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JETAA PNW 2021 Walk For Rice Virtual Fundraiser:
Now with recipe challenge!
Hello fellow JETs, pets, friends and family!
Join PNWJETAA’s annual team at the virtual Asian Counseling and Referral Service(ACRS): Walk For Rice (WFR) again this year! For over a decade, our group has helped to raise funds to not only put food on the table, but healthy and culturally familiar ingredients, which will nourish the body, power the mind and comfort the soul!
We welcome back the Puppy Brigade, Kitty Corps, Bird Battalion, as well as human friends and families! View the PNWJETAA Team Page: http://acrs.walkforrice.
Because we can’t walk en masse this year, PNWJETAA will be joining the recipe challenge! Registered team members are encouraged to share their favorite rice inspired recipe! Rice pudding, fried rice, rice porridge, onigiri… If it’s a recipe of picnic pride or a midnight snack secret, we’d love you to share!
Help PNWJETAA spread the “gohan goodness” with each other and our whole Asian community. For more information about all the great programs and services offered by ACRC visit https://acrs.org/.
~ Yuki The Dog, 2021 Team Captain
WEEKLY VIRTUAL EVENTS
JETAANY Nihongo Dake Conversation Hour
Date: Every Monday
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Details: Join us virtually every Monday to keep your Japanese language skills sharp. This chat is for Japanese speakers at the intermediate level or higher. Each week is a different theme, so come join in on the fun! There’s no fee to participate.
Visit JETAANY’s Facebook page for upcoming events and themes: https://www.facebook.com/jetaany/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!
We are watching My Hero Academia on Hulu. The recurring day and time have changed to Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. (The link will go out at 7:50.) This month we are watching episodes 65-80. 4 episodes each week. 4 episodes each week. Register by Email
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. yo sign up : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl3pMd4reYVdHdyo_iqkjKubOKrL2m_ejc_KEKJFjBl1lzMg/viewform
June 2, 2021 at 3 pm PT / 6 pm ET – USJETAA Event: Miso Ramen Cooking Class & Edamame Champ
Let’s learn how to make tasty miso ramen at home via zoom! You can cook along or just watch! All Kids & adults of all ages are welcome. Join with your family and friends!
The event will also include a short presentation about soy, including health benefits, culinary uses, and fun chopsticks competition using edamame (or any beans)!#EdamameChamp is here! Join TABLE FOR TWO’s annual Spring campaign. Learn about cooking with soy and your participation also helps children learn to eat healthier. Their partner organizations donate, 1 participant = food education for 1 child.
Event is in partnership with Table For Two. Event will not be recorded.This webinar is supported by CLAIR / Japan Local Government Center.
June 2 at 6:30 PM – JETAA Chicago Career Workshop with the Japan America Society of Chicago
Don’t miss “Best Practices for Your Covid Job Search” on June 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm – a workshop co-sponsored by JASC- Japanese American Service Committee, CTC – Career Transitions Center, The Japan America Society of Chicago, and JETAA Chicago. This free interactive workshop with Anita Jenke of CTC will provide tips, strategies, and real-life examples for enhancing your job search efforts during COVID.
June 5th from 7:30-9:30 pm CST – JETAA Chicago vs. PNW JETAA (Pacific Northwest) Trivia Competition!
Let’s kick off the 2021 trivia year with a chapter versus chapter throwdown! We’re excited to announce that the theme will be Studio Ghibli. Show off your knowledge and earn eternal bragging rights for your chapter! The trivia competition will be on June 5th from 7:30-9:30 pm CST.
Click the button below for full event details and to sign up via Guestlist.
June 6 at 11 AM PT – JETAA Portland, JETAABC, and PNWJETAA Bento Workshop with Amanda Oumiya from K&L Bentos!
Everyone is welcome! No registration required. Spread the word to all your JET Alumni Friends and bento enthusiasts. Post in the discussion area if you have any questions for Amanda or about the event itself! Don’t have a question? Don’t worry. We will have time for some Q&A on the day of the event as well.
June 7, 2021 – JETAA Chicago June Open Board Meeting
At our June meeting, we will be discussing plans for future events and other opportunities in the virtual space! Interested in taking part in the conversation? Join us for our June Open Board Meeting!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS ONLINE ONLY!
Monday, June 7, 2021
6:30 pm – 9 pm CST
Online – In the Comfort of Your Own Home
June 8, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time – USJETAA Japanese Reading Group
RSVP via Facebook or join by Zoom Link (no registration required)In June, we’ll be reading Dazai Osamu’s 春昼 (Leisurely Spring Day). Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) is one of the highest regarded Japanese authors of the 20th century. He wrote novels such as The Setting Sun and No Longer Human and is known for his semi-autobiographical style. We are reading one of his journal entries.
June 8 at 7 PM – JETAANY Book Club: The Aosawa Murders
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Details: Join us in June as we discuss Riku Onda’s The Aosawa Murders, named one of the “Most Notable Books of 2020” by the New York Times. ALSO: Next up in the summer we’ll be reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. Stay tuned!!
How to join: Fill out this form to get the Zoom link
Facebook Invite: Facebook event page
Questions: Contact Christy via email.
For more information about Zoom and to download the application, please visit zoom.com
June 10 at 6:30 PM HT – JETAA Hawaii Last Virtual Kaiwa (June 2021)
Aloha JETAA Hawaii~ June has crept up on us and wow it has already been half a year! Please join us at our last Virtual Kaiwa Table with Senseis Lynn and Ching They have been amazing teachers and we want to thank them for all of their hard work! Use this google form to sign up and we will send you the zoom link before the meeting. Hope to see a lot of you there!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394489927590779
June 10 at 7 PM PT – JETAA Portland June J-Kaiwa (Japanese Conversation Table)
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/92565393168…
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/590124455759092
For the time being, we’ll be continuing our Japanese conversation table online! J-kaiwa is a monthly event open to JET alums and friends of JET. All levels of Japanese welcome — feel free to casually pop in as your schedule allows! (For the summer season, we’ll be meeting on 2nd Thursdays!)
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/
June 11 at 7 PM ET – JETAADC Japan Networking Happy Hour
This event is open to the public! Come and meet people who are a part of the Japan/America community. Some zoom rooms will be Japanese language only, and some will be English. Bring a drink!
June 12 at 11 AM – JETAANY Picnic
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1861925853989586
JETAANY is hosting its first in-person event in over a year! We’re excited to meet together safely outdoors and ask everyone to please bring your own lunch (BYOL) to the picnic.
Sign up on the form and we’ll send you the Zoom link ahead of the event. Check out the Facebook invite for more information.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/907608963153562
** $15 rebate + postage for all JET alumni and new JETs who RSVP! **
It’s summer! And we have a new JETAA Hawaii board! Come and get to know your new board members! Let’s reconnect with old friends and make some new ones!
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.
Click here for our list of approved Japanese restaurants: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uehMHXeo4Z1aAnj126MsIpAWcYqPbvBnqZXkBAmv0Do/edit?usp=sharing
Deadline to RSVP: Friday, June 11 at 11:59 pm HST
Zoom Meeting ID & Passcode will be sent out at least 1 hour before the event.
June 15, 2021 – JETAA Chicago Japanese Language Series – Conversation/Pecha kucha Night!
Mark your calendars – the next JETAA Chicago Japanese Language Series event is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th! Prepare for a conversation/pecha kucha night, which will be open to all levels of Japanese proficiency. Rooms will be open for different language levels.
The Japanese Language Series events are intended to bring together JETAA members and supporters who want to stay engaged with Japanese language learning and use.
Click the button below for full event details and to sign up via Guestlist.
June 15 at 6:30 PM CT – JETAA Heartland Montly Memeber Meeting
Tuesday, June 15th JETAA Heartland’s open member meeting. We’ll review our grant in-aid proposal that is due June 30th. If you have any event ideas that you want to plan and run, please be sure to attend the meeting or email Dustin at email@example.com for the access info.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Event for JETAA Heartland members only.
June 16 at 7 AM – JETAANY Scrambled Egg Curry and Ujikintoki Shaved Ice Facebook Live Cooking Lesson
Livestreamed via Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162737245830896
Join us live on Facebook to learn how to make Scrambled Egg Curry and Ujikintoki Shaved Ice! JET Alumni, Samantha Bronster (Aomori, ’18-19) will share some of her favorite traditional Japanese recipes. These delicious recipes will wow your friends!
June 16, 2021 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET (Japan Time: June 17, at 8 am) – USJETAA Event: Gaming Industry Networking Session
June 16 at 6:30 CT – Network for Success in Life and Work
This low-cost workshop is co-sponsored by JASC- Japanese American Service Committee, CTC – Career Transitions Center, The Japan America Society of Chicago, and JETAA Chicago
1. Overview of GiA (Grant-in-Aid);
2. Two Types of GiA & some notes;
3. GiA Application & how to submit it;
4. Q&A session
June 19 at 12 PM ET- Clean up for Sarah with JETAANY
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Optional picnic at 10:30 a.m., email for details)
Location: Hermon A. MacNeil Park, College Point, Queens. Take the 7 Train to Main Street Flushing, then transfer to the NORTHBOUND #25 bus (the stop is on Main just south of Roosevelt Ave., east side by the Duane Reade), which will drop you by the park at its last stop. Meet at the playground where Coastal Preservation Network will be setting up.
Details: Sarah Auffret was a Tokushima JET who went on to contribute to the effort to clear plastic waste from the world’s oceans, especially in the arctic. She was lost in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines crash while on her way to a UN conference in Nairobi. Coastal Preservation Network will be hosting the cleanup and will provide gloves, bags, and tools. We will be cleaning up the shoreline, so sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Don’t forget your sunscreen, bug spray and water/food. Learn more about this global volunteer effort in Sarah’s memory.
RSVP: No formal registration required.
Let others know you are going on Facebook: Event page. (Website page)
Questions: Contact Matthew Gillam via email.
June 19 at 3 PM CT – JETAA Rocky Mountain Book Club – Inheritors by Asako Serizawa
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/823437334915010/
Join us at our June book club meeting to discuss Inheritors by Asako Serizawa.
June 19 at 3 PM PT – JETAANC Film Appreciation Club Film Discussion: “Hiroshima mon amour”
****REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED through the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/new-date-jetaanc-film…
June 19 at 3 PM ET – JETAA Great Lakes Cooking & Cocktails
The welcoming of summer calls for some sweet treats and sunny drinks. Join us for a cooking lesson, a quick mixology course, and of course, time to savor all our creations together.
June 21 at 5:30 PM – JETAANY Picnic and LIVE Japanese Music Concert
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235446901300718
Picnic with JETAANY in Bryant Park while enjoying a wonderful live Koto Shamisen music performance. The Japanese Consulate is proud to partner with Make Music New York to bring this fantastic performance to the park. Meet at 5:30 to picnic and catch up with friends; the concert will start at 7:00.
*FREE to attend
*JETAANY (Monica Yuki) will save a space for the group and send updates through the event page on where to find the group
*Bring a blanket, towel or something to sit on so we can safely socially distance
*Bring your own food. We suggest Sunrise Mart (41st between 5th and Madison Aves) for delicious prepared bentos and other Japanese items.
This event is subject to COVID-19 guidelines put in place by Bryant Park and requires masks and social distancing. The performance is subject to cancelation due to rain or poor weather.
The unique setlist is comprised of two dynamic sections. Part I one builds on traditional Japanese melodies with ensemble music composed in Japan. Part II is a new adventure where east-meets-west with incredibly special musical guests:
o Mr. Todd Isler, Percussion
o Mr. Arthur Kell, Bass
o Ms. Mayu Saeki, Flute
o Ms. Molly Aronson, Cello
June 22 at 7:30 PM – NEJETAA Movie Night
June 23 at 8 PM – JETAANY Virtual Craft Night
June 25 at 8-10 PM ET – JETAA Great Lakes Games Night
June 26 at 11 AM PT – JETAA Portland Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop with Nana Goto Bellerud
Cost: Demonstration is FREE, Workshop is $5
Join us in discussing Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda. We are still meeting by Zoom, so please message us if you need that information.