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Calling all bookworms! JETAA Chicago and the Japan America Society of Chicago Young Professionals Committee (YPC) are partnering on a book club!


Our book club will focus on highlighting voices and stories with a strong connection to Japan. The choice for our first meeting is Sweet Bean Paste. Written by Durian Sukegawa, it is a moving novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship.


Be sure to pick up a copy of the book and then join us for an evening of casual discussion in a virtual space via Zoom. We are limiting registrations to 20 for our first meeting, so grab a spot soon!


RSVP required via Guestlist:

Sign up here!


We look forward to seeing you there!


Questions? Contact us at info@jetaachicago.com.

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Footprints & Footsteps: 3.11 and the Future of Tohoku, sponsored by the Japan Local Government Center / CLAIR, New York, is an online event to look back at the events of March 11, 2011 and efforts to recover and rebuild in the 10 years since.



Featuring a number of documentaries focusing on those affected by the disasters arising out of the events of that day, both Japanese and non-Japanese, especially JET Program participants and alumni, we will look back from this ten-year mark to remember what happened, and look at today and tomorrow to get a sense of what has been accomplished and what the future holds.


The online tribute event begins this Friday (3/5) and extends through 3/11. The schedule is as follows:



To learn more about the event and to get free tickets, please visit the event page: https://watch.eventive.org/ff311tohoku


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Updated: Mar 4

Thank you to all who attended our Open Board Meeting last night and to all who cast their vote in our officer elections! We are proud to present the officers who will be continuing their roles into the 2020-2021 term:


PRESIDENT - GABRIEL CORONADO

VICE PRESIDENT - LARA (ZARA) ESPINOZA

TREASURER - TYLER BLAZ

SECRETARY - JOCELYN RUSSELL

ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR - CASSIE CONRAD

PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR - SHEILA BURT

MARKETING COORDINATOR - ALEXIS PALMER


Congratulations to you all!



We would also like to express our best wishes for Dylan Coffey, who will not be reprising his role as Outreach Coordinator for the 2020-2021 term. Thank you for your hard work and excellent contributions to JETAA Chicago! We wish you all the best with your next steps!


In addition, the following positions are still open: Outreach Coordinator, Networking Coordinator, and Junior Treasurer. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, or if you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@jetaachicago.com.

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Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
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