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Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Chicago Japan Film Collective! This year's festival features 14 films over 10 days—from May 21st to May 30th. This year, we are also offering three in-theater screenings in Chicago with the other 11 available from anywhere in the United States.

The theme of this year's festival is "Love.” With the pandemic when face-to-face contact was limited, and the war in Ukraine, which is happening right now - many people must have thought deeply about life and the relationship between human beings. A total of 14 carefully selected films convey through cinema the love that is indispensable to us human beings, no matter what form it takes, and how that love should be.

JETTAA Chicago members can use a $1 discount code “ 22PROMO1” when they purchase tickets and passes at https://www.cjfc.us/ .

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Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) is now accepting applications from motivated English language teachers wishing to enrich their professional career at a high-ranking academic institution in Japan.

Job Title, School and Location

• Full-time Teacher of English as an Other Language with extra-curricular duties to high-achieving Japanese Girls in grades 7 through 12

Kobe College Junior and Senior High School, a comprehensive private school

• Nishinomiya, Japan

Contract, Salary and Benefits

• Two-year contract, beginning April 1, 2023, with the possibility of extensions for up to a total of a five-year stay

• A salary of 4,691,200 yen per year plus subsidized furnished housing provided by the school, and Japanese language study


• Bachelor’s degree (with a major in English or Education preferred)

• TESOL certification and (large classroom teaching experience preferred)

• Teaching Credential (any state) preferred

• Speaker of standard American English with strong grammar and writing skills

Position Expectations

• Be flexible to either team teach or solo teach

• Be able to write lesson plans

• Be able to create/modify a curriculum according to the students’ linguistic needs and interests by incorporating activities such as conversations, speeches, cultural discussions, debates, group projects, and presentations

• Fully participate with colleagues in extracurricular professional duties before and after designated class time

To Apply

• Visit Gottschalk Teachers at the KCC-JEE website to obtain and submit application materials, and for information about an online information session.

Deadline for applications is July 10, 2022

• For inquiries, please email: programs@kccjee.org (Do not send your application to this email address. It is for questions only.)

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The Consulate General of Japan in Chicago will hold a 2-day virtual Q&A with JETAA presenters for Outgoing JETs, and they need volunteers! If interested, please consider the following:

$50 honorarium for participation Date: Friday, June 10th and Saturday June 11th Time: TBA Location: Zoom Tentative topics (these are from last year): l Life as an ALT & CIR l Placement/Community l Money Matters l Cross-Cultural Communication l Team-Teaching l Japanese in Japan

Contact: julianne.medrano@cg.mofa.go.jp

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