06/20/2015: Coffee Kaiwa


今月は、コーヒー会話が早めにすることです。急ですが、6月20日(土)になります。3:00 pm-5:00pmに先のPassion del Cieloと言う喫茶店で集まります。
Hello everyone!
How have you been?
I know this is sudden, but this month’s Coffee 会話 will be taking place a little earlier than usual. On Saturday, June 20, we’ll be meeiting at Passion del Cielo from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Last month was a lot of fun, and we met many new people. Let’s make this month’s meet great, too!
See ya there!


06/21/2015: JETAA Archery Lesson and Practice


Additional details and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1677798. You must purchase tickets to reserve your spot.


Have any of you ever seen your students in Japan do kyudo (Japanese archery) and thought it was cool? Or want to learn to shoot a bow like Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games or Legalos from Lord of the RIngs? Or maybe learn a useful survival technique in case there is a Zombie apocalypse?

Well here is your chance!
We are organizing a JETAA Archery event in Broward County. This event is open to all JETAA and JETAA friends.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015
Time: 10am
Location: National Armory, 1315 SW 1st Court, Pompano Beach, FL. 33069

About the Range:

The indoor archery range is upstairs located above a gun shooting range in the National Armory. The archery range features targets and foam animals to shoot at. Unfortunately, the archery instructor can only accommodate 15 of us in the group. So sign up early! First come, first served.

The Cost and How to Sign up:
Cost $30/person (prepay online) + $10 cash for material fee (bring the day of)

We get the range exclusively for JETAA for 2 hours (10am-12pm).
All costs include the private group lesson, bow, arrows, and equipment rental.

If we have 6-9 people signed-up, we only get the shooting range exclusively for 1.5 hours (10:30am -12pm).
We must have at least 6 people registered for them to agree to do this private group lesson. The place usually doesn’t open until 12pm on Sundays, so that means staff coming in early especially for us.

Go to this link to pay and book your spot: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1677798

Purchase tickets by 06/18/2015 at midnight to reserve your spot.

Like in Japan be on time! (which means come 5 minutes early).
Also, after the archery lesson, if interested we can go out to lunch in the Broward area.

Hope to see you all there!

Wendy Lo
JETAA South Florida Regional Rep
Toyama 2002-2005


06/26/2015: New JET Q&A After Party in Orlando

Any JETAA member is welcome to come and meet the new JETs over dinner. However, you MUST RSVP to Bahia at president@floridajetaa.org by 06/23/2015 in order to attend. you also MUST bring cash to pay for your meal

The reservation is set for 8:30

Azteca d’Oro, 11633 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817

We have a private dining area in the back.

06/27/2015:  Tampa Natsumatsuri

June 27, 2015. 9-12.
821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.

Free and open to the public!
Tampa Natsumatsuri is Tampa’s only Japanese Summer Festival. Created by and for the Japanese cultural community in the Tampa area. This is our flagship event and it’s lots of fun every year. Come on our in your yukata, jinbei, or in cosplay if you’d like to join our cosplay contest.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/tampanatsu


Tampa Natsumatsuri 2015

06/28/2015 Japanese Heritage Day

Sunday, June 28th vs. LAD – 1:10 PM

This is not a hosted event, so come with your friends, family, and anyone else you like!

Baseline Reserved: $30

Join the Marlins’ Japanese Heritage Day Celebration starting at 11:30 AM in the West Plaza! VIP Special Event Package includes:

  • Baseline Reserved game ticket in the Japanese Heritage section.
  • Cheers will be led by an ōendan.
  • Includes a Japanese Heritage Day T-Shirt

T-shirt giveaway comes in adult sizes only. S, M, L, XL, 2XL and will be distributed based on availability at a first-come-first-served basis. Marlins Park gates open 90 minutes prior to 1st Pitch.

Gift item redemption is located on Section 1 and must have a valid Special Event ticket. Other seating categories available upon request. Please email groups@marlins.com for more information.


Japan Heritage Day with the Marlins 2015

07/03/2015: Tampa Tsudoi

First Friday of the month from 7pm – 9pm – McAlisters Deli at 11402 North 30th Street.  Everyone is welcome.  Just look for the group with a little Japanese flag on the table.  There’s no agenda and you can come and go as you please.  It’s just a time to meet some people who share an interest in Japan. Contact tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information or to be notified each month by email.

07/11/2015: Tanabata Potluck Party

Miami, details TBD so check back in early July.

07/31/2016: Pre-Departure Orientation After Party

Miami, details TBD so check back in early July.