Canberra JETAA E-mail for Week Ending 3rd June 2011

  • June Oshaberikai
  • Trivia Night Update
  • Upcoming Japan Relief Events
  • News from Japan
  • June Oshaberikai

In the aftermath of the grand trivia night last week we decided to push back our monthly Oshaberikai to this coming Wednesday the 8th of June.

As usual we will be at Coo Izakaiya in Civic from 6pm. Please RSVP with me at imoriyama05 so we can get an accurate head count for the table.

I also must apologize to those who showed up last week. Apparently we had at least one forlorn Oshaberikai-er who showed up to find no one there. I had meant to send out an e-mail notifying folks of the change of date, but was unable to get it done in time. I’m sorry for not letting folks know sooner.

Trivia Night

As many of you know, last Tuesday 30th of May we held our Trivia Night fundraising event.

Thanks very much to Keith, Peter, Amanda, Natalie, Luke and Yoshi for all your help in coordinating and facilitating the event! Most especially thanks to Keith for agreeing to use his considerable skills as Quizmaster to ensure that the evening went fantastically. Also, a big thank you to the Japanese Embassy, both for taking the time to come out and have some fun with us and for the loan of the PA equipment. 😉

Finally thank you to everyone who came out. We had folks from various government departments, Japan related groups in Canberra, and even a group of students from ANU!

We’re still getting exact numbers tallied about how much the event managed to raise, but I’ll have them by next week. Watch this space!

Upcoming Japan Relief Events

Speaking of fundraisers:
The next Canberra Youth Orchestra concert on 10 June 2011 (7pm, Llewellyn Hall) will be held as a charity appeal for the victims of the Japanese earthquake earlier this year.

The concert features two works by living composers, Andrian Pertout and Kanako Okamoto and both will be premieres. Both composers will be in attendance and there will be a pre-concert talk with them about their works – time tbc.

All ticket sales and donations received by CYM for this concert will be given to the charity appeal.

The concert, which also includes Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, will be 1 hour in length – the perfect length for families! Furthermore, all audience members under the age of 18 will be admitted free of charge.

So come along to hear the superb musicians of Canberra Youth Orchestra for this worthwhile cause!

News from Japan

Cool Biz is BACK!

“Japan’s “Super Cool Biz” campaign kicked off Wednesday with a government-sponsored fashion show featuring outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat.”

After Golden Week Volunteers Still Needed!

“FUKUSHIMA — Sticking by a friend’s side when times get rough is what proves one’s worth as a volunteer worker — and Fukushima Prefecture will need such help for a long time in a variety of ways, says Yasuo Seki, an official at the Fukushima Prefecture Disaster Volunteer Center.”

Have a great week!


Adam C. Gastineau

President JETAA Canberra

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