Hi everyone! Our wonderful secretary Jennifer Garcia just departed to teach English in Spain. In the interim, the board has appointed Keys Region Rep Adriana Jenkins to fill the position for the rest of the terms. The position will be up for election in our January/February elections.

Welcome to the board, Adriana!

To all JET Programme participants returning to Florida this year:
On behalf of the Florida Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (FLJETAA) we would like to welcome you back to the USA and hope you had a great experience while on JET!
We received news from CLAIR that you have returned and we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our community. Below are our links and we hope to hear from you soon. And our “Welcome Back Party” is in the works so if you have time we would love to have you! Take care and if you have any questions feel free to ask!
Florida JETAA Website
JET Alumni Association of Florida (JETAA FL) and Friends
JETAA 2013 Bonenkai

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3914569


Sincerely,
Florida JETAA

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and the members of the FLJETAA will be hosting info sessions about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program across the State of Florida.

***The schedule is subject to change, so please double check with the University to verify dates and times.***

SCHEDULE UPDATED: Sept 20th, 2014

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and the members of the FLJETAA will be hosting info sessions about the Japan Exchange and Teaching(JET) Program across the State of Florida. The schedule is subject to change, so please double check with the University to verify dates and times.

9/11/2014 University of Tampa 5:00P.M.~5:55 P.M. (Riverside Building)

9/15/2014 Florida State University 6:00 P.M~7:30 P.M. (Diffenbaugh 009)

9/16/2014 University of Florida 1:00 P.M~2:30 P.M. (CSE E220)

9/16/2014 University of Central Florida 5:30 P.M.~6:30 P.M. (CSEL Bldg. #140, Room 115)

9/16/2014 Rollins College 5:30 P.M.~6:30 P.M. (Cornell Campus Center, Bieberbach-Reed Room)

9/17/2014 Florida Gulf Coast University 11:00 A.M.~12:00 P.M.

9/17/2014 New College of Florida 12:00 P.M.~1:00 P.M. (Library, 156)

9/17/2014 University of South Florida 3:30 P.M.~5:00 P.M. (CGS 140)

9/22/2014 Florida Atlantic University 11:00 A.M.~12:30 P.M. (GS214B)

9/22/2014 University of Miami 4:00 P.M.~5:30 P.M. (Whitten Learning Center, 140)

9/24/2014 Florida International University 1:30 P.M.~3:00 P.M (GC140).

9/25/2014 Eckerd College 5:00 P.M.~6:00 P.M. (Seibert 106)

9/25/2014 Ringling College 6:30 P.M.~7:30 P.M. (Location)

9/29/2014 University of North Florida 10:30 A.M.~11:30 A.M. (58W/3804)

9/29/2014 Barry University(Miami) 1:00 P.M.~2:30 P.M. (Landon Student Union Conference Room 204)

9/30/2014 University of West Florida 11:00 A.M.~2:00 P.M. (Career Services Building 19)

 

The Consulate is attempting to set up information sessions at the following schools: New College, and Florida Gulf Coast University, Ringling College, Saint Leo University, Florida Southern College, and Saint Thomas University. Please contact the Consulate for questions regarding these sessions. Depending on availability, we may or may not be able to visit these schools.

Contact jet@mi.mofa.go.jp for questions or concerns

 

The Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach is looking for a Part-time Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator (20 hours).

Position Description:

The Youth and Outreach Program Coordinator will be responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and outreach programs. This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, and Summer Tour Plus program. Must be able to work evenings and weekend events.

Position Reports to: Curator of Education

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and implement museum educational programs for children and families.
  • Develop, implement, and manage outreach programs.
  • Develop, create, and coordinate children’s (K-12) activities at our annual festivals, including the supervision of festival volunteers and managing setup and cleanup
  • Work in conjunction with staff to develop, implement and oversee the Summer Tour Plus (STP) program activities.
  • Supervise daily operations of STP, which also includes training and scheduling of interns and high school volunteers for the STP program.
  • Assist staff in developing and implementing school programs and teacher development workshops
  • Work in conjunction with staff to develop educational teaching materials and tour program contents
  •  Other duties as specified

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, art, Japanese studies or related field
  • Knowledge of Japanese language and culture
  • Experience in teaching and working with children (K-12)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Personal transportation required for outreach programs
  • Strong organizational and computer skillsExperience working in a museum or cultural institution a plus

Please send resume to: wlo@pbcgov.org

Submission deadline: September 30, 2014

No phone calls, no walk ins.

The death toll from mudslides in the city of Hiroshima jumped to 71 on Wednesday, with at least 15 people still missing. Nearly 1,000 people out of about 1,300 evacuees are sheltered in nine local elementary schools: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/27/national/hiroshima-slide-toll-rises-66-dead-21-missing-mayor-admits-delayed-alert/#.VAAfDPldV8E

Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California has formally joined the efforts of Hiroshima Prefecture and various Hiroshima-based NGOs and NPOs in the effort to raise funds in support of the victims of the disaster that befell the local community and residents in northern Hiroshima.

Anyone interested in joining in this effort, please send donations to:

Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California (payable to “Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of SC”; please write “JET Program Alumni” in the memo)
Attention: Mr. Takami Igawa – HKSC President
712 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 

This fundraising drive will be carried through the end of September (September 30, 2014). All funds collected in this drive will be sent to Japan Red Cross Hiroshima Office for distribution to the disaster victims. For any inquiry, please contact Dr. Charles Igawa, HKSC Secretary via email at <icigawa@gmail.com> or via (562) 818-7857.