On Friday, August 3, several of our Florida alumni joined the outgoing group of JETs for Pre-Departure Orientation. Wendy Lo, Allan Mordetsky, and Bryan Barber gave presentations to the group, preparing the 52 new JETs leaving from Miami to Japan the following day. Also in attendance at the Consulate’s reception was Lauren Sorondo (JETAA-FL President & JET Coordinator) and Kyle Litow (JETAA-FL Secretary), as well as many other alumni.
From September 2017, when the JET application process began, to the Pre-departure Orientation, JET Coordinator Lauren Sorondo played a major part in guiding these individuals to their new roles of cultural exchange. With the support of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, they were well prepared to represent Florida on the JET Program.
PRESENTED BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN IN MIAMI
“WAY OF THE NINJA”
“WAY OF THE NINJA” delivers an authentic NINJA performance with the use of actual weapons such as a shuriken, kusarigama, and Japanese swords. TOMONOSUKE, a descendant of the ancient IGA NINJA clan, has performed all over the world with the purpose of introducing the skills of the IGA style of NINJA arts. Audiences will also learn more about the background of NINJA in JAPAN in this exciting display. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience to meet a NINJA and see them in action!
ADMISSION IS FREE
Co-sponsored by FIU Asian Studies Program
TIME: 10:45 am
LOCATION: The Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is hiring Paid Interns for Fall 2018. (Washington, D.C.)
Interns will either support our Communications and Education programs or support our Research programs. The application deadline is August 17. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. For details on the available internships and for instructions on how to apply, please click here.
As many of you know, there have been many victims of devastating floods in Western Japan over the last few weeks. Florida Jetaa has decided to support the donations campaign created and monitored by #USJETAA. If you are looking for a safe and reliable way to get funds to Japan, we encourage you to go through US JETAA!
Since the beginning of this fundraiser, USJETAA has received overwhelming support and has almost reached their goal of $5,000 to support Japan Platform （ジャパン・プラットフォーム） and their great efforts connecting funds to organizations on the ground in western Japan.
Mitsukoshi USA, Inc. operates the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. They have an immediate opening for an assistant buyer. This position will be responsible for purchasing Japanese clothing, food stuff and toys that will be sold at the Japan Pavilion at Epcot.
Bi-lingual in Japanese
1+ years of buying experience
Looking for help with the Tampa Natsumatsuri (Sat. 6/23)!
This #FREE Japanese festival is organized by JET Alumni from central Florida, but you don’t have to be Alumni to be a part of the festival! Help is needed to run game booths. We are also looking for people to join a Festival Committee to plan next year’s Natsumatsuri. Sponsored by the Florida JET Alumni Association (non-profit) and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami!
Please contact Festival Director Tom Gregorich if you would like to volunteer.