Archive for August, 2010

  • The efforts of JETAANY’s campaign to save JET have made it to the Mainichi Shimbun! Click on the link below for interviews and comments from your fellow alumni. [Full Article on Mainichi’s website]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Efforts in Mainichi Shimbun

    The efforts of JETAANY’s campaign to save JET have made it to the Mainichi Shimbun! Click on the link below for interviews and comments from your fellow alumni. [Full Article on Mainichi’s website]

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  • The organizers of the First Annual Japanese Heritage Night are looking for JETAANY volunteers to represent the JET Alumni Association!! Volunteers are needed for 1. Information Tables: setting up and manning two tables with info on Japanese and Japanese Americans 2. Pre-Game performance: coordiinating taiko and bon dance participants 3. Mets Spirit Awards: coodinating Award participants 4. Transportation: JET members w/cars driving Award participants &others to & from Citi Field 5. Partnership outreach: generating ticket donations/ funding / services from companies & individuals 6. Program: assisting with writing and production for printed program 7. Outreach: reaching communities who are not yet aware of Japanese Heritage Night 8. Press/media: assisting with media needs, individual interviews 9. Documenting:video, photo & reporting coverage […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Volunteer at Japanese Heritage Night at the NY Mets

    The organizers of the First Annual Japanese Heritage Night are looking for JETAANY volunteers to represent the JET Alumni Association!! Volunteers are needed for 1. Information Tables: setting up and manning two tables with info on Japanese and Japanese Americans 2. Pre-Game performance: coordiinating taiko and bon dance participants 3. Mets Spirit Awards: coodinating Award participants 4. Transportation: JET members w/cars driving Award participants &others to & from Citi Field 5. Partnership outreach: generating ticket donations/ funding / services from companies & individuals 6. Program: assisting with writing and production for printed program 7. Outreach: reaching communities who are not yet aware of Japanese Heritage Night 8. Press/media: assisting with media needs, individual interviews 9. Documenting:video, photo & reporting coverage […]

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  • JET ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (JETAA NY) with support from the Consulate General of Japan in New York Presents A Special Play Reading of critically acclaimed Off Broadway Play SAKE WITH THE HAIKU GEISHA The JET Alumni Association of New York is pleased to present a limited one-night reading of the critically acclaimed play “Sake with the Haiku Geisha,” written by JET alumnus and playwright, Randall David Cook (Fukui-ken, 1991-93). Date: Friday, August 13 Start time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Tinker Auditorium (between Park & Madison Aves.) 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10065, (212) 355-6100 Cost: $5 in advance ($10 at the door) for JET alumni $10 in advance ($15 at the door) for Friends of JET Advanced […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Sake with the Haiku Geisha Play Reading

    JET ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (JETAA NY) with support from the Consulate General of Japan in New York Presents A Special Play Reading of critically acclaimed Off Broadway Play SAKE WITH THE HAIKU GEISHA The JET Alumni Association of New York is pleased to present a limited one-night reading of the critically acclaimed play “Sake with the Haiku Geisha,” written by JET alumnus and playwright, Randall David Cook (Fukui-ken, 1991-93). Date: Friday, August 13 Start time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Tinker Auditorium (between Park & Madison Aves.) 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10065, (212) 355-6100 Cost: $5 in advance ($10 at the door) for JET alumni $10 in advance ($15 at the door) for Friends of JET Advanced […]

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  • If you’re one of those people who discovered yakiniku as the 5th food group in Japan, you’ll love our August Nihongo Dake Dinner. Invite your Japanese friends and join us at Gyu Kaku in the East Village for karubi, grilled vegetables, chicken and shrimp, tongue optional 😉 and remember why paying to cook you own food is so worthwhile. As always, from beginner to expert, all levels of Japanese speakers welcomed and encouraged! Plus! August special — $2 Kirin Draft and $4 champagne! (regular $6 and $8) P.S. This is the last Nihongo Dake Dinner of the Summer!! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Wednesday, August 25th Time: 7:00-9:00pm Where: Gyu Kaku East Village 34 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner for August

    If you’re one of those people who discovered yakiniku as the 5th food group in Japan, you’ll love our August Nihongo Dake Dinner. Invite your Japanese friends and join us at Gyu Kaku in the East Village for karubi, grilled vegetables, chicken and shrimp, tongue optional 😉 and remember why paying to cook you own food is so worthwhile. As always, from beginner to expert, all levels of Japanese speakers welcomed and encouraged! Plus! August special — $2 Kirin Draft and $4 champagne! (regular $6 and $8) P.S. This is the last Nihongo Dake Dinner of the Summer!! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Wednesday, August 25th Time: 7:00-9:00pm Where: Gyu Kaku East Village 34 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003 […]

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  • What: Samurai Sword Fighting Class When: On Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Where: 440 Studios  4A (440 Lafayette Street New York NY 10003) Cost: $20 Application deadline: September 9, 2010 Well known samurai performer, Yoshi Amao will lead a special class of Samurai Sword Fighting, where we’ll learn very basic sword techniques such as breathing, walking, gripping, swinging, stances, forms, and KAKARI KEIKO (an actual fighting style.) Yoshi was born in Osaka, and has been entertaining in NY since 1990. He performed at Budweiser commercial in 2000, The Late Night with Conan O’ Brien in 2004, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009, was casted for movie “The Beaver” and TV series “White Collar” on USA, and hosted for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Samurai Sword Fighting Class

    What: Samurai Sword Fighting Class When: On Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Where: 440 Studios  4A (440 Lafayette Street New York NY 10003) Cost: $20 Application deadline: September 9, 2010 Well known samurai performer, Yoshi Amao will lead a special class of Samurai Sword Fighting, where we’ll learn very basic sword techniques such as breathing, walking, gripping, swinging, stances, forms, and KAKARI KEIKO (an actual fighting style.) Yoshi was born in Osaka, and has been entertaining in NY since 1990. He performed at Budweiser commercial in 2000, The Late Night with Conan O’ Brien in 2004, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009, was casted for movie “The Beaver” and TV series “White Collar” on USA, and hosted for […]

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  • 2010 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Red Hook, Brooklyn Date: Saturday September 18, 2010 Opening Ceremony: 9:00am First game: 9:30am Location: Red Hook Brooklyn The slow pitch softball tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  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!  The JETAANY team is guaranteed to play at least three games and more if they win. Depending how much interest we have we might be making two teams this year. Cost: $15 Includes: T-shirt, Bento lunch box, drink, After Party BBQ […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2010 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament

    2010 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Red Hook, Brooklyn Date: Saturday September 18, 2010 Opening Ceremony: 9:00am First game: 9:30am Location: Red Hook Brooklyn The slow pitch softball tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  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!  The JETAANY team is guaranteed to play at least three games and more if they win. Depending how much interest we have we might be making two teams this year. Cost: $15 Includes: T-shirt, Bento lunch box, drink, After Party BBQ […]

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  • Here are some upcoming concerts and shows for those interested in Japanese music! D’espairsRay, Aug. 12-13 @ The Studio at Webster Hall http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2191105&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed Dir En Grey (with Apocalyptica), Aug. 24 @ Nokia Theatre Times Square http://nokiatheatrenyc.com/eventdetail.php?id=28422 Ken Hirai, Aug. 25-26 @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5120 Puffy AmiYumi, Oct. 10 @ Irving Plaza http://www.livenation.com/event/000044ECAE537CC9?artistid=930134&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Upcoming Concerts

    Here are some upcoming concerts and shows for those interested in Japanese music! D’espairsRay, Aug. 12-13 @ The Studio at Webster Hall http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2191105&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed Dir En Grey (with Apocalyptica), Aug. 24 @ Nokia Theatre Times Square http://nokiatheatrenyc.com/eventdetail.php?id=28422 Ken Hirai, Aug. 25-26 @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5120 Puffy AmiYumi, Oct. 10 @ Irving Plaza http://www.livenation.com/event/000044ECAE537CC9?artistid=930134&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

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  • NYCNDA (NYC nihongo de asobou) is hosting a natsu matsuri (summer festival) to celebrate summer. Looking for a way to expose your kids to the Japanese language and culture? The natsu matsuri is the perfect way to sample Japanese summer! Activities are geared towards children ages 18 months to 6 years old, but of course all are welcome! WHEN: Sunday, August 8th 2010 TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHERE: The White Box @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street & Astor Place COST: $10/child advance ($15/child at door) EVENT DETAILS: We have a variety of activities lined up to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Games, crafts, dance, musical performances, gifts and prizes! To order tickets please call 646-334-7426 or […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Natsu Matsuri Event for Children

    NYCNDA (NYC nihongo de asobou) is hosting a natsu matsuri (summer festival) to celebrate summer. Looking for a way to expose your kids to the Japanese language and culture? The natsu matsuri is the perfect way to sample Japanese summer! Activities are geared towards children ages 18 months to 6 years old, but of course all are welcome! WHEN: Sunday, August 8th 2010 TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHERE: The White Box @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street & Astor Place COST: $10/child advance ($15/child at door) EVENT DETAILS: We have a variety of activities lined up to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Games, crafts, dance, musical performances, gifts and prizes! To order tickets please call 646-334-7426 or […]

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  • Updated! –Sorry for the confusion folks, we just put up information as it’s given. Thanks to Susan for fixing the error! -Ed. THE FIRST ANNUAL JAPANESE HERITAGE DAY AT THE NEW YORK METS AUGUST 27th, Friday 7:10pm, Pre-game events begin at 6:30pm Houston Astros vs. New York Mets at Citi Field The NY Mets have invited the Japanese American and Japanese communities to join in their Heritage Day events. Japanese pitchers Takahashi Hisanori and Igarashi Ryota make the Mets one of the few MLB teams with more than two Japanese players. Traditional Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko will be featured as the Pre-Game on-field entertainment, special Mets Spirit Awards ceremony and a Scoreboard Welcome. Participating organizations include (in formation) US-Japan […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    First Annual Japanese Heritage Day at the New York Mets

    Updated! –Sorry for the confusion folks, we just put up information as it’s given. Thanks to Susan for fixing the error! -Ed. THE FIRST ANNUAL JAPANESE HERITAGE DAY AT THE NEW YORK METS AUGUST 27th, Friday 7:10pm, Pre-game events begin at 6:30pm Houston Astros vs. New York Mets at Citi Field The NY Mets have invited the Japanese American and Japanese communities to join in their Heritage Day events. Japanese pitchers Takahashi Hisanori and Igarashi Ryota make the Mets one of the few MLB teams with more than two Japanese players. Traditional Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko will be featured as the Pre-Game on-field entertainment, special Mets Spirit Awards ceremony and a Scoreboard Welcome. Participating organizations include (in formation) US-Japan […]

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