Quite a late start for what im used to with Marathons, I definitely appreciated the extra time in bed this morning. The day was clear and still with bright sunshine, a whole world away from the windy storms I had experienced while training for this race in Wellington. I was happy the weather was on our side even if it was a lowly 9 degrees on the start line.Read More
Kosuke Hamada-san is the second runner to represent Sakai at the at the Wellington Marathon, came sixth and he did a great job promoting our sister city as well as the 泉州国際市民マラソン (Senshu International City Marathon).
Congratulations also to Dan Lowry, the fastest Wellingtonian male runner who will travel to Sakai, Japan in February 2018 as a Wellington ambassador to run in the Senshu Marathon.Read More
A recap of WSA activities for 2015-2016Read More
WIN! One of five in season double passes to a special screening of the beautiful and delicate Japanese drama ‘AN’ which will open in NZ cinemas on March 17. Rated M. 🌸
Directed by Naomi Kawase ‘AN’ tells the story of two souls who unite in order to face life’s obstacles. View the trailer here: http://curiousdistribution.com/coming-soon/an.aspx
To win simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number and answer the question "Name the 2013 Japanese film featuring Sakai-born tea master Sen-no-Rikyu?"
We just received this casting call email looking for Japanese people to play cops and Japanese teenagers:
My name is Stacey Pomeroy, I work for BGT Actors, Models & Talent casting agency and myself and my colleague Danielle Cole are currently casting for Japanese/Asian/Pan-Asian people to be part of a feature film shooting from February through to May 2016 in Wellington.
We are looking for;
Male, Ethnicity open, (Asian, Pan-Asian especially welcome) Average height and athletic build 5'8-6'-no really short, tall, big or small please! Physically coordinated, military or police training a bonus! 20-45yrs.
1-2 days around the 15th, 16th February in Wellington at Stone St. Could be further days down the line, but this is TBC
Rates: $200.00 GROSS per day (11.25hr + 45mins unpaid lunch). ATR @ T2 applies after 12hrs.
-Japanese (particularly male), Pan-Asian and Other Ethnicities of varying ages (18 +) Shoot dates:
On going Feb-May 2016
TBC, possibly around beginning of March, but maybe later This role may well be a Cast role, or F/Extra role with fees to reflect this.
-Anyone (excluding children) who have a shaved head or are bald or are prepared to be:
Any age, gender, ethnicity for shoot dates in May
Please contact: email@example.com with a phone number, email address and a recent, clear headshot.
On 8 December members from Wellington Sakai Association (WSA) and Wellington Xiamen Association (WXA) joined together at Ozeki Japanese restaurant to celebrate the end of 2015.
Check out some photos of the event at: http://www.southlight.co.nz/WSA&WXA
Have a great Christmas and see you at the New Year's picnic on February 4 at Katherine Mansfield Park where we celebrate the signing of the sister-city arrangement between Wellington and Sakai.Read More
This year's hanami picnic was postponed a week due to bad weather on the original date. This may have lead to the smaller than usual turn out, but none the less we had a great time enjoying some lovely food catered by Yoshi Sushi and Bento, along with some beautiful bentos made by members who had attended the bento class several weeks earlier.Read More
After the success of a smaller class last year for JET Alumni Association (JETaa) members, Wellington Sakai Association (WSA) and JETaa joined together to present a bento making workshop, with a view to encouraging more people to make their own bentos to enjoy under the cherry blossoms at the annual WSA hanami picnic later in September.
Congratulations to Tim Sutton, who was drawn as the lucky Wellington runner to participate in the 2016 Senshu Marathon by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown live on air at NewstalkZB at 8am on Saturday 7 November.
WANTED: an experienced marathon runner to represent Wellington in our sister city marathon in Osaka, Japan in February 2016! Applications are tight this year - we need them by the end of the month so if you're interested in running for Wellington in the Senshu Marathon 2016 let us know!Read More