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[…]

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AGM Brings a New Committee!

On 15 March, JETAA Wellington members got together at the Kazu Yakitori Bar for the Annual General Meeting! Aside from enticing, free Japanese izakaya food, lots of important business happens at the AGM as well! In addition to discussions about chapter rules and amendments, a new executive committee for 2017 had to be nominated and voted[…]