Mar 20

Japan America Society Roundup 3.20.10

Current Hiroshima-ken JET Gail Meadows is Editor of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View. The Wide Island View is looking for Hiroshima JET alumni to answer a short questionnaire to share their post-JET experiences with current JETs. Email her at wideislandview (at) gmail (dot) com if you’re interested! And now, Gail shines a light on some of the upcoming events of various Japan America Societies…

JS of Northern California

  • Reading by JET author — JET alumna Malena Watrous lived for two years in the small, rural Japanese town of Shika-machi, the nuclear power plant town in which she set her debut novel, If You Follow Me, described as “at once a fish-out-of-water tale, a dark comedy of manners, and a strange kind of love story.” Ms. Watrous will give a reading from her book at this event.
    • Date: Tuesday, April 6
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Place: Kepler’s Books & Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, California
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Greater Philadelphia

  • Sakura Social — Celebrate the arrival of spring with drinks food and good people. There will be plenty of Kirin beer, sake, and Japanese, Thai and Western food. $35 for JASGP members. Register online.
    • Date: Friday, March 26
    • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    • Place: The Headhouse, 122 Lombard St., Philadelphia
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Dallas/Fort Worth

  • Hanami Party — Pack your lunch and picnic under flowering cherry trees while enjoying live koto (floor harp) and shakuhachi (Japanese lute) music.
  • Date: Sunday, March 28
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Place: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
  • 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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