About JETAANYThe Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is a public, nonprofit membership organization of JET alumni in the New York metropolitan area. Recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2007, we draw upon our diverse membership in the tri-state area to promote the JET Programme; foster a community for our 1000 plus and ever growing vibrant alumni association; and host programs and events promoting Japanese culture and understanding.
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Posted on June 24, 2010 | No CommentsPlease 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...
Posted on June 23, 2010 | No CommentsWant 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)
Posted on June 17, 2010 | No CommentsThis 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 (email@example.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/)
Posted on June 8, 2010 | No CommentsLearn 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...
Posted on June 4, 2010 | No CommentsInterested 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)