Feb 9

By Filmore Ha (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08).  Filmore continues to live and work in the Greater Tokyo Area as an FAE and is also webmaster for JETAA Tokyo.  He is actively seeking new opportunities in the U.S. or Canada.

Back today with another roundup of JET related news after a brief hiatus.  This roundup will include items from last month as well so bear with me.

  • Paper artist Gannon cut his own niche
    On Jan. 10th the Japan Times posted an article about paper artist Patrick Gannon who’s interest in Japan began when he visited his brother JET alum Jim Gannon who was a JET in Ehime at the time.  This is an awesome example of connections that JETs help create.
  • Yiddish to Japanese Dictionary
    Not exactly JET related, however there are many translators in the JET alumni community who could benefit from this great resource.
  • NYT Mourning in the age of Facebook
    On Jan. 13th the New York Times posted an article written by JET alum Bruce Feiler (Tottori-ken, 1989-90) where he discusses grieving in a progressively secular world.
  • Panel Discussion Disaster Recovery and Human Connections
    From the Sydney JETAA Facebook Group, the Japan Foundation Sydney will be hosting a panel discussion about disaster recovery in Melborne and Sydney on Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 and Friday Feb. 24, 2012 respectively.
  • JETAA Singapore
    If you live in or are planning to move to Singapore, check out their chapter of JETAA.  Their latest event is their upcoming Oshaberi Cafe to be held on Feb. 12, 2012.  The deadline was Feb. 6, but maybe they’ll make an exception if you’re really nice!
  • Reuters English crisis in Japan
    Posted to Facebook by JET alum Byron Nagy.  The article discusses the relationship between English language skill and jobs in Japan.  Byron is a JETAA Tokyo co-founder and currently serves as it’s Community Committee Rep.

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