Fall Fundraiser (11/21)



Get ready for this year’s JETAA fundraiser! We will host a tree trimming party at the Brookfield Zoo on Saturday November 21 at 11am. We will be decorating a holiday tree, enjoying lunch at about 12:30, and then touring the zoo. It will be a family friendly fun event for all ages!

You can purchase a special JETAA ornament. All proceeds from your ornament purchase will go toward charity.

There are two plan choices for this event:

-Individual Plan: Purchase one ornament for $20 and receive a complimentary general admission pass to the zoo (a $25 value).*

-Group Plan: Organize some friends or your family to purchase four ornaments for $80 and receive four complimentary general admission passes and a free parking pass (a $110 value).

-Children’s tickets can be purchased separately for $7 each.

-Commemorative patches are available from the zoo in limited quantity for advance purchase for $4.

*For individuals, car pooling and discounted parking will likely be available.

The Metra BNSF line takes you from Union Station to the Hollywood Zoo Stop in Brookfield, just a short walk from the Brookfield Zoo. The 10:40 from Union arrives at Hollywood at 11:01.  Find out more information on our Facebook Event Page!

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Japanese Reading Group (10/13)


When: Tuesday 13th October, 6.30pm.

Check out our Facebook page for details on where the meeting is.

THE one year anniversary event! Thanks to everyone who’s helped this group continue this far. For the 12th meeting we’ll read “Hotel Lobby Oysters” by Haruki Murakami. It’s one of his advertorial short shorts published in a magazine back in the ’80s. Here’s the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/btwpygzxjn55uo3/oyster.jpeg?dl=0

ALL ARE WELCOME (as long as you attempt the reading, heh). We hope to see some new faces and some regulars. よろしく〜

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Bingo @ Heiwa Terrace (10/22)


7:008:00 p.m. and consists of reading numbers, spinning the bingo sphere to get the numbers, and checking the numbers on winning bingo cards.

Heiwa Terrace
920 West Lawrence Avenue #1
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-7333 

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Career Development Workshop (11/7)


developmentJoin us for our annual Career Development Workshop.

When: 7 November at 2:30pm–5:30pm

Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, 737 N Michigan Ave Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Thinking about making a career change? Wondering what skills you need to get that promotion? Looking for a job? Get tips and tricks from the experts to build a pathway to success. Sit down and chat with local professionals from non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, Japanese-owned firms, graduate programs, and more. Bring your resume and get advice on how to stand out specific to your field.

Then join us for a wine and cheese networking reception and learn about local job opportunities.

All are welcome! Bring a friend or colleague and take home one of our JETAA Chicago reusable tote bags!

Questions? Contact us at info@jetaachicago.com

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