Summer General Meeting: August 7th

Come join the NEJETAA General Meeting on Thursday, August 7th. It’s a great chance to get yakiniku and drinks with friends new and old! We’ll be meeting at Gyu-Kaku at 7pm. RSVP to Matt at Vicepres [at] nejetaa [dot] com or via our Facebook page here

Date: Thursday, August 7th 

Time: 7:00pm 
Location: Gyu-Kaku, 1002 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446

Getting there: St. Mary’s St Station Green Line/street parking available.

Host an adult intern from Japan this fall!

Here’s a fun opportunity passed along by former Ehime JET, Elizabeth: 

Host a multilingual adult intern from Japan this fall, or in the future!! LEX America, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, is seeking host families in the Boston/Cambridge area. We have hosting opportunities around the year, but our immediate need is a host for an adult (mid-career) intern from Japan this fall. All LEX interns are tmultilingual, and are experienced hosts and travelers themselves. They are flexible and expect to simply participate as host families go about their regular routines. Interns spend at least 20 hours a week in the office. Host families receive a small stipend to offset the cost of extra food and utilities. This intern will come to the U.S. in Oct to the end of Nov. We are looking for hosts for as short as two weeks or as long as two months. If you would like to know more about this hosting opportunity of future opportunities, please e-mail info [at] lexlrf [dot] org or phone 617-354-1140. 

 Also please feel free to share this posting with others. Elizabeth Former JET, Ehime

Part-Time: Future Global Leaders Program, Trip Leaders needed for November Programs

ADZ Group is looking for Trip Leaders for their Future Global Leaders Programs this November. They have hired many JET Alumni in the past, and it is a great opportunity to interact with Japanese students again.


November 7-15, 2014: Looking to hire 1 Trip Leader for this program. Person must already be located in the Boston area.


November 30-December 4: Looking to hire 6 Trip Leaders for this program in Boston. Will welcome a few candidates from other cities for this program as they can stay in the hotel during the program; however, will not provide compensation for candidates to get to Boston for the program. 


Full details:

Future Global Leaders Program – Trip Leader

Multiple positions available for Fall 2014

If you are highly self-motivated, passionate about intercultural experiences and an independent worker this position is for you. Individuals who are attracted to making a notable difference in people’s lives around the world would really enjoy this role.

The FGLP Trip Leader is responsible for the overall quality and execution of the Program. You will be a teacher, mentor and friend to the students while coordinating with other Trip Leaders as appropriate. This role is similar to, though broader than, a camp counselor. The Trip Leader plays a major role in student life. Following the detailed and pre-arranged Program itinerary provided, Trip Leaders lead students on excursions. You will have responsibility for the overall Program execution, the quality of the Program and students’ satisfaction.

This role is for the Program duration and usually requires the candidate to live in the hotel or dormitory with the students and to have most or all meals with the participants. Prior to a Program there will be approximately 5 hours of preparatory work which can mostly be done on your own schedule and there will be approximately 2-3 hours of administrative work after completion of each Program.


·         Teach about American culture and help to make every moment a learning moment

·         Lead discussions in a relaxed setting daily for approximately 2 hours

·         Supervise activities and chaperone

·         Ensure that every student is safe, both physically and emotionally

·         Suggest Program improvements wherever possible

·         Any other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the Program


·         High level of energy

·         Excellent interpersonal and good organizational skills

·         Highly reliable and able to work independently after initial training

·         Interest in education and international culture are important

·         Speak, read and write fluent English

·         Must be over 18 and able to legally work in the United States without work visa assistance

·         First aid certification, teaching experience and the ability to speak an Asian language are bonuses, but not requirements

·         University degree in any subject is strongly preferred

Compensation for this position depends upon the specific details of each Programs and your skills and experience.

We fill positions as we identify qualified candidates and so encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for this position to staff[at] You may also submit questions to that email address. No phone calls please.

Only individuals should apply. Recruiters please do not contact us and please do not contact us about other services or products. Submissions received from search firms and recruitment agencies are considered unsolicited and will be kept as Adz Group’s property or deleted as appropriate unless a contractual obligation exists between Adz Group and an agency prior to submission.

Join the Consulate in RI this weekend at the Black Ships Festival

Celebrate The Summer Like They Do In Japan

This weekend, on Saturday, July 19, the 31st Annual Black Ships Festival will be held in Newport, RI. The festival celebrates the arrival of Commodore Perry’s arrival in Japan and the historic beginning of the US-Japan relationship.  The Consulate General of Japan in Boston will have a booth there and could use some help putting on their activities. 


Join staff and volunteers from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for summer festival fun. Celebrate the summer holiday of Tanabata by writing a wish on a paper streamer and hanging it from the bamboo branches. Kids can try their hand at typical summer festival games such as Yo-yo Tsuri (fishing for balloons) and other activities.

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston would like to invite NEJETAA members to either ride with them to Newport or meet them there to help.  It’s a nice afternoon spent in a park and volunteers can come and go from the booth, taking time to check out other festival activities.  Volunteers should contact Susan Gill at s [dot] gill [at] bz [dot] mofa [dot] go [dot] jp  or 617 973 9772 x122.

Movie Role: Bi-lingual Japanese adults needed for Feature Film!

CP Casting is setting up meetings with bi-lingual Japanese adults between the ages of 25 and 60 years old, who live in New England, and who would be interested in playing a role in a feature film.  This is paid work for a speaking role in a movie.  The commitment would entail 1 or 2 days work between July 28 and September 12 in central Massachusetts.

Movie Title: “THE SEA OF TREES”
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, and Ken Watanabe

The story follows a suicidal American (McConaughey) who befriends a man (Watanabe) lost in Japan’s Aokigahara forest.  He sets out to help save the Japanese man and changes his own life in the process.

C.P. Casting, Inc.
537 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02116

Meetings are no longer than 10 minutes.  You will meet with Carolyn Pickman, the local casting director.
Any interested bi-lingual Japanese adults who live in the area may sign up for one of the remaining available meeting times by visiting the website below and following the instructions.  Thank you.