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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2/28/15 Join us for our February Nihongo Dake Dinner this Saturday!

10847633_602684343195485_9075771150218655871_oHi everyone! It’s time to announce the biggest NDD event of the year. We will have plentiful food, games, prizes and more! Read on for more details but if you’re already hooked, then please RSVP below:


We will be hosting this event on February 28 from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Japan Foundation’s Miracle Mile location. As I mentioned previously, food will be provided but as this is a potluck style event, we will also be asking attendees to bring a small dish or beverage of $3 up to a $5 maximum value. I hope to see you all there!

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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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1/31/15 JETAASC Shinenkai at XLanes

Start the new year off right with an afternoon of fun and games! Join us for this year’s Shinenkai in Little Tokyo! JET Alumni, friends, and family are all invited!

When: Saturday, January 31st 1pm – 3pm
What: Bowling, Billiards, Video Games, Food, Drinks, and Fun!
Where: X Lanes, 333 S. Alameda St. #300, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (inside the mall – parking validated for 4 hours)
Cost: No entry fee for JETAASC members and guests, includes shoe rentals, but not the cost of food and drinks.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/VoPbQQEO6m


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