JREX (The Japan Resource Exchange) is hosting the 5th Annual Japan Film Festival in Boston.
This year JREX is working with the NY Japan Cinefest to bring you an excellent program of recent short films.
今年で第5回目となる映画祭です。今回はNY JAPAN Cinefestからの協力を得て、ショートフィルム6本を上映いたします。
入場料：$10(JREX会員は$5、MIT学生は無料） お申込み：下記フォームよりお願いします。 1:50pm~ The 8th Samurai ７人の侍をもじったユーモラスな映画 Tadaima インターメントキャンプについて１５分映画 A Warm Spell 日本の田舎での物語 3:15pm〜 Intermission インターミッション10分 Little Kyota Errand Hood 京太のお使い 福島のことも少し考えさせられる子供映画 Monk by Blood お寺に生まれたから、住職になる運命という留学生のドキュメンタリー Reflection 女装していく子供を見つめる母と子供の物語 4:35p〜 Reflection Director Q&A 5:10pm〜 Reception (at next door class room) 6:00pm Doors Close
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NEJETAA Executive Officer Elections (11/21-11/29):
Online Voting is now open for the November 2015 NEJETAA Executive Officer Elections.
Please read the candidate platforms and instructions below. You can cast your vote on the Google Form HERE.
Each NEJETAA member is entitled to cast one ballot only.
You have to option to vote for a single candidate or abstain for each position
This poll will be open from its posting, until 11:59PM ET on Nov 29th.
To be an eligible NEJETAA member (required to vote), you must:
Be an alumnus/alumna of the JET Program
Currently reside in the New England region (CT, RI, VT, NH, ME, or MA)
Read the Candidate Platforms Below:
Dan Lowe for President
My name is Dan Lowe (Chiba Prefecture, 2011 – 2013) and, since joining the board in June 2014, I have had the opportunity to serve first as Social Chair, and then as Vice President. I am now seeking the position of President.
The activity I am proudest of organizing was a day trip to Portland, Maine, which was successful in attracting members both from the Boston area and Maine. As we plan activities outside of Boston that engage our non-Boston based membership, not to mention important keystone events like Japan Festival and Orientation, we should not neglect “easy-but-regular” events. One of my major goals as president will be to promote the second Sunday of each month as a day/night for NEJETAA social events such as nihongo dake, nabe, and casual networking
Most of my ideas come from my experience representing our chapter at the JETAA National Conferences in Seattle and Detroit. It was at these two conferences that I built relationships with JET alumni from all over the US and Canada, exchanged ideas, and discussed solutions to common problems.
Our brightest days as a chapter are ahead and I look forward to working with all of you.
Collin Rozanski for Membership Coordinator
My name is Collin Rozanski and I would like to submit my name for Membership Coordinator for the NEJETAA. I spent a year as an ALT in elementary and middle schools in Shiga prefecture, and returned this past July. I am looking forward to continuing my involvement in JET by acting as your membership coordinator.
Upon returning to Boston four months ago I was excited to meet fellow JET alums through the NEJETAA, but found myself having to search out the alumni association through social media. As a result, I would like to take a more proactive role in contacting returning JETs as your Membership Coordinator. I believe that returning JETs will naturally be most enthusiastic about their experiences in Japan when they first come back to the states, and so want encourage participation and event interest as early as possible. I am also looking forward to working with the Social Coordinator and other officers to offer a variety of events that appeal to all alumni JETs in the area.
Thank you for considering me for your new Membership Coordinator.
Communications Coordinator / Webmaster
If you are interested in this position, please contact interim Communications Coordinator Tim (webmaster AT nejetaa.com)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Platforms (now due by 11/20)
Become an NEJETAA Officer!
It’s time for our Fall election cycle. Want to be more involved in NEJETAA and the Japanese community in New England? Become an NEJETAA Officer! See below for detailed position descriptions.
We are asking for platforms of all interested candidates to be submitted for review by our membership. If you’re interested in joining the NEJETAA board, please submit a platform.
Positions up for election:
Communications Coordinator / Webmaster
What we need from you:
*Less than 200 words *Self-introduction *What you want to accomplish in your time as an officer
Please don’t include any sensitive personal information (phone number, email, etc.), as your platform will be posted online for the membership to read. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just introduce yourself to everyone and tell us what you want to do! Check out platforms from last year’s elections here.
Questions and Platform submissions can be sent to Tim (webmaster [at] nejetaa [dot] com). Platforms should be submitted by Fri. November 20th.
NEJETAA will then be collecting votes online starting on Sat. Nov 21st for one week.
Position Descriptions below:
The President takes leadership in planning the direction of our group and events, chairs meetings, delegates responsibilities, ensures that NEJETAA is fulfilling all of its obligations as a JETAA chapter (ie. writing and submitting annual reports, etc). The President also serves as our public face by networking and making remarks at events such as the Recent Returnee Dinner at the Consul General’s home. He or she serves as a primary contact for NEJETAA. The President also oversees any educational events, such as Japanese classes or special classes to prepare new JETs.
2. Membership/Marketing Coordinator (Clerk)
The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes returning JETs and collaborates with Webmaster on best practices to finding and signing up returning JETs. Membership/Marketing Coordinator develops strategies to keep current members engaged with the organization and updated on NEJETAA events and activities and takes meeting minutes for board transparency (minutes will be distributed via our CRM, Mailchimp and posted online on the NEJETAA website.) The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes new people who register with Facebook page, LinkedIn group, Mailchimp email lists or on our website throughout the year and collects membership data, which is required by CLAIR to substantiate our funding. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator oversees an annual Membership survey and advises the Social Chair on how best to develop events to increase member participation. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with Webmaster to develop best communications marketing plan so to maximize marketing reach, aimed at increasing membership numbers and participation.
3. Communications Coordinator / Webmaster
The Webmaster proactively manages our internal and external communications and our strong online presence. The Webmaster updates content on the website and manages all social media channels including the Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn Group. The Webmaster assists officers to post content to the website, such as job descriptions and events for the calendar. The Webmaster supports marketing/outreach with the NEJETAA website and Facebook pages to attract more users and make the site more comprehensive and resourceful. The Webmaster maintains a “back office” nonpublic area on the website for holding officer accessible documents and resources as well as a shared email account for file storage. The Webmaster collaborates with the Membership Coordinator on communications to members, membership lists and surveys.