Join the US JET Program Alumni Association for an exciting online open panel discussion as we delve into the intricacies of teaching, studying, working, volunteering, and living in Japan!
This event is designed specifically for young professionals and students to gain valuable insights about what it’s really like to live in Japan. Our panel guests will include five alumni from the JET Program, TOMODACHI Initiative, and study abroad programs.
They will share their first hand experiences and invaluable advice on various aspects of life in Japan, from navigating the job market to immersing oneself in local culture and making lasting connections.
If you are considering applying for the JET Program, TOMODACHI Initiative, study abroad, or independently moving to Japan, this program is for you! Or sign up just to hear about their fun and challenging experiences in Japan.
This is a free, hour-long presentation with Q&A hosted on Zoom.
Location: Online via Zoom
Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
Film Screening: Mother’s Way, Daughter’s Choice
Showa Boston invites any interested JET alumni or friend of JET to attend its public screening of the film “Mother’s Way, Daughter’s Choice.”
A Q&A session with the film’s director, Ms. Kyoka Gasha, will follow.
“I love my mother, but I just don’t want to be like her.”
Why would successful women from the world’s second largest economic power choose to start their lives over in New York City? The documentary “Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice” explores how several Japanese women struggle to reconcile their traditional upbringing and their desire to create unique lives. To understand these struggles, the director, Kyoko Gasha, shows the deep, powerful influences of Japanese culture on her own life.Kyoko also uncovers stories of other Japanese women in New York City, weaving parallel tales of guilt, denial, sacrifice and joy. This is a story of cultures clashing on a personal level.
Showa Boston offers free on-campus parking, as well as a free shuttle from Reservoir station (Green Line, D-Branch) at 4:50pm and 5:50pm.
To inquire about dinner options, please contact Alex Reavill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Platforms (due by 11/15)
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 to Matt (email@example.com)
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!
Questions and Platform submissions can be sent to Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Platforms should be submitted by Tues. November 15th.
NEJETAA will then be holding officer elections from November 16-23th.
Results will be Announced on November 24th.
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.