Trivia Night & Fundraiser, Sat, 30 May

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It’s time again for our annual Trivia Night and this year we will be fundraising for the Tohoku Youth Program. The program is organised by our friends at The Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc. and aims to help, in some small way, the young Japanese who lost their parents in the disastrous earthquake and tsunami on 11th March 2011.

All profits raised on the night from entry fees, games and sales of drinks will be donated to the Tohoku Youth Program.

Please feel free to bring along dinner, snacks or a hamper.

Tickets are limited, so bookings will be essential.

Our comperes for the night will be the incomparable Parker Brothers, Keith and Ken and the questions relate to both Australia and Japan, so everyone will have a chance!

We are in the process of organising prizes that can be bid on but we would love your help! We would be grateful for any brand new Japanese items in original packaging that could be offered as prizes, go towards making up a hamper or auctioned. Please let us know so we can arrange collection.

If you are a business or you know a business that could donate a prize (Japan related or otherwise), please let us know and we will promote through our social media and again on the evening as well as at Candle Festival in October.

So, get your team together, think of a name, let us know and save the date!

Where St Peter’s Church Hall, Cnr of Parkinson St & Watling Place
Date Saturday, May 30th
Time From 6:00 – 8:30pm
RSVP RSVP by Monday May 12th to: social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (if you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.  Any last minute changes will be posted to the Facebook Group.)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you there!

May Oshaberikai, Wed, 6 May

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Our March Oshaberikai and get together will be at King O’Malley’s, on Wednesday, 6th May from 6:30pm.

This month we are happy to have Misato Miyaoka come along and help out with language exchange.  Misato is an exchange student from Akita International University studying at ANU. If you have some particular Japanese you are struggling with or just want to chat, come along!  If you have a specific question, it would help out Misato if you could email it to us first so she has some time to think it over!  ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

If you can’t speak Japanese come along anyway, we all speak English too!

For those who haven’t been before here’s how it works: You only pay for what you eat/drink and JETAA Canberra provides the bar snacks

Where King O’Malley’s, 31 City Walk, Canberra
Date Wednesday, May 6
Time From 6:30pm
Why Oshaberikai and meet up
RSVP social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (if you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.  Any last minute changes will be posted to the Facebook Group.)
Menus King O’Malley’s Menu

 

Hope to see you there!

Children’s Day BBQ & Games, Sun, 3 May

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Come and help us celebrate こどもの日  (kodomo no hi), “Children’s Day” with a picnic down at Canberra Nara Park at Lennox gardens on Sunday, 3rd May.

JETAA Canberra will be provided a BBQ and drinks and games and prizes for the kids!

Everyone is welcome, but if you can RSVP so we can make sure we have enough food, it would be much appreciated.

Where: Nara Park/Lennox Gardens down by the water opposite the Yacht Club
Date Sunday, 3 May 2015
Time From 12:00 – 14:00 (12pm-2pm)
Why Celebrate Children’s Day
RSVP social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (If you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.)
Food and Drink JETAA Canberra will be providing a sausage sizzle and drinks.

The weather may not play well with us, so if you are interested in coming please consider joining the Facebook Group as that is where will be posting updates or postponement details.

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April Oshaberikai & Rakugo Performance, Wed, 1 April

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April’s Oshaberikai coincides with a charity Rakugo performance at ANU, so we thought we would combine the two!

After the performance we are going to grab a drink and some food at the Wig & Pen at Llewellyn Hall from 8:30pm.

Rakugo is a traditional Japanese vaudeville comedy performance where a lone storyteller sits in front of an audience for the duration with only a fan, a tenugui (hand towel) and their voice and accents to expound a long and very humorous story. 

Katsura Sunshine is a Canadian national who has made a personal contribution to helping the survivors of the tsunami by performing his unique brand of ‘sit down’ comedy around the world. He will be giving short performances at a number of Canberra schools and then a charity performance on Wednesday 1st April at the Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, ANU, from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. Entry is by a small donation and all proceeds will go to the AJS (ACT) Tohoku Youth Program.

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Where Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, ANU and after at the Wig & Pen pub, Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Pl, ANU
Date Wednesday, 1 April, 2015
Time 7:00pm for the performance, 8:30pm for the Wig & Pen
Why Charity Rakugo performance and catchup for Oshaberikai
RSVP Not required, but always appreciated :D – social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Cost Entry to the Rakugo performance by donation for the Tohoku Youth Program

 

Hope to see you there!

March Oshaberikai, Wed, 4 March

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Our March Oshaberikai and get together will be at King O’Malley’s, on Wednesday, 4th October from 6:30pm.

If you can’t speak Japanese come along anyway, we all speak English too!

For those who haven’t been before here’s how it works: You only pay for what you eat/drink. JETAA Canberra provides the bar snacks

Where King O’Malley’s, 31 City Walk, Canberra
Date Wednesday, March 4
Time From 6:30pm
Why Oshaberikai and meet up
RSVP social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (if you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.  Any last minute changes will be posted to the Facebook Group.)
Menus King O’Malley’s Menu

 

Hope to see you there!