2019 Japan Photo Contest NOW OPEN! Rules & Entry Forms

JETAA Wellington’s annual Japan Photo Contest is back for another year! The contest is open to any amateur photographers who have been to Japan. 2019 entries are now open until 20 November. Since 2014, we have organised a community photo contest for people to show off their best photos of Japan. The best entries are Read more about 2019 Japan Photo Contest NOW OPEN! Rules & Entry Forms[…]

2019 AGM & A New Executive Committee

The AGM, or Annual General Meeting, is a key event for any JETAA chapter. It’s where members get together over dinner to review the past year, plan for the next, and decide on a new executive committee to lead the group. This year’s JETAA Wellington AGM was held on Tuesday, 5th March at Japanese restaurant Read more about 2019 AGM & A New Executive Committee[…]

Hands-On With Some Ikebana Flower Arranging

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Seatoun, JETAA Wellington organized a special hands-on lesson in ikebana, the Japanese art of flower-arranging. The event was hosted by Ikebana Wellington, and allowed our members who joined in to try making their very own floral works of art. We even had a JET alumni come all the way down from Read more about Hands-On With Some Ikebana Flower Arranging[…]

2017 Japan Photo Contest – VOTE NOW!

Voting is now open for the 2017 JETAA Wellington – Japan Embassy Photo Contest! This year nearly we received nearly 100 submissions across all categories: Pop Culture; Places; Pet; and Postcards from JETs. You can now vote for your favourite in each category during business hours at at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC), in the Majestic Centre, Read more about 2017 Japan Photo Contest – VOTE NOW![…]

Entries Now Open – 2017 Japan Photo Contest!

Since 2014, JETAA Wellington has organised a community photo contest for people to show off their best photos of Japan. The photos are then displayed in the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC) in Wellington, and voted on by the public. At the end of the contest, a small awards ceremony with food and drinks is held Read more about Entries Now Open – 2017 Japan Photo Contest![…]

Maori and Japanese Cultures Meet in New JET-Made Documentary Union

JETAA Wellington was excited to recently receive a message from Josh Rollo, a Wellington-based film producer who worked with a Kiwi JET in Shizuoka, Jared James, to create a short documentary about cultural isolation and the universal language of sports. The film was directed by Jericho Rock-Archer, another New Zealander and former JET also currently Read more about Maori and Japanese Cultures Meet in New JET-Made Documentary <i>Union</i>[…]

JETAA’s Taiyaki Machine Goes to School

In the first week of August, JETAA Wellington’s taiyaki machine took a little trip out to Upper Hutt College to make an appearance at the school’s open day. A group of Year 13 students and their instructor, Ms. Jo Hawes, learned how to make the traditional Japanese sweets to help introduce visitors to Japanese culture and Read more about JETAA’s Taiyaki Machine Goes to School[…]

Welcome JETAA New Zealand’s New Country Rep!

In June, JETAA New Zealand chapters elected a new country representative as the previous representative, Ms. Raewyn MacGregor, finished her tenure in the position. We want to thank Raewyn for her tireless work to promote New Zealand’s JETAA chapters and to represent them abroad in Australia and Tokyo. Raewyn will continue to be involved in Read more about Welcome JETAA New Zealand’s New Country Rep![…]

JETAA Wellington is Now More Social!

As part of our renewed communication efforts, and to make it as easy as possible to keep up with what JETAA Wellington is doing, we’ve expanded our social media presence! You can now find us on the following networks: Our Facebook Group: JETAA Wellington Here is where members can share and discuss what they’re up Read more about JETAA Wellington is Now More Social![…]