Tag Archives: RMJETAA Events

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!

Tohoku Tomo Screening

JETAA Rocky Mountain is excited to announce a special screening of the film TOHOKU TOMO at the SIE Film Center (2510 E. Colfax, Denver) at 2pm on Sunday, March 15th.

TOHOKU TOMO is a film about the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami on the Tohoku region – but rather than focusing on the destruction and loss, it showcases the results of the recovery efforts and the hope that has re-infused the area, offering an inspirational and uplifting take on where things stand now.
As a special bonus, director and JET Alum Wesley Julian will be present to discuss the making of the film and a Q&A session afterwards.

We would like to use this opportunity to raise money for helping Tohoku rebuilding efforts, and suggest a minimum donation of $10 which will go to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund, supporting recovery efforts in the Tohoku region. JETAA Rocky Mountain is offering concession tickets for a soda and popcorn to the first 80 people who make a donation. Please click the donate button below to make your contribution and reserve your concession ticket!

Learn more about the film at their website, TohokuTomo.com We look forward to seeing you there!

April Karaoke


Time to work out those vocal chords and celebrate spring finally arriving!

1_karaoke-wide-620x349RMJETAA will be hosting a karaoke session in April. Hate singing in front of a whole bar? Don’t worry, we’ll be going to Family Karaoke, a private-room style karaoke place with plenty of Japanese and English songs to sing in your naturally beautiful voice.

When:  Sunday, April 13th @ 4:00pm new time!
Where: Family Karaoke
2760 S Havana St
Aurora, CO 80014 (map)

Hope to see you there!

Save the Date: Sushi Rolling 2013

Save the date!! Our annual Sushi Rolling event date has been set for Nov. 23rd!

The main purpose of this event is to welcome back the newly returned JETs and to network with one another but everyone studying Japanese, who is Japanese, did the JET Program, teaches Japanese, or just plain loves Japan is welcome to come!

Please join us in enjoying delicious sushi made from your own two hands! We will have our awesome sushi chef, Akira Shirai, back again this year to teach us the mastery skills of making sushi. Ask him to teach you how to make a roll with the rice on the outside if you haven’t already. Very cool!

Also, we plan on having our calligraphy sensei, Mamiko Ikeda, back again this year for the latter part of the event to teach us how to write our names, favorite kanji (Chinese characters), etc in the elegant brush strokes that is Japanese calligraphy. Come try it out and then make a nice finalized piece of artwork for yourself!

We also have other components for the event that are in the works as well. Stay tuned as we “unroll” the rest of the details for the sushi rolling!

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 1pm – 4pm

WHERE: Simpson United Methodist Church (http://goo.gl/maps/u8yEQ)

FEE: $5.00 for JET alumni paying in advance, $7.00 at the door
$10.00 for other guests in advance, $12.00 at the door

Other snacks and drinks will be provided too. Please pay in advance via the PayPal button below. Your payment is your RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends there!

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Tsukimi Moon Viewing Picnic

Flood Update: Chautauqua Park is open and Tsukimi will go forward as planned! See you on Saturday!

RMJETAA will be celebrating the (near) full moon with a Tsukimi celebration in Boulder!

When: Saturday, Sept 21, 2013, 6:00pm

Where: Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado (map)

As some of you may know, in Japan on a full moon evening in the fall they celebrate tsukimi or 月見 (lit. moon viewing). We would like to do the same and enjoy a nice potluck picnic at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, where amazing views can be seen!

So grab your picnic blankets, Japanese okashi (snacks), tsukimi dango (rice dumplings), Japanese sake, small snacky items, etc and meet us at the park to celebrate a cool, crisp autumnal full moon evening together, Japanese style! RMJETAA WILL BE PROVIDING FREE JAPANESE FOOD AS LONG AS YOU BRING A SMALL DISH OF SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE! =)

This event is free and open to the public so feel free to invite any interested friends and family!! Please DON’T bring any glass bottles, as the park doesn’t allow it. The park officially closes at 11pm.

We hope to see you and others there! =)

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