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

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732285430371496/

If you are not a Facebook user, you are welcome to RSVP to president@nejetaa.com

U.S. Career Forum in NYC

JET alumni with at least conversational Japanese language ability are welcome to attend the U.S. Career Forum to explore career options and even land a job at the event.
32 companies have already signed up including ACTUS CONSULTING (Recruiting Agency), AMAZON WEB SERVICES, APPLE, IACE TRAVEL, MIZUHO BANK, NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE AMERICA, SYSCOM, Y’S PUBLISHING, and many more.


All companies are hiring for domestic positions.

— U.S. CAREER FORUM —
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Javits Center, Hall 1E
655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=2016JETAA&lang=E
* Participating is FREE, and attendance support of up to $350 is available. Apply by March 23.

The U.S. Career Forum is for anyone who:

  • possesses a minimum of conversational ability in both Japanese and English
  • possesses legal permission to work in the U.S.
    and
  • is looking for a full-time or internship position

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=201623&lang=E

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Catherine Rackley at c.rackley@discointer.com.

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3rd Annual NEJETAA Skip Trip 2016! (Jan. 29-31)

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Register by Dec. 21, 2015
To register: http://goo.gl/forms/KOT8PCg36w

This year NEJETAA will host the 3rd Annual Northeast Region Ski Trip from January 29th – 31st at Killington Ski Resort, the largest ski area in the eastern United States. Due to popular demand we have chosen to stay at the Summit Lodge, the hotel we stayed at two years ago. It features a pub, hot tub, etc. Complementary breakfast is also included. For those who are not interested in skiing, the Killington area offers much to do. There are options for individuals to do cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. Killington Resort is only 35 minutes from the lovely town of Woodstock, VT with many options for eating and shopping; and 20 minutes from the Long Trail Brewery.

http://www.killington.com/site/index.html
http://www.summitlodgevermont.com/the-lodge/

If you plan on attending this event, please fill out the form below by Monday, December 21st. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot and the type of room you want, as both are limited. We will send payment information soon after the December 21st deadline.

Who: JET Alums & Friends of JET
When: Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31
Where: Summit Lodge, Killington, VT

Hotel Costs for two-night stay:
Double: $198 per person;
Quad: $130 per person;
Triple: (in the event that we’re short one person for a quad) $152.67 per person;

Lift Ticket Cost: One-Day: $65; Two-Day: $124
Ski (includes poles) or Snowboard Equipment Package Rental: One-Day: $37; Two-Day: $64
Helmet Rental: One-Day: $6; Two-Day: $10

Deadline to RSVP: Monday, December 21st

To register: http://goo.gl/forms/KOT8PCg36w

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about carpooling, email Dan Lowe at (president [at] nejetaa dot com)

Please Note: 

*By RSVPing for this event, you will be responsible for any costs incurred on your behalf.

**The above prices are based on a 20+ person group rate. Therefore, the costs are subject to change if fewer than 20 people sign up (in which case, you will have an opportunity to withdraw)

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

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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

Japan Film Festival in Boston (12/5, from 1:30pm) at MIT

JREX (The Japan Resource Exchange) is hosting the 5th Annual Japan Film Festival in Boston.

This year JREX is working with the NY Japan Cinefest to bring you an excellent program of recent short films.

今年で第5回目となる映画祭です。今回はNY JAPAN Cinefestからの協力を得て、ショートフィルム6本を上映いたします。

入場料:$10(JREX会員は$5、MIT学生は無料
お申込み:下記フォームよりお願いします。
1:50pm~
The 8th Samurai  7人の侍をもじったユーモラスな映画
Tadaima       インターメントキャンプについて15分映画
A Warm Spell     日本の田舎での物語
3:15pm〜 Intermission インターミッション10分
Little Kyota Errand Hood 京太のお使い 福島のことも少し考えさせられる子供映画
Monk by Blood  お寺に生まれたから、住職になる運命という留学生のドキュメンタリー
Reflection 女装していく子供を見つめる母と子供の物語
4:35p〜 Reflection Director Q&A
5:10pm〜 Reception (at next door class room)
6:00pm Doors Close

See the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1660469010902453/

General Body Meeting Thurs. 11/5 7pm (Parking available)

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Happy fall everyone!

It’s time for our next NEJETAA General Body meeting! We will discuss past and upcoming events, eat some Japanese food and meet up with members both new and old. Whether it’s your first NEJETAA meeting or you’re a veteran – all are welcome!

Come join us at Super 88 on Thurs. Nov. 5th from 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Who: You! (NEJETAA Members and friends)
What: General Body Meeting
Where: Super 88 Asian Market, 1 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
When: Thurs. Nov. 5th. from 7pm

Accessibility:
Parking is available at the market. Additional street parking is available (free on the Allston side), if the parking lot is full.

Public transit: Green Line (B) – Packards Corner stop

Please RSVP to let us know to look out for you at the meeting either on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581190962020128/ or to Caitlin (social [at] nejetaa.com)

 

One-day Educator/Teacher Professional Development Seminar: Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People (11/7)

Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People

Primary Source and the Boston Children’s Museum are presenting a course on November 7th at the Children’s Museum: Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People

The program will explore ways Japan has contributed to world peace since the end of World War II, current controversies and in particular how teachers can teach about Japan, peace building, and friendship. Anne Prescott who has led two delegations of teachers to Japan to learn about peace education and heads the Five Colleges East Asia Center also will provide an overview of peace education in Japan and Lani Gerson will will lead a discussion of peace education in the US.
The day will also feature a performance by Women of the World who will be “Circle Singing” with the teachers and teaching how to create and exercise the culture of acceptance through music on November 7 at the Boston Children’s Museum. They will also share their story of how they made their Peace Song and their experience in Hiroshima.
This program is appropriate for high school educators as well as K-8 teachers.

For more information: http://www.primarysource.org/professional-development/courses/japan-teaching-peace-connecting-people

Alternatively, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-educatorteacher-professional-development-seminar-japan-teaching-peace-connecting-people-tickets-19213921356

 

 

Discount for short films at the Boston Asian American Film Festival (10/22-10/25)

NEJETAA is helping promote a series of short films at this year’s Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). NEJETAA Members can receive a discount the the shorts series: Home In America, playing at 1pm on Sun. Oct. 25.

We will send the discount code by email on 10/17 and 10/22. If you are not yet on our mailing list, you can join here.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased herehttps://artsemerson.org/Online/article/film_baaff.

See below for info on “Home in America”

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teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World (Oct. 16–Nov. 14)

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RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE NEW EXHIBITION

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teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

October 16–November 14, 2015

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 PM–5 PM

The newly renovated Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute will open with a multimedia exhibition by teamLab that immerses viewers in a sophisticated and dreamlike world that is digitally generated. Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations, where contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science meet.

This exhibition is only the second ever in the United States dedicated to teamLab.

In teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World, Chinese and Japanese characters appear on the walls of the gallery. When the viewer’s hand touches a character, an image of the character’s meaning emerges and interacts with images generated from other characters. The result is a colorful, multisensory space that continuously evolves as the images influence one another. New visual worlds are constantly created, and never repeated, immersing each visitor in his or her own unique experience.

Installations by teamLab have garnered attention around the world and have been displayed at Art Basel Hong Kong, Expo Milano, the Singapore Biennale, as well as in art festivals, galleries, and exhibition spaces in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan.

For more information, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2015-teamlab-exhibition.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. We invite you to share this with people you know who might be interested in this special teamLab opportunity.

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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

“Home in America” – Boston Asian American Film Festival (10/22-10/25)

 

Come out to the Boston Asian American Film Festival from Oct. 22-25th. This year’s festival includes a short series about finding a Home in America. The shorts series consists of about 6 short films 6mins – 20mins in length on the festival’s theme. This shorts series includes documentaries about a Japanese American during WWII and another about Japanese war brides. Come check it out!

Stay tuned for ticket discounts for NEJETAA members, going on sale the first week of October.BAAFF_Poster_2015