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

Nihongo-dake Dinner! Tues. July 7, 6:30pm

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Join NEJETAA for another round of Nihongo-dake dinner – TANABATA edition! Come, eat, and enjoy Japanese conversation on July 7th from 6:30 at Yamato in Brighton, MA. Feel (RSVP Deadline extended)

Where: Yamato in Brighton, MA
When:
Tues. 7/7 from 6:30pm
Who: NEJETAA members and Japanese speaking friends!

Accessibility:
Limited street parking.
Green Line (B) to Chiswick Road.

See you there!

 

JET Q&A and Social Hour (6/20)

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Seeking volunteers: Help new JETs by answering their questions and sharing your words of wisdom (and stories!). If you can volunteer, for any amount of time, contact Susan Gill, at the Consulate General of Japan, Boston. (Contact info below).

 If you can’t make the event, we are planning a casual social hour at Lucky’s Lounge (directions here) for a casual social hour! Chat with old friends and meet the new JETs! Specific time TBD, approximately 4:30pm ~

Details about the event from Susan Gill: 

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In a couple of weeks, on Saturday, June 20 we will be holding an Orientation for this year’s group of new JETs and we need your help!  The Orientation will be held at the Boston Children’s Museum, mainly in the 5th floor meeting spaces. An NEJETAA Social Hour will follow at Lucky’s Lounge.

The goal of Orientation is to give new JETs an idea of what they should do to prepare to move to Japan in early August.  What will they need to bring or leave behind?  What should they wear to work? Which things are better bought here or in Japan?  We will also give an introduction to Japanese-style living in the Boston Children’s Museum’s Japanese house (kyo no machiya).

Starting last year, Tokyo is accepting JETs; this year Boston is sending eight new JETs to the capital. If you have some experience living on your own in Tokyo (non-university / non-corporate budget) I’m sure Tokyo-bound JETs would appreciate your advice.

If you are interested in helping out, please email me (Susan Gill: s[dot]gill[at]bz[dot]mofa[dot]go[dot]jp)with the topics that you are willing and able to speak on and order of preference. While the Orientation lasts all day, you need only attend during the time of your presentation.  Some topics (especially the longer ones) can benefit from a pair of presenters.  Timing is flexible, but due to museum constraints, “Money and Banking” and “Living in the Japanese Style” [in the kyo no machiya] are presented first.  For these two topics, JETs are split into two smaller groups and each presentation is made twice.

Here are the topics that still need to be covered:

Money & Banking (45 minutes x 2)
Living in the Japanese Style
 (45 minutes x2)
Emergencies—(15 minutes)
Communications/Technology–(30 minutes)
Teaching Materials —   (15 minutes)
Q&A Free-for-all/ Things That We Wished We’d Brought
Medication & Baggage— (15 minutes)

 

Please let Susan know if you have any questions! Yoroshiku!

Contact: Susan Gill, s [dot] gill [at] bz [dot] mofa [dot] go [dot] jp

General Body Meeting: 6:30pm on Tuesday, 6/2 at UNOs Harvard Square

UPDATE: The general body meeting has been POSTPONED until Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30pm, at UNOs Harvard Square.

Our next general body meeting will be this Thursday Tuesday from 6:30pm at UNOs Harvard Square. All NEJETAA members are welcome to attend to share some appetizers and ideas about what activities you would like to see NEJETAA do in the future.

So come, meet us at Harvard Square UNOs at 6:30 pm this Tuesday Thursday! とりあえず来てね!Please RSVP to Bill (membership [at] nejetaa [dot] com)

Location: UNOs, Harvard Square.
22 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Date: Tuesday 6/2
Time: 6:30pm
Access: Red Line – Harvard Square Station. Street Parking (limited).

If you are unable to make it, we still would like to hear from you! Please email social [at] nejetaa [dot] com if you have an idea for an event you would like NEJETAA to organize.

Hope to hear from you!

Yoroshiku!