Japanese Cheering Section at the Chicago Marathon (10/9)


On Sunday, October 9, come out for the Japan Cheering Station at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Japan Cheering Station will be at Mile 10, at 1715 N Sedgwick Street.
• Free coffee and pastries
• Try your hand at Japanese taiko drumming
• Fun for children and adults

Hosted by the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.

Special thanks to our community partners the Midwest Buddhist Temple and Ho Etsu Taiko.  Visit the event page.


Posted in None | Leave a comment

Japanese Reading Group #24 (10/11)


Date: Tuesday, October 11

Location: Argo Tea, 16 W. Randolph Street

HOORAY! Two full years of JETAA Japanese Reading Group. To celebrate, we’ll be reading some blog posts from the Japan blog aggregator BlogMura: http://www.blogmura.com/ranking_entry.html

There are three that we can hopefully get through. And no sweat if we don’t.


Please RSVP on the event group.  Thank you!

Posted in None | Leave a comment

Batsu! Chicago (10/13)


Do you like improv, game shows, and the often-funny, albeit painful series, Jackass? Then you’ll enjoy Batsu! Four warriors compete in comedic challenges to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, and many more hilarious punishments! BATSU! takes place in a lounge theatre within Kamehachi in the heart of Old Town. A full menu/bar is available (pay based upon your consumption) and audience members may even sign up for a chance to participate to win beer and prizes!

Cost: $15 AAUM Member-Discounted Admission (join using promo code UNITE); $25 General Admission** (price of ticket only)

Contact: Questions or registration issues? Email Leslie Henstock at Lesmhen@gmail.com and please RSVP on the event page.

Posted in Events | Leave a comment

JETAA Chicago October Board Meeting & Elections! (10/3)


On Monday, October 3rd, JETAA Chicago will have its monthly board meeting.
The meeting’s location will be at 325 N. LaSalle, Suite 775, so pencil the date in your diary.

Please confirm attendance by noon on 10/3 so we can register them at the front desk, and everyone will need a photo ID.

This meeting is the big one, we will celebrate a successful year with our current board of officers before we elect new people into roles.

If you are interested in running for a position do email info@jetaachicago.com for more details, or visit http://jetaachicago.com/archives/officerelections.

We gladly welcome returnees and alumni alike.

A light dinner is provided to all who attend. Let us know if you have any food allergies or avoidances.

There will be a nomikai afterwards.

Email info@jetaachicago.com with any questions or any items you would like to add to the agenda.  Please RSVP on the event page.

Posted in Board Meeting | Leave a comment