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Hello everyone~ long time no speak! Hope you were all able to take some time off during

mid-semester break to relax and/or travel and are ready to get back into the swing of things :D Thank you to everyone that came to our joint Kites Day event with DC! It's safe to say we were blessed with amazing weather before the great Sydney Storm of 2015 :3 We have many exciting events planned for you guys over the next couple of weeks, including our bi-annual Sushi Night, so invite all your friends and join us for some fun times! ✧ Facebook is also no longer allowing us to invite all of our JASS group members so please LITERALLY invite all your friends on FB who would be interested! (๑>◡<๑)

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JASS CreARTive Week Tea House

DATE: Monday 4th May 11am - 3pm

LOCATION: UTS Concourse

COST: TBC

WHAT: A slice of Japan, right on campus! Take a break from class and drop by our Tea House, where we will be serving Japanese green tea, snacks and okashi for everyone!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/813566945404649/ JASS Sushi Night DATE: Friday 15th May 6pm LOCATION: UTS Concourse

COST: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

WHAT: One of our most anticipated events of the year, Sushi Night is a time for everyone to make their own sushi together as one big family :D We'll be providing all the necessary ingredients to make a kick-ass temaki roll, so all you have to do is bring yourself and your friends ٩(^ᴗ^)۶

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574087432848406/ JAC Orientation Food Event

DATE: Sunday 17th May

LOCATION: TBA

COST: $5 (price subject to change)

WHAT: We're all foodies over at JAC and love ourselves some Japanese food...whiiiich is why we're having a full blown day of appreciation for this beautiful cuisine! Expect lots of food challenges as well as yummy food for you all to omnom on~ ⊙▽⊙

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/335917586617780/ JAC Camp!!

DATE: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th July

LOCATION: Stanwell Tops Conference Centre

COST: TBC

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 We will be releasing the JASS booking forms VERY soon, so keep your eyes and ears peeled! There will only be 25 spots so make sure to get in quick~

Japanese Language Lessons After a 2 week break, classes start again this week! Woop! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ

Monday:

Beginners - Phill & Sho

2-3pm

CB02.06.42

Intermediate - Xue & Marina

3-4pm

CB05B.03.28 Tuesday:

Advanced - Saya & Risa

2-3pm

CB11.05.200

Beginners - Yuri & Azusa

3-4pm

CB05B.03.28

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CULTURE

Golden Week is coming up! Japan's most well-known week of holidays includes Showa Day (29th April), Constitution Day (3th May), Greenery Day (4th May) and of course, Children's Day (5th May)! If some of you were around last year you should remember that JASS also celebrated Greenery Day as an ode to Golden Week (´・ω・`) Read up on the significance of each holiday!

FUN

On the topic of Sushi Night, wouldn't it be great if we could all have our own Sushi Bazooka??!! Strictly speaking, this isn't made in Japan, but I think the sheer novelty and also usefulness of this contraption makes it worthy enough for this section! If we ever have enough JASS funds, you know what we'll be investing in ;D

Be blown away by this sushi masterpiece!

WTF

Japan has a soft spot for releasing strange dating sims, but I think this one knocks it out of the park. Jun’ai Babaa Gakuen ~ Tenkousei wa 100man sai follows the lives of 4 adorable grannies who are all for some reason a) 1 million years old, b) have the voice of a 5 year old, c) look like the Hulk and d) aren't actually adorable at all. It's now available on iOS and Android devices so play it if you dare! Once seen, you can't un-see it!

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J-Movie Recommendation - Parasyte: Part 1 As many avid anime and manga fans would know, Parasyte was recently adapted into a 2 part live action movie series. The movie follows Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani) and the parasite Migi that has taken residence in his right hand as they join forces to battle other parasites they discover in their city. As with most manga to movie adaptations, there were a couple of holes in the adaptation that deducted from the story and the experience, such as the lack of emotional attachment the viewer has towards Shinichi and his mother's relationship. Their attempt to fit half of the manga series into less than 2 hours was a worrying thought and while it does not live up to the original, it is an enjoyable stand-alone film and has a good mix of drama, action and CGI body-horror. There is one scene in a restaurant that is particularly gruesome, which was exciting as this series wouldn't be what it is without the gore and violence. If you've never read or seen this series before, this movie may be a good watch for you!

Until next time,

Vivian

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