17 Mar 2021
7th September 2020
JETAA September events round up 2020
Green Chain Walk
We will be walking two sections of the Green chain walk, sections 5 and 6, the details of which can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/green-chain-walk. The total walk will be 7.6 miles, with the option stop at roughly the halfway point. Please bring clothes appropriate for the weather, and maintain social distancing throughout.
Location: For those wishing to join from the start, please meet at the Thames Barrier Information and Learning centre (Closest station is Charlton).
Full details at: https://www.jetaa.org.uk/events/walking_tour_of_green_chain_walk_in_london/
The Midlands chapter will be continuing with the Birmingham Japanese Conversation Exchange. Please Email email@example.com for details about joining.
Chair’s greeting and message:
Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well as these unusual times continue. JETAA NW has been quiet in terms of online events, however, during lockdown we committed ourselves to aiding what we felt were two worthy causes.
* Photograph Competition
JETAA North West organised a charity photo competition to aid Ashinaga, a charity which supports children who have lost one or more parents. The photos depicted either our time on JET or our travels in Japan. We received 25 entries which were of great quality. The judges from Ashinaga and JETAA commented how enjoyable and nostalgic it was to look through them. We eventually chose the three winners, which was a very tough choice.
For full write-up and details of the winning pictures see:
Congratulations to all winners! We are still accepting donations on our funding page: at the time of writing, we have £76 pounds of our £100 pound target…
* Folding Paper Cranes for Peace and Good Health
JETAA North West collaborated with ex-students in Japan to fold paper cranes to combine commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the A-bomb in Hiroshima with a wish for good health and peace for all people across the world during the pandemic. The number of cranes started small but increased steadily until we reached our target of 500 at which point they were sent to Hiroshima Peace Park in time for August 6th.
For pictures and full write-up see:
I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who contributed to these projects. Thank you also to everyone for their continued support of JET, and the alumni in the North West. We hope to increase our events as and when circumstances allow us to. May you all be happy and well and continue to stay safe.
Kind regards, Corrina Ellis, North West Chapter Chair.
JETAA Scotland will host a monthly meet up online via Zoom to catch up and generally support each other through the pandemic. We meet online on the first Friday of every month. If you did not receive a link by email please email the Scotland Chair on firstname.lastname@example.org to get the link. All JETAA and JETs from anywhere in the world are welcome to attend.
We recently had a session on Kimono culture and Kintsugi, future topics are being decided but we are open to suggestions.