Florida JETAA

Nourishing Japan – A Documentary in the Making

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​JETAANY Member Alexis Agliano Sanborn is making a documentary about food education in Japan. It’s about the people who make food education and school lunches possible – from cooks and lawmakers to city staff and researchers. It’s a story about people who believe in food – and that teaching about food helps the next generation to grow and thrive. Make this project a reality by supporting her Kickstarter (launching in early January) and like Nourishing Japan on Facebook!

Information about the development of the documentary and the Kickstarter campaign can also be found here:

Website: https://nourishingjapan.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourishingjapan/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourishingJapan
Newsletter sign up link: https://nourishingjapan.com/contact

Much appreciation for your interest and support!


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. 



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!


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!


Save The Date: All-JET Alumni Reunion, August 4th-6th, 2017.

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Celebrate. Reconnect. Reminisce.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion in Washington, D.C., from August 4th-6th, 2017.

The event will be for JET Alumni, families, and friends. The reunion will feature guest speakers, special events, and opportunities to learn the latest in US-Japan relations, with plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones!

Learn more at usjetaa.org/reunion


Boston Career Forum

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Looking to apply your language skills and international experiences at a new job? Check out the Boston Career Forum for Japanese job opportunities.

Date: November 20th (Fri.) - 22nd (Sun.), 2015
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

Please refer to the official website for more information: http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?lang=E



DISCO International Career Forum – JET alumni welcome

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CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S., JET alumni welcome!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------DISCO International, organizer of the world's largest job fairs for
Japanese-English speakers, cordially invites you to participate in
our only event focused on positions in the U.S.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Metropolitan Pavilion (North Pavilion)
110 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

- No fee to register or attend
- Meet and interview face-to-face with companies
- Approximately 25 companies expected to attend
- Positions available all over the U.S.

Register now to receive updates about participating companies as
they sign up. It's free, easy, and doesn't require cancellation if
you decide not to attend.
Register here: http://www.careerforum.net/event/register.asp?evid=153001&lang=E

[Current Participating Companies (as of 5/11)]

CDH, P.C. (Public Accounting)
DAIEI TRADING CO., INC. (Wholesale Food Distribution)
JTB USA, INC. (Travel)
NHK INTERNATIONAL (Auto Parts Manufacturing)
RELO REDAC, INC. (Real Estate)
VALQUA AMERICA, INC. (Manufacturing)
Y'S PUBLISHING GROUP (Publishing/Media)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us
at cfn@careerforum.net.

We look forward to seeing you at the Career Forum!


DISCO International, Inc.


2015 Country Rep Election Results

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Hi everyone! The results of the Country Rep elections are out! Here's how voting works. Your elected officers for Florida JETAA  discuss and vote amongst ourselves to select which CRs to support. We then cast one vote for the whole chapter. This is one of the duties your elected officers do for Florida JETAA, so keep this in mind as you're casting your vote in our current election. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact me at president[at]floridajetaa[dot]org any time.

CR Election Results

Message from Jessyca Livingstone,

Thank you to all the chapters that voted in the elections this year! I'd like to formally announce your 2015-16 JETAA USA Country Representatives:
  • Cheryl Hou (JETAA PNW)
  • Monica Yuki (JETAA NY)
  • Xander Peterson (JETAA NC)
Casey and Melissa will be stepping down and hopefully getting some rest after all the time and energy they've put into the organization this past year. These two women have been absolutely amazing. I have personally enjoyed working with them and feel that JETAA USA was lucky to have their leadership for as long as we did.
Thank you, Casey and Melissa!  お疲れさまでした!!
That being said, I am really excited about the team we have stepping into place this year. There will be a lot happening and I'm confident that we've got a group that can guide JETAA USA through to continued success and recognition. I'm sure you'll be hearing from them directly after the transition takes place and our new team is up to speed!
The new CRs officially take on their roles this Friday (April 3rd) as the outgoing CRs plan their retirement somewhere sunny and warm where they can hang out and sing enka to their heart's desire. 🙂
-Jessyca Livingston (RMJETAA)
JETAA USA Advisory Board Member
JETAA USA CR 2010-2012
ALT, Hokkaido 2003-06
E: jessyca(dot)livingston(at)gmail(dot)com

2015 Country Representative Elections

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Country Representative Elections

The term for serving JETAA USA as a CR is one year and is determined by a vote of all chapters. There are three CR positions to be voted on for 2015-16. The requirements for candidacy can also be found in Article IX (pg 6) of the JETAA USA Bylaws available via the link or on our website (www.jetaausa.com >> About JETAA >> Bylaws).
All candidates must submit a platform by March 5 (Thursday), 2015 in order to be considered. 
These can be submitted to Jessyca Livingston, Elections Officer, as an email attachment. 
Any incomplete, falsified or late platforms will not be considered.
A platform consists of 4 total pieces. These items are also outlined and available on the CR Elections webpage of our JETAA USA website. All platform items will be posted to the public JETAA USA website as that will be the online resource used to present this year's candidates:
  1. a written platform- this should not exceed two written pages; examples are on the jetaausa.com website (About JETAA >> Current Country Reps >> select any of the current CR's landing pages)
  2. a headshot of the candidate
  3. the Chapter Endorsement form- this should be filled out by chapter officers for the chapter where the candidate served as an officer
  4. the Financial Endorsement form- this should be filled out by chapter officers from the chapter that the candidate is currently a member of
**Please send a Microsoft Word version of your platform since I have to cut/ paste the information onto the website! PDFs are completely fine for the Endorsement forms. (FYI- both Endorsement forms require signatures of chapter officers.)
In preparation to become a CR or to help you decide whether or not to run, I recommend reading the JETAA USA Bylaws and the CR Job Description. This will help you understand what responsibilities you can expect to take on as CR and how the organization functions as a whole. Of course, any of the current CRs would be more than happy to discuss the position with you as well!
Platforms can be submitted electronically to: 

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.

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I received the following message about a career forum being held in NYC on June 14th.

Details below:

My name is Catherine Rackley of DISCO International
(aka CareerForum.net).  I hope you don't mind my
contacting you out of the blue, but as a fellow JET alumnus
(Shibayama, Chiba 2005-2006) I wanted to make some information
available to you and your JETAA Florida members about a job
fair for Japanese-English speakers that we will be holding
next month.

If you haven't heard of our Career Forums before,
allow me to offer a brief explanation.  We hold
them a few times a year in Japan and the U.S. and
on a smaller scale in Sydney and London. However,
our Boston Career Forum is our biggest event, spanning
three days and featuring over 200 companies.

These events are not just an excellent chance to
see what kind of job market is out there for Japanese
speakers, but above all a real opportunity to land
a job that makes use of both Japanese language and
a sincere interest in Japan.  They are, of course,
completely free for job seekers to attend.

As I mentioned, our next event is coming up next
month and is already featuring some great companies
like Disney, Fujisankei Communcations, JTB (Travel)
and others with even more expected to sign up.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, June 14, 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 2F (New York, NY)

If you would be so kind as to forward this
information on to your members, it would be
greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to include
the information on your site's job posting section
or Facebook page as well with my contact info included.
I truly hope that some members will be able to take
this opportunity to use their experience in Japan
and Japanese skills in their careers.

Please feel free to contact me if you
or any of your JETAA Florida members have
any questions at all.

Kind regards,


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