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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]