- O-Shaberikai Time
- December BBQ
- Oceania Annual Conference
- News from Japan
Oshab time has come again!
This coming Wednesday 1st December is our monthly meetup at Coo Izakaiya. As usual things kick off from 6pm at Coo Izakaiya at 15 East Row in the City. Come on out and say hello!
Please RSVP with me at [email protected] by 4pm Tuesday 30th November so I can make the booking. We usually have quite afew people, so let me know ASAP.
Start of Summer BBQ
Just a reminder that our Start of Summer BBQ will take place in TWO WEEKS!
The event will take place at Nara Park on the 12th of December. The grills fire up at noon.
Various favorite deities willing,(clap, clap, clap) the weather will be good, so come on out for a bit of BBQ and a brewski.
Please RSVP to [email protected] by DECEMBER 9TH so we know how much food n’ stuff to bring out. If you are a vegetarian please let us know, we want to be sure that we’ve got plenty of tasty treats for all.
Oceania Annual Conference
The annual Oceania JETAA conference took place from the 18th to the 22nd in Perth this year. I had a family emergency that called me back to the States, and so was unable to attend. However, Lachlan Grant was kind enough to step in and make the trek to sunny WA on our behalf. Details of the conference, and issues discussed, will follow in upcoming newsletters. A HUGE thank you to Lachlan for stepping up to the plate on such short notice and providing JETAA Canberra with representation at the event.
A mix of Japanese and Western Media
“TOKYO – Metropolitan police are stepping up a crackdown on illegal adult entertainment businesses run by people who have escaped from North Korea, fearing that some may be North Korean spies posing as defectors.” (Mainichi Shinbun)
“CANBERRAAustralian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd vowed Tuesday to clear the way for the long-term supply of the country’s rare-earth metals to Japan amid supply worries surrounding China, the world’s biggest producer of the metals” (Wall Street Journal)
Hope to see everyone out on Wednesday!
Adam C. Gastineau
President JETAA Canberra