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WEEKLY VIRTUAL EVENTS
JETAA Southern California: Water Cooler – Every Tuesday at 12:00 PM PST via Zoom (passcode: 018586)
WFH blues got you down? Not being productive anyway? Just need a place to eat lunch? Take a break at the JETAASC Water Cooler!
This is a casual drop-in type hang out where you can say hi, stick around for some lunchtime conversation, or just tune in to some ambient social interaction we’ve all been missing away from the office. Bring your favorite drink or a full meal, pop in for a few minutes or an hour. We’re continuing to make this a weekly event to start your week off right.
JETAA Great Lakes Netflix Watch Party – Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM PST. Join Facebook group for details.
Every Wednesday at 8 we’ll be hosting a watch party! See the posts for specific details on what is currently being viewed, and how to join. We hope to see you there! We will still use teleparty due to size limitations on Hulu’s watch party service. Please remember that the teleparty app will need to be installed into your browser ahead of time and can be found at netflixparty.com ! In addition, you will need an account with Hulu to be able to join. The first watch party link will be posted at 8 and the video will begin playing at 8:30. We will watch four episodes per week so if you miss this week, you can always watch them in your own time before next week!
JETAA Radio Taiso -Every Friday morning
NEW Registration link
Fill out this quick Zoom registration once to get access to Radio Taiso that will work for every week you are able to join. Join your fellow JET alumni for Radio Taiso every Friday morning! It’s a 3-6 min stretch followed by a quick social check-in if you have time to chat. Join the virtual stretch via zoom:
11:30am EDT (New York); 10:30am CDT (Kansas City); 9:30am MDT (Denver), 8:30am PST (Los Angeles)
JETAA Washington DC Japanese Script Reading Club – Every Sunday at 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Sign up form
Join your fellow Japanese language learners and read through a Japanese short play script! The first read-through is for language study, the second read-through is for putting emotion into your Japanese. There will be three language levels available (easy, medium, hard), and a native-speaking Japanese Pronunciation Coach in every zoom breakout room.Email email@example.com with any questions. yo sign up : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl3pMd4reYVdHdyo_iqkjKubOKrL2m_ejc_KEKJFjBl1lzMg/viewform
JETAA Northern California – Film Appreciation club meets monthly. Join the club to get exact dates for film viewing
This group is for JET alumni, current JETs, and friends of JETs who are interested in watching and discussing Japanese films. This works like a book club: we watch a film separately, and then get together to discuss. If you can’t make the discussion, you can still choose to participate by watching the film and being active in this group.
We will only be selecting films that are widely and inexpensively available for rent, without a subscription required.
Please also feel free to post any relevant news, recommendations, or discussion topics in this group!Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
April 1 at 7:00pm CST – JETAA Chicago Virtual Kansougeikai – Welcome/Goodbye Party!
On April 1, JETAA Chicago’s next chapter begins! And to celebrate the transition, we are hosting the inaugural KANSOUGEIKAI! Join your fellow alumni for a combination welcome/goodbye party marking the end of one term year and the beginning of another on Friday, March 26 at 7PM CST for a night of casual conversation and fun community building! Please register here: https://guestlist.co/events/679260
April 2 at 11:30am – JETAA Radio Taiso 1 Year Anniversary
Join your fellow JET alumni from across the country in a quick Radio Taiso stretch and celebrate the one year anniversary! Every Friday morning since April 3rd 2020, Monica has led the group in the 4-minute stretch followed by a quick social check-in. Come for the stretch and stay if you have time to chat.
April 5 at 6:30pm CST – JETAA Chicago Open Board Meeting, April 2020
Please register in advance for this webinar: https://guestlist.co/events/678639
6:30 pm – 8 pm CST
Online – In the Comfort of Your Own Home
April 9 at 8:00pm ET – GLJETAA Hanami Happy Hour
While we can’t meet in person this year (nor predict those fleeting pink petals) we’ll be having our Ohanami virtually! Contact email@example.com to register. We’ll kick off with a kanpai at 8:00 and enjoy drinks and snacks while we catch up. Don your Zoom background with a picture of sakura that you have taken (be prepared to talk about it, so no Googling) and we’ll vote for who’s hanami picture is the best!Meanwhile, if you have Animal Crossing, we’ll get even deeper into Ohanami with an open island for you to join while we chat on Zoom.Family and friends of JET are welcome (keep in mind that we do not guarantee PG language, and alcohol may be consumed). https://www.facebook.com/groups/JETAAGreatLakes
April 10 at 12:30 PM ET – JETAANY – New Jersey Hanami Picnic at Branchbrook Park
It should be full bloom this weekend for the sakura at Branch Brook Park in northwestern Newark. Let’s have a socially distanced picnic this Saturday. Weather report says it will be cloudy, with no rain, high in the 60s.See the events tab in the NJ JETAA Facebook Group for more information.
April 10 at 6:30pm HST – JETAA Hawaii Virtual Game Night: April
Event: Saturday 4/10, 6:30PM-8:30PM HST
RSVP by: Friday 4/9, 11:59PM HST
Come join us for a night of fun games and hanging out :)Please download/update for the most recent Zoom so you can choose your breakout room!Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepgolOBO9fenHsBLZ6ErCRwGA_SLmJzZ6rvA1LbMkCcykupg/viewform
Group · Members of Heartland JETAA
Join us for an online Zoom Meeting! Agenda will be posted within the week prior to the meeting,
April 14 at 6:30PM-7:30PM HST – JETAA Hawaii Virtual Kaiwa Table
Second Wednesday of the monthBring your dinner and have fun chatting in Japanese. Welcome to all levels of Japanese speakers, JETAA, and non-JETAA membersPlease RSVP by April 13, 6:30PM at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVIywixyNAfKpRm33Z04huUyNl1R66iNq3zEGnMVb4BkZY4g/viewform
Zoom Meeting ID and Password to be emailed out at least 1 hour before the event
For more information about Zoom and to download the application, please visit zoom.com
April 15 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Scientific Research in the Age of COVID-19 (JETAA Chicago)
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, workplaces have the daunting task of responding and adapting to the situation as best they can while following federal and state guidelines. In this interactive webinar, Suzanne Finucane, MS, CCRC, PTA of the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will provide an inside look into the evolving world of robotics research at a leading rehabilitation hospital. She will discuss how her group has adapted their research methods in the wake of COVID-19 and also touch on some international research collaborations with Japan led by some of her colleagues. Suzanne’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A. Please register for the event here: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypc-scientific-research-in-the-age-of-covid-19/
To learn more: https://14797.blackbaudhosting.com/14797/Pilot-Session-J-Chat-Virtual-Conversational-Language-ExchangeAs this is a pilot session, participation is limited to JETAANC members, friends and family. Thank you for signing up for our pilot session for our new monthly virtual language exchange program with JETAANC! We hope this program provides an accessible space for beginning and intermediate Japanese speakers to practice and improve their conversational skills with others in the community.Program Sponsored by: JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC)
Program Instructor: Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda
April 17th 7:30 PM – JETAA Minnesot Among Us Game Night
Among Us released a new map this month, so we thought we’d bring this fun event back for our April get together! We look forward to seeing you there.Sign up using the form below. The Zoom link will be sent prior to the event. More information on our Facebook Page. Game Night Sign-Up
April 20 at 6:00pm EST – Sweet Bean Paste – Book Club – JASC YPC & JETAA Chicago
JETAA Chicagoi s excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the Japan America Society of Chicago’s YPC to form a new book club!Our first pick is Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa, a moving novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship. The first book club meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 20th at 6 pm CST.Be sure to pick up a copy and join the virtual conversation! We are limiting registrations to 20 for our first meeting and there are only a couple spots left, so reserve your place soon here: https://guestlist.co/events/676614
April 20 at 7:00pm CT – JETAA NY Book Club: The Master of Go
Register through Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/n9yeyv4 to receive meeting information.In April we will tackle another classic: Yasunari Kawabata’s THE MASTER OF GO. The Nobel Prize for Literature winner chronicles a fictional Go match played between a revered Master and a younger challenger, capturing the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. While we usually meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being. Feel free to eat and drink during the meeting. Joining late is OK, too!* * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion!Questions via Facebook or by emailing bookclub[at]jetaany[dot]org
April 23 at 7:00pm CT – JETAA Rocky Mountain Virtual Jeopardy
JETAA Rocky Mountain will be hosting our first Japan-themed virtual Jeopardy night. This will be a friendly competition for teams to test their knowledge about all things Japan (spectators will also be welcome). The night will also include chances to win prizes throughout. Please register in advance : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jetaa-rocky-mountain-virtual-jeopardy-tickets-148861174781
April 23 at 7 PM PT – JETAA Southern California Spring Natsukashii-Kai
PO Box 1091
West Covina, CA 91790
Please use the link below to join the zoom call on the day of the event.
Topic: Spring Natsukashii Kai
Time: Apr 23, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 6987 7596
JETAASC and JETAAHI will be hosting their next book club meeting on April 25th at 5pm PT. They will be reviewing chapters four to seven of Importing Diversity by fellow JET alumnus David L. McConnel.
Please register here by April 23rd.
April 30 at 8:00pm ET – GLJETAA Game NightJoin the Great Lakes JETAA Facebook Group for event info and access linkor contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.