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JAC Camp & Japanese Exchange Students! ✿

July 11, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys! How's break going for you all? :D Apologies for the very very late newsletter
but with Sem 2 coming up in a couple of week's time, we've got a lot of events coming up
that will hopefully interest you all, including some fun meet-ups with the Meiji and Tohoku
exchange students (。◕ˇε ˇ◕。)♡

I also hope you're all getting geared up for our JAC Camp in a week's time 'cause we're
having a blast planning everything!! *cue evil laughter* お楽しみに!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAC Camp!!


DATE: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th July

LOCATION: Stanwell Tops Conference Centre

COST: $163

WHAT: JAC Camp has found a new home! If you love late night chill times with your friends, 
meeting new besties and getting up to all sorts of crazy shenanigans, then this is the camp 
for you :D
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/539297036209744/

JASS x Anime@UTS x DC Calligraphy Workshop


DATE: Tuesday 21st July 2 - 4pm 

LOCATION: The Japan Foundation

COST: $3 for JASS/Anime@UTS/DC members, $8 for non-members

WHAT: Sydney-based artist Chris Yee will be holding a workshop and teaching us how to
achieve his manga-inspired calligraphy illustration style. You'll have the opportunity to
practice and get feedback from someone who's worked with Vivid Sydney, Redbull and
more! You must register for this event since there are very limited spots! Please fill in the
form here~

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/335917586617780/

UTS Clubs Day


DATE: Thursday 3rd July 9am - 4pm

LOCATION: UTS Building 1

COST: $5 

WHAT: We're back for Clubs Day so if you and/or your friends haven't signed up to JASS
yet, we're now offering half year registrations for $5!! By becoming a JASS member, you
have access to a heap of great discounts from our sponsors such as Kinokuniya, Chatime,
Mother's Crepe, Qsan and more and also to our events so don't miss out! :D

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/673144376163616/

Meiji Daigaku Meet-Up!


DATE: Monday 3rd August 12:30 - 3:30pm

LOCATION: UTS Concourse

WHAT: A group of exchange students from Meiji University will be visiting UTS and we've
arranged for you guys to take them on a mini tour around UTS and the city! We're meeting
at the Concourse then heading over to The Small Lemongrass for lunch before we embark
on our tour.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/498223630343494/


Tohoku Daigaku Meet-Up!


DATE: Mid August

WHAT: Remember the epic Tohoku x JAC meet-up last year? I'm sure tonnes of you guys
made some great friends from the Tohoku exchange group so we're organising another
meet-up for this year's crew! Stay tuned for more info on dates; we'll be doing another BBQ,
presentation and a possible Blue Mountains day trip among other things :D 

 

Japanese Language Lessons

All new classes and teachers and an added level Beginners Plus, which will be for students
in between the Beginners and Intermediate levels, will be starting up again in Sem 2!

 

JASS T-SHIRTS

 

Our 2 new t-shirt designs have finally come in so if you weren't able to pre-order one before,
come find us at Clubs Day as we'll be selling these at our stall! Alternatively you can fill in this
form
and we can reserve one for you from our extras :D Don't know what they look like? Check
out your fellow execs wearing them! If you have one, we also want to see your t-shirt pics so
remember to tag us on Instagram/FB/Twitter whatever else you can think of! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULTURE

 

Tanabata just happened a couple days ago on the 7th July in celebration of the 2 star-
crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi. It's one of the biggest national festivals in Japan 
so that means amazing decorations and celebrations all across the country including at 
Zojoji Temple in Tokyo. Being in Japan during Tanabata is definitely on my bucket list for 
sure!
 

Check out the pretty lights at Zojoji here!


FUN

 

Giant Robots. When I say that you probably think of Japan's long history of mecha anime 
(Eva, Gundam) and obsession with robots right? Well, American robot maker MegaBot 
recently challenged Japanese robot maker Suidobashi to a robot duel so expect to see an 
epic robot battle sometime in the near future! In the mean time, make sure to check out
Japan's response to this challenge below!

 

USA vs Japan! Who do you think will win?  

 

WTF


Move over Babymetal - there's a new kawaiicore band on the rise! Ladybaby is a new j-pop/
metal group that consists of 2 Japanese teenage girls and, wait for it... a bearded Australian 
cross-dressing wrestler who has been singing his way around Japan under the moniker 
Ladybeard. I'm not sure what it is about guys dressing up in maid outfits/serafuku that is 
intriguing but just watch the music video for Nippon Manju and you'll see why! Cue confusion.

 

So much hair and in all the wrong places D:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J-Movie Recommendation - Kami-sama no Iu Toori


A high school student named Shun Takahata (Fukushi Sota) lives an ordinary teenage life 
until one day a malevolent Daruma appears in front of his class and forces the students 
to participate in a series of children’s games such as “Daruma-san ga Koronda” with death 
as the penalty for losing. With no knowledge of who’s behind the games, he’s left with no 
other choice but to keep winning as his only means of protecting himself and his childhood 
friend, Ichika (Yamazaki Hirona). Meanwhile, a troubled classmate named Takeru (Kamiki 
Ryunosuke) seems to actually be relishing the opportunity to get other students killed. It's a 
straight forward 'survival of the fittest' setting where selected students progress onto their 
next round of 'trials' with a variety of God-like monsters (my personal favourites are the 
Kokeshi dolls and Maneki-neko). This movie is so interesting, though quite twisted and gory 
in some parts, but is exactly the type of movie you would expect from director Takashi Miike. 
The visual effects are probably the best part about this movie so check it out if you love a 
good Battle Royale type of movie!

 

Check out the trailer here

 

Until next time,

Vivian

 

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