WA Okonomiyaki BBQ
WA is hosting its annual Okonomiyaki BBQ, a free and
family-friendly event in Kings Park on Sunday, February 3. There will be
games and activities (including suika-wari!)
as well as plenty of Okonomiyaki on offer. Please
RSVP by February 1 for catering purposes. See here for more details.
Australia-Japan Society is holding a Lawn Bowls event at Mosman Park Lawn Bowls Club on Tuesday February 12 at
6:15pm. It is open to members and non-members. Please click here for more information and RSVP by February 6.
Tourism Agency invites you to share your WOW! moments
from your time in Japan for the chance to win some great prizes. If you
travel to Japan and post a photo from your trip, you can win one of many
cool experiences such as a trip to Japan and one day as the lord of a
castle, a one-day ninja experience or all-you-can-eat-sushi at a Michelin
Two Star Restaurant. Click here for a full list of prizes.
contest ends on February 15, 2013. For more information and to enter the
contest, please click here.
Perth International Arts Festival
The Perth International Arts Festival
will run from February 8 – March 2 this year. Renowned pianists Philip
Glass, Maki Namekawa and Sally Whitwell will
perform the Philip Glass Complete Piano Etudes on Saturday February 16. Philip
Glass has been at the forefront of modern music for over half a century. In
this special performance of three parts, Glass is joined by Maki Namekawa and Sally Whitwell. Long-time collaborator
Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa has established
herself as a standout interpreter of Philip Glass’ music and Australian
pianist Sally Whitwell’s performance of his work won her the coveted ARIA
for Best Classical Album in 2011. This extraordinary Perth Festival
performance, celebrating and unveiling work by one of the defining
composers of our time is truly a once in a lifetime event. Please
click here for more information.
PHRASE OF THE
The word komorebi refers
to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. The interaction
between sunlight and trees is a rarely thought about, but beautiful thing.
trees in Nagano Prefecture
WATCH JAPAN NOW
light on interesting people, figures and trends, ‘Watch Japan Now’ brings
you compact and accessible updates.
Mokuiku (October 17)
LISTEN JAPAN NOW
Catch the ‘Konnichiwa’
Japanese and English radio program on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm on 107.3
Web 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/.
Kids Web Japan: Hi-tech – World’s Top Solar Car Technology (January 21)
Trends in Japan: Food & Travel – Tono (January 21)
Trends in Japan: Tech & Life – Water Plaza Kitakyushu (January 15)
Trends in Japan: Pop Culture – Novelty Cafes (January 15)
Trends in Japan: Street Style – Vol. 6 Autumn 2012 (January 7)
Kids Web Japan: What's Cool – Wadaiko: Japanese Drums Thundering & Dramatic Performance (December 25)
Also available on Web Japan is a downloadable version of the popular niponica magazine about Japanese culture. Current issue: "Delicious Japan".
CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
kaiWA is held every
second Thursday at 43 Below
on the corner of Hay Street and Barrack Street in Perth. 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
information on the JET Program Alumni Association of WA, please check their
website above and for information on the JET Programme please check the
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.
Website of the Consulate-General of Japan in Perth:
Enquiries: 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
and Visa Enquiries: 9am to 12:30pm, 2pm to 4pm
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