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    About JETAASA

    JETAASA is committed to providing a network for all JET alumni in Southern Alberta in order to foster and strengthen ties between Canada and Japan, and to allow members to connect and share their experiences with each other. Click for more

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    Q: How do I become a JET alumni member?
    A: If you were a JET Programme participant and have completed your contract you are automatically eligible to become a JETAA member. Contact your nearest JETAA chapter for more information. Click for more

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    For more information about JETAASA and the Japanese community in Southern Alberta, read our quarterly publication of the Shinkansen Express newsletter. Click for more

Japan Culture Workshop

The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary & Kotobuki-Kai are pleased to present Japan Culture Workshop for students in the 7th to 12th grades as an introduction to Japanese culture. In this 4-hour day-camp students have the chance to learn about the art of Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana), taste Japanese food, get hands on experience with Taiko (Japanese drumming), and view a Japanese animated film “NITABOH”.

Japan Culture Workshop is free of charge, but reservations are required as there are a limited number of seats available. To sign up, please contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary by email at: info@cl.mofa.go.jp or phone: (403) 294-0782 (ext. 108).

Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary Website: http://www.calgary.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/culture/jcw.html

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 2:15PM – 6:30PM
Location: Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236 29 St SW, Calgary, AB


We Are Tomodachi Newsletter

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, has recently released an e-magazine called ‘We are Tomodachi’ for Japanese citizens and foreigners to hear updates directly from the Prime Minister and his cabinet about their activities. The combined newsletter and website are a way to engage those interested in Japan and will feature various Japanese topics such as politics, economics, culture, cuisine, technological advances, and messages from the Prime Minister himself. The magazine aims to provide a broader understanding of Japan to the rest of the world.

Visit the ‘We Are Tomodachi’ website here: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/index.html

Download the latest version of the newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014 directly (111.52 MB, PDF): http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/ebook2/book.pdf

We Are Tomodachi

‘Images of Japan’ Photo Contest

The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary encourages you to participate in the Images of Japan Photo Contest. Submit a photo that depicts your impression of Japan for a chance to win prizes, receive a certificate from the Consul General of Japan and have your photo featured at the Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri 2014. The image does not have to be taken in Japan.

For further entry details download the Conditions Form on their website, which must be submitted along with your entry. ENTER BY JULY 15, 2014.