Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 26 February 2010

  • Free Anime films – Tonight and Sunday!
  • JETAA NY Magazine
  • Next JETAA event
  • O-Shaberikai
  • Rakugo Lecture and Performance
  • AJS Pitch and Putt Mini Golf Day
  • News from Japan

Free Anime Films – Tonight and Sunday -please note corrected ratings

As part of the National Multicultural Festival the Embassy of Japan is proud to present Studio Ghibli animation classics.

The movies that will be shown are:

Kiki’s Delivery Service – 6:30 pm Friday, 26 February 2010 Rated “G”

Howl’s Moving Castle – 2:30 pm Sunday, 27 February 2010 Rated “PG”

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

Admission is free and no booking is necessary.

JETAA NY Magazine

Our chums in the Large Apple have once again produced a corker of a magazine. In this issue, they interview the “Martha Stewart of Japan” Harumi Kurihara and JET alum filmmaker and Harimaya Bridge writer/director Aaron Woofolk. Check it out here:

They are also taking on new writers if you’d like to provide some “local international coverage” of your chapter to appear in our pages. Contact Justin at magazine for details

Next JETAA event

The next scheduled JETAA event will be the AGM, due to our auditing requirements with both CLAIR and the ACT Government we are not sure when this will be.

In the meantime, if you’d like to run a JETAA event (small or large) please contact Murray (woodford_murray) and we’ll see what we can do to support this event.


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.

Rakugo Lecture and Performance

Time/Date: 7:30-8:30pm Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Venue: The Street Theatre
(Cnr. Childer St. & University Ave. Canberra City)
Admission: Free (bookings essential)
Booking & Enquiries: Embassy of Japan
02 6272 7268 or cultural

Rakugo can be best described as Japanese comedic storytelling much like Western stand-up comedy, except entertainers are seated on their heels in the seiza position for the duration of the performance.

Rakugo storytellers wear traditional Japanese clothes and use fans and hand towels as props. Differentiation of characters is accomplished through changes in pitch, tone, style, facial expression and head position. Audience members are encouraged to imagine the story in their minds while listening to the entertainer.

The performance will introduce the audience to Japanese comedic performing art and showcase the differences between traditional Western and Japanese humour.

AJS Pitch and Putt Mini Golf Day

Date: Saturday 20 March 2010

Time: 4pm tee off event concludes at 6.30pm

Cost: $20 per person – includes admission and equipment Booking closes on Monday 15 March

Venue: Canberra International Golf Centre
Cnr. Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Drive, Narrabundah

Booking and more information:
Eriko Prior eriko.prior or 02 6272 7268

Children over 10 welcome to participate.

News from Japan

Japanese youth hassled by haiku – thanks for the link, Keith!

Have a great week,

JETAA President

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