Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 9 April 2010

  • Softball
  • Exhibition – Ephemeral but Eternal Words
  • O-Shaberikai
  • News from Japan


The next softball challenge day will be held on Saturday, 15 May 2010 at Fellows Oval ANU from noon – 4.00pm.

JETAA usually form a combined team with the AJS and CJC. Please contact team skipper, Tsuyoshi, for more details and to nominate a preferred practice time at:


More details, including practice times, will be announced in upcoming weekly e-mails.

Come along, join the team and have some fun!

Exhibition – Ephemeral but Eternal Words

6 April 2010 – 1 May 2010
School of Art Gallery, ANU (Blg 105 Ellery Cres, Acton)

This exhibition, Ephemeral but Eternal Words: Traces of Asia, showcases the significance of words and writing through the brush and lens of four artists with connections to Asia: Tsubasa Kimura, Chihiro Minato, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. Working in various media and styles—from calligraphy and painting to photography and mixed media—the ‘writing’ presented in this exhibition are physical traces of time and space, embodying what is ephemeral and what is eternal in our life. We leave traces of ourselves throughout life, be it visible or invisible. Words, whether spoken, written, imagined or visualised, are traces unique to humans. Some words disappear while others remain only in memory or leave physical traces as writing or text. These traces are the theme of this exhibition.


The next O-Shaberikai is scheduled to be held on will be held on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 at a venue to be announced from 5.30pm onwards.

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

First time ever – Tokyo district mayor takes paternity leave

JETAA wholeheartedly supports fathers taking paternity leave.

Have a great week,

JETAA President

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