Shinnenkai New Year Party 2015 (1/17)



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JETAA Chicago is proud to present the 12th annual Shinnenkai New Year’s Party. Join us as we welcome the Year of the Sheep! Celebrate Japanese culture, play traditional games, win prizes and meet others interested in Japan.

When: Saturday, January 17th, 5-8pm
Where: The Japan Information Center (737 N. Michigan, Suite 1000, entrance on Chicago)

Buy tickets in advance until January 16th and save $5!

Adults – $15 for advanced tickets* ($20 at the door)
Students and Volunteers – $10 for advanced tickets* ($15 at the door)
Children 12 and under – $5 (kids under 5 are free)

Enjoy appetizers, snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Experience Japan’s traditional arts and crafts including: calligraphy, origami, and kimono dress-up. Challenge your friends in a trivia tournament or a game of karuta (picture matching game). Don’t forget about the $1 Janken Contest, where you can win the cash prize and be crowned the rock, paper, scissors champion!

Win prizes in the charity raffle benefitting Smile Kids Japan. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses, Japanese themed treats and treasures, and more!

This is a family-friendly event. Kids of all ages are welcome and kids under 5 are free.

Want to volunteer at the event? Volunteer shifts are 4:30-6pm or 6-8:30pm and are an easy way to get involved, meet people and save money! Find out more by emailing

*all advance tickets are non-refundable


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