Archive for September, 2009

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  • Jimmy’s Number 43.  October 1, 7 PM Introducing “Hirhosima-Style” Okonomiyaki in NYC! Have you tried Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki yet? Did you know Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki and beer complement each other really well? Please come and join us! Don’t miss this unique event! Jimmy’s 43 turns into be “Okonomiyaki House” for a night! What is Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. In Japan, there are two styles of Okonomiyaki, one is Osaka Style and the other is Hiroshima-Style. In Osaka-Style okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is mixed with the batter and cooked together. In Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is cooked on top of thinly spread batter. Also, yakisoba noodles are usually added in Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki. What is Hiroshima-Style […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Okonomiyaki Night at Jimmy’s 43

    Jimmy’s Number 43.  October 1, 7 PM Introducing “Hirhosima-Style” Okonomiyaki in NYC! Have you tried Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki yet? Did you know Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki and beer complement each other really well? Please come and join us! Don’t miss this unique event! Jimmy’s 43 turns into be “Okonomiyaki House” for a night! What is Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. In Japan, there are two styles of Okonomiyaki, one is Osaka Style and the other is Hiroshima-Style. In Osaka-Style okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is mixed with the batter and cooked together. In Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is cooked on top of thinly spread batter. Also, yakisoba noodles are usually added in Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki. What is Hiroshima-Style […]

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  • Position Description and Qualifications JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non-JET , all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Candidates Needed for JETAANY Board of Directors

    Position Description and Qualifications JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non-JET , all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors […]

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  • Get involved and give back! Coping with reverse culture shock is hard enough without having to find a job. Become a peer mentor to a returning JET and give back. In times like these, we need to stick together! If you are interested, please fill out the following information and return to Amber at scretary@jetaany.org. Thank you! Sharing is caring!! 🙂 Name: ALT or CIR JET Years (ex. 2004-06): JET Location: Current Address: Email: Phone Number: Academic Course of Study: Current Job and Industry: Current Company: Past Jobs/Industries: Other hobbies/interests:<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Become a Peer Mentor

    Get involved and give back! Coping with reverse culture shock is hard enough without having to find a job. Become a peer mentor to a returning JET and give back. In times like these, we need to stick together! If you are interested, please fill out the following information and return to Amber at scretary@jetaany.org. Thank you! Sharing is caring!! 🙂 Name: ALT or CIR JET Years (ex. 2004-06): JET Location: Current Address: Email: Phone Number: Academic Course of Study: Current Job and Industry: Current Company: Past Jobs/Industries: Other hobbies/interests:

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 7pm It’s time for another installment of Nihongo Dake Dinner! This is everyone’s chance to get out and meet some Japanese people, or other JET’s, who are interested in discussing their experiences in Japan. Oh, and bring your friends, the more the merrier! The last NDD got good reviews and was held at Takesushi, so this month it’s time for another type of food besides Japanese, Korean! Price: $25, which includes all food for the night: Appetizers, Chijimi, Soup, BBQ, etc. Location: Cho Dang Gol, 55 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 Click here to reserve your spot now!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner

    Tuesday, September 29, 7pm It’s time for another installment of Nihongo Dake Dinner! This is everyone’s chance to get out and meet some Japanese people, or other JET’s, who are interested in discussing their experiences in Japan. Oh, and bring your friends, the more the merrier! The last NDD got good reviews and was held at Takesushi, so this month it’s time for another type of food besides Japanese, Korean! Price: $25, which includes all food for the night: Appetizers, Chijimi, Soup, BBQ, etc. Location: Cho Dang Gol, 55 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 Click here to reserve your spot now!

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  • To preserve our budget for alumni events, and in an effort to be greener and save paper, JETAANY will begin charging for print copies of JQ Magazine. The cost is $12 for 4 issues and you will only have the opportunity to sign up once a year – annual subscriptions will occur each fall.  Please note that the magazine, in its entirety, is also available online. If you would like to sign up to receive a paper copy by mail, please follow this PayPal link by the end of Wednesday, September 30 or e-mail magazinesubscriptions@jetaany.org for more information. Remember you must put “JQ subscription” and your desired mailing address in the PayPal comments box. SUMMER 2009 ISSUE Past Issues of […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    REMINDER: JQ SUBSCRIPTION FOR PRINT ISSUES DEADLINE IS SEPT. 30

    To preserve our budget for alumni events, and in an effort to be greener and save paper, JETAANY will begin charging for print copies of JQ Magazine. The cost is $12 for 4 issues and you will only have the opportunity to sign up once a year – annual subscriptions will occur each fall.  Please note that the magazine, in its entirety, is also available online. If you would like to sign up to receive a paper copy by mail, please follow this PayPal link by the end of Wednesday, September 30 or e-mail magazinesubscriptions@jetaany.org for more information. Remember you must put “JQ subscription” and your desired mailing address in the PayPal comments box. SUMMER 2009 ISSUE Past Issues of […]

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  • When: Thurs Sept 24th, 6:30PMWhere: Japan Local Government Center, 3 Park Ave (b/w 33rd and 34th)RSVP: Chau at community@jetaany.org(space limited to first 30 respondees) Mark your calendars for the next Quarterly meeting because JETAANY has some exciting announcements to make! Next summer, NYC will play host, for the first time ever, to the JETAA National Conference, an event involving all 19 US chapters of JETAA. Also being discussed is the upcoming Career Forum in October. To reserve your spot, send your name, phone and JET years to community@jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Quarterly Meeting

    When: Thurs Sept 24th, 6:30PMWhere: Japan Local Government Center, 3 Park Ave (b/w 33rd and 34th)RSVP: Chau at community@jetaany.org(space limited to first 30 respondees) Mark your calendars for the next Quarterly meeting because JETAANY has some exciting announcements to make! Next summer, NYC will play host, for the first time ever, to the JETAA National Conference, an event involving all 19 US chapters of JETAA. Also being discussed is the upcoming Career Forum in October. To reserve your spot, send your name, phone and JET years to community@jetaany.org.

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  • Fall Foliage/Festival Trip ****This is a combined event with New England JETAA**** Saturday October 10 RSVP: social@nejetaa.com Join the New England JETs as they celebrate the beautiful red, orange and yellow fall foliage at the Fall Festival in Ashfield, MA. Festival will feature live music and dance, crafts, and seasonal foods: apple pies, amazing apple cider, fried dough with maple cream, pumpkin games, artisans and…PUMPKIN DONUTS! For more festival information, check out: http://www.ashfieldfallfestival.org/. NEJETAA will coordinate carpools from Boston, though if enough NY JETs are interested, carpools can be arranged from NYC as well. Saturday evening camping trip also in the works. Stay tuned.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Fall Foliage/Festival Trip

    Fall Foliage/Festival Trip ****This is a combined event with New England JETAA**** Saturday October 10 RSVP: social@nejetaa.com Join the New England JETs as they celebrate the beautiful red, orange and yellow fall foliage at the Fall Festival in Ashfield, MA. Festival will feature live music and dance, crafts, and seasonal foods: apple pies, amazing apple cider, fried dough with maple cream, pumpkin games, artisans and…PUMPKIN DONUTS! For more festival information, check out: http://www.ashfieldfallfestival.org/. NEJETAA will coordinate carpools from Boston, though if enough NY JETs are interested, carpools can be arranged from NYC as well. Saturday evening camping trip also in the works. Stay tuned.

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  • Friday September 25, 2009 7:00 – 10:00 p.m @ Slattery’s Midtown Pub (8 East 36th St) Enjoy Drink Specials, Raffles, and Prizes 100% of cash tips will support to NY de Volunteer’s Explore Japanese After School Program @ New York City Parks and Recreation Center. “The Explore Japanese Culture After School Program” provides New York City youth opportunities to cultivate a sense of “Global Citizenship” by exposing them to different cultures and value systems. NY de Volunteer fosters the interests of children by introducing them to fun and creative Japanese cultural activities. In an active partnership with the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, our programs serve hundreds of children in communities throughout all five boroughs.” More info<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    NY de Volunteer Happy Hour Fundraiser

    Friday September 25, 2009 7:00 – 10:00 p.m @ Slattery’s Midtown Pub (8 East 36th St) Enjoy Drink Specials, Raffles, and Prizes 100% of cash tips will support to NY de Volunteer’s Explore Japanese After School Program @ New York City Parks and Recreation Center. “The Explore Japanese Culture After School Program” provides New York City youth opportunities to cultivate a sense of “Global Citizenship” by exposing them to different cultures and value systems. NY de Volunteer fosters the interests of children by introducing them to fun and creative Japanese cultural activities. In an active partnership with the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, our programs serve hundreds of children in communities throughout all five boroughs.” More info

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  • Tuesday, October 6 The Book: The Pillow Book (BOOK CHANGED) Please bring one discussion question or topic to the meeting.Please bring one discussion question or topic to the meeting. Please RSVP to Jessica Langbein at jessicalangbein@yahoo.com.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Book Club (Date Changed)

    Tuesday, October 6 The Book: The Pillow Book (BOOK CHANGED) Please bring one discussion question or topic to the meeting.Please bring one discussion question or topic to the meeting. Please RSVP to Jessica Langbein at jessicalangbein@yahoo.com.

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  • Date: Saturday September 12, 2009 Opening Ceremony: 9:00am on Field #7 First game: 9:30am Location: Red Hook Brooklyn What better way to spend a Saturday than playing on the JETAANY softball team. The tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The JETAANY team is guaranteed to play at least three games and more if they win. The day is sure to be fun-filled whether you’re a player or spectator, with an after party near the field to reward us for all of our hard work. All levels of softball players welcome!  Other teams in the tournament this year include Mitusbishi, CJEB, Quick USA, Kintetsu, TV Japan, JLGC/Consulate, and DoCoMo. Cost: […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Softball Tournament 2009

    Date: Saturday September 12, 2009 Opening Ceremony: 9:00am on Field #7 First game: 9:30am Location: Red Hook Brooklyn What better way to spend a Saturday than playing on the JETAANY softball team. The tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The JETAANY team is guaranteed to play at least three games and more if they win. The day is sure to be fun-filled whether you’re a player or spectator, with an after party near the field to reward us for all of our hard work. All levels of softball players welcome!  Other teams in the tournament this year include Mitusbishi, CJEB, Quick USA, Kintetsu, TV Japan, JLGC/Consulate, and DoCoMo. Cost: […]

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