1. URGENT: UNI VISITS
The Consulate-General has organised for information sessions to be held at the various universities in Perth over the next 2 weeks.
We are urgently looking for JETAAWA members who might be able to present at the seminars, which would basically be watching a DVD and then responding to any questions from attendees.
Delegates from the Consulate-General will also be attending – you won’t be alone! There is a $70 gratuity offered.
The schedule is:
Tuesday 4 September 2012, 1-2pm: UWA (SSLR1)
Wednesday 5 September 2012, 1-2pm: Curtin (LT213, room 101)
Thursday 6 September 2012, 1230-130pm: Murdoch (ECL3)
Tuesday 11 September 2012, 130pm: ECU Mt Lawley (venue TBC)
We are particularly looking for people to cover UWA (urgently!) and ECU.
Please let us know if you can assist (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can give you more details.
2. JOB/MENTORING OPPORTUNITY
We have also received a request for assistance from Oakajee Port & Rail, which might be right up the alley of some of our members.
Oakajee is searching to find someone who may be able to assist its team in a coaching/mentoring/consultancy role to increase its understanding, at a deeper level, the cultural differences which emanate between a relatively newly-formed group of Australian managers and a very large and well established Japanese company as an owner.
The intent is to help the local team really try and ‘walk in the shoes’ of the Japanese owner in terms of trying to understand the workings/processes/procedures/organisational culture, including decision-making, that will stem from Tokyo and also play out in Perth, in order to assist the local team to be as effective as possible.
At this stage, Oakajee is looking to brief someone and then spend at least a few hours as a team with that person and then perhaps even foster an ongoing relationship with them. A perfect ‘cv’ might be someone who has indeed worked inside a really large Japanese corporation, lived in Japan and fully understands Japanese business culture beyond a superficial level.
If this is a skill set/undertaking that you have, please contact email@example.com and we will pass on your details.
3. PHOTO EXHIBITION
JETAAWA member Simone Addison is an AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) accredited photographer working in Perth and surrounding areas. Her photography covers everything from portraits, weddings, corporate and landscapes. From 2009-2010, she was on JET in Osaka City. An exhibition two years in the making, she has now selected a collection of images to put on display the time she spent travelling around Japan and other parts of Asia.
The details are as follows:
Title: Colours of the East – Images of Japan and other parts of Asia
Location: Little Creatures Brewery (40 Mews Rd, Fremantle)
Date running: Wed 26th Sept – Wed 31st Oct 2012 (Opening night 7pm Wed 26th Sept)
All images will be on sale and can be purchased by directly contacting Simone on 0438 923 836 (business cards and information will be provided at the exhibition).
An image of the flyer that accompanies the exhibition is also attached. Please feel free to pass it along to anyone who you think will be interested.
4. REEL ANIME
Showcasing four of the freshest anime feature films this side of Tokyo, REEL ANIME will screen at Luna Cinemas Leederville from Thurs Sept 13 to Wed Sept 26 2012 with a Special Opening Night Celebration on Thursday Sept 13 from 6.45 prior to the screening of Wolf Children. More details here and there.
kaiWA continues at 43 Below every second Thursday from 530pm. Come along and polish up your Japanese or make some new friends through language exchange.
In September 2012, kaiWA is Thursdays 6 and 20.
6. ONE WORLD ART
Chubu Airport is hosting the One World Art Festival in October 2012. If you know of anyone who might be in a position to display Australian art there, please see the attached flyer (Japanese only):