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November 2018
Free

Voting for the Japan Photo Contest

November 14 - November 30
Japan Information and Cultural Centre,
Level 18, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Wellington, New Zealand
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After the 4 November deadline for the 2018 Japan Photo Contest, we’ll take some time to select our finalists and get them ready for display in the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC). From Wednesday, 14 November until Friday, 30 November, you’ll be able to visit the JICC to see all the finalists and cast your votes for your favourite Japan photos! Voting will be accessible during the JICC’s normal business hours, or in the evening during their November monthly…

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2018 Wellington Japan Festival

November 24 @ 11:00 - 18:30
TSB Arena,
4 Queens Wharf
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Wellington’s biannual celebration of all-things-Japan is back this November at the TSB Arena! There’ll be amazing performances, delicious Japanese food, hands-on cultural activities, and tons more. From the event’s website: Whether it’s stunning martial arts displays or the graceful tea ceremony, the 2018 Japan Festival Wellington has something for everyone. Enjoy exciting stage performances, sample delicious Japanese dumplings and sushi, or even have a go at origami paper folding. This year’s performers will include fabulous taiko drumming trio YuNiOn (www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Jy9t5wkcQ)…

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December 2018
$30

Rakugo Performance at Tatsushi

December 2 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Tatsushi Japanese Restaurant,
19 Edward Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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This unique event comes to us courtesy of the Japan Information & Cultural Centre: Have you heard of the Japanese art of Rakugo? Rakugo is a traditional form of storytelling, told by a solo Rakugo performer who entertains the audience by telling mainly comedic, but sometimes scary, moving or even erotic stories. Tatsushi restaurant, right in the middle of Wellington’s CBD, is hosting the first New Zealand performance of Tachikawa Koshira, an accomplished Rakugo performer who has entertained not only…

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Free

Japan Photo Contest Prize-Giving

December 4
Japan Information and Cultural Centre,
Level 18, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Wellington, New Zealand
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After all the submissions and voting are finished, we’ll have a small, casual prize-giving ceremony at the JICC with food and drinks. Details will be announced closer to the date, but the winner of each main category (Pop Culture, Places, Pets) will receive a printed canvas of their winning photo, plus a $50 restaurant voucher. The runner up for each main category will receive is a $30 restaurant voucher, and the winner of the Postcards from JETs category will receive…

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$2

Monthly Jkaiwa Conversation Class (December)

December 13 @ 18:00 - 19:30
Japan Information and Cultural Centre,
Level 18, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Wellington, New Zealand
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Jkaiwa is JETAA Wellington’s monthly Japanese conversation class (the name being a take on eikaiwa English classes + kai for the food there). It is organised by JETAA Wellington in conjunction with the Japan Society of Wellington and the Wellington Sakai Association, and supported by the Embassy of Japan and the Wellington City Council. This month’s JKaiWa will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, 13th December at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the 18th floor of the Majestic Centre. Nibbles and soft…

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