Florida JETAA
14Aug/17Off

JET30 + NatCon 2017, Washington D.C.

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This early August, alumni from JETAA Chapters from across the nation converged in Washington D.C. at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel for two special events, NatCon and the JET30 Reunion. Starting on Wednesday, August 2, JETAA delegates attended NatCon sessions which focused on chapter leadership, management and alumni engagement. Then on Friday, August 4, additional alumni arrived, totaling over 200 in attendance, to Natsukashii Hall and adjacent ballroom and patio for events for the following two days. Speakers and panel discussions covered a variety of topics related to JET alumni and our love of Japan, including pop culture, film, education, the Japan and U.S. relationship, the importance of the JET Program and how it has grown and influenced so many over the last 30 years.

Highlights of the weekend included a dinner celebration Friday evening at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence and a Natsumatsuri on Saturday evening where many attended in yukata, jinbei and happi coats.

Thank you to Joy and Paul Champaloux, Bahia Simons-Lane and Lauren Sorondo for sharing these photos with us. 

 

31Jul/17Off

2017 JET Program Departure!

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On Friday evening, we sent off 52 new JET Program participants at a Farewell Reception hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami. This year's new group is one of our largest to teach in Japan.

In attendance to say farewell were several of our Florida JETAA board members including Lauren (President/Information Officer), Allan (Vice President), Kyle (Secretary), Wendy (South Florida Region Rep.) and other JET alumni.

Good luck and travel safe! We wish you the experience of a lifetime!

 

31Jul/17Off

NatCon & JET30 | Washington D.C.

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We wish everyone traveling to Washington D. C. this week for the NatCon and JET30 Reunion to have a safe and exciting time!

7Jul/17Off

Job Opening: Japanese-Fluent Customer Service Associate

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Are you fluent in English and Japanese and want to work from home? Amazon is looking for you! Visit the link for more information for the position of Japanese-Fluent Work From Home Customer Service Associate. 

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30Jun/17Off

2017 JETAA Tanabata Celebration!

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Tanabata is a time for wishes. Who better to share them with than friends?

Join JETAA-FL as we enjoy our annual Tanabata Celebration. Reminisce with us about our wishes and fun times in Japan, and maybe even bring some pictures to share! Since we're far from Japan, we will be celebrating a bit unusually - by eating delicious shabu-shabu!

Last year the hotpot Tanabata event was a success, so we will be doing it again. The restaurant is a seat us unless everyone is present. If you can't make it abuffet hotpot place in Boca Raton. Yukata are optional, but always more fun!

Please RSVP on the official Facebook Event so we know how many people to expect.

Date: Sunday, July 9
Cost: $25.50 per adult
Place: Lemongrass Hot Pot
Address: 21073 Powerline Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Time: 2pm

Please RSVP

Let's be punctual and on time like a Japanese train! Hope to see you there!

Organized by:

Wendy Lo
(Toyama JET, 2002-2005)
JETAA South Florida Rep.
Southflorida@floridajetaa.org

23Jun/17Off

Tampa Natsu Matsuri 2017 – Saturday, June 24th!

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Come one, Come all!
FREE Japanese Festival in Tampa tomorrow!

It's almost here - the 2017 Natsumatsuri is tomorrow!  This event, started by JETAA Florida, is Tampa's only community based festival celebrating Japanese culture with fun for the whole family!

There will be Japanese games, local artisans selling Japanese goods and crafts, Japanese entertainment, and of course cosplay! It all starts at 5:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church on Dale Mabry.

22Jun/17Off

LAST CALL! JET30 Reunion Registration, Washington, D.C.

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Join with old and new JET friends from around the nation at the JET30 Reunion this summer! From August 4-6 we'll be celebrating with multiple featured fun events for JET alumni in Washington, D.C.

Early-Bird Registration ends 6/30 (Fri.)!
REGISTER NOW!

Registration includes:

  • Access to Alumni Natsukashi Hall, Keynote Welcome and Dynamic Programming throughout the weekend featuring JET alumni and friends of the JET community
  • Reception hosted by the Embassy of Japan Friday night**
  • Networking Breakfast & Lunch  (Saturday)
  • JET30 Reunion Celebration Reception & Dinner (Saturday night—bring your Yukata!)
  • And much more!

See below for registration information from JETAA-USA!


JET30 Reunion -- Early Bird Deadline 6/30

We need your help making this event a huge success by sharing this information via social media and your newsletters! The amazing early-bird pricing of $125 ends on 6/30. Discounted hotel rooms (for non-delegates ends 7/3.

Sign up for JET30: http://usjetaa.org/reunion/

Reserve discounted hotel rooms for guests (non-delegates): Link

Download Information Sheet

5Jun/17Off

JET30 Reunion, Washington DC, August 4-6, Early Bird Registration

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Please join us for the JET30 Reunion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program, in Washington, D.C., August 4 - 6, 2017!

Visit www.usjetaa.org/reunion for more information and to reserve your spot! Sign up NOW for EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH JUNE 30. Families & children are welcome to attend. There are many exciting events planned, including cultural activities, discussions with prominent JET alums, hosted receptions including a natsu-matsuri (don't forget your yukata!), professional networking, and relaxed gatherings to meet with old friends and new. Saturday meals are included with registration. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate, reconnect, & reminisce on the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program!

Please share this information with your JET friends!
#JET30 #USJETAA

2Jun/17Off

Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery: Online Shopping Fundraiser

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Online Shopping Fundraiser

Although it has been over a year since the earthquakes, Kumamoto is still rebuilding and can use all the help that they can get. As a result, Florida JETAA is partnering with 20 LulaRoe independent retailers to raise funds for Kumamoto's earthquake recovery. For every purchase made through LulaRoeForKumamoto from June 11th to June 13th, a portion of that purchase will be donated by the LuLaRoe retailers, and then 100% will be matched by Global Giving! In addition to sharing this event with your friends, family, and network, please join LulaRoeForKumamoto to learn more about this clothing line and how to shop (see pinned post)--you must be a member of the group to shop.

2Jun/17Off

Job Opening: Japanese Speaking Client Service Coordinator

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GMMI in Pembroke Pines, Florida is looking to recruit a Japanese Speaking Client Service Coordinator. GMMI is a global company with clients throughout the world including Japan. If you are interested in receiving details about the position, please contact Orietta Levinson, HR Recruiter for GMMI, Inc. at 954-334-7714 or olevinson@gmmi.com.

 

 

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