Jan 28

Japan America Society Roundup 1.28.10

Current Hiroshima-ken JET Gail Meadows, Editor of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of Japan America Societies…

JAS of Greater Austin

  • Japanese Table Manners 101 — Quick quiz! Can you answer these true or false questions about Japanese table manners? 1.) When your soup bowl is hot, it is a good idea to squeeze it to help open the lid.
2.) When someone offers you sake during a meal, it is good manners to put your sake cup down on the table to allow him/her to pour it for you.
3.) When eating a whole fish, you should carefully turn it over to eat the other side. Not sure of the answers? Then this free Japanese culture salon could be for you.
    • Date: Monday, Feb. 1
    • Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Place: Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Road, Austin
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Indiana

  • U.S. Immigration Basics and Hot Topics — This seminar will cover the latest in U.S. immigration law, updates, and other employment issues related to hiring and retaining foreign workers.
    • Date: Friday, Feb. 12
    • Time: 2:30 to 5 p.m.
    • Place: Ice Miller LLP, Conference Room 29A/B,
One America Building – 29th Floor,
One American Square,
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Southern California

  • Whale Watch Cruise — Join JASSC for the annual migration of the Pacific Grey Whales as they make their 12,000 mile journey along the North American coast. There will be narration in English and Japanese.
    • Date: Sunday, Feb. 28
    • Time: Registration at 9:30 a.m., departure at 10 a.m., return to harbor at 12:30 p.m.
    • Place: Long Beach Marina Sport Fishing (Seaport Village in Alamitos Bay), 180 Marina Drive, Long Beach
    • For more information, click here.

Does your Japan America Society have an upcoming event that you’d like to share with JetWit readers? Email Gail Meadows the info.

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