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PNWJETAA November Newsletter

PNWJETAA is gearing up for the holidays with a lot of events and opportunities!  

Please take special note to Save-the-Date for 2 future events: 
#1 - Bonenkai in December--the first or second week, specific date TBA.  The location this year will be in Federal Way, location TBA.
#2 -  
PNWJETAA Ski Trip--hosted here in Seattle this year! Dates: February 15-17.  Location TBA.
Transitions  - Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo
November 9, 2019
9:30am - 3pm at Northwest University
Speakers Robert Uy and Suzan Kobashigawa will help JET participants see how they can use their past experiences for the future, and a panel will address using Japanese language after JET. There will be resume reviews and lunch from Tres Sandwiches. This is a great career and networking event organized by PNWJETAA and sponsored by: CLAIR and Northwest University.

Register at >> Brown Paper Tickets <<
Image from soomness @ Flickr
JASNET Happy Hour
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm at Terry's Kitchen

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington Network (JASNET) is hosting a networking event and casual gathering.  Bring your business cards and mingle with other professionals in the area while trying the appetizers and drinks at Terry's Kitchen.  Click here to register.

(See below about the Young Professionals Fund that is available for assistance with cost!)
Image used with permission by Maggie Thorpe
Dekoboko Taiko Presents: HIBANA
Sunday, November 24, 2019
7:00pm at Theatre Off Jackson

Join Dekoboko Taiko in their first standalone concert at the Theatre Off Jackson in the International District, Seattle. The concert will be a culmination of the group's efforts in developing Japanese drumming skills, creating original pieces, exploring self expression, and enjoying the spark of friendship through taiko.  (From the Facebook Event Page.)

Facebook Event Page
Brown Paper Tickets Page
This is one of JASSW's biggest annual events, combining networking, fundraising, entertainment, and dining.  It is more formal and includes an auction that benefits a good cause!  Event details available here.
Postcards From Montana,
from Randi Edwards

Hello from Montana! It’s been a while and I hope everyone’s summer was as great as mine. I saw family I haven’t seen in years and celebrated the Fourth of July with all my cousins like we were kids again. I was able to indulge in all my favorite summer hobbies! I went kayaking, fishing, and camping. Montana has (in my opinion) some of the best rivers and lakes in the northwest and water recreation was a huge part of my childhood. Being able to capture that same feeling this summer was a blessing, but fall is here and it’s time to rake the yard and decorate for Halloween. Hope fall and winter treat you all well!
New Job Opportunities on the Website!
The Consulate of Japan  in Seattle is seeking a well-qualified individual with excellent communication skills to serve as a Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist. This position is expected to start in January 2020. The ideal candidate possesses a high proficiency in the Japanese language, good knowledge of Japanese culture and international relations, a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, a high level of proficiency in Japanese, office software skills, and will be a reliable and flexible team member in a demanding environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.  (Taken from the Job Page.)
The Hyogo Business & Cultural Center is now accepting applications for their Assistant Director position! The ideal candidate would be a CIR or someone with similar skills.  Visit our Job Page for full details.  

Do you have bi-lingual skills? Interested in exploring potential positions that will use your Japanese language skills? Consider registering with iiicareer, which is one of our "Transitions Networking Expo" partners!  REMEMBER - Transitions 2019 is set for November 9th!
Young Professionals Fund
Don't forget! You can get partial reimbursement for professional development!  Most Japan-America Society and JASNET events qualify. If you find another event, you can submit it through the website for approval as well. For details, you can read more about it on the website

HINT: The JASNET Happy Hour is eligible for the Young Professionals Fund.  Make sure to register!
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