Archive for June, 2010

  • Re-posted from chamagraphy.com. Soba Totto 211E 43rd Street, New York, NY The “Japanese Night Out for JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme)” monthly event took place at Soba Totto in Midtown on June 15th.  The pre-fix dinner included an authentic Japanese appetizer platter, 3 types of sake sampling from Nanbu Bijin brewery, and hand-made soba.  There were 7 kinds of items in the appetizer platter such as oyster ceviche, salmon roe with grated daikon radish, small white fish boiled in sweetened soy sauce, miso paste with buckwheat, fried eggplant, and edamame.  They went so well with the selected sake from Nanbu Bijin; most fragrant Dai Ginjo, Special Junmai, and made with 100% malted rice All Koji.  Soba was made […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Hand-made Soba with Nanbu Bijin Sake

    Re-posted from chamagraphy.com. Soba Totto 211E 43rd Street, New York, NY The “Japanese Night Out for JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme)” monthly event took place at Soba Totto in Midtown on June 15th.  The pre-fix dinner included an authentic Japanese appetizer platter, 3 types of sake sampling from Nanbu Bijin brewery, and hand-made soba.  There were 7 kinds of items in the appetizer platter such as oyster ceviche, salmon roe with grated daikon radish, small white fish boiled in sweetened soy sauce, miso paste with buckwheat, fried eggplant, and edamame.  They went so well with the selected sake from Nanbu Bijin; most fragrant Dai Ginjo, Special Junmai, and made with 100% malted rice All Koji.  Soba was made […]

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  • Nippon Club June 26, 2010 Keynote speech by playwright and JET alum Randall David Cook<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Pre-Departure Seminar

    Nippon Club June 26, 2010 Keynote speech by playwright and JET alum Randall David Cook

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  • Check out the 2009/2010 edition of the CLAIR Jet Alumni newsletter “JET Streams!” In this issue you’ll find some practical information about the pension refund, and also some articles about JET Alumni, including a piece on www.jetwit.com, founded by fellow JETAANY alumni Steven Horowitz!  Download your copy here: http://jetaany.org/documents/JET%20Streams%202009_2010.pdf<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New Issue of “JET Streams” for Download

    Check out the 2009/2010 edition of the CLAIR Jet Alumni newsletter “JET Streams!” In this issue you’ll find some practical information about the pension refund, and also some articles about JET Alumni, including a piece on www.jetwit.com, founded by fellow JETAANY alumni Steven Horowitz!  Download your copy here: http://jetaany.org/documents/JET%20Streams%202009_2010.pdf

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  • Please join us for an event celebrating KIE/Kintetsu International’s new www.japanforyou.com  website launch with online Japan hotel and Ryokan bookings AND www.Momondo.com  ‘s Hotel search with “Color My City” user generated city guide reviews for which YOU TOO can recommend hotel, restaurant, shopping and sighteeing in Tokyo, Kyoto and around the world. Begining in July 2010: KIE’s discounted airfare search will be integrated into Momondo’s airfare search system And KIE/Kintetsu International and Momondo will link to the each other’s Japan city guide information. HIROSHIMA SAKE AND SUSHI WILL BE SERVED DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2010 TIME: 6:00-8:30 pm LOCATION: On the gorgeous 9th Floor Balcony of KIE/Kintetsu located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas overlooking Radio City Music Hall on […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    KIE and Momondo.com Press Event (Today!)

    Please join us for an event celebrating KIE/Kintetsu International’s new www.japanforyou.com  website launch with online Japan hotel and Ryokan bookings AND www.Momondo.com  ‘s Hotel search with “Color My City” user generated city guide reviews for which YOU TOO can recommend hotel, restaurant, shopping and sighteeing in Tokyo, Kyoto and around the world. Begining in July 2010: KIE’s discounted airfare search will be integrated into Momondo’s airfare search system And KIE/Kintetsu International and Momondo will link to the each other’s Japan city guide information. HIROSHIMA SAKE AND SUSHI WILL BE SERVED DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2010 TIME: 6:00-8:30 pm LOCATION: On the gorgeous 9th Floor Balcony of KIE/Kintetsu located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas overlooking Radio City Music Hall on […]

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  • Want a community-building opportunity that involves drinks? Come meet the newest batch of JETs for a Happy Hour after the Pre-Departure Seminar! They have a lot of questions to ask about their new lives in Japan, and you have the answers they’re looking for! The back area has been reserved for 40-50 people. No need to RSVP or dress fancy, just show up and enjoy the company. When: Saturday, June 26 from 5:00pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th Street) (Cash bar)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Happy Hour at Faces and Names

    Want a community-building opportunity that involves drinks? Come meet the newest batch of JETs for a Happy Hour after the Pre-Departure Seminar! They have a lot of questions to ask about their new lives in Japan, and you have the answers they’re looking for! The back area has been reserved for 40-50 people. No need to RSVP or dress fancy, just show up and enjoy the company. When: Saturday, June 26 from 5:00pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th Street) (Cash bar)

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  • Where you at Japan Day? Got some great photos to share? JQ Magazine is looking for some photos to be published in the upcoming issue! If you have anything you’d like to share, please email them to magazine@jetaany.org by June 30?.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japan Day Photos Needed!

    Where you at Japan Day? Got some great photos to share? JQ Magazine is looking for some photos to be published in the upcoming issue! If you have anything you’d like to share, please email them to magazine@jetaany.org by June 30?.

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  • Volunteers are guaranteed to see many great contemporary films, free of charge, and become a part of one of the most dynamic national film scenes around. Volunteers duties include ticket handling, ushering and will call/registration and require arrival 90 minutes prior to the start time of the screening(s) they are helping out with. Contact to get involved or with Questions: Film@japansociety.org Details: http://japansocietyfilm.tumblr.com/post/712376245/call-for-volunteers-for-japan-cuts-festival-of?ref=nf Screening Schedule http://www.japansociety.org/japancuts<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japan Society Film Festival July 1st ~16th Volunteers needed

    Volunteers are guaranteed to see many great contemporary films, free of charge, and become a part of one of the most dynamic national film scenes around. Volunteers duties include ticket handling, ushering and will call/registration and require arrival 90 minutes prior to the start time of the screening(s) they are helping out with. Contact to get involved or with Questions: Film@japansociety.org Details: http://japansocietyfilm.tumblr.com/post/712376245/call-for-volunteers-for-japan-cuts-festival-of?ref=nf Screening Schedule http://www.japansociety.org/japancuts

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  • This month’s Nihongo Dake Dinner will be at the critically-acclaimed and famously priced Setagaya Ramen in the East Village. Join us at 7:30 pm on June 30th for ramen just the way you remember it – shio broth that is practically a revelation with springy, irresistible noodles and all of the trimmings (per nymag.com). This month, do not pay up front, but rather pay for what you get the night of. Please RSVP to Kendall Murano (kendall.murano@gmail.com) or with the JETAANY group on facebook.com. What: Nihongo Dake Ramen When: Wednesday, June 30th Time: 7:30pm – 9:00 Where: Setagaya Ramen 141 First Ave., New York, NY (map and directions: http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/ramen-setagaya/)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake…Ramen!

    This month’s Nihongo Dake Dinner will be at the critically-acclaimed and famously priced Setagaya Ramen in the East Village. Join us at 7:30 pm on June 30th for ramen just the way you remember it – shio broth that is practically a revelation with springy, irresistible noodles and all of the trimmings (per nymag.com). This month, do not pay up front, but rather pay for what you get the night of. Please RSVP to Kendall Murano (kendall.murano@gmail.com) or with the JETAANY group on facebook.com. What: Nihongo Dake Ramen When: Wednesday, June 30th Time: 7:30pm – 9:00 Where: Setagaya Ramen 141 First Ave., New York, NY (map and directions: http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/ramen-setagaya/)

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  • Learn and Experience Sumi-e Painting! When: Saturday, July10 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018) https://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/ohb/02/contents/eb04.html Cost: $20  (including lecture and material fee) Application deadline: July 8, 2010 The charms of sumi-e (ink paiting) lie in the mysterious harmony between charcoal and water, the relation between paper and ink, and the beauty of ink gradation. Japanese-Canadian sumi-e artist, Hiroshi Yamamoto, graduated from Kyoto Industrial Design Institute and Kyoto Japanese Art School.  Mr. Yamamoto studied traditional arts and history including sumi-e and Nihonga style painting. He also practiced under Mr. Rokuro Yamamoto, a specialist in Nihonga, and is deeply influenced by the works of Tohaku Hasegawa, a 16th century artist. He has had over 20 individual exhibitions in both Japan and Canada. He will give you a […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sumi-e Painting Workshop

    Learn and Experience Sumi-e Painting! When: Saturday, July10 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018) https://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/ohb/02/contents/eb04.html Cost: $20  (including lecture and material fee) Application deadline: July 8, 2010 The charms of sumi-e (ink paiting) lie in the mysterious harmony between charcoal and water, the relation between paper and ink, and the beauty of ink gradation. Japanese-Canadian sumi-e artist, Hiroshi Yamamoto, graduated from Kyoto Industrial Design Institute and Kyoto Japanese Art School.  Mr. Yamamoto studied traditional arts and history including sumi-e and Nihonga style painting. He also practiced under Mr. Rokuro Yamamoto, a specialist in Nihonga, and is deeply influenced by the works of Tohaku Hasegawa, a 16th century artist. He has had over 20 individual exhibitions in both Japan and Canada. He will give you a […]

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  • Interested in becoming more than just a JETAANY member? Come out to our Quarterly Meeting and find out how JETAANY is run from the inside! Note: If you are a volunteer for the Pre-Departure Seminar, attendance at the 8-9pm meeting is mandatory. Where:  Japanese Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue between 33rd and 34th, 20th Floor) When: Wednesday, June 16 Time: 7-8pm General Meeting (Open to all) / 8-9pm Pre-Departure Planning (Mandatory for confirmed Pre-Departure Seminar Volunteers)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Quarterly Meeting and Pre-Departure Seminar Planning

    Interested in becoming more than just a JETAANY member? Come out to our Quarterly Meeting and find out how JETAANY is run from the inside! Note: If you are a volunteer for the Pre-Departure Seminar, attendance at the 8-9pm meeting is mandatory. Where:  Japanese Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue between 33rd and 34th, 20th Floor) When: Wednesday, June 16 Time: 7-8pm General Meeting (Open to all) / 8-9pm Pre-Departure Planning (Mandatory for confirmed Pre-Departure Seminar Volunteers)

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  • Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the First Japanese Delegation to New York City 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States and its enthusiastic reception in New York City on June 16, 1860.  The Consulate General of Japan in New York invites you to join us in commemorating the historic birth of ties between the people of Japan and the Big Apple.  Check out the website here for the details of related events and more information: http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/150JapanNY/en/index.html<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japan-NYC 1860-2010: A Heritage of Friendship

    Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the First Japanese Delegation to New York City 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States and its enthusiastic reception in New York City on June 16, 1860.  The Consulate General of Japan in New York invites you to join us in commemorating the historic birth of ties between the people of Japan and the Big Apple.  Check out the website here for the details of related events and more information: http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/150JapanNY/en/index.html

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  • Have you… Started a new job? Got hitched? Had a run-in with a Japanese celebrity? Did something fun and crazy with your fellow JET alums? JETAANY wants to know your business! Email goshippugaru@gmail.com with your news and/or photographic documentation and it just might end up on the Society Page of JQ Magazine (http://jetaany.org/magazine/). We look forward to hearing from you! Jaa, mata ne! ~Goshippu Garu<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY’S Society Page for JQ Magazine

    Have you… Started a new job? Got hitched? Had a run-in with a Japanese celebrity? Did something fun and crazy with your fellow JET alums? JETAANY wants to know your business! Email goshippugaru@gmail.com with your news and/or photographic documentation and it just might end up on the Society Page of JQ Magazine (http://jetaany.org/magazine/). We look forward to hearing from you! Jaa, mata ne! ~Goshippu Garu

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