Welcome to the inaugural JETAAWA newsletter from the new committee, including myself, your new media rep. The first test of my media powers is bending Gmail to my will – hopefully this all goes fine.
Below you’ll find the usual blend of useful Japan-related information and events in WA. Hope to see some of you there,
1. We have been contacted by a representative at INPEX, the Japanese resource company; they are looking for someone in Perth that can provide cultural awareness training sessions for Australian recruits who will be working with/for Japanese staff, and potentially visiting Japan in the future. If you are able to provide such a service, please contact Matthew Banks at INPEX (08 6213 6763; firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. There’s a position available at the Japanese Consulate in Perth for a Housekeeper: if you or someone you know is interested the details are on Seek:
3. Part-time job in Japan: OTC, a language services provider based in Kansai, is looking for a part-time native English teacher who can help with an evening class in Toyama. This is a short course of 4 sessions but there is the possibility of repeat contracts in the future. Please contact Ms Okada at email@example.com, with a resume and/or cover letter.
Time: 5:30-7:30pm (2 hours)
Day: Every Monday
Course Period: May 20th – June 10th (4 sessions)
Hourly Rate: 4000yen, plus an additional 500yen per hour paid upon completion of the course. Travel expenses between the teacher’s residence and the class are fully reimbursed.
1. If you would like to support our fellow Japan-related club, The Australia Japan Society of WA, while also receiving a wide range of discounts on restaurants, hotels, attractions and more, check out their fundraising Entertainment Book (see attachment for details)
2. The Department of State Development is co-sponsoring a women’s business luncheon on Friday 10th May, the “Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon”; the international guest speaker, Melanie Brock, will be discussing the Japanese market (see attachment for details):
3. The WA Bonsai Exhibition will be held on the 4th and 5th of May at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, at the corner of Wellington Road and Mangini Street.
4. Former JET and former Vice-President of JETAADC, Nick Harling, has started a new podcast series entitled Let’s talk Japan – subscribe on iTunes or visit www.letstalkjapan.com to check it out.
5. The new CLAIR newsletter is attached – it has a nice little featurette on Tokushima prefecture, along with some information on staff changes at the CLAIR office in Sydney:
6. KaiWA is on every second Thursday at 43 Below, on the corner of Hay St and Barrack St in the CBD; head down to practice your Japanese/English skills and meet some like-minded good people. Upcoming dates are: Wednesday April 24th (rescheduled because of ANZAC day), Thursday May 9th and Thursday May 23rd.
7. At the JETAAWA AGM in March a new committee was elected – details of the committee members, along with information on events held last year and other discussions, is in the attached minutes:
That’s all folks!