Mar 19

JETAA Chapter Beats March 2019

Chapter Beats March

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. Career Workshop
      Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer
      March 5th, Time TBD
      1156 15th St. NW, Suite 1105
    2. Still looking for a job? Want to learn how to get to next stage in your career? Join us on March 5th for a workshop featuring Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer, Director of Administration at Brookings Institutuion. Ms. Thurman-Dogruer, a former JET, has years of experience in mentoring and guiding applicants. The workshop (located at 1156 15th Street, Suite 1105) will include tips on resume-writing, applying to jobs, networking, and information on careers availiable at Brookings. Follow our Facebook page for more information on the event and RSVP information.



    1. Meishi Exchange and Networking Event
    2. DATE: Thursday, 7 March 2019
    3. TIME: 18:30 – 21:30 EST
    4. VENUE: Legends Bar

6 W 33rd St, New York, New York 10001

  2. Details
    • Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot!

      When: Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs)

      Cost: $15 prepay (Wednesday, March 6th at noon/ $20 (Thursday, March 7th Cash at the door)

      What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people!

      Questions: Contact Ryan (

    1. AGM 2019
    2. DATE: Saturday, 19th March
    3. TIME: 13:00 – 17:00
    4. VENUE: CLAIR Singapore

6 Battery Road #26-01/02 Singapore

  1. Details
    • 2018 was exciting, and we’re looking forward to what else 2019 can bring for us! Come join us as we create our personalised art pieces, decide on our favourite haiku writer, take a trip down memory lane, and choose our next board representatives!

      (And yes, if you would like to be JETAA SG’s favourite Haiku writer, submit your Haiku by 28th Feb! Stand to win a pair of Kiriko glasses and a voucher!)

      Resin Origami Art
      Haiku Writing Contest
      Recap past activities
      Election of new board

    1. Kobe International Club London Branch Opening Party
    2. DATE: Friday, 15th March
    3. TIME: 19:00 UTC
    4. VENUE: City Miyama Restaurant

17 Godliman Street, EC4V 5BD London, UK

  1. Details
    • 日本語は下に続きます。)
      We are pleased to announce that the London Branch of the Kobe International Club will soon be established! The Club acts as the international network of the Kobe City Government, where people with links to Kobe can come together and engage in a wide range of activities, such as promoting the many things that make Kobe a wonderful city, and providing useful information for Kobe’s development.
      Come and celebrate at the inauguration party: join us and meet people based in London and further afield who have a special relationship with Kobe City, in a casual environment.
      About the Kobe International Club:

      Fee for food and drink: £50 (service charge included)
      * Due to restrictions on room capacity, the number of spaces available is limited.
      * Please register by Friday 22nd February by clicking “Going” on this Facebook event.




    1. Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
    2. DATE: March 9th
    3. TIME: All Day
  3. JETAA Southern Alberta
    1. JETAA Cooking Lesson #3: Temaki Zushi and Onigirazu
      • DATE: Saturday, 9th March
      • TIME: 13:00 – 15:00 UTC-07
      • VENUE: Kerby Centre

1133 7 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B2

  • Details
    1. Exciting news! We have our third cooking lesson coming up! In this lesson you will learn how to make temaki-zushi and onigirazu! Everyone is welcome, JET Alumni, or not. Cost is only $10. Parking is available. Register quickly because seating is limited! Please email to reserve your place!
  1. JETAA NZ3 South Island
    1. Sake Tasting with JETAA South Island
    2. DATE: Friday, March 15th
    3. TIME: 19:00 – 22:00 UTC+13
    4. VENUE: Tomi Japanese Restaurant

Edgeware Mall

76 Edgeware Rd

Christchurch, New Zealand

  1. Details
    • Join JETAA for an evening of fine Japanese food and drink.

      Enjoy a multi-course Japanese meal accompanied by samplings of five premium sake varieties.

      This event is limited to 20 participants, so please RSVP either by selecting “Going” on this event page or emailing

      This event is priced at $30 per person; payment may be made on the night or paid via bank deposit into account number 11-7892-0469438-00. For those paying via bank deposit, please put your name in the payment reference.

      NB: Those who drive are to follow their own alcohol standards and drive safely at your own risk.

  2. JETAA Auckland
    1. AGM 2019
    2. DATE: Sunday, March 10th
    3. TIME: 15:00 – 17:00 UTC+13
    4. VENUE: Q1/240 Broadway

Newmarket (Station Square, Newmarket)

  1. Details
    • It’s time to get together to plan out the year ahead for JETAA Auckland…

      …So come along and join us in Newmarket for our AGM ^_^

      We’ve already started brainstorming lots of fun activities Japan, JET, and social-related for you all for the coming year, but we’d love further input from everyone who is a member of JETAA.

      You’re all welcome to come along, even if you’ve recently “returned” to NZ, are looking to reconnect with JETAA, or simply want to reminisce about your time in Japan ^_^

      Also, our treasurer committee position is up for election, so if that sounds like something right up you alley, put your hand up for it!

      Snacks and drinks are provided by JETAA :)

  2. JETAA Chicago
    1. Soup and Rice
    2. DATE: March 8th
    3. TIME: 18:00 – 20:00 CST
    4. VENUE: JASC – Japanese American Service Committee

4427 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

  1. Details
    • Based on the idea of Soup & bread community meals, we wanted to host our own community meal and gathering during the cold winter months.
      How does it work?
      Volunteer soup makers bring a crock pot of their favorite soup to share, we provide rice, bowls and spoons. Soup eaters make a donation which will be donated to the Lakeview Food Pantry.
      Call or e-mail to with any questions or to sign up to bring soup:
      Joan Ambo – (773) 275-0097 x228|
    1. 2019 PNW Shinnenkai
      • DATE: Saturday, March 16th
      • TIME: 16:00 – 19:00
      • VENUE: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA

1414 S Weller St, Seattle, Washington 98144

  • Details
    1. 明けましておめでとうございます!

      Save the date! Join the Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association on snow-free March 16 (Saturday) as we celebrate another year! Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones as we reflect on 2018 and look ahead to 2019, the year of the boar.

      The event will be potluck-style and free -so there will be no tickets or fees! Please register using the Google Form listed below, and specify what kind of food item you are able and willing to bring.

      Drink (alcoholic beverage) tickets will be available day-of for $5.00 (2 drinks).

      [[ Register Here – ]]

      Please consider allergies to and common dietary restrictions towards ingredients such as nuts, gluten, meat/fish, dairy, mushrooms, etc. If you will be bringing an item with any of the aforementioned ingredients, we will ask you to indicate so on a large index card at the event (PNWJETAA will provide index cards).


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