Hope everyone is enjoying the wicked hot summer!
NEJETAA’s next Happy Hour will be Wed. August 7th at 6pm. We are checking out a new place we’ve never been to called Owl Station Bar. They have Japanese food, sushi, and Japanese cocktails and sake! Ok so maybe it’s not the most authentic, but it looks like a fun place to go after work!
Owl Station is conveniently located right across from the Broadway T station on the Red Line (map).
Please RSVP to Trish our Treasurer (treasurer at nejetaa dot com) by Tues. August 6th.
August will be a quiet month for NEJETAA so we hope you will come out and join us!
Volunteer Needed for Black Ships Festival for Saturday (7/20)
This weekend, the annual Black Ships Festival which commemorates Admiral Perry’s opening of Japan will take place in Newport RI. As usual, the Japanese Consulate will have a booth there and would like to know if anyone would like to join us. We’ll be doing Goldfish Scooping (kingyo sukui) with fake fish as well as Fishing for Balloons (yoyo tsuri). We’ll also have our Tanabata display for people to make wishes on.
We’ll depart from near South Station at 8:00 am and head back around 3:00 or 3:30. We have one open seat in the Consulate van and the ride takes about an hour and a half. You don’t have to stay at the Consulate table all day–you can come and go if you like.
More info: http://www.newportevents.com/Blackships/
Even if you go to the festival on your own, stop by our booth in Touro Park!
If you are interested or have questions, please let me know: s.gill at bz.mofa.go.jp