Archive for September, 2007

  • JETAA Mid-South Chapter is organizing a volunteer opportunity in New Orleans. Please join JETAA members (and family/friends of JETAA) from all over the U.S. as we support the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Work days will be Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3. We will be volunteering through Lean On Me, Inc. and will know more details about which project we are helping with once we confirm the number of volunteers. Please visit their website for more information: www.help4families.org. Schedule: Thursday, November 1: Volunteers Arrive Friday, November 2: Work Day Dinner Reception at the Consul General’s residence Saturday, November 3: Work Day Dinner/night out in New Orleans (optional) Sunday, November 4: Volunteers Depart Housing: Lean On Me, Inc. has […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAA Volunteer Trip to New Orleans: November 1-4, 2007

    JETAA Mid-South Chapter is organizing a volunteer opportunity in New Orleans. Please join JETAA members (and family/friends of JETAA) from all over the U.S. as we support the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Work days will be Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3. We will be volunteering through Lean On Me, Inc. and will know more details about which project we are helping with once we confirm the number of volunteers. Please visit their website for more information: www.help4families.org. Schedule: Thursday, November 1: Volunteers Arrive Friday, November 2: Work Day Dinner Reception at the Consul General’s residence Saturday, November 3: Work Day Dinner/night out in New Orleans (optional) Sunday, November 4: Volunteers Depart Housing: Lean On Me, Inc. has […]

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    Quarterly Meeting and Karaoke Pictures

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  • JETAANY Webmaster, Lee-Sean Huang’s band (Hepnova.com), has just released a Britney Spears cover/homage/parody/pastiche. Listen and download Hit Me Britney One More Time for FREE here: http://leesean.net/2007/09/19/hit-me-britney-one-more-time/<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Free Music Download: Hit Me Britney One More Time by Hepnova

    JETAANY Webmaster, Lee-Sean Huang’s band (Hepnova.com), has just released a Britney Spears cover/homage/parody/pastiche. Listen and download Hit Me Britney One More Time for FREE here: http://leesean.net/2007/09/19/hit-me-britney-one-more-time/

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  • Please note the new time: Thursday October 4th, 7:00 pm Gyu-Kaku at 50th & 3rd Please RSVP to President Rob Tuck if you’re interested in attending: president@jetaany.org<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner! (Note new time)

    Please note the new time: Thursday October 4th, 7:00 pm Gyu-Kaku at 50th & 3rd Please RSVP to President Rob Tuck if you’re interested in attending: president@jetaany.org

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  • While there were a lot of good times on JET, there were undoubtedly some extremely difficult ones as well, and they are just as much a part of the JET experience. Therefore, the Newsletter is seeking short anecdotes about a traumatic experience you (or someone you know) had while on JET for the upcoming Fall Issue of the Newsletter. (The definition of “traumatic” is subject to your own interpretation.) Please include your prefecture and years on JET, or indicate if you prefer that your name not be included. Anecdotes should be a paragraph or two at most. (If you’re inclined to write something longer, please get in touch and discuss with me before expending time and effort.)  Send all submissions […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Trauma? The Newsletter needs your help!

    While there were a lot of good times on JET, there were undoubtedly some extremely difficult ones as well, and they are just as much a part of the JET experience. Therefore, the Newsletter is seeking short anecdotes about a traumatic experience you (or someone you know) had while on JET for the upcoming Fall Issue of the Newsletter. (The definition of “traumatic” is subject to your own interpretation.) Please include your prefecture and years on JET, or indicate if you prefer that your name not be included. Anecdotes should be a paragraph or two at most. (If you’re inclined to write something longer, please get in touch and discuss with me before expending time and effort.)  Send all submissions […]

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  • An Invitation from Teachers College Columbia University Friends of Japan The next Sake Language Exchange will be held on Thursday, 9/20 from 7-9pm in Russell 306 (3rd floor of library). · A language exchange with an emphasis on practicing Japanese/ English conversation with native speakers of each language · All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are welcome · Learn and practice language in a natural context · Sake is provided to loosen the tongue! · FREE and open to the public (you do not have to be a Columbia student to attend, but feel free to bring your own Pocky or other Japanese snacks to share!) If you have any questions, please email contactfoj@gmail.com. Check our website at: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/students/foj. We hope […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sake Language Exchange

    An Invitation from Teachers College Columbia University Friends of Japan The next Sake Language Exchange will be held on Thursday, 9/20 from 7-9pm in Russell 306 (3rd floor of library). · A language exchange with an emphasis on practicing Japanese/ English conversation with native speakers of each language · All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are welcome · Learn and practice language in a natural context · Sake is provided to loosen the tongue! · FREE and open to the public (you do not have to be a Columbia student to attend, but feel free to bring your own Pocky or other Japanese snacks to share!) If you have any questions, please email contactfoj@gmail.com. Check our website at: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/students/foj. We hope […]

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  • Our Annual Career Forum and Welcome Back Reception will be held at the Nippon Club on Sat. Oct. 27th.  These are both invitation-only events for JETAA NY alumni.  If you have not received a mailed invitation and would like to attend, please send your current mailing address to database@jetaany.org with “Welcome Back Reception” in the subject line. JETAANY Career Forum, October 27th, 2007  Main Schedule  1:00 p.m.       Doors Open, Registration  1:30 p.m.       Welcome Remarks:                        Rob Tuck, JETAANY President, CIR, Miyagi-ken  2003-05  1:40 p.m.       Keynote Speech: Anne Koller, ALT, Fukuoka-ken, 2002-04  2:15 p.m.       Resume Workshop: Clara Solomon, CIR, Tottori-ken, 1999-01  3:00 p.m.       Coffee Break  3:15 p.m.       Panel Discussion:                                    Moderator:                      Lee-Sean Huang, JETAANY Webmaster, Oita-ken, 2003-06 Panelists:                       Rosie deFremery, Shizuoka-ken,1998-2001                                                       Nancy Ikehara, Yokohama-shi, 1994-97                                                       Shareen Mani, Chiba-ken, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Welcome Back Reception and Career Forum for Returning JETs

    Our Annual Career Forum and Welcome Back Reception will be held at the Nippon Club on Sat. Oct. 27th.  These are both invitation-only events for JETAA NY alumni.  If you have not received a mailed invitation and would like to attend, please send your current mailing address to database@jetaany.org with “Welcome Back Reception” in the subject line. JETAANY Career Forum, October 27th, 2007  Main Schedule  1:00 p.m.       Doors Open, Registration  1:30 p.m.       Welcome Remarks:                        Rob Tuck, JETAANY President, CIR, Miyagi-ken  2003-05  1:40 p.m.       Keynote Speech: Anne Koller, ALT, Fukuoka-ken, 2002-04  2:15 p.m.       Resume Workshop: Clara Solomon, CIR, Tottori-ken, 1999-01  3:00 p.m.       Coffee Break  3:15 p.m.       Panel Discussion:                                    Moderator:                      Lee-Sean Huang, JETAANY Webmaster, Oita-ken, 2003-06 Panelists:                       Rosie deFremery, Shizuoka-ken,1998-2001                                                       Nancy Ikehara, Yokohama-shi, 1994-97                                                       Shareen Mani, Chiba-ken, […]

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  • Tuesday September 25th, 6 pm JAPAS 38 at 9 East 38th St. between 5th and Madison. The first hour (6-7 pm) is the FREE Quarterly Meeting for JET alums. We’d love it if you could join usand share you ideas with us! If you think you can make it, send Roba email so we can get a preliminary headcount: president@jetaany.org. After that, we will have nomihoudai beer, karaoke, and food for 2 hours (7-9 pm). The cost will depend on how many people show up.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Quarterly meeting

    Tuesday September 25th, 6 pm JAPAS 38 at 9 East 38th St. between 5th and Madison. The first hour (6-7 pm) is the FREE Quarterly Meeting for JET alums. We’d love it if you could join usand share you ideas with us! If you think you can make it, send Roba email so we can get a preliminary headcount: president@jetaany.org. After that, we will have nomihoudai beer, karaoke, and food for 2 hours (7-9 pm). The cost will depend on how many people show up.

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  • The Consulate General of Japan in New York is setting up a booth to introduce Japanese culture at the 92nd Street Y Street Festival on Sunday, September 16. We need JETAA volunteers for either AM shift (11AM to 2PM) or PM shift (2PM to 5PM.) If you are interested, please contact Noriko via email at jet@ny.cgj.org Please indicate which shift (AM or PM) you would like to take. Thank you! Here is the website link to the street festival: http://www.92y.org/shop/nonas400_detail.asp?productid=NN0LL01<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    92nd Street Y Street Festival

    The Consulate General of Japan in New York is setting up a booth to introduce Japanese culture at the 92nd Street Y Street Festival on Sunday, September 16. We need JETAA volunteers for either AM shift (11AM to 2PM) or PM shift (2PM to 5PM.) If you are interested, please contact Noriko via email at jet@ny.cgj.org Please indicate which shift (AM or PM) you would like to take. Thank you! Here is the website link to the street festival: http://www.92y.org/shop/nonas400_detail.asp?productid=NN0LL01

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  • Date: Wednesday September 19th at 6pm Location: 795 8th Avenue (b/w 48th & 49th street) http://www.socialbarnyc.com/ Happy hour till 8pm: $3.50 Coors and bud light and $4.50 well drinks<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Happy Hour @ Social

    Date: Wednesday September 19th at 6pm Location: 795 8th Avenue (b/w 48th & 49th street) http://www.socialbarnyc.com/ Happy hour till 8pm: $3.50 Coors and bud light and $4.50 well drinks

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