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Due to the dynamic and rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, and in response to government advice on gatherings and social distancing, JETAA Canberra has made the preemptive decision to postpone Oshaberikai gatherings indefinitely to protect the wellbeing of our JETAA community.

We will monitor the situation closely and continue to follow government advice. We will reevaluate decisions as needed and communicate to you when we are able to reinstate Oshaberikai gatherings.

We understand this is a stressful time for many people and thank you for your understanding.

JETAA Canberra Executive Committee


This is a group for people with an interest in Japan, that want to learn how to speak Japanese, or practice their skills, and Japanese speakers that want to help them or just socialise! We aim to create regular opportunities for conversation practice and to meet up, socialise and have fun at least once a month. From beginners to native Japanese speakers all are most welcome!

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JETAA Digital Oshaberikai おしゃべり会

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Hello JET Alumni, Japanese speakers and students! We are going digital! To make sure we can all connect in these difficult times we are bringing Oshaberikai to your lounge room! Our September Oshaberikai will be held digitally via Zoom on Wednesday, 7th October from 6:30pm. We are excited to see many of you at our first digital event - held from the comfort of your own homes. 皆さん、できれば日本語でしゃべりましょう!✧⁺⸜(●′▾‵●)⸝⁺✧ (Everyone, let's try and speak in Japanese!) When signing up, please let us know your Japanese level on Meetup so we can plan activities and discussion topics accordingly. We would like to try and play Celebrity Heads in Japanese! Last time we were too busy しゃべりing so we missed out! Unfortunately, JETAA cannot provide bar snacks to your house for this session of Oshaberikai - we suggest some fun snacks of your own and your favourite drink so we can all digitally ‘kanpai’ together! PLEASE NOTE only registered participants will be given the Zoom link and password, so be sure to RSVP via Meetup, providing the following information: ● Your full name ● If you are/were a JET / non-JET (if you are/were a JET, then please note placement and years) ● Japanese ability level These details will help us get to know you better and to help us better prepare for Oshaberikai. After you RSVP, you will receive a return message via Meetup with the Zoom details. If you have any difficulties with Meetup, please contact [masked] or via any of our social media channels. See you all there! JETAA CBR

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JETAA Digital Oshaberikai おしゃべり会

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