JETAA will be screening Itami Juzo’s classic film “Tampopo” (with English Subtitles)
When: 7pm Tonight
Notes: JETAA will provide the pizzas and popcorn
As places are limited please RSVP your attendance to Megan at
Japan-related children’s book author talk
Sandy Fussell, the author of the “Samurai Kids” (aimed at readers 5-8 years old) series is visiting Canberra to give a talk about writing and researching her books.
Where – Asia Bookroom, Lawry Place, Macquarie
When – 7.00pm, Monday, 3 August 2009
For more details contact the Asia Bookroom on 6251 5191 or:
O-Shaberikai – next week
The next O-Shaberikai will be held on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 at the Holy Grail in Civic from 5.30pm onwards. Please do come along if you can.
For those who don’t know, the O-Shaberikai is a very informal monthly get-together where Japanese people staying in Canberra can meet Australians who have some interest in Japan. As it is informal, you’re not bound by time constraints so turning up late or leaving early is not a problem at all.
Candle Festival Liaison Officer still needed
JETAA seeks an enthusiastic member to lead the organisation of this years Canberra Nara Candle Festival on 26 September. The role is not exhaustive due to the great team of volunteers (who will sign up in due course) but it requires you to do a number of things such as (or to delegate):
If you would like further information on what is involved, please do not hesitate to contact Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Candle Festival will take place on Saturday, 26 September 2009.
JALT Buddies 2009
Could all JALTS and JETAA members who wish to participate in the buddy program for 2009/10 please contact Megan Vidgen at email@example.com and register with the following details:
Address (and host family’s name) in Australia:
Home Town in Japan (or JET Town for JETS):
School and teacher in Australia:
Your information will only be distributed to those registered for the buddy program. Your buddy will be there to help out with anything you may wish to discuss about life and travel in Australia, shopping, eating out, home stays etc! If you have any further questions about the program please contact Megan or Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Japanese Film Noir
Much too much Japanese film just gets us over the line. The Ark Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive will be screening Japanese Film Noir series from 16 July to 13 August.
All tickets will be $10 fill / $8 concession / $70 for a 10-ticket pass.
National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton
For more information, please see:
Sports fans will be glad to know that this coincides with the Second to Fourth tests of the Ashes. Why not catch some Japanese Noir and then settle back with our chums at SBS to watch the greatest sporting contest of all?
JETAA Trivia – date confirmed
The fourth annual JETAA Australia-Japan Trivia night will be held on Monday, 14 September 2009 – please mark this date in your diaries.
More news on JETAA trivia soon.
News from Japan
This week something a bit more serious.
An article on the ALT system and what effect the “dispatch companies” are having on it. 25% of ALTs are JETs, the rest are either directly employed by their school or BOE or, more commonly, employed by dispatch companies who are the subject of scrutiny in this (Japanese language) article originally from the Daily Yomuri”
Have a great week,
JETAA website – http://www.canberra.jetalumni.org/
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