JET Program Alumni Association of the Southeast
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JETAASE 2015 Shinnenkai / Annual Planning Meeting

JETAASE 2015 ShinenkaiJETAASE invites JET alumni, friends, and families to attend the 2015 Shinnenkai / Annual Planning Meeting! At this annual event, we will discuss future goals, events, and plans for our Southeast chapter.

In a change from previous years, the 2015 Shinnenkai will be held on January 31st 2015 at 1:00 PM. The venue location is Nori Nori. See below for more details:

To RSVP, sign-up via the Google form (see link below).

Each attendee will pay for the cost of his or her meal at the venue.

JETAASE will provide a small meal discount for members and award door prizes.

Date: Saturday January 31st, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Nori Nori
Address: Sandy Springs Crossing, 6690 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
TEL: (404) 257-1288
***RSVP Link***

Mark the event in your Google Calendar by clicking here: Google Calendar link.

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7:00 PM19:00

Asian Hot Pots Warm the Soul with Chef Sean Higashida

Japanese Hot Pot Dishes and Mongolian Too

The weather is getting colder and it is time to make some heartwarming fare to enjoy with family and friends. In the Far East folks gather around the table on a cold day with a steaming delicious broth. With a variety of meats and vegetables and a bit of knowhow, all enjoy cooking their meal right at the table. Come join Chef Sean as he teaches you secrets to great broth and how and what to prepare for the table.

  • Chanko Nabe, "anything goes" pot
  • Miso Chirinabe (Miso broth seafood hot pot)
  • Mongolian Hot Pot

Class fee is $35

(Includes a $ 10 BHFM Gift Card)

Event Location: Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340

Contact: Bill Schroeder
Buford Highway Farmers Market


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to Jan 31

Exhibition: Japanese Pottery - The Rising Generation From Traditional Japanese Kilns (Demorest, GA)

Japanese Pottery ExhibitionDecember 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art
Piedmont College
567 Georgia Street
Demorest, GA 30535

Japan has traditionally produced a large amount of ceramic works. This exhibition introduces outstanding works by young artists who are carrying on the kiln tradition in areas with distinctive styles such as Arita and Karatsu, Hagi, Bizen, Kyoto, Kutani, Seto and Mino, and Mashiko.

For more information please visit Piedmont College.
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7:30 PM19:30

Japan Foundation Film Series (Atlanta, GA): Someday (ŌSHIKAMURA SŌDŌKI)

Japan Foundation Film SeriesEmory University
White Hall 205
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm
2011, 93 min. 35mm

An ensemble comedy that focuses on the mountain village of Ōshika in Nagano Prefecture. Inspired by a local kabuki tradition, passed down over 300 years, the film warmly portrays the joys and sorrows of the villagers. The project was the brainchild of lead actor Harada Yoshio, who passed away in July of 2011 soon after the film was released in Japan. Zen (Harada), who runs an eatery serving venison dishes in Ōshika Village at the foot of the Southern Alps, is also a top-billed star in the local kabuki scene. One day in autumn as the villagers prepare to put on a show, Zen is thrown for a loop when he is visited by his wife Takako (Okusu Michiyo) and his childhood friend Osamu (Kishibe Ittoku), who eloped together eighteen years earlier.

Events Open To All
Cost: Free, No Ticket Required
Contact Name: Maureen Downs
Contact Phone: 404-727-6761
Contact email:

For more information please visit Emory University.
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3:00 PM15:00

Professional & Career Development Seminar

Professional and Career DevelopmentThe Japan-America Society of Georgia, JET Alumni Association of the Southeast (JETAASE), and Pasona NA, Inc. present a professional & career development seminar to explore the key elements of career planning and achieving your professional goals. This event also features a panel discussion by representatives from Japanese and American companies who will discuss advice and suggestions on landing your dream job and advancing your career.

Friday, November 14, 2014
3:00pm – Registration Opens
3:30pm – Presentation & Panel
5:00pm – Network Reception
5:30pm – Close

Baker Donelson: Monarch Plaza, 3141 Peachtree Rd NE #1600, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 577-6000

Main Topics:
  • Current Hiring Trends of Employers
  • Resume Writing
  • Best Interview Practices
  • Effective Use of Career Planning Resources
  • Refining Your Networking Skills
  • Setting Personal and Professional Goals

This Event is Perfect For…

  • People interested in the JET Program
  • People taking the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Test
  • Businessmen and women seeking new opportunities at Japanese and/or American companies
  • People seeking to work in Japanese companies or students learning Japanese who want to apply their language skills to a professional career in a Japan-related field
  • People who are planning or want to work in Japan

  • Registration:

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 13, 2014
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to Nov 16

Madama Butterfly - The Atlanta Opera (Atlanta, GA)

Madam Butterfly in Atlanta Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 770-916-2800 main

For more than a century, audiences have been moved by Puccini's haunting story of passion, honor, and sacrifice. The tragic tale of lovely Butterfly touches us all, as she experiences a metamorphosis from trusting girl in love to grown woman faced with dismal choices.

Fresh from her triumphant role debut at English National Opera, Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role and tenor Adam Diegel debuts as the faithless B.F. Pinkerton. Debut artist Nina Yoshida Nelsen sings Butterfly's devoted servant Suzuki, and baritone Corey McKern performs the role of Sharpless, the American consul.

Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts this extraordinary new production, directed by Atlanta Opera General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. The evocative sets are designed by Erhard Rom with lighting by Robert Wierzel.

For more information please visit The Atlanta Opera.
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10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Arts & Culture Festival (Ball Ground, GA)

Japanese Arts and Culture Festival Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Enjoy Japanese traditional and folk dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, taiko drum dancing, shinkendo (swordsmanship), kyudo (archery), martial arts, ikebana, origami, bonsai and much more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.

For more information please visit Gibbs Gardens.

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10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Arts & Culture Festival (Ball Ground, GA)

Japanese Arts and Culture Festival Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Enjoy Japanese traditional and folk dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, taiko drum dancing, shinkendo (swordsmanship), kyudo (archery), martial arts, ikebana, origami, bonsai and much more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.

For more information please visit Gibbs Gardens.

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7:30 PM19:30

Film: "Abacus and Sword (Bushi No Kakeibo)" (Atlanta, GA)

Abacus and Sword Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 pm
White Hall 208
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

A film adaptation of the book by Isoda Michifumi, which paints a picture of life in the final days of the Tokugawa shogunate, based on painstaking analysis of the household accounts left behind by a low ranking samurai. Director Morita Yoshimitsu (FAMILY GAME), known for eclectic work in a wide range of genres, portrays the inner workings of a samurai household fighting to tighten its finances in this compassionate historical drama. The Inoyama family has been in the service of the Kaga clan as expert accountants. The eighth head of the Inoyama family, Naoyuki (Sakai Masato), is so phenomenally gifted when it comes to numbers that his colleagues call him an "abacus maniac." In order to cope with the increasing expenses that come with trying to move up in the world, he works together with his wife Koma (Nakama Yukie) and family to do all they can to economize.

Cost: Free, No Ticket Required.
For more information, please visit Emory University Department of Film and Media Studies.

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to Nov 8

Alliance Theatre for the Very Young Presents Little Raindrop Songs (Atlanta, GA)

Little Raindrop Songs October 16 - November 8, 2014
Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

A whimsically theatrical and imaginative journey through an anything-but-normal day, created especially for the very young with original music by the Japanese "pajama-pop" band Lullatone. The audience is led through a fully interactive world made completely of brightly colored paper which transforms dramatically into multiple settings - from the bedroom where we wake and get ready for the day, to the kitchen where we learn to eat a healthy breakfast, into the big world beyond where we experience sunshine, birds, bugs, and animals, a garden, a playground, and finally a big rainstorm which washes us inside for a bath and bedtime lullaby.

Combining unexpected puppetry, a vibrantly colorful and transformative two-dimensional set design, whimsically comic performances, and the catchy pajama-pop of Lullatone, this fully interactive theatrical performance will connect with the very young and invite them in to the wonder of the artistic experience.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Theatre for the Very Young Little Raindrop Songs.

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7:00 PM19:00

Film: "Tokyo Story" directed by Yasujirô Ozu (Atlanta, GA)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
7:00 pm
Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive, Suite C-212
Atlanta, GA 30308

In director and co-writer Yasujirô Ozu's (Late Spring, Early Summer) moving drama Tokyo Story-not released in the U.S. until 1972-An elderly couple leave their rural home in Onomichi to visit their married children in Tokyo. But their son and daughter are too preoccupied with their own domestic affairs to have much time for them, and it's only the widow of their elder son who is truly hospitable and welcoming. The film's emotional truths are underpinned by a real topicality: a sketch of social and moral changes in defeated, post-war Japan.

For more information, please visit Midtown Art Cinema.

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