UCF is looking for someone qualified to teach college-level Japanese courses.

Position: 1-year Visiting Instructor position
Starting: January 2019
Job: Teach 4 sections of Japanese language
Requirements: Master’s degree and native/near-native fluency in Japanese with high English proficiency
Send CVs to: Pamela.McGlinchey@ucf.edu.

 

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:

  • Koto
  • Iai
  • Judo
  • Taiko drumming

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!

For more information, please visit the Japan Association of Orlando website.


Volunteers Needed!

Florida JETAA will have a presence at the Orlando Japan Festival by manning a booth. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Share information and your own personal experience about the JET Program with youth and parents at the festival
  • Make new connections in the Japanese community of Central Florida
  • Reconnect with other JET alumni
  • Enjoy the festival!

Assistance that will be needed:

  • Tent setup at 10 am
  • Tent breakdown at 5 pm
  • Encourage visitors to participate in our games and photo booth for donations
  • Collect donations for Florida JETAA and other causes

These shifts are available. (Feel free to stick around as long as you’d like. )

  • 10 am – noon (set up and beginning of festival)
  • noon – 2 pm
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • 4 pm – 6 pm (end of festival and breakdown)

Please contact Hartley at newsletter@floridajetaa.org or Dolly at webmaster@floridajetaa.org, if you would like to volunteer. Thank you for your support!

This upcoming year, with the kind funding of Japan Foundation, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is able to debut the Morikami Film Series this October. The first film of the season is the classic Japanese movie, “Tokyo Story.

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 lniven@pbcgov.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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2018, the Hayao Miyazaki classic “My Neighbor Totoro” will be showing nation-wide on Sunday, September 30, Monday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 3.

For tickets, showtimes, movie trailer and more, please visit here.

Fall Semester Internship
We are currently seeking one (1) Fall 2018 intern to support current initiatives, which include activities promoting the U.S.-Japan relationship, cultural, educational and people-to-people exchange. Interns will be working from a small office in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment. For more information and to apply click here.

Part-Time Project Coordinator 
USJETAA seeks an entry-level Program Coordinator to support the administration of regular programs and grants. For more information and to apply click here.

For job opportunities with other organizations visit the USJETAA Job Board!

2 JOB OPENINGS at Morikami!

1. Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator
2. Exhibition Preparator

Job descriptions and details on how to apply can be found here. 

Click Here to R.S.V.P. for the 3:30 pm show

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

 

MORNING SHOW

Co-sponsored by FIU Asian Studies Program

TIME: 10:45 am
LOCATION: The Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
ADDRESS: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199
 
AFTERNOON SHOW

Co-sponsored by Broward Center for the Performing Arts

TIME: 3:30pm
LOCATION: Abdo New River Room, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
 
EVENING SHOW

At capacity and no longer available

 

Here are some highlights from this year’s annual Tampa Natsumatsuri, this June.

The Studio Ghibli Festival continues with the next feature: Grave of the Fireflies”.

When: August 12, 13, 15
Time: See link for details
Location: Various Florida theaters

As many of you know, there have been many victims of devastating floods in Western Japan over the last few weeks. Florida Jetaa has decided to support the donations campaign created and monitored by #USJETAA. If you are looking for a safe and reliable way to get funds to Japan, we encourage you to go through US JETAA!

Since the beginning of this fundraiser, USJETAA has received overwhelming support and has almost reached their goal of $5,000 to support Japan Platform (ジャパン・プラットフォーム) and their great efforts connecting funds to organizations on the ground in western Japan.

If you haven’t donated yet, please consider helping them reach their goal. #prayforjapan #westernjapan

https://usjetaa.networkforgood.com/projects/55620-western-japan-flood-relief

Thank you.