August JETAADC News

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In this edition of JETAADC News:

August JETAADC Events:

Happy Hour at Public
Wednesday, August 20, 5:30 PM
1214 18th Street NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20036

Join us for our monthly JETAADC happy hour event. Don’t miss this chance to unwind at Public in Dupont Circle and welcome new alumni just returning from Japan!

DC Public Schools Beautification Day
Saturday, August 23, 9 AM – 1 PM

Join us as we help spruce up DC Public Schools. Tasks may include general cleaning, planting flowers, and painting exterior doors. For more details, check out the official website.

If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to Paul at by 8/13. Also keep an eye out for further information!

DC United vs New York Red Bulls
Sunday, August 31, 2:30 PM
RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20003

Save the date for a JETAADC group outing to watch DC United play the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium on August 31st at 2:30 PM. Join your JETAA DC pals in supporting our local soccer club, as well as Kosuke Kimura of the NY Red Bulls. Tickets will cost ~$30 and information regarding registration will be sent out at a later date.

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Other (non-JETAADC) events you may be interested in…

Interactive Cart: Arts of Japan
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560

Stop by to explore Japanese printmaking techniques. Handle tools used to produce prints and paintings, and learn how black ink was made.

Nen Daiko’s In Gratitude: 20th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, August 24, 7 PM
Synetic Theater in Crystal City
1800 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Nen Daiko is hosting a 20th Anniversary Concert that will include performances by our honored guests, Soh Daiko (of New York Buddhist Temple), and Hoh Daiko (of Seabrook Buddhist Temple). Soh Daiko and Hoh Daiko helped initiate our training in the early days of our group, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to perform with them on stage in an expression of our thanks. Find out more and buy tickets here.

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JETAADC Member News

Kate Maruyama (Osaka, 2005-2008) and her husband, Ryoji, had a baby and bought their first home! Ryoji also got a job at the UMD data center.

Andrew Hill (Shimane, 2009-2011) began a new job at the Council on Foreign Relations on July 30. He is now the Japan Studies Research Associate under Dr. Sheila Smith.

Lauren Stockhausen (Fukui, 2006-2009) finished her masters in TESOL.

Joanna Blatchly (Shiga, 2009-2011) will attend American University’s Washington College of Law this fall.

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Best of JET (etc.) Around the Web

Will teaching to the test the answer? Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels.

Are you a JET looking for a job? In addition to coming out to JETAADC event (including our career workshop this fall), consider posting a Job Hunter Profile on — the de facto JET alumni mag and career center — to solicit advice from the greater JET Alumni community.

How many of these “creepy creatures from the seabed” have you tried?

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