For our summer Japan Book Club, we turned our attention to Masks by Enchi Fumiko, a landmark work by one of the major Japanese women writers of the 20th century. Over a discussion of Noh theater masks, the Tale of Genji, religion, the role of women in Japanese society, and the life of Enchi herself, we enjoyed Japanese snacks and the black sesame baking prowess of one of our club members!
On June 22 and 23 Weekend Orientation was held in St. John’s for the first time!! JET Programme shortlisted and alternate candidates. Several JETAA Q/A members attended to give advice and share their experiences.
This year’s Japanese classes for JETAA Q/A members, 2019 JET Programme participants, and JET hopefuls were held in May and June at McGill Thomson House with Japanese language instructors Patrick Chaury and Yuri Aikawa. We also want to extend a special thank you to JETAA members Francesca and Philippe for all their help.