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Casual Career Advice Meet-Up

So you lived in Japan, huh? And what did you do?

We all have that experience in common. Now let’s work together as we look at the present and to the future while translating our time in Japan into marketable skills. Network, peer review resumes, contribute! In addition to the experience and expertise of those attending (yes, me and you!) we will also have two special guests- Catherine Rackley and Mariko Watanabe.

When: Wednesday, June 1st, 7pm
Where: Coffee at the Point,
710 E 26th Ave, Denver

Catherine began her Japan-related career 10 years ago on the JET Program in Chiba-ken and has followed a winding path through design school in Tokyo and the fashion industry in New York to her current position at DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest Japanese-English Career Forums. She has a keen interest in strengthening awareness of the skills that the JET experience imparts and their career potential and has made this a focus of Career Forum outreach.

Mariko Watanabe, from the University of Tokyo, used to be in charge of the JET Programme at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco and currently recruits students to the university’s English language degree programs (East Asian Studies and Environmental Sciences for both undergraduate and masters degrees). She would love to speak to any JET alumni who may be interested in this opportunity.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

See you there! And don’t forget your resume and business cards!

2016 Shinnenkai

It’s time to celebrate the year of the monkey. Reminisce about the old times in Japan while celebrating the new year over a proper bowl of hot Ramen. Chat, network, befriend, and be merry.

Our shinnenkai will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 5pm at Tokio (2907 Huron Street Unit #103, Denver, 80202)

Bring your +1’s and Kodomo’s. Space is limited to 30 (fire Marshal’s orders) – Reserve your spot by following the PayPal link below.

RSVP to 2016 Shinnenkai

Dinner is just $15 and includes an entree and a beer (or a softdrink with free refills). If you haven’t been to Tokio, take a gander at their website and check out their amazing space:

Looking forward to catching up with everyone.

2015 Welcome Back Tsukimi!

Join us in wishing an “okaerinasai” to the recently returned JETs at our Tsukimi picnic! Friends and family are welcome to join us for taiko, tabemono (food), hot tea and, of course, full moon viewing!

When: Saturday, October 24th, from late afternoon until after sundown.

Where: Chautauqua Park in Boulder, the lower park area near Baseline Road and Kinnekinic Road.

We’re going to have this pot luck style so please bring a dish to share. Hot tea will be provided, but feel free to bring the beverage of your choice. It is autumn in Colorado, so don’t forget temperatures can drop fast especially after sundown!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cherry Blossom Festival Denver 2015

The Denver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up on June 27 and 28 at Sakura Square. There will be a variety of traditional Japanese performances and demonstrations, along with art & craft vendors and of course somen and teriyaki chicken. Admission is free!

Visit the Cherry Blossom Festival Denver site for more details.

If you’d like to hang out with us JETAA Rocky Mountaineers, we will be meeting up at the corner of 19th and Lawrence at 1pm on Saturday, June 27th and then browsing the festival together. Look for us in these gray shirts with the red JETAA Rocky Mountain Logo. 
Everyone is welcome to join! Hope to see you there!

2015 JET-JETAA Info Exchange/Happy Hour

Calling all Denver-Area JET alums!: It’s almost summer which means a new batch of JETs will head to Japan soon and will need some sage advice from their JET sempais.

JETAA Rocky Mountain will be hosting a post-Q&A Happy Hour and we want to encourage alums to come share their funny stories and words of wisdom with the JET class of 2015.

The JET/JETAA Happy Hour will be held Saturday, June 20th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Cap City Tavern (1247 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204). First round of appetizers and beer is on us! We hope to see you there!