October JETAADC News

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In this edition of JETAADC News:October JETAADC Events

Message from the Board:

Hello all, and an especially big welcome to the new JET returnees!

As the Outreach Chair, my goal is to expand the presence of JETAADC within the local U.S.-Japan community.

We had a productive summer with a pub quiz co-hosted by JETAADC and the Japan America Society of Washington, D.C. (JASW). Many came, including a team from the State Department led by Marc Knapper (Director of the Japan Desk). We also provided professional volunteers for the Japanese American Citizen League’s (JACL) National Convention, who attended the closing reception at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence as thanks.

Fall Events:

Oct 2 – JETAADC will team up again with JASW for a happy hour at Perry’s, one of our biggest networking events of the year!

Late Oct/Early Nov – Stay tuned for details about our annual Career Night. This year I am coordinating with the JET Office to have both Career Night and the Welcome Back Reception at the Old Residence of the Japanese Embassy on the same day.

Sincerely,

Joy Young
Outreach Chair
Wakayama-ken, 2009-2012

October JETAADC Events:

Save the Date!

Our October Networking Night will be held on Thursday, October 24; location TBA. Please look forward to it!

Halloween is just around the corner and JETAADC would like to celebrate with you! Join us for “Night of the Living Zoo,” a 21+ frightful event at the National Zoo on Wednesday, October 30.

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

The Perry Expedition: Opening of Japan

U.S. Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC
Through October 14, 2013

Guests can read about Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s journey from Philadelphia to Japan in 1853 and learn what kind plants were brought back from the expedition.

Takikomi Gohan Cooking Class

Friday, October 18, 2013 5:30PM to 7:30PM
JASW Office
1819 L Street, NW, B2
Washington, DC 20036

$25 JASW Members
$35 Non-JASW Members

Register by Tuesday, October 16.

Best of JET (etc.) Around the Web

the art of Makizushi | Takayo Kiyota uses sushi rolls as her canvas

fancy new JR Kyushu trains; the metro does not look good by comparison

JETAANY’s JQ Magazine at JETWit.com is looking for new writers (If you’d like to volunteer closer to home, consider contributing to the JETAADC Blog – contact Kat Kovacs at newsletter@jetaadc.org)

Fall is in full swing and JETAADC President Leigh Ann Mastrini has been busy! See what she’s been up to here.

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