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”.
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is hiring Paid Interns for Fall 2018. (Washington, D.C.)
Interns will either support our Communications and Education programs or support our Research programs. The application deadline is August 17. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. For details on the available internships and for instructions on how to apply, please click here.
September 8, 2018 | Career Development Workshop | Orlando, FL
Florida JETAA will be holding our first ever Career Development Workshop. More event details to come! Stay tuned!
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.
Mitsukoshi USA, Inc. operates the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. They have an immediate opening for an assistant buyer. This position will be responsible for purchasing Japanese clothing, food stuff and toys that will be sold at the Japan Pavilion at Epcot.
Bi-lingual in Japanese
1+ years of buying experience
To apply, please visit http://www.mitsukoshi-orlando.com/
Looking for help with the Tampa Natsumatsuri (Sat. 6/23)!
This #FREE Japanese festival is organized by JET Alumni from central Florida, but you don’t have to be Alumni to be a part of the festival! Help is needed to run game booths. We are also looking for people to join a Festival Committee to plan next year’s Natsumatsuri. Sponsored by the Florida JET Alumni Association (non-profit) and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami!
Please contact Festival Director Tom Gregorich if you would like to volunteer.
This newly launched FREE webinar series is intended to provide guidance and instruction to JET alumni across the country on a variety of careers, professional development topics, and unique challenges and how to navigate them. This webinar is on how to become a Japanese teacher after JET. Current JETs and JET alumni are both welcome to join. For those who can’t attend, a recording will be available after the webinar at: https://usjetaa.org/programs/webinar-series/
Did you know that the Florida JETAA Natsumatsuri in Tampa has is our largest event each year? What started 13 years ago as a small, local festival run by former JETs has turned into a huge community event that draws over 800 guests! Most importantly, it remains a FREE community event run by volunteers.
After 13 years, John McGee and his family, who spearheaded and led Tampa Natsumatsuri, are returning to Japan. We are sad to see them go, but are excited for a chance to see the festival grow with a newly established Festival Committee under the leadership of Festival Director Tom Gregorich. You don’t have to live in Tampa to participate!
New committee members that join by June 5th will have a chance to shadow/learn from John directly how he has prepared the festival each year.
Arrange, direct, and monitor set up for festival. Main contact for vendors.
Keep budget, man front desk at festival
-Inventory Chair(s) (2)
In charge of storage unit and inventory
Coordinate all FLJETAA activity booths, recruit and direct volunteers
Coordinate all on-stage activities. MC.
June 23, 2018 | Tampa Natsumatsuri | Tampa, FL,
Christ the King Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Our 2018 flyer is up and ready. About a month and a half to the festival. Join us for this celebration of Japanese culture on a Florida summer evening. Bring the family and enjoy the many vendors, presenters and games. It’s a great time and you’ll be part of an awesome community of friends of Japan.
We’re still looking for volunteers. If you are available to chip in with set-up, break down or during the event, your help is much appreciated! Please contact Tom Gregorich (Orlando@floridajetaa.org).