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  • Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 14th On Sunday, May 14th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need 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. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (5/14) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 14th On Sunday, May 14th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need 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. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s […]

  • Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 20th at noon/ $20 (Wednesday, March 22nd – cash at the door) 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: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook The […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/22) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange Networking Event!

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 20th at noon/ $20 (Wednesday, March 22nd – cash at the door) 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: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook The […]

  • Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/5) JETAANY Shinnenkai 2017 – Brunch Edition!

    Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian

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  • 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: Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. An Evening with George Takei BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue $35-$75 Actor and social justice activist George Takei brings his uncanny eloquence and signature wit to BAM. In this very special evening, he shares the story of his Japanese-American family’s forced internment during World War II, a seemingly forgotten part of American history. He also takes audiences through […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — George Takei, Tokyo x Brooklyn, Japan Day @ Central Park

    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: Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. An Evening with George Takei BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue $35-$75 Actor and social justice activist George Takei brings his uncanny eloquence and signature wit to BAM. In this very special evening, he shares the story of his Japanese-American family’s forced internment during World War II, a seemingly forgotten part of American history. He also takes audiences through […]

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  • 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. What do you get when you take candy-coated J-pop idol fashion, frenetic European folk accordion melodies, and a stuffed pink pig—all happening on the same stage? You get Charan-Po-Rantan, the “alternative chanson” duo of sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion). Their music is an eclectic, multi-ethnic mix that combines originals from Koharu with inspired cover tunes ranging from Puffy to “Hava Nagilah” to the Super Mario Brothers theme, creating an infectious live experience. Originally formed in 2009 and signed as Avex recording artists in 2014, Charan-Po-Rantan’s latest album was released in January. This popular live act […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Charan-Po-Rantan Returns to New York

    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. What do you get when you take candy-coated J-pop idol fashion, frenetic European folk accordion melodies, and a stuffed pink pig—all happening on the same stage? You get Charan-Po-Rantan, the “alternative chanson” duo of sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion). Their music is an eclectic, multi-ethnic mix that combines originals from Koharu with inspired cover tunes ranging from Puffy to “Hava Nagilah” to the Super Mario Brothers theme, creating an infectious live experience. Originally formed in 2009 and signed as Avex recording artists in 2014, Charan-Po-Rantan’s latest album was released in January. This popular live act […]

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  • Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 14th On Sunday, May 14th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need 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. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (5/14) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 14th On Sunday, May 14th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need 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. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s […]

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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.   One Golden Week afternoon after exploring Okayama Castle, I decided to stroll over to nearby Kōraku-en Garden. Mainly because it was there and I wasn’t sure what else to do in Okayama. But once I stepped on the premises of the garden, a sense of serenity fell over me as did the feeling I felt like I had found a gem, as well as a place where time stood still. What is the world of these […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Japanese Garden Notes’

    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.   One Golden Week afternoon after exploring Okayama Castle, I decided to stroll over to nearby Kōraku-en Garden. Mainly because it was there and I wasn’t sure what else to do in Okayama. But once I stepped on the premises of the garden, a sense of serenity fell over me as did the feeling I felt like I had found a gem, as well as a place where time stood still. What is the world of these […]

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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. 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: Now playing Your Name Various locations, subtitled and dubbed $14-$16.29 Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices), the highest-grossing internationally released anime film in history finally comes to America! The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Your Name,’ Miyavi, Charan-Po-Rantan

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Now playing Your Name Various locations, subtitled and dubbed $14-$16.29 Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices), the highest-grossing internationally released anime film in history finally comes to America! The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence […]

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  • By Greg Beck (Hiroshima-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Never mind that Your Name has become the highest-grossing Japanese film internationally, anime or otherwise; this creative and beautiful film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices) draws on everything reverent in Japanese history and culture, celebrates the modern metropolis that is Tokyo, and tugs at your heartstrings while embracing the silly and universally relatable challenges of the human experience. You do […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Your Name’

    By Greg Beck (Hiroshima-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Never mind that Your Name has become the highest-grossing Japanese film internationally, anime or otherwise; this creative and beautiful film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices) draws on everything reverent in Japanese history and culture, celebrates the modern metropolis that is Tokyo, and tugs at your heartstrings while embracing the silly and universally relatable challenges of the human experience. You do […]

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  • Tuesday, April 18th is fast approaching and if you are still in need to file your taxes considering going to HR Block.  This referral program for new clients will donate $20 to JETAANY if you show this referral flyer with our non-profit ID on it.  Download referral letter If you have any questions Contact John Sandoval (JET Alum Mie ’92-’94) john.sandoval@tax.hrblock.com<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Get your taxes done by HR Block and $20 goes to JETAANY

    Tuesday, April 18th is fast approaching and if you are still in need to file your taxes considering going to HR Block.  This referral program for new clients will donate $20 to JETAANY if you show this referral flyer with our non-profit ID on it.  Download referral letter If you have any questions Contact John Sandoval (JET Alum Mie ’92-’94) john.sandoval@tax.hrblock.com

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  • Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 20th at noon/ $20 (Wednesday, March 22nd – cash at the door) 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: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook The […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/22) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange Networking Event!

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 20th at noon/ $20 (Wednesday, March 22nd – cash at the door) 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: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook The […]

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  • 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. Tucked between Oscar and cherry blossom season, March offers an unmissable array of concerts, performances and exhibitions, appealing to both modern and traditional tastes. This month’s highlights include: March 1-4, 7:30 p.m. Kodo: Dadan 2017 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Brooklyn) $32-$65 Emanating an ancient cavernous thunder, a group of disciplined, muscled bodies pound traditional Japanese drums with sticks the size of a forearm. With these performances of Dadan (Drumming Man), Japan’s preeminent taiko ensemble, Kodo, celebrates its 35th anniversary and showcases the spectacular sonic possibilities of these time-honored instruments, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Kodo, Balloon Ninja, ‘Ghost in the Shell’

    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. Tucked between Oscar and cherry blossom season, March offers an unmissable array of concerts, performances and exhibitions, appealing to both modern and traditional tastes. This month’s highlights include: March 1-4, 7:30 p.m. Kodo: Dadan 2017 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Brooklyn) $32-$65 Emanating an ancient cavernous thunder, a group of disciplined, muscled bodies pound traditional Japanese drums with sticks the size of a forearm. With these performances of Dadan (Drumming Man), Japan’s preeminent taiko ensemble, Kodo, celebrates its 35th anniversary and showcases the spectacular sonic possibilities of these time-honored instruments, […]

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  • 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. Now celebrating its 20th year, the New York International Children’s Film Festival returns this month, continuing its mission to cultivate an appreciation for the arts for moviegoers of all ages. Anime films are a staple of NYICFF, and this year’s citywide selections are “Rudolf the Black Cat” (Feb. 25, March 4-5, 19), a modern-day CGI-animated tale of two kitties that celebrates the wonder of discovery; “Panda! Go Panda!” (Feb. 26, March 5, 11, 18), a retro classic from 1972 directed by Isao Takahata and featuring original concepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki; and “Ancien and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Your Name’ Premieres at NYICFF

    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. Now celebrating its 20th year, the New York International Children’s Film Festival returns this month, continuing its mission to cultivate an appreciation for the arts for moviegoers of all ages. Anime films are a staple of NYICFF, and this year’s citywide selections are “Rudolf the Black Cat” (Feb. 25, March 4-5, 19), a modern-day CGI-animated tale of two kitties that celebrates the wonder of discovery; “Panda! Go Panda!” (Feb. 26, March 5, 11, 18), a retro classic from 1972 directed by Isao Takahata and featuring original concepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki; and “Ancien and […]

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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. On January 30 of this year, you may have noticed a certain bespectacled figure serving as the Google Doodle: Fred Korematsu. Possibly unknown to many of you (In fact, I didn’t know the name until several days prior to his being honored by Google), Korematsu was nonetheless an important civil rights figure of the 20th century and has gotten the recognition he deserves as in recent years, with Fred Korematsu Day being celebrated in several states. Now, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Fred Korematsu Speaks Up’

    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. On January 30 of this year, you may have noticed a certain bespectacled figure serving as the Google Doodle: Fred Korematsu. Possibly unknown to many of you (In fact, I didn’t know the name until several days prior to his being honored by Google), Korematsu was nonetheless an important civil rights figure of the 20th century and has gotten the recognition he deserves as in recent years, with Fred Korematsu Day being celebrated in several states. Now, […]

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  • Date: Wednesday, March 1st Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Location: Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor) Registration: Fill out this google doc Cost: Free! *While this event is free, please fill out the form to register as we need an accurate headcount for food. Join JET Alumni Lee Uehara and Alex Varney for a conversation about starting a business, digital marketing/PR fundamentals, useful (and often free) online tools, and general things to keep in mind when bringing a product or service to life and marketing it. Lee is a serial entrepreneur with a string of businesses under her belt, and Alex provides PR, digital marketing, and event management services at an integrated digital marketing/communications firm. Both look forward […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    3/1 So You Wanna Start a Business?

    Date: Wednesday, March 1st Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Location: Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor) Registration: Fill out this google doc Cost: Free! *While this event is free, please fill out the form to register as we need an accurate headcount for food. Join JET Alumni Lee Uehara and Alex Varney for a conversation about starting a business, digital marketing/PR fundamentals, useful (and often free) online tools, and general things to keep in mind when bringing a product or service to life and marketing it. Lee is a serial entrepreneur with a string of businesses under her belt, and Alex provides PR, digital marketing, and event management services at an integrated digital marketing/communications firm. Both look forward […]

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  • Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/5) JETAANY Shinnenkai 2017 – Brunch Edition!

    Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian

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  • Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this awesome annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC, we volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono Fitting -Origami -Japanese Writing -Chopstick Challenge -Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) -Japanese Dancing *The event runs from 12:00-3:00PM, but volunteers will also be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 25th 2017 *12:00-3:00PM Where: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th Floor What: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to kids RSVP: Via this google doc Cost: No Cost to Attend. Mark yourself as attending on Facebook and email […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/25) Japan-a-Mania 2017

    Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this awesome annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC, we volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono Fitting -Origami -Japanese Writing -Chopstick Challenge -Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) -Japanese Dancing *The event runs from 12:00-3:00PM, but volunteers will also be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 25th 2017 *12:00-3:00PM Where: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th Floor What: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to kids RSVP: Via this google doc Cost: No Cost to Attend. Mark yourself as attending on Facebook and email […]

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  • Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by March 24th. Contact Marc at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association in New York?  JETAANY is looking for new leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website If you wish to be considered for a […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for 2017 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by March 24th. Contact Marc at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association in New York?  JETAANY is looking for new leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website If you wish to be considered for a […]

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  • 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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from an exhibition that will transport you to another time and place, some new an classic anime screenings, and a mash-up multimedia performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now through May 14 Hello from Japan! Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street $12 children and adults, $8 seniors  Back for the new year, this exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. Children will have fun learning about […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Your Name’ Premiere, Hougaku Quartet, ‘Girl X’

    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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from an exhibition that will transport you to another time and place, some new an classic anime screenings, and a mash-up multimedia performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now through May 14 Hello from Japan! Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street $12 children and adults, $8 seniors  Back for the new year, this exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. Children will have fun learning about […]

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  • Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Wednesday 2/22 Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for Candidates for JETAANY’s Board of Directors – 2/22 Deadline

    Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Wednesday 2/22 Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). For more of his articles, click here. On Jan. 12-13, Yoshiki of the band X Japan—the nation’s number one rock group, which has sold out the 55,000 seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times and has moved more than 30 million singles and albums since forming in the 1980s—fulfilled a lifelong dream by debuting, and also selling out, two consecutive nights at Carnegie Hall in New York City with his Yoshiki Classical Special performance. Backed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuga Cohler with arrangements by Shelly Berg, the nearly three-hour concert brought an arena vibe to the traditional concert hall setting. Featuring a mix of X Japan classics, new material, and pitch perfect renditions from the book […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Concert Recap: Yoshiki Classical Special at Carnegie Hall

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). For more of his articles, click here. On Jan. 12-13, Yoshiki of the band X Japan—the nation’s number one rock group, which has sold out the 55,000 seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times and has moved more than 30 million singles and albums since forming in the 1980s—fulfilled a lifelong dream by debuting, and also selling out, two consecutive nights at Carnegie Hall in New York City with his Yoshiki Classical Special performance. Backed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuga Cohler with arrangements by Shelly Berg, the nearly three-hour concert brought an arena vibe to the traditional concert hall setting. Featuring a mix of X Japan classics, new material, and pitch perfect renditions from the book […]

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  • 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. While riding the bullet train through Japan in 1989, the New York filmmaker Martin Scorsese was reading “Silence,” the award-winning 1966 Japanese historical novel by Shusaku Endo abut a Jesuit missionary’s persecution in 17th century Japan at a time when Christianity was practiced in secret following a national prohibition that lasted well into the mid-19th century. Drawing from some of Endo’s personal experiences as a Japanese Catholic (as well as the director’s own religious upbringing as an altar boy in Little Italy), the film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, and Tadanobu Asano. […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

    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. While riding the bullet train through Japan in 1989, the New York filmmaker Martin Scorsese was reading “Silence,” the award-winning 1966 Japanese historical novel by Shusaku Endo abut a Jesuit missionary’s persecution in 17th century Japan at a time when Christianity was practiced in secret following a national prohibition that lasted well into the mid-19th century. Drawing from some of Endo’s personal experiences as a Japanese Catholic (as well as the director’s own religious upbringing as an altar boy in Little Italy), the film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, and Tadanobu Asano. […]

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  • Date: Wednesday January 25th Time: 6pm Location: Japan Local Government Office 3 Park Ave (34thStreet), 20th Floor Cost: Free RSVP on Facebook or to monica.yuki@jetaausa.com so we can have an accurate headcount for food. If you have a passion for something and want to share it with others JETAANY need your help! JETAANY is looking for alumni interested in a leadership role and/or being a part of a committee to plan and host events in all the 5 boroughs, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Philly in 2017. Come learn how to get involved with JETAANY and what is on the horizon.  Over the past 30 years, we’ve been fortunate to have JET Alumni come from a variety of backgrounds, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/25) JETAANY Brainstorming Session – Share Ideas & Get Involved!

    Date: Wednesday January 25th Time: 6pm Location: Japan Local Government Office 3 Park Ave (34thStreet), 20th Floor Cost: Free RSVP on Facebook or to monica.yuki@jetaausa.com so we can have an accurate headcount for food. If you have a passion for something and want to share it with others JETAANY need your help! JETAANY is looking for alumni interested in a leadership role and/or being a part of a committee to plan and host events in all the 5 boroughs, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Philly in 2017. Come learn how to get involved with JETAANY and what is on the horizon.  Over the past 30 years, we’ve been fortunate to have JET Alumni come from a variety of backgrounds, […]

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