Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for week ending 30 October 2009

Next week’s e-mail may be delayed as JETAA President and treasurer head to Auckland to attend the 2009 JETAA Oceania regional conference. Please let Murray or Nicola know if there are any issues you’d like them to raise at this meeting.

  • Japanese Beer for sale
  • Autumn JQ magazine
  • East meets West Concert
  • Room to Read information session
  • Funding to promote JET
  • O-Shaberikai
  • Dates for your diary
  • News from Japan

Japanese beer for sale

Following the inclement weather of the Canberra-Nara Candle Festival, JETAA has an 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 on out bulk discount to you. How about that?

Price per case (24 bottles) is:

Asahi $56
Kirin $55

Autumn JQ Magazine

Our chums in NYJETAA have released their autumn, or at they refer to it, ‘fall’, magazine. Follow the link and enjoy:

East meets West Concert

The ninth annual Aki Goto – Helen Rathbone concert will be held at the Embassy of Japan in November. Details are as follows:

When: 2.00pm Saturday, 14 November 2009
Where: Multipurpose room, Embassy of Japan, Empire CCT Yarralumla
Cost: Adult $30
Concession $25
Student $15
Contact: Hiroko Fischer 6259 1674 or Eriko Prior 6272 7268 or

Afternoon tea will be provided by the Embassy. Please make your booking by Friday, 6 November 2009.

Room to Read information session

Room to Read, JETAA-I’s charity (which was so generously supported at Canberra JETAA Inc’s recent trivia night) is holding an information session. Details as follows:

When: 6.00pm Friday, 20 November 2009
Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club, Community Room, 92-96 Corinna St Woden
Contact: Yash Varma 0415 573 520 or or

All are welcome to attend this session.

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 apply to participate in JET.

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

If you have any great ideas to encourage more people to apply for JET please contact Murray at:


The next O-Shaberikai will be held on Wednesday, 4 November 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.

Dates for your diary

Sunday, 6 December 2009 – Field trip to Young
Friday, 5 February 2010 – Shinnenkai

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

News from Japan

McDonalds being investigated following Karoshi:

SMH website

Have a great week,

JETAA President

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