March Event: JETAA Ottawa Board Games Day @ The Loft

Thank you everyone for coming out to make the JETAA’s February potluck event a smashing success! For our second event of the year, we’d thought we’d mix things up with a dice roll or two at Ottawa’s own THE LOFT Board Game lounge! Come join us Sunday afternoon for some fun and games with friends!

If this sounds like something you’d want in on, please click “going” on the Facebook events page and fill out this form below to let us know a little more about you.

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Form for Board Games Day @ The Loft – fill out if attending the event

Date: Sunday, March 18th 2018
Time: from 1:30pm to wherever the night takes us!
Where: The Loft Board Game Lounge (2nd Floor, 14 Waller St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C4)
What to Bring: $6 for the Loft’s Stay-and-Play charge. The Loft also offers drinks and food, so keep that in mind if you plan join in on the fun for a few hours!

Hope to see you all there!

The Japanese Film and Literature Society March Film

The Japanese Film and Literature Society presents:
Rashomon

Film: Rashomon
Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Movie Screening
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Auditorium
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book: In A Grove (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Movie & Book Discussion
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Room
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Film Description:
Rashomon was Akira Kurosawa’s 11th film as a director and his international breakthrough. The story, based on short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, features a horrible crime which is told through various conflicting points of view, raising questions about the nature of truth.  In feudal Japan, three men sheltering from a storm discuss an incident where a bandit raped a woman whose husband then somehow died. The film’s innovative narrative structure recounts that incident from four differing viewpoints.

More upcoming films/books:

Film: Kwaidan
Tues. May 16, 2018
Book: Kwaidan (Lafcadio Hearn)
Tues. May 23, 2018

Film: Norwegian Wood
Tues. July 18, 2018
Book: Norwegian Wood (Haruiki Murakami)
Tues. July 25

Film: The Remains of the Day
Tues. Sept. 12, 2018
Book: The Remains of the Day (Kenzaburo Oe)
Tues. Sept. 19

Film: Paprika
Tues. Oct. 17, 2018
Book: Paprika (Yasutaka Tsusui)
Tues. Oct. 24

Film: Silence
Tues. Dec. 12, 2018
Book: Silence (Shusaku Endo)
Tues. Dec. 18

JETAA Ottawa Japanese Potluck Event

Come one, come all, to JETAA Ottawa's first official event for 2018!

This year, we'd like to kick off the mid-winter fun with some delicious eats and delightful company. After the gustatory festivities, we'll also have karaoke and pool set up if you'd like to join in!

Click here to reserve what food/drink you'll bring!

Some ideas include: gyoza, sushi, takoyaki, karaage, tempura, tsukemono, katsu curry, and more! There will be a small kitchen area (no oven) and microwave available for use, as well. But, if you're not particularly skilled in the kitchen, not to fret--you could always bring some chuhais, bottled tea, or Pocky!

Date: Saturday, February 17th
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Central 2 Building Party Room, 360 McLeod St.
To access the entrance, take the elevator to the second floor and turn left.
Cost: Free, but please bring (Japanese-style) food!

Please check the Facebook Event Page for updates by clicking here.

 

JETAA Ottawa Japanese Language Classes

If you are a JETAA Ottawa member, join your fellow members and continue your Japanese language learning journey with a professional, native Japanese teacher.

Who: Limited to JETAA Ottawa Members (Previous JETs)
Date: Every Monday
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: The Breather Room, 78 George St Ottawa (Byward Market)
Cost: Free 

Link to Register

The format aims to focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 6:00pm - 7:00pm and Upper-Intermediate+ from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

The Japanese Film and Literature Society: Mishima A Life in Four Chapters

The Japanese Film and Literature Society: Mishima, A Life in Four Chapters

The Japanese Film and Literature Society presents:
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Film: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Movie Screening
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Auditorium
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Tuesday, January 23rd 2018
Book/Movie discussion
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Room B125
6:00pm to 8:00pm

More upcoming films/books:

Film: Rashomon
Tues. Mar. 14, 2018
Book: In A Grove (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
Tues. Mar 21,

Film: Kwaidan
Tues. May 16, 2018
Book: Kwaidan (Lafcadio Hearn)
Tues. May 23

Film: Norwegian Wood
Tues. July 18, 2018
Book: Norwegian Wood (Haruiki Murakami)
Tues. July 25

Film: The Remains of the Day
Tues. Sept. 12, 2018
Book: The Remains of the Day (Kenzaburo Oe)
Tues. Sept. 19

Film: Paprika
Tues. Oct. 17, 2018
Book: Paprika (Yasutaka Tsusui)
Tues. Oct. 24

Film: Silence
Tues. Dec. 12, 2018
Book: Silence (Shusaku Endo)
Tues. Dec. 18

Film and Book Description:

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a 1985 American biographical drama film co-written and directed by Paul Schrader. The film is based on the life and work of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima (portrayed by Ken Ogata), interweaving episodes from his life with dramatizations of segments from his books The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. It was executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Movie Trailer

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting portrait of a young man’s obsession with idealized beauty and his destructive quest to possess it fully.

Mizoguchi, an ostracized stutterer, develops a childhood fascination with Kyoto’s famous Golden Temple. While an acolyte at the temple, he fixates on the structure’s aesthetic perfection and it becomes his one and only object of desire. But as Mizoguchi begins to perceive flaws in the temple, he determines that the only true path to beauty lies in an act of horrific violence. Based on a real incident that occurred in 1950, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion brilliantly portrays the passions and agonies of a young man in postwar Japan, bringing to the subject the erotic imagination and instinct for the dramatic moment that marked Mishima as one of the towering makers of modern fiction. With an introduction by Donald Keene; Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris.

Welcome Back Reception and 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme Networking Event

Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Where: Ambassador of Japan's Residence, Rockcliffe Park
Cost: Free to our members

Our next event is our Welcome Back Reception and 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme Networking Event!

JETAA Ottawa's annual networking event will be co-hosted with the Embassy of Japan's Welcome Back Reception for our most newly returned alumni. Join us for a lovely evening of Japanese food, drinks, and networking.

~~~ Deadline to RSVP was January 9th ~~~

Tickets were limited to JET alum, one per person.

2017 JETAA Ottawa AGM

Friday, December 15th 2017
6:30
Patty Boland's Irish Pub & Eatery
101 Clarence St, Ottawa

Join us for our annual general meeting! If you are interested in joining next year's JETAA Ottawa exec, be sure to attend. Free appetisers and general fun times will also be had!

If you have any questions about the AGM, or about the exec roles, email exec@jetaaottawa.ca

Positions open:

President,
Vice-President,
Secretary,
Treasurer,
Event Coordinator,
Social Media Coordinator,
Website Coordinator,

If you would like to contribute as an exec member, but don't see a role that fits what you have to offer, feel free to make one up and run for it at the AGM!

Kingston Boat Cruise + Fort Henry

Date: Weekend of September 16th-17th, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Kingston waterfront, Kingston

Hello JETAA members in Ontario and Quebec! We’re having our 2nd annual Kingston Ontario inter-chapter event on Saturday, Sept. 16th, and we would love for you to come out!

This is a joint initiative between JETAA Ottawa, Toronto, and JETAA Quebec Atlantique, with the goal of bringing our chapters closer together, and giving the opportunity to JETs alums from Ontario and Quebec to meet-up and network in a central location!

We have a tentative schedule as follows:

11:30: Meet at the Kingston waterfront!
12:00pm: Board the BOAT for the BOAT CRUISE!
12:30-3:30pm: Cruise the Thousand Islands in paddle-wheeler style
3:30: Head to the historic Fort Henry for dinner on the battlements
After that: Whatever the night brings (There may be a non-officially sanctioned Air B&B - Contact your chapter head for more details (Brandon Wallace - JETAA Ottawa, Clarissa Marie - Toronto, Ugo Jose Lachapelle - Montreal)

Cost: The boat cruise will be $31.40/person if we can get at least 20 people. If we are less than 20, it will be $40/person. Last year we exceeded 20 people. Let's go for gold again this year! This is a reduced Group Rate. Normally it costs $46! RSVP and pay via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kingston-boat-cruise-dinner-at-fort-henry-tickets-37228231643

Boat cruise details:
Battery Bistro

More info on our Facebook event page

Members of JETAA Ottawa may be arranging cars to drive people to and from Kingston, so if you're able to host a car, or you're looking for a ride let us know on the Facebook Event page.

Natsu-Matsuri

Festival Schedule

Celebrate summer and Japanese culture with us! The Natsu-Matsuri is a summer festival held throughout Japan, and we're organizing one in the heart of Ottawa!

Come and enjoy some food, watch performers such as dancers, musicians and martial-artists, and discover Japanese culture with our many exhibitor booths.

Date: Sunday, July 23rd 2017
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Mooney's Bay, Ottawa

Volunteers Wanted!

Want to be even more involved in the Natsu-Matsuri? Sign up as a volunteer! We need help at each of the festival stations throughout the day, as well as preparations. If you aren't free all day, you can volunteer based on your schedule.

Sign up as a Natsu-Matsuri volunteer here!

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