Spring Picnic @ Belle Isle!

Hello everyone! Join us for a Spring Picnic at Belle Isle this Sunday afternoon! Please bring any snacks or drinks you’d like, but no alcoholic drinks as Belle Isle don’t allow it. See you there!

Date: Sunday, May 26
Time: 3-6pm
Location: Meet at the James Scott Memorial Fountain
Bring your own food and drinks!

GLJETAA Board Meeting at Nagomi

Date: January 26th
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Nagomi Japanese Restaurant

Whether you’re going to the job fair or not, please join us after for yummy, yummy ramen! Give us some ideas and feedback for our JETAA chapter, and trade JET stories with people who understand you.

We’d like as many members out as possible to plan next year’s events. Hope you can make it!

Last Board Meeting of 2018!

Update: Due to scheduling issues and sickness, this meeting is cancelled and will be re-schedule to a later time. Thank you for your understanding! Merry Christmas and happy holidays 🙂

Are you interested in finding out what we’ve been working on? Please attend our Board Meeting on December 20th on Google Hangouts! 

Date: December 20, 2018
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Google Hangouts!

See you there!

2019 Great Lakes JETAA Job Fair

Please join us on January 26th, 2019 for the Great Lakes JETAA Job Fair! If you are interested in working with Japan or are knowledgeable about the Japanese language or culture, please come and meet employers that are looking for candidates with a global perspective. You will have the opportunity to meet with companies, submit their resumes, and network. 

Please dress in business formal attire. Please register at

Date: January 26, 2019 @ 10am-1pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel (Google Maps)
21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375

2018 Bonenkai + Karaoke!

Was your 2018 full of achievements and glories? Or was it full of pitfalls and failures? No matter, come celebrate all that happened in 2018 with Great Lakes JETAA at Tomo Sushi and Karaoke on December 9th at 3pm! Let’s close the cover on a year full of ups and downs and lefts and rights!

This will be an early dinner plus evening time karaoke :3. Looking forward to seeing you!

Date: December 9th @ 3pm
Location: Tomo Sushi & Karaoke (Google Maps) 
2959 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Check Out our New Job Fair Flyer!

Hello everyone! We are underway in our plans for the 2019 Job Fair in Novi on January 26, 2019. Please click here to check out the new flyer we made!

If you’re a new returnee, we hope to see you there in January! 

More information is coming!

Apple Picking with JETAA!

Please join us on October 14th at the Spicer Orchard! Activities include apple picking, hay rides, animal feedings, and corn maze. This event is family friendly, but there is a winery for those who don’t want it to be so family friendly. Learn about JETAA and meet other members while doing what Japanese people love doing; picking large quantities of fruit!

This is not a JETAA sponsored event so everyone is responsible for paying for their own apples, wine, activities…etc. Everyone who attends will get a apple pie recipe that I may have printed from a website from Googling “Apple Pie Recipes”.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1 PM
Spicers Apple Orchard
Hartland Twp, MI 48430

Geosynchronous Bowling!

UPDATE: Due to many board members being under the weather and other attendees also now unable to make it out we will be cancelling this event. We apologize for any inconvenience or to anyone who was last minute thinking about coming. Please keep an eye out for updates on our Apple picking event and returnees reception Nijikai—thank you!

Are you a recent returnee from your time on the JET Program? Please come and join us for Geosynchronous Bowling tomorrow! We’re hosting in Round One in Auburn Hills, MI and Buckeye Lanes in North Olmsted, OH. Board Members will be attendance and we look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP on Facebook or email Looking forward to seeing you there!

When? September 8th, 2018 @ 5pm!
Round One in Great Lakes Crossing
4220 Baldwin Rd A502, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (Google Maps) OR
Buckeye Lanes
24488 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070 (Google Maps)

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Cosplay Beach Party 2018

Beach Cosplay Party! If you’re interested in cosplay, the beach, or any of the above come on out! Adam Wolf will be attending, contact him here if you want to meet up.