4/13/17 – April Natsukashii Nomikai!

Announcing our SECOND Natsukashii Nomikai!

We kicked off our monthly happy hour on March 2nd, and I’d say it was a smashing success! First time participants, long-time alumni, JETAASC officers, coordinators, and old friends met for a fun and chill session, over discounted draughts, sake flights, and sushi!

Once again JET alumni are invited to wax nostalgic at a different Little Tokyo establishment on Thursday, April 13th: Izakaya Gazen!

Reminisce about the good times, reconnect or meet fellow alums, and maybe discover your new, favorite, Japanese watering-hole in Little Tokyo, all while helping to support these small businesses one drink at a time!

Don’t drink? Don’t worry! Whatever you put in your cup, all are welcome to join!

When: Thursday, April 13th, 5:30-9:30PM
Where: Izakaya Gazen
362 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3902

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3/2/17 – First Natsukashii Nomikai in Little Tokyo

Announcing Natsukashii Nomikai!

Starting March 2nd, this happy hour will focus on JET alumni gathering to wax nostalgic at a different Little Tokyo establishment, one Thursday, each month. Reminisce about the good times and reconnect with your fellow alums, while discovering new (old) Japanese bars in Little Tokyo, and help support these small businesses one drink at a time!

Don’t drink? Don’t worry! Whatever you put in your cup, all are welcome to join!

When: Thursday, March 2nd, 5:30pm onwards!
Where: 3rd Generation Sake Bar
808 W 7th St, Los Angeles, California 90017

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Annual JETAASC Career Forum and Meishi Exchange

We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s JETAASC Career Forum & Meishi Exchange: 

ROCHELLE KOPP, world renowned intercultural communications expert, founder of Japan Intercultural Consulting, author of “The Rice-Paper Ceiling.” 

We have invited Ms, Kopp from Silicon Valley to offer her expertise on bridging Japanese and American business communication styles.

This event is open to career-minded JET Alumni and Friends of JET, whether currently job seeking, simply interested in intercultural communication, or searching for ways to enhance one’s career.

A professional resume reviewer, recruiters, and company representatives will be in attendance, so don’t forget your business attire, your resumes if job hunting, and your meishi/business cards!

Who: JETs and Friends of JETs, Recruiters & Companies! 

What: Networking and Career Development; Intercultural Communication Expertise

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12-4pm,  refreshments served
12:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments, and networking
01:00 p.m. Presentation by Rochelle Kopp
02:00 p.m. Interview-style conversation and Q&A
03:00 p.m. Networking and dessert
04:00 p.m. Closing
04:15 p.m. Nijikai in a private room at Far Bar (next door to the event)

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Garden Room A
244 South San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

$5-10 Parking structures and metered street parking nearby

Please reserve tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2540879 and spread the word on Facebook!

Kelley Rich, Co-President, JETAASC 

president2@jetaasc.org / 310-729-1211

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2/21/15 JETAASC Meishi Exchange and Career Forum

Meishi EX FINALJoin us this Saturday for our largest professional event of the year – the 2015 JETAASC Meishi Exchange and Career Forum. This event is open to all JETs and Friends of JETs interested in tapping into a larger professional network and learning how to apply skills developed while working abroad to further their careers.

When: Saturday, February 21st 1-5pm
Where: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro St, LA CA 90012 (Garden Room A)
Entry fee: $5 (including light refreshments)
RSVP: Register online at http://goo.gl/forms/m5C4Ept6ka
Business attire is expected!


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1/3/15 JET Networking Mixer at Eighty-Two

We will be having our next JET networking mixer (and first of the year)! For a change, this will be on a Saturday, as opposed to after work during the work week.

For those who have never been and want to start the new year off with something, well – new, we usually get a group of anywhere between 8 to 15 people. We each give introductions and then spend the rest of the time getting to know each other over drinks and food. But, I’m going to try to occasionally mix things up a bit going forward with a couple of different things like guest speakers, etc… (more…)

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