Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 5 February 2010

  • Shinennkai – this Friday
  • Taiko performance – this weekend
  • Oscar winning Japanese film at ARC
  • Anime films
  • O-Shaberikai
  • News from Japan

Shinnenkai – this Friday

Dear All,

Please join us for our Shinnenkai at Coo Izakaya in Civic. Spots are filing up fast so please let me know quickly if you wish to attend. RSVP is by Tuesday 2nd Feb and no later as I will be finalising our banquet that day.

Coo Izakaya – East Row Sydney Building (the bus interchange in Civic – near Iori)
Time – 7pm. Please be prompt.
Meal – Banquet style meal @$10 per head for members and $35 per head for friends and partners. Please advise me of dietary requirements.
Drinks – Pay for your drinks as you go. Please ensure that you bring plenty of change to assist the wait staff on the night.



0406 107 811

Taiko Performance – this weekend

Local taiko group “Kuroyama” will perform at the National Multicultural Festival this weekend.
Date: Saturday 6th February 2010
Time: 9:00pm-9:20pm
Stage: Akuna Street Stage

For more information see:

Oscar winning Japanese film at ARC

The National Film and Sound Archive will be presenting the 2009 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, Departures (Okuribito). There will be four screening sessions only on Thursday 7pm 28/01/2010, Sunday 2pm 31/1/2010, Thursday 7pm 4/2/2010 and Sunday 2pm 7/2/2010.

For more information please see
Enquiries: 02 6248 2000

(Okuribito) Dir: Yôjirô Takita, Japan, 2008, 130 mins, 35mm, (M)
Unemployed orchestral musician Daigo discovers he is the only candidate for a well-paid job as an ‘encoffiner’: one who ceremonially prepares the dead for cremation. In need of the money, but too embarrassed to tell his wife, he slowly learns the trade from aging boss Sasaki, and with time comes to find grace in his role in helping the living to say goodbye to the dead. The Japanese Six Feet Under and 2009 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, in its Canberra-premiere season

Anime Films
As part of the National Multicultural Festival the Embassy of Japan is proud to present three studio Ghibli animation classics.

The movies that will be shown are:

Nausicaa – The Valley of the Wind. – Thursday, 24 February 2010

Kiki’s Delivery Service – Friday, 25 February 2010

Howl’s Moving Castle – Sunday, 27 February 2010

All movies will be shown at the National Library of Australia (Parkes Place, Barton).

Admission is free and no booking is necessary.


The next O-Shaberikai will be held on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 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.

News from Japan

Nara sock pervert apprehended.

Have a great week,

JETAA President

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