Archive for March, 2008

  • JETAANY now has a group on the professional networking site LinkedIn.  Click here to join.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY on LinkedIn

    JETAANY now has a group on the professional networking site LinkedIn.  Click here to join.

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  • Check out the photos from the Meishi Exchange here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Meishi Exchange Photos

    Check out the photos from the Meishi Exchange here.

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    Doraemon named Japan’s first ‘anime ambassador’

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  • An IHT article about youshoku, Japanese-style western food, such as omu-raisu, korokke, karee raisu, etc.  What is your favorite youshoku dish?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Youshoku

    An IHT article about youshoku, Japanese-style western food, such as omu-raisu, korokke, karee raisu, etc.  What is your favorite youshoku dish?

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  • Check out this article about Koreans who write Japanese poetry. Speaking of Japanese poetry, remember to submit your haiku about life on JET or New York with a Japanese twist to Monica at social@jetaany.org for our Meishi Exchange networking cocktail party and haiku contest this Thursday (March 27).<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Haiku

    Check out this article about Koreans who write Japanese poetry. Speaking of Japanese poetry, remember to submit your haiku about life on JET or New York with a Japanese twist to Monica at social@jetaany.org for our Meishi Exchange networking cocktail party and haiku contest this Thursday (March 27).

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  • Annual Meishi Exchange will be held at Kanvas on Thursday March 27th from 6pm to 8pm We have rented out the entire downstairs This annual event give us the opportunity to come together as an organization and invite the Japanese community to network, make friends, share stories, and plan new events. JETAANY members: FREE Guests & FOJ (Friend of a JET member): $10 Everyone will receive 3 drink tickets and delicious appetizers Haiku Contest Everyone is welcome to submit an entry.  The topic is “Post JET Life” or “Life in NYC with a Japan twist”.  Prizes will be awards to the most creative entries. Entries can be submitted via e-mail to the social chair or bring a copy to the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2008 Meishi Exchange

    Annual Meishi Exchange will be held at Kanvas on Thursday March 27th from 6pm to 8pm We have rented out the entire downstairs This annual event give us the opportunity to come together as an organization and invite the Japanese community to network, make friends, share stories, and plan new events. JETAANY members: FREE Guests & FOJ (Friend of a JET member): $10 Everyone will receive 3 drink tickets and delicious appetizers Haiku Contest Everyone is welcome to submit an entry.  The topic is “Post JET Life” or “Life in NYC with a Japan twist”.  Prizes will be awards to the most creative entries. Entries can be submitted via e-mail to the social chair or bring a copy to the […]

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  • Haru Ichiban is the first warm wind that comes in from the south west of Japan thawing the snows of March and signifying a change of season. Taking a cue from this time of change, Drom is curating a festival with adventurous musicians who put a modern spin on traditional Japanese music and performance. Coinciding with the Asian Arts and Antique shows at the Park Avenue Armory and the Lexington Armory, Haru Ichiban will present musicians in a wide range of string, drum and wind instruments. March 18-22 More information here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Haru Ichiban

    Haru Ichiban is the first warm wind that comes in from the south west of Japan thawing the snows of March and signifying a change of season. Taking a cue from this time of change, Drom is curating a festival with adventurous musicians who put a modern spin on traditional Japanese music and performance. Coinciding with the Asian Arts and Antique shows at the Park Avenue Armory and the Lexington Armory, Haru Ichiban will present musicians in a wide range of string, drum and wind instruments. March 18-22 More information here.

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  • Dear JET Program alumni and supporters, We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho-MEXT) have set up a special quota available only for JET alumni to be the recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT Scholarship.) This special scholarship quota has been set up for the first time this year as a part of career development support for JET participants by MOFA and MEXT with the purpose of strengthening ties between Japan and JET participants as well as advancing the future career of JET participants. This is for graduate level research study in a Japanese university for the duration of 18 months starting October 2008, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Scholarships for JET Alumni

    Dear JET Program alumni and supporters, We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho-MEXT) have set up a special quota available only for JET alumni to be the recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT Scholarship.) This special scholarship quota has been set up for the first time this year as a part of career development support for JET participants by MOFA and MEXT with the purpose of strengthening ties between Japan and JET participants as well as advancing the future career of JET participants. This is for graduate level research study in a Japanese university for the duration of 18 months starting October 2008, […]

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  • Dawn Mostow, ALT in Gifu Prefecture from 2003-2006, cordially invites you to the opening of Densetsu: Legends of Japan.  RSVP requested but not required to dawn@dawnmostow.com.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Densetsu: Legends of Japan

    Dawn Mostow, ALT in Gifu Prefecture from 2003-2006, cordially invites you to the opening of Densetsu: Legends of Japan.  RSVP requested but not required to dawn@dawnmostow.com.

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  • President, Megan Miller Vice President, Shree Kurlekar Treasurer, CJ Hoppel Secretary, Meredith Wutz A quarterly meeting will be held on Wed. 3/19 to introduce the new officers to the membership.  Please join us to learn about initiatives for 2008-09 and to share your suggestions. Contact Megan Miller to RSVP. Thanks to all of you who voted, — The 2008 Election Committee Tony McCormac, Chair, JETAANY Board of Directors Josh Safier, JETAANY Board of Directors Shannan Spisak, JETAANY Board of Directors<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY 2008-09 OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS

    President, Megan Miller Vice President, Shree Kurlekar Treasurer, CJ Hoppel Secretary, Meredith Wutz A quarterly meeting will be held on Wed. 3/19 to introduce the new officers to the membership.  Please join us to learn about initiatives for 2008-09 and to share your suggestions. Contact Megan Miller to RSVP. Thanks to all of you who voted, — The 2008 Election Committee Tony McCormac, Chair, JETAANY Board of Directors Josh Safier, JETAANY Board of Directors Shannan Spisak, JETAANY Board of Directors

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  • JETAANY EXCLUSIVE EVENT ~Private Tour of the Utagawa Exhibit~ Date: Wednesday March 3/26 at 6:30pm Cost: FREE Location: Brooklyn Museum Meeting Place: Near the main ticket counter JETAANY members have been invitd to a private tour of the Utagawa Exhibit. The Utagawa School dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century and is responsible for more than half of all surviving ukiyo-e prints, or “pictures of the floating world.” The prints represent famous places, landscapes, warriors, and kabuki actors; they were reproduced in books, posters, and other printed materials for mass consumption, and they fed a thriving Edo publishing industry. Emily Golan, JETAANY member and Curatorial Assistant for Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum , will give a brief […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Private Tour of the Utagawa Exhibit

    JETAANY EXCLUSIVE EVENT ~Private Tour of the Utagawa Exhibit~ Date: Wednesday March 3/26 at 6:30pm Cost: FREE Location: Brooklyn Museum Meeting Place: Near the main ticket counter JETAANY members have been invitd to a private tour of the Utagawa Exhibit. The Utagawa School dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century and is responsible for more than half of all surviving ukiyo-e prints, or “pictures of the floating world.” The prints represent famous places, landscapes, warriors, and kabuki actors; they were reproduced in books, posters, and other printed materials for mass consumption, and they fed a thriving Edo publishing industry. Emily Golan, JETAANY member and Curatorial Assistant for Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum , will give a brief […]

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  • ~White Day March 14th~ All Are Welcome! Location: Latitude 783 8th Ave & 47th Street Time: 6pm (happy hour ends at 8pm) Special: $3.75 Coors & Bud, $5 House Margaritas, Mojitos, Martinis We have a section reserved so please ask the hostess where to find the “JET” Party. If you think you might stop by please e-mail Monica social@jetaany.org so we have enough room reserved for everyone. RSVP not mandatory.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    White Day Happy Hour

    ~White Day March 14th~ All Are Welcome! Location: Latitude 783 8th Ave & 47th Street Time: 6pm (happy hour ends at 8pm) Special: $3.75 Coors & Bud, $5 House Margaritas, Mojitos, Martinis We have a section reserved so please ask the hostess where to find the “JET” Party. If you think you might stop by please e-mail Monica social@jetaany.org so we have enough room reserved for everyone. RSVP not mandatory.

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  • The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.  Learn more here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.  Learn more here.

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  • Two Japan-related pieces from the New York Times: Fitting In, Japanese Style Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor Also, in case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, white people like Japan. They apparently like Asian girls too.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

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    Two Japan-related pieces from the New York Times: Fitting In, Japanese Style Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor Also, in case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, white people like Japan. They apparently like Asian girls too.

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  • Indulge Yourself on March 19 Join us for our quarterly members’ meeting where you have a chance to offer your input and get involved. Come hear the results of the election and meet our new officers. Find out about upcoming events and member privileges. The evening will include a sumptuous chocolate dessert and a decadent signature beverage. When: Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm Where: Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Guy 841 Broadway, Union Square (between 13th and 14th Sts) We have the second floor reserved. What: Another JETAANY exclusive FREE event for our members. FOJ welcome for $25 per person. Dessert only is included, so ingest something healthy beforehand or plan to skip dinner, like I am! Please RSVP […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Quarterly Meeting

    Indulge Yourself on March 19 Join us for our quarterly members’ meeting where you have a chance to offer your input and get involved. Come hear the results of the election and meet our new officers. Find out about upcoming events and member privileges. The evening will include a sumptuous chocolate dessert and a decadent signature beverage. When: Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm Where: Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Guy 841 Broadway, Union Square (between 13th and 14th Sts) We have the second floor reserved. What: Another JETAANY exclusive FREE event for our members. FOJ welcome for $25 per person. Dessert only is included, so ingest something healthy beforehand or plan to skip dinner, like I am! Please RSVP […]

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  • Looks like they caught some JETAANY members in the crowd! Thanks Justin for the tip.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Tokyopop Photos From Kinokuniya (With Link)

    Looks like they caught some JETAANY members in the crowd! Thanks Justin for the tip.

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