Spring Quarter Movie Voting!

25 04 2011

It’s that time of the quarter again! JSA is holding it’s Spring Quarter movie night! You guys have posted what movie you wanted to see and now it’s time to vote. Unfortunately those who nominated a movie that isn’t out on DVD yet, will not see the movie on the poll. Apologies!

Time/Date: Friday, April 29th 6-9pm
Location: Haggett Grey Lounge

Here are the movie trailers:

Okuribito: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtdENmR6jKw
Dai Nipponjin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTAoxSspBJE
The Calamari Wrestler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYdjTrRPPAI
Haru no Yuki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTKfGCdn28o



9 04 2011

JSA’s 5th Annual Matsuri is coming its way!

This year, it will be bigger, better, and FANTABULOUS! Another way to spread Japanese culture and to learn from it!

Matsuri is a traditional Japanese festival where everyone can join together and experience authentic Japanese culture. Come and join us in a night filled with Japanese food, games, and live performances all night at Red Square!

As many of you may know, there are countless numbers of us affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Many of us officers and members all have strong ties to Japan, whether we have family, friends, or we ourselves are of/from that country.

So please show your support and attend this event! And invite your friends and family! (Of course, this event isn’t just for Japanese people! Everyone is welcome~!) It’s for a great cause, and you can enjoy great music and stage performances, games, raffles, get a photo taken in a kimono or happi coat, and of course eat Japanese food too!

This will be one of the many events that we will be hosting for the benefit of Japan’s relief effort, so please stay updated on JSA’s activities to support Japan, and to support JSA so that we can hold more fun, beneficial and fantastic events for you guys.

Also, we will be tabling for the next 2 weeks – April 6-15 if you want more information.

Time: April 16th, 3pm-7pm

Location: Red Square (University of Washington – Seattle Campus)

This event is FREE ENTRY!

Voucher System
We are doing a voucher system at this year’s matsuri. This means you will purchase vouchers in cash that are in $5.00 increments. Then you present these vouchers at the Info Booth during Matsuri to get your tickets (worth $.50). So if you present 1 voucher at Matsuri, you will get 10 tickets (.50 each)
We are tabling all this week, so get your vouchers early so you don’t have to wait in the long long lines to purchase tickets! You can be first to get that yummy okonomiyaki or play the balloon fisihing!


Okonomiyaki – $3.00
Curry (w/ rice) – $4.00
Karaage (2 pieces) – $1.00
Dango (3) – $.50
Sa-ta-andagi- [Okinawan donut] (2) – $1.00
Onigiri – $1.00
Chirashi – $2.00
Gyoza (2) – $1.00
Yakisoba – $3.00
Teriyaki Chicken – $3.00
Rice $1.00

Bubble Tea – $3.00
Water – $1.00
Soda – $.50
Ramune – $2.00


Dragonball Scoop
Goldfish Scoop
Balloon Scoop
Rock Paper Scissors
Paper Sumo
Japanese Trivia

We will also be selling T-Shirts for 20 dollars. All proceeds will be donated to Japan!

-Emi Meyer
Check her out: http://www.myspace.com/emimeyer

-Inochi Taiko

-Jacob and Friends
Check them out: http://www.myspace.com/imnotafraidtosing

Check them out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDvqJ5fll9g&feature=related

-Kaze Daiko

-Shiho Kurauchi

-Wilmer and Momo

Please keep checking our FB event page and here for future updates!

Always in our thoughts and prayers

7 04 2011

As you may have already heard, Japan was devastated again by another severe Earthquake. Earlier today they endured a 7.4 earthquake.

We are still helping them.
We are still fighting with them.
We are still praying for them.

Words cannot begin to explain the pain and grief that we all hold inside ourselves. But we can still contribute our help to them and alleviate some of Japan’s pain and grief.

Please remember that you can still donate and help out.

In our thoughts and prayers.

Click Here to Donate

Spring Quarter General Meeting, Hanami, Mariners and much more!

5 04 2011

Hey all! How was Spring break for everyone? Week 1 is finally over! Only so many more to go! We hope Spring Quarter hasn’t started off too rough for everyone. If you’re dreading it, well fear no more, Japanese Student Associate has so much planned for you guys. This quarter is one of our busiest! So without further ado…

To kick off the quarter, we have the Spring Quarter General Meeting. Like Fall and Winter quarter, everyone comes to hear about all the events we are planning and to get to know the officers. Along with our events we will be discussing our most anticipated event, Matsuri. So make sure you’re there to to hear all the great things!

Date/Time: Friday April 8th, 5.30-6.30pm
Location: Smith 304

Hanami is finally here! The Cherry Blossoms are finally in bloom and they’re beautiful! Hanami translates into flower-viewing which is basically what we’re doing. Come bring some snacks and enjoy the beauty that these blossoms have for us. Along with the viewing, we will be taking pictures so you and your friends can remember this wonderful event.

Date/Time: Sunday April 10th, 1-4.30pm
Location: The Quad (Denny, Smith.. etc. Where the blossoms are.)
**This event may be cancelled due to weather. Please check our facebook event page to keep update** Facebook Event Page

Baseball season is at last here! And who is a player that we love? ICHIRO!! JSA is planning a Mariner’s Game Night to bring everyone together and support our favorite Japanese Mariner! Come join JSA for an unforgettable event and a FREE Ichiro bobblehead.

Date/Time: May 6th, 7-10pm
Safeco Field

Please see below for more details

For this event, we will have to buy tickets in advance once they go on sale. If you’re interested in come, stop by our table on Red Square starting this week around 11.30-2.30 (There are some days that we aren’t tabling for the full shift. If so, contact a JSA officer/post on the JSA page and we will make magic happen! If we get at least 25 people to sign up, we can get a group discount!

Matsuri, one of our most anticipated events is coming up soon! April 16th!! This is going to be the 5th annual Matsuri that JSA is going to hold. Expect there to be wonderful food, games, entertainment and much more.

We’ve worked hard to conjure up an amazing line-up for our entertainment. Many musical guests with short intermissions for prizes! Also, there will be a wide selection of yummy treats that will make your mouth water. And fun games that will make you want to come back for more!

Come to our General Meeting this Friday to hear more details! You can also find us tabling on Red Square roughly 11.30-2.30!