会 WA (kaiWA) is a
casual get-together of Japanese and Australians held every second
Thursday. Hosted and organised by the JET Program Alumni
Association of WA (JETAA WA), kaiWA is a great
chance to practise your Japanese,
make Japanese friends and learn more about teaching English in Japan on the JET Programme.
held at 43 Below on the corner of Hay Street and Barrack Street in Perth,
and will be held on August 9 and 23. It starts at 5:30pm and runs until about 8:30-9pm, so there is no need to
worry if you can’t be there at the starting time.
information on the JET Program Alumni Association of WA, please check
their website above and for information on the JET Programme please check
the following site.
is another casual get-together of Australians and Japanese, held on
Saturday afternoons at the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre
from 2 to 4pm. For more details please call the Centre on 9385 9002 or
visit their website.
Meetings of the Bonsai Society of WA
and Bonsai Workshop Inc.
Meetings of the Bonsai Society of
WA are held on the last Monday of each month and include
demonstrations, lectures, films, advice and a display of members' trees.
The Bonsai Society also holds regular workshops and other events; for
more information please click on the above link.
Meetings of the Bonsai Workshop
Inc. are held on the last Saturday of each month. Members can bring
their trees to work on, receive advice and watch others at work. For more
information please click on the above link.
Consulate-General of Japan in Perth is not affiliated with any event
unless otherwise stated - for further details please contact the event organisers
directly. The Consulate-General is not responsible for the content of
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2012 Japanese Language Proficiency Test
This year’s Japanese Language
Proficiency Test is drawing into view and will be held at Curtin University
on the 2nd of December. With applications now open and closing
at 4.30pm on September 21st now is the time to think about your
study plan. More details can be found on the Curtin University
School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages here.
Video Matsuri Contest 2012 and Art Speaks Japanese Comes Alive!
The Japan Foundation presents its Video Matsuri Contest 2012 and Art
Speaks Japanese Comes Alive! Contest 2012. In the video contest, students
are to produce a short film of up to three minutes. There are no
restrictions on theme or style but all videos must include some Japanese
language. In the art contest, students become familiar with a resource kit
called Art Speaks Japanese, and create their own artwork based on that,
again including some Japanese language. Entries for both contests close on
September 28. More information on the video contest can be found here
and information on the art contest (including past winners and photo
COLOURS OF THE EAST – A
selection of photographs of Japan and other parts of Asia
For all those interested in Japan, photography or especially those
who enjoy both, an upcoming exhibition at Little Creatures Gallery in
Fremantle will be of interest. Former JET Programme participant Simone
Addison will exhibit some of her fine collection of images which will no
doubt remind many who have visited Japan of its natural and cultural
Opening Night: Wednesday 26th September at 7pm
Exhibition runs from 26th September
till 31st October
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-late, Sat-Sun 9am-late
Little Creatures Brewery Upstairs Gallery
40 Mews Road Fremantle
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Phrase of the
Nanakorobi yaoki is
another positive phrase and follows on well from last month’s isshokenmei. Like isshokenmei it is a phrase composed
of four characters or 四字熟語 (yojijukugo). Literally it can be
translated as “seven falls, eight get up” or “to fall over seven times and
get up eight times”. Naturally, this great phrase is not only applicable to
the horribly accident prone but to anyone who faces the ups and downs of
everyday life. It can be used to express ones’ triumph over such adversity
too. A popular alternative reading of these same characters is 七転八起 (Shichitenhakki) which has exactly the same meaning and some
people may only know this reading.
Watch Japan Now
Shedding light on
interesting people, figures and trends, “Watch Japan Now” brings you compact
and accessible updates.
pets in Fukushima! American woman reaches out to cats and dogs left in
evacuation zone (August 24, 2012)
tax hike approved—a small but significant step toward fiscal rehabilitation
Strong Desire for Peace Sent out to the World： Peace Ceremonies held in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki on the 67th anniversaries of Atom Bombing (August 9, 2012)
Japan provides Japanophiles with a world of engrossing information on Japan
in all fields, from traditional culture to the latest fashions. http://web-japan.org/
NORYO – Enjoy
summer in a “cool” way (August 2012)
Traditional Garment for Summer (August 2012)
Also new to Web Japan is a
downloadable version of the popular "niponica" magazine about
issue: "Japan： Eco-friendly
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