Archive for September, 2010

  • BEAUTIFUL 1-BR AVAILABLE IN HELL’S KITCHEN, D/W, W/D in APT My boyfriend and I are moving to Brooklyn and need someone to take over our lease from Nov 1st. We signed a 2-year lease last summer, so you can have the apartment until July 31st, 2011 (9 months), for $2,000 a month, with option to re-sign at that time. The apartment interior was renovated in 2005, and it’s in great condition. It has a washer and dryer in the apartment (!!!), a dishwasher, a ceiling fan in the living room, french doors leading into the bedroom, tons of closet space and good natural light from the 2 garden-facing bedroom windows. The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a walk-up […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Help-a-JET: JET Alum apartment available Nov 1st!

    BEAUTIFUL 1-BR AVAILABLE IN HELL’S KITCHEN, D/W, W/D in APT My boyfriend and I are moving to Brooklyn and need someone to take over our lease from Nov 1st. We signed a 2-year lease last summer, so you can have the apartment until July 31st, 2011 (9 months), for $2,000 a month, with option to re-sign at that time. The apartment interior was renovated in 2005, and it’s in great condition. It has a washer and dryer in the apartment (!!!), a dishwasher, a ceiling fan in the living room, french doors leading into the bedroom, tons of closet space and good natural light from the 2 garden-facing bedroom windows. The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a walk-up […]

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  • Re-live your days of imagined vocal glory with JETAA friends old and new! Join us next week for our next Philly JETAA event, Japanese-style karaoke. A private room (and a few drinks) will once again set us free to make complete fools of ourselves and not regret it the next morning. When:  Thursday, Sept 30th @ 7:00 PM Where:  Yakitori Boy in Chinatown, Philadelphia 211 N. 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 Cost: $15 gets you two hours of karaoke and two drinks!!! Please RSVP in advance, as we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins. RSVP by emailing: PhillyRep@jetaany.org Hope to see you there! — Philly JETAA<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Karaoke in Philly

    Re-live your days of imagined vocal glory with JETAA friends old and new! Join us next week for our next Philly JETAA event, Japanese-style karaoke. A private room (and a few drinks) will once again set us free to make complete fools of ourselves and not regret it the next morning. When:  Thursday, Sept 30th @ 7:00 PM Where:  Yakitori Boy in Chinatown, Philadelphia 211 N. 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 Cost: $15 gets you two hours of karaoke and two drinks!!! Please RSVP in advance, as we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins. RSVP by emailing: PhillyRep@jetaany.org Hope to see you there! — Philly JETAA

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  • Nihongo Dake Dinner this month is at Hiroko’s Place. Just like the easy-going Japanese friend you may have made while living in Japan, Hiroko’s Place is a charming and super-cute restaurant that makes you feel completely welcome and at ease. Enjoy Japanese comfort foods such as gratin and omu curry rice, in her chilled-out, manga-kisa style atmosphere, complete with shelves of lovelingly-used manga. This time, the wait staff will only take our orders in Japanese! Ahh, natsukashii! Since this is a casual dinner, you do not need to pay in advance, but please pay for what you order the night of. What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Thursday, Sept. 30 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 Where: Hiroko’s Place 75 Thompson Street (between […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    September’s Nihongo Dake Dinner

    Nihongo Dake Dinner this month is at Hiroko’s Place. Just like the easy-going Japanese friend you may have made while living in Japan, Hiroko’s Place is a charming and super-cute restaurant that makes you feel completely welcome and at ease. Enjoy Japanese comfort foods such as gratin and omu curry rice, in her chilled-out, manga-kisa style atmosphere, complete with shelves of lovelingly-used manga. This time, the wait staff will only take our orders in Japanese! Ahh, natsukashii! Since this is a casual dinner, you do not need to pay in advance, but please pay for what you order the night of. What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Thursday, Sept. 30 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 Where: Hiroko’s Place 75 Thompson Street (between […]

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  • When : On Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Where: Megan’s apartment In Long Island City (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost : $35 ($20 for lecture fee / $15 for flower and material fee) Application deadline: October 14, 2010 (Minimum participation is 5, maximum of 10) Ikenobo Ikebaka instructor, Yasuko Otsue will give a brief history of Ikenobo ikebana, conduct a demonstration of an arrangement, and help you explore making your own arrangement. The style you will create is called moribana, which is one of the subcategories of free style arrangements. Yasuko is a member of the Ikenobo NYC chapter, where she has studied ikebana for the past 10 years. She has given ikebana […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Ikebana (Japanese Floral Design) Class

    When : On Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Where: Megan’s apartment In Long Island City (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost : $35 ($20 for lecture fee / $15 for flower and material fee) Application deadline: October 14, 2010 (Minimum participation is 5, maximum of 10) Ikenobo Ikebaka instructor, Yasuko Otsue will give a brief history of Ikenobo ikebana, conduct a demonstration of an arrangement, and help you explore making your own arrangement. The style you will create is called moribana, which is one of the subcategories of free style arrangements. Yasuko is a member of the Ikenobo NYC chapter, where she has studied ikebana for the past 10 years. She has given ikebana […]

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  • Every month the Consulate General of Japan in New York releases an e-newsletter delivered to your doorstep with great information on cultural events (that often don’t get posted to this website), headline news, and articles about Japan and Japanese culture. Have you signed up yet? Check out this month’s issue here!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    September Issue of Japan Info!

    Every month the Consulate General of Japan in New York releases an e-newsletter delivered to your doorstep with great information on cultural events (that often don’t get posted to this website), headline news, and articles about Japan and Japanese culture. Have you signed up yet? Check out this month’s issue here!

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  • 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, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    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 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    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 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    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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  • Photos from this past Saturday’s Samurai Sword Fighting Class. More on Mie’s Flickr page.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Samurai Sword Class Photos

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

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  • 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 Sharing Buttons below -->

    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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  • 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 Sharing Buttons below -->

    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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  • 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 Sharing Buttons below -->

    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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