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Australia-Japan Foundation Act - Australia-Japan Foundation - Report and financial statements, together with Auditor-General's Report - Year - 1980-81 (5th)

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The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia


Fifth Annual Report


Presented pursuant to Statute 29 April 1982 Ordered to be printed 6 May 1982

Parliamentary Paper No. 122/1982










€ Commonwealth of Australia 1982

Printed by Watson Ferguson & Co.. Brisbane

The Australia-Japan Foundation P.O. BOX H 2 6 0 A U S T R A L IA S Q U A R E SYDNEY NSW 2 0 0 0 A U S T R A L IA


T E L E P H O N E 29 5653


Dear Minister,

In accordance with Section 25 of the Australia-Japan Foundation Act 1976, I submit the Annual Report of the operations of the Foundation together with financial statements for the financial year 1980-81. In presenting this report, the Foundation wishes to express its disappointment and

record that it is disturbed by the decision of the Committee of Review of Commonwealth Functions that there should be a reduction in numbers of the already small staff of the Foundation. This matter is referred to in the body of the report.

Yours sincerely,

P. H. SLEIGH Chairman

The Hon. A. A. Street, M.P. Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House Canberra. A C T. 2600


Sir Russel Madigan, o . b .e . , Chairman (retired June 1981) Mr S. B. Myer, Deputy Chairman (retired June 1981) Professor R. T. Appleyard (appointed June 1981) Mr D. J. Asimus (appointed June 1981) Mr R. W. L. Austin (appointed June 1981)

Mr H. R. Bonython, a . o ., d . f . c . , a . f . c . (appointed June 1981) Mr G. Brealey, a . o . (appointed June 1981) Miss I. Buttrose, o . b . e . Dr E. S. Crawcour (retired June 1981) Sir John Crawford, a . c . , c . b .e . (retired June 1981) Mr M. Edgley, m . b . e . (resigned December 1980) Mr H. A. Gordon, c . m . g . Associate Professor O. Harries (retired June 1981)

Mr D. B. Horgan Ms H. Marriott (appointed June 1981) Mr M. Moon (retired June 1981) Mr P. Nolan Mr A. R. Parsons Sir Leslie Price, o . b . e . (appointed June 1981) Sir Keith Shann, c . b .e . Mr P. W. Thomson, c . b .e .


Sydney Office

Associate Professor P. J. Hocker, Executive Director Mr K. R. Westcott, Executive Officer Mr O. Mochizuki, Liaison Officer Mr A. R. Noble, Senior Research Officer

Administrative Officer Clerical Assistant Secretary to Executive Director Typist/Clerical Assistant

Tokyo Office

Mr G. R. Dodds, Director Mr T. Matsuura, Assistant Director Administrative Officer Secretary/Receptionist

Part-Time Librarian


Establishment and functions of the Australia-Japan Foundation 1

General review 1980-81 2

The first five years 2

The next five years . . . ? 2

Changes in Foundation membership 3

Finance 3

Administrative arrangements 3

Evaluation of past activities 4

Foundation's Tokyo office 4

Foundation newsletter 4

Foundation programs 1980-81 6

Travel program 6

Common interest program 6

Media program 5

Education program η

Youth program 7

Research program 7

Community liaison program g

Sport program g

Publications program 9

Library program 9

Appendix A — Travel program 10

Appendix B — Common interest program 13

Appendix C — Media program 16

Appendix D — Education program ] 7

Appendix E — Youth program 19

Appendix F — Research program 21

Appendix G — Community liaison program 24

Appendix H — Sport program 26

Appendix I — Publications program 27

Appendix J — Library program 28

Appendix K — Financial statements 29


Establishment and functions of the Australia-Japan Foundation

Following the recommendation to the Government of a Committee under the chairmanship of Sir John Crawford, a . c . , c . b . e . , the Australia- Japan Foundation was established as an independent statutory body by the Australia-Japan Foundation Act 1976. The Act, which came into force on 10 May 1976, also established the

Australia-Japan Fund, which the Foundation administers. The broad objects of the Australia-Japan Foundation are to deepen and strengthen relations between Australia and Japan by fostering greater mutual awareness and understanding through people-to-people contact and by promoting

study and other activities to elucidate to each other the society, culture, language and outlook of the two peoples. Section 5 of the Australia-Japan Foundation Act 1976 states:

The functions of the Foundation are to encourage a closer relationship between the peoples of Australia and Japan and to further the mutual knowledge and understanding of those peoples and, in particular, but without limiting the foregoing: (a) to promote the study by the people of each of those countries of the language, culture

and traditions, the social and political institutions, and the economic and industrial organisation, of the people of the other country; (b) to promote the study by the people of each of those countries of the physical features, climate and ecology of the other country;

(c) to encourage people of each of those countries to visit the other country; and (d) to administer the Fund.

The Foundation commenced operations in August 1976 and was attached, for administrative purposes, to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. In July 1977, Associate Professor P. J. Hocker was appointed as the Foundation's first permanent Executive Director and in December of the same year, administrative

responsibility was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Foundation was situated initially in Canberra but in February 1978 moved to its present location in Sydney. In June 1979, the Foundation obtained premises in Tokyo and its Japan office was officially opened there on 17 April 1980. Mr G. R.

Dodds was appointed the first Director of that office.


Australia Japan

4th Floor Aoyama Eri Building 1-2, Minami Aoyama 5 Chome Minato-ku

3rd Floor F.C.A. Building 50 Margaret Street Sydney, N.S.W. 2000 Telephone (02) 29 5653 Tokyo. 107

Telephone (03) 498 4141

General Review 1980-81

The first five years

With the close of the 1980-81 financial year, the Foundation completed its first five years of activity. During this period, the Foundation supported almost 600 projects, many of which were developed and executed by Foundation staff. From a modest beginning with fifty-four projects involving expenditure of just over $236 000 in 1976­ 77, activity has steadily increased. In the 1980-81 financial year, over 250 projects involving expenditure of $1 008 000 were supported and the Foundation’s Tokyo office completed its first full financial year of operation.

The closing days of the financial year also saw the expiration of the terms of office of the Foundation’s first Chairman, Sir Russel Madigan, o . b . e . , the first Deputy Chairman, Mr S. Baillieu Myer and the following members: Dr E. S. Crawcour, Sir John Crawford, a . c ., c . b . e . , Associate Professor O. Harries and Mr Milton Moon.

The remarkable growth in Australia-Japan cultural relations which has occurred during those five years is in no small part due to the dedication of those members, the other members whose terms of office will expire in the near future and the efforts of a well-qualified and hard-working staff.

The Foundation was therefore disappointed by the reduction in its already small staff which was recommended by the Committee of Review of Commonwealth Functions. The final decision on actual staff numbers has not yet been made. Nevertheless, with the proposal of reduced staff, the Foundation has been forced to look at changing

the emphasis in its programs, particularly in the amount of individual attention which can be given to them. How far this will adversely affect the quality and value of the Foundation’s work remains to be seen. It is a matter to which the Foundation will be giving its close attention in the coming year and it can only hope that its present apprehensions will not materialise. It is a matter to which the Foundation will return in

future reports.

The next five years . . . ?

With a solid base thus established, the accumulated experience of those first five years and a substantial increase in its appropriation, the Foundation looked forward to consolidating the results already achieved and moving Australia-Japan cultural and

social relations beyond their formative stage to a point where they would begin to match the breadth and depth of the economic relationship. Australia and Japan have a long history of mutual trade, even allowing for the hiatus of the war years and the immediate post war period. The extent of the growth of that trade since the signing of the first post-war trade agreement is common knowledge but it has been no less dramatic for that. In 1980, the value of the two-way trade represented approximately $700 for every individual Australian. The corresponding figure for the United States, Japan’s principal trading partner, is approximately $230. Nor is Japan's importance to Australia reflected solely in the trade figures. Japanese investment in Australia is becoming an increasingly important factor in the overall well-being of the Australia economy.


This situation may be contrasted with the Japan-United States relationship. Between Japan and the United States a strong cultural interchange has been steadily built for more than a century with the consequent development in both countries of that infrastructure of knowledge and network of institutions which are able to absorb

and administer substantial government and private finance. For these reasons, much Foundation effort has been directed to the creation of interest and curiosity of the one country in the other and in laying the foundations for further development. This task involves much more than the relatively simple process

of disbursing funds. It is both knowledge intensive and labour intensive and cannot be achieved without adequate staff. The Foundation itself has sought and received assistance from the private sector in augmenting its permanent staff.

At no cost to the Commonwealth, CSR Limited has seconded one officer to the Foundation for a period of twelve months commencing April 1981, replacing an officer previously seconded from CRA Limited.

The benefit to the private sector of this arrangement lies in the active involvement of these officers in a range of Australia-Japan cultural interchange, a benefit likely to be lost if the Foundation is unable to do more than merely respond to applications for financial assistance.


A number of new members have been appointed to the^Foundation. Mr Peter H. Sleigh, Chairman and Chief Executive, H. C. Sleigh Limited, Melbourne, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Foundation to succeed Sir Russel Madigan,

o . b . e . , whose term of office expired on 30 June 1981. Other new members are: Professor

R. T. Appleyard, Professor of Economic History, University of Western Australia; Mr D. J. Asimus, Chairman, Australian Wool Corporation; Mr R. W. L. Austin, Adviser, International Affairs, CRA Limited; Mr H. R. Bonython, a . o . , d . f . c ., a . f . c . , Director, Bonython Art Gallery; Mr G. Brealey, a . o . , film producer; Ms H. Marriott,

Lecturer in Japanese, Swinburne Institute of Technology and Sir Leslie Price, o . b . e ., Chairman, Australian Wheat Board. Mr F. E. Peterson, General Secretary-Treasurer, Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia, and Mr Ken Rosewall, professional tennis player and company director, will take up appointments in the second half of



The appropriation to the Australia-Japan Fund was increased from $535 000 in 1979-80 to $1 000 000 in 1980-81 and this substantial increase has enabled the Foundation to regain the ground lost to inflation and yen dollar movements since 1976-77 and also increase the number and range of projects undertaken. This increase followed the announcement of further financial support for the Foundation by the Prime Minister on the occasion of the visit to Australia by the then Prime Minister of Japan, the late Mr Masayoshi Ohira.


During the financial year, the Foundation has undertaken a review of its administrative arrangements for handling its various programs. By the introduction,


wherever possible, of standard procedures and forms of correspondence as well as provision of a lower level of service to grantees, it has actively sought to reduce the staff time involved in the administration of each project.


As a condition of each grant made, the Foundation requires from each grantee the submission of a financial report together with a reasonably detailed report of the activities undertaken. These reports provide useful information which may be passed on to subsequent grantees and others interested in the grantee’s field. They also enable the Foundation to monitor continuously the immediate effectiveness of its projects.

But it is not only the short term which is of importance. The development of knowledge and understanding of our two societies must ultimately be a matter for the community at large and the Foundation has always seen its role as one of stimulating interest in areas hitherto completely or relatively undeveloped and, once having set the wheels in motion, moving on to other areas.

It follows that the measure of success of its programs is to a large extent to be gauged by their effectiveness in being the genesis of further self-generated contact between individual Australians and Japanese, further dissemination of knowledge or changed community attitudes.

While insufficient time has yet elapsed for the long-term effects of its various activities to become fully apparent, the Foundation considered that it was appropriate in its fifth year of operation to ask Australian grantees who received grants during the Foundation’s first three years to report on further developments.

The response to this survey indicates that, in a very high proportion of cases, grants made to those without previous contact with Japan have led to a continued association with that country. These results provide strong evidence for the Foundation’s view that the effort involved in stimulating interest in those who would not normally meet with Japanese in their daily lives is repaid many times over.

Although no similar survey has been made in Japan, a number of return visits by Japanese grantees to Australia at their own expense and often in company with their colleagues leads the Foundation to believe that a survey of Japanese grantees would produce similarly gratifying results.


Activity at the Foundation’s Tokyo office continues at a high level, reflecting its considerable success in involving a steadily increasing number of Japanese in Foundation activities. In this report, the Foundation wishes particularly to stress the importance of this office, both in respect of the proper administration of Foundation

programs and in the wider context of the total Australia-Japan relationship. It also wishes to stress the need to provide adequate resources for its continuing excellent work.


During the year, the Foundation commenced production of a regular newsletter. This is distributed to universities, schools, other educational institutions, libraries, and


other interested individuals and organisations. Through this newsletter, the Foun­ dation is better able to bring its programs to the notice of the Australian public. It is also able to inform the public of developments in Australia-Japan cultural relations and thereby stimulate others to contribute to this field.

Special supplements to each newsletter have been published, including the first exhaustive catalogue of films and video tapes about Japan available in Australia. The newsletter is also given a restricted circulation in Japan but, when resources permit, the Foundation looks forward to the production of a Japanese language

version having a much wider circulation.


Foundation programs 1980-81


The stimulation of grass roots contact between Australians and Japanese was seen by the members of the Crawford Committee as one of the major Foundation tasks. Accordingly, the Foundation Travel grant scheme has been continued with good results. Thirty-nine grants, including seven from Japan, were made in the sixth series for the 1980-81 financial year. With the Tokyo office now able to publicise its programs more widely in Japan, the Foundation has been able to announce a total of thirty-nine grants tenable in 1981-82, including twenty-seven from Japan. A number of distinguished Japanese in various fields have received and accepted special invitations to visit Australia.

Details of travel grants are given in Appendix A.


The Foundation awarded thirty-eight Common interest grants during the financial year, covering a wide field of interests. It is pleasing to note that a number of these grants were made to support new activities which were the result of visits to Australia or Japan by previous Foundation grantees. A number of grants were made to Australian institutions to enable them to invite Japanese to Australia but further effort seems needed to stimulate similar activity in Japan.

Details of Common interest grants are given in Appendix B.


Journalist exchange

Again, the Media program has occupied an important part of the Foundation's overall activities. Eighteen journalists and editors, including a number of senior newspaper executives from each country, were involved in the Foundation’s journalist exchange scheme. Since its inception, the Foundation has supported nearly 100 media exchanges, leading to considerably improved media coverage of both Australia and Japan in the other country.

Australian journalism award

The Foundation’s journalist award, through the National Press Club, for the best reporting of Japan in Australia was open this year to the electronic media as well as the press. It was won by Mr Fujio Nakano, a young Japanese resident of Australia, for his article on the Japanese pearl divers of Broome published in Geo.

Japanese journalist award

The Foundation has instituted for the first time an award for Japanese journalists for the best article or series of articles to appear in the Japanese press. A number of


distinguished Japanese have kindly agreed to join the judging panel. It is expected that the first award will be announced early in 1982.

Japanese radio series on Australia

Radio in Japan still commands a considerable audience, particularly among housewives and students. Accordingly, the Foundation commissioned a three-month series of radio programs broadcast in Japan on various aspects of Australian life and

culture. It considers that much greater use could be made of this medium.

The Human Face of Japan

In association with Film Australia and the Channel 10 Network, the Foundation has supported the production of a major documentary film for Australian television entitled ‘The Human Face of Japan’. In association with this, a series of educational

films on Japan will be produced for use in Australian schools. It is expected that the project will be completed towards the end of 1981.

Film and television student exchange

In a unique program, funds and other assistance were made available to enable three senior students from the Australian Film and Television School and three students from the Film Department of Nihon University to exchange visits. The Foundation hopes that in due course these and other similar exchanges will lead to greater co­ operation between the Japanese and Australian film industries.

Details of expenditure under the Media program are given in Appendix C.


Support for the development of Australian studies in Japan and Japanese studies in Australia continued as a high priority for the Foundation, and grants in excess of $100 000, details of which are given in Appendix D, were made under this program.


For the 1980-81 financial year, the Foundation has concentrated on supporting both long- and short-term exchanges by Australian and Japanese high school students. It has done this principally through grants to a number of student exchange organisations and high schools.

The importance of these exchanges can hardly be overestimated but escalating costs in both countries place a great strain on the financial resources, not only of the Foundation, but also of the parents of the students. A small number of corporate sponsors have added their welcome support to these exchanges but a wider business participation is urgently needed.

Details of expenditure under the Youth program are given in Appendix E.


The third series of Research grants attracted 101 applications, including forty-four from Japan. From these, the Foundation awarded nineteen grants. As explained in the previous annual report, to enable maximum co-operation between Australian and Japanese researchers and to provide adequate tunds for substantial research projects,


awards are made each two years, although expenditure will occur over two financial years. Accordingly, Appendix F sets out all awards made in the third series although in some cases funds will not be available for disbursement until the 1981 -82 financial year. While the Foundation was pleased by the response from Japan, it is clear that much

remains to be done to encourage more Japanese scholars to turn their attention to Australia. With so few Japanese scholars working in the Australian studies area, it is hardly surprising, for example, that Japanese textbooks dealing with Australia are sometimes less than satisfactory.


Representatives of the International Family Friendship Society of Japan visited Australia to examine the possibility of providing a reciprocal ‘homestay’ scheme for Australians and Japanese. This association has some thousands of members who provide very low cost homestays for Japanese in Japan. Their visit to Australia marks

the first extension of the scheme to a foreign country. While supporting a number of other community projects, the Foundation has spent much time on developing Australia-Japan sister city relationships. These relationships can provide a valuable background against which various community exchanges can take place. Planning for further developments, including a Sister City Symposium in Tokyo in April 1982, is well under way.

Details of expenditure under the Community liaison program are given in Appendix G.


A number of grants were awarded to sporting organisations to enable visits to be made by Japanese and Australian sporting teams to the other country. These included table tennis, volleyball, swimming, baseball, rugby and archery teams. To enable the Foundation to promote Australia-Japan sporting links, it has written to the Federal associations of sporting bodies in Australia seeking information on their contacts with Japan and suggestions for further developments in this area.

Women in sport

Relatively little contact has been made by Australian and Japanese women on the sports field. Accordingly, the Foundation actively supported a visit to Japan by a representative of the Women in Sport Foundation of Australia.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls is not yet a popular sport in Japan but interest is growing. To help Japanese lawn bowlers develop this sport and eventually play against Australians, the Foundation has awarded a grant to the Australian Bowls Council to send a representative to Japan for consultations.

4th AJF Trophy Australia-Japan Golf Match

The 4th AJF Trophy, involving the top professional and amateur golfers from both countries, was played at the 300 Club in Japan over the period 26-28 June 1981. On the day immediately preceding the tournament, a pro-am match was held. The match was


televised throughout Japan by NHK (Japan National Broadcasting Corporation) and highlights were relayed to Australia by satellite for broadcast by the ABC. The teams and other guests were welcomed to Japan at a reception hosted by the Foreign Minister of Japan, Mr Sunao Sonoda.

The Foundation wishes to thank all those who participated in the tournament, the Japanese organising committee and the Japanese sponsors. It particularly wishes to express its appreciation to Mr Shigeo Nagano, a . c . , President, Japan-Australia Business Co-operation Committee and Mr Noboru Gotoh, Chairman and President, Tokyu Corporation.

The tournament was won by Japan. Details of expenditure under the Sport program are given in Appendix H.


The production of the Foundation’s newsletter referred to earlier has been a major development. Progress has also been made with the other main area of Foundation concern under this program — the translation and publication in Japan of Australian literature and other Australian works. A substantial grant has been awarded to

support the publication in Japanese of two volumes of Australian short stories, the first of which is expected to be published in late 1981. Consultations with other Japanese publishers for the publication of other Australian material are proceeding. An earlier Foundation grant has now led to the publication of an epic poem ‘The

Old Walls of Kyoto’ by the distinguished Australian poet, Mr Harold Stewart, a long­ time resident of Japan. Details of expenditure under the Publications program are set out in Appendix I.


The Foundation’s Tokyo Australiana library has now developed into a major resource centre for Japanese wishing to study or make acquaintance with a wide range of Australian topics. Membership of and the number of visitors to the library continue to increase.

Details of expenditure on the Library program are set out in Appendix J.



Appendix A: Travel program



Travel grantees from Australia

Mr John Byrne (Adelaide, S.A.) Senior Planner, South Australian Housing Trust Investigate Japanese urban development projects.

2 000.00

Miss Gaynor Cardew (Canberra, A C T.) Artist in Residence, Dickson College Study Japanese hand-made paper production.

2 500.00

Mr Michael Cornioley (Sydney, N.S.W.) Artist Study Japanese wood-block printing techniques.

2 000.00

Mr Thong Due Do (Melbourne, Vic.) Student, University of Melbourne Receive training with a Japanese architects’ firm.

2 600.00

Ms Helen Downes (Sydney, N.S.W.) Administration Director, The Experiment in International Living of Australia Visit Japan to encourage Australia-Japan homestays.

2 000.00

Mr Kenneth Edmonds (Melbourne, Vic.) Project Management and Design Architect, Department of Housing and Construction Study recent developments in Japanese architecture.

2 000.00

Mrs Patricia Eglinton (Adelaide, S.A.) Senior Mistress, South Australian Education Department Study the Japanese education system.

2 000.00

Mrs Maureen Garner (Adelaide, S.A.) Teacher in Charge, Preschool, St Josephs School Board Study the early development of fine motor skills in Japanese children.

1 600.00

Mr Peter Golding (Melbourne. Vic.) Research Student, Monash University, Department of Physics Visit solar energy research laboratories in Japan.

2 000.00

Mr Stephen Good (Melbourne, Vic.) Student, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Receive training with a Japanese accountancy firm.

1 300.00

Reverend Raymond Gregory (Melbourne, Vic.) Executive Director, National Council of Independent Schools Establish links with counterpart organisation in Japan.

2 000.00

Mrs Patricia Herford (Lockhart, N.S.W.) Weaver Study Japanese weaving and demonstrate Australian wool weaving techniques.

2 500.00




Mr Colin Hollis (Jamberoo, N.S.W.) Regional Secretary, Workers’ Educational Association of New South Wales (lllawarra Region) Study adult education in Japan.

Ms Carole Lieske (Melbourne, Vic.) Municipal Recreation Officer, Brunswick City Council Investigate industrial recreation and leisure development trends in Japan.

Miss Sara Lindsay (Melbourne, Vic.) Weaver, Victorian Tapestry Workshop Study Kasuri weaving and kimono making.

Mrs Jenifer Lockwood (Perth, W.A.) Secretary, Australian Telephone and Phonogram Officers’ Association Study industrial relations in the telecommunications field in Japan.

Ms Janet Marshall (Sydney, N.S.W.) Marine Biologist, Western Australian Museum Visit marine stations and marine parks in Japan.

Sister Catherine McGrath (Sydney, N.S.W.) Asian Studies Consultant, Catholic Education Resources Centre Selection of education resource material on Japan.

Mr Barry McNeill (Hobart, Tas.) Director, Department of Environmental Design, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education Study traditional and contemporary Japanese timber architecture.

Mr Murray Mountain (Melbourne, Vic.) Administration Manager, Association for the Blind Study Japanese methods of caring for the aged, blind and visually handicapped.

Mr Cyril Nethery (Sydney, N.S.W.) Liaison Officer and Hon. President, Care of the Aged Committee, St Vincent de Paul Society of N.S.W. Study Japanese establishments caring for the aged.

Mr Adrian Pennell (Melbourne, Vic.) Deputy Town Clerk, Box Hill City Council Study aspects of local government in Japan.

Mr Ronald Retchless (Brisbane, Qld) Lecturer in Art and Crafts, Mt Gravatt College of Advanced Education Development work for comparative art education course.

Mr Paul Rodenhuis (Sydney, N.S.W.) Senior Coal Geologist, Arco Australia, and amateur radio operator Visit amateur radio clubs in Japan.

Sergeant Colin Russell (Sydney, N.S.W.) Central Fingerprint Bureau, New South Wales Police Department Study procedures used by the National Police Agency, Tokyo, for criminal identification and detection.

* Grant approved in 1979-80 and paid during 1980-81

2 000.00

1 500.00

2 500.00

2 000.00

2 500.00

2 000.00

2 500.00*

2 500.00

2 500.00

2 000.00

2 000.00

2 000.00

2 000.00




Mr Frank Ryan (Brisbane, Qld) Advisor in Pharmacy, Queensland Department of Health Visit the Japan Hospital Pharmacists’ Association and other pharmacological institutions.

2 000.00

Mrs Isla Shilton (Sandalwood, S.A.) Home duties Address women’s groups in Japan.

2 500.00

Mr Ross Steele (Sydney, N.S.W.) Senior Lecturer, Department of French Studies, University of Sydney Study the organisation of the National Language Research Institute in Tokyo.

2 000.00

Mr Oliver Strewe (Sydney, N.S.W.) Freelance photographer Make a photographic study of Japanese crafts, confectionery and modern packaging.

2 500.00

Mr Timothy Waters (Hobart, Tas.) Engineer, Tasmanian Department of Main Roads, Tasmania, and aikido instructor Study aikido and research highway drainage design with the Nihon Doro Kokan.

2 500.00

Mr Terence Widders (Sydney, N.S.W.) Student Study Ainu culture.

3 000.00

Travel grantees from Japan Mr Kenzo Horii (Tokyo) Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies Deliver a paper at the Third Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference.

2 500.00

Miss Terumi Ihashi (Tokyo) Freelance photographer Make a pictorial report on Australia, its people and culture.

3 800.00

Mr Osamu Ishizawa (Ebetsu, Hokkaido) Librarian, Hokkaido Prefectural Library Promote development of Australian material in Japanese libraries.

2 000.00

Mr Katsumi Nozawa (Tokyo) Assistant Chief, Public Relations Division, Institute of Developing Economies Investigate studies of South-East Asian countries by Australian research institutes.

2 500.00

Mr Naoto Tsuchiya (Hiroshima) Fisheries Specialist, Hiroshima Prefectural Government Compare oyster cultivation in Australia and Hiroshima.

2 500.00

Dr Tadao Umesao (Invitee) President, Japan Museum for Ethnology and Anthropology Anthropological study tour of Australia.


Actual expenditure travel program 1980-81 81 300.00

t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981


Appendix B: Common interest program J



AFS Australia—international student exchanges 2 500.00§

Establish corporate scholarship scheme for exchanges between Australian and Japanese secondary school students.

Australia-Japan Economic Relations Research Project, Australian National University 8 000.00 Hold a workshop entitled ‘Nuclear Energy Supply and Use in the Pacific’.

Australian Academy of the Humanities 5 000.00§

Towards the cost of the production of ‘Language atlas of the Pacific area’.

Australian Biomedical Society 3 000.00

Attendance by Professor Shosaku Numa at conference on ‘Lipid Metabolism in Health and Disease’.

Australian Institute of Management 4 000.00

Visit to Australia by Mr Tsuneo Ichikawa, Vice President of the International Management Association of Japan.

Australian National University, Department of Biology 6 500.00

Establish a collaborative research program between Australia and Japan in biochemical ecology.

Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee 2 SOO.OOt

Visit to Australia by President of Keio University.

Baker Medical Research Institute, Melbourne 8 000.00

Post-graduate research at the Institute by Dr Naoki Suzuki.

Mr Jim Beggs (Melbourne, Vic.) 3 000.00

President, Melbourne Branch, Waterside Workers Federation of Australia Meet with officials and members of various Japanese trade unions and federations.

Dr Jacob Cartmel (Sydney, N.S.W.) 4 000.00

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of New South Wales Fellowship at the Department of Precision Engineering, Tohoku University.

Crafts Council of Australia 4 000.00

Visit to Australia by Mr Satsuo Ando, master craftsman in metalsmithery.

Reverend Ian Ellis (Melbourne, Vic.) 3 500.00

Director, St John’s Homes for Boys and Girls Study family welfare services in Japan.

Dr Herbert Feith (Melbourne, Vic.) 800.00

Reader, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Monash University Attend Asian Peace Research Council International Symposium in Japan.

t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 + Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.

§ Part payment of grant




Dr Robert Gingold (Melbourne, Vic.) Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Monash University Attend the International Astronomical Union Symposium in Japan.

1 000.00

Ms Kaye Hargreaves (Melbourne, Vic.) Co-ordinator, Western Region Centre for Working Women Liaise with women workers in Japan.

5 000.00

Professor Fiji Hirota (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture) Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki Present lecture at Twelfth Australian Spectroscopy Conference.

3 494.92

International Association of Gerontology 3 000.00

Attendance by Professor Naomi Maruo, Dr Saeko Murayama, Dr Daisaku Maeda and Mr Yataka Shimizu at the Association’s Asia/Oceania Regional Congress in Melbourne.

International Botanical Congress Visit to Japan by D r Douglas Paton, Department of Botany, Australian National University.


Ion Beam Analysis Conference Attendance at Conference in Sydney by Professors Moriaki Ito and Yutaka Fujino. 1 000.00

Mr William James (Perth, W.A.) President, Australian Geography Teachers’ Association Attend 24th International Geography Conference in Japan and meet Japanese geography teachers.

1 200.00

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University Visit by Professor Shigeru Yamane, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tokyo, to conduct joint research.

4 000.00

Dr Brian Kay (Brisbane, Qld) Senior Entomologist, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Visit Japan to investigate insect-transmitted diseases in man and livestock.

2 500.00

Mrs Alison Murray (Melbourne, Vic.) Lecturer, Melbourne State College Investigate science and biology teacher education in Japan.

5 000.00

Musicians' Union of Australia Visit to Japan by Mr Donald Cushion, Federal President, to develop relations with Japanese counterpart unions.

3 200.00

National Museum of Victoria Professor M. Ogura and Dr Takashi Okutani to attend a conference on ‘The Biology and Resource Potential of Cephalopods’.

6 611.00

Professor John Niland (Sydney, N.S.W.) Head, Department of Industrial Relations, University of New South Wales Attend the Japan Institute of Labour Asian Regional Conference on Industrial Relations.

1 000.00

Associate Professor Donald Postle (Sydney, N.S.W.) School of Textile Technology, University of New South Wales Discuss fabric measurement and specification with Japanese researchers.

5 000.00




Queensland Cancer Fund Attendance by Professor Teruyuki Hirota and Dr Tetsu Muto at conference on gastro­ intestinal cancer in Brisbane.

5 000.00

Retired Teachers’ Association, Western Australia Visit to Japan by Mr Arthur Hartley, Mrs Edith Hartley and Mrs Elsie Highet to meet members of Retired Teachers’ Association of Japan.

5 000.00

Royal Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Australia Visit to Japan by Mr J. Keith Holdsworth, National Director, to study Japanese guide dog training.

1 300.00

Mr Takashi Sendo (Tokyo) Post-graduate research student, Biochemical Institute of Applied Microbiology, Tokyo University Investigate biochemical engineering facilities in Australia.

1 999.56

South Australian Institute on Developmental Disabilities Inc. Visit to Japan by Mr Ian Watson, Executive Director, and Mr David Thomas, board representative, to conduct special education seminars and workshops.

4 700.00

Mr Des Stroud (Melbourne, Vic.) Senior Lecturer, Department of Metallurgy and Mining, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Investigate Japanese metal finishing in the arts, crafts and industry.

3 000.00

University of Melbourne, Department of Physics (RAAF Academy) 3 000.00

Visit to Australia by Dr Shigeki Tasaka for X particle research using scientific balloons.

University of New South Wales, School of Physics Visit to Australia by Dr Toshio Ogawa, Geophysical Institute, Kyoto University, to conduct joint research into measurement of electric fields in the upper atmosphere.

2 500.00

Dr Kenneth Watson (Townsville, Qld) Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, James Cook University of North Queensland Exchange ideas and information with Japanese biochemists.

2 300.00

Western Australian Theatre Company Ltd Visit to Australia by Japanese puppeteers, Mr Takeshi Hoshino and Mrs Noriko Nishimoto for a production o f ‘Faust’.

2 400.00

Mrs Nola Wilkinson (Melbourne, Vic.) 2 500.00

Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne Intensive language study in Japan to prepare for one year as a medical research student at Keio University Hospital.

Actual expenditure common interest program 1980-81 128 095.48


Appendix C: Media program}



1980 Australia-Japan Foundation/National Press Club Award for Journalism Award of $2500 and associated costs. Winner: Mr Fujio Nakano, photographer and freelance writer.

3 145.80

Australia-Japan Journalist Exchange Scheme Committee Funding of grants for short-term visits to Japan by Australian journalists. 17 500.00

Australian Film Festival Costs incurred in screening a number of contemporary Australian feature films in urban and country centres throughout Japan.

13 240.15

Australian Media Executives Invitation Scheme Visits to Japan by senior executives of the Australian press: Mr Michael Davie, Editor, The Age Mr Robert Howarth, Deputy Editor, Queensland Newspapers Pty Limited Mr Dan O’Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, West Australian Newspapers Limited Mr Anthony Maiden, Associate Editor, Australian Financial Review

18 313.00

Film Australia 80 000.00

Towards cost of production of television documentary ‘The Human Face of Japan' and series of educational films.

Film Students Exchange Exchange between students from the Australian Film and Television School and the Film Department, College of Art, Nihon University.

28 400.00

Foreign Press Club of Japan Towards cost of provision of information retrieval system.

2 000.00

Foundation Public Relations Provision of public relations services in Australia and Japan relating to Foundation activities.

15 275.03

National Film Theatre 5 777.OOt

Visit by Japanese film producer Nagisa Oshima for National Film Theatre retrospective exhibition of Oshima films.

Radio Australia Visit to Australia by Miss Masako Takizawa, winner of Japanese section of Radio Australia calligraphy contest.

1 103.10

Radio series on Australia Series of radio programs on Australia broadcast by Radio Kanto, Tokyo. 17 234.42

Screening of Japanese films Costs incurred in screening contemporary Japanese feature and documentary films throughout Australia.

1 260.99

t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 * Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.




Senior Japanese Media Representatives Invitation Scheme Visits to Australia by senior personnel of Japanese media organisations: Mr Masamichi Hashizume, Chief Reporter, Kumamoto Bureau, Nishi Nippon Shimbun newspaper

Mr Tomoharu Kawase, Writer, Editorial Division, Chunichi Shimbun newspaper Mr Etsuji Nakamura, International Affairs writer, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun news­ paper Mr Koichiro Tone, Director, Cultural News Division, Nihon Keizai Shimbun news­ paper

Mr Ansei Yokota, Producer-director, Fuji Television

17 307.97

Mr Kazuo Unno (Tokyo) Political correspondent, Jiji Press Limited Visit to Australia to study Australian political system.

1 600.00

Actual expenditure media program 1980-81 211 184.14


Appendix D: Education program J

Miss Barbara Collins (Melbourne, Vic.) Student, Swinburne Institute of Technology Contribution to scholarship provided by Institute to enable Miss Collins to study in Japan.

1 000.00

Mr Darryl Collins (Tokyo) Supplementary grant for continuation of study in Japan of Japanese language and art. 2 500.00

Dr Kevin Collins (Melbourne, Vic.) School of Education, La Trobe University Freight costs of papers prepared for World Council of Comparative Education Society Conference in Tokyo.


Combined Australian Universities Centre in Japan Provision of scholarships for Japanese language honours students to study in Japan. 25 000.00

Curriculum Development Centre (Canberra, A.C.T.) Towards cost of conducting national summer seminar for high school teachers of Japanese.

15 000.00

Gakken Publishing Company Visit to Australia by research team to gather material for Japanese social studies and basic science textbooks.


t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 + Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.




Mr Bruce Holcombe (Wyoming, N.S.W.) Student, Simul Academy Supplementary support to enable Mr Holcombe to continue simultaneous interpreter course at Simul Academy.

Miss Wendy Holdenson (Tokyo) Translator Attend Simul Academy course in simultaneous interpreting techniques as winner of 2nd AJF interpreter scholarship.

Mr Klaus Maync (Canberra, A.C.T.) Asian Studies student, Australian National University Visit Japan to take up language scholarship at Keio University.

Metropolitan West Division, New South Wales Department of Education Address by Professor J. Neustupny, Department of Japanese, Monash University, to in-service course on Japan for social studies teachers.

North Sydney Boys' High School (Sydney, N.S.W.) Purchase of textbooks for newly established 2 Unit Z Japanese course.

Mrs Solrun Hoass Pulvers (Melbourne, Vic.) Film producer Post-production support for two films on Japanese society.

Radio Japan (Tokyo) Survey by two members of News Division, Radio Japan, of language broadcasts and discussions with Japanese language teachers in Australia.

Mr Masami Sekine (Tokyo) Lecturer in Sociology, Faculty of Law, Keio University Support for study in Australia for minimum of two years by Mr Sekine as first step leading to establishment by Keio University of a permanent undergraduate course in

Australian studies conducted in Japanese.

Mrs Beverly Steele (Sydney, N.S.W.) Japanese Language Teacher, Caringbah High School Travel to Japan under New South Wales Department of Education and Japanese Ministry of Education high school teachers exchange scheme.

Swinburne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Vic.) For preparation of a new post-graduate diploma course in Japanese.

Techsearch, Inc., South Australian Institute of Technology Travel costs for staff member to inspect TOEFL courses in Melbourne and Sydney preparatory to establishment of course for Japanese students at Institute.

University of Queensland Towards cost of establishment of ELICOS course for Japanese students enrolled in courses at the University.

University of Queensland, Master of Literary Studies Course in Japanese Translator/ Interpretership Attendance by one staff member and two students at simultaneous interpreting and translating course conducted by the Simul Academy in Tokyo.

S Part payment of grant

1 807.63

1 459.01




4 046.00 §

4 000.00

25 344.00

1 668.00

1 800.00


5 000.00

7 623.00




University of Western Australia, Music Department 3 125.00

Visit to Western Australia by Mr Robin Thompson, a musicologist specialising in traditional Japanese music.

Mr Peter Yates (Melbourne, Vic.) 1 500.00

Economics student. University of Melbourne Visit to Japan to take up language scholarship at Keio University.

Actual expenditure education program 1980-81 100 377.76

Appendix E: Youth programJ

AFS Australia 3 500.00

Exchange of visits by National Directors of AFS Australia and AFS Japan, Mr John Streckfuss and Mrs Kimie Kato.

AFS Australia 6 100.00

Establishment of an orientation course for Japanese exchange students.

Association of International Education, Japan 8 000.00

Symposium in Kumamoto between students of Newcastle and Kumamoto Universities.

Australia-Japan Society (Victoria) 900.00

Part cost of scholarship offered by Society for an Australian high school student to attend school in Japan.

‘Children’s International Summer Village’ project 941.00

Towards travel costs for a chaperone to accompany Australian children to an international children’s camp in Japan.

‘Children of the Sun’—Yaizu Dance Group 3 500.00

Visit to Australia by a children's modern dance group from Yaizu.

City of Fremantle 6 600.00

Educational tour of Japan by students from John Curtin High School.

Collie Senior High School Interact Club, Western Australia 8 000.00

Educational tour of Japan by eleven students.

Mr Paul Ceilings (Perth, W.A.) 1 150.00

Student, University of Western Australia Towards air fares to take up an AIESEC scholarship in Japan.

1 Included in this list ol projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.




Ms Erica Green (Armidale, N.S.W.) 2 SOO.OOt

Creative Arts Officer, University of New England Students’ Union Study tour of Japanese universities and art schools to establish contact with student activities officers.

Greenwood Senior High School 2 400.00

Visit to Kurate High School, Fukuoka Prefecture, by five students.

Japan-Australia Friendship Association 3 500.00

Visit to exchange organisations in Japan by Mr Paul Woodford, Association President.

Japan-Australia Student Exchange Federation (JASEF) 1 414.50

Visit to Australia by delegation of Japanese university students.

Japan Information Centre, Melbourne 300.00

Contribution to prize money for amateur short film competition on Japanese theme.

Killara High School (Sydney, N.S.W.) 100.00

Provision of books on Japan as prizes in Japanese calligraphy competition as part of language festival.

11th National Japanese Language Speech Contest 4 000.00

Towards the cost of domestic air fares for contestants participating in the national final.

National Youth Council of Australia 3 500.00

Enable two representatives from Australian youth organisations to attend the 8th Asian Youth Seminar in Japan.

Mr Ro Osawa 2 000.00

Veterinarian Study grant tenable at Veterinary Science Department, University of Queensland.

Pembroke Girls Choir, S.A. 10 000.00

Guest performance at the International Kodaly Symposium, Sapporo.

Scarborough Senior High School, W.A. 10 000.00

Visit to Japan by twenty students as part of an exchange program.

Mr Iwao Tomita (Kuramoto) 2 500.00

Teacher, Kumamoto Junior High School Visit to Australia to establish a student exchange between Kumamoto High School and an Australian high school.

‘Youth for Understanding' Australia 20 000.00

Towards the cost of the 1981 Australia-Japan student exchange program.

Actual expenditure youth program 1980-81 94 991.00

t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981


Appendix F: Research program^



Professor Kiyotaka Aoyagi 17 000.00

Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University Professor Machiko Aoyagi (Tokyo) St Paul University Professor Shigeru Ishiwata (Tokyo)

International Christian University Professor Tsuneo Nakauchi (Tokyo) International Christian University Professor Yozo Yokota (Tokyo)

International Christian University Study of the changing political, economic and cultural situation in the Pacific region.

Mr Max Cooke (Melbourne, Vic.) 5 000.00

Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne Report on the Suzuki and Yamaha methods of music teaching in Australia.

Associate Professor G. W. Ford (Sydney, N.S.W.) 9 000.001 1

Department of Behavioural Science, Faculty of Commerce, University of New South Wales A case study of union management negotiations and the human aspects of the estab­ lishment of new plants by a multinational company in Japan.

Miss Yasuko Gushikata (Sydney, N.S.W.) 4 000.00

Part-time Japanese teacher, Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School An anthology of modern Australian poetry.

Professor Tadashi Flanami (Tokyo) 1 600.00

Dean, Law School, Sophia University International study project on conflict resolution in industrial relations.

Assistant Professor Osamu Ishii (Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture) 3 000.00*

Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University Study of Australia-Japan trade relations during the 1930s.

Mr Toru Iwama (Tokyo) 4 000.00**

Research Fellow, Hitotsubashi University Examination of the fisheries question and its impact on Australian foreign policy.

Associate Professor Kazuo Iwasaki (Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture) 3 500.00**

Faculty of Law and Literature, Ehime University Enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards between Australia and Japan.

* Grant approved in 1979-80 an<# paid during 1980-81 + Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program. j| Grant approved in 1978-79 and paid during 1980-81

**Grant approved for payment in 1981-82




Professor Nobuo Kanayama (Tokyo) Institute for International Education, Towa University Examination of cultural interface and exchange and integration of ethnic groups into Australian society.

10 100.00* 2 500.00t

Mr Tsutomu Kikuchi (Tokyo) Research student, Hitotsubashi University Analysis of attitudes of Australian statesmen and diplomats towards the Japanese Peace Settlement in 1951.

3 500.00

Associate Professor Kenji Kosaka (Osaka) Momoyama Gakuin University Comparative study of class identification in Japan and Australia.

15 000.00**

Ms Barbara McKinnon (Sydney, N.S.W.) Senior Tutor, Macquarie University Comparative study of corporate financial reporting in Australia and Japan.

3 500.00**

Dr Neville Meany (Sydney, N.S.W.) Department of History, University of Sydney Cross-national study of attitudes held by Australian and Japanese leaders towards mutual development and co-operation.

2 500.00**

Mr Julius Mendel (Sydney, N.S.W.) Economist, Metal Trades Industry Association of Australia To study effect of technological change on plant level industrial relations in the metals industry in Japan and Australia.

6 000.00§

Associate Professor Yasushi Mizoue (Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture) 17 500.00 Faculty of School Education, Hiroshima University Research, development and demonstration of teaching materials and school curriculum for understanding Australia.

Dr Ross Mouer (Brisbane, Qld) School of Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University Dr Yoshio Sugimoto (Melbourne, Vic.) Department of Sociology, La Trobe University

International colloquium on Japanese society.

10 000.00**

Miss Orie Muta (Sydney, N.S.W.) Research student, University of Sydney Australian children’s literature.

4 000.00

Associate Professor Rinju Ogasawara (Tokyo) Language Education Adviser, Japanese Ministry of Education Comparison of images of the one country held by the other and compilation of re­ ference material on Australian culture for Japanese students.

12 000.00+t

* Grant approved in 1979-80 and paid during 1980-81 t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 5 Part payment of grant **Grant approved for payment in 1981-82 ++$6000 approved for payment in 1979-80 but not paid at 30 June 1980 paid during 1980-81: $6000 approved for payment in

1980-81 not paid at 30 June 1981




Professor Akira Onishi (Tokyo) Dean, Department of Economics, Soka University Professor Yoichi Kaya (Tokyo) Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Tokyo

Associate Professor Taku Yamamoto (Tokyo) Soka University Dr Teruyuki Yamamoto (Tokyo) Director, Project Planning and Co-ordination Department, World Information Economic Services

Research on Australia-Japan economic relations 1980-90 using a global economic model.

20 000.00π

Professor Thomas Parry (Sydney, N.S.W.) School of Economics, University of New South Wales Transfer of technology by Australian firms to Japan.

2 500.00**

D r Alan Rix (Canberra, A.C.T.) Japan Secretariat, Department of Foreign Affairs Australia-Japan trade in 1950s — business, government and the growth of a relation­ ship.

3 500.00**

Dr Mari Sakai (Tokyo) Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Hitotsubashi University Study of Australian participation in the Institute of Pacific Relations prior to World War 11.

3 900.00*

Professor Peter Singer (Melbourne, Vic.) Department of Philosophy, Monash University Comparative study of attitudes in Australia and Japan to the killing of marine mam­ mals.

5 000.00**

Professor Jiro Suzuki (Tokyo) President, Tokyo University of Art and Design Study of Aboriginal policies.

11 500.00**

Mr Isami Takeda (Sydney, N.S.W.) Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Sydney Australia-Japan relations 1901-23.

10 000.00

Mr Robert Thornton (Melbourne, Vic.) Tutor, La Trobe University Australia-Japan naval co-operation 1914-18.


Professor Yasuhiko Torii (Tokyo) Faculty of Economics, Keio University Mr Kotaro Masuda (Tokyo) Computer Section, Japan External Trade Organisation

Mr Kiichiro Fukasaku (Tokyo) Research Officer, Economic Planning Agency Mr Naoki Ono (Tokyo)

18 ΟΟΟ.ΟΟπ

* Grant approved in 1979-80 and paid during 1980-81 π Includes part of grant approved for payment in 1979-80 but not paid at 30 June 1980 and paid during 1980-81 **Grant approved for payment in 1981-82




Social System Management Department, Mitsui Information Development Limited A comparative study of changes in the industrial structures of Japan and Australia in response to economic development.

Professor Sakae Tsunoyama (Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture) Professor of Economic History, Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University Study of commercial relations between Australia and Japan during the Meiji era.

3 000.00*

Mr Eiichi Usuki (Tokyo) Ph.D. candidate in Law, Hitotsubashi University Case study of the Australia-Japan pearl fisheries controversy of 1952-53.

9 000.00*

Dr John Welfield (Brisbane, Qld) School of Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University Foreign policy, defence and domestic policies in post-war Japan.

1 500.00**

Professor Taira Yori (Kyoto) Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University Study of the Australian beef industry and Australia-Japan beef trade.

7 000.00*

Actual expenditure research program 1980-81 154 900.00

Appendix G: Community liaison program J

Australia-Japan Societies Corporate membership subscriptions for Australia-Japan Societies and the Japan-Australia Friendship Association.


Australia-Japan Society of North Queensland Support for public competition for logo and letterhead design for newly established society.


Australian photographic exhibition Photographic exhibition in Nagoya and Hokkaido by Australian artist Kira Perov. 1 109.06

City of Warrnambool Visit by Mayor and Town Clerk to Japan for consultations on establishment of sister city relationship between Warrnambool and Miura.

5 000 .0 0

Cossack Project Committee Inc. Restoration of Japanese graves in the Cossack Cemetery, Western Australia. 1 s o o .o o t

Essay competition Essay competition for Australians on Australian beef exports to Japan, with funds donated by the Tokyo Meat Wholesalers’ Co-operative Association.

4 8 35.4 2 t

* Grant approved in 1979-80 and paid during 1980-81 + Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 t Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.

**Grant approved for payment in 1981-82




Exhibition in Tokyo by Australian artist Leon Pericles.

Exhibition of Australian prints in conjunction with trade promotion fair.

Foundation program publicity Foundation program promotional material in special 'Australia' issue of Japanese Sun magazine.

Foundation public relations Provision of public relations services to publicise Foundation activities.

Gryphon Gallery (Melbourne, Vic.) Support for creation and exhibition of pieces of contemporary Japanese sculpture executed by Victorian art college students according to instructions from Japanese artists.

Mrs Miyuki lida (Tokyo) Visit by Mrs lida, well-known expert in Japan on French cuisine and artificial flower making, and party of her students, to study Australian wildflowers and wine.

International Family Friendship Society of Japan Visit to Australia by four members of IFFS to extend the Society’s homestay program to Australia.

International Flouse of Japan, Inc. Membership subscription.

Mrs I. Ishihara (Tokyo) Visit to Australia to investigate promotion of high quality Australian merchandise through joint consumer and cultural displays in leading Japanese department stores.

Japan-Australia Society of Nagoya Membership subscription.

Meeting of Australia-Japan Societies Assistance to representatives of the Australia-Japan Societies in South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and North Queensland to attend meeting of all societies in Sydney.

Meetings with student press editors in Japan

Mobile display unit on Australia Provision of mobile display unit and Australian display material for use in exhibitions and other public displays in Japan.

Purchase of books on Australia and other gifts Cost of purchase of multiple copies of Japanese language books on Australia and other Australian material for distribution to Japanese.

Mr David Quon (Flobart, Tas.) Manager, Japanese Seaman's Club and Sakura Restaurant Visit to Japan to study Japanese language, culture and cuisine.

Sapporo Snow Festival Participation by team of Australian students in international section of 1980 Festival.

+ Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981

1 178.95

1 097.64


8 000.00

7 000.00

11 724.92

11 050.00






23 OOO.OOt

2 209.77

2 500.00





Seminar on employment opportunities for Japanese language graduates in Australia Cost of production of report on seminar. 1 490.00

Shire of Yarrawonga Grant to Shire of Yarrawonga to assist sister city relationship with Katsuyama. 500.00

Sponsorship of team in Japanese marathon 125.23

Tokugawa exhibition Towards costs of bringing the Tokugawa collection for exhibit in Australia. 30 000.00+

Tokyo office first anniversary lecture Lecture on Australia and reception to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the Foundation’s Tokyo office.

1 977.55

Miscellaneous community liaison expenses 229.00

Actual expenditure community liaison program 1980-81 45 167.18

Appendix H: Sport program

Amateur Swimming Union of Australia 10 000.00

Invitation to Japanese swimmers to attend 1981 Age Championships in Perth and Open Championships in Adelaide.

Australian Aikido Association Visit by Japanese aikido expert to Australia.


Australian Bowls Council Visit to Japan by an executive member to promote lawn bowls. 2 500.00+

Australian Broadcasting Commission Satellite costs for television coverage of 4th AJF Trophy Australia-Japan Golf Match. 12 000.00

4th AJF Trophy Australia-Japan Golf Match Costs associated with 4th AJF Trophy Australia-Japan Golf Match. 6 501.36

Australian Gymnastics Federation Visit by team of junior men gymnasts to Japan.

5 000.00

Australian Secondary Schools Sports Federation Volleyball Association Visit to Japan by Australian boys and girls teams.

10 000.00+

Australian Volleyball Federation Tours of Japan by national junior mens and womens teams.

10 000.00

New South Wales Baseball League Towards cost of hosting the Nihon Kokan baseball team in Sydney. 3 500.00

North Queensland Archery Association Visit by Japanese archers to Australia to conduct clinic.

4 300.00+

t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981




Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia (N.S.W. Section) Towards cost of staging Australia-Japan Goodwill Golf Day. 1 000.00

Veterans Tennis Club of Australia (A C T. Division) Towards cost of playing tour of Japan.

5 000.00

Victorian schoolboys rugby Tour of Japan by Victorian schoolboys rugby team and officials. 10 000.00

Women in Sport Foundation Visit to Japan by an executive member to arrange exchanges between Japanese and Australian womens teams in various sports.

2 5 0 0 .0 0 t

Australian Table Tennis Association Visit to Australia by a Japanese national table tennis team.

5 000.00

Actual expenditure sport program 1980-81

Appendix I: Publications program^

67 465.30

Australia-Japan Foundation Publications Production and distribution of AJF newsletter, Foundation program brochures and Japanese language version of Foundation annual report.

24 130.93

Australian short stories Subsidy for translation and publication in Japanese of anthology of Australian short stories.

11 o o o .o o t

Mr lan McQueen Visit to Japan for research on production of detailed travel guide of Japan. 2 500.00ίφ

Nichigo Press Grant to assist publication of Japanese language newspaper in Australia. 3 000.00

Oriental Society of Australia For publication of special Jubilee volume of the Journal of the Society. 2 000.004

Social Analysis Production of a special issue of Social Analysis, published by University of Adelaide, on alternative theories on Japanese society.

2 000.00*

Mr Hal Porter (Garvoc, Vic.) Author Towards cost of visit to Japan for consultations with translators of a number of Aus­ tralian short stories.


Actual expenditure publications program 1980-81 29 130.93

* Grant approved in 1979-80 and paid during 1980-81 t Grant approved in 1980-81 but not paid at 30 June 1981 1 Included in this list of projects under this program are projects of a minor nature actually funded under the Miscellaneous allocation but appropriately classified under this program.

iiG ra n t approved in 1979-80 but not paid at 30 June 1981.


Appendix J: Library program



Miscellaneous expenditure on Foundation’s Sydney office library 3 614.46

Purchase of books, equipment, video cassettes, periodicals, newspapers and prints for Foundation library in Tokyo. 38 893.25

Actual expenditure library program 1980-81 42 507.71


Appendix K: Financial Statements Australia-Japan Foundation Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at 30 June 1981

1979-80 1980-81

$ $ $ $

N o n - c u r r e n t A s s e ts (1 )

5 130.00 Foundation Trophy 5 130.00

15 977.76 Library equipment 19 242.48

26 188.29 Audio-visual equipment 32 193.08

19 156.20 Library books 32 627.40

3 090.00 69 542.25 Other — gifts 3 340.00 92 532.96

C u r r e n t A s s e ts

250.00 Cash on hand 250.00

154 597.26 Balance in Trust Account 184 777.03

— 154 847.26 Short-term investments (2) 100 000.00 285 027.03

224 389.51 TOTAL ASSETS 377 559.99

79 900.00

38 067.09 117 967.09

L ia b ilitie s

Grants approved and not paid as at 30 June 1981 Projects in progress 93 339.28

64 319.40 157 658.68

106 422.42 Excess of Assets over Liabilities 219 901.31

(P. H. Sleigh) Chairman

(P. J. Hocker) Executive Director


Australia-Japan Foundation Statement of Payments for the Purpose of Administration for the year ended 30 June 1981

1979-80 1980-81




189 663.43 Staff salaries and allowances 236 860.84

2 257.56 Overtime 3 363.66

33 298.76 Travelling and subsistence 35 989.48

4 502.97 Advertising 8 304.92

10 457.91 Incidental expenditure 9 360.34

400.04 Newspapers 493.70

7 554.35 Office requisites and stationery 8 323.85

24 956.68 Postage, telegrams and telephone ser-

vices 24 286.36

3 496.53 Publications 4 217.99

2 693.40 Remuneration of Foundation members 2 500.00

279 281.63 333 701.14


Australia-Japan Fund Statement of Receipts and Payments for the year ended 30 June 1981 (5)

1979-80 1980-81

$ 5 $

85 015.34 Balance in Trust Fund at 1 July 1980 Add receipts:

154 597.26

535 000.00 Transfer from Appropriation 1 000 000.00

12 466,53 Income from approved investments (2) 22 161.64

1 272.17 Receipts from other sources (3) 5 390.94

2 842.57 Refunds of grants 10 643.39 1 038 195.97

636.596.61 1 192 793.23

Less payments:

49 574.00 Community liaison program 45 167.18

127 554.16 Education program 100 377.76

58 528.12 Library program 42 507.71

34 276.22 Media program 211 184.14

25 299.81 Publications program 29 130.93

— Research program 154 900.00

26 913.59 Sport program 67 465.30

49 700.00 Travel program 81 300.00

54 363.64 Common interest program 128 095.48

32 934.00 Youth program 94 991.00

22 855.81 Miscellaneous (7) 52 896.70 1 008.016.20

481 999.35

154 597.26 Balance in Trust Fund at 30 June 1981 184 777.03

NOTES TO F IN A N C IA L STATEM ENT 1980-81 (1) Non-current assets are shown at cost, except for gifts which are recorded at the Chairman's valuations. (2) Investments arc brought to account at cost. All investments were made in Interest Bearing Term Deposits in amounts of $50 000 and over for periods varying between thirty and forty-five days. (3) Receipts from other sources are:

• Appearance fees in Tokyo S 551.52

• Tokyo Meat Wholesalers Association $4 835.42

o Bank charge $ 4.00

The amount of $4.00, being incorrectly debited to the Australia-Japan Foundation Trust Fund, was transferred to Administrative expenses. Subdivision 317/2/02. (4) The Statement of Payments for the Purpose of Administration relates only to the administration of the Foundation for 1980-81. It refers to payments from the appropriations under division 317, of the

Department of Foreign Affairs appropriation for salaries and payments in the nature of salary and administrative expenses for the Australia-Japan Foundation. It refers also to the special appropriation under the Remuneration Tribunals A d 1973 for the remuneration of Australia Japan Foundation members.


(5) The Statement of Receipts and Payments for the Australia Japan Trust Fund relates only to Trust Fund activities. An amount is appropriated under Subdivision 317 3 for payment to the Australia Japan Trust account. (6) The Department of Administrative Services provided rent, furniture and fittings valued at $63 111.11

(1980 $113 639.50) without cost to the Foundation. The Department of Foreign Affairs provides some common services on behalf of the Foundation. (7) An amount of $306.00. incorrectly credited to the Australia-Japan Foundation during 1979 80. was withdrawn on warrant advice by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Canberra, and correctly receipted

to the Australia New Zealand Foundation Trust Fund.


A U D ITO R -G EN ER A L'S OFFICE Canberra House, Marcus Clarke St Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601

The Honourable the Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House Canberra. A.C.T. 2600 22 October 1981

Dear Sir.


In compliance with section 25(3) of the A u s t r a l i a - J a p a n F o u n d a tio n A c t 1976, the Foundation has submitted for my report financial statements for the year ended 30 June 1981. The statements comprise a Statement of Receipts and Payments, a Statement of Assets and Liabilities and a Statement of Payments for the Purpose of

Administration accompanied by Notes. A copy of each of the statements, which are in the form approved by the Minister for Finance pursuant to section 25(1) of the Act. and of the accompanying Notes are attached for your information.

In accordance with section 25(3) of the Act, I now report that the statements are in agreement with the accounts and records and in my opinion:

(a) the statements are based on proper accounts and records; and (b) the receipt, expenditure and investment of moneys and the acquisition of assets by the Foundation during the year have been in accordance with the Act. The Foundation did not dispose of any assets during the year.

Yours faithfully.


For and on behalf of the Auditor-General