Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 23 April 2010

  • O-Shaberikai
  • Softball
  • Canberra Japan Club Autumn Festival
  • Exhibition: Ephemeral but Eternal Words
  • News from Japan

The next O-Shaberikai is scheduled to be held on will be held on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 at Coo Izakaya Civic from 6pm 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. Nibbles provided by JETAA Canberra Inc, drinks at own cost.


The next softball challenge day will be held on Saturday, 15 May 2010 at Fellows Oval ANU from noon to 4.00pm.
JETAA usually form a combined team with the AJS and CJC.
Please contact team skipper, Tsuyoshi, for more details:

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The next practice will be held on Saturday 24 April from 1-3 pm at Yarralumla Neighbourhood Oval (near where Black and Schlich streets cross). Come along, join the team and have some fun!

Canberra Japan Club Autumn Festival

2 May 2010 (Sunday) 2:00 4:00pm
Majura Community Hall, 2 Rosevear Pl, Dickson

  • Japanese Drum Performance (2:30pm/3:30pm)
  • Yo-yo Performance (2:15pm/3:15pm)
  • Food (Takoyaki, Zenzai, etc)
  • Water balloons, origami


Exhibition: Ephemeral but Eternal Words
6 April 2010 to 1 May 2010 School of Art Gallery, ANU (Blg 105 Ellery Cres, Acton)
Exhibiting artists Chihiro Minato, Tsubasa Kimura, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

The physical and visual presence of writing has a special place in many Asian cultures. This exhibition 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.

Download the flyer here

Visit the ANU School of Art website


News from Japan
Japan sushi dealers feel heat from Iceland volcano

The flight chaos brought by Iceland’s volcanic eruption has impacted Japan’s sushi industry, with seafood traders looking as far as New Zealand to make up a shortfall in imports of Norwegian salmon.

Have a great week and safe travel if you are away over the Anzac day long weekend,


JETAA Treasurer

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