This is one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida. This is the 18th annual. Admission is FREE! When: Sun. 11/4, 11am-5pm Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park – 69 Lakeshore Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741
On stage performances:
Also featuring special guest performer Mr. Yasunori Kimatawe, who is a live Shodo artist. Shodo (or Shuji) is a Japanese form of calligraphy. Mr. Kimata will paint live, using various brush strokes and movements.
Join the festival for the authentic Japanese food, performances, and experience Japan right in Orlando!
Tokyo Story – A film by Yasujirō Ozu (136 min., 1953) Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Cocktail reception: 6:00 pm Film Showing: 7:00 pm Price: $7 (members $5) (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RSVP 561-233-1367 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 19, 2018
20 Complimentary tickets are provided to the first FL-JETAA members that RSVP. It will be an interesting event for JETAA members to network with the community interested in Japan and Asia. When you RSVP, you must mention that you are a member of FL-JETAA. Deadline for RSVP is Oct. 19, 2018.
For this debut film, special guests from the film series sponsor, the Japan Foundation, and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami will be in attendance.
A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujirō Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces. – Criterion Collection
To download the event flyer, click here. For more information about the Morikami Film Series, please visit here.
Visiting from out-of-town for the Workshop? Take advantage of this HOTEL DISCOUNT!
Now through August 31st, participants of our Career Development Workshop in ORLANDO on 9/8 can reserve deluxe ROH guestrooms (single/double/triple or quad occupancy) for the weekend of the CDW (Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th) for ONLY $109+tax per night at Rosen Shingle Creek! This is quite a discount from their usual rates.
Available rooms are limited, so it’s first come-first serve. Once the rooms are gone (/after August 31st) regular rates apply.
Please make your reservations through their Reservations Department at 1-866-996-6338 or 407-996-6338. Simply tell reservations that you wish to “reserve a room for September 7th through 9th (or your select dates) and request the group rate for the Florida Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association”. The agent will take it from there!
The JET office needs volunteers to conduct info sessions on the JET Program in mid-September/early-October! Currently looking for presenters in the following areas: Pensacola, Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, St. Augustine.
The JET recruitment team will take care of coordinating with the schools, and provide all necessary materials (updated presentations, brochures, etc.) If interested, please email Lauren Sorondo, Miami JET Coordinator, at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp !
On Friday, August 3, several of our Florida alumni joined the outgoing group of JETs for Pre-Departure Orientation. Wendy Lo, Allan Mordetsky, and Bryan Barber gave presentations to the group, preparing the 52 new JETs leaving from Miami to Japan the following day. Also in attendance at the Consulate’s reception was Lauren Sorondo (JETAA-FL President & JET Coordinator) and Kyle Litow (JETAA-FL Secretary), as well as many other alumni.
From September 2017, when the JET application process began, to the Pre-departure Orientation, JET Coordinator Lauren Sorondo played a major part in guiding these individuals to their new roles of cultural exchange. With the support of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, they were well prepared to represent Florida on the JET Program.
PRESENTED BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN IN MIAMI
“WAY OF THE NINJA”
“WAY OF THE NINJA” delivers an authentic NINJA performance with the use of actual weapons such as a shuriken, kusarigama, and Japanese swords. TOMONOSUKE, a descendant of the ancient IGA NINJA clan, has performed all over the world with the purpose of introducing the skills of the IGA style of NINJA arts. Audiences will also learn more about the background of NINJA in JAPAN in this exciting display. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience to meet a NINJA and see them in action!
ADMISSION IS FREE
Co-sponsored by FIU Asian Studies Program
TIME: 10:45 am
LOCATION: The Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center