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
(located in the Petsmart Plaza)
Date: December 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket at http://
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!
FL-JETAA, S. Florida Regional Rep.
(Toyama, ALT 2002-2005)