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JETAA USA Yoga Every Wednesday at 11 AM ET
Come join a 10-15 minute yoga session with fellow JETAA members. We will begin the Zoom at 11:00 (EDT), and begin the video shortly after. When we finish our yoga session, let’s sit back and chat, before we go on with our day.
Every Thursday at 8:30 PM EDT – JETAA Great Lakes Terrace House Thursdays – Join Facebook Group for Event Details
Are you a fan of the Terrace House series? Perhaps you’ve heard of it, but haven’t made time to watch it yourself? Well come one, come all to Terrace House Thursdays! Through the “Netflix Party” chrome browser extension we’ll be hosting watch parties every Thursday, starting at 8:30 eastern. We’ll be watching “Terrace House Boys and Girls in the City”. We’ll plan to watch two episodes each session since they are only about 30 minutes. If we decide to watch a third, we’ll post an update about it so if you miss a session then you can catch up for the next one.
Be sure to download the “Neflix Party” extension at least the day before. There regularly has been issues for people who download it and then immediately tried to join a party.
Every Friday at 8:30 AM ET and 8:30 AM PT
JETAA USA Radio Taiso: Facebook Event
Let’s start every Friday morning with a Radio Taiso exercise with your fellow JET alumni. By popular demand we are going to keep this going!
We’ll begin with the workout (3-6 min) and if you have time, stick around for a 30 min morning coffee chat before you start your day.
Join video zoom meeting ID: 920-613-111 (same link we used last month)
We are offering East and West coast option since #JETsAreEveryWhere
Every Sunday at 2 PM to 3 PM – JETAA DC Japanese Script Reading Club
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.
Time/Date: Every Sunday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/
June 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET – JETAA NY Nihongo Dake: Facebook Event
May JETAANY offer you a weekly Nihongo-Dake Zoom-chat in these trying times?
Click “going” on the FB page to RSVP. The Zoom link will be sent to everyone via FB Messenger ten minutes before the session is to begin. Note that this is not necessarily restricted to JETAANY area JETs, and that you can invite friends-of-JET along (if you have any native-speaker friends who’d enjoy an informal chat session, by all means bring them along. If they don’t have FB, they can still participate; just inform me beforehand).
We’ll be splitting people off into smaller chat-groups based roughly on their language level, so come join in on the fun no matter your level.
There’s no fee to participate, and feel free to leave the chat whenever or for whatever reason. However, if you would like to participate, please don’t be late.
This week’s 話題/jumping-off point is: 「出身地」
This is the third go-around, so we’re more than willing to hear your feedback, and if you have any questions, do ask me (Giuseppe “Joe” di Martino) at email@example.com.
June 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET – JETAA NY Book Club: The Memory Police: Facebook Event
[Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.]
As if real life were not dystopian enough, next we’ll read Yoko Ogawa’s critically acclaimed THE MEMORY POLICE, a haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance.
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.
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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!
RSVP/Questions via Facebook or by emailing bookclub[at]jetaany[dot]org.
June 5, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM PDT – JETAA Southern California “How to Get a State Job for JET Alums” – RSVP & Info
On the job market? Have you considered state service? There are jobs in your local cities, counties, and the state. This webinar will focus on how to find jobs and apply for jobs for the State of California. You were a civil servant in Japan, why not be a civil servant in California?
RSVP via Guestlist: https://guestlist.co/events/653493
𝗥𝗦𝗩𝗣 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧*: https://guestli.st/652458
To be more inclusive of those who do not use/have social media, event 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 – only promoted.
Join us for a night of Harry Potter Trivia!
This time will be a Team Challenge between Hogwarts Houses! Show off your HP knowledge and win the game for some serious House Points.
Want to join the fun? 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗦𝗩𝗣 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐊: https://guestli.st/652458
• Attendees that RSVP via Guestlist event will receive the event details and link* via confirmation email.
• This event is for JET alumni-only (and past/present CLAIR/MOFA staff we’ve worked with). If you are in quarantine with your beloved FOJs (Friends/Family of JET), they are welcome to join your video during the event.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to getting virtual with y’all! #JETogether2020
JETAA Chicago Leadership Board
June 10, 2020 at 6 PM PDT – JETAA NC Film Appreciation Club – Film Discussion: Hana-bi –Join Facebook Group for Event Details
*Please note that the time and day of week is different from last time. We might play around with different days/times to see what works best.
We will separately watch the film “Hana-bi” and discuss over Zoom.
This works like a book club, rather than a watch party. “Hana-bi” is available on multiple platforms (YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, Amazon) for rent for $3-$4. It’s also available on Kanopy; check if your public library has this service (if it does, it’s free for you). Watch the movie at your own leisure before the meeting.
“Hana-bi” is a 1997 crime drama written by, directed by, and starring Takeshi Kitano, also known as Beat Takeshi. It won the Golden Lion at its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and has widespread international acclaim.
June 12, 2020 at 6 PM EDT JETAA Southeast – The Black JET Experience – Register Here
Due to recent events, we have decided to change the format of next week’s Happy Hour. Given the racial divisions in our country that have come to the forefront with George Floyd’s death, we want to hear from our Black JET Alumni on how we as a chapter and as individuals can help to be a voice against racial inequality.
Specifically the conversation will be based on these topics:
Being Black in Japan – Our Experiences
Being Black in the United States- Our Experiences
What Can JETAASE do to Increase Minority Participation on the JET Program?
How do we increase JET recruitment at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)?
What actions plan can we do as individuals and as a chapter to voice against racial inequality?
June 13, 2020 T 5 PM PDT – JETAA Southern California Virtual Nihongo Dake Dinner: Facebook Event
Join us for our first virtual Nihongo Dake dinner of the year! All Japanese speaking levels are welcome!
RSVP form coming soon!
June 14, 2020 – JETAA International Logo Contest – https://www.jetaainternational.org/logo-competition
Calling all creative alumni! JETAA International needs a new logo to represent the 72,000 JET alumni around the world. The logo contest is open to all alumni of the JET Program. The winner will receive a Kokoro Care Package valued at over ¥10,000.
Designs are due June 14, 2020, and you can submit as many as you like!
Submit designs to email@example.com
More details regarding the contest and design requirements can be found on the website https://www.
June 16, 2020 at 7:00pm – JETAA NY Networking Event for Recent JET Alumni – Facebook Event
Details: Have you recently finished JET or just moved to the East Coast and looking to learn more about JETAANY, meet other recent returners, or interested in networking? Then, this is a small gathering for you! Come chat on Zoom with Ryan (Vice President) and meet other alumni in the area.
How to join:Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.
RSVP: Facebook Event page, or email vicepresident[@j]etanny.org
Questions: Contact Ryan Hata via email vicepresident[@j]etanny.org
June 18, 2020 at 5 PM to 8 PM CDT – JETAAMN Virtual June Happy Hour
Grab your drinks and a webcam, and join us (online) for our monthly Happy Hour! This time, our Happy Hour will be held from 5-8pm Thursday, June 18th. Stay home, stay connected, and look forward to playing some games with us!
June 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT – JETAA Southeast N4/N5 Language Class – Register here
Are you running out of things to watch on Netflix and Hulu? Are you craving any kind of social interaction?
Come join fellow JET Alumni and geek out over Ghibli Movies at our event, JETAA Hawaii Miyazaki & Chill!
6:00PM Zoom Meeting Opens
6:15PM Spirited Away
8:15-8:30 Bathroom Break
8:30PM Howl’s Moving Castle
*Movies will have Japanese audio, English subtitles
We will be using Watch2gether.com to watch the movie. You don’t need to make an account, just have an internet browser connection!
Please RSVP on the Google Form by June 19, 6:00PM
Zoom Meeting Information & Password will be sent out at least 1 hour before the event.
During the pandemic and its subsequent economic uncertainty, JETAA Portland is ramping up its career support resources to meet the needs of our JETAA members and greater community. Kicking off our series of virtual events will be a presentation and Q&A with JET alumna Andrea Mia (Osaka-fu, 1988-1990).
All are welcome — no JET Program affiliation necessary! Please note this event may be most relevant for those with international backgrounds (or aspiring global citizens)!
Webinar: June 25, 7:00-8:00pm PDT (Networking Happy Hour held in the same Zoom meeting after the webinar!)
Please join using the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97669420197?pwd=aTBEaHVwblZ1cDQ1ckxDeHNqTHdEZz09
Meeting ID: 976 6942 0197
Dial-in #: 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 976 6942 0197
Things to consider when choosing to upskill… or do I have to go to graduate school?
Topics we will cover:
Mindset – how you best learn
Collecting pieces of paper: a woman’s dilemma
Research – what is the end goal and what are the educational requirements? Internationally vs. USA
What are you paying for in a grad school and therefore what should you be focused on getting out of it?
Prestige vs. getting it done? What level is explicitly or implicitly necessary?
What are the alternatives out there – how else can I get the necessary skills?
When a job says you must have a Master’s or PhD how seriously should we take that? What level is explicit or implicit?
About Andrea Mia:
Andrea Mia, located in Portland, OR, was on the JET Program for the two years following college (1988-1990). She worked for Osaka-fu, mainly at Taisho HS and Sumiyoshi HS, one of the lowest achieving and highest performing high schools respectively. While on JET, she created an inter-ESS performance/film program for 7 high schools.
Andrea is a certified ACC coach with the International Coaching Federation. She has coached at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School where she received a certification in Cross-Cultural Savvy. She has created both government and private sector large-scale events and films and has had HR oversight for hiring, onboarding and layoffs at two companies.
Through Udacity, Andrea has extensive experience career coaching tech focused and creative people and to date has coached people from over 35 countries. The hallmark of her work is helping clients generate insight and translate that into action, quickly. Trained in Presence Based Coaching, she also has degrees from Columbia University and the University of Southern California; she is intuitive, compassionate, and calming.
Interested in donating your time and expertise for our upcoming career support opportunities? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up through the Google Form below. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
JET Alumni, mark your calendar for Fri, June 26. We’ll host a JETAA Texoma virtual happy hour via Zoom to break up the quarantine feelings. Bring your beverage of choice for a kanpai!
*Event details to be updated soon:*
-Zoom Link & details will be posted shortly before the event.
-We’re planning some structured activities and possible breakout sessions to help facilitate good conversation.
Looking for some casual fun on a Friday night? Join us online for some hilarious hijinks while we play a bunch of your favorite Jackbox games!
Games start at 8:30 PM and will continue till everyone is all out of fun. A link to the Google Meet will be provided on the day of the event. Hope to see you there!