Boston Career Forum JET Events!!

In town for the Boston Career Forum? The New England JET Alumni Association has two great opportunities for visiting JET alums and Friends of JET. Please share!
1) We will hold a networking social on Saturday, November 19th at Cornwall’s Pub from 6:00. Great opportunity to have fun and exchange job-search tips. FB Event:
2) We will have a Nihongo-dake dinner at Ittoku in Brighton from 5:30 on Sunday, November 20th. FB Event:
Please RSVP for each event either by selecting “attending” or by emailing Eriko at at least 1 day prior to each event.
Thank you,

Boston Career Forum


In town for the Boston Career Forum? The New England JET Alumni Association has three great opportunities for visiting JET alums and Friends of JET:

1) We will hold a networking social on Saturday, November 19th at Cornwall’s Pub from 6:30. Great opportunity to have fun and exchange job-search tips.

2) We will have a Nihongo-dake dinner at Ittoku in Brighton from 5:30 on Sunday, November 20th

3) Don’t have a place to stay yet, or willing to host a visiting JET? Our association is working with its members to provide free tatami time share opportunities for visiting JETs.

To register for any of the above, please fill out this form:

Press Release from Catherine Rackley (Chiba-ken 2005-2006), DISCO International inc:

This is a reminder that JET alumni with at least conversational Japanese language ability are invited to the Boston Career Forum 2016 November 18-20.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about participating companies, submit resumes, interview, and even receive offers of employment during the three-day event.

You are free to attend one, two, or all three days.

– Boston Career Forum 2016 —–
November 18-20 (Fri.-Sun.)

Currently 210 companies participating including:

Register and begin applying to companies here:
*There is no cost to register for or attend Career Forums.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact JET alum, Catherine Rackley, at

We hope to see you in Boston!

Spring General Meeting

Please join our officers for our spring general meeting at Unos in Harvard Sq. Excellent way to have fun, meet fellow JETs, and offer ideas for summer! Some appetizers will be included.

Place: 22 John F Kennedy St Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Time: Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


If you are not a Facebook user, you are welcome to RSVP to

JLPT & Boston Career Forum Otsukaresama Social (12/13)

itadaki izakaya logo

Otsukaresama Social (12/13, 6pm)

To celebrate the end of the Boston Career Forum and Japanese Language Proficiency Test, NEJETAA will hold a social the evening of Sunday, December 13 from 6pm at Itadaki, an izakaya located on Newbury st. Even if you didn’t take the test or attend the career forum, it will be a great opportunity to have fun, network with JET alumni, learn more about the program, and maybe even practice a bit of Japanese!

RSVP by Thursday, 12/10 via Facebook (here) or by email to Rachel (treasurer [at] nejetaa dot com)

Location: Izakaya Itadaki, 269 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Happy Hour and Hanami

Hanami (5/4) and Happy Hour (5/8)

We have two big events coming up! Hope to see you there: 


 Hanami (POSTPONED) Happy Hour at Ittoku (5/8)

 Happy Hour and Hanami



Place: On the Charles River Esplanade, down by the river close to the Half Shell, about a 10-15 walk from Charles MGH station on the Red Line (same place as the past few years). Link to Google Maps HERE.

Who: Everyone is invited, so bring your SO’s, your roommates, your friends, your family/kids, and pets! 
Please also bring:
– blanket or a chair to sit on
– food/snacks to share
– your own beverages
– any games (cards, frisbee, etc.) you’d like to play

Happy Hour at Izakaya Ittoku:

Thursday, May 8th. Authentic Izakaya style appetizers and drinks available!
 RSVP to Katie (social at nejetaa dot com) or at the Facebook event.

Time: 6:00pm ~ 
Location: Izakaya Ittoku (Allston/Brighton) Google Maps

1414 Commonwealth Ave, BostonMA 02135 

      T-Access: Green Line Accessible (B)
      Parking: Street parking only 


Join us at the Nijikais and Sanjikais for 2014 JETAA Regional Conference

Beginning on January 10th, 2014, NEJETAA will host the 2014 JETAA USA Regional Conference at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA.

NEJETAA members and friends are invited to join us in welcoming JETAA delegates from across America and Canada as well as members of the Japan-America community f
or our evening nijikais and sanjikais on Friday (1/10) and Saturday (1/11) evenings. Details are below:


9:45 pm Friday (1/10), start out at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Sq
Sanjikais will be Beat HotelRussell House TavernDaedalus, or Tasty Burger – Come find us!

8:30 pm Saturday (1/11) – start out at Scholar’s in Downtown Crossing. 
Sanjikais will be Jm Curley or Silvertone

Questions? Contact Katie Mulroy


We hope to see you there! 

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!

JET Orientation Happy Hour 2013

Join us to celebrate the new JETs about to leave for glorious Nippon!
On Saturday June 22nd, immediately following the pre-departure orientation at the Boston Children’s Museum, NEJETAA is heading to (**please note location change!**) LUCKY’s. Once there, members will heroically regale each other with tales from Japan and give the soon-to-be JETs something fantastic to look forward to. The plan is to be there at 4:30 PM. You should be there, too.
RSVP to Jeff the Vice President by Friday June 21st: vicepres at nejetaa dot com 
What: Happy Hour post pre-departure orientation
When: Saturday June 22nd @ 4:30 PM.
Where: Lucky’s Lounge, 355 Congress St., Boston, MA (map)
Who: JET alumni and new JETs.
With the generous support of CLAIR, we will be providing appetizers. 

First General Meeting of 2013

Happy New Year, 2013!
Our first event of the new year will be our bi-monthly General Meeting. Please join your fellow JETs for food and an update on what’s happening in our chapter. We have a Shinnenkai and Nihongo Dake dinner coming up and a few other announcements!
   What: General Meeting
   When: Tuesday, January 15th @ 6:00pm
   Where: UNO’s at Harvard, near Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line (map)
   Who: JETs
There will be some food provided! Please RSVP to Katie, our Social Chair, at social at nejetaa dot com
See you there!
Your NEJETAA Executive Board