Dec 3

JETAA Chapter Beats December 2018

Chapter Beats December, 2018

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)


    1. Bonenkai

Pencil it in your calendars! An amazing evening is in the work and you won’t wanna miss it. More details to come in future newsletters or on the JETAASC FB page.




    1. Life Goes On documentary screening

JETAADC Presents
“Life Goes On”
Monday, December 3rd 6-8pm
1307 New York Ave NW


Buy Tickets Here!

Life endures. Six years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, in the beautiful land of Tohoku, on Japan’s North-Eastern coast, people stricken by immeasurable loss never give up on moving forward. Join us for a special screening of the documentary Life Goes On 一陽来復, and understand how resilience, fortitude, and benevolence prevail after an unimaginable disaster.

The JET Alumni Association of Washington DC [JETAADC] is proud to host an exclusive screening of this moving documentary here in DC. All collected proceeds from the subsidized tickets will be given to the film director, donations warmly welcomed. Dinner will be provided.

Doors open at 6 PM for check-in and dinner; screening begins at 6:30 PM.




    1. Bounenkai

JETAA Pub Social

Get in the festive feels on the first Thursday of December and join JETAA UK for a pub social and end-of-year お疲れ様 at the Somers Town Coffee House!

Committee members will be there from 18:30 so drop in anytime and look for JETAA signs and friendly faces. Tickets are free and registration is optional but it helps us know who to look for if you sign up with Eventbrite – just follow the link :)

Look forward to seeing you there!




  • JETAA South Island (New Zealand)
    1. Bonenkai

DATE:            Friday, December 7th

TIME:             18:30 – 20:30 UTC+13

VENUE:         Cookai Sushi Chain Train & Bar at the Crossing

Level 1 The Crossing 166 Cashel St.

Christchurch, New Zealand




  • JETAA Ottowa
    1. Annual General Meeting

DATE:            Friday, December 7th

TIME:             18:00 – 21:00 EST

VENUE:         C’est Japon à Suisha

                        208 Slater Street, Ottawa,

Ontario K1P 5H8


The 2018 General Annual Meeting of JETAA Ottawa will be held at C’est Japon à Suisha on Friday, December 7th at 6:00 pm, in the lower level of the restaurant.

All members are welcome. Bylaw revisions (stay tuned for a link to the final draft) will be voted upon, as well as BoD positions. Anyone wishing to join the Board of Directors may come and submit their candidacy for the elections. You’re also encouraged to bring up anything you’d like your BoD to know about, or wish to propose, or just mention officially!
Hope to see you there!




  • JETAA Toronto
    1. Kurisumasu Karaoke

Join us 7-10pm on Friday, December 14th at Bar+ Karaoke to sing your heart out. Whether you’re just an occasional caroller or a year round singing sensation, this event is for you!   It’s Japanese-style, so everyone will be able to get some song choices in, and who better to rock out with than JET friends?

Date: Friday, December 14th, 7-10pm
Location: Bar+ Karaoke (360 Yonge St, Toronto)
Cost: $10

For any questions, contact Hope to see you there!




  • JETAA Praries
    1. Ramen + Christmas Cake

Date:  Thursday, December 13th

Time: 18:30 UTC-06

Venue:           Cho Ichi Ramen

1151 Pembina Highway,

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2A3


Do you miss having a bowl of hot ramen to warm you up? Do you miss having Christmas cake as well? Do you miss mingling with likeminded people who understand what Japan is all about? Behold! We will have Ramen + Christmas Cake Night! at Cho Ichi Ramen, 1151 Pembina Highway. Cake will be held at a yet to-be-determined location. For JETAA Prairie members. Please rsvp by December 5th, 2018 by either this Facebook event (set yourself to “Going”) or




  • JETAA Canberra
    1. Save the Date – Bounenkai Dinner and Karaoke

Date:              Thursday, December 13th

Time:             18:30 – 22:30 UTC+11

Venue:           To Be Confirmed

Save the date for our annual bounenkai.
We will start with dinner somewhere in Dickson followed by karaoke.

Details to be confirmed soon so keep an eye out for updates.

Updates can be found here.



  • JETAA Wellington
    1. Rakugo Performance at Tatsushi

Date:              Sunday, December 2nd

Time:             18:00 – 22:00

Venue:           Tatsushi Japanese Restaurant

19 Edward Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand


This unique event comes to us courtesy of the Japan Information & Cultural Centre:

Have you heard of the Japanese art of Rakugo? Rakugo is a traditional form of storytelling, told by a solo Rakugo performer who entertains the audience by telling mainly comedic, but sometimes scary, moving or even erotic stories. Tatsushi restaurant, right in the middle of Wellington’s CBD, is hosting the first New Zealand performance of Tachikawa Koshira, an accomplished Rakugo performer who has entertained not only in Japan, but also in Australia and Spain! This performance will be solely in Japanese.

Spaces are limited, so get in quick and reserve by emailing Tatsushi! Prices are $30 for entry, or $40 for entry and a delicious Japanese Bento meal packed by Tatsushi.

WHEN: 6pm meal, 7pm performance, Sunday 2 December
WHERE: Tatsushi, 19 Edward Street, Wellington





  • JETAA Minnesota
    1. Talk: The Tale of Genji in Japanese Art

DATE:            Saturday, December 8th

TIME:             10:00 – 12:15 CST

VENUE:         Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 S 3rd Avenue,

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 JETAAMN is offering discounted tickets ($8) per person for this event.
Hurry- deadline to register is Dec. 1st!

Join us for an in-depth talk to learn about the “Tale of Genji” as presented in Japanese art. The “Tale of Genji” is celebrated as Japan’s greatest literary work. Written in the early 1000s by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting at the imperial court, the tale traces the life and romantic pursuits of an imperial prince called “Shining Genji.” Rich in poetry and offering an intimate look at the court, it has inspired countless Japanese artists over the centuries, and illustrations of or allusions to the tale appear on everything from paintings, prints, and decorative artworks to clothing and manga (comic books). These three presentations are offered in conjunction with Mia’s exhibition “Love Affairs: The Tale of Genji in Japanese Art” ( and offer different perspectives on Genji-related art created over the past 500 years. On view through March 10, 2019.

To sign up, complete online form here.

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