Category Archives: JETAA Events

This section of the website is dedicated to keeping members informed of Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association events and activities.

Hafu Documentary Showing at DU

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Date: Friday 3/30 6pm at Anderson Academic Commons – University of Denver. 2150 E Evans Ave, Denver, Colorado 80210

Japan is often referred to as a homogeneous society, but beneath this statement is far from common sense. Hafu explores the stories and lives of mixed race Japanese. This growing demographic challenges stereotypical ideas we may hold about Japan. Join us at the DU (University of Denver) Libraries on March 30th for a showing of Hafu.

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Decision ’17 – Board Election Meeting

It’s time for the JETAARM annual meeting. We will be announcing the new board members for 2017-18 , and celebrating another year of JETAARM with a sukiyaki party. The meeting will be held March 11th at the current secretary’s apartment in Boulder, CO.

Please fill out the RSVP so we can send you the address.
http://bit.ly/JETAARM2017-AnnualMeeting-RSVP

The Agenda:
12-2: The board will conduct business from 12-2 pm, and we welcome all members to join and discuss plans for the year.

2 onward: We will be cooking Nabe and waxing nostalgic for Japan. A $5 dollar contribution to cover the cost of ingredients will be greatly appreciated. The event is BYOD, and you can likely expect a njikai.

Grab a board game as well!

2016 Tsukimi Welcome Back Picnic

Join us in wishing an “okaerinasai” to the recently returned JETs at our Tsukimi picnic! Friends and family are welcome to join us for tabemono (food), hot tea and, of course, full moon viewing!

When: Saturday, September 17th, from 5pm until after sundown.

Where: Chautauqua Park in Boulder, the lower park area near Baseline Road and Kinnekinic Road.

We will provide light Japanese snacks (sushi and onigiri) and attendees are welcome to bring a dish to share. Hot tea will be provided, but feel free to bring the beverage of your choice. It is (nearly) autumn in Colorado, so don’t forget temperatures can drop fast especially after sundown!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Casual Career Advice Meet-Up

So you lived in Japan, huh? And what did you do?

We all have that experience in common. Now let’s work together as we look at the present and to the future while translating our time in Japan into marketable skills. Network, peer review resumes, contribute! In addition to the experience and expertise of those attending (yes, me and you!) we will also have two special guests- Catherine Rackley and Mariko Watanabe.

When: Wednesday, June 1st, 7pm
Where: Coffee at the Point,
710 E 26th Ave, Denver

Catherine began her Japan-related career 10 years ago on the JET Program in Chiba-ken and has followed a winding path through design school in Tokyo and the fashion industry in New York to her current position at DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest Japanese-English Career Forums. She has a keen interest in strengthening awareness of the skills that the JET experience imparts and their career potential and has made this a focus of Career Forum outreach.

Mariko Watanabe, from the University of Tokyo, used to be in charge of the JET Programme at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco and currently recruits students to the university’s English language degree programs (East Asian Studies and Environmental Sciences for both undergraduate and masters degrees). She would love to speak to any JET alumni who may be interested in this opportunity.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

See you there! And don’t forget your resume and business cards!

113 Project Short Film Screening

On the 5 year anniversary of the 3.11 Tsunami, Join JETAA Rocky Mountain and to see how the people of Tohoku have reclaimed their lives, community, and future – in the first showing of the 113 Project. Director and Executive Producer Wesley Julian will be joining us to answer questions about the documentary and life in Tohoku today.

We will hold the screening on Sunday, March 13th at 2pm at the Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave, Denver.

Your suggested donation of $10 is your RSVP and cost of admission. All funds raised will be donated to organizations dedicated to rebuilding and strengthening the communities affected by Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami.

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About the films: From the creative team of the documentary Tohoku Tomo, an IFDA Finalist with over 30 domestic and international screening to date, comes the 113 Project, a short film series inviting you to rediscover Tohoku through the eyes of young adults, local businesses, and other communities rebuilding their lives and working towards the future.

Featuring over a dozen interviews and stories embodying hope and perseverance, these short films showcase the warmth and beauty of the region while sharing the voices of people who want to let you know how life is today.

The public is encouraged to use the hashtag #TTweek for Tohoku Tomo Week, where thoughts, photos, and memories of Tohoku can be shared on social media.