3.11 Ken Watanabe NHK doco

10 Years On: Impressions of NHK’s 3.11 Special, “A Compassionate View: The decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake”.

NHK’s new documentary: “A Compassionate View: The decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake”, presents a poignant depiction of the way life has recovered in the 10 years since the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, or as … Read More

Picture with Furukawa Motohisa and Tyson Mauk

My Unforgettable Experience Working In The Japanese Diet During COVID-19

Tyson was one of two fellows apart of the Australian National Universities’ National Parliamentary Fellowship Program. The program saw him working within the Japanese Diet in both the Opposition and Ruling Parties as he researched Japanese Foreign Policy. The program, … Read More

Essential tips for taking photos in Japan

Japan offers beautiful opportunities for photo-taking, be it vibrant cherry blossoms in spring, colourful fireworks in summer or glistening snow-capped mountains in winter. Japan is generally tolerant of photography, but there are however many places where photographs should not be … Read More

New Colombo Plan: In-Depth Interviews with NCP Scholars on how to apply and make the most of your program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship This incredible opportunity has been dubbed the most competitive scholarship for Australian undergraduate students and for good reason. The scholarship is a dream come true for many that could see you studying, interning and learning … Read More

Scott Walker – Venturing beyond the Hermit Kingdom

Both here on Asia Options and at AustCham Korea, Scott Walker is an iconic name within the Australia-Korea space! Formerly AustCham Korea’s youngest Board Member (Director), Scott’s transition from student living off $900 a month to Tourist Australia’s Korea Country … Read More

From Kamaishi to Tokyo with Emily Hallams

Having chatted with AustCham Korea’s Executive Director (ED), Rowan Petz, in Seoul, it was terrific to sit down with the ED of the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCCJ), Emily Hallams in Tokyo during a recent visit! Although new to her role … Read More

Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships: Study in China, Japan or Indonesia

Australians are blessed with a wide variety of scholarships to study in Asia and Victorians, in particular, are spoilt with both the Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship and the Mangold Study Abroad Scholarship programs. Whereas the Hamer Scholarship is aimed more at young … Read More