Lantern Festival in Jamaica Plain

The Forest Hills Educational Trust is pleased to announce that the 15th annual Lantern Festival will be held on Thursday, July 18th. A much-loved community event for Jamaica Plain, as well as Greater Boston, the Lantern Festival draws its inspiration from the Japanese Obon Festival — a celebration each year when a door opens to the world of their ancestors allowing loved ones to send messages to the other side. It is a time when neighbors come together to share stories, celebrate, and honor the memories of loved ones. Enjoy multicultural performances and the warmth of the greater Boston community at this special annual event!
Soke Grand Master Tsuji XI is a founder, artistic director of Samurai Taiko Drummers as well as Samurai Academy of Kobudo. He is an internationally renown musician and martial arts expert appearing numerous prestigious events, concerts, seminars around the world. Samurai Academy offers Japanese martial arts, Taiko drumming, music
and cultural classes and activities.
74 Sea St. N. Weymouth, MA 02191

August Happy Hour

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!

Volunteers for Black Ships Festival

Volunteer Needed for Black Ships Festival for Saturday (7/20)

Hi everyone,

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:

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

Engineering job for Japanese speaker

Hi my name is Megumi, a recruiter from TS Consulting International.  We are a global recruiting firm specializing in the electronics, information technology, and gaming industries.  I am currently working with the world’s leading providers of advanced abrasive tools and precision equipments to recruit entry level engineers in San Jose, CA.  They are highly reputable in their niche in the semiconductor and electronics field with about $1B net sales in 2012.
The ideal candidates would be newly graduated with B.S or Master in Mechanical Engineering, Technical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering. They must be able to speak and write Japanese fluently to provide direct engineering interface between US major customers and their engineer groups in Japan’s HQ.  Good communication skills with a strong interest in engineering fields are nice to have as well. 
If you are interested in this position, or know someone who would be interested, please email me to megumi.i at tsconsult dot com.
Megumi Inoue
20300 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 265 Torrance, CA 90502
はじめまして。TS Consulting 井上と申します。
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Megumi Inoue 井上愛美
20300 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 265 Torrance, CA 90502

PT Japanese teacher in GA

Position:  Middle School Japanese Language Instructor
Posted by: North Fulton Schools
Type: Part Time (60%)
Location: Milton, GA
Salary: $23,400-$30,000 (health insurance, pension, and other benefits)
Start Date: August 1, 2013
Overview Position:
Excellent North Fulton Middle school is seeking an enthusiastic Japanese teacher for 3 classes. This is an opportunity to grow a new Japanese Language program in one of the best middle schools in Georgia. Teaching experience required. Certification preferred. Send resume to  himoormansensei at gmail dot com

Summer BBQ 2013

Please join us for our Annual Summer BBQ. 
Bring your friends and family!
When: Sunday, July 21st, 1:00pm
Where: 175 Harvey Street, Cambridge, MA (near Alewife station on the Red Line)
Come out and enjoy the summer weather while catching up with fellow NEJETAA members and the JET community! 
Please RSVP to Trish (email: treasurer at nejetaa dot com) by Friday July 19th with:
– # of people in your party
– what prepared dish, drink, or food to grill you are bringing to share 
See you there! 

Nihongo Dake at Yakitori Zai

Yakitori Zai he ikimashou!
Nihongo it up with some grilled meat on a stick.
On Sunday, July 14th at 2:30pm we’re heading out to Yakitori Zai again. Check out our pictures from June. But this time round, there’s a caveat: nihongo dake onegaishimasu!
Price is $10 per person. Laughter is free. Generously subsidized by CLAIR Yakitori Zai.
Participants will enjoy a bowl of Yakitori Zai’s special weekend Ramen Menu to start.  Then they will learn the proper way to cut up a chicken from an experienced chef; and then will get a chance to work the grill like the Yakitori-ya-san you’ve always secretly wanted to be.  Irasshai!
As this event is limited to 12 people, there will be a waiting list. All participants will need to Re-Confirm the day before the event to ensure that all slots are filled.  Thank you for understanding! 
Nihongo dake dinners are always a huge hit, so be sure to come out to this one. It promises to be amazing. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE: RSVP NOW to Brian: membership at nejetaa dot com