Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM last Saturday. We had a really good turn-out and it looks like the new committee will be a blend of youth and experience that should guide JETAA into a very successful 2010-11.
The new President, Adam Gastineau, is unable to take over the weekly e-mail immediately but rest assured as soon as his exams are over he will take up his office with the dignity and gravitas you have come to expect from the executive arm of Canberra JETAA Inc. Stand by for some pretty good events – more on that once the 2010-11 calendar is finalised.
Finally, I would like to thank all members and friends of JETAA for their support over the last three years of my presidency (and the two years before that as Treasurer) and encourage everyone to support the upcoming JETAA events.
Hayato Miyazaki animation screenings – free admission!
Saturday July 3, 2010 12:30pm Spirited Away
FREE ADMISSION / No bookings required
All films are 35mm prints
The next O-shaberikai is scheduled to be held on will be held on Wednesday, 7 July 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.
News from Japan
As a new Prime Minster takes office, Japan Honda has to deal with labour problems (fancy being upset that Japanese employees make up to 50 times more than the locals) in their offshore plant;
Japan news isn’t all bad, easily-infulenced young Japanese men are moving away from the girly man look and are embracing the ‘ora ora’ look. The ‘ora ora’ key words are outlaw and tough guy – just the thing to get one through tough economic times.
Have a great week,