Archive for March, 2009

  • Please read the following message from JETAA Northern California: It is with great sadness that we remember Daniel Sakai, a fellow JET Alum (Iwate, 1997-1998) who was one of the Oakland Police Officers tragically killed on March 21st. In remembrance of Daniel, the JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) will be making a contribution to the Sakai Family Trust Fund. JETAANC can make a donation on your behalf at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid= 180769. We will send our collective donation on Monday, April 6, 2009. If you would also like to make a direct donation, please follow these instructions. We extend our deepest condolences. The JETAANC Executive Committee<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Daniel Sakai Memorial Fund

    Please read the following message from JETAA Northern California: It is with great sadness that we remember Daniel Sakai, a fellow JET Alum (Iwate, 1997-1998) who was one of the Oakland Police Officers tragically killed on March 21st. In remembrance of Daniel, the JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) will be making a contribution to the Sakai Family Trust Fund. JETAANC can make a donation on your behalf at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid= 180769. We will send our collective donation on Monday, April 6, 2009. If you would also like to make a direct donation, please follow these instructions. We extend our deepest condolences. The JETAANC Executive Committee

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  • Videos from the JET Alumni Author Showcase: Highlights Robert P. Weston reading from “Zorgamazoo” James Kennedy reading from “The Order of Odd-Fish” Roland Kelts reading from “JAPANAMERICA” More videos on YouTube.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Videos from the JETAA Alumni Authors Showcase

    Videos from the JET Alumni Author Showcase: Highlights Robert P. Weston reading from “Zorgamazoo” James Kennedy reading from “The Order of Odd-Fish” Roland Kelts reading from “JAPANAMERICA” More videos on YouTube.

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  • Many thanks to JET alum Vlad Baranenko for capturing the JET Alumni Author Showcase in photographs. Click “Read More” below to see all the photos.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Alumni Author Showcase Photos

    Many thanks to JET alum Vlad Baranenko for capturing the JET Alumni Author Showcase in photographs. Click “Read More” below to see all the photos.

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  • Monday, April 6, 2009 7:30pm~ At Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) 57th Str. & 7th Ave. On Monday evening, April 6, 2009, the S&R Foundation is sponsoring a concert at  Carnegie Hall in New York City  by an extraordinary Japanese violinist, Sayaka Shoji.  Sayaka will be performing with pianist Julien Quentin. Sayaka Shoji was a 2006 winner of the S&R Washington Award. Founded in 2000, the S&R Foundation (www.sandr.org) supports the arts and sciences, with a focus on US-Japan relations. In celebration of this young violinist presenting her first solo recital at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, the S&R Foundation is making tickets available directly to the Japan-related community at a discounted price of $20.00. To purchase these discounted tickets, please […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Performance by Japanese Violinist Sayaka Shoji

    Monday, April 6, 2009 7:30pm~ At Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) 57th Str. & 7th Ave. On Monday evening, April 6, 2009, the S&R Foundation is sponsoring a concert at  Carnegie Hall in New York City  by an extraordinary Japanese violinist, Sayaka Shoji.  Sayaka will be performing with pianist Julien Quentin. Sayaka Shoji was a 2006 winner of the S&R Washington Award. Founded in 2000, the S&R Foundation (www.sandr.org) supports the arts and sciences, with a focus on US-Japan relations. In celebration of this young violinist presenting her first solo recital at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, the S&R Foundation is making tickets available directly to the Japan-related community at a discounted price of $20.00. To purchase these discounted tickets, please […]

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  • When: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m.Where: Kat Barnas’ apartment (address to follow)What: “In The Shade Of Spring Leaves: The Life Of Higuchi Ichiyo, With Nine Of Her Best Stories,” a collection of short stories by Higuchi Ichiyo, one of the most famous authors of Japan’s Meiji period  and the face of Japan’s 5000 yen bill. In particular, we will be discussing Higuchi’s biography, “Troubled Waters,” and “Child’s Play.” You can purchase the book on Amazon  RSVP: To Jessica at jessicalangbein@yahoo.com<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Book Club Meeting

    When: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m.Where: Kat Barnas’ apartment (address to follow)What: “In The Shade Of Spring Leaves: The Life Of Higuchi Ichiyo, With Nine Of Her Best Stories,” a collection of short stories by Higuchi Ichiyo, one of the most famous authors of Japan’s Meiji period  and the face of Japan’s 5000 yen bill. In particular, we will be discussing Higuchi’s biography, “Troubled Waters,” and “Child’s Play.” You can purchase the book on Amazon  RSVP: To Jessica at jessicalangbein@yahoo.com

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  • We are losing two of our excellent CLAIR representatives (Bando san and Mukaikubo san) next week who will be returning to Japan.  Lets celebrate all the work they have done and the tanoshi times they had in NY and give them a proper wakarekai send off- Sushi, Sapporo, and Songs! Monday, March 23rd @ Japas 38 38th between Madison and 5th avenue $45/person for 2 hours of Nomihodai, tabehodai, utaihodai Please rsvp to annejkoller@gmail.com before March 17th so we know how many people to expect 🙂  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    CLAIR Rep Wakarekai

    We are losing two of our excellent CLAIR representatives (Bando san and Mukaikubo san) next week who will be returning to Japan.  Lets celebrate all the work they have done and the tanoshi times they had in NY and give them a proper wakarekai send off- Sushi, Sapporo, and Songs! Monday, March 23rd @ Japas 38 38th between Madison and 5th avenue $45/person for 2 hours of Nomihodai, tabehodai, utaihodai Please rsvp to annejkoller@gmail.com before March 17th so we know how many people to expect 🙂  

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  • More photos on Flickr JET Alumni Author Showcase on March 22.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Alumni Authors at Kinokuniya

    More photos on Flickr JET Alumni Author Showcase on March 22.

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  • Come join JETAANY for the biggest networking/social event of the year. Meet fellow JET alums, their friends, and co-workers.   We are inviting Japan ‘s Local Government office, Japanese Consulate, and all the companies that play in our annual softball tournament.  This is our opportunity to connect with the Japanese community in New York .  We have rented out the 2nd floor of Aja; the very chic Asian fusion restaurant in the West Village . Aja 432 Sixth Avenue (between 9th and 10th) Subway: West 4th A, B, C, D, E, F, V or Christopher Street 1, 2, 3 Admission: JET alums: free admission including 2 free drink tickets & hors d’oeuvres. Friends of JET and guests: $10. Includes 2 drink […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    MEISHI EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19 at 7pm

    Come join JETAANY for the biggest networking/social event of the year. Meet fellow JET alums, their friends, and co-workers.   We are inviting Japan ‘s Local Government office, Japanese Consulate, and all the companies that play in our annual softball tournament.  This is our opportunity to connect with the Japanese community in New York .  We have rented out the 2nd floor of Aja; the very chic Asian fusion restaurant in the West Village . Aja 432 Sixth Avenue (between 9th and 10th) Subway: West 4th A, B, C, D, E, F, V or Christopher Street 1, 2, 3 Admission: JET alums: free admission including 2 free drink tickets & hors d’oeuvres. Friends of JET and guests: $10. Includes 2 drink […]

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  • March 17, 1-6pm JETAANY President Megan Miller is hosting a live audience viewing of America’s Got Talent on March 17 at 1pm.  Take the afternoon off and have a true NY experience while raising $$ for a good cause. The event is FREE and the donation is provided by On Camera Audiences, who will donate $5 for each person in our group. SO the more people we get the more money they give us!!  This is a no-brainer, easy as pie way to raise money, take a break from work, have a little fun, and maybe, just maybe, get your 15 minutes of fame.  Spread the word, especially to your unemployed friends, cousins, neighbors etc who would otherwise be sitting on their couches in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Play Hookie for Charity and Be on TV!!

    March 17, 1-6pm JETAANY President Megan Miller is hosting a live audience viewing of America’s Got Talent on March 17 at 1pm.  Take the afternoon off and have a true NY experience while raising $$ for a good cause. The event is FREE and the donation is provided by On Camera Audiences, who will donate $5 for each person in our group. SO the more people we get the more money they give us!!  This is a no-brainer, easy as pie way to raise money, take a break from work, have a little fun, and maybe, just maybe, get your 15 minutes of fame.  Spread the word, especially to your unemployed friends, cousins, neighbors etc who would otherwise be sitting on their couches in […]

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