Author: Lily Sun

Logo Contest

Happy New Year Everyone! We’re having a re-branding contest with a $200 amazon gift card prize! Check it out!

Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater

On Saturday, January 21st, 11:00 a.m., join us to view Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art! Don’t miss your chance to experience gorgeous prints by major artists such as Utagawa Toyokuni (1769–1825), Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), and Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900). If you like, we can go out for lunch afterwards.

Meet at the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (See here).

For more information, see the exhibition’s website (click here).

新年会 New Year’s Celebration

GLJETAA will be hosting a New Year’s celebration in the Detroit area. We will be in the Tatami Room @ New Cherry Blossom in Novi.
Of course there will be delicious food and we are planning some fun activities as well (we will try to have games, karaoke, and koto playing). All Great Lakes JETAA members are welcome.

We hope to see you!

New Cherry Blossom 43588 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377

Youth for Understanding Luncheon

All Great Lakes JETAA members, who are registered on our website, are invited to a special luncheon session on December 5th.

Youth for Understanding (an international cultural exchange organization) is hosting a weeklong special delegation of Kakehashi Program (a Japanese Government Program) Participants from Japan. There are 25 students and chaperones between the ages of 19-27. There are college, grad, and ph. D. students all from Kanazawa University. Part of the goal of this exchange is to socialize with Americans around the same age to help the students learn about our culture.

This luncheon is a farewell to those students and chaperones Local community leaders and Consulate General of Japan staff will also be attending this event. The event will take place on Monday, December 5th from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn.

For more information and to RSVP please contact
Debra Bledsoe at

Monthly Meet-Up at Emagine Royal Oak

Sunday, December 11 at 3 PM. Join us for food, drinks, and bowling fun at Star Lanes, Royal Oak. We will provide free shoes and some appetizers to all JETAA attending and hope to see you there!

Emagine Theatres (Royal Oak, MI)
200 N Main St, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

October GLJETAA Board Meeting

This Sunday, Oct. 23rd. 1-4 at Rochester Mills Beer Co.!

Come join us for lunch, beer, and conversation at a brewey in downtown Rochester. We could go for a walk after lunch in downtown Rochester and enjoy the many shops and stores.

Rochester Mills Beer Co., 400 Water St., Rochester Hills, MI 48307

US JETAA’s Membership Initiative

You may be a member of Great Lakes JETAA, but how about your JET friends in other parts of the U.S.? Keep in touch with them by signing up at US JETAA! There is no conflict with being a member of BOTH these organizations!

In this new initiative, they are building an online directory so that JETs across the US can keep in touch and network. Standard membership is free. Check it out!

Individual Membership Categories

October Board Meeting Date Change!

October’s GLJETAA board meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 23rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Yates Cider Mill trip will still be proceeding as planned.

Shin Godzilla Movie Night

Anyone interested in Japanese monster films, should join Jeff in seeing Japan’s newest film about Godzilla. Its at the Maple Theatre on Telegraph rd. and 15 mile all next week from the 11th to the 18th. Let’s meet around 7pm before it starts. The tickets are $10 and if you want food, the theatre has a restaurant. For anyone not able to attend, go to the link I provided below and see where this movie is showing in your area. Maybe JETs in Ohio and other parts of Michigan can plan their own event.

GLJETAA Yates Cider Mill Meetup

Sunday, October 9 at 1 pm! The scenic beauty at Yates Cider Mill is ideal for a relaxing stroll, an afternoon picnic, or simply a quiet moment at the river’s edge while enjoying a Cider Mill treat. You name it, it’s your memory waiting to be made! For an enjoyable Michigan afternoon, visit Yates Cider Mill!

Yates Cider Mill