We are proud to announce we received the Sasakawa Peace Foundation/US JETAA grant for the second time in a row!

Program date: Saturday, February 22 (TBC) Location: Boston, MA

The New England JETAA chapter will partner with the Japan Society of Boston (JSB) to co-host an educational event highlighting food as a universal language to build cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. A speaker from Table For Two USA (TFT USA), a non-profit organization that promotes their original program, “Wa-Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!” will facilitate an educational food education and bento workshop inspired by Japanese cuisine and philosophies. Attendees will learn about the history, tradition, and cultural significance of popular Japanese food items as well as how food has helped facilitate strong U.S.-Japan ties. Attendees will prepare a healthy, traditional Japanese bento lunch. In addition, Alexis Sanborn, a JET alumni and former member of the TFT team, will present her work on kyushoku (Japanese school lunch), and shokuiku (food education) in Japan. This event will be the second collaboration between NEJETAA and JSB through the Sasakawa USA/USJETAA mini-grant program.

Please stay tuned for more information in the New Year.

Wow 25 people showed up!  Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual bonenkai at Shabu-zen.   We hope you all had fun! Happy holidays!

Come celebrate the end of the year with us at our traditional bonenkai spot – ShabuZen, “Boston’s home for personal, authentic, Asian “Hot-Pot” cuisine.” Appetizers are on us!

Where: ShabuZen, 80 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134 (free parking available in the back)

When: 6:00 PM at December 14th!

Nijikai to follow (karaoke anyone?)!

RSVP here:

We will also be playing White Elephant Gift Exchange! To participate, please bring a gift up to $10.