Canberra JETAA Inc E-mail for Week Ending 18th February 2011

  • JETAA Canberra Newsletter
  • O-Shaberikai
  • AJSACT Shinnenkai Part Duex
  • Beer for Sale!!
  • News from Japan


Oshab is fast approaching again!

March 2nd will be 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! For the new folks in town, we do this every month and have a good mix of Japanese and local JETs, AJS and other folks interested in JET and Japan. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please RSVP with me at by 4pm Tuesday 1st March so I can make the booking. We usually have quite afew people, so let me know ASAP.

AJSACT Shinnenkai Part Duex

Some news from our friends with the AJS; both an additional Shinnenkai and a bit of golf!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Shinnenkai at Kagawa Restaurant on Thursday 10th February. The interest was so great we were not able to accommodate everyone on that evening so will be holding another Shinnenkai on Tuesday 1st March at 6.30PM. Kagawa are offering a different menu so any who attended the last dinner are welcome to attend this next dinner, although preference will be given to those who were unable to be accommodated on the 10th. As those who attended on the 10th can attest, the food is excellent and the atmosphere lively. Don’t hesitate, join us at Kagawa on the 1st March.

On Saturday 5th March we will be holding our Pitch n Putt Day from 4PM at the Canberra International Golf Centre, Narrabundah.

If you’re interested let me know at and I’ll send you a copy of the RSVP form, or you can contact Eriko Prior.

Please see details below:


Players will tee off at 4pmin small groups. Please contact Eriko Prior at erikoprior ,0412 910 647 or 6231 5368 for more information.

Date: Saturday5 March 2011

Time: 4pmtee off

Cost: $18per person includes admission and equipment.

Where: CanberraInternational Golf Centre

Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave. and Hindmarsh Drive, Narrabundah


Beer for Sale!!

Much to our surprise we still have a few cases of beer left over from the Nara Candle Fest. We’re offering them for reduced prices to anyone that wants them. Please e-mail me at if you’re interested. I believe we’ve got one case of Asahi and a couple of Kirin, so hurry! First come, first served.


News from Japan

From the BBC:

Climbing back up

“Japan’s economic outlook is more positive and it is gradually emerging from a slowdown, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has said in a statement.”

A Boost for Supporters of the JET Programme
“Tokyo – Japan’s Young Fight for Work at Home and Abroad”

Have a great week!


Adam C. Gastineau

President JETAA Canberra

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