Dear JETAA members,

It’s that time of the year for our annual JETAA Bonenkai!

This year’s JETAA Bonenkai will be once again held at Sekita-san’s restaurant, Koume in Plantation (just outside of Miami). Sekita-san was once the former JET coordinator for the Japanese Consulate and helped many of us get into the JET program. He makes delicious food and is an awesome host!

The agenda is to network and meet new and old JET alumni and build a stronger JETAA community in Florida to foster cultural exchange with the US and Japan.

This will be a pre-set meal of $20 per person, which involves several courses: soup, salad, appetizers, sushi, other dishes and desert. That is a lot of food for that amount of money especially since Japanese food is so expensive. Each year, he surprises us with a unique menu.

The cost of drinks and tip are not included into the deal, so that would be paid separately by you.

Location: Koume Japanese Restaurant

11905 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL. 33323
Tel: 954-577-9277
(located in the Petsmart Plaza)

Date: December 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 6:15pm

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket at http://jetaabonenkai2015.brownpapertickets.com/

The deadline to purchase a ticket is Dec. 13th. Purchasing a ticket secures your spot for the event. If you are bringing a guest they must have a ticket also. If you have dietary restrictions or allergies you must inform us by Dec 16th or else the restaurant will not be able to accommodate you.

If you do not purchase a ticket by the deadline we cannot accommodate you at this event!

Sekita-san’s restaurant is small, so space is limited. He also asks that you arrive on time, because food will be served promptly as scheduled. Think of this as Japan, be on time.

If you RSVP and later cannot make it, please have the courtesy and let us know by Dec. 16th, because once we give the final numbers to Sekita-san we end up paying for the person who doesn’t show up. In other words no refunds of your pre-payment. It will be considered as a donation to the FL-JETAA fund.

Hope to see you there!
Wendy Lo
FL-JETAA, S. Florida Regional Rep.
(Toyama, ALT 2002-2005)

POSTS

11/28/2015: 第11回コーヒー会話(Coffee Kaiwa Miami)

With Miami weather in the 80s lately, it’s hard to believe that people across Japan are putting on sweaters and turning on their Kotatsus. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving is creeping up on us! While many people will be away for the holiday, Coffee Kaiwa will be going on as usual on Saturday 11/28. This is a conversation group for those wishing to improve their Japanese skills and make new friends in South Florida. Speakers of all skill levels, Japanese natives, and friends of JETAA are welcome!

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Place: Pasion del Cielo, Downtown Dadeland (Kendall)

No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there!

 

 

11/04/2015: Tampa Tsudoi (7pm – 9pm)

***Please note that the location has changed to Jason’s Deli (2702 E Fowler Avenue)

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. Both Japanese and English are spoken. Just look for the Japanese flag on the table! Contact John at tampa@floridajetaa.org for more information or to be notified each month by email.

 

The deadline for the 2016 JET Program Applications has been extended to Friday, November 20, 2015!!!

Please remember that you must submit BOTH online AND paper applications.

Paper applications should be mailed to the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Over 5,000 applications have been created online, and only around 500 physical copies have reached the offices. PLEASE do not procrastinate! Send in your applications as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, use the JET Inbox in the online application portal to contact the JET Program Office, or email the Miami JET Coordinator at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp.