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Join JETAA Chicago for our Japanese Language Series! These recurring events are intended to bring together JETAA members and supporters who want to stay engaged with Japanese language learning and use.

Our kickoff meeting is Tuesday, May 11th from 7-8 pm CST! Our first meeting will consist of a few classic Japanese language games: Shiritori and Kanji Jukugo Puzzles!

RSVP Here!

Never played before? Never fear!

Shiritori asks players to provide a word beginning with that same sound the previous word ends with. For example, にほんながり. If you’re a veteran JET, you may even have used this game in your English classes. If not, now’s the time to learn!

Jukugo is like a crossword puzzle, but with kanji. Each puzzle gives you 4 kanji, and you need to pick one more kanji that creates a different word with each of the others.

Unsure of your proficiency level? That’s okay! All levels of experience with Japanese are welcome! This is your opportunity to have some fun with Japanese.

Game Night Agenda:

6:45 Room opens

7:00 Introductions, Opening remarks

7:15 Shiritori

7:35 Jukugo

7:55 Q&A, Closing remarks

* This event is for JET alumni and Friends of JET (FOJ)

Questions? Contact us at info@jetaachicago.com

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There still time to sign up and join your fellow alumni for the JETAA Chicago May Open Board Meeting (OBM). Topics for discussion include the Survival Series 2021 and other upcoming virtual events!

The monthly meeting will be immediately followed by a virtual happy hour with a fun Star Wars twist to honor May the Fourth (although a day early)! The meeting starts at 6:30 pm CST and the Happy Hour will begin around 7:30 pm. The official 'KANPAI' will be at 8 pm. Relax with fellow JETs for a night of laid-back conversation and fun group activities. Join us for one or the other or both!

RSVP for the OBM, Star Wars Nomikai, or both HERE!

Theme (optional): Wear your best Star Wars/Intergalactic space swag!

Our Open Board Meetings are where we get together to discuss events from the past month, any upcoming in the near future, and news relevant to JETAA. Meetings are also a chance for non-board members to share ideas, connect with other alumni and get involved in JETAA Chicago community and activities. Open Board Meetings are for JET alumni only.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the board at info@jetaachicago.com

Looking forward to meeting you, ありがとうございます!

**This Open Board Meeting & Happy Hour are for JET alumni only**

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Including JETAA Chicago's first US

Country Representative, Lara (Zara) Espinoza

We would like to congratulate our JETAA Chicago Vice President, Lara (Zara) Espinoza, on being elected to the position of JETAA USA Country Representative (CR) for the 2021-2022 term! We are very proud of you Lara for achieving your dream and we will support you all the way! Read about Lara's accomplishments, experiences and goals in her platform, here.

JETAA USA, under the JETAA International (JETAAi) umbrella, is comprised of 19 chapters across the United States and has three Country Representatives which represent JETAA USA on the national and global levels to the JETAA International community. Country Reps also help to organize the annual JETAA National Conference and check in with chapters nationally and around the world to connect, understand and support JETAA leaders with what is impacting chapter operations.

Our new JETAA USA CRs for 2021-2022 will be:

Connect with our CRs via email countryrep@jetaausa.com and follow JETAA USA on Facebook or Instagram

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