Tuesday 9 July 2019

Frankston Susono Friendship Association - Bulletin No. 5

Frankston Susono Friendship Association

Bulletin No 5.

July 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. The location is the Acacia Room in the Frankston Council Offices. Enter off Young Street.

Susono Tribute Garden

Great progress is being made with the construction of the Susono Tribute Garden adjacent to Susono Way in Frankston. A stone edged pathway has been installed and a viewing area is being constructed this week. The garden will also have a row of cherry blossom trees. A commemorative plaque is being made by a local company Australian Engraving and will be installed in this area. The plaque will be an acknowledgement of the contribution by Yazaki/Australian Arrow to the history of Frankston and will also have information on the Frankston Susono sister city relationship. An official opening of the garden is being planned once all work is completed and the landscaping is established.

Travel to Japan

Travelling to Japan and in particular Tokyo can be inexpensive. There are loads of things to do in the city that are free or very cheap. Below are links to a number these sightseeing activities. If you have not already I suggest subscribing to Tokyo Cheapo. You get regular newsletters and a great website with all sorts of good travel stuff to help you plan your next trip to Tokyo.

Calendar of Events

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 confirmed
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


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