2014 Japan Film Festival Canberra Co-ordinator needed



The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is coming to Canberra in mid-October, and is seeking a passionate candidate to join the team as a Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to work behind-the-scenes for the JFF and gain valuable experience. The coordinator will be responsible for local promotions, and volunteer recruitment and coordination for pre-festival flyer distribution and to assist during the film festival.

Duration Available from 11 August – late October
Location/s JFF will be held at Capitol Cinema Manuka, Canberra. The coordinator is also expected to recommend appropriate locations and hubs around Canberra to distribute flyers.
Hours required There are no set hours but workload will increase exponentially in the four weeks leading up to and during the Festival.
Payment $1000 incl. GST
Duties See attached PDF flyer



2nd hand book sale, Sat-Sun, 19-20 Jul



The Japan Centre, Department of East Asian Studies, School of Culture, History & Language, College of Asia & the Pacific, ANU, in conjunction with the ANU Japan Club and the ANU Kabuki Club, is planning to hold another “Japan-related Secondhand Book Sale”.  The inaugural book sale was held in 2011 as a fundraising activity for people in Japan affected by the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami, and was such a great success that we plan to continue with them into the future.

Event Japan-related secondhand book sale
Date Sat 19th – Sun 20th July
Where Level 3, Baldessin Precinct Building (BPB; commonly known as the Asian Studies Building; Bldg.#110), ANU
Please see : http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/largemap.asp (Grid E-2)
Please note: Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday in any car park on campus.
Times 10:00am – 4:00pm each day
Food/drinks Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be served along with cakes and sembei. (All proceeds will be treated as donations.)
Prices Magazines&Manga ($1.00), Bunko-bon&Shinsho-ban ($2.00), Books&Monographs ($5.00-$10.00), CDs ($3.00), DVDs ($5.00), etc.
Info Shun Ikeda, Co-ordinator, Japan Centre
T: 6125-4030 (W) M: 0435-917-800 E: Shun.Ikeda@anu.edu.auKaima Negishi, Events Co-ordinator, Department of East Asian Studies
M: 0424-370-108 E: Kaima.Negishi@anu.edu.au

They would appreciate it if you could donate unwanted books, magazines, comic books, CDs and DVDs at any time before Friday 18 July.  However, they would like to limit the offerings to Japanese-language material or material related to Japan in any language.

Please bring your donations to the “Yukari-no-ma (Tatami Room)”, Level 3, BPB (as above) by Friday 18 July.  If you have many donations and they are too heavy to carry, please let them know and they will come to your place to collect them.

They are also seeking helpers before the sale to sort out books and other items as well as on the day of the sale both in the “Book Sale” section and “Refreshments” area.  Those who are willing to help, please let them know.  Please disseminate this notice widely amongst your family, friends, acquaintances and business colleagues.


Stars of the Tokyo stage, 19 Jul – 12 Oct


Stars of the Tokyo stage is a window into the glamorous world of Japan’s kabuki theatre during the 1920s and 30s. The exhibition focuses on the arresting actor prints created by Tokyo artist Natori Shunsen (1886–1960) during a modern revival in Japanese theatre and printmaking.

Shunsen’s portraits reveal a deep engagement with kabuki. Made for fans, they depict leading actors as characters from kabuki’s repertoire of historical dramas, domestic plays, comedies, tragedies, crime thrillers and supernatural epics. The images capture the exaggerated expressions, flamboyant costumes, makeup and dramatic poses of the theatrical form.

Event Stars of the Tokyo stage: Natori Shunsen’s kabuki actor prints
Date 19 July – 12 October 2014
Where National Gallery of Australia
Web http://bit.ly/1qKSxE4
Flyer Stars of Tokyo Stage


Annual General Meeting, Fri, 18 July

Empty Conference Room

It is time again for our Annual General Meeting.  It’s been a great year of rebuilding so far and we have some cool plans for next year, but we are also wanting to hear about what works for members and what doesn’t.  Our AGM is the first part of that plan, so please come along and let us know your thoughts and suggestions or critiques.

If you would like to get more involved and nominate yourself to be part of the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer) or the General Committee (Webmaster/Social Media Person, Social Coordinator), please send your nomination and a brief blurb about yourself and why you would be good for the position to our current Vice President/Secretary, Adam Gastineau at: vice.president@jetaacanberra.org .

If you can’t make make it and would like to appoint someone as your proxy for voting purposes please send Adam an email at the above VP email address, stating your name, whether you are a full member (ie, ex-JET) or associate member, the date of the AGM (18 July 2014) and who you want to nominate as your proxy. Clicking on this link will create a pro forma email that has all the necessary details.

One of the things we will be voting on are proposed changes to our Charter. The proposed changes mainly relate to tightening up wording relating to membership and the Executive Committee, and also  changing face of JETAA and what me might consider our role to be in the Japan and Canberra community.

A copy of the Charter with proposed changes can be found on our website here:


Please note: these are just suggestions at this point, put together by several members and we would appreciate any feedback you might have, either at the AGM or by email before the AGM if you can’t make it.

Hopefully we can wrap it up reasonably quickly and grab some food and drinks together afterwards!

Event JETAA 2014 Annual General Meeting
Date Friday, 18 July 2014
Where Civic Library, Mezzanine Level meeting room
Time 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Proxies Send your proxy votes to vice.president@jetaacanberra.org no later than 6:00pm, Thursday, 10 April, 2014.

We look forward to see you at the meeting.