Updates: New Officers and Events

The NEJETAA Executive Board would like to officially welcome Daniel Lowe to the leadership team! Daniel has been serving in the previously vacant Social Chair role since the end of July! We 

Also, keep an eye out for some great upcoming events next month including a Sushi Making / Language Exchange dinner and a day trip to Portland, ME. A special shout out to our non-Boston JET alumni! If you’re available for these events, we’d love to see you!

See below for details. We hope you can join us! 

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NEJETAA September Events!

New England JETAA

September Events


Interested in strengthening your connections with the JET Alumni and Japanese communities in New England? Then check out these events!


#1 Free Language Exchange and Sushi Making Night with Japanese College Students


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Date:        September 11, 2014 (Thurs.)

Time:        6:00pm – 7 :30pm

Place:       Showa Boston Institute


Address:  420 Pond Street

                    Boston, MA 02130





 Please RSVP by September 3rd to Daniel Lowe at dlowe [at] showaboston [dot] edu



Note on transportation:

Parking is free and easy. For those using public transportation, there will a shuttle running from Reservoir Station (Green Line – D) to Showa Boston at 5:50 pm.

For the return, there will be shuttles running from Showa Boston to Reservoir Station at 7:40 

and 8:40 pm     



#2 Day Trip to Portland Maine

Date:        September 13, 2014 (Sat.)

Time:        Meet @ 11:30 for lunch

Place:       Miyake Restaurant

Address:  468 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101


Please RSVP by September 3, 2014 (Wednesday) to

Daniel Lowe at dlowe [at] showaboston [dot] edu

*Also mention if you would like to carpool

Obon Festival at Showa!

Showa Boston is partnering with the Japan Society of Boston for an O-Bon Festival. All are encouraged to attend!
The following is from the Japan Society of Boston’s web page.
For full details, please visit: http://www.japansocietyboston.org/Events 
O-Bon Festival

Saturday, August 23, 4pm-8pm

The Grounds of Showa Boston
420 Pond Street
Boston, MA 02130


Mark your calendars for the annual Obon Festival, held on the grounds of Showa Boston.  Obon is the annual Japanese summer custom of honoring the spirit of one’s ancestors.  The Obon customs are not somber, but done in a festive and celebratory mood.  This will be a fun picnic-style event complete with traditional Japanese summer games and Obon activites such as Bon Odori dancing.



Admission, parking, and events will be free.  You may bring your own picnic dinner, or purchase a Showa Dinner Box.  

Dinner Boxes may be bought on site for $8.


Dinner Box Options:
1. Chicken Katsu with rice and green salad served cold – bottle of water and fruit or cookies 

2. Tofu Katsu (v) with rice and green salad served cold- bottle of water and fruit or cookies 


The kitchen will prepare a limited number of Dinner Boxes for purchase the day of ($8)

We will do our best to have an ample supply but can’t guarantee there will be enough for everyone if demand is high.

All are encouraged to bring a picnic!

Career Fair: Los Angeles Career Forum

Coming this October, the Los Angeles Career Forum: an event for Japanese-English bilingual candidates with many top companies attending. A minimum of conversational level Japanese and English is required to attend the event. 

Abstract from the organizers: 
We expect it to be a really wonderful event with an intimate atmosphere and will also be having a webinar to help attendees prepare and a network reception to connect with fellow jobseekers. Companies will be hiring for jobs in Japan and elsewhere, so it will also be a great opportunity for JET alumni interested in going back to Japan. 


What: Los Angeles Career Forum 2014
When: October 4 (Sat.) & 5 (Sun.)
Where: Loews Hollywood Hotel
*No cost to register or attend

*Travel scholarships available. Follow the link for details: