Archive for March, 2010

  • Peace Corps is looking for people with your skills! Peace Corps Volunteers work in 76 countries around the world.  With your skill set and cross cultural experience you gained in the JET program, you should qualify for one of these exciting teaching assignments abroad with the Peace Corps. Secondary English Teaching Teach conversational English, English as a foreign language, or content-based English in middle and high schools. English Teacher Training Train student teachers at teachers’ colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers. Education assignments typically leave in the spring and summer so apply now to be overseas in 2011. The application process takes 8-12 months.  All assignments are 27 months in length. * Peace Corps is looking for highly […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Peace Corps Recruitment

    Peace Corps is looking for people with your skills! Peace Corps Volunteers work in 76 countries around the world.  With your skill set and cross cultural experience you gained in the JET program, you should qualify for one of these exciting teaching assignments abroad with the Peace Corps. Secondary English Teaching Teach conversational English, English as a foreign language, or content-based English in middle and high schools. English Teacher Training Train student teachers at teachers’ colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers. Education assignments typically leave in the spring and summer so apply now to be overseas in 2011. The application process takes 8-12 months.  All assignments are 27 months in length. * Peace Corps is looking for highly […]

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  • LUCKYRICE FESTIVAL: CUISINES AND CULTURES OF ASIA IN AMERICA In New York City April 29th – May 2nd, 2010 Followed by the LUCKYRICE Asia ♥ NY Restaurant Week May 3rd – May 9th, 2010. www.luckyrice.com/festival Do you love Asian food? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This spring join LUCKYRICE and its star-studded Culinary Council of chefs – Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, David Chang and many more! – at the LUCKYRICE Festival from April 29th through May 2nd, 2010 in New York City. So leave your passports behind and get ready to journey through our Asian culinary adventures of tastings, workshops, panel discussions, and of course…more tastings! Opening Night Cocktail Party hosted by Kelly Choi Featuring Asian Inspired […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    LUCKYRICE FESTIVAL: CUISINES AND CULTURES OF ASIA IN AMERICA

    LUCKYRICE FESTIVAL: CUISINES AND CULTURES OF ASIA IN AMERICA In New York City April 29th – May 2nd, 2010 Followed by the LUCKYRICE Asia ♥ NY Restaurant Week May 3rd – May 9th, 2010. www.luckyrice.com/festival Do you love Asian food? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This spring join LUCKYRICE and its star-studded Culinary Council of chefs – Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, David Chang and many more! – at the LUCKYRICE Festival from April 29th through May 2nd, 2010 in New York City. So leave your passports behind and get ready to journey through our Asian culinary adventures of tastings, workshops, panel discussions, and of course…more tastings! Opening Night Cocktail Party hosted by Kelly Choi Featuring Asian Inspired […]

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  • For the March/April 2010 Issue, click here. Please submit any JETAA-related story ideas/photos you’d like to see in the next issue. Please include IDs/dates/locations where applicable. Submit pictures to Justin at magazine@jetaany.org Want a hard copy? Subscribe to JQ—now six issues a year!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ’s Mar/Apr Issue Out Now!

    For the March/April 2010 Issue, click here. Please submit any JETAA-related story ideas/photos you’d like to see in the next issue. Please include IDs/dates/locations where applicable. Submit pictures to Justin at magazine@jetaany.org Want a hard copy? Subscribe to JQ—now six issues a year!

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  • Our next book club will be held on Thursday, April 22. Location and time will be announced at a later date. Happy reading! Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures “Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Book Club

    Our next book club will be held on Thursday, April 22. Location and time will be announced at a later date. Happy reading! Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures “Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an […]

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  • When: Saturday, April 24th from 12:30-4:30pm Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters (223 East 30 Street) Thinking fondly on your bunkasai days at School in Japan? Join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs! Email Katrina at kb2192@columbia.edu if you are interested. Planners are also welcome – email me if you want to help with new ideas for this year.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    The Return on Japan-a-mania – Saturday, April 24th

    When: Saturday, April 24th from 12:30-4:30pm Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters (223 East 30 Street) Thinking fondly on your bunkasai days at School in Japan? Join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs! Email Katrina at kb2192@columbia.edu if you are interested. Planners are also welcome – email me if you want to help with new ideas for this year.

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  • Please note: This event has unfortunately been canceled. When: Saturday, April 24th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York) Cost: $15 (includes workshop fee and all materials) Payment deadline: April 17, 2010 Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding (Oru meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”).The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. In modular origami, several identical units are combined to form a figure. This event will introduce the art of making origami animals and other special origami techniques. To reserve your spot, please […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Origami Workshop(Canceled!)

    Please note: This event has unfortunately been canceled. When: Saturday, April 24th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York) Cost: $15 (includes workshop fee and all materials) Payment deadline: April 17, 2010 Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding (Oru meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”).The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. In modular origami, several identical units are combined to form a figure. This event will introduce the art of making origami animals and other special origami techniques. To reserve your spot, please […]

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  • Pam, Ann, Kirsten, Alexis (and an unseen Carleen in the photos) represented alumni from the JET Program at the CUNY International Opportunities Fair on March 5th.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET at CUNY

    Pam, Ann, Kirsten, Alexis (and an unseen Carleen in the photos) represented alumni from the JET Program at the CUNY International Opportunities Fair on March 5th.

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  • The Global MBA at Doshisha Business School, Kyoto, is a young, growing, high-quality and globally orientated program that builds upon the existing and highly regarded Japanese language MBAs. We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals seeking to develop internationally orientated careers in the global economy. As a former JET myself I consider the GMBA an excellent option for those looking to gain an MBA and to develop careers in international business and management. The Global MBA will equip you will the knowledge, skills, network and intellectual framework expected and required of twenty-first century global businesspeople. Our first JET alumnus will be joining us as a GMBA student in September and we look forward to further applications from JETs. Find out […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Global MBA at Doshisha Business School, Kyoto

    The Global MBA at Doshisha Business School, Kyoto, is a young, growing, high-quality and globally orientated program that builds upon the existing and highly regarded Japanese language MBAs. We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals seeking to develop internationally orientated careers in the global economy. As a former JET myself I consider the GMBA an excellent option for those looking to gain an MBA and to develop careers in international business and management. The Global MBA will equip you will the knowledge, skills, network and intellectual framework expected and required of twenty-first century global businesspeople. Our first JET alumnus will be joining us as a GMBA student in September and we look forward to further applications from JETs. Find out […]

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  • The School Caravan Program, sponsored by the Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York provides speakers on all aspects of Japan to elementary, junior high and high school students. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge of and interest in Japan. We are looking for former JET participants to assist us in our effort to present Japanese culture to students of all ages and background, drawing upon the experiences in Japan. This would be a volunteer (unpaid) position. The school visits take place in the daytime and presentations are made at schools within our jurisdiction. Transportations will be provided by the Consulate. If you are interested in volunteering the School Caravan Program, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Consulate’s School Caravan Program

    The School Caravan Program, sponsored by the Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York provides speakers on all aspects of Japan to elementary, junior high and high school students. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge of and interest in Japan. We are looking for former JET participants to assist us in our effort to present Japanese culture to students of all ages and background, drawing upon the experiences in Japan. This would be a volunteer (unpaid) position. The school visits take place in the daytime and presentations are made at schools within our jurisdiction. Transportations will be provided by the Consulate. If you are interested in volunteering the School Caravan Program, […]

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  • When: March 28th, 1pm Where: Ocean Jewel Seafood Restaurant (133-30 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354) Subway- #7 Train to Main St. RSVP: Please RSVP to Amber at secretary@jetaany.org by Friday, March 26th Let’s do brunch, Chinese style! Dimsum are delicious Chinese hors d’oeuvres usually eaten for brunch and Flushing has some of the best in the country (some even say it’s even better than Chinatown). If you’ve never been, it is definitely a quintessential cultural experience as servers wheel around carts full of these tasty delights. Dimsum come in many varieties: from steamed to deep fried, seafood to vegetable and just about everything in between. There’s definitely something for everyone and even some interesting combinations for those adventurous gastronomes.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Dimsum Outing

    When: March 28th, 1pm Where: Ocean Jewel Seafood Restaurant (133-30 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354) Subway- #7 Train to Main St. RSVP: Please RSVP to Amber at secretary@jetaany.org by Friday, March 26th Let’s do brunch, Chinese style! Dimsum are delicious Chinese hors d’oeuvres usually eaten for brunch and Flushing has some of the best in the country (some even say it’s even better than Chinatown). If you’ve never been, it is definitely a quintessential cultural experience as servers wheel around carts full of these tasty delights. Dimsum come in many varieties: from steamed to deep fried, seafood to vegetable and just about everything in between. There’s definitely something for everyone and even some interesting combinations for those adventurous gastronomes.

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  • When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. The “Hakkaisan” series has a lot of loyal fans in Japan as […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japanese Night Out: Otafuku’s Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and Hakkaisan Sake

    When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. The “Hakkaisan” series has a lot of loyal fans in Japan as […]

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  • When: Saturday, April 10th from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Where: PMT Studio (69 West 14th Street, New York) Cost: $20 (10 person minimum for the workshop) Payment deadline: April 3, 2010 Taiko has developed into a wide range of percussion instruments that are used in both Japanese folk and classical musical traditions. Cobu, a professional taiko drumming group, will perform their critically acclaimed pieces and then participants will have a chance to learn from these rhythmic masters. Cobu was created as a Live Rhythm Performing Arts Group in 2000, and combines elements of Japanese traditional taiko drumming with rhythmic tap dancing. The extremely positive impact of the performance has received rave reviews from The New York Times. For more information […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Taiko Showcase and Class

    When: Saturday, April 10th from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Where: PMT Studio (69 West 14th Street, New York) Cost: $20 (10 person minimum for the workshop) Payment deadline: April 3, 2010 Taiko has developed into a wide range of percussion instruments that are used in both Japanese folk and classical musical traditions. Cobu, a professional taiko drumming group, will perform their critically acclaimed pieces and then participants will have a chance to learn from these rhythmic masters. Cobu was created as a Live Rhythm Performing Arts Group in 2000, and combines elements of Japanese traditional taiko drumming with rhythmic tap dancing. The extremely positive impact of the performance has received rave reviews from The New York Times. For more information […]

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