JETAA Tokyo - Announcement http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/category/announcement en Open for 2012 Steering Committee Nominations http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/open-2012-steering-committee-nominations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>JETAA Tokyo will be holding its 2012 Steering Committee Elections Thursday, July 12th from 18:30. Anyone who is a registered member of JETAA Tokyo is encouraged to nominate someone (even yourself) who make a positive contribution to JETAA Tokyo. Our organization and network has grown over the last two years and we want to continue to grow and support the JET and local community in and around Tokyo.<br /> The following positions are now open for nomination:<br /> -Co-chairs (2):<br /> a. Calls and presides over Steering Committee meetings.<br /> b. Makes, publicizes, and maintains meeting agenda.<br /> c. Acts as default primary contact point for JETAA-Tokyo.<br /> -Career/Service/Community Representatives (1 each):<br /> a. Managing their respective sub-committee. This includes the organization of events, brainstorming and writing (or soliciting) articles for the website, and promoting member participation.<br /> b. Report at Steering Committees once a month, either in person or by written report.<br /> -Communications Officer<br /> a. Creating a quarterly newsletter<br /> b. Updating CLAIR/JETAAi when requested<br /> c. Handling general communications issues (e.g. promoting events).<br /> -Secretary/Treasurer<br /> a. Keeps minutes at all meetings, makes them available to members within 7 days of meeting's end.<br /> b. Keep track of attendance at meetings and oversees the declaration of intent and instatement of<br /> -Webmaster<br /> a. Site maintenance and development<br /> b.Training officers and content creators on request<br /> c. Creating posts on request<br /> Please mail your nominations to Elections Officer Joshua Rhodes at <a href="mailto:co-chair1@jetaa-tokyo.org">co-chair1@jetaa-tokyo.org</a> by June 22nd.</p> </div></div></div> <a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0000 admin 810 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/open-2012-steering-committee-nominations#comments Discount Tickets available for Kodo Taiko Performance-May 16th http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/event/discount-tickets-available-kodo-taiko-performance-may-16th <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Have you ever seen the world's most famous taiko group live on stage? Now is your chance!</p> <p>The taiko group Kodo will be performing in Tokyo again as part of their One Earth Tour and all JETAA Tokyo member are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets at 4,950 yen. The performance will be held at Hokutopia's Sakura Hall in Kita Ward. More details at Kodo's link below.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kodo.or.jp/news/20120501oet_en.html">http://www.kodo.or.jp/news/20120501oet_en.html</a></p> <p>To order tickets, please send your name, number of requested tickets and postal address to Josh Rhodes at <a href="mailto:co-chair1@jetaa-tokyo.org">co-chair1@jetaa-tokyo.org</a>. A postal order to pay for the tickets will then be sent to you directly by Kodo's marketing department. Enjoy the rhythm!</p> </div></div></div> <a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:45:45 +0000 josh 801 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/event/discount-tickets-available-kodo-taiko-performance-may-16th#comments Now Accepting Officer Nominations http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/news/now-accepting-officer-nominations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>As per our by-laws, JETAA Tokyo will be holding officer elections for our second year at our annual General Meeting on June 29th*. To this effect, we'd like to announce that we are now <strong>accepting nominations for this year's officers</strong>. If you think someone you know may be a fit for one of the following roles (including yourself!) please submit a nomination with name and position you'd like to nominate them for to <strong>elections [at] jetaa-tokyo [dot] org</strong>. Please keep in mind that nominated candidates must be a full member** of JETAA Tokyo to be considered for a position.</p> <p>The deadline for receiving nominations is June 16th, so get your nominations in now! Proxy voters will be notified about candidates once the nominations have been confirmed. If you plan to vote by proxy, you will be able to do so via the website (TBA).</p> <p>* The By-laws state that the General Meeting is to be held in March, however due to the tragic events of March 11 the date for this year has been changed to June 29th.</p> <p>** Officers are expected to contribute monthly reports at Steering Committee meetings either in person, via Skype or substitute representative, or by some other method, and as such must live in and/or be active within the Greater Tokyo Area.</p> <h2>Positions</h2> <p><strong>Co-Chairs (2)</strong> - Moving forward into our second year the Chair and Vice-Chair positions have been revised into the same position. The two Co-Chairs will serve as the faces and contact points for the organization. They will be responsible for over all management, coordination, and promotion of the group where necessary. Candidates for this position must be socially active and possess great leadership ability</p> <p><strong>Treasurer/Secretary (1)</strong> - Moving forward, the Treasurer and Secretary positions have been combined. This person will be responsible for taking and publicizing meeting minutes, keeping track of and reporting the organizations finances, presenting budget requests to CLAIR, and summarizing the year's budget at the General Meeting. Candidates for this position must be well-organized and be able to place precedence on note-taking over discussion at meetings</p> <p><strong>Career/Service/Community Rep (1 each)</strong> - Each chair will be responsible for managing their respective sub-committee. This includes the organization of events, brainstorming and writing (or soliciting) articles for the website, and promoting member participation. They will also be required report at Steering Committees once a month, either in person or by written report. Candidates for one of these positions must be well-organized, creative, and possess good leadership skills.</p> <p><strong>Communications Officer (1)</strong> - The Communications Officer is a new role being implemented this year. This person will be responsible for creating a quarterly newsletter, updating CLAIR/JETAAi when requested, and handling general communications issues (e.g. promoting events). Candidates for this position must be able to use and be active on a variety of social networks.</p> <p><strong>Webmaster (1)</strong> - The webmaster is responsible for site maintenance and development, training officers and content creators on request, and creating posts on request. In addition to these duties, the webmaster is expected to assist officers where necessary (e.g. implementing quarterly newsletter). Candidates for this position must have a) working knowledge of HTML/CSS, at least a basic understanding of PHP, and experience with the Drupal CMS. In addition to these requirements, graphic or web design skills are a plus.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-4 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a></div></div></div> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 05:53:48 +0000 admin 717 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org Sendai Earthquake, Tsunami, & Aftermath http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/sendai-earthquake-tsunami-aftermath <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dear JETAA Tokyo members and friends,<br /> We hope you and your families are all well and unharmed.<br /> As we JET alumni in Tokyo come from the far corners of Japan, some of us are worried about friends and former communities up north. JETAA Int'l and other chapters of JET are working to provide help and tools to contact and support people in the crisis areas. Here is a message from JETAA Int'l:</p> <p>International JET community -<br /> There are many JETs and JET Alumni living in the affected areas of yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami. We’d like to remind friends and family who are in search of news from loved ones to use the Google Crisis Response tool set up for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake. For more information, see <a href="http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html">http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html</a>. We encourage your chapters to embed this tool on your websites to help spread the word. You can do that here: <a href="http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/embed?small=yes">http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/embed?small=yes</a><br /> For many many of us, this has been a difficult experience and we are sure there is lots of news. Given the need for a central location and immediacy, we encourage your chapters to direct members, families and friends to the Discussions section of the Official JETAA International Alumni Facebook page. Not only is this a great way to share your experience, but it’s a great way to let us know you are alright! <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Japan-Exchange-and-Teaching-Alumn">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Japan-Exchange-and-Teaching-Alumn</a>...<br /> - JETAA International</p> <p>They also ask we all check out the fundraising and information initiatives underway via sites likes:<br /> <a href="http://www.jetaa.org.uk/">http://www.jetaa.org.uk/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.jetaausa.com/">http://www.jetaausa.com/</a><br /> <a href="http://jetwit.com/">http://jetwit.com/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=167901656565189&amp;topic=322">http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=167901656565189&amp;topic=322</a><br /> --<br /> Now, for those in Tokyo, many of us are still understandably in varying states of fear about what comes next. First, though these aftershocks are disturbing and there may yet be big ones, don't give in to panic. Stock up on emergency supplies (within reason - don't be a jerk about it), be aware of planned blackouts (see metropolis link below) and try to help everyone by conserving electricity/water/gas, plan an emergency scenario/stock emergency bags near the door, keep in touch with friends in the area, keep one ear on the radio or tv news in case of emergency warning, and keep an eye on how you can help people in worse affected areas via resources like the links above.<br /> Here are some resources:<br /> -Streaming NHK in case you have no TV:<br /> <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv">http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv</a><br /> -Metropolis Mag frequently updated english guide on Trains, Blackouts, and the Fukushima nuclear situation:<br /> <a href="http://metropolis.co.jp/quake/">http://metropolis.co.jp/quake/</a><br /> -Earthquake emergency preparedness:<br /> <a href="http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/shobo/kikikanri/jishinpanfu/pdf/jishinpan">http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/shobo/kikikanri/jishinpanfu/pdf/jishinpan</a>...<br /> -Emergency Procedures and Evacuation cards:<br /> <a href="http://ajet.net/lang/en/2011/03/13/emergency-proceduresinformation-evacu">http://ajet.net/lang/en/2011/03/13/emergency-proceduresinformation-evacu</a>...<br /> Be safe,<br /> JETAA Tokyo</p> </div></div></div> <a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:00:00 +0000 admin 812 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/sendai-earthquake-tsunami-aftermath#comments Now Accepting Officer Nominations http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/now-accepting-officer-nominations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>As per our by-laws, JETAA Tokyo will be holding officer elections for our second year at our annual General Meeting on June 29th*. To this effect, we'd like to announce that we are now accepting nominations for this year's officers. If you think someone you know may be a fit for one of the following roles (including yourself!) please submit a nomination with name and position you'd like to nominate them for to elections [at] jetaa-tokyo [dot] org. Please keep in mind that nominated candidates must be a full member** of JETAA Tokyo to be considered for a position.<br /> The deadline for receiving nominations is June 16th, so get your nominations in now! Proxy voters will be notified about candidates once the nominations have been confirmed. If you plan to vote by proxy, you will be able to do so via the website (TBA).<br /> * The By-laws state that the General Meeting is to be held in March, however due to the tragic events of March 11 the date for this year has been changed to June 29th.<br /> ** Officers are expected to contribute monthly reports at Steering Committee meetings either in person, via Skype or substitute representative, or by some other method, and as such must live in and/or be active within the Greater Tokyo Area.<br /> Positions<br /> Co-Chairs (2) - Moving forward into our second year the Chair and Vice-Chair positions have been revised into the same position. The two Co-Chairs will serve as the faces and contact points for the organization. They will be responsible for over all management, coordination, and promotion of the group where necessary. Candidates for this position must be socially active and possess great leadership ability<br /> Treasurer/Secretary (1) - Moving forward, the Treasurer and Secretary positions have been combined. This person will be responsible for taking and publicizing meeting minutes, keeping track of and reporting the organizations finances, presenting budget requests to CLAIR, and summarizing the year's budget at the General Meeting. Candidates for this position must be well-organized and be able to place precedence on note-taking over discussion at meetings<br /> Career/Service/Community Rep (1 each) - Each chair will be responsible for managing their respective sub-committee. This includes the organization of events, brainstorming and writing (or soliciting) articles for the website, and promoting member participation. They will also be required report at Steering Committees once a month, either in person or by written report. Candidates for one of these positions must be well-organized, creative, and possess good leadership skills.<br /> Communications Officer (1) - The Communications Officer is a new role being implemented this year. This person will be responsible for creating a quarterly newsletter, updating CLAIR/JETAAi when requested, and handling general communications issues (e.g. promoting events). Candidates for this position must be able to use and be active on a variety of social networks.<br /> Webmaster (1) - The webmaster is responsible for site maintenance and development, training officers and content creators on request, and creating posts on request. In addition to these duties, the webmaster is expected to assist officers where necessary (e.g. implementing quarterly newsletter). Candidates for this position must have a) working knowledge of HTML/CSS, at least a basic understanding of PHP, and experience with the Drupal CMS. In addition to these requirements, graphic or web design skills are a plus.</p> </div></div></div> <a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:00:00 +0000 admin 811 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/article/now-accepting-officer-nominations#comments Tokyo de Volunteer Trip to Tohoku - Tuesday, June 7 http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/event/tokyo-de-volunteer-trip-tohoku-tuesday-june-7 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Tokyo de Volunteer is organizing a group to go up to Kesennuma City for a beauty volunteer event on Tuesday, June 7. Participants will provide free beauty services (haircuts, make-up, etc.) and do other activities as part of the tsunami relief effort.</p> <p>The event has received corporate sponsorship from Fancl, so there will be no transportation costs involved for participants. The bus leaves from Tokyo at 11pm on Monday, June 6, and will return the following night.</p> <p>The coordinator, Chie, has extended an invitation to anyone in JETAA who has time to help and would like to join the group. Even if you do not have any beauty skills to speak of, there will no doubt be other ways to contribute at the volunteer center.</p> <p>If you are interested in helping out, please contact <a href="mailto:service@jetaa-tokyo.org">service@jetaa-tokyo.org</a> as soon as possible to secure your place on the bus. </p> <p>For more information in Japanese, please follow this link:</p> <p><a href="http://tkdv.blogspot.com/2011/05/67.html">http://tkdv.blogspot.com/2011/05/67.html</a></p> </div></div></div> <a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a> Tue, 31 May 2011 04:21:25 +0000 steve 713 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/event/tokyo-de-volunteer-trip-tohoku-tuesday-june-7#comments Sendai Earthquake, Tsunami, & Aftermath http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/news/sendai-earthquake-tsunami-aftermath <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dear JETAA Tokyo members and friends,</p> <p>We hope you and your families are all well and unharmed.</p> <p>As we JET alumni in Tokyo come from the far corners of Japan, some of us are worried about friends and former communities up north. JETAA Int'l and other chapters of JET are working to provide help and tools to contact and support people in the crisis areas. Here is a message from JETAA Int'l:<br /> <em><br /> International JET community - </p> <p>There are many JETs and JET Alumni living in the affected areas of yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami. We’d like to remind friends and family who are in search of news from loved ones to use the Google Crisis Response tool set up for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake. For more information, see <a href="http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html">http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html</a>. We encourage your chapters to embed this tool on your websites to help spread the word. You can do that here: <a href="http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/embed?small=yes">http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/embed?small=yes</a> </p> <p>For many many of us, this has been a difficult experience and we are sure there is lots of news. Given the need for a central location and immediacy, we encourage your chapters to direct members, families and friends to the Discussions section of the Official JETAA International Alumni Facebook page. Not only is this a great way to share your experience, but it’s a great way to let us know you are alright! <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Japan-Exchange-and-Teaching-Alumni-Association-JETAA/167901656565189">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Japan-Exchange-and-Teaching-Alumn...</a> </p> <p>- JETAA International<br /> </em></p> <p>They also ask we all check out the fundraising and information initiatives underway via sites likes:<br /> <a href="http://www.jetaa.org.uk/">http://www.jetaa.org.uk/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.jetaausa.com/">http://www.jetaausa.com/</a><br /> <a href="http://jetwit.com/">http://jetwit.com/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=167901656565189&amp;topic=322">http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=167901656565189&amp;topic=322</a></p> <p>--</p> <p>Now, for those in Tokyo, many of us are still understandably in varying states of fear about what comes next. First, though these aftershocks are disturbing and there may yet be big ones, don't give in to panic. Stock up on emergency supplies (within reason - don't be a jerk about it), be aware of planned blackouts (see metropolis link below) and try to help everyone by conserving electricity/water/gas, plan an emergency scenario/stock emergency bags near the door, keep in touch with friends in the area, keep one ear on the radio or tv news in case of emergency warning, and keep an eye on how you can help people in worse affected areas via resources like the links above. </p> <p>Here are some resources:<br /> -Streaming NHK in case you have no TV:<br /> <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv">http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv</a><br /> -Metropolis Mag frequently updated english guide on Trains, Blackouts, and the Fukushima nuclear situation:<br /> <a href="http://metropolis.co.jp/quake/">http://metropolis.co.jp/quake/</a><br /> -Earthquake emergency preparedness:<br /> <a href="http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/shobo/kikikanri/jishinpanfu/pdf/jishinpanfu.pdf">http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/shobo/kikikanri/jishinpanfu/pdf/jishinpan...</a><br /> -Emergency Procedures and Evacuation cards:<br /> <a href="http://ajet.net/lang/en/2011/03/13/emergency-proceduresinformation-evacuation-card/">http://ajet.net/lang/en/2011/03/13/emergency-proceduresinformation-evacu...</a></p> <p>Be safe,<br /> JETAA Tokyo</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-4 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 03:52:43 +0000 ben 691 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/news/sendai-earthquake-tsunami-aftermath#comments First Annual JETAA Tokyo Mentoring Program http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/news/first-annual-jetaa-tokyo-mentoring-program <div class="field field-name-upload field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/msword" src="/modules/file/icons/x-office-document.png" /> <a href="http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/sites/default/files/news/2010/07/jetaa_mentor_app_doc_20683.doc" type="application/msword; length=270848" title="JETAA Mentor App.doc">JETAA Mentor App.doc</a></span></td><td>264.5 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/msword" src="/modules/file/icons/x-office-document.png" /> <a href="http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/sites/default/files/news/2010/07/jetaa_mentee_app_doc_10955.doc" type="application/msword; length=277504" title="JETAA Mentee App.doc">JETAA Mentee App.doc</a></span></td><td>271 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em><strong>End of JET contract looming and still no job in sight?</strong> Yikes!</em></p> <p>Never fear, because JETAA Tokyo will be kicking off its very first <em>JETAA Tokyo Mentoring Program</em> this October.</p> <p>If you are a recent or soon-to-be JET alumni looking for sound advice from experienced JETs who have been through the same routine, OR if you are an experienced JET alumni looking to give back to the Programme that helped you get where you are as a professional in Tokyo, please sign up here! (See attached forms for more details.)</p> <ul> <li><em>Prospective Mentors &amp; Mentees</em>: Please consult the appropriate attached form, fill it out, and send it to <a href="mailto:career@jetaa-tokyo.org">career@jetaa-tokyo.org</a> by September 9th.</li> </ul> <p><em>(NOTE: attached documents are only visible to <a href="http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/user/register">registered</a> members.)</em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-4 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/announcement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Announcement</a></div></div></div> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:20:26 +0000 admin 561 at http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org http://www.jetaa-tokyo.org/news/first-annual-jetaa-tokyo-mentoring-program#comments