach Western Australia 6015 PH: (08) 9385 9002 FAX: (08) 9385 9005 Email: hyogo@iinet.net.au
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