November is always the busiest month for JETAAWA and this year is no exception. We have some big events we are organising or involved in and some other news to report – read on!
1. CAREERS SEMINAR
Every year JETAAWA organises this seminar for students, ex-JETs and others who are interested in working in a Japanese company or in Japanese-related industries either in Australia or globally.
This year the seminar is from 545pm (starting 6pm sharp) on Tuesday 8 November 2011 at UWA Social Sciences Lecture Theatre 1. Details are on facebook here.
A number of speakers will be presenting at the seminar to talk about how they began employment and their experiences. Speakers will include those from resources, commercial, educational, translation and other professional fields, many of whom participated in JET themselves.There will also be a presentation on the JET Programme itself, for prospective participants.
The seminar is a great introduction to Japan-related careers and an opportunity to meet with people who are using Japanese knowledge in the workplace.
Entry is free and open to all so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook ASAP!
2. RETURNEES HANAMI
On Sunday 20 November 2011 from 3pm-7pmish, we will be holding a combined hanami – returnees welcome-back party under the beautiful jacaranda in Hyde Park in North Perth.
Some food will be provided but drinks are BYO, except for the returnees: we’ve got you covered with some cho-traditional beer and tantakatan to get you in the mood to pen some haiku and reminisce under the purple.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by 18 November. This is open to the general public but we need RSVPs so don’t just show up!
3. CHARITY GYOZA
On Sunday 27 November 2011 we will be cooking gyoza in “Genki Japan”, the Japanese Association’s reformed bunkasai, which this year is a fundraiser for the nuclear/natural disasters that have affected Japan since March this year.
Entry is from 9:30 with stalls and a charity concert starting from 10am and running until 3pm. The venue is the Japanese School in Perth, 20 Kalinda Drive, City Beach.
Come along and enjoy the authentic matsuri atmosphere, JETAAWA’s ever-popular gyoza, and your contribution to charity.
If you are interested in helping cook at some stage throughout the day, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – you would be most welcome!
4. JAPANESE HISTORY CONFERENCE
Murdoch University is hosting an international conference, the 4th Japanese History Workshop Australia, inviting 24 scholars from 13 universities in 7 countries to Murdoch campus. Keynote Speakers are Professor Richard Rubinger (University of Indiana, USA), Professor Koichiro Matsuda (Rikkyo University, Japan) and Dr Barak Kushner (University of Cambridge, UK).
When: From Wednesday 30 November to Friday 2 December, 2011
Where: ECL Lecture Theatre 3, Murdoch University (Murdoch campus, South Street, Murdoch)
RSVP: by Wednesday 16 November to Tamara Dent at email@example.com or 9360 2263
Please see the flyer attached for further details. JETAAWA members are welcome to attend.
kaiWA continues every second Thursday from 530pm at 43 Below on the corner of Hay and Barrack Streets. It’s a great place to polish your Japanese, make new friends and help Japanese tourists get to know the real Perth.
Upcoming dates are 3/11 and 17/11.