Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for week ending 16 October 2009

  • Japanese Beer for sale
  • Next JETAA International Country representative
  • Funding to promote JET
  • Okinawa Classical Music and Dance performance Friday 16 October
  • Softball game this Saturday 17 October
  • O-Shaberikai
  • Dates for your diary
  • News from Japan

Japanese beer for sale

Following the inclement weather of the Canberra-Nara Candle Festival, JETAA hasan over-stock of beer. If you are interested in acquiring a case or two(or three) please contact Murray at:

The beer is being sold at cost as a cost-recovery exercise and we will pass onout bulk discount to you. How about that?

Price per case (24 bottles) is

  • Asahi $56
  • Kirin $55

Next JETAA International Country representative

Lucy Shields two year term as Australian Country Rep is coming to an end. The position of JETAA International Country representative willbecome vacant.

It is not an onerous position, but would be most easily undertaken by someonewith a working knowledge of JETAA administrative processes at the chapterlevel. Lucy welcomes questions from potential nominees to or on 0419 344 926. Please contact her for a position description.

Nominees should send their nomination platform to australiajetaa (cc. ANZJETAA2 between10-15 OCTOBER 2009.

Voting (one vote per Australian chapter) will be held at the Oceania RegionalConference in November.

So, if you fancy a few junkets around the place (Lucy got trips to Paris andJamaica) with minimal work for an organisation that charitably may be describedas working at a glacial pace why not throw your hat in the ring?

Funding to promote JET

CLAIR has advised that they have some additional funding to support any projects to promote the JET Programme to try to encourage more people to applyto participate in JET.

The Committee is already working closely with CLAIR on this project, but newideas are always welcome.

If you have any great ideas to encourage more people to apply for JET pleasecontact Murrayat:

Okinawa Classical Music and Dance performance Friday 16 October


Softball Game Saturday 17 October

The annual Australia-Japan softball competition will be held this year on Saturday, 17 October 2009.

For further details please contact :

All levels of player are welcome to participate.


The next O-Shaberikai will be held on Wednesday, 4 November 2009 at the HolyGrail 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 monthlyget-together where Japanese people staying in Canberracan 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 aproblem at all.

Dates for your diary

Sunday, 6 December 2009 Field trip to Young

Friday, 5 February 2010 Shinnenkai (New year party)

More information will be forthcoming closer to the date of the event.

News from Japan

ANA asks passengers to go to toilet before boarding

Have a great week,


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