JETAA Chapter Events: January 2021
Every Tuesday at 12 pm – 1 PM PT – JETAA Southern California Water Cooler
Meeting ID: 959 0877 8396
Every Wednesday at 8 PM EDT: JETAA Great Lakes Thursday Watch Party: Join Facebook Group for info.
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.
*As of this posting, they are watching My Hero Academia! We starting from the very beginning of the series on the Hulu platform.
Every Friday – JETAA Raido Taiso
11:30am EDT (New York)
10:30am CDT (Kansas City)
9:30am MDT (Denver)
8:30am PST (Los Angeles)
January 8, 2021 at 10pm EST – JETAA Portland January J-Kaiwa (Japanese Conversation Table)
Like the rest of the world, we are moving our meetings online to stay engaged with each other. If you don’t live in Portland and have been itching to speak Japanese, stop by this Friday. Let’s snack, eat dinner, drink, and be merry online!
J-Kaiwa stands for Japanese conversation, and it’s a monthly event open to all members of the Portland community (and now beyond), whether they are a part of JET or not. All levels of Japanese are welcome!
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is an employment opportunity that allows you to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. For more information visit: https://jetprogramusa.org/about/
January 8, 2021 at 6pm EST – JETAA Great Lakes Shinnenkai
Why hello there, 2021! I didn’t see you come in.
Join us for a social evening to start off the new year with your friendly neighborhood GLJETAA officers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be joining us. We will email you a link to our video chat.
January 9, 2021 at 7 pm CST – JETAA Texoma Shinnenkai
Register in advance via Zoom:
7pm CST: Check-in and mingle
7:30: State of the Chapter
7:45: Call for elections, election details
8:00: Mingle in smaller break out rooms – time spent in doing this will depend on registration
8:30/8:45: Nijikai of Jackbox for folks who want to stick around.
January 9th, 7 pm CST – JETAAMN Shinenkai / Among Us
Welcome the New Year with JETAAMN’s Shenenkai party on Saturday, January 9th, starting at 7:00 PM! Online merry-making will include digital board games and Among Us for those who are interested. Sign up to get email updates and receive the Zoom link.
January 11th, 7 pm ET – JETAANY nihongo dake CHAT #12: 「ストーリー・チャレンジ」
January 12th 7 pm CT – Career Panel with JETAAMN Members
Looking to explore new career opportunities and fields? Join JETAAMN and hear past JETs speak about how they got into their fields. We’ll talk education, medical, corporate world, tech, and beyond. RSVP and submit your questions for the panel discussion, or sign up to share your experience. This is a great networking opportunity for all career levels and interests.
January 15th 11:59pm HST – JETAA Hawaii Bo-Shin-Nen-Kai
***JETAA Hawaii members only***
We did it, everyone! We made it out of 2020! Come celebrate the start of 2021 with JETAA Hawaii as we host our annual Bo-Shin-Nen-Kai (Forget the Last Year and Welcome the Next! Review Party) Let’s reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Be our guest at our Zoom feast as we take a look back on JETAA Hawaii’s accomplishments over the year, unveil our chapter’s hopes for this coming year, and partake in a night of revelry and prizes!
To thank you for joining our event, JETAA Hawaii is offering a $15 rebate to anyone ordering takeout food from a Japanese restaurant for dinner! (Alcohol, tax, and tip not included in rebate.) We will pay both the $15 rebate and any postage used to mail the original, itemized receipt. A list of approved Japanese restaurants is included here and will also be emailed to you after you RSVP.
If there is a Japanese restaurant in your area that is not on our list, you can suggest it in the Google Form below. Pending approval from the JETAA Board, you may be able to receive the $15 rebate for the suggested restaurant.
Please register here:
Deadline to RSVP: Friday, January 15 at 11:59 pm HST
Zoom Meeting ID & Passcode will be sent out at least 1 hour before the event.
January 17th at 6 pm PT – PNWJETAA Book Club!
Join us in reading and discussing Tanabata Wish by Sara Fujimura. This fun coming-of-age rom-com is perfect for your holiday entertainment (and is a break from murder mysteries). We’re still Zooming, so please comment or email us if you need the details.
January 18th at 7 pm CT – JETAA Chicago Virtual Primeval Brewery Tour!
January 18th at 7 pm ET – JETAANY nihongo dake CHAT #13: 「四字熟語」
January 21st at 7 pm ET – JETAA NY Book Club: The Factory
Here’s to a Happier New Year! Let’s start things off with Hiroko Oyamada’s short (128 pages) Kafka-esque English-language debut THE FACTORY, which The New York Times calls “strangely chilling.”
We are having such a fun time playing Among Us & Jackbox games. Won’t you join us?
Games begin at 8:00 PM and a link will be posted on Facebook, as well as sent to those who register through email.
Email email@example.com to let us know you’re planning to attend.
Details: Learn step-by-step instructions on how to make mouthwatering Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) 唐揚げ. JET Alum, Lee-Sean Huang (Oita, ’03-06) will be sharing his techniques.
January 26, 8 pm – JETAANY Tonjiru – Live Cooking Demonstration
Join: Live on Facebook
Details: Come learn how to make delicious and healthy Japanese food with JET Alum, Alexis Sanborn (Shimane, ’09-11). She will be doing step-by-step instructions on how to make Tonjiru 豚汁 (Japanese Vegetable Soup)
January 27, 8 pm ET – JETAANY Book Discussion – Why be Happy? The Japanese Way of Acceptance
Join: Register via Zoom
Details: Come learn about ukeireru or acceptance, which helps blend concepts from Japanese and Western philosophies. We will be specifically focusing on how food and drinks play a role in how to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting happiness in your daily life.
January 26, 2021 at 8-9:30 PM ET – USJETAA Webinar Racial and Social Justice in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Meaning and Action in the U.S.-Japan Community
January 28, 2021 at 7-8:30 PM CST – JETAA Chicago J-Talks: Finding Japan in the Midwest
Thanks to generous support from the Sasakawa USA/USJETAA Mini-Grant Program, JETAA Chicago is pleased to announce the first of two webinars in our series, J-Talks, centered around the themes of identity, cultural understanding and leadership, as experienced by JET alumni and individuals with meaningful connections to Japan.
For our first webinar, on Thursday, January 28th from 7-8:30 PM CST, we will focus on the hidden roots of Chicago’s Japanese community and the role of the Midwest in bridging US-Japan relations. We will be joined by three speakers from across the Midwest who will lead interactive discussions and answer audience questions.
Go to the link below for full details and our speaker list!
January 28, 2021 at 7-8:30 PM – Dorayaki & Matcha Pie – Live Cooking Demonstration
Join: Live on Facebook
Details: Join us live on Facebook to learn how to make Dorayaki and Green Matcha Pie! JET Alum, Samantha Bronster (Aomori, ’18-19) will share some of her favorite traditional Japanese confection. These delicious recipes will wow your friends!
January 25-29, 2021 at 8 PM ET – JETAANY’s week-long virtual Shinnenkai
Monday, 1/25 – Lee-Sean Huang (Oita, ’03-06) via Facebook Live
Tuesday, 1/26 – Alexis Sanborn (Shimane, ’09-11) via Facebook Live
Wednesday, 1/27 – Scott Haas, Author of Why by Happy? The Japanese Way of Acceptance via Zoom
Thursday, 1/28 – Samantha Bronster (Aomori, ’18-19) via Facebook Live
Friday, 1/29 – Shinnenkai Celebration (more details coming soon) via Zoom
For questions regarding the Shinnenkai events and swag bag, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join: Register via zoom
Details: Let’s kick-off 2021 together…virtually! We will have a guest “bartender” shaking up some yummy cocktails and showing us how to use sake and shochu in unique ways. Our chefs will be recapping their live cooking events that happened throughout the week and answering any follow up questions. We will later have breakout rooms to play various games and catch up with friends.
Social: Let others know you are going on Facebook
January 30, 2021 from 1 PM – 5 PM ET – Great Lakes JETAA Job Fair
More info and registration: http://www.greatlakesjetaa.org/gljetaa-job-fair/
GLJETAA is hosting a virtual career fair for candidates who understand the Japanese culture or the Japanese language. Job seekers will have the opportunity to attend workshops, ask recruiters questions and submit their resumés to select companies. Business casual attire is highly recommended.
Ikigai Connections Workshop
Industry Career Panel
Career Catalyst Workshop
Established JETs Q&A Panel
The event will be held online and will be free of charge. This event is open to anyone with an interest in Japan-related jobs. Opportunities available for job seekers will be located in the Great Lakes region (Michigan and Ohio).
Please email Megan Worden at email@example.com if you have any questions. The Zoom link will be sent out through email the week of the event.
To register, fill out this Google Form.
Please feel free to share this event with your contacts. We hope to see you at the fair.
January 30, 2021 at 7 pm ET – JETAA Southeast Shinnenkai
January 30, 2021 at 5 pm – JETAADC Shinnenkai
Come join other members of the JETAADC community as we welcome in the long awaited new year! We will practice social distancing as we virtually eat, drink, socialize, play games, and look forward to what’s to come in 2021. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for event details and ticket information.
JET Alums and Friends of JET welcome!
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Should you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jetaadc-shinnenkai-tickets-137719937039
Date And Time – Sat, January 30, 2021
Location – Virtual
January 30, 2021 at 4pm ET – Save the Date: ALL Nagasaki Themed Trivia and Networking Event (JETAAMN)
Former Nagasaki Alums are putting together an ALL Nagasaki Themed Trivia and Networking Event January 30th at 4pm EST. For questions, email Kate at email@example.com
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