Western Japan Flood Relief

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.

If you haven’t donated yet, please consider helping them reach their goal. #prayforjapan #westernjapan

https://usjetaa.networkforgood.com/projects/55620-western-japan-flood-relief

Thank you.

Webinar Series | USJETAA

This newly launched FREE webinar series is intended to provide guidance and instruction to JET alumni across the country on a variety of careers, professional development topics, and unique challenges and how to navigate them. This webinar is on how to become a Japanese teacher after JET. Current JETs and JET alumni are both welcome to join. For those who can’t attend, a recording will be available after the webinar at: https://usjetaa.org/programs/webinar-series/

2018 Tampa Natsumatsuri! Calling for volunteers!

 

June 23, 2018 | Tampa Natsumatsuri | Tampa, FL,
Christ the King Church,  821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa

Our 2018 flyer is up and ready. About a month and a half to the festival. Join us for this celebration of Japanese culture on a Florida summer evening. Bring the family and enjoy the many vendors, presenters and games. It’s a great time and you’ll be part of an awesome community of friends of Japan.

We’re still looking for volunteers. If you are available to chip in with set-up, break down or during the event, your help is much appreciated! Please contact Tom Gregorich (Orlando@floridajetaa.org).

 

Congrats to all the new 2018 JETs out there!

Your new life awaits! Results of the final screening stage for the 2018 JET Program are being announced all across the United States this week and next! A big お疲れ様でした (otsukaresama deshita, “thank you for your hard work”) to everyone. For those applicants still waiting to hear the results, we appreciate your patience! And for all those who were selected, congratulations! We look forward to working with you in Japan!

JET30th Reunion & Networker – Thanks for joining us!

JETAA Florida would like to thank everyone who joined us for the JET30th Reunion & Networker this Saturday. We send a special appreciation to our panelists Matthew Gillam and Laurel Lukaszewskiwho discussed the history of the JET Program, USJETAA, and the relationship between Japan and the U.S. Also we thank our career panelists Eboni Staton, Kyle Litow, Hilary Brown and Michael Maloney, as well as our special guests Takemasa Ishikura, the president of the Japan Association of Orlando, and his daughter, Mayuko Ishikura.

Help with 2018 JET Interviews!

Jan. 29-Feb. 6

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami needs JET Alumni volunteers to help as greeters for the 2018 Interview season. Greeters meet and speak with interviewing candidates in the Culture Lobby, answering questions and giving advice about life in Japan.

Interviews will be held between January 29-February 6 (weekdays only) at the Consulate General of Japan in Brickell (Downtown Miami). Lunch and parking will be provided.

JETAA Greeters should be able to commit to at least 1 full day (9am-5pm). If you can volunteer for 1 or more days, please email the JET Coordinator: JET@mi.mofa.go.jp.

11.5 Orlando Japan Festival

Come enjoy one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida, and help us spread the word about JETAA. We’re currently looking for Volunteers to help with tabling!

Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/5, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park (69 Lakeshore bl, Kissimmee, FL)
Contact: Lauren (President@floridajetaa.org) or Dolly (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

The festival is hosted by the Japan Association of Orlando. For more information about the schedule of performances, vendors and more, visit http://jorlando.org/orlando-japan-festival-2017/. Please note: this is a new location from previous years.

11.5 | Orlando Japan Festival

Come enjoy one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida, and help us spread the word about JETAA. We’re currently looking for Volunteers to help with tabling!

Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/5, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park (69 Lakeshore bl, Kissimmee, FL)
Contact: Lauren (President@floridajetaa.org) or Dolly (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

The festival is hosted by the Japan Association of Orlando. For more information about the schedule of performances, vendors and more, visit http://jorlando.org/orlando-japan-festival-2017/. Please note: this is a new location from previous years.

2018 JET Application is Now Open!

APPLY HERE!

The time has come! The 2018 JET Program Application is open! Create an account on the application website to begin the process. If you are a JET alum and know someone who you think would make an awesome JET, please share this with them!

The Consulate General of Japan will be holding JET Information Sessions in Florida throughout October. CLICK HERE for the schedule.