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Sunshine Newsletter for December 2020

We have one more month for 2020. This year has been an unforgettable one in our lives. We would like to have lovely moments at the end of a year; however, we still need to keep it in our mind what we should do and shouldn’t do in our individual situation. I have read an article about people who love Japan recently. They can’t stand and are craving for Japanese authentic food, cultural experience, or just a visit!

Hopefully, we can visit Japan in 2021. Keep learning and preparing for that day!

いよいよ2020年(ねん)もあと一か月(いっかげつ)!カウントダウンです。今年(ことし)は忘(わす)れられない一年(いちねん)になりましたね。最後(さいご)は楽(たの)しい時間(じかん)を過(す)ごしたいですが、それぞれの状況(じょうきょう)で してもいいことと してはいけないことを忘(わす)れないようにしましょう。先日(せんじつ)こんな記事(きじ)を読(よ)みました。日本(にほん)が大(だい)好(す)きな人(ひと)たちが日本(にほん)に行(い)けないことに我慢(がまん)できなくなっているそうです。日本(にほん)の食(た)べ物(もの)が食(た)べたい!、日本(にほん)文化(ぶんか)に触(ふ)れたい!、とにかく日本(にほん)に行(い)きたい!と言(い)っています。

2021年(ねん)には みんな日本(にほん)に行(い)けますように!その日(ひ)のために 勉強(べんきょう)したり、準備(じゅんび)したりしておきましょう!

Workshop & Kōryū-kai (gathering) :

Unfortunately, we will have no workshop & koryū-kai this month again.

I would like to hold a new year gathering next month. Is it good?




Oshaberi Club:

Oshaberi club (where you can practice your Japanese conversational skills with other participants who are interested in a certain topic) consisting of two groups, one being elementary to pre-intermediate and the other being intermediate or higher. Please feel free to jump in and enjoy this fun challenge.

***GROUP 1: Intermediate or higher*** This month, we will have picture games AGAIN. We enjoyed that game last month, and it was an excellent game to improve both speaking and listening. And just fun! That game is simple. One member will describe one picture and the others will draw what they have heard. Speakers will see how they described from the others’ pictures. Drawers will see what they didn’t get from the speaker’s pictures. Don’t hesitate to join us!

Time: 1:00 pm, Saturday, 12th December

***GROUP 2: Elementary to pre-intermediate*** Don’t hesitate, and just give a go! Let’s talk about your most previous trip to Japan, what you like, what you didn’t like, tell us what was interesting, fun, cool or new that you discovered. Bring some photos, prints, gift (Omiyage), trinket, anything that you brought back from your travels and let’s chat about it this Oshaberi club.

Please come and join us.

Time: 3:00 pm, Saturday, 12th December

For both groups, please book your attendance so that I can organise the groups. Try to book at the earliest time to reserve your spot as you don’t want to miss out.

Place: Sunshine Japanese

Fee: $30

Enrolment: email Yoko at yoko@sunshinejapanese.com.au / RSVP: 9th December


メンバーのおしゃべりも とても自然(しぜん)な会話(かいわ)になってきました。












りょこうのしゃしんや 日本(にほん)のものをもってきて、みせてください。






News corner:

Japanese film online festival

Japanese film online festival coming soon (4th–13th December) What you need to do to watch the free movies in the online festival is to sign in on the Japanese Film Festival website and watch one within 24 hours after it starts. There are plenty of movies. Remind that each movie is available for 24 hours from the scheduled starting time, no longer after that limit.

This is my first time to sign in; therefore, I am not quite sure either. But when you’ve created your account and found movies you want to watch, you can add those to your list. That’s what I did so far. You might be able to watch movies out of your list, but I am not sure, unfortunately. Just in case, I have done what I can do. Get ready for it if you like!

Schedule: 4th to 13th December 2020

Movie list: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/page/australia/

How to enjoy: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/page/how-to-enjoy/

12月4日(金)から13日(日)まで、「Japanese film online festival 」というオンラインのイベントがあります。いろいろな映画(えいが)をただで見(み)ることができるチャンスです。スケジュールをチェックして、お見逃(みのが)しなく!

Once again, I wish we can get everything back to normal soon all over the world. And we can fly to Japan whenever we want.

If anyone has any other information or news to share, please let me know via email or in your next lesson.




Sunshine Japanese サンシャイン・ジャパニーズ

Yoko O’Brien オブライエン陽子(ようこ)

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