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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4/8/17 – Spring Things Hollywood Hike & Brunch

 



Let’s take a hike JETs! (Morning Hollywood Sign hike and breakfast – plus optional music festival!)
When: Saturday, April 8th, 8:30 A.M.
Who: JETAASC and friends
Where: Meet at 3051 Canyon Drive, 90068
What: We will enjoy a light morning hike up to the Hollywood Sign where photos will be taken, and Instagrams updated. Then hike back down to enjoy a local brunch spot, TBD.

If you are further away, and want to make a day trip out of coming, then please join Greg and fellow JET alum Cindy for Broke LA, a music festival for people who can’t afford Coachella! It’s a $25 music festival, going from 3pm to midnight! More info is available here: http://brokelafest.com/about

Don’t forget to RSVP for the hike and brunch! The concert is just a footnote for live music fans.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to email Social Coordinator Greg at Social@jetaasc.org

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3/24/17 – Nihongo Dake (NDD) Dinner: Happy Hour & Karaoke!

JETのみなさん、お久しぶり!

Join JETAASC for the first Nihongo-Dake Dinner of the new year.

We’ll start things off with drinks and 日本語だけ conversation at Angel City Brewery before moving over to Max Karaoke for a Karaoke session. Time to dust-off those AKB dance moves! Or not.

All levels of Japanese welcome!

When: Friday, March 24th, 6:00-9:00PM
Where: Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

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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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Immediate Job Opening at NHK Los Angeles Bureau

 

NHK Los Angeles Bureau is seeking a full-time Associate Producer who covers news in US. The Associate Producer will be working with correspondents from Japan with duties including but not limited to:

  • Conducting research, reporting, and fact-gathering
  • Pitching story ideas
  • Arranging interviews and travel logistics
  • Business trips nationwide for interview including driving car
  • Make TV reports of “NHK World” (NHK’s international TV service in English)

This position will start as soon as possible. You must be able to come for an in-person interview.

Qualifications:

  • Show a strong interest in news broadcasting
  • Be a resourceful self-starter who works well under pressure
  • Be willing to travel and driving car
  • Language: fluent English required, fluent Japanese and Spanish preferred.
  • Have a driver’s license
  • Microsoft Office skills

How To Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to hizawa@nhkla.com

Clips are welcome as well, but no phone calls please.

About:

NHK is Japan’s biggest and the sole public broadcasting network nationwide and worldwide. NHK Los Angeles Bureau (based in Santa Monica, California) covers all the news in North and South American Continents for NHK’s various news and documentary programs. You can see NHK’s info from these links:

http://www.nhk.or.jp/pr/koho-e.htm

http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

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