Central Texas Camping Trip Update and Survey

We are very excited to officially announce the Texoma JETAA Central Texas Camping Trip (aka the JETAAstrophe). We would like to invite both members of JETAA, their families, and friends to Central Texas for a weekend of good times. The event will take place on October 5-8 at Garner State Park.

Event: Texoma JETAA Central Texas Camping Trip (aka the JETAAstrophe)
Location: Garner State Park
Date: October 5th-8th

If you are planning on coming, please fill out the form at the “continue reading” link by September 15th.

Please email any questions to info@texomajetaa.org

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Central Texas Camping Trip! Save the Date: Oct. 5-8

Texoma JETAA,

We are currently in the midst of planning a camping trip somewhere in central Texas. Our hope is that as many people from around the state will be able to make it. As for the time being, we have only the date to announce – Friday, October 5th to Monday, October 8th. We will announce further details as the plan comes together. We hope to see you there!

-Dusty Downing
Texoma JETAA Webmaster

Austin Area JETs: Calligraphy Class in Austin

Ms. Michiko Miyata will be holding a beginner calligraphy class on the UT Austin campus. It will be a beginner class, and all materials will be provided. No reservations are necessary!

This class will be a test run, and if it goes well, it may become a regular series during UT’s summer semester beginning in June. Please contact Adam with any other questions.

Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: UT Austin campus, room PAR 210 (see map below)

Job Posting: Consulate General in Atlanta

The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is seeking a Special Assistant to the Consul General. The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate communication between the Consulate General and U.S. federal, state, county and city leaders.
  • Research, analyze, and report on political trends, developments, and elections in the five state consular district of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
  • Research, draft, and edit public remarks to be delivered by the Consul General.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of special events.
  • Serve as moderator of public events.

The incumbent should have a bachelor’s degree, strong writing skills, and knowledge of the political situation in the Southeast United States. While Japanese language skills are not mandatory, a background in Japanese culture and language would be beneficial. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to seimu@aa.mofa.go.jp by March 31, 2012. No phone calls please.

Houston-area: Trivia Night at Porch Swing Pub on Wednesday

Location: Porch Swing Pub, 69 Heights Blvd. , Houston, TX 77007
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 7:00pm-9:30 pm

We are going to try to have Trivia night on the first Wednesday of each month starting THIS WEDNESDAY. Please join us so we can discuss our JETAA plans for the year STARTING WITH JAPAN FEST!!! J-Fest is right around the corner and we need to talk shop.

If you can, email Drew (president [at] texomajetaa.org) before tomorrow at 2:00PM it will help us get better seating.

Japan-America Society DFW Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration

The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is hosting our 12th annual Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration on January 15th, 2012. Bring the family to this annual festival presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth featuring Japanese New Year traditions. Performers include Kotokai Aikido, Kotomi-kai Koto Ensemble, Dallas Kiyari Daiko, Cherry Blossom Chorus, and Daffron Kids Yosakoi Dancers. Watch rice being pounded for mochi (rice cakes), a treat you can sample with various toppings (including Sendai specialty kurumi,walnut paste).  There will also be cultural activities, displays, and traditional games for children. Sponsored by Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

DATE: Sunday, January 15th, 2012

TIME: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., 2801 Telecom Parkway, Richardson, TX  75082

COST: $8 for non-members, $5 for JASDFW members, $2 for children aged 6-12 yrs, FREE for children aged 5 yrs and under

An English event flyer can be found here, and a Japanese flyer can be found here.

Contact: info@jasdfw.org

Telephone: 214-342-2022

Website: www.jasdfw.org

Young Professional’s Networking Night & Bonenkai

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) Texoma, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan America Society of Houston (JASH) invite you to a Young Professional’s Networking Night and Bonenkai at Sushi Raku! Come enjoy Happy Hour prices on drinks and appetizers and get to know some of the Japanese related Associations around
Houston. We will also be having a raffle!

Don’t forget your business cards!

Date: Tuesday December 13, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Sushi Raku, 3201 Louisiana St., Houston 713-526-8885

Link to Event Flyer

Returning JET Reception

Attention JET Program Alumni!

The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston will be holding a luncheon to honor the recently returned members of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, alumni, and supporters and we want you there. Please join us at the official residence of newly arrived Consul-General Jota Yamamoto and Mrs. Yamamoto on Saturday, December 10th from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM as we welcome our newest alumni members while celebrating the JET Program’s 25 years.

Joining our celebration will be 14 Japanese English teachers, part of the Japan-United States Training Exchange (JUSTE) Program. These teachers are studying English teaching methods in Austin as part of a 6-month training course to better their English skills before returning to Junior High Schools all across Japan.

Come join us as we reminisce about our past experiences on the JET Program, help us to welcome our newest class of Alumni and cheer on the next generation of the Japanese Teachers of English. We hope to see you there.

For more information or to make reservations, please email Ryan Pauley at jetcoord@cgjhou.org or call (713) 652-2977 x 2114