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In the Eye of the Storm Book Launch

A Literary Dinner was recently held at Soi 25 Restaurant and Bar in Sydney to celebrate the publication of Assoc. Prof. Paul Sendziuk’s co-authored book, In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis. The event featured the authors in conversation with host Brandan Bear, and was presented by The Bookshop Darlinghurst, the AIDS Council of NSW, City of Sydney and NewSouth Books. (Photos by Deep Field Photography.)



Asian Cultures students learn Japanese etiquette

The differences in etiquette between Japan and the West can be difficult to understand for first-time visitors to Japan, but in a session with expert Eri Dennis, students are offered unique insight into Japanese business etiquette, as well as the culture and communication features of Japan and China, across industry, government and society in general.



Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

Japanese Consul-General holds Order of the Rising Sun award ceremony for Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain in Adelaide