Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 30 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:
The next practice will be held on Saturday 1st May 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 Drums 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, 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.

Download the flyer here

News from Japan

Musical ‘Prince of Tennis’ a smash hit
The story begins in Golden Week 2003, when a musical based on one of the most popular sports manga of the day, “Tennis no Oujisama” (“The Prince of Tennis”), made its debut. The story concerns a 12-year-old prodigy’s struggle to enter his new junior high’s sports club. The musical adaptation was simple at first, with stage time divided between mimed tennis matches, dance numbers and rousing fight songs. It had a five-day run at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Ikebukuro.

Have a great week,


JETAA Treasurer

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