Upcoming Events (updated 8/22)

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JETAA Book Club Meeting (9/3)

JETAA Chicago Book Club update!

Our September non-fiction selection is “Shutting out the Sun: How Japan Created its own Lost Generation” by Michael Zielenziger. It’s sure to provide plenty of discussion points!shutingout

Here’s an excerpt from the back cover: “Giving a human face to [Japan's] malaise, Zielenziger explains how the country’s [rigid, tradition-steeped society, its aversion to change, and its distrust of individuality and the expression of self] have driven intelligent, creative young men to become modern-day hermits. At the same time, young women…are rejecting the traditional path to marriage and motherhood, preferring to spend their money on luxury goods and travel…Shutting Out the Sun is a bold explanation of Japan’s stagnation and its implications for the rest of the world.”

Check the following links for a copy:

If you want to get a head start on the book we’ll be discussing in October, we will be reading “The Briefcase” by Hiromi Kawakami.

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Upcoming Ho Etsu Taiko Shows

If you went to the annual Ginza Festival at the Midwest Buddhist Temple a few weekends ago, you might have seen our friends in the Ho Etsu taiko group. If not, here are a few more shows:taiko

August 23 + 24

10am, 12pm and 2pm both days

318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL.

September 20

2:30pm

205 North Archer Avenue Mundelein, IL.

You may also be interested in signing up for the Ho Etsu Taiko Workshop!

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Nihongo Dake Dinner (9/6)

Are you new to studying Japanese, or has your Japanese gotten a bit rusty? We will be speaking Japanese over sushi, takoyaki, noodles, and other delicious Japanese food. Remember, no English allowed! がんばれ!sushi

  • Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Cocoro (668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654) (map)
  • Target Level: Beginner-Intermediate
  • Price: $20.00 (includes dinner. Drinks not included)

Please RSVP by August 30 at Guestlist using the following link:

https://guestlistapp.com/events/277599

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