Archive for April, 2008

  • A new kind of enka singer<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    黒人演歌歌手ジェロ

    A new kind of enka singer

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  • More photos on Flickr Thanks to Monica, JETAANY Social Chair, for the organizing the event and for taking photos!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Karaoke Happy Hour Photos

    More photos on Flickr Thanks to Monica, JETAANY Social Chair, for the organizing the event and for taking photos!

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  • The Nippon Gallery will exhibit the work of Japanese paper cutout artist Shu Kobo from April 23 to May 5, 2008. Mr. Kubo is well regarded in Japan’s contemporary art scene and his work has appeared on postage stamps and on New Year’s greeting cards in Japan. Kubo creates the paper cutouts using handmade Japanese washi paper, which is dyed a variety of colors. He approaches the paper sheet by sheet, creating a two dimensional work by precisely cutting fine lines with a knife. Kubo has recently expanded his techniques by combining washi with Western paper materials, resulting in quite remarkable three-dimension works. Also, by layering multiple layers of ultra-thin washi, an original color scheme is developed adding texture and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    The Magic of Japanese Paper Cutouts

    The Nippon Gallery will exhibit the work of Japanese paper cutout artist Shu Kobo from April 23 to May 5, 2008. Mr. Kubo is well regarded in Japan’s contemporary art scene and his work has appeared on postage stamps and on New Year’s greeting cards in Japan. Kubo creates the paper cutouts using handmade Japanese washi paper, which is dyed a variety of colors. He approaches the paper sheet by sheet, creating a two dimensional work by precisely cutting fine lines with a knife. Kubo has recently expanded his techniques by combining washi with Western paper materials, resulting in quite remarkable three-dimension works. Also, by layering multiple layers of ultra-thin washi, an original color scheme is developed adding texture and […]

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  • more Sake Tasting photos now online on Flickr more Sake Tasting photos now online on Flickr<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sake Tasting Photos

    more Sake Tasting photos now online on Flickr more Sake Tasting photos now online on Flickr

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  • Thursday, April 24, 6:00 PM Japas 38 Karaoke Pub, 9 East 38th St (btw. 5th and Madison) Once again our monthly happy hour is approaching, yay! JETAANY happy hour is a great way to relieve some of that work/school/whatever stress over a drink and chat with fellow JET alums and FOJ’s.  This month’s happy hour will be held at the karaoke bar Japas 38.  Come to drink and/or sing! We’ll be meeting on the main floor of the bar. Hope to see you there.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Happy Hour and Karaoke @ JAPAS 38

    Thursday, April 24, 6:00 PM Japas 38 Karaoke Pub, 9 East 38th St (btw. 5th and Madison) Once again our monthly happy hour is approaching, yay! JETAANY happy hour is a great way to relieve some of that work/school/whatever stress over a drink and chat with fellow JET alums and FOJ’s.  This month’s happy hour will be held at the karaoke bar Japas 38.  Come to drink and/or sing! We’ll be meeting on the main floor of the bar. Hope to see you there.

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  • From ChelseaArtGalleries.com: In touch me, Yoko Ono will present an interactive painting, film, conceptual photography and sculptures that comment on different facets of the female experience, calling upon the viewers to make direct and deeply personal connections. Ono’s first New York exhibition since Odyssey of a Cockroach at Deitch Projects in 2003, touch me affords the audience an opportunity to experience her work in a new way. The exhibition will open to the public at Galerie Lelong on Friday, April 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Galerie Lelong 528 W 26th St<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Yoko Ono: touch me at Galerie Lelong

    From ChelseaArtGalleries.com: In touch me, Yoko Ono will present an interactive painting, film, conceptual photography and sculptures that comment on different facets of the female experience, calling upon the viewers to make direct and deeply personal connections. Ono’s first New York exhibition since Odyssey of a Cockroach at Deitch Projects in 2003, touch me affords the audience an opportunity to experience her work in a new way. The exhibition will open to the public at Galerie Lelong on Friday, April 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Galerie Lelong 528 W 26th St

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  • Saturday, April 12 12:00 – 5:30 PM Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY This symposium will feature graduate students (including one of our very own JET alums!) exploring the connections between Japanese and American visual cultures in conjuction with MURAKAMI and Utagawa: Master of the Japanese Print, two exhibitions on display at the museum. This is a great chance for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the Utagawa or Murakami exhibit to come and check it out.  Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica, will deliver the keynote address. For a complete schedule of the symposium click here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Love and Pop: Contemporary Visual Cultures in Japan and Beyond

    Saturday, April 12 12:00 – 5:30 PM Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY This symposium will feature graduate students (including one of our very own JET alums!) exploring the connections between Japanese and American visual cultures in conjuction with MURAKAMI and Utagawa: Master of the Japanese Print, two exhibitions on display at the museum. This is a great chance for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the Utagawa or Murakami exhibit to come and check it out.  Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica, will deliver the keynote address. For a complete schedule of the symposium click here.

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  • Sapporo City will host the iCommons Summit 2008 from July 29 through August 1.  The iSummit is an exploration of the emerging opportunities for co-ownership, co-creation and the widespread distribution of ideas and creativity in the digital age.  In conjunction with the Summit, a contest is called the “Sushi Project” is being held to find new types of sushi and expand the popularity of sushi abroad.  You are invited to take part by submitting your own original sushi recipies and designs. The application deadline is May 16, 2008.  Application details and registration process can be found at here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sushi Project – design your own sushi contest

    Sapporo City will host the iCommons Summit 2008 from July 29 through August 1.  The iSummit is an exploration of the emerging opportunities for co-ownership, co-creation and the widespread distribution of ideas and creativity in the digital age.  In conjunction with the Summit, a contest is called the “Sushi Project” is being held to find new types of sushi and expand the popularity of sushi abroad.  You are invited to take part by submitting your own original sushi recipies and designs. The application deadline is May 16, 2008.  Application details and registration process can be found at here.

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  • Date: Thursday, April 17 Time: 7 PM Place: Satsko, 245 Eldridge Street (btw. Houston and Stanton) Cost: JETs $15 / Friends of JETs $35 Thinking to be a Sake Connoisseur? Or want to get warmed up for the hanami season? Here is an event for you! It includes a tasting of six types of sake and also some yummy Japanese edibles – edamame, gyoza (pork dumplings) and shumai (steamed shrimp dumplings.) Please RSVP soon as the event is limited to 25 people. Send your RSVP to president@jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sake Tasting at Satsko

    Date: Thursday, April 17 Time: 7 PM Place: Satsko, 245 Eldridge Street (btw. Houston and Stanton) Cost: JETs $15 / Friends of JETs $35 Thinking to be a Sake Connoisseur? Or want to get warmed up for the hanami season? Here is an event for you! It includes a tasting of six types of sake and also some yummy Japanese edibles – edamame, gyoza (pork dumplings) and shumai (steamed shrimp dumplings.) Please RSVP soon as the event is limited to 25 people. Send your RSVP to president@jetaany.org.

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  • Check out all the photos from the Quarterly Meeting here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Quarterly Meeting at Max Brenner Pics

    Check out all the photos from the Quarterly Meeting here.

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  • Saturday, May 3 11am – try to arrive early – the line to get in gets really long in the afternoon Meeting Location: Near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade.  We will have the JETAANY banner.  If you are planning to come please e-mail social@jetaany.org so we know how much room to save.  See map for meeting location. Admission: Adults $8, Students $4, Children under 12 free.  You can buy tickets now and not have to wait in line but there is a service fee Subway: Take the Q train to Prospect Park station or the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway Directions Other: Please bring something to sit on and snacks to share.  Look for the JETAANY […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    Saturday, May 3 11am – try to arrive early – the line to get in gets really long in the afternoon Meeting Location: Near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade.  We will have the JETAANY banner.  If you are planning to come please e-mail social@jetaany.org so we know how much room to save.  See map for meeting location. Admission: Adults $8, Students $4, Children under 12 free.  You can buy tickets now and not have to wait in line but there is a service fee Subway: Take the Q train to Prospect Park station or the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway Directions Other: Please bring something to sit on and snacks to share.  Look for the JETAANY […]

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  • Date: Saturday, April 19th Time: 1:00 PM Where: Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge Anthony Bianchi (JET alum, Brooklyn native and current Inuyama-shi City Councilman) is taking a delegation of people from Inuyama to Xaverian High School for a Japan Day festival, and he needs a few JET alums who can help bridge the cultural gaps.  Activities include geta-making, kimono fitting, calligraphy demonstration, and macha-making (small hand made crafts) as well as a video presentation by Anthony.  (For those who don’t know him, Anthony is the first ever North American to hold elected office in Japan.) Contact: If you want to help, please contact Anthony Bianchi at mail@bianchi-inuyama.com.  You can also visit his website here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japan Day Festival in Brooklyn

    Date: Saturday, April 19th Time: 1:00 PM Where: Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge Anthony Bianchi (JET alum, Brooklyn native and current Inuyama-shi City Councilman) is taking a delegation of people from Inuyama to Xaverian High School for a Japan Day festival, and he needs a few JET alums who can help bridge the cultural gaps.  Activities include geta-making, kimono fitting, calligraphy demonstration, and macha-making (small hand made crafts) as well as a video presentation by Anthony.  (For those who don’t know him, Anthony is the first ever North American to hold elected office in Japan.) Contact: If you want to help, please contact Anthony Bianchi at mail@bianchi-inuyama.com.  You can also visit his website here.

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