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Canberra Japan Club

I loved attending the Canberra Japan Club’s Autumn Festival this past weekend. Called Aki Matsuri in Japanese, the festival traditionally took place to thank the gods for a good rice harvest. Now Japanese migrant communities around the world focus on showcasing and celebrating Japanese culture.

This family-friendly event was held in the Cook Community Hall in my electorate of Ginninderra. There were Japanese soup and bakery products to enjoy, alongside workshops teaching Japanese calligraphy, origami, and chopstick making. Games and performances rounded out the program. Today in the Assembly I publicly thanked club president Naoko Lamb and her colleagues for a wonderful event and for their generous invitation to participate.

Click on the arrow button to read my speech.

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