Archive for February, 2008

  • Japanamerica event photos are now online! Check them out here. Roland Kelts (ALT Osaka-shi, 1998-1999) is the half-Japanese American author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US, published in the US and Europe by Palgrave Macmillan, and in Japan by Random House Kodansha. Japanamerica has just been released in an expanded and updated paperback edition. To celebrate the new edition, Kinokuniya New York (on Bryant Park) and TokyoPop are teaming up for a big in-store event next Wednesday, February 27, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is totally FREE. The event will take place on the 2nd floor near Japanese café Zaiya in Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 6th Ave (btw 40th & 41st St), New York NY 10018 (new […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    FREE Japanamerica Book Event

    Japanamerica event photos are now online! Check them out here. Roland Kelts (ALT Osaka-shi, 1998-1999) is the half-Japanese American author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US, published in the US and Europe by Palgrave Macmillan, and in Japan by Random House Kodansha. Japanamerica has just been released in an expanded and updated paperback edition. To celebrate the new edition, Kinokuniya New York (on Bryant Park) and TokyoPop are teaming up for a big in-store event next Wednesday, February 27, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is totally FREE. The event will take place on the 2nd floor near Japanese café Zaiya in Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 6th Ave (btw 40th & 41st St), New York NY 10018 (new […]

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  • Photo: Happy Fun Smile ALL ARE WELCOME! Come socialize with your fellow JET Alumni and Friends at Aruba while listening to the fun sounds of Happy Fun Smile. Even if you can’t stay out that late to the see the band just come and have an after work drink and Japanese Tapas. Tuesday, February 19, 6:00pm (Band performs at 9:30) ARUBA 100 Park Avenue and 40th St (Enter through the restaurant on 40th St.) Admission: Free is you are coming at 6pm for happy hour but if you come for the music at 9:30 there might be a $10 cover. (still working out the details) “Happy Fun Smile performs an irresistible blend of Okinawan pop, electric folk songs (ultraminyo), super […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Happy Hour at ARUBA 2/19

    Photo: Happy Fun Smile ALL ARE WELCOME! Come socialize with your fellow JET Alumni and Friends at Aruba while listening to the fun sounds of Happy Fun Smile. Even if you can’t stay out that late to the see the band just come and have an after work drink and Japanese Tapas. Tuesday, February 19, 6:00pm (Band performs at 9:30) ARUBA 100 Park Avenue and 40th St (Enter through the restaurant on 40th St.) Admission: Free is you are coming at 6pm for happy hour but if you come for the music at 9:30 there might be a $10 cover. (still working out the details) “Happy Fun Smile performs an irresistible blend of Okinawan pop, electric folk songs (ultraminyo), super […]

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  • Lee-Sean’s Shinnenkai 2008 Photos  Theresa’s Shinnenkai 2008 Photos<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Shinnenkai 2008 Photos

    Lee-Sean’s Shinnenkai 2008 Photos  Theresa’s Shinnenkai 2008 Photos

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  • For The Thousands of Japanese Americans Forcibly Interned During World War II, The Scars Have Never Healed. Passing Poston tells the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. Each person shadowed by a tragic past, each struggling in their own painful way to reconcile the trauma of their youth, each still searching and yearning during the last chapter of their lives, to find their rightful place in this country. View the trailer at www.passingposton.com NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE Starts February 20th Limited Engagement Pioneer Theatre 155 E. 3rd Street (Between Avenues A and B) For showtimes and tickets, visit www.twoboots.com Advanced purchase strongly recommended www.passingposton.com www.flywall.com<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Film: Japanese American Internment

    For The Thousands of Japanese Americans Forcibly Interned During World War II, The Scars Have Never Healed. Passing Poston tells the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. Each person shadowed by a tragic past, each struggling in their own painful way to reconcile the trauma of their youth, each still searching and yearning during the last chapter of their lives, to find their rightful place in this country. View the trailer at www.passingposton.com NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE Starts February 20th Limited Engagement Pioneer Theatre 155 E. 3rd Street (Between Avenues A and B) For showtimes and tickets, visit www.twoboots.com Advanced purchase strongly recommended www.passingposton.com www.flywall.com

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