Ebisuya Summer Festival Sale

The latest news from the owners of Ebisuya Japanese Market in Medford Square!
If you’re a long-time resident of Boston, you might remember a little Japanese bookstore named Sasuga that used to be in Porter Square. They closed some years ago, moving to a warehouse that processed online-only orders. Now the owner has moved again and completely closed the store, but they’ve passed a large amount of their Japanese manga to Ebisuya. So if you’re interested in acquiring some Japanese manga (in Japanese!), they’ve got plenty of new titles for sale (and some on sale).
Ebisuya will also be having a summer festival Sat. Aug. 4th. This might be a good time to pick up some reading material and satisfy that okonomiyaki craving you’ve been having!
Aug. 4 Saturday  11:00~3:00
Ebisuya Summer Festival Sale
Cotton candy, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), Hashed beef curry, games, Mini Lottery, and many sale items.
If you come wearing a Yukata, Kimono, or other traditional Japanese clothing you will be given a free cotton candy!
65 Riverside Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Job at Nashville Japan Consulate

Job Description: 
The duties of this position include…
Coordinating the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program, Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Program and other exchange programs (i.e. recruitment, interview, orientation) 
Organizing Japanese cultural programs (i.e. Japanese cultural fairs, school visits)
Promoting Japanese language and Japanese studies education (i.e. Japanese speech contests, seminars on US-Japan relations)
Website management
Other office administrative duties  
Eligibility Criteria:
Strong interest in Japan and US-Japan exchanges
Understanding of Japanese culture and intercultural communication skills; conversational Japanese language ability and working experience in a Japanese environment desired
Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent organizational, administrative and people skills
Strong computer skills (website design and database management skills desired)
Outgoing, flexible and creative personality 
To Apply:
Please e-mail your resume to the Culture and Information Section Consulate-General of Japan
culture at nv dot mofa dot go dot jp 
Monday, August 6th 

July Happy Hour

Hello All!
With new JETs soon to depart and new JET alums soon to arrive, here is another happy reminder: Our Happy Hour!
Please join us at 5:45 pm for drinks and NEJETAA-provided snacks at McCormick’s and Schmick’s, the Park Plaza.
Also note that the Happy Hour menu specials end at 6.30pm. 
What: Happy Hour
When: Thursday, July 26th @ 5:45pm
Send your RSVPs to social at nejetaa dot com and maybe bring an umbrella!
Social Chair

Yakitori Zai Kimono and Bento event

Kimono and Japanese Bento Event on July 22 at Yaktori Zai
Mr. Inoue, a vastly-experienced chef from Japan, will give a lecture on Japanese chef attire, with the culminating with a Shokado Bento for each attendee. 
Follow this link for more additional information  and please feel free to email Stephanie at president at nejetaa dot com if you have any questions. 

Job at Atlanta Japan Consulate

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta Employment Opportunity
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is seeking an individual for the position of either the consular section or the cultural section.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder, must be fluent in Japanese and English, and possess computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel etc. preferred).
To apply for this position, please send your resume to katsumi dot isoda at mofa dot go dot jp
Please send any inquiries directly to the Atlanta Consulate. Original post featured here. 

General Meeting Wed 7/18

Summer is in full swing and the new JETs’ departures are fast approaching! In the midst of it all, we have another event coming up. Next week is the NEJETAA General Meeting! Please join your fellow JET Alumni for snacks and updates on what’s happening in our chapter!
What: General Meeting
When: Wednesday July 18th @ 6:30pm
Where: UNO’s in Harvard Square, off the Red Line, Harvard Square T stop (map)
Who: JETs
There will be snacks available! Please RSVP to social at nejetaa dot com
See you there!!
Your NEJETAA Executive Board

Volunteers for Black Ships Festival

Black Ships Festival Volunteers Needed for Saturday, July 21



The Japanese Consulate will have a booth at the upcoming  Black Ships Festival in Newport, RI on Saturday, July 21 and would like to ask for a few volunteers to help out.  We will be doing kingyo sukui (goldfish scooping, but with fake fish), shuji (teaching how to write a couple of characters like “summer”and “festival”) and Tanabata (people can write a wish and hang it on bamboo.)


We have two available seats in the Consulate van and will be departing @ 8:00am from near South Station.  We will leave Newport about 4:00 (event ends at 3:30) and return to Boston.  You don’t have to stay at the booth the entire time.   


If you want to come on your own schedule, we’d also welcome you to stop by for a while and help out. 


The Black Ships Festival runs for several days—info can be found here: http://www.newportevents.com/Blackships/


To volunteer, pls contact Susan Gill: s dot gill at cgjbos dot org


Joto Sake Tasting

NEJETAA members are invited to a sake tasting by Joto Sake at Fugakyu. Please mention you’re from NEJETAA when you RSVP!
Brewery Tour, 2012 Joto Sake
Please join us in welcoming the owners from three of the most prestigious breweries in Japan! Yuki No Bosha, Eiko Fuji and Shichi Hon Yari. Enjoy a Sake tasting and hors d’oeuvres complimentary of Joto Sake and Fugakyu Restaurant.
RSVP to adrienne at jotosake dot com
Wednesday, August 1st
Fugakyu Japanese Cuisine
1280 Beacon St.
Brookine, MA 02446 
Kohtaro Saito
Founded in 1903, the Saiya Brewery, from the northern region of Akita, is one of the most awarded at Japan’s National New Sake Competiotion.
Kohdai Kato
Located in Yamagata in northern Japan, the Eiko Fuji brewery, founded in 1778 is now lead by the 13th generation of the Kato family.
Yasunobu Tomita
Founded in the 1540’s, the Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest and smallest in Japan, limiting production to just over 5,000 cases per year.