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WEEKLY VIRTUAL EVENTS
JETAANY Nihongo Dake Conversation Hour
Date: Every Monday (May 17, 24, 31)
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.
This month’s weekly themes are:
May 17: You Be the Judge
May 24: Nihongo Quiz
RSVP & Questions: contact Giuseppe di Martino via email
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!
In May they are watching My Hero Academia episodes 65-80. 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
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 email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
May 3, 2021 at 6:30pm - JETAA Chicago Open Board Meeting and Star Wars: May the Fourth (on the Third) Happy Hour
At our May 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 May Open Board Meeting! Stick around after the meeting for a virtual happy hour with a Star Wars twist in honor of May the Fourth (on the Third). The official kanpai will be at 8 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS ONLINE ONLY! Please register in advance here: https://guestlist.co/events/681195
Monday, May 3, 2021
6:30 pm - 9 pm CST
Online - In the Comfort of Your Own Home
May 7, 2021 at 6 PM ET - JETAA Great Lakes Kodomo no Hi Movie Night: Okko's Inn
Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Friday after Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day), snuggle up with your kids (or the kid in your heart) and let's watch a movie together. We'll be watching Okko's Inn on Netflix using Teleparty.
Family and Friends of JET are welcome!
**Please note, this event will be held earlier than our usual movie nights to accommodate our younger audience**
The Teleparty link will be posted before the event around 5:45 PM EST. You will need an active Netflix account and the Teleparty browser extension to join. Be sure to click on the "Tp" button after clicking the link to join! If you have any problems joining, please let us know.
May 8, 2021 at 1pm-3pm HST - JETAA Hawaii Talks: May Mochi Making
RSVP by: Friday, 5/7 11:59pm HST
Happy Children's Day, Mother's Day, May Day, every day! Thank you for clicking the link for our mochi making event. Please fill out the questions below to join the event and get your mochiko flour reimbursed by JETAA Hawaii 😀 (Free mochiko and postage on us!) Just remember to send your original, itemized receipt to our P.O. Box. Excited to see you all there makin' mochi and eating it too~
May 11 at 7:00 pm - Chicago Introducing the Japanese Language Series
Join us for an evening of Japanese language fun and games!
JETAA Chicago is pleased to announce the Japanese Language Series. These events are intended to bring together JETAA members and supporters who want to stay engaged with Japanese language learning and use.
We’ll be kicking this off with a few classic Japanese language games: Shiritori and Kanji Jukugo Puzzles! Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11th from 7-8 pm CST.
Never played before? Unsure of your proficiency level? That’s okay! All levels of experience with Japanese are welcome!
Click the button below for full event details and to sign-up via Guestlist: https://guestlist.co/events/681546
May 12 at 6:30 pm HT - JETAA Hawaii Virtual Kaiwa Table
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30PM-7:30PM
Please RSVP by April 13, 6:30PM
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
May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time JETAA Southern California Nihongo Dake Dinner
Grab some food and join us for our next Nihongo Dake Dinner! Please use the zoom link below to join the zoom call on the day of the event.
Topic: Spring Nihongo Dake Dinner
Time: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 8855 6194
May 17 at 8:10 PM - JETAANY Craft Night
Date: Monday, May 17
Time: 8:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EDT (after Nihongo Dake)
Details: Join us for another casual virtual crafting night. This is a great way to set aside some time to finish a project you started and have not finished. For anyone who started the Sashiko stitching and needs some virtual friends to motivate you, come join us! Past participants have worked on home repairs, embroidery, knitting, sound recording, card-making, baking, gardening, photo albums, and more.
How to join: Fill out this form to get the Zoom link
Facebook Invite: via Facebook
Questions: Contact Monica via email.
May 24, 2021 at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET (Japan Time: May 25th, at 8 am) - USJETAA Becoming a Life Coach
Life coach? That's a profession? Really?!? I've never heard of it! Perhaps you've heard of a life coach but aren't quite sure exactly what it entails. Or maybe this is truly your first time. Join USJETAA and JET alum Jeff Singal who will kick off this event with a brief background on his journey from being a JET in Mie (1995-1997) to how he learned about life coaching as a profession and why and how he decided to enter this profession. We'll cover how to become a life coach and what a life coach does, and much, much more. Event hosted in partnership with JETAA Western Japan.This webinar is partially supported by the Japan Foundation CGP and CLAIR.
May 22, 2021 at 1 PM - JETAA DC Socially Distanced Arboretum Walk
Please join us for a socially distanced walk around the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. The walk will be socially distanced, family and pets welcome. We will be following CDC and DC Dept of Health guidance on health precautions such as masks and social distancing. For those interested, we will nijikai either at Other Half Brewing or Atlas Brew Works.
May 23, 2021 at 4 PM ET - JETAA Great Lakes Membership Meeting
Catch up with us! Dream with us! Plan with us!
We will be brainstorming future events and all that goes into making our JETAA chapter better and better. We would love to have your input.
May 23, 2021 at 2 PM Hawaii Time JETAASC x JETAA Hawaii Book Club
Book: Before the Cofffee Gets Cold by Kawaguchi
RSVP by Friday, May 21st. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/
May 25 at 7 PM CT - Heartland JETAA Monthly Meeting
May 26 at 8 PM ET - JETAANY Netflix Party: Giri / Haji (Duty/Shame)
Time: 8:00 p.m.EDT
Details: Join JETAANY casual night of watching a show "together" and chat live in private Teleparty room. We'll be watching Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame) (Japanese: 義理/恥). There are 8 episodes total; we will only be watching the first one.
About the TV Show: Translating to Duty/Shame and set in both Tokyo and London, Giri/Haji is a thriller about a Tokyo detective named Kenzo Mori, scouring the London underworld to find his allegedly deceased brother, Yuto. Yuto was accused of brutally murdering the nephew of a yakuza member, which could lead to the onset of a gang war. Kenzo’s investigation into the disappearance lures him into dangerous elements of the corrupt underworld of London’s criminal circuit. Starring an international ensemble cast, the series originally aired on BBC2.
How to join: Respond “Going/interested” to the Facebook event page. Or email Ann to get the link before the party. A Teleparty link will be shared 10 minutes beforehand for those who will join.
NOTE* You must be a Netflix subscriber to join this event. With the plug-in, we will be able to watch the show at the exact same time and type in a chat window to discuss.
Before the event: Download Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party)
Questions: Contact Ann via email to have the link emailed to you or if you have any questions.
May 28, 2021 at 8 PM - JETAA Great Lakes Nintendo Night
It's another round of Nintendo games in the month of May!
We will be playing Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing all for the Nintendo Switch. We will have an hour or so of play time each for SSB and MK, while running AC for the entire night, so feel free to jump in when you like, and jump out when you need a break.
We will be using our Discord room for chatting during the various games, so look for our invite code on the day of the event if you haven't already joined us.
Family and friends of JET are welcome. (We can't control attendee's language on Discord, so keep that in mind should young children be present.)
We'll begin at 8:00 PM, and we will be voice chatting on Discord. Click this link to join the Discord or sign up for free.
May 30, 2021 at 3 PM PT - Pacific Northwest JETAA Book Club