Florida JETAA
22Feb/16Off

Tohoku Tomo Movie Screenings

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http://tohokutomo.com/

March 2016 is the five year anniversary of the great east Japan earthquake. On March 11, 2011, while the rest of the world watched, much of the northern coast was washed away by the massive tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 earthquake.The tragedy was devastating to Tohoku, Japan, and the entire world. People lost loved ones, their homes, and even their way of life. In the months after the disaster, countless volunteers rallied from around the world and came to Japan’s aid to help begin the long process of rebuilding. Whether by donating money, organizing events, or coming to volunteer, these individuals showed they truly care about Japan and about the people of Tohoku. Tohoku Tomo tells their story.

Tohoku Tomo is 60 minutes in length, with English audio and Japanese subtitles.

These screenings are free and open to the public.

3/30/2016

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678143389125886/

Where: Miami
Florida International University, Room GL100
Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC)
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Time: 8:00 PM

Details: The screening begins at 8 PM. From 9 PM - 10 PM we will hold a panel discussion with director Wesley Julian, Consul General Okaniwa, and Bryan Barber (M.A. in Asian Studies and Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations from FIU).

Part of the Global Engagement Film series hosted by FIU's Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Sponsored by Florida JETAA, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, and FIU's Asian Studies Program.

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3/31/2016

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/984431898294285/

Where: Orlando
Asia Trend / Y.E.S.S. Center
3201 E. Colonial Dr., Suite M-25,
Orlando, FL 32803
407-270-7073
Inside Orlando Fashion Square near JC Penney

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Time: 6:00 PM

Details: 6 PM - 7 PM Fundraising by Orlando Tewassa Group

7-7:45 PM Movie Screening

7:45-8:30 PM Discussion and Q&A with Director Wesley Julian

Sponsored by Florida JETAA, Asia Trend, and local community group Orlando Tewassa Group whose mission is to support survivors from Tohoku Earthquake for the long term.

THE 113 PROJECT

A Series of Short Documentary Films Highlighting Tohoku

View at www.113Project.org

From the creative team of the documentary Tohoku Tomo, an IDFA 2015 Finalist with over 30 domestic and international screenings 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 short film series will be available at www.113Project.org beginning March 7, 2016. For questions, please contact info@tohokutomo.com. 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.

DONATE TO TOHOKU TOMO AND THE 113 PROJECT

As an all volunteer effort, the 113 Project is in need of your support to finalize the production of the short film series. Our goal is to share these moving stories that showcase Tohoku and the warmth of its people.  With your support, we can share these stories across the United States and Japan, and create greater awareness for Tohoku. Donations will be accepted online at TohokuTomo.com.

 

21Feb/16Off

Events Update!

Posted by admin

cool-japan-2016Check out many of the exciting events coming up in the next month!

02/25/2016 - Nihongo de OK, 6-7 PM (Tampa)

The second Nihongo de OK Japanese language only event is scheduled for Thursday 2/25 from 6-7pm. It's an informal opportunity for learners of Japanese and those who speak Japanese as a second language to use Japanese. RSVP to John at tampakumi [at] gmail.com for the location details.

02/27-02/28/2016 - COOL Japan, 12pm-5pm (Miami)

A FREE, family-friendly two-day event dedicated to Japanese Traditional & Pop Culture! Play games or participate in the contests to with prizes, drink tea and listen to J-pop or Taiko drumming. A few members of JETAA in Miami will be running a table on Sunday (02/28) about the JET Program and the awesome JETAA support network!

02/27/2016 - Miami Coffee 会話 (Kaiwa), 5pm - 7pm

A casual Japanese conversation meeting. Native Japanese and speakers of all proficiency levels are welcome. Contact Lauren at LSorondo1@gmail.com for more information.

03/03/2016 - Tampa Japanese Conversation Table

A Japanese conversation practice event! All levels are welcome, but come prepared to speak ONLY in Japanese. Contact John at tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information.

03/04/2016 - Tampa Tsudoi, 7pm - 9pm

Just a time to meet some people who share an interest in Japan. Both Japanese and English are spoken. Contact John at tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information.

03/05-06/2016 - 26th Annual Asian Culture Festival (Miami), 10am-6pm

An annual festival at the Fruit and Spice Park celebrating Asian culture. Come enjoy crafts, art, and exotic music and dance, as well as a tasty selection of authentic Eastern cuisine. Some Miami JET Alumni will be sharing information about the JET Program at CGJ Miami's tent. Showcasing Japan, there will be an origami and shodo corner, an Ikebana demonstration, and taiko perforances!

Admission: $12 per person; Children Ages 6–12: $5

20Oct/15Off

Miami JET Program Statement of Purpose Workshop

Posted by President

JET Program Statement of Purpose Workshop

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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.

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Event is hosted by the Florida JET Alumni Association

22Jul/15Off

New JET Sayonara Nijikai

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Please join us after the Pre-Departure Orientation to say goodbye to some of the new JETs who will be leaving for Japan the next day.

The location of the event was selected due to the proximity to the hotel where most of the new JETs are staying.

Tom's NFL has street and lot parking. The area looks a little dingy outside, but once you get in it's your typical sports bar.

Friends of JET are welcome at this event.

When: Friday, July 31 at 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Where: Tom's NFL, 5001 NW 36 St, Miami Springs, Florida 33166

No RSVP necessary.
15May/15Off

Morikami Museum and Gardens Job Opportunity

Posted by President

Job openings at the Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is a full-time professional position responsible for conceptualizing and executing the museum’s digital marketing strategy. The desired candidate is a talented content creator with a deep passion for analytics, social media community development, a strong grasp on high-quality design principles and an appreciation for art and culture. In addition, this position provides an essential support role with annual festivals & provides insight for long-term marketing goals & objectives.  This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Marketing & Events.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Email campaigns
    • Works cross-functionally with other museum departments to gather and create content
    • Designs e-blast templates and graphics
    • Builds and updates email lists
  • Website maintenance & development
    • Maintains the integrity and usability of Morikami’s responsive design website
    • Manages the calendar, online forms, e-commerce reporting, media library, product pages, etc.
    • Updates/creates website pages as needed
    • Manages the registered website user database and ongoing website development projects
  • Social Media
    • Updates social media content calendar and contributes to digital strategy planning
    • Plans/researches/writes engaging content for social media and blog
    • Monitors and joins conversations on social media platforms and peer review sites
  • Analytics
    • Monitors, tracks and analyzes statistics for email campaigns, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, youTube and blog.
    • Tracks website traffic and user behavior though Google Analytics
    • Creates and executes post-event surveys and tracks responses
  • Designs various museum collaterals, signage and graphics on an as-needed basis
  • Provides essential support in the planning and execution of Morikami festivals and Sushi & Stroll series of events.
  • Assists in budget management

Skills & Abilities

  • B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong writer and communicator
  • Proficient use of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Website Maintenance and Microsoft Office, required
  • Experience with Google Analytics, SurveyMonkey and MailChimp preferred
  • Experience working in a museum, with a membership organization or not-for-profit a plus

Desired Characteristics

  • Must be organized and work efficiently with a personal commitment to maintain a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to prioritize, track and meet deadlines, use good judgment, remain flexible and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable and possess excellent interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Kizzy Sanchez Sherven, Director of Marketing & Events at kmsanche@pbcgov.com.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


 Opportunities at the Cornell Cafe

  • Wait Staff:  Responsibilities include taking customer orders, bringing drinks and food, ensuring satisfaction, clearing tables, as well as side work before, during, and after shift. Fast paced environment. Experience preferred. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  10:30 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • Host/Hostess:  Responsibilities include seating customers, ensuring enough seats and/or high chairs, maintaining waiting list, cleaning menus, cleaning tables. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  11:00 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Kitchen Prep Staff:  Responsibilities are basic kitchen duties, cleaning and cutting vegetables, prepping and slicing meats and fish, prepping food items. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  10:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.

To apply, please email resume to oriennes@yahoo.com.

 

More info on their website: http://morikami.org/about-the-institution/#tabs-about-us-tab-2

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24Apr/15Off

MIAMI: Monthly Coffee Kaiwa, April 25, 2015

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This Saturday 4/25 we will be having the monthly Coffee 会話 (かいわ).

We will be meeting at Pasion del Cielo (coffee shop) at Downtown Dadeland to practice Japanese.

People of all skill levels are welcome, so long as you come ready to practice and have fun!

3pm-6pm

 

23Mar/15Off

2015 – JETAA March/April Conversation Meetups

Posted by President

03/28/2015: 第三Coffee会話 in Miami

Come join us and practice Japanese at our third Coffee会話!While the rain washed out our picnic last month, We'll be trying again this month. This time, however, Japanese is mandatory! People using English will have to participate in a バツゲーム。

皆さん、

こんばんは。

この間ポットラックに来てくれてありがとうございます!先月に、

雨が降ったので、今月また公園のイベントにします。今度、本当に日本語を使うようにしましょう!英語を使ったら。。。バツゲームです!良ければ、3月28日(土)によろしくお願いいたします!

でわ、また、

ローレン・ソロンド

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04/03/2015: Tampa Tsudoi

Always held the first Friday of the month from 7pm - 9pm - McAlisters Deli at 11402 North 30th Street.  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. Contact tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information or to be notified each month by email.

22Mar/15Off

2015 Summer Internship at the Morikami Gardens

Posted by President

I am writing to inform you that we are looking for an intern for the summer (June to Mid-August 2015) in our Education Department. This is an unpaid internship but will be counted as school credit (depending on approval of their school or college advisor).

Their duties will include:

-    Assisting the Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator in coordinating, developing and preparing activities for our Summer Tour Plus (STP) Program.

-     Monitoring the high school volunteers in the STP Program creating a positive learning environment for the summer campers.

-    Organize and direct the Hands-on-Art activity with expertise and flexibility.

-    Work with museum docents to provide an educational and enjoyable Japanese cultural experience for all participants.

-    Assist the Education Department with other tasks when needed.

Someone with knowledge of Japanese culture is required. Please keep in mind that the Morikami is located in Delray Beach, FL. Those living in Miami-Dade and Broward who apply must be willing to commit to the internship and the expense from commuting to our museum. We unfortunately cannot reimburse them for their commuting expenses. The days of the internship are flexible and negotiable to fit the intern’s schedule. We would like to have the intern Tuesday through Friday, mostly in the mornings and an occasional afternoon.

We believe this is a great opportunity to have hands-on experience teaching, develop management and leadership skills, learn teamwork, and use their knowledge about Japanese culture. The intern will also have an opportunity to gain experience working with a cultural and non-profit organization.

Please direct all inquiries and/or email their resume to Jaclyn DeMarzo, Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator, at jdemarzo1@pbcgov.org or at 561-495-0233 x. 237

The deadline for submitting their resume will be on Monday, April 20th 2015.

 

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19Mar/15Off

PRESS RELEASE: Kimono Fashion Show March 22, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kimono Fashion Show

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Miami Beach, Florida – The Consulate General of Japan in Miami proudly presents a Japanese Kimono Fashion Show featuring Ms. Hiromi Asai, owner of Kimono Hiro in Florida.

The fashion show will feature 12 ensembles, designed by Hiromi Asai, whose kimonos are featured in Vogue, in national television ads by Verizon Wireless, and New York Fashion Week.  She will also talk on the history of Kimonos and “the Coming of Age Ceremony” and present the material they are made of to educate the audience on the process of creating and wearing a kimono.

The Kimonos are unique in the way that they are traditional yet modern.  Ms. Asai believes that the kimono will be recognized as a universal formal wear that is beyond cultural and ethnic boundaries.

This event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

The media is welcome to attend this event.  Please contact the Consulate General of Japan in Miami for details.

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FREE ADMISSION

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015              

Time: 1:00pm~2:00pm

Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Contact: Miwako Patton

(305)530-9090 ext.142

Miwako.patton@mi.mofa.go.jp

27Jun/14Off

Tanabata Potluck Party

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Dear Florida JETAA Members,

This is your South Florida Regional Representative, Wendy Lo, we will be holding our 2ndannual JETAA Tanabata get together on Saturday, July 19th at 4pm.

This year our president, Bahia and her husband Chris, have kindly offered their home for us to have the JETAA Tanabata party. Bahia’s place is in Miami, 33134

In the tradition of a Japanese summer festival  I am suggesting that people attending to wear a yukata or jinbei. I have a few ladies yukatas with obi that I can lend out for the party and three men’s jinbei and one men’s yukata (but no obi).
I will also have some tanzaku slips in which you can write your wishes for Tanabata. Luckily, Bahia and Chris have Bamboo growing in their front yard so we can tie them onto the branches.

I know it will be past the actual Tanabata date, but it’s the spirit of it all that counts and this was the only available date.

This is a potluck so please feel free to bring a food item or drink.

Please RSVP to wlo01@hotmail.com by July 16th. If you are bringing a guest please include that in your RSVP.

If you plan to bring a food item, please let me know and I will place that on the list.

Parking is extremely limited, so please RSVP, Bahia will email parking instructions and her address to those who RSVP as the date approaches.

This is a great way to meet new and old JET alumni and to reconnect to our time in Japan. I hope to see you there!

Cheers!

Wendy Lo

JETAA-FL, South Florida Rep.

(Toyama-ken, 2002-2005)

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