6/26/15 – Cheer on Team Nippon with JETAASC

JETAASC, FOJ’s (“Friends of JET”), and Pasona will be forming an official Fans in the Stands volunteer group to cheer on Team Nippon at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games 2015! With 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – which will take place from July 25 to August 2 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. This is a GREAT opportunity to give back to the Japanese community and support a really wonderful global event.

Our official date for cheering is Sunday, July 26th. We are still awaiting release of Team Nippon’s competition schedule that day for several events like soccer, gymnastics and judo, but plan to meet in front of the Bruin Bear at UCLA’s Bruin Plaza at 11 AM. We will be there for the majority of the afternoon until about 6pm, taking in the Olympic Village festival as well. We’ll be making “Go Nippon” signs and getting decked out in face paint to give us the look of a coordinated cheerleading team. Official JETAASC hats will be provided to all participants. Please come out and help us shout Ganbatte!

RSVP with your name and phone number if you are able to make the 26th by e-mailing Valerie Hwang at vhwang129@gmail.com. Thank You!

For more info, please check out: http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/fans-in-the-stands

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5/29/2015 – JETAASC Angels Game Outing

Join JETAASC in Anaheim as we watch the Angels play the Detroit Tigers on Friday, May 29. Tickets are limited to the first 20 who RSVP and pay through PayPal. As always, Friends of JETs are welcome!!

When: Friday, May 29, 2015. Game starts at 7:05 pm.Meet at Angel Stadium at 6-6:30 pm.
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim
Cost: $20/ticket for right field pavilion seats (outfield, on field level) before 5/20, $25 after. Angels pitcher bobblehead (Matt Shoemaker) included.
RSVP: Send PayPal payment to Mark Juloya at markjuloya@gmail.com.

See you then!

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5/16/15 – SGV Dim Sum with JETAASC!

Spend a Saturday morning on the Eastside with dim sum and JETs! Thanks to our resident 626 foodie Christine Chow, we’ll have space reserved for us at Shi Hai – one of the newer (and fancier) additions to the San Gabriel Valley. We plan to cap the event at 16. As always, friends of JETs are welcome!

M-3Date: Saturday, May 16
 Location: Shi Hai
1412 S. Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Time: 11:00 am –
Parking: Private lot, street.
Cost: Dim sum is served family style, so plan on sharing plates and splitting costs. Bring cash!
RSVPhttp://goo.gl/forms/FsSBVkfccl or email treasurer@jetaasc.org by May 13.

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5/2/15 – Nihongo Dake Dinner: Valley Edition

11083754_634739663323286_6655544297324491255_oValley JETs rejoice! Our quarterly NDDs are coming to you for a change. If you’ve ever wanted to attend but didn’t want to make that trip over the hill, then this is your chance. This is a potluck style event and will be held at a private residence in the Santa Clarita Valley area. Please read on for additional details.

Where: Santa Clarita
When: May 2 from 5 PM to 7 PM
Cost: A small dish up to $5 max value
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/iE1RTVGyTc by April 27

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3/11/15 “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” Screening at the Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation is hosting a special remembrance screening of “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Director’s Talk and Q&A with Regge Life, the director and producer of the documentary. Admission is free.

“Live Your Dream” is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a disaster that no one could have expected.

3-11 Remembrance Special Screening and Director’s Talk: “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story”
Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 7:00PM –
Location: Japan Foundation Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (Street parking is available nearby.)
Admission: Free. RSVP is not required.

Additional event information can be found here: http://www.jflalc.org/live-your-dream.html.

To view a trailer and learn more about the film, visit Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story.

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