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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/15) 2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Happy Hour with the 2018 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/21-7/22) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Press Release: JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div>Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Event Report: JETAANY Gala Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Program

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/15) 2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Happy Hour with the 2018 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-joy-of-sake-boroughcon-kyary-pamyu-pamyu/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 6-7, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2018 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short films includes Sugihara Survivors, a short documentary film about Chiune Sugihara (considered Japan’s Oskar […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-joy-of-sake-boroughcon-kyary-pamyu-pamyu/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — The Joy of Sake, BoroughCon, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 6-7, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2018 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short films includes Sugihara Survivors, a short documentary film about Chiune Sugihara (considered Japan’s Oskar […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/24/justins-japan-the-world-belongs-to-hatsune-miku/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Pop idols are everywhere in Japan, but most of them remain there. One particular idol breaks that tradition, with a notable exception: she’s not human. Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and creation of Crypton Future Media who currently has over 100,000 unique songs in her voice, which are synthesized tracks reminiscent of Auto-Tune. In Japan, Miku is massively popular and has appeared in numerous hit video games, music videos and ad campaigns, and her appearances with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/24/justins-japan-the-world-belongs-to-hatsune-miku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: The World Belongs to Hatsune Miku

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Pop idols are everywhere in Japan, but most of them remain there. One particular idol breaks that tradition, with a notable exception: she’s not human. Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and creation of Crypton Future Media who currently has over 100,000 unique songs in her voice, which are synthesized tracks reminiscent of Auto-Tune. In Japan, Miku is massively popular and has appeared in numerous hit video games, music videos and ad campaigns, and her appearances with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/23/jq-magazine-film-review-isle-of-dogs/"></div>By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson’s first animated film since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. While it has received mostly positive reviews (with some reservations), it’s still interesting to see Anderson hone his storytelling skills using a colorful and vibrant world created with stop motion animation. The story opens with a prologue titled “Before the Age of Obedience” that supposedly explains how cats became more prominent in Japan. Fast forwarding to “Japan 20 Years in the Future,” the movie cuts to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/23/jq-magazine-film-review-isle-of-dogs/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Isle of Dogs’

    By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson’s first animated film since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. While it has received mostly positive reviews (with some reservations), it’s still interesting to see Anderson hone his storytelling skills using a colorful and vibrant world created with stop motion animation. The story opens with a prologue titled “Before the Age of Obedience” that supposedly explains how cats became more prominent in Japan. Fast forwarding to “Japan 20 Years in the Future,” the movie cuts to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/13/jq-magazine-book-review-a-girls-guide-to-the-islands/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Exploring local wonders with loved ones can conjure up magical memories—and an enormous sense of satisfaction upon overcoming numerous obstacles. JET alumna Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) lived through such experiences, which are recounted in her nonfiction debut, A Girls’ Guide to the Islands. Such a title would indicate a guidebook for female travelers. But a scan of its second paragraph reveals the book is a first person travelogue of the author and her daughter Lilia’s exploration of […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/13/jq-magazine-book-review-a-girls-guide-to-the-islands/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘A Girls’ Guide to the Islands’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Exploring local wonders with loved ones can conjure up magical memories—and an enormous sense of satisfaction upon overcoming numerous obstacles. JET alumna Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) lived through such experiences, which are recounted in her nonfiction debut, A Girls’ Guide to the Islands. Such a title would indicate a guidebook for female travelers. But a scan of its second paragraph reveals the book is a first person travelogue of the author and her daughter Lilia’s exploration of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/21-7/22) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/sat-6-23-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2018-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/sat-6-23-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2018-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2018 JET Pre-Departure Seminar!

    It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/23/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-day-central-park-miyavi-in-praise-of-natto/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $18, $10 Japan Society members, children ages 2 and under free Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet): Children’s Day is on its way! Come join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Enjoy a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming and lots of audience […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/23/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-day-central-park-miyavi-in-praise-of-natto/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Japan Day @ Central Park, Miyavi, In Praise of Natto

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $18, $10 Japan Society members, children ages 2 and under free Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet): Children’s Day is on its way! Come join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Enjoy a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming and lots of audience […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/22/jq-magazine-film-review-mary-and-the-witchs-flower/"></div>By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama–shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City–based soccer team. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the debut feature film from Studio Ponoc, an anime outfit founded by Studio Ghibli veterans Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura after Ghibli closed its doors in 2015, starts in medias res, with a violent firestorm engulfing the screen. A small girl with bright red hair escapes the maelstrom by flying away on a broomstick, pursued by dolphin-squid-fighter-jet hybrids. She plunges down through the clouds and crashes into a field, where her […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/22/jq-magazine-film-review-mary-and-the-witchs-flower/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama–shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City–based soccer team. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the debut feature film from Studio Ponoc, an anime outfit founded by Studio Ghibli veterans Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura after Ghibli closed its doors in 2015, starts in medias res, with a violent firestorm engulfing the screen. A small girl with bright red hair escapes the maelstrom by flying away on a broomstick, pursued by dolphin-squid-fighter-jet hybrids. She plunges down through the clouds and crashes into a field, where her […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div>When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks, and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/29) Hanami Picnic in Central Park

    When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks, and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jazz-musician-meg-okura/"></div>By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who are interested in setting up a JETAA chapter. Tokyo native Meg Okura defies convention. While forging a prolific career in music since graduating from Juilliard in the ’90s (working with the likes of Diana Krall and David Bowie to name a few), this Grammy-nominated jazz violinist continues reaching out to new audiences through her “world chamber jazz” that could mean anything from performing the erhu […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jazz-musician-meg-okura/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jazz Musician Meg Okura

    By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who are interested in setting up a JETAA chapter. Tokyo native Meg Okura defies convention. While forging a prolific career in music since graduating from Juilliard in the ’90s (working with the likes of Diana Krall and David Bowie to name a few), this Grammy-nominated jazz violinist continues reaching out to new audiences through her “world chamber jazz” that could mean anything from performing the erhu […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. This year we are having THREE shifts.  […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/13) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. This year we are having THREE shifts.  […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/03/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-spring-2018/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released another selection of Japan-related books, and the following quartet includes works that touch on Japanese etiquette, language study, Okinawan history, and picturesque Kyoto. Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette While studying Japanese, I learned the term shikata, which is translated as the “way of doing things.” However, as the late lecturer and writer Boyé Lafayette de Mente thoroughly documents, kata represents a lot more than a translation of “form”: It is a […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/03/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-spring-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — New from Tuttle (Spring 2018)

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released another selection of Japan-related books, and the following quartet includes works that touch on Japanese etiquette, language study, Okinawan history, and picturesque Kyoto. Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette While studying Japanese, I learned the term shikata, which is translated as the “way of doing things.” However, as the late lecturer and writer Boyé Lafayette de Mente thoroughly documents, kata represents a lot more than a translation of “form”: It is a […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/02/jq-magazine-manga-review-city/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Work often gets in the way of fun times. But if you incorporate some creativity into your life, that doesn’t have to be the case. Enter the world of Midori Nagumo, the protagonist of the comedy manga CITY. In this first volume (which began serialization in Japan in September 2016) from creator Keiichi Arawi (Nichijou), Nagumo is a very broke college student whose landlady is constantly hounding her for money. Her roommate Niikura refuses to lend her […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/02/jq-magazine-manga-review-city/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘CITY’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Work often gets in the way of fun times. But if you incorporate some creativity into your life, that doesn’t have to be the case. Enter the world of Midori Nagumo, the protagonist of the comedy manga CITY. In this first volume (which began serialization in Japan in September 2016) from creator Keiichi Arawi (Nichijou), Nagumo is a very broke college student whose landlady is constantly hounding her for money. Her roommate Niikura refuses to lend her […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sake-rakugo-japans-greatest-cinematographer-sakura-matsuri/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Rakugo Event: Tozaburo Yanagiya III Brooklyn Kura, 68 34th Street (Industry City) Free This special set of performances is held at the first Japanese sake brewery in New York State. Born in Tokyo, Yanagiya Tozaburo became a disciple of master Rakugo performer Yanagiya Gontaro III in 1999. He was promoted to the master Shin’uchi rank, in which he himself […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sake-rakugo-japans-greatest-cinematographer-sakura-matsuri/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Sake + Rakugo, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sakura Matsuri

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Rakugo Event: Tozaburo Yanagiya III Brooklyn Kura, 68 34th Street (Industry City) Free This special set of performances is held at the first Japanese sake brewery in New York State. Born in Tokyo, Yanagiya Tozaburo became a disciple of master Rakugo performer Yanagiya Gontaro III in 1999. He was promoted to the master Shin’uchi rank, in which he himself […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/08/3-31-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-effectively-building-your-professional-network/"></div>Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: JLGC, Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Registration Fee: $10.00 (covers lunch and refreshments) Questions?: Email Fernando at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Join us for a professional development workshop everyone can benefit from! Networking is an integral part of everyone’s career, yet most of us are not taught how to build our network effectively. In this workshop, participants will: understand how networking can help his/her career self-assess their current and future network learn about common mistakes of networking and explore hands-on activities to build effectively their network Through different activities and small-group discussions, this workshop aims to promote the acquisition of networking insights and cultivate effective […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/08/3-31-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-effectively-building-your-professional-network/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    POSTPONED – The Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Building Your Professional Network

    Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: JLGC, Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Registration Fee: $10.00 (covers lunch and refreshments) Questions?: Email Fernando at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Join us for a professional development workshop everyone can benefit from! Networking is an integral part of everyone’s career, yet most of us are not taught how to build our network effectively. In this workshop, participants will: understand how networking can help his/her career self-assess their current and future network learn about common mistakes of networking and explore hands-on activities to build effectively their network Through different activities and small-group discussions, this workshop aims to promote the acquisition of networking insights and cultivate effective […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/03/3-20-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange-networking-event/"></div>*Click here to see more pictures from last year Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Tuesday, March 20th,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Wendy (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 19th at midnight/ $20 at the door — Cash ONLY What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour***  for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet AMAZING people! RSVP: Click Here to get your spot Facebook: Check out who […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/03/3-20-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange-networking-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/20) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange Networking Event!

    *Click here to see more pictures from last year Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Tuesday, March 20th,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Wendy (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 19th at midnight/ $20 at the door — Cash ONLY What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour***  for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet AMAZING people! RSVP: Click Here to get your spot Facebook: Check out who […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Press Release: JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/23/3-13-jnto-special-invite-launch-of-enjoy-my-japan-global-campaign-rsvp-march-1st/"></div>WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th, reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by unveiling of new campaign. (Guests are encouraged to stay for networking buffet dinner starting at 6:30 pm) WHERE: Global Headquarters for Thomson Reuters, 30th floor (3 Times Square, New York City, 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street) ATTIRE: Smart casual COST: Free RSVP: Fill out the form linked here no later than March 1st. Space limited. MORE INFO: “Enjoy My Japan:” https://www.enjoymyjapan.jp/en/ The Japan National Tourism Organization has graciously invited JET alumni to attend a cocktail reception for the launch of their new “Enjoy My Japan” global campaign. It is a new global-scale, multilingual campaign that is set to draw long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country and immersing themselves in the rich […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/23/3-13-jnto-special-invite-launch-of-enjoy-my-japan-global-campaign-rsvp-march-1st/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/13) JNTO Special Invite: Launch of “Enjoy My Japan” Global Campaign – RSVP March 1st

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th, reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by unveiling of new campaign. (Guests are encouraged to stay for networking buffet dinner starting at 6:30 pm) WHERE: Global Headquarters for Thomson Reuters, 30th floor (3 Times Square, New York City, 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street) ATTIRE: Smart casual COST: Free RSVP: Fill out the form linked here no later than March 1st. Space limited. MORE INFO: “Enjoy My Japan:” https://www.enjoymyjapan.jp/en/ The Japan National Tourism Organization has graciously invited JET alumni to attend a cocktail reception for the launch of their new “Enjoy My Japan” global campaign. It is a new global-scale, multilingual campaign that is set to draw long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country and immersing themselves in the rich […]

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