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  • When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/29) Volunteer at Obake Family Day at Japan Society [sign up by 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea

  • When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/20-10/22) JETAA Trip to Hershey

    When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]

  • When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/1) Fall Hike

    When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]

  • When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] 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! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata Bar Hop

    When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] 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! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]

  • NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata & Obi Workshop [RSVP by 9/29]

    NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]

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  • When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/29) Volunteer at Obake Family Day at Japan Society [sign up by 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea

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  • When: Thursday, October 26, 7pm-10pm Where: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge 140 East 27th Street (btwn Third Ave and Lexington) Cost: $5 to play (pay in-person); Please order drinks and food a la carte from waitstaff. RSVP: Let others know you’re going on the Facebook event page! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Mark your calendars and bring your thinking caps, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAANY trivia master? -Do you know the average air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? -Do you know exactly how much wood a woodchuck would chuck? -Do you know the exact number of layers of steel in a samurai’s katana? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/26) Pub Trivia Night

    When: Thursday, October 26, 7pm-10pm Where: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge 140 East 27th Street (btwn Third Ave and Lexington) Cost: $5 to play (pay in-person); Please order drinks and food a la carte from waitstaff. RSVP: Let others know you’re going on the Facebook event page! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Mark your calendars and bring your thinking caps, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAANY trivia master? -Do you know the average air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? -Do you know exactly how much wood a woodchuck would chuck? -Do you know the exact number of layers of steel in a samurai’s katana? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET […]

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  • When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/20-10/22) JETAA Trip to Hershey

    When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]

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  •   When: Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm-8pm Who: JET alumni, especially recent returners Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook, or e-mail Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org There is a lot of support for JETs while we are in Japan: JTE’s and Supervisors, AJET Block reps, local Ken reps, AJET and the AJET Peer Support Group, as well as the collective wisdom of all the sempai JETs in your area. JET does a pretty good job of transitioning us back home and handing us off to your local alumni chapter, but rarely do we take the time to just think and talk about our time in Japan and debrief the whole experience. When people ask “How was Japan!?” (in a completely […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/3) JETAANY Recent Returner Debrief Hangout

      When: Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm-8pm Who: JET alumni, especially recent returners Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook, or e-mail Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org There is a lot of support for JETs while we are in Japan: JTE’s and Supervisors, AJET Block reps, local Ken reps, AJET and the AJET Peer Support Group, as well as the collective wisdom of all the sempai JETs in your area. JET does a pretty good job of transitioning us back home and handing us off to your local alumni chapter, but rarely do we take the time to just think and talk about our time in Japan and debrief the whole experience. When people ask “How was Japan!?” (in a completely […]

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  • When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/1) Fall Hike

    When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]

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  • When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] 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! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata Bar Hop

    When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] 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! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]

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  • NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata & Obi Workshop [RSVP by 9/29]

    NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]

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  • By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a New York City–based provider of top quality Japanese interpreting, translating and writing/editing services. Starting from her initial encounter with Japan in her teens, she has built up a consummate understanding of the country‘s language and culture, enabling her to seamlessly traverse between Japan and the U.S. and serve as a bridge between the two. For more information, visit www.stacysmith.webs.com. As a writer, Stacy also shares tidbits and trends with her own observations in the periodic series WIT Life. Having spent three years on JET in Kumamoto, home of nationwide sensation Kumamon who didn’t yet exist when I was there, I must honestly say that I approach bear characters with slight trepidation. However, I was delightfully surprised to love […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels’

    By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a New York City–based provider of top quality Japanese interpreting, translating and writing/editing services. Starting from her initial encounter with Japan in her teens, she has built up a consummate understanding of the country‘s language and culture, enabling her to seamlessly traverse between Japan and the U.S. and serve as a bridge between the two. For more information, visit www.stacysmith.webs.com. As a writer, Stacy also shares tidbits and trends with her own observations in the periodic series WIT Life. Having spent three years on JET in Kumamoto, home of nationwide sensation Kumamon who didn’t yet exist when I was there, I must honestly say that I approach bear characters with slight trepidation. However, I was delightfully surprised to love […]

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  • Location: JLGC (Japan Local Government Center 3 Park Ave, 20th Floor (34th & Park) Time: 6pm – 8pm RSVP: There are only 10 spots! RSVP on our Facebook Event here Questions: Email Wendy at president[at]jetaany.org Enjoy a catered Mexican dinner and English conversation with 10 high school students visiting from Iwate. They will be accompanied by their JET CIR (Nick from the UK) and representatives from their local government office. The students are part of a selective program that is visiting New York, Washington DC, and Toronto to practice their English. Last year we had a great time introducing them to Halloween. JETs who were placed in the Tohoku region are especially welcome. We have about 10 spots, so please RSVP […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    10/23 Reception With Iwate High School Students

    Location: JLGC (Japan Local Government Center 3 Park Ave, 20th Floor (34th & Park) Time: 6pm – 8pm RSVP: There are only 10 spots! RSVP on our Facebook Event here Questions: Email Wendy at president[at]jetaany.org Enjoy a catered Mexican dinner and English conversation with 10 high school students visiting from Iwate. They will be accompanied by their JET CIR (Nick from the UK) and representatives from their local government office. The students are part of a selective program that is visiting New York, Washington DC, and Toronto to practice their English. Last year we had a great time introducing them to Halloween. JETs who were placed in the Tohoku region are especially welcome. We have about 10 spots, so please RSVP […]

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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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Friday, Sept. 8, 6:45 p.m. Sake Social 2017 The Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street $70, $60 members The Nippon Club will present “Sake Social 2017″, featuring a sake tasting with 14 different “Kuramoto” (sake brewers) from Japan, on 9/8 (Fri). From Fukui to Yamaguchi, each Kuramoto will bring 2 types of Sake to the event, so you can enjoy 28 types of Sake and Chef Yasuoka’s tasty appetizers. For […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Collision: Brooklyn, ‘Four Nights of Dream,’ The Joy of Sake

    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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Friday, Sept. 8, 6:45 p.m. Sake Social 2017 The Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street $70, $60 members The Nippon Club will present “Sake Social 2017″, featuring a sake tasting with 14 different “Kuramoto” (sake brewers) from Japan, on 9/8 (Fri). From Fukui to Yamaguchi, each Kuramoto will bring 2 types of Sake to the event, so you can enjoy 28 types of Sake and Chef Yasuoka’s tasty appetizers. For […]

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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. Autumn in New York is the season for delectable dishes, and this month has two unmissable events on the calendar. First comes the annual LUCKYRICE New York Feast at Mandarin Oriental on September 22. Founded by Danielle Chang in 2010, this eagerly awaited event will once again showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences, along with avant-garde spots, fine dining establishments and local superstar mom and pop shops. Tradition becomes progressive in this mash-up of culinary cuisines, with drinks provided by Asahi Beer and Suntory Whisky (for even more LUCKYRICE, check out their EPIC-urean Asian […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: LUCKYRICE and The Joy of Sake

    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. Autumn in New York is the season for delectable dishes, and this month has two unmissable events on the calendar. First comes the annual LUCKYRICE New York Feast at Mandarin Oriental on September 22. Founded by Danielle Chang in 2010, this eagerly awaited event will once again showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences, along with avant-garde spots, fine dining establishments and local superstar mom and pop shops. Tradition becomes progressive in this mash-up of culinary cuisines, with drinks provided by Asahi Beer and Suntory Whisky (for even more LUCKYRICE, check out their EPIC-urean Asian […]

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  • By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi–ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston received a BA in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in Japanese at the University of California, Davis. After spending an amazing year on JET in Yamanashi, he spent a year writing and interning with book publishing companies in New York. He currently lives in Cupertino, where he continues to cover local Japan–related stories for JQ. This season, Vertical Comics releases two notable titles. The first is She and Her Cat, a story by acclaimed animator Makoto Shinkai, the mastermind behind 5 Centimeters Per Second and Your Name. The second is Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz — Glory of the Losers, a multi-volume adventure starring everyone’s favorite fighting mecha. […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘She and Her Cat’ and ‘Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz — Glory of the Losers’

    By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi–ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston received a BA in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in Japanese at the University of California, Davis. After spending an amazing year on JET in Yamanashi, he spent a year writing and interning with book publishing companies in New York. He currently lives in Cupertino, where he continues to cover local Japan–related stories for JQ. This season, Vertical Comics releases two notable titles. The first is She and Her Cat, a story by acclaimed animator Makoto Shinkai, the mastermind behind 5 Centimeters Per Second and Your Name. The second is Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz — Glory of the Losers, a multi-volume adventure starring everyone’s favorite fighting mecha. […]

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  • When: Saturday, September 16, 11:15am-1:35pm Where: Near the 2/5 Winthrop Street Subway Station in Brooklyn (details will be emailed to attendees a few days before the event) Cost: $20 early-bird registration (until 9/7) $25 regular registration RSVP: **registration closed** Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Whether you’re nuts for nattō or reading about Japan’s ancient superfood for the first time, join us for a cozy end-of-summer brunch celebrating the magic of these probiotic beans. We’ll enjoy a brunch of nattō alongside delicious dishes, some with a creative twist! Between tastings, you’ll learn what makes nattō so good for you and how to make your own supply at home.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/16) Let’s Enjoy Nattō Together! (BYOB brunch)

    When: Saturday, September 16, 11:15am-1:35pm Where: Near the 2/5 Winthrop Street Subway Station in Brooklyn (details will be emailed to attendees a few days before the event) Cost: $20 early-bird registration (until 9/7) $25 regular registration RSVP: **registration closed** Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Whether you’re nuts for nattō or reading about Japan’s ancient superfood for the first time, join us for a cozy end-of-summer brunch celebrating the magic of these probiotic beans. We’ll enjoy a brunch of nattō alongside delicious dishes, some with a creative twist! Between tastings, you’ll learn what makes nattō so good for you and how to make your own supply at home.

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  • Celebrate the fall with JETAANY! Spend the day reveling in fall harvest activities. Join us as we participate in a Metro-North one day getaway to the Hudson Valley.  We’ll have a chance to: –          Pick apples –          Explore a local farm –          Take in scenic views of the Hudson Valley –          Purchase organic vegetables, eggs, and grass-fed meats –          Enjoy artisanal ice cream –          And more… When: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 9:30am-7:45pm Meet at the clock in the middle of the Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal at 9:30am sharp (the train leaves at 9:43am). We will be back in NYC at 7:48pm. Cost:* Adults: $33.50 round-trip ticket plus $20 deposit** Children 5-11: $8 round-trip ticket plus $20 deposit** Children under 5: […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/17) Fall Harvest & Apple Picking Tour

    Celebrate the fall with JETAANY! Spend the day reveling in fall harvest activities. Join us as we participate in a Metro-North one day getaway to the Hudson Valley.  We’ll have a chance to: –          Pick apples –          Explore a local farm –          Take in scenic views of the Hudson Valley –          Purchase organic vegetables, eggs, and grass-fed meats –          Enjoy artisanal ice cream –          And more… When: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 9:30am-7:45pm Meet at the clock in the middle of the Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal at 9:30am sharp (the train leaves at 9:43am). We will be back in NYC at 7:48pm. Cost:* Adults: $33.50 round-trip ticket plus $20 deposit** Children 5-11: $8 round-trip ticket plus $20 deposit** Children under 5: […]

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  • Come join us for some Friday night baseball! Inviting JET alumni, friends, and family to Citi Field on Friday, September 22 at 7:10pm to watch the New York Mets play the Washington Nationals! It will be the last Mets Friday night home game during the regular season. A great way to close out the baseball season! JETAANY has purchased a block of tickets in the Promenade Infield area. It will also be a Free Shirt Friday! All fans in attendance will receive a uniquely designed Mets T-shirt. **Details** When: Friday, September 22 at 7:10pm Where: Citi Field Tickets: **SOLD OUT** Promenade Infield (Section 512) [Early bird] $27 per ticket [Regular] $30 per ticket *Early bird price ends at 11:59pm on […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/22) SOLD OUT – Friday Night Baseball! (Mets vs. Nationals)

    Come join us for some Friday night baseball! Inviting JET alumni, friends, and family to Citi Field on Friday, September 22 at 7:10pm to watch the New York Mets play the Washington Nationals! It will be the last Mets Friday night home game during the regular season. A great way to close out the baseball season! JETAANY has purchased a block of tickets in the Promenade Infield area. It will also be a Free Shirt Friday! All fans in attendance will receive a uniquely designed Mets T-shirt. **Details** When: Friday, September 22 at 7:10pm Where: Citi Field Tickets: **SOLD OUT** Promenade Infield (Section 512) [Early bird] $27 per ticket [Regular] $30 per ticket *Early bird price ends at 11:59pm on […]

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  • When: Sunday, August 27th (10am – until we can’t hop!) Where: East Village (4th Ave btw 9thー10th St) Astor Place station [6 train] 8th St station [R,W trains] Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook! Questions: Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Summer’s not over until September 21st (at least according to the official calendar), so let’s keep the summer going with a Yukata meetup in Manhattan! Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei! Meet us at the JAPANFes Summer Festival in East Village. We’ll take a stroll through the festival, enjoy yummy Japanese treats, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple other bars in the area (still […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/27) Yukata Meetup: Summer Festival and Bar Crawl

    When: Sunday, August 27th (10am – until we can’t hop!) Where: East Village (4th Ave btw 9thー10th St) Astor Place station [6 train] 8th St station [R,W trains] Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook! Questions: Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Summer’s not over until September 21st (at least according to the official calendar), so let’s keep the summer going with a Yukata meetup in Manhattan! Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei! Meet us at the JAPANFes Summer Festival in East Village. We’ll take a stroll through the festival, enjoy yummy Japanese treats, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple other bars in the area (still […]

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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. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 15-20, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Bob James feat. special guests Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third Street $20, $35 The career of multi-Grammy winner Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn as he continues to captivate audiences throughout the world for more than […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Bob James, Liberty City Anime Con, PLAY NYC

    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. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 15-20, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Bob James feat. special guests Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third Street $20, $35 The career of multi-Grammy winner Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn as he continues to captivate audiences throughout the world for more than […]

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  • JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 16–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 16, 6:45pm–10:30pm 6:45pm–7:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 7:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 10:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/16) 2017 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 16–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 16, 6:45pm–10:30pm 6:45pm–7:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 7:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 10:30 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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  • 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. There are certain moments we remember clearly as if they happened only yesterday, whether they are monumental historical events or natural disasters. But how would you tell stories centering on those moments? Teiichi Sato has a go at it in The Seed of Hope in the Heart. In the memoir, Sato, an Iwate Prefecture seed shop owner, survives the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami but sees his beloved seed shop crumble. This plunges him into the task […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The Seed of Hope in the Heart’

    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. There are certain moments we remember clearly as if they happened only yesterday, whether they are monumental historical events or natural disasters. But how would you tell stories centering on those moments? Teiichi Sato has a go at it in The Seed of Hope in the Heart. In the memoir, Sato, an Iwate Prefecture seed shop owner, survives the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami but sees his beloved seed shop crumble. This plunges him into the task […]

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  • When: Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Who: JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET), particularly those working in the medical field or who have spent time in the Tohoku and Kanazawa/Hokuriku areas Where:  PS450 (450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016) Cost:  Attendees pay for their own food & drinks Questions:  Email Andy at events[at]jetaany.org, or via Facebook   Come have a drink and network with JET alumni, friends, and our special guests: 9 medical students from Kanazawa University in Japan, led by professor and JET alum Andrew Schneider. We have reserved a space in the lounge of PS450 starting at 6 PM. There are happy hour specials on food, beer, wine, and cocktails until 8 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/24) Networking Happy Hour with Kanazawa Med Students

    When: Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Who: JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET), particularly those working in the medical field or who have spent time in the Tohoku and Kanazawa/Hokuriku areas Where:  PS450 (450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016) Cost:  Attendees pay for their own food & drinks Questions:  Email Andy at events[at]jetaany.org, or via Facebook   Come have a drink and network with JET alumni, friends, and our special guests: 9 medical students from Kanazawa University in Japan, led by professor and JET alum Andrew Schneider. We have reserved a space in the lounge of PS450 starting at 6 PM. There are happy hour specials on food, beer, wine, and cocktails until 8 […]

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