Sorry to have been remiss in updates! Things at the ANU have become a bit problematic as of late, which means that I’ve been scrambling there and so have failed to write for a while. That said, here goes nothing!
The first Wednesday of the month is upon us, and that means one thing… Oshaberikai! Our next monthly get together will be Wednesday September 7th at Coo Izakaiya in Civic. Please RSVP with me at imoriyama05 so that we can get an accurate head count.
I know we’ve got some new sign-ups who may not have attended the event before so here’s how it works. RSVP with me by tomorrow 12:00pm, and we’ll get you a seat. Things kick off at 6:00pm at Coo (15 East Row, Civic).
Usually we have about 15-20 JET Alumni, Japanese ex-pats, and other folks with Japan related experience or an interest in the country. It’s a great opportunity to network or just meet other members of the Australia/Japan community.
A bit of news from our friends at AJS, just in case you haven’t seen it yet.
It is my pleasure to invite you to our Annual Dinner on Friday 23rd September. His Excellency Ambassador Sato will be our special guest and Dr Carol Hayes will be our guest speaker. We will also be celebrating the contribution of our Past Presidents and many will be attending. Details of the dinner can be found in the accompanying attachment.
|When : Friday 23rd September from 7.00pm for a 7.30 start to meal.
Where : The Brassey of Canberra “Barton Ballroom” Belmore Gardens, Barton.
Cost : $60 per person
Dress : Lounge suit.
RSVP : By email to ajsact.presidentor mail to Australia Japan Society (ACT) Inc, GPO Box 1066, ACT 2601 by Friday 16th September
Payment : EFT to St George Bank, BSB 112-908, Acct: 437877497; cash to a committee member; or cheque to the above address.
The ANU Zakabuki is presenting their annual performance on Friday September 9th and Saturday September 10th from 6.30pm at the Papermoon Theatre ANU Arts Centre. This year’s presentation will be Yukio Mishima’s “The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love”.
For more information, please email < anukabuki >
Also, many people and groups within our community wish to make a contribution to the Tohoku Disaster Relief. I have recently taken an enquiry from an artist who wishes to put together a benefit exhibition and is interested in meeting other artists with a similar interest in Japan and in helping the people affected by the Tohoku tsunami. If you would like to know more, or know of someone who may be interested, please reply to me by email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
All right folks that’s it for now.
Adam C. Gastineau
President – JETAA Canberra