Newsletter June Issue

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   Australia Society Tokyo eNewsletter June 2010


President's Message by Trevor Reynolds

Greetings!  I am Trevor Reynolds, your new president for this year. Thanks to all the members who attended the May AGM and voted for me to head up the organization for 2010-11.  I will do my best to continue the success AST has achieved over the years!  Read more>>>

2010 Charity Report: Fukudenkai by Alison Reynolds

To describe my visit to our designated charity, Fukudenkai, an orphanage in Hiroo, as humbling is an understatement. It is sad that these places exist the world over, but a reality we all must accept. What is especially heartbreaking is that once taken into care, due to the lack of foster care in Japan...Read more>>>

YMCA/FCSC Charity Concert "NOCTURNE"

"NOCTURNE" by kind permission of the Australian Ambassador, Mr. Murray McLean, OAM
Thursday July 8th 2010 at the Australian Embassy 2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Featuring performances by Narimichi Kawabata on Violin & Nobuko Baba on Koto  Read more>>>
Tokyo Goannas Ball 2010
"First, if you haven't signed up for the Ball the tickets are going quickly.
This year it plans to be a cracker. It will have all the ingredients of a great Goanna Gig, Good Food, Music by Rowey, Josh and the Pres! And the normal Goanna Atmosphere. 


Upcoming Events:

Wine Challenge,  June 25, 2010  

Last chance to sign up---registration closes Monday 21st                                                            Led By Ned Goodwin, Japan's only Master of Wine.  Join us for an evening of Blind tastings from Australia, New Zealand and others.  Get your friends together for an evening of fun and education. Take the wine challenge for a chance to win a prize.  Read more>>>

Coffee Morning,  June 24, 2010

A great chance to meet Australian families in Tokyo.  Read more>>>  

Past Events:

The Spring Family BBQ Report by Bindi Codrington and Sophie Lappin

The Spring Family BBQ held on Sunday the 16th May was a great success.  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  A sell out event with over 250 adults and children in attendance.  A beautiful sunny afternoon provided the perfect backdrop for a hula hoop and football competition...Read more>>>

 What's on in Japan

Enzyme bath:  Japanese rejuvenating heat treatment by Kuniko Noguchi

Though it is called enzyme bath (‘kouso buro’ in Japanese), the enzyme bath is not filled with hot water, but is covered with what looks like brown sand.  Actually this is a blend of finely shaved Hinoki tree chips and enzyme extracted from 110 kinds of plants, and they generate a natural source of heat by fermentation when they are mixed together.  Read more>>>



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