Archive for April, 2007

  • Friday, April 27th, 2007. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first official visit to the U.S. As part of his visit, that afternoon at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in DC he met with JETAA representatives from DC and around the country, including JETAA New York President Rob Tuck and Secretary Carol Elk. Also present was JETAANY member Linda Kim, invited because of her stay in Yamaguchi, Abe’s home prefecture. Abe gave a short speech highlighting the importance of 20 years of the JET Program in US-Japan relations, then, accompanied by his wife and Deputy Cabinet Secretary Shimomura Hakubun, met and spoke briefly with each of the assembled JETs and posed for individual photos afterwards. More pictures in the Gallery.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Officers Visit Japanese Embassy in DC

    Friday, April 27th, 2007. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first official visit to the U.S. As part of his visit, that afternoon at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in DC he met with JETAA representatives from DC and around the country, including JETAA New York President Rob Tuck and Secretary Carol Elk. Also present was JETAANY member Linda Kim, invited because of her stay in Yamaguchi, Abe’s home prefecture. Abe gave a short speech highlighting the importance of 20 years of the JET Program in US-Japan relations, then, accompanied by his wife and Deputy Cabinet Secretary Shimomura Hakubun, met and spoke briefly with each of the assembled JETs and posed for individual photos afterwards. More pictures in the Gallery.

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  • You do not want to miss this issue of the Spring 2007 “Fun of Our Lives” Issue of the JETAANY Newsletter! Find it here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Spring 2007 Newsletter

    You do not want to miss this issue of the Spring 2007 “Fun of Our Lives” Issue of the JETAANY Newsletter! Find it here.

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  • Pictures from the Nihongo Dake Dinner and the Sakura Matsuri are now online in the Gallery!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner and Sakura Matsuri Photos

    Pictures from the Nihongo Dake Dinner and the Sakura Matsuri are now online in the Gallery!

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  • Join us for this JETAANY exclusive event. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested so I can get a final headcount. Thanks!!  Time: 6:30pm Place: Chelsea Art Museum – 556 West 22nd St., NYC RSVP to Megan at vp.jetaany@yahoo.com BY MONDAY 4/23 Cost: Free for JETAANY Members; $6 for FOJs<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Miwa Yanagi Exhibit with Private Curator Tour – Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8 pm

    Join us for this JETAANY exclusive event. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested so I can get a final headcount. Thanks!!  Time: 6:30pm Place: Chelsea Art Museum – 556 West 22nd St., NYC RSVP to Megan at vp.jetaany@yahoo.com BY MONDAY 4/23 Cost: Free for JETAANY Members; $6 for FOJs

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  • Where The Nippon Club 145 W 57th St # 6, New York, NY (212) 581-2223 When Saturday, 16 June 2007 9:30 a.m.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Pre-Departure Orientation

    Where The Nippon Club 145 W 57th St # 6, New York, NY (212) 581-2223 When Saturday, 16 June 2007 9:30 a.m.

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  • It’s back again – the chance to chow down on top-quality Japanese food, get your Japanese back into shape and meet all sorts of interesting people. This month, we’re at Inase sushi (1586 1st Ave, between E. 82nd and 83rd St), which comes highly recommended – the chef is apparently a veteran of the fancy mid-town sushi places none of us can afford to go to. We kick off at 6:45 p.m. Places are limited, so RSVP ASAP to Rob Tuck at president@jetaany.org. Thanks!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner

    It’s back again – the chance to chow down on top-quality Japanese food, get your Japanese back into shape and meet all sorts of interesting people. This month, we’re at Inase sushi (1586 1st Ave, between E. 82nd and 83rd St), which comes highly recommended – the chef is apparently a veteran of the fancy mid-town sushi places none of us can afford to go to. We kick off at 6:45 p.m. Places are limited, so RSVP ASAP to Rob Tuck at president@jetaany.org. Thanks!

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  • Date: Saturday, April 28th Details : With over 200 trees in bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s flowering cherries take center stage during this phenomenal weekend celebrating Japanese culture with over 60 events and performances. Enjoy traditional Japanese music and dance, Taiko drumming, ikebana flower arranging, cooking demonstrations, tea ceremonies, craft demonstrations, and workshops for both adults and children.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    Date: Saturday, April 28th Details : With over 200 trees in bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s flowering cherries take center stage during this phenomenal weekend celebrating Japanese culture with over 60 events and performances. Enjoy traditional Japanese music and dance, Taiko drumming, ikebana flower arranging, cooking demonstrations, tea ceremonies, craft demonstrations, and workshops for both adults and children.

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  • Check out the photos of cherry blossoms in Tokyo from Nancy in the Gallery!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sakura

    Check out the photos of cherry blossoms in Tokyo from Nancy in the Gallery!

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  • It was great seeing everybody at Happy Hour at Galway Hooker last night.  Check out the photos in the Gallery.  If you have any pictures you would like to contribute, email them to webmaster(at)jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Photos from Happy Hour at Galway Hooker

    It was great seeing everybody at Happy Hour at Galway Hooker last night.  Check out the photos in the Gallery.  If you have any pictures you would like to contribute, email them to webmaster(at)jetaany.org.

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