We are pleased to announce that preparations are well underway for our annual Natsu Matsuri event, a celebration of Japanese culture and the summer season. Come and join us and enjoy a variety of tasty food, watch performers such as dancers, musicians and martial-artists, and discover Japanese culture with our many exhibitor booths.

This year`s performers and participating organizations will be updated in the months leading up to the event, so please check back on the website or social media to stay informed of all the exciting fun.

Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Marion Dewer Plaza City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1)

We`re looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Our annual cooking class is soon! This is a very popular event every year and space is on a first come, first served basis.

Come join us for an afternoon of educational culinary excitement and Japanese food-tasting! On the menu for this year: oyakodon and sukiyaki. JET alumni and former JETAA President Alex Svetlovsky will be leading the class. This is a ticketed, limited-attendance event, so please be sure to snag your ticket ASAP!

Tickets Available Here

Date: Saturday, April 28th 2018
Time: from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: The Booth Mansion / Laurentian Leadership Centre (252 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R3)
Cost: $5

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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.

Facebook Event Page

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!

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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

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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.

 

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