Over 30! That's how many people rang in the new year with us at Bonsai Restaurant in Restaurant Row on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Everyone dined on the delectable pupus - first round of spicy tempura sushi, chicken karaage, eda mame, and gyoza provided by JETAA Hawaii - and took advantage of the generous drink … Continue reading 2011 Shinnenkai!
Think back to the week before Christmas - do hectic malls, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and never-ending Christmas shopping lists sound familiar? With a perfectly timed invitation from fellow JET alum Ian Chun, JETAA Hawaii members and friends had the opportunity to take a breather and taste a variety of tea grown and prepared by the president … Continue reading Tea Tasting with Kyoto Obubu Tea
'Tis the season for giving! For the second year in a row, JETAA Hawaii volunteered at the Lōkahi Day Concert and Gift Drive at Ala Moana Center on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., collecting gifts and monetary donations from the public at Center Stage. If you were shopping at Ala Moana, … Continue reading Lokahi Gift Drive
In an effort to combat the decline of our Japanese skills (or lack thereof!), JETAA Hawaii had its first Nihongo Dake event, Ha-Ji, aka Happi Jikan! What better way to improve our Japanese than to practice it - and for some, while consuming alcoholic beverages? Thanks especially to JETAA Hawaii Treasurer Krystle Hara's inviting her … Continue reading Happi Jikan at Pearl
Steven Horowitz, who is the author of JetWit is working on getting a comprehensive list of JETs and drawing connections with sister cities. Here is an excerpt from the Jetwit page dedicated to this: Welcome to the JET-Sister City List Project! The Goal: To create a list of Japanese cities (and prefectures) where JETs lived … Continue reading JET Sister City List Project