JSA-CSA Speed “Friending”

31 01 2011

It’s that time of the year, everyone! One of the most anticipated events this year! We all know you want to go, deep down inside ;)! The JSA-CSA Speed “Friending” Event is now here!!!

What is it? Basically we set you up with a numerous lot of eligible females or males and see if you guys hit if off! It’s a great way for networking, making friends, or even meeting that special someone. Come down and have fun with other people who are also interested in meeting other people!

This is an event you absolutely DON’T want to miss!!

Date/Time: Friday, February 11th | 7.30-9.30pm

Location: Kane Hall – Walker Ames Room (Second floor of Kane Hall)

Price: $3 for Members | $5 for Non-Members

There will be refreshments provided!

DON’T miss out on this unforgettable night!


Bloomberg internship

26 01 2011
HEY JSA members and non-members,
Bloomberg is starting the application process for this year’s summer internship. For those who don’t know, Bloomberg L.P. is privately held financial software, media, and data company. Bloomberg makes up one third of the $23.7 billion global financial data market with estimated revenue of $6.9 billion. I have interned at Bloomberg last summer at Tokyo office and it was a fantastic experience. Some offices require language fluency (such as Tokyo office) but interning at a worldwide company like Bloomberg gives you extraordinary experience and will be a excellent resume builder. If you have knowledge/strong interest in finance, Bloomberg would be a perfect place to work.
The information is below:
If you have questions about interning at Bloomberg (particularly for Tokyo office), please let this person know: shogoo@u.washington.edu!

2011 Japanese Government Scholarships!!

26 01 2011
2011 Japanese Government Scholarships
The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle is now accepting applications for the following 2011 Japanese Government Scholarships for studying in Japan.
U.S. citizens living in the states of Washington, Montana, and Northern Idaho are eligible to apply at our office.
The applications are available on our website at: http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp
Japanese Studies Scholarship
(Deadline: Monday, February 14, 2011)
This program offers students a one year intensive course of the Japanese language and Japanese studies at a Japanese university.  Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring or minoring in Japan-related studies at a 4-year university.
Teacher Training Student Scholarship
(Deadline: Monday, February 14, 2011)
A one and a half-year teacher training program at Japanese universities is available to primary and secondary school teachers with at least five years of teaching experience.
Scholarship Benefits      (Details may be subject to change)
1. Monthly stipend
(125, 000 yen for Japanese Studies Scholarship)
(152, 000 yen for Teacher Training Student Scholarship)
2. Airfare to and from Japan
3. Exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition
For more information and application, please check our website at:
If you have any questions, please contact:
Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
Scholarship Desk
Phone: 206-682-9107 ext.135
They look forward to receiving your application!

Dance the night away with JSA’s Midnight Masquerade~

24 01 2011

Meet your prince (or princess)! Bust out those hidden dance moves. Finally talk to that cutie from your biology class, who knows! As promised, JSA is having its semi-formal dance! This is a much anticipated event by all our members and officers! We put on a fantastic event that’s filled with promises of excitement, romanticism and absolute fun.

As the title reveals, this is a MASQUERADE! Ever wanted to attend one? You get the chance to put on that masque and be all mysterious. Only that special someone will be able to see your true face.

This year we are wonderfully sponsored by LUSH! http://www.lushusa.com/shop

DJ LouRawk and DJ Boogie Fish has honored us with their DJ-ing skills!

This will be an unforgettable night, and you know it! Come join us for this magical night~

Time/Date: February 25th | 9 pm – 1 am

Location: 1113 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA | Crowne Plaza Hotel – Evergreen Ballroom

Age Restriction: 18+ to attend | 21+ to drink

Refreshments: Desserts, fruit selections, punch and water

Alcohol: There will be a bar provided for 21+ attendees with a wristband (please bring valid ID ie. driver’s license or passport). This bar is CASH ONLY. And no outside alcohol is permitted.

Coat Check: Coat check provided by the JSA Officers (Cost TBA)

Prices: 18 for Members | 20 for Non-Members | 25 at door

Dress Code: Semi-formal! Masks are preferred, but not required

Other Info: First 50 purchases will receive a free mask, first 200 at door get free Lush samples

Where to buy tickets?: Find the JSA table in Red Square from 11.30-2.30 every day (Except Monday and Tuesday, only selling until 1.30).

If you cannot make it to those times, contact an officer and we can sell it to you in person! Email us at jsa@uw.edu or contact us through facebook! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141546682573550

You don’t need a date upon entry, maybe you’ll meet your date there! Come and have fun. Meet new people and dance the night away…

Officers Update!

22 01 2011

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! You guys have probably seen some new faces mingling among the officers.

We have had some new additions to our team! Please check the officers page to see who are new officers are. This way, you will know who to go to for any questions regarding JSA!

Unfortunately some pictures are not up yet, we’re working on it!!


JSA Matsuri Performance Opportunities

20 01 2011

Do you have a talent that you want to show?
Are you good at singing or just simply love singing?
Well, this is your chance to share your talent with us!
We provide the stage, and you only need to come prepared! 🙂

Japanese Student Association is having its annual Matsuri in the spring quarter, and is looking for performers for the event.
Band, guitar, dance, magic show, singing…Any kind of performance is welcomed! Just think of it as a talent show. 😉 If you are thinking of singing performance, we can also provide band to play your song!
We are having an audition sometime in mid-February.
If you are interested, please contact us through email:
Rika Nakahara (ikatsu@u.washington.edu)
Kazunari Saga (kcs22@u.washington.edu)
The deadline is January 31st of this month, so please let us know that you are interested ASAP!

Date&Time: February 19th
Deadline: Jan. 31st (Mon)
Contact: ikatsu@u.washington.edu OR kcs22@u.washington.edu
Send us an email stating the following:
Your name, what kind of performance you are doing, and how we could contact you, i.e. phone number and email address.

FYI, if you don’t know what Matsuri is, here is what it looked like last year! 🙂

Thank you!
-JSA Team




月日&時間: 二月中旬 (後日発表)
応募締め切り: 1月31日(月)
ikatsu@u.washington.edu (Rika Nakahara)
又は kcs22@u.washington.edu (Kazunari Saga)
メール記入事項: 名前、どんなパフォーマンスをするか、電話番号やメールなどの連絡方法



JSA Krispy Kreme Doughnut Pre-sales and Sales

16 01 2011

Last quarter we had so much success with this fundraiser, we’re doing it again! And even better, you guys can purchase it during pre-sale so all you have to do is come by and pick it up! That way you will definitely get your hands on the fluffy delicious doughnuts! So we will have two dates for this fundraiser, one day is to order PRE-SALES and the other day is to PICK UP pre-sale doughnuts or PURCHASE on the spot.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 18th – Friday, January 20th | 11.30am-2.30pm (Except Tues/Friday: 11.30am-1.30pm)
Where: JSA”s Table in front of Kane Hall (Red Square)
Price: Dozen: $8 (2+ dozen: $7.50 each)

Pick Up/On-the-Day Purchase:
Date/Time: Thursday, January 27th 9.30-3.30
Location: JSA’s Table in front of Kane Hall (Red Square)
Price: Dozen: $8 (2+ dozen 7.50 ea) | Individual: $1

Don’t miss out on your chance to treat your mouth to pleasure with these fluffy delectables!

PLEASE REMEMBER there are two different dates. One for pre-orders and the other for pick-ups and on the day purchase!