General Body and Budget Meeting (2/21) at 2pm

General Body Meeting 2/21 at 2pm

NEJETAA will be hosting a General Body Meeting this Saturday (2/21) at 2pm at Uno’s in Harvard Square.

We will be discussing and reviewing last year’s budget expenditures as well as planning some upcoming events. If you are interested in becoming more involved inNEJETAA and learning about the behind the scenes work of the board, please attend!

We would love to see you there and to hear your opinions and ideas!

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

Language Club at LEX America (Try it free!)

*Language Opportunity* A message from LEX America:
People often ask how my Japanese has improved so much since I came back from the JET program so long ago.  I am involved with LEX (a non-profit) where I have been able to improve my Japanese dramatically while also learning other languages.  I want to encourage former JETs to check out our clubs, especially Monday or Thursday which are filled with Japanese families.  All of the groups are fun!  Please see below.  – Elizabeth Victor
Here at LEX America, our Language Clubs provide a rich and engaging multilingual environment in which speakers of all ages and fluencies can come together and experience the joys of language and language learning while also enhancing one another’s learning process.Come try our Language Club free of charge. Bring the whole family!
Open Club week runs from February 9th through February 15th.
See our website for more information.

Feb 9th (Mon) 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Feb 10th (Tue) 9:45 am -11:00 am
Feb 12th (Thu) 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Feb 14th (Sat) 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Please e-mail us which date you would like to visit at info at lexlrf dot org or 617-354-1140.

For a glimpse of what our Language Club are like:
For more information about our organization:
LEX Language Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.

Shinnenkai 2015!

It’s time to ring in the new year with NEJETAA’s annual Shinnenkai, New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 17th, at Shabu Zen in Allston. 

This event will be generously subsidized by CLAIR, but please bring some cash with you as the food will cost $20 and any drinks will be extra.

Please RSVP to Leslie, at president at nejetaa dot com or on our Facebook event here.

When: Saturday, January 17 @ 5:30pm
Where: Shabu Zen, 80 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA (down the street from the Packard’s Corner T stop on the B Train)
Who: JETs (if bringing guests, maximum of two guests per person please!)
Price: $20 per person

This event will be followed by karaoke at Do Re Mi. Be sure to practice your enka or J-pop! 

Hope to see you there!

JETAA Ski Trip

This year NEJETAA will be hosting the 2nd Annual Northeastern Region Ski Trip from February 6th to 8th. We will be going to Killington Ski Resort, which is the largest Ski area in the eastern United States. We will be staying at the Cascades Lodge, which is a full service hotel with a pub and common areas for hanging out. It also offers a indoor swimming pool, a Finnish Sauna, and a hot tub. A hot breakfast is available on an individual basis for $15. Additionally, for those who are not interested in skiing, the Killington area offers much to do. There are options for individuals do Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and other winter activities. Killington Resort is also 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.

When: February 6th to 8th
Where: Cascades Lodge, Killington, VT
Hotel Costs for two night stay*: Double: $200 per person; Triple: $143.34 per person; Quad: $115 per Person
Lift Ticket Cost: One-Day $63; Two-Day $120
Ski or Snowboard Equipment Package Rental: One-Day $36; Two-Day: $62
Helmet Rental: One-Day $6; Two-Day $10


Limited spaces available (first-come, first-served!)

Contact Matt:


*Room costs are pending remaining availability of group reservation

NEJETAA Nabe Party (12/14)

Stay warm in this cold weather with nabe!


Please join NEJETAA for a Nabe-hotpot-Party on Sunday, Dec. 14th from 3pm in Somerville, MA. 

All JETs and friends of JETs welcome!

Enjoy delicious food, friends, conversation, and fun!

What: Nabe party!
Why: It’s cold, and nabe is great.
When: This Sunday, 12/14 from 3pm
Where: Somerville, MA (specific address will be sent to those who RSVP)

What to bring: a hotpot if you have one, stuff to put in hotpot, your favorite Japanese snacks and drinks.

RSVP to Bill Zagata (membership at nejetaa dot com) or on our Facebook event here.  Address will be given upon RSVP.

Welcome Back Potluck! 10/19


Welcome back the recently returned JETs to New England!


Whether you are a recent returnee or a long-since-returned alumnus, you are welcome to join us for a potluck in Somerville on October 19th from 3pm. Enjoy conversation about the olden days in Nippon and meet the recently returned JETs!

We will share directions / the address with all who RSVP at a time closer to the event.

Bring your favorite Japanese or American dish to share or grill (weather permitting)! Bring photos or any bits of Japan from your experience to share with other returnees and alumni!

RSVP to Bill (membership [at] nejetaa [dot] com) or on our Facebook event.


Who: You!
What: Welcome back Potluck
Where: Somerville, MA (details upon RSVP)
When: Sunday, October 19th, 3pm
What to bring: Food or drink to share!

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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