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
お盆祭り

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.

昭和ボストンにて、恒例のお盆祭りが開催されます。

8月23日(土)午後4時から8時まで、盆踊りやゲームなど楽しいアクティビティをご用意してお待ちしております。イベントも駐車も無料です。お弁当をご持参の上、芝生でピクニック気分でお祭りを楽しむのは如何でしょうか。

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.

また、ご希望の方には”昭和ディナーボックス”もご用意しております。内容はチキンカツ又は、豆腐カツ(共にご飯、サラダ、お水と、フルーツかクッキー付き)からお選び頂けます。当日のご購入は$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 

Cost:
$8

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. 

Details:

What: Los Angeles Career Forum 2014
When: October 4 (Sat.) & 5 (Sun.)
Where: Loews Hollywood Hotel
http://www.careerforum.net/event/la/?ref=JETAA&lang=E
*No cost to register or attend

*Travel scholarships available. Follow the link for details: 
http://www.careerforum.net/event/la/scholarship.asp?lang=E

There are already 18 companies signed up to participate including ERNST & YOUNG, HILTON GRAND VACATIONS, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, and RAKUTEN.