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Samurai Armor Booth at NY Anime Festival

Volunteers Wanted for Samurai Armor Booth at NY Anime Festival! What: New York Anime Festival http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYAF/ Date: Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 Time: 10AM to 7PM (Please indicate what date and what time frame you can volunteer.) Location: Jacob K Javits Center The Consulate General of Japan in New York is participating in the New York Anime Festival with JNTO this year.  We will have two sets of real Samurai armors and have people try on and take pictures at the JNTO booth.  Attached is a photo of the two Samurai armors we are renting for this event.  We need a few JETAA volunteers who will staff the booth; wearing armors for photo sessions, helping putting armors on, […]

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    Dear Members of the JET Alumni Association: The Japan Foundation (JF) is pleased to announce its second annual International Furoshiki Design Contest for students at universities and vocational schools around the world who are the designers of the future. There will be one grand prize winner, three prizes for excellence, and ten prized for merit; the top four designs will then be produced into JF Original Furoshiki, thereby further promoting interaction between Japan with other countries. Furoshiki, or wrapping cloths, are stylish and distinctive everyday items emblematic of the Japanese tradition of wrapping things. They are reusable and therefore do not impose a burden on the environment, moreover, there has been renewed interest in furoshiki recent years in Japan and […]
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  • International Furoshiki Design Contest

    Dear Members of the JET Alumni Association: The Japan Foundation (JF) is pleased to announce its second annual International Furoshiki Design Contest for students at universities and vocational schools around the world who are the designers of the future. There will be one grand prize winner, three prizes for excellence, and ten prized for merit; the top four designs will then be produced into JF Original Furoshiki, thereby further promoting interaction between Japan with other countries. Furoshiki, or wrapping cloths, are stylish and distinctive everyday items emblematic of the Japanese tradition of wrapping things. They are reusable and therefore do not impose a burden on the environment, moreover, there has been renewed interest in furoshiki recent years in Japan and […]

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    The “Learning to Blog” Workshop is Back! 1.  Apologies for the long hiatus.  I’d like to start running the “Learning to Blog” workshops again.  Please contact me at jetwit@jetwit.com if interested.  Once I have a sense of interest level, I’ll email all responders to figure out convenient times and locations.  Non-JETs welcome too.  (Note:  If you emailed me in the past expressing interest, please re-email me.  Apologies for the inconvenience.) 2.  Advanced Classes:  If you’re interested in a more advanced “Learning to Blog” type workshop (i.e., you already took the first one or you already know your way around a blog), please contact me at jetwit@jetwit.com.  I have some ideas for “next level” workshops (e.g., how to consistently generate good content; search engine optimization; setting […]
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  • Return of the “Learning to Blog” Workshop!

    The “Learning to Blog” Workshop is Back! 1.  Apologies for the long hiatus.  I’d like to start running the “Learning to Blog” workshops again.  Please contact me at jetwit@jetwit.com if interested.  Once I have a sense of interest level, I’ll email all responders to figure out convenient times and locations.  Non-JETs welcome too.  (Note:  If you emailed me in the past expressing interest, please re-email me.  Apologies for the inconvenience.) 2.  Advanced Classes:  If you’re interested in a more advanced “Learning to Blog” type workshop (i.e., you already took the first one or you already know your way around a blog), please contact me at jetwit@jetwit.com.  I have some ideas for “next level” workshops (e.g., how to consistently generate good content; search engine optimization; setting […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/13/samurai-sword-class-photos/"></div>Photos from this past Saturday’s Samurai Sword Fighting Class. More on Mie’s Flickr page.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/13/samurai-sword-class-photos/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Samurai Sword Class Photos

    Photos from this past Saturday’s Samurai Sword Fighting Class. More on Mie’s Flickr page.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/09/jetaa-ny-jq-magazine%e2%80%99s-septemberoctober-issue-out-now%e2%80%8f/"></div>JQ magazine returns with another fall classic! Features include the JETAA USA National Conference wrap-up, a review of JET alum author Malena Watrous‘ new book If You Follow Me, and an exclusive interview with Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. Click here to view. BIG NEWS! This is also JQ‘s final issue in traditional print form. It will return after a brief hiatus as an all-online publication. With no space limitations or monthly deadlines, JET readers from all chapters are encouraged to submit stories, announcements, updates and commentary to help make us a stronger and more unified “national international” publication. Additional contents below. Thanks to JQ Editor Justin Tedaldi (Kobe-shi CIR, 2001-02) for another sugoi issue. Contact Justin if you’d […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/09/jetaa-ny-jq-magazine%e2%80%99s-septemberoctober-issue-out-now%e2%80%8f/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA NY JQ Magazine’s September/October Issue Out Now!‏

    JQ magazine returns with another fall classic! Features include the JETAA USA National Conference wrap-up, a review of JET alum author Malena Watrous‘ new book If You Follow Me, and an exclusive interview with Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. Click here to view. BIG NEWS! This is also JQ‘s final issue in traditional print form. It will return after a brief hiatus as an all-online publication. With no space limitations or monthly deadlines, JET readers from all chapters are encouraged to submit stories, announcements, updates and commentary to help make us a stronger and more unified “national international” publication. Additional contents below. Thanks to JQ Editor Justin Tedaldi (Kobe-shi CIR, 2001-02) for another sugoi issue. Contact Justin if you’d […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/02/ny-japantown-festival/"></div>SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL Sunday, September 26th, 2010 | 11 AM – 6 PM Upper East Side Every culture and people has its soul food—food that comes from recipes that have been passed down from generations that can be called the authentic flavor of a people. The different regions of Japan all have their own soul food specialties. In this festival, several restaurants and companies will introduce some of Japan’s most best-kept gastronomic secrets. Come visit the JapanTown Soul Food Festival on September 26th to taste the unique character of Japan’s diverse regions. Directions to Soul Food Festival Location: Lexington Avenue between 94th and 96th Streets Subway: 6 train to 77th Street 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street 6 train […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/02/ny-japantown-festival/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    NY JapanTown Festival

    SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL Sunday, September 26th, 2010 | 11 AM – 6 PM Upper East Side Every culture and people has its soul food—food that comes from recipes that have been passed down from generations that can be called the authentic flavor of a people. The different regions of Japan all have their own soul food specialties. In this festival, several restaurants and companies will introduce some of Japan’s most best-kept gastronomic secrets. Come visit the JapanTown Soul Food Festival on September 26th to taste the unique character of Japan’s diverse regions. Directions to Soul Food Festival Location: Lexington Avenue between 94th and 96th Streets Subway: 6 train to 77th Street 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street 6 train […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/01/volunteers-wanted-for-samurai-armor-try-on/"></div>What: 92nd Street Y Street Festival Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 Time: 10AM to 6PM (You can come either AM shift only (10AM to 2PM) or PM shift only (2PM to 6PM) or whatever the time frame you can. Location: Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets (Exact block of our both location TBD) The Consulate General of Japan in New York is participating in the 92nd Street Y Street Festival this year. We will have two sets of real Samurai armors and have people try on and take pictures at our booth. Attached is a photo of the two Samurai armors we are renting for this event. We need a few JETAA volunteers who will staff the booth; wear armor […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2010/09/01/volunteers-wanted-for-samurai-armor-try-on/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Volunteers Wanted for Samurai Armor Booth at Street Fair!

    What: 92nd Street Y Street Festival Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 Time: 10AM to 6PM (You can come either AM shift only (10AM to 2PM) or PM shift only (2PM to 6PM) or whatever the time frame you can. Location: Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets (Exact block of our both location TBD) The Consulate General of Japan in New York is participating in the 92nd Street Y Street Festival this year. We will have two sets of real Samurai armors and have people try on and take pictures at our booth. Attached is a photo of the two Samurai armors we are renting for this event. We need a few JETAA volunteers who will staff the booth; wear armor […]

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