Florida JETAA

Orlando Temp Job 02-2016

Posted by President

TRIUP, INC. is looking for 1-2 event staff who can assist at an upcoming trade show in February.

◆   Event:              Ingredient Marketplace 2016 (http://marketplace.supplysideshow.com/ )

◆   Location:          Orlando World Center Marriot

◆   Date:                4/27(Wed) - 4/29 (Fri)

◆   Language:        English Native Level (No Japanese Necessary)

◆   Qualification:    Any prior tradeshow experience, customer service, sales and marketing experience

◆   Hourly Rate:     $15-20/Hour + Parking (This can be negotiable)
If you are interested, please contact to Tomoko Kawasaki of TRIUP, INC. (www.triupinc.com)
TEL: 949-433-6521
Email: tomoko@triupinc.com

Disclaimer: Florida JETAA does not vet or endorse any job offers.


Oshogatsu Festival at Morikami

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Forgot to get your tickets? There's still time! Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. From mochi pounding to sake tasting, there will be plenty of performances and acivities for everyone in the family to enjoy.  Oshogatsu Festival is a rain-or-shine event, so don't let the forcast deter you!

Ticket Information:

adults (ages 11+) $12 online, $15 at the gate
children (ages 4-10) $6 online, $10 at the gate
Tickets are non-refundable.
FREE for museum members and children 3 & under...

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Thanks to everyone who joined our 2015 Bounenkai!

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We had a blast last Saturday, thanks to everyone who joined us at Koume Japanese restaurant in Plantation. Consul General Ken Okaniwa and Masao Takagi, the Cultural Attache, were kind enough to join us for a group dinner of 27.

A special thanks to Sekita-san (owner of Koume) for accommodating us and providing such an incredible feast!

2015 Florida JETAA Bounenkai

2015 Florida JETAA Bounenkai


2015 Florida JETAA Bonenkai

Posted by President

Dear JETAA members,

It's that time of the year for our annual JETAA Bonenkai!

This year's JETAA Bonenkai will be once again held at Sekita-san's restaurant, Koume in Plantation (just outside of Miami). Sekita-san was once the former JET coordinator for the Japanese Consulate and helped many of us get into the JET program. He makes delicious food and is an awesome host!

The agenda is to network and meet new and old JET alumni and build a stronger JETAA community in Florida to foster cultural exchange with the US and Japan.

This will be a pre-set meal of $20 per person, which involves several courses: soup, salad, appetizers, sushi, other dishes and desert. That is a lot of food for that amount of money especially since Japanese food is so expensive. Each year, he surprises us with a unique menu.

The cost of drinks and tip are not included into the deal, so that would be paid separately by you.

Location: Koume Japanese Restaurant

11905 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL. 33323
Tel: 954-577-9277
(located in the Petsmart Plaza)

Date: December 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 6:15pm

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket at http://jetaabonenkai2015.brownpapertickets.com/

The deadline to purchase a ticket is Dec. 13th. Purchasing a ticket secures your spot for the event. If you are bringing a guest they must have a ticket also. If you have dietary restrictions or allergies you must inform us by Dec 16th or else the restaurant will not be able to accommodate you.

If you do not purchase a ticket by the deadline we cannot accommodate you at this event!

Sekita-san's restaurant is small, so space is limited. He also asks that you arrive on time, because food will be served promptly as scheduled. Think of this as Japan, be on time.

If you RSVP and later cannot make it, please have the courtesy and let us know by Dec. 16th, because once we give the final numbers to Sekita-san we end up paying for the person who doesn't show up. In other words no refunds of your pre-payment. It will be considered as a donation to the FL-JETAA fund.

Hope to see you there!
Wendy Lo
FL-JETAA, S. Florida Regional Rep.
(Toyama, ALT 2002-2005)


Upcoming Events

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11/28/2015: 第11回コーヒー会話(Coffee Kaiwa Miami)

With Miami weather in the 80s lately, it's hard to believe that people across Japan are putting on sweaters and turning on their Kotatsus. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving is creeping up on us! While many people will be away for the holiday, Coffee Kaiwa will be going on as usual on Saturday 11/28. This is a conversation group for those wishing to improve their Japanese skills and make new friends in South Florida. Speakers of all skill levels, Japanese natives, and friends of JETAA are welcome!

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Place: Pasion del Cielo, Downtown Dadeland (Kendall)

No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there!



11/04/2015: Tampa Tsudoi (7pm - 9pm)

***Please note that the location has changed to Jason's Deli (2702 E Fowler Avenue)

Everyone is welcome.  Just look for the group with a little Japanese flag on the table.  There's no agenda and you can come and go as you please.  It's just a time to meet some people who share an interest in Japan. Both Japanese and English are spoken. Just look for the Japanese flag on the table! Contact John at tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information or to be notified each month by email.



JET Application Update 2016

Posted by President

The deadline for the 2016 JET Program Applications has been extended to Friday, November 20, 2015!!!

Please remember that you must submit BOTH online AND paper applications.

Paper applications should be mailed to the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Over 5,000 applications have been created online, and only around 500 physical copies have reached the offices. PLEASE do not procrastinate! Send in your applications as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, use the JET Inbox in the online application portal to contact the JET Program Office, or email the Miami JET Coordinator at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp.


Miami JET Program Statement of Purpose Workshop

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JET Program Statement of Purpose Workshop


Are you applying for the JET Program?

Come to the statement of purpose workshop!

JET alumni will talk about how to write a good statement of purpose and make suggestions on whom to ask for letters of recommendation.

There will be a brief presentation followed by one-on-one peer review and Q&As, so please bring a draft of your application and what you have written for your statement of purpose so far.

October 27th, 2015

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Graham Center 305

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

This event is free and open to the public.

 For those of you who are not students at FIU, metered parking can be found in flat lots and the first floor of garages.


Event is hosted by the Florida JET Alumni Association


10/24/2015: 第10回コーヒー会話(Coffee Kaiwa Miami)

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Around this time in Japan, the leaves are changing with the beautiful colors of fall. While Miami transitions into...less-hot summer...we can still enjoy the flavors of Fall with the seasonal Pumpkin Latte at Pasion del Cielo! This is a conversation group for those wishing to improve their Japanese skills and make new friends in South Florida. Speakers of all skill levels are invited, as well as Japanese natives.

Date: 10/24

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Place: Pasion del Cielo, Downtown Dadeland (Kendall)

No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there!

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Tampa Tsudoi

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It's time for the Tampa Tsudoi again this Friday night, and now it has a new home!

Tampa Tsudoi takes place the first Friday of every month, 7-9 PM. They will now be meeting at Jason's Deli (2702 E. Fowler Avenue). Everyone is welcome, and both Japanese and English is spoken. There's no agenda, and you can come and go as you please. It's just a time to meet some people who share an interest in Japan. Look for the group with a little Japanese flag on the table.

Contact tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information or to be notified each month by email.


2015 JET Information Sessions

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The 2016 JET Program Application Guidelines are now available!

Applications will open online in early-October and must arrive at the Washington DC JET Program office by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, November 13th, 2015.

Departure will place the following July/August.

For information on how to apply, accessing the online application, and information on the selection process, see the JET Program USA webpage.


2016 JET Program recruiting sessions will take place throughout the Florida in the following locations:






5:00 P.M. ~ 6:30 P.M.

University of North Florida

Thomas G Carpenter Library, Room 2116


10:30 A.M. ~ 12:00 P.M.

Florida Atlantic University

Building SU 80 - Room 132
Boca Raton Campus


10:00 A.M. ~ 12:00 P.M.

Florida International University

Graham Center 305


3:30 P.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

New College of Florida

ACE 102


5:00 P.M. ~ 6:00 P.M.

University of Tampa

Riverside Center (RIVC) 102


6:00 P.M. ~ 7:00 P.M.

Ringling College

Academic Center, Room 209


11:00 A.M. ~ 12:30 P.M.

Barry University

R. Kirk Landon, room 204


6:00 P.M. ~ 7:00 P.M.

Florida State University

Diffenbaugh room 009


1:55 P.M. ~ 2:55 P.M.

University of Florida

Room TBA


6:00 P.M. ~ 7:00 P.M.

University of Central Florida

Career Services Building #140,
Room 115


11:30 A.M. ~ 12:30 P.M.

University of South Florida

Patel Center for Global Solutions - CGS 140


4:00 P.M ~ 5:00 P.M.

Florida Gulf Coast University

Cohen Center, CC162


3:00 P.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

University of Miami

Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 200


2:00 P.M. ~ 3:30 P.M.

Flagler College

Career Services Conf. Room, (Ringhaver Student Center 245)

Contact jet@mi.mofa.go.jp for questions or concerns.

More details at: http://www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/jetprogram.html

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