JETAA Chicago April Board Meeting


On Monday, April 7, JETAA Chicago will hold its monthly board meeting.

Spring is upon us and we’ve got a lot on the agenda to discuss. This month will also conclude with a major discussion about our logo and branding, so please come if you want to have a say. The meeting will be held in downtown Chicago at 6:30 PM and last about 90 minutes.

The building will likely be the Olympia Center (JIC), but will be confirmed later. A photo ID may be required to enter the building, so be sure to bring one. Our meetings are open to any and all JET Alumni. We will be discussing our past events, upcoming events, and creating new plans for the summer season. Come out and bring your ideas.

Dinner is provided to all who attend, too, so be sure to join. Let us know if you have any food allergies or avoidances. Email with any questions or items you would like to add to the agenda. If you are interested in calling or video chatting into the meeting, let us know. We will try our best to accommodate.

Visit our Facebook Event page to reserve your spot today!

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JETAA Book Club (April)

The next book for the book club is fiction, and we’ve chosen A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! Next meeting is planned for early April! Get it now and start reading.tale

Available on Amazon, Barbara’s Bookstore and elsewhere.

Also, check out the reader’s guide on the author’s website:

Join our Facebook Group, or email

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Japan Student Network Forum A Look Into the Future: Global Chicago, Global Me

Come join visiting Japanese students, faculty, students with an interest in Japan, Society members, and members of the business community, for an evening of networking and friendship. BOOTH VENDORS INCLUDE: Japan America Society of Chicago, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, Corbett, Duncan & Hubly PC, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, Japan External Trade Organization Chicago, Kintetsu International Express Inc. & The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. jasc1

Enjoy open bar and appetizers!

  • Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Floating World Gallery: 1925 N Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614                     ($12 valet parking in front of Floating World Gallery. Blocks from the Armitage brown line and North/Clybourn red line)

Fee: $10 students & faculty (pre-registration received prior to April 3) $15 students & faculty (payment at door) / $20 JASC Members / $25 Non-members

Business casual

Registration: Pay Pal or call (312) 263-3049.

Please see the Facebook Page, too!

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White Day Yakiniku and Karaoke (3/14)


There’s a very special holiday coming up, and JETAA would like to celebrate it with you. St. Patrick’s Day? No, why White Day of course! One month after Valentines’ Day, March 14th, is the day in Japan for men to give gifts (typically white chocolate or marshmallows) to their counterparts to show appreciation for the Valentine’s Day gifts given that year. Check out our Facebook event page as well!

  • Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 PM (at San Soo Gab San) and 9:30 PM (at Karaoke Restaurant)
  • Location: San Soo Gab San (5247 N. Western Ave) and Karaoke Restaurant (6248 N. California Ave) (map San Soo) (map Karaoke)

You can register to come to both dinner and karaoke or either event separately.

The cost is $25 for dinner and $10 for karaoke.
Looking forward to celebrating with you!

*The cost does not include alcohol or other beverages – attendees are responsible for covering that cost individually.


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BINGO at Heiwa Terrace (3/20)

The third Thursday is Bingo at Heiwa Terrace. For those who haven’t attended before, it’s pretty easy — we call out numbers and distribute small prizes.  Of course, the residents are always happy to see us:


  • Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Heiwa Terrace (920 West Lawrence Avenue #1, Chicago, IL 60640)(map)

It’s right next to the CTA Red Line Lawrence stop.

Please email with questions or interest.

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