Archive for April, 2009

  • When: May 7th, 6-9PM Where: McFadden’s 800 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017 (map) Come for $3 beers, wine, liquor drinks, and JET Company. Reservation under “Shree Kurlekar”<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    May Happy Hour at McFadden’s

    When: May 7th, 6-9PM Where: McFadden’s 800 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017 (map) Come for $3 beers, wine, liquor drinks, and JET Company. Reservation under “Shree Kurlekar”

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    Columbia Sakura Matsuri Photos

    Photos by Francis Lee

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  • We are looking for a qualified person to help revamp/update our website and provide more content. Lee Sean Huang, our webmaster, will still be available to assist but only in a limited capacity through the summer.  So this is your chance to get creative, manage jetaany.org content, and get more traffic to our site!  Please contact Megan at president@jetaany.org to recommend your talent.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY.org Web Help Needed!

    We are looking for a qualified person to help revamp/update our website and provide more content. Lee Sean Huang, our webmaster, will still be available to assist but only in a limited capacity through the summer.  So this is your chance to get creative, manage jetaany.org content, and get more traffic to our site!  Please contact Megan at president@jetaany.org to recommend your talent.

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  • When: Wednesday, May 13,2009, 7:00 p.m. (NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM MAY 6) Where: TBA closer to the event date. What:”The Housekeeper and the Professor.” About the novel: Displaying a uniquely Japanese tendency towardssubtle melancholy and the power of mathematics, Ogawa draws us into thelife of a mathematician who forges a special relationship throughequations  –  his most dependable means of communication when an accidentleaves him with a memory capacity of just 80 minutes. You can read the New York Times review here. You can purchase the book on Amazon RSVP: To Michael Glazer at msg@alumni.unc.edu<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Book Club Meeting (DATE CHANGED)

    When: Wednesday, May 13,2009, 7:00 p.m. (NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM MAY 6) Where: TBA closer to the event date. What:”The Housekeeper and the Professor.” About the novel: Displaying a uniquely Japanese tendency towardssubtle melancholy and the power of mathematics, Ogawa draws us into thelife of a mathematician who forges a special relationship throughequations  –  his most dependable means of communication when an accidentleaves him with a memory capacity of just 80 minutes. You can read the New York Times review here. You can purchase the book on Amazon RSVP: To Michael Glazer at msg@alumni.unc.edu

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  • Bring your friends, family, and children to enjoy the Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. We will be gathering in the main Cherry Esplanade near the performance and food tent (same as last year). The JET banner will be on display. Please bring something to sit on and snacks to share.http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html Date: Saturday, May 2 Time: 11:00 AM (come early to avoid the long lines) Location: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens www.bbg.org Subway Directions: (Q train to Prospect Park or 2,3 train to Eastern Parkway) http://www.bbg.org/vis2/ directions.html 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. Click […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

    Bring your friends, family, and children to enjoy the Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. We will be gathering in the main Cherry Esplanade near the performance and food tent (same as last year). The JET banner will be on display. Please bring something to sit on and snacks to share.http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html Date: Saturday, May 2 Time: 11:00 AM (come early to avoid the long lines) Location: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens www.bbg.org Subway Directions: (Q train to Prospect Park or 2,3 train to Eastern Parkway) http://www.bbg.org/vis2/ directions.html 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. Click […]

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  • Miss the relaxing onsen and steaming saunas of Japan? Well, you can recreate that experience without ever having to leave New York. New York Spa Castle offers all the luxuries and amenities of onsens in Japan in a state-of-the-art facility in Queens. With four floors of spas, pools, and saunas, you’ll be transported back to Japan without having to pay $1000 for airfare. When: Sunday, April 26th Where: New York Spa Castle 131-10 11th Ave, Queens, NY 11356 (map) Cost: $20 (Normally $45). Advance payment through Paypal. Limited to 20 people!! Contact secretary@jetaany.org to reserve your spot now!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Spa Castle Onsen Experience

    Miss the relaxing onsen and steaming saunas of Japan? Well, you can recreate that experience without ever having to leave New York. New York Spa Castle offers all the luxuries and amenities of onsens in Japan in a state-of-the-art facility in Queens. With four floors of spas, pools, and saunas, you’ll be transported back to Japan without having to pay $1000 for airfare. When: Sunday, April 26th Where: New York Spa Castle 131-10 11th Ave, Queens, NY 11356 (map) Cost: $20 (Normally $45). Advance payment through Paypal. Limited to 20 people!! Contact secretary@jetaany.org to reserve your spot now!

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  • Due to the possibility of rain, tomorrow’s Matsuri 2009 event at Columbia will postponed until next Friday, April 17th. The event will still be from 4-8pm next week. For more details, visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/japansociety/matsuri.html<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    MATSURI 2009 POSTPONED

    Due to the possibility of rain, tomorrow’s Matsuri 2009 event at Columbia will postponed until next Friday, April 17th. The event will still be from 4-8pm next week. For more details, visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/japansociety/matsuri.html

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  • Reposted from Jetwit.com: JET Alum Zach LeNarz has set up a Facebook group called “JETAA Law” for JET alums who work in the legal profession, are in law school or are in any other way connected with the law. (If the link doesn’t work for any reason, just do a search for “JETAA Law” on Facebook.) So go ahead and sign up. No contract, waiver or non-disclosure agreement required. 🙂<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New JETAA Law Group on Facebook

    Reposted from Jetwit.com: JET Alum Zach LeNarz has set up a Facebook group called “JETAA Law” for JET alums who work in the legal profession, are in law school or are in any other way connected with the law. (If the link doesn’t work for any reason, just do a search for “JETAA Law” on Facebook.) So go ahead and sign up. No contract, waiver or non-disclosure agreement required. 🙂

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  • April 5, 11AM-4PM Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA *transportation coordinated by JETAA FREE ($5 suggested donation); FREE refreshments in JETAA area E-mail: community@jetaany.org to RSVP When the cherry trees blossom, it means that Spring has come! Please join JETAA NY, along with JETAA Philadelphia, and JETAA NJ, as we celebrate sakura season in our very own Philadelphia. Subaru, in conjunction with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, hosts a fantastic Cherry Blossom Festival throughout March and April. Perhaps the most celebrated of the festival events is Sakura Sunday, Philadelphia’s own o-hanami, held on Sunday April 5th. The day will feature live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremony presentations, origami & calligraphy workshops, shiatsu massage, Japanese food, basically all […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sakura Festival w/ Ambassador Nishimiya

    April 5, 11AM-4PM Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA *transportation coordinated by JETAA FREE ($5 suggested donation); FREE refreshments in JETAA area E-mail: community@jetaany.org to RSVP When the cherry trees blossom, it means that Spring has come! Please join JETAA NY, along with JETAA Philadelphia, and JETAA NJ, as we celebrate sakura season in our very own Philadelphia. Subaru, in conjunction with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, hosts a fantastic Cherry Blossom Festival throughout March and April. Perhaps the most celebrated of the festival events is Sakura Sunday, Philadelphia’s own o-hanami, held on Sunday April 5th. The day will feature live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremony presentations, origami & calligraphy workshops, shiatsu massage, Japanese food, basically all […]

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