Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 5th November 2010

All about cultural events this week!

  • Japanese Film Festival
  • East Asian Economic Lecture
  • Tanka Book Launch
  • News from Japan

Japanese Film Festival

Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive is presenting THE 14th JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL starting next week 10/11/2010 at the Ark Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive.


Date: Wednesday 10 November
Time: 7:00pm
Title: ABOUT HER BROTHER, 2010 u/c 18+
Contact: (02) 6248 2000

The program offers a total of 13 Japanese films shown at the Arc Cinema from 10/11/2010 to 21/11/2010. Please see attached flyer or the website for more details.

Tickets are $11 adults $9 Concessions for the rest of the program after the Opening Night. For bookings and inquiries, please contact the National Film and Sound Archive.

East Asian Economic Lecture

On Friday 19th November at 5:30PM the Embassy of Japan and the Australia Japan Research Centre are hosting a lecture on East Asian regional economic integration by Professor Shujiro Urata at the Crawford School of Economics and Government

5:30 pm Friday 19 November 2010

Molonglo Theatre

Crawford School of Economics & Government

College of Asia & the Pacific

Lennox Crossing ACTON ACT

Professor Urata has been Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University since 2005. He has been a Research Fellow in the Japan Centre for Economic Research since 1996 and a Faculty Fellow in the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry since 2001. He is the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of ERIA. Professor Urata specialises in International Economics and Development Economics. He will have attended the APEC meetings in Yokohama.

For enquiries please contact the AJRC T: +61 6125 0168 E: RSVP requested

Tanka Book Launch

For the poets among us.

Mr. Katsutoshi Miyakawa, from the Cultural Centre at the Japanese Embassy will open this event

at 4pm sharp on Sunday28 November 2010 in the Bogong Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre

Ainslie Avenue, Braddon

Ms. Beverley George, editor of Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal will launch the books.

There will be three reading performances:

Ms Tanaka and Amelia will read bilingually from Breast Clouds, accompanied by Rupert Summerson on the shakuhachi flute;

Saeko and Amelia will read bilingually from Weaver Birds, accompanied by Mary McKenzieon the recorder;

Amelia, David Terelinck and Kathy Kituai will read from Light on Water.

Light refreshments will be served.

Books will be available for purchase at $20 a copy, by cash or cheque (no EFTPOS)

RSVP for catering purposes

to Amelia at or 6166 1286

or Saeko at or 6251 1723

News from Japan

Take me out to the ball game…that NEVER ENDS!

“NAGOYA–The longest game in Japan Series history ended in a 2-2 tie on Saturday night at Nagoya Dome, ensuring there would be a Game 7 here on Sunday.”

Yokohama gets ready for APEC

“YOKOHAMA-Tension was building in and around Yokohama’s Minato-Mirai area Saturday, the day before a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum was to begin at a convention center in the district.”

Have a great week folks!


Adam C. Gastineau

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