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Japan Festival and Hanshin Cup This Saturday – Join In!

Join us for a celebration of Japanese culture, featuring music and special entertainment this Saturday, May 19th, 1-5pm at Arlington Race Track. Come see aikido, taiko, and kendo performances, Kobe beef and banh mi rolls, and shodo, sushi rolling, and face painting! You can find more information here.

JETAA will have a table and we need your help with children’s activities! We’ll have origami, kendama and would love some extra hands. Email Rob Corder at if you can help!


Bingo at Heiwa Terrace

Inline ImageCome volunteer your time to read bingo numbers and meet those staying at the community. It’s really fun and everyone there is always so pleased to see us! It will be this Thursday, May 24th at 7pm.

Email Tom Osugi at with questions.

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

Also, check out Tom’s article about JETAA Chicago’s Bingo Nights at Heiwa Terrace here on JETwit!


JASC Meishi Exchange

Inline ImageJoin the Japan America of Chicago for a business card exchange on Thursday, May 31st, 6:30-9:00pm. Network with engaging individuals, make valuable contacts, and enjoy delicious appetizers at Old Town Social, 455 W. North Avenue. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.



Inline ImageThe Spring season for indoor volleyball is continuing. Games are at St. Andrews Gym, 1697 West Addison, Chicago, IL, every Tuesday.

Keep your eyes open for details about our summer beach volleyball team! Those interested should email Dan Martin at


May Exec Meeting

All JETAA members are welcome to attend our monthly Executive Board meetings. The next one will be held at the JETRO office (1 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL) on Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Dinner is provided to all who attend. If you have any questions, contact Rob Corder at


Japan Festival 2012

Inline ImagePresented by the Mid America Japanese Club and District 214 Community Education, the 30th Annual Japan Festival on June 9th will feature the best of Japanese music, dance, martial arts, culture exhibits, food, and a kids corner. The event is free and will be held at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. You can find more information on their website.


Lecture: Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945

Inline ImageProfessor Kendal Brown will draw on the recent exhibition Deco Japan held at the Japan Society of New York. This exhibition is the first in the U.S. to explore a little known brand of pre-WWII modernism borne of competitive ingenuity and vivacious cosmopolitansim. The lecture will be held in the Congress Lounge at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. The event is $20 and space is limited. For more information, visit


Stay Tuned

Inline ImageKeep your eyes open for information about a visit to the Botanical Gardens, concerts in Millennium Park and Ravinia, and a summer camping trip!


Job Opportunities

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ – Three Openings!

The Chicago branch of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ currently has three job openings: Senior Specialist/Analyst in the Foreign Exchange Group, Senior Specialist/Specialist in the Customer Service Department, and Business Promotion Specialist in the Japanese Corporate Banking Department. You can read the complete job descriptions, on JETwit here.


Heard of any good ones?

Email Shannon Copp at with any job opportunities.


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