The coronavirus has been worse and worse over the world now. At this stage, no one can tell how it goes, even in Cairns. However, we don’t need to worry too much. Just cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing, wash hands when having gotten home or before eating and so on. That is all we were taught in our childhood.

One of my habits is to cover my month by hands when coughing or sneezing. That is just a reaction so that it is hard for me to get rid of it. However, this would be a good chance for me to try now eventually.





Workshop and Kōryū-kai (gathering):  

My apology! All schedules are flipped and I would like to postpone the Japanese rice workshop for April. I am so sorry for this change.

In April, you will be able to learn how to cook delicious rice in the Japanese rice workshop. The date of this workshop will be announced in the next Newsletter. If you are interested, please let me know.

I look forward to you joining in for the Japanese rice workshop and Kōryū-kai.


4月(しがつ)には、日本(にほん)のご飯(はん)ワークショップでおいしいご飯(はん)の炊(た)き方(かた)を習(なら)うことができます。 興味(きょうみ)がある方(かた)は、お知(し)らせください。




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 don’t hesitate to jump in and enjoy this fun challenge.

Unfortunately, Oshaberi club is also closed this month.

おしゃべりクラブは、ふたグループあります。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。いろいろな話題(わだい)にチャレンジしています。特(とく)に中級(ちゅうきゅう)クラスは、日本語(にほんご)で人(ひと)に伝(つた)えるレベルに来(き)ています。さらなる成長(せいちょう)を期待(きたい)しています。




News corner: 

Japan Day of Hope 2020

The Japanese community in Cairns has been raising money to support Fukushima Children regularly. They will have a Japan Day of Hope in March 2020. You can enjoy Japanese foods, music and culture through your donating.

This Charity set up to enable children in Fukushima to come to Cairns for an exchange program.

Date:     7th March, at 11:00am – 4:00pm

Place:    Edge Hill State School




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