Friday 31 May 2019

Frankston Susono Friendship Association - Bulletin No. 4

Frankston Susono Friendship Association

Bulletin No. 4

June 2019

Dear Members (Friends of FSFA),

Welcome to our old friends and new found friends to the FSFA monthly bulletin. It is a snapshot of our happenings and interesting things about Japan.

Don’t forget you are most welcome to attend our monthly FSFA Executive meetings.

They are held at 6.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Location is the Acacia Room in the Frankston Council offices. Enter off Young Street.

The next meeting is this Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Japanese Garden

Please read the report on our website about the working bee to clean up the large amount of leaf litter.
Thanks to those members who helped on the day.

Box Hill Japan Festival

Thank you to those members who helped out at the Box Hill Japan Festival. Again, a detailed report is on our website.

Calendar of Events 2019/2020

The following is a list of key dates for events and activities over the next 2 years:



Scheduled Date

FSFA Committee Meetings
Frankston Council Chambers
First Tuesday each month @ 6.30 p.m.
Susono Tribute Garden Opening
Susono Way, Frankston
Late July 2019 – Date to be confirmed
2019 Susono Schools Visit
Hosts: Derinya Primary School
Wednesday 7th – Thursday 15th August
Sister Cities Australia Forum
To be determined
August 2019 – Date to be confirmed
FSFA Annual General Meeting
Frankston Council Chambers
3rd September 2019; 1st September 2020
Japanese Speech Contest
Monash University, Frankston
6th September 2019; 4th September 2020
Japanese Garden Working Bee
Frankston High Senior Campus
Sunday 6th October 2019
Japanese Garden Hanami Party
Frankston High Senior Campus
20th October 2019; 18th October 2020
Proclamation Anniversary
Various venues in Frankston
Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd February 2020
2020 Susono Delegation Visit
Various venues in Frankston
Thursday 26th to Monday 30th November
FSFA Japanese Festival
Frankston High Senior Campus
Sunday 29th November 2020
Frankston Delegation to Susono
Susono, Shizuoka, Japan
October 2021 – Dates to be confirmed

Keep an eye out for this TV show

On a recent trip to Europe with Qantas I had the good fortune to watch a great Japanese series called Miss Sherlock on the in-flight entertainment. Eight episodes of Series One have been made and hopefully a second series will be produced. The series is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Miss Sherlock is a female-led adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The show is primarily set in TokyoJapanIt is a co-production between HBO Asia and Hulu Japan. 

Miss Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Sara "Sherlock" Shelly Futaba (YĆ«ko Takeuchi) solving various mysteries in modern-day Tokyo. Sherlock is assisted by her flatmate, Dr. Wato Tachibana (Shihori Kanjiya), a doctor who has recently returned from volunteering medical aid in Syria.

Because of Sherlock's keen observational and deduction skills, she is frequently asked by Inspector Gentaro Reimon of the Metropolitan Police to help with cases.

The two women spark a friendship and become partners in solving peculiar, perplexing crimes. The show retains the essential qualities of Sherlock Holmes, as the investigators employ insightful observation and reasoning skills in their new incarnation as strong women.
Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Sherlock must deal with the secret organization, Stella Maris, who is behind some of the crimes they solve.
Other recurring characters include Kimi Hatano, the landlady where Sherlock lives, and Kento Futaba, the Prime Minister Secretary and Sherlock's older brother.


We welcome your thoughts on the bulletin and things we could include, etc. We all share a passion for Japan and its culture and traditions. This is one way we are using to share and spread the love.

Thank You and we look forward to keeping in touch.

Peter Patterson

On behalf of the Frankston Susono Friendship Association