JET alums welcomed newly-returned JET Programme participants at Otto Yakitori for a night of catching-up and good eats! Several participants then headed to K Karaoke for a nijikai of natsukashii tunes.
A joint initiative between JETAA Toronto and JETAA Ottawa, this Kingston Ontario sub-chapter/inter-chapter event gave JETs alums from Ontario and Quebec the opportunity to meet-up and network in a central location!
Several JETAA Q/A members, a few former MEXT scholars, and a mysterious Red Ranger helped run the “Japan Experience Booth” to talk about working and studying in Japan, with a photo exhibit and a prize draw for attendees!
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal and with the support of JNTO, two JETAA Q/A members were present at Otakuthon this year, to help run the Consulate kiosk (promoting Japanese culture, exchange programmes and traveling in Japan).
Way too early on the morning of July 30, many members of the 2016 JETAA Q/A executive committee were at Trudeau International Airport to assist the JET Desk and send off the new JETs.
On the afternoon of Friday, July 29, Consul General Kuramitsu welcomed to his residence 2016 Quebec and Atlantic JET Programme participants, JETAA Q/A members, as well as representatives of the local Japanese community for the 2016 JET Programme Farewell Reception.
On July 29, 2016, Quebec and Atlantic JET Programme participants attended Pre-Departure Orientation in Montreal to get ready for departure on the following day, with last-minute workshops and presentations from JETAA Q/A and the Montreal JET Desk.
On the 20th edition of Fantasia, JETAA Q/A provided subsidized tickets and VIP seating to members and their friends for a duo of Japanese films.
For the sixth JETAA Q/A Book Club, led by President Moti Lieberman, attendees met at the Anticafé in an appropriately-themed reading room to talk ‘teaching in Japan’ over “Botchan” by Natsume Sôseki.
On July 9 and 10, JETAA Q/A and the JET Desk put together workshops on various topics including classroom management, team-teaching dynamics, lesson planning, and cultural representation, in order to help participants prepare their self-introduction activities. We also welcomed a special guest presenter to share some ideas and activities to foster exchange through living cultural heritage.