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  •   JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2016 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise!

      JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]

  • When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/04) Friendly Lunch with JTE’s

    When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]

  • JETAANY Summer Retreat 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the first-ever 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. Bus transportation (at an extra cost) can be provided if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: Program Fee (with lodging): $102.50/person Program Fee (without lodging – one day only): $51.50/person Children under 12 years old – half off price Transportation: $10-20 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (7/30-7/31) Save the Date: JETAANY Summer Retreat

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the first-ever 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. Bus transportation (at an extra cost) can be provided if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: Program Fee (with lodging): $102.50/person Program Fee (without lodging – one day only): $51.50/person Children under 12 years old – half off price Transportation: $10-20 […]

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  • JETAA Book Club (September): The Man in the High Castle WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. Nothing says “summer beach read” like a dystopian alternative history tale set in 1962, with Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ruling over the former United States! Join us in September as we discuss Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle. Bonus viewing: Amazon Prime’s TV show of the same name. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    September JETAANY Book Club: The Man in the High Castle

    JETAA Book Club (September): The Man in the High Castle WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. Nothing says “summer beach read” like a dystopian alternative history tale set in 1962, with Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ruling over the former United States! Join us in September as we discuss Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle. Bonus viewing: Amazon Prime’s TV show of the same name. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join […]

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  •   JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2016 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise!

      JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]

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  • When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/04) Friendly Lunch with JTE’s

    When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve seen the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from traditional theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include:  Various dates beginning July 6 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15  This month, Village East Cinema presents four films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Every Wednesday and Thursday from July 6 through July 28 offers a chance to enjoy some Japan’s greatest and most influential animated films on the big screen. The morning screenings […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York – Studio Ghibli, JAPAN CUTS, Hotei, ‘Takarazuka CHICAGO,’ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve seen the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from traditional theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include:  Various dates beginning July 6 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15  This month, Village East Cinema presents four films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Every Wednesday and Thursday from July 6 through July 28 offers a chance to enjoy some Japan’s greatest and most influential animated films on the big screen. The morning screenings […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. From the roots of ancient Japan to the razzle-dazzle of Broadway, this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival will feature two very unique performances. First up from July 13-17 is Kanze Noh Theatre. Known for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree, this nearly 700-year-old dramatic form is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. A descendent of the founder of Noh, Kiyokazu Kanze and his troupe will present five different Noh dramas as well as two Kyogen, the customary comic interlude in a Noh program. July 20-24 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Lincoln Center Festival Debuts Takarazuka, Noh

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. From the roots of ancient Japan to the razzle-dazzle of Broadway, this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival will feature two very unique performances. First up from July 13-17 is Kanze Noh Theatre. Known for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree, this nearly 700-year-old dramatic form is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. A descendent of the founder of Noh, Kiyokazu Kanze and his troupe will present five different Noh dramas as well as two Kyogen, the customary comic interlude in a Noh program. July 20-24 […]

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  • By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio currently keeps the lights on by working at JTB USA while writing freelance in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. What has hair as sharp as needles, a tongue like a chameleon’s, and one empty eye socket to keep its father in? If you could only guess some kind of crazy monster…well, then you’re not far off! Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro is a manga volume collecting seven classic paranormal stories of the titular character from the 1960s. They include Kitaro’s origin, and yokai files with more information about his fascinating friends and enemies that endure in myth […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘The Birth of Kitaro’

    By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio currently keeps the lights on by working at JTB USA while writing freelance in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. What has hair as sharp as needles, a tongue like a chameleon’s, and one empty eye socket to keep its father in? If you could only guess some kind of crazy monster…well, then you’re not far off! Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro is a manga volume collecting seven classic paranormal stories of the titular character from the 1960s. They include Kitaro’s origin, and yokai files with more information about his fascinating friends and enemies that endure in myth […]

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  • When: Saturday, June 25, 4 pm –6:00 pm Where: Three Monkeys – 236 West 54Th Street Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. 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!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/25) Happy Hour with 2016 JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 25, 4 pm –6:00 pm Where: Three Monkeys – 236 West 54Th Street Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. 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!

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  • Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/29) Nihongo Dake Mini Golf

    Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!

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  • What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (7/14) JET Alum Alexis Sanborn speaking at “Through the Lunch Tray”

    What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]

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  • 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. Upon picking up the sixth volume of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, the first thought that popped into my head was that I would be introduced to epic Japanese works and/or more prominent authors from the country. After all, several award-winning writers—including Mieko Kawakami, Satoshi Kitamura and Hiroko Oyamada—produce works that appear in this volume. Quite possibly, some of the stories in this 21-piece set might become classics in Japanese literature. Or at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Monkey Business Volume 6’

    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. Upon picking up the sixth volume of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, the first thought that popped into my head was that I would be introduced to epic Japanese works and/or more prominent authors from the country. After all, several award-winning writers—including Mieko Kawakami, Satoshi Kitamura and Hiroko Oyamada—produce works that appear in this volume. Quite possibly, some of the stories in this 21-piece set might become classics in Japanese literature. Or at […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Thursday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. LuckyRice New York Feast Industry City, 233 37th Street (Brooklyn) $88 GA, $150 VIP Last appearing in Gotham for its Ramen Slurpfest back in October, this year’s New York Feast breathes new life this year as we move to a creative hub in Brooklyn to showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences: from Southeast Asia to Western China, from fine dining global restaurants to local superstar mom and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan —Nippon in New York: LuckyRice, New York Japan CineFest, cosplay party, AnimeNEXT

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Thursday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. LuckyRice New York Feast Industry City, 233 37th Street (Brooklyn) $88 GA, $150 VIP Last appearing in Gotham for its Ramen Slurpfest back in October, this year’s New York Feast breathes new life this year as we move to a creative hub in Brooklyn to showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences: from Southeast Asia to Western China, from fine dining global restaurants to local superstar mom and […]

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  • 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 25th 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 Sharing Buttons below -->

    (Sat 6/25) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2016 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 25th 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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  • JETAANY & USJETAA would like to invite you and other local JET alumni for a discussion and private reception at the Japan Society. You’ll learn more about the JET Alumni Association, at both the local and national levels.  As JETAANY grows to 2,000(!) members in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we are actively seeking support from our members to help host, plan, and lead the chapter. Date: Wednesday, May 25th Location: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York) Time: 5:30pm access to the museum, 6:30 meeting starts Please join us for: A presentation by USJETAA, the new 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit umbrella organization serving the 19 JETAA chapters across the United States Learning more about how to get involved […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY & USJETAA Private Reception for JET Alumni

    JETAANY & USJETAA would like to invite you and other local JET alumni for a discussion and private reception at the Japan Society. You’ll learn more about the JET Alumni Association, at both the local and national levels.  As JETAANY grows to 2,000(!) members in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we are actively seeking support from our members to help host, plan, and lead the chapter. Date: Wednesday, May 25th Location: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York) Time: 5:30pm access to the museum, 6:30 meeting starts Please join us for: A presentation by USJETAA, the new 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit umbrella organization serving the 19 JETAA chapters across the United States Learning more about how to get involved […]

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  • June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! The JETAANY Book Club selection for June is THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson. This Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is “part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love…a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/28) June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son

    June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! The JETAANY Book Club selection for June is THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson. This Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is “part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love…a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. Next month, New York Japan CineFest returns to Asia Society for two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers, highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema today. This annual festival was originally founded by two filmmakers, Yasu Suzuki and Kosuke Furukawa, and event producer Hiroshi Kono of Mar Creation, Inc. It debuted in 2012, and this year’s event is presented by Mar Creation and Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture, offering 13 short films ranging from five to 40 minutes each. While there are no official categories for New York Japan CineFest, genres include drama, comedy, documentary, animation, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: New York Japan CineFest

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. Next month, New York Japan CineFest returns to Asia Society for two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers, highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema today. This annual festival was originally founded by two filmmakers, Yasu Suzuki and Kosuke Furukawa, and event producer Hiroshi Kono of Mar Creation, Inc. It debuted in 2012, and this year’s event is presented by Mar Creation and Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture, offering 13 short films ranging from five to 40 minutes each. While there are no official categories for New York Japan CineFest, genres include drama, comedy, documentary, animation, […]

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  • 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. People from all over the world come to New York to launch their careers in entertainment. But can you do so in the world of Japanese music? Patrick Bartley has. A Florida native who was inspired at a young age by the sounds of classic video game scores like Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage, Bartley came to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music and later formed the J-MUSIC […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Patrick Bartley of J-MUSIC Ensemble

    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. People from all over the world come to New York to launch their careers in entertainment. But can you do so in the world of Japanese music? Patrick Bartley has. A Florida native who was inspired at a young age by the sounds of classic video game scores like Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage, Bartley came to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music and later formed the J-MUSIC […]

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  • Love Running? Love Ramen? Why not join the JETAANY Rameneers and wear this snazzy running shirt with our brand new logo. You must order by May 9th to get the early bird price of $11.50 per shirt ($12.50 if using PayPal), thanks to JET Alumni Association of New York! In the future, the price will likely be somewhere around $15 to $20. Color options: Red or White Gender: Men or Women Sizes: Small – 3XL T-shirt Quality: The shirts are 100% polyester birds pique knit flatback mesh. Athletic fit with reversed inset side panels and reflective piping. New Balance dry moisture management. Cost: $11.50 per shirt ($1 pay PayPal fee per shirt, unless paying with Venmo) STEP 1: Place Order […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Rameneers Running Shirt

    Love Running? Love Ramen? Why not join the JETAANY Rameneers and wear this snazzy running shirt with our brand new logo. You must order by May 9th to get the early bird price of $11.50 per shirt ($12.50 if using PayPal), thanks to JET Alumni Association of New York! In the future, the price will likely be somewhere around $15 to $20. Color options: Red or White Gender: Men or Women Sizes: Small – 3XL T-shirt Quality: The shirts are 100% polyester birds pique knit flatback mesh. Athletic fit with reversed inset side panels and reflective piping. New Balance dry moisture management. Cost: $11.50 per shirt ($1 pay PayPal fee per shirt, unless paying with Venmo) STEP 1: Place Order […]

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  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm Venue: Japan Society Auditorium (333 East 47th Street, NYC) Admission: Free RSVP: sunshine@nhkcma.com (Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and first come, first served.) NHK WORLD TV cordially invites JETAANY members & friends to a special English-language performance of rakugo (traditional Japanese storytelling) by Katsura Sunshine, on the topic of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints). The performance will be live-taped for future broadcast on the NHK WORLD TV channel as part of the “Dive into UKIYO-E” series RSVP: sunshine@nhkcma.com (Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and first come, first served.)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (5/11) Free Rakugo Performance by Katsura Sunshine

    Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm Venue: Japan Society Auditorium (333 East 47th Street, NYC) Admission: Free RSVP: sunshine@nhkcma.com (Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and first come, first served.) NHK WORLD TV cordially invites JETAANY members & friends to a special English-language performance of rakugo (traditional Japanese storytelling) by Katsura Sunshine, on the topic of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints). The performance will be live-taped for future broadcast on the NHK WORLD TV channel as part of the “Dive into UKIYO-E” series RSVP: sunshine@nhkcma.com (Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and first come, first served.)

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  • By Heather Wilson Tomoyasu (Ibaraki-ken, 2004-06) for JQ magazine. Heather is a vlogger and blogger on her site US Japan Fam, author of “Legit Ways to Make Money from Home” (available on Kindle and iTunes), social media consultant, and mommy to twins plus one! You can follow and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. After a popular debut in his first children’s book, You Look Yummy, our tough but lovable friend Tyrannosaurus is back and better than ever thanks to author Tatsuya Miyanishi and his English publisher, Museyon (who also brought you 2014’s Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear). The second of a 13-book series, You Are My Best Friend features a similar transformation of the dinosaur from a violent and selfish creature to a kind and caring one, this time through […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘You Are My Best Friend’

    By Heather Wilson Tomoyasu (Ibaraki-ken, 2004-06) for JQ magazine. Heather is a vlogger and blogger on her site US Japan Fam, author of “Legit Ways to Make Money from Home” (available on Kindle and iTunes), social media consultant, and mommy to twins plus one! You can follow and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. After a popular debut in his first children’s book, You Look Yummy, our tough but lovable friend Tyrannosaurus is back and better than ever thanks to author Tatsuya Miyanishi and his English publisher, Museyon (who also brought you 2014’s Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear). The second of a 13-book series, You Are My Best Friend features a similar transformation of the dinosaur from a violent and selfish creature to a kind and caring one, this time through […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. Babymetal PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway $49.50 New York City welcomes the return of Babymetal, a genre-smashing trio of teenage girls who perform a fusion of metal and idol music dubbed kawaii(cute) metal. After playing to a capacity crowd at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2014, the group returns to support its second album Metal Resistance, now available on Amazon and iTunes. After playing venues like the Tokyo Dome and Wembley Arena in London, Babymetal is poised to become one […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan — Nippon in New York: Babymetal, Anime Fan Fest, Coppé, Eir Aoi, Hatsune Miku

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. Babymetal PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway $49.50 New York City welcomes the return of Babymetal, a genre-smashing trio of teenage girls who perform a fusion of metal and idol music dubbed kawaii(cute) metal. After playing to a capacity crowd at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2014, the group returns to support its second album Metal Resistance, now available on Amazon and iTunes. After playing venues like the Tokyo Dome and Wembley Arena in London, Babymetal is poised to become one […]

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