Series of Japanese Events Happening at University of Miami

Ukiyo-e printThe Lowe Art Museum will be having a number of Japanese lectures and films that feature its current exhibition Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912.


Events are open to the public, but there may be a general entrance fee of $10 for events. Also, the curator asks for guests to RSVP for each event they are intending to attend, in order to make sure there is sufficient food available.


For more information on the various events and their dates and times, see the Lowe Art Museum’s Calendar page:  Events begin on August 30 and will end with the exhibition’s closure on October 21.


There is also another Japanese art exhibit titled Adapting and Adopting: Waves of Change as East Encounters West; Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art which will run until April 2013.

Orlando JETAA Dinner

Please mark your calendars!  The Orlando JETAA will be getting together for dinner this month.  See details below:
Day:  Thursday, June 28th
Time:  7:30pm
Location: Sushi Pop, 310 W. Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL
RSVP by June 26th to either Alison at or Tom at
Guests are welcome to attend as well!  Looking forward to catching up with everyone!

Tampa Natsu Matsuri in JQ Magazine!

The latest issue of JQ – the online magazine for JET alumni through JETAA NY – highlights the Tampa Natsu Matsuri!


For the article, click on either of the following links:



Congratulations to John McGee, the Tampa Regional Representative and founder of the Tampa Florida Matsuri, for this great recognition!



New JET Q&A and JETAA meetups!

It’s time for the new JET Q&As and JETAA meetups afterwards!  Please come out to show your support and share your wisdom with your new kouhai!

  • Gainesville-
       Date: June 1
       Location: (currently no post-Q&A JETAA meetup planned)
  • Miami –
    Date: June 15
    Time: from 7:30 PM
         Location: Mi-kan Japanese Restaurant, 80 SW 8th St. 1st Floor, Miami, FL 33130 (same building as the consulate)
  • Tampa –
    Date: June 16
         Time: from 6:30 PM
         Location: Chili’s on Dale Mabry Ave one block south of Columbus Dr. 2903 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607;
    followed by Tampa Karaoke, 1220 S Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33629

South Florida Family Zoo Trip

May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan and the Koinobori are flying high in the sky! This is the best time to have a Family JETAA outing. So come on out with your family or friends to the Miami Zoo on Children’s Day!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time: 11:30am (Let’s meet at the front entrance of the Zoo! If you come later we’ll meet you inside.)

Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL. 33177
Ph: 305-251-0400
Park Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm
Adult admission price (13+): $15.95
Child (3-12): $11.95

For admission prices, discounts and more info you can visit :

Please send me an email if you are attending at wlo01 [at] by May 3rd, so I know to expect you. Please send an email even if you RSVP to the Facebook event.  Facebook event:

If we have enough people maybe we can do a group discount.

Hope to see you there!
Wendy, South Florida Regional Rep

Guest Speaker: Dr. Masahisa Nakamura


Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM) is an approach for achieving sustainable management of lakes and reservoirs through gradual, continuous and holistic improvement of basin governance, including sustained efforts for integration of institutional responsibilities, policy directions, stakeholder participation, scientific and traditional knowledge, technological possibilities, and funding prospects and constraints. Dr. Nakamura will discuss the conceptual framework of ILBM, possible application schemes, and some lessons learned over the past decade, as well as the issues and challenges of facing select cases in developing and developed countries, and implications for the global water debate.


Contact with any questions.