Archive for October, 2010

  • What: November JETAA Book Club meeting When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7 PM Where: Kat Barnas’ apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (please email for exact address) This month, we are reading “Silence” by Shusaku Endo.  As one reviewer said, “Silence by Shusaku Endo is an unusual book compared to the other Japanese novels I’ve read. It’s an historical fiction novel, taking place in 1600s Japan, and it is about faith. It is about trusting in God, or not, when things get hard. Yet, to some extent, Silence seems similar to the other Japanese novels I’ve read because all occurs under the conflict of Japanese society versus western society.”  That said, our discussion will not be silent and we welcome you to […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Book Club November Meeting

    What: November JETAA Book Club meeting When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7 PM Where: Kat Barnas’ apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (please email for exact address) This month, we are reading “Silence” by Shusaku Endo.  As one reviewer said, “Silence by Shusaku Endo is an unusual book compared to the other Japanese novels I’ve read. It’s an historical fiction novel, taking place in 1600s Japan, and it is about faith. It is about trusting in God, or not, when things get hard. Yet, to some extent, Silence seems similar to the other Japanese novels I’ve read because all occurs under the conflict of Japanese society versus western society.”  That said, our discussion will not be silent and we welcome you to […]

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  • Are you a JETAANY member looking for a job? Please join the JET Alumni on November 6th for our Annual Career Forum and Networking Event. This afternoon event provides pertinent discussions on how to join the workforce after your years on JET or if you plan to change careers. After the presentations you will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with resume experts and alumni who currently work in your field of interest. Date: Saturday November 6th 2010 Schedule: 2:00pm ~ Check-in 2:20pm-5:30pm ~ Presentations 5:30pm-6:30pm ~ Meet the Recruiters & Industry Experts Location: Nippon Club 145 West 57th Street (btwn 6th Ave and 7th Ave) 5th Floor in the Sakura Room. RSVP: Please confirm your attendance to the Career […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2010 JETAANY Career Forum

    Are you a JETAANY member looking for a job? Please join the JET Alumni on November 6th for our Annual Career Forum and Networking Event. This afternoon event provides pertinent discussions on how to join the workforce after your years on JET or if you plan to change careers. After the presentations you will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with resume experts and alumni who currently work in your field of interest. Date: Saturday November 6th 2010 Schedule: 2:00pm ~ Check-in 2:20pm-5:30pm ~ Presentations 5:30pm-6:30pm ~ Meet the Recruiters & Industry Experts Location: Nippon Club 145 West 57th Street (btwn 6th Ave and 7th Ave) 5th Floor in the Sakura Room. RSVP: Please confirm your attendance to the Career […]

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  • This event has been cancelled. When: Sunday, November 14 from 12 pm – 1 pm Where: Cha-An (230 East 9th Street 2nd Floor New York NY ) http://www.chaanteahouse.com/ Cost: $20 Application deadline: November 11, 2010 (Minimum participation is 5, maximum of 10) Ms. Nakai will demonstrate the Usasenke style tea ceremony to JETaaNY members exclusively in Cha-An’s lovely tatami room. She will begin by demonstrating the otemae (procedure for making tea) and will serve tea to each participant; Meanwhile Cha-An will provide hand made wagashi, Gyuhi. After the Otemae, Ms. Nakai will talk about the history of tea ceremony including the hand made wagashi. Cha-An is known as a wonderful East Village Japanese Tea House, well-known for their excellent Japanese […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Ocha-seki Experience – Cancelled!

    This event has been cancelled. When: Sunday, November 14 from 12 pm – 1 pm Where: Cha-An (230 East 9th Street 2nd Floor New York NY ) http://www.chaanteahouse.com/ Cost: $20 Application deadline: November 11, 2010 (Minimum participation is 5, maximum of 10) Ms. Nakai will demonstrate the Usasenke style tea ceremony to JETaaNY members exclusively in Cha-An’s lovely tatami room. She will begin by demonstrating the otemae (procedure for making tea) and will serve tea to each participant; Meanwhile Cha-An will provide hand made wagashi, Gyuhi. After the Otemae, Ms. Nakai will talk about the history of tea ceremony including the hand made wagashi. Cha-An is known as a wonderful East Village Japanese Tea House, well-known for their excellent Japanese […]

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  • Miss Japan? Want an excuse to go back? Our friends at JNTO and AA have worked together to put together a promotional package offer to Tokyo in January and February of 2011! The package includes a three-night hotel stay in Tokyo. http://www.aavacations.com/specials/asa1037-japan-travel-deals.asp<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Special Winter Travel Deal to Tokyo!

    Miss Japan? Want an excuse to go back? Our friends at JNTO and AA have worked together to put together a promotional package offer to Tokyo in January and February of 2011! The package includes a three-night hotel stay in Tokyo. http://www.aavacations.com/specials/asa1037-japan-travel-deals.asp

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  • The Career & Graduate School Forum sponsored by JETAADC, the Embassy of Japan and CLAIR New York, will take place on Monday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 10 at the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, DC (Chinatown). Monday, November 8th, 2010 Resume-Writing Workshop with Beth Colley from Chesapeake Resume Writing Service. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Joint-Panel discussion: “Careers After JET” and “Graduate School After JET” Career Networking Reception* to follow from 7PM to 9PM Registration JETAADC Member: $10 (for both events), $5 for one event JETAADC Non-Member (FOJs): $15 (for both events), $10 for one event For detailed information on workshops, panels, and speakers, as well as to RSVP, click here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2010 JETAADC Career & Graduate School Forum

    The Career & Graduate School Forum sponsored by JETAADC, the Embassy of Japan and CLAIR New York, will take place on Monday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 10 at the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, DC (Chinatown). Monday, November 8th, 2010 Resume-Writing Workshop with Beth Colley from Chesapeake Resume Writing Service. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Joint-Panel discussion: “Careers After JET” and “Graduate School After JET” Career Networking Reception* to follow from 7PM to 9PM Registration JETAADC Member: $10 (for both events), $5 for one event JETAADC Non-Member (FOJs): $15 (for both events), $10 for one event For detailed information on workshops, panels, and speakers, as well as to RSVP, click here.

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  • Have you voted yet? The Election for Board of Directors is on-going, so please take a moment to vote! There are 5 candidates running for the 4 open positions on the Board of Directors. Platforms for all 5 candidates can be found here (PDF download). Voting takes place electronically, all JETAA NY members received a ballot via email on Thursday, October 14. Please contact elections@jetaany.org if you did not receive a ballot, or would like to have your ballot resent. Voting only takes a minute, please click the link in your email and vote now. More information about the Board of Directors: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Reminder: Board of Directors Elections!

    Have you voted yet? The Election for Board of Directors is on-going, so please take a moment to vote! There are 5 candidates running for the 4 open positions on the Board of Directors. Platforms for all 5 candidates can be found here (PDF download). Voting takes place electronically, all JETAA NY members received a ballot via email on Thursday, October 14. Please contact elections@jetaany.org if you did not receive a ballot, or would like to have your ballot resent. Voting only takes a minute, please click the link in your email and vote now. More information about the Board of Directors: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the […]

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  • What: JETAANY Happy Hour When: Wednesday, October 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten in the Lower East Side (7 Rivington St, #A) Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your fellow JETs at Loreley, a German bar in the Lower East Side with a garden in the back. Check out their webpage for a listing of their beers on tap and German food menu! This is a great excuse for JETAANY members to relax after work, look forward to the coming weekend, and of course, a great chance for returning JETs to meet other members! No need to RSVP, just show up!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Oktoberfest Happy Hour

    What: JETAANY Happy Hour When: Wednesday, October 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten in the Lower East Side (7 Rivington St, #A) Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your fellow JETs at Loreley, a German bar in the Lower East Side with a garden in the back. Check out their webpage for a listing of their beers on tap and German food menu! This is a great excuse for JETAANY members to relax after work, look forward to the coming weekend, and of course, a great chance for returning JETs to meet other members! No need to RSVP, just show up!

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  • What: Hiking on Bear Mountain When: Sunday, October 24 Time: 9:00am (meeting place in Manhattan TBA) Price: $15-$20 per person for transportation (dependent on number of people, cars, etc.) Come one and all for what could be the last chance to enjoy the outdoors in 2010! JETAANY will be having it’s annual hike in Bear Mountain. We will hike up, have some lunch at the top, then come back down and feast on the beer and sausage at the Oktoberfest held at the mountain’s base! Come for the fresh air, the exercise, the fall foliage (maybe), and of course, fellow alum company! We will be driving to Bear Mountain,  and there are only THREE spots left so please contact Monica (vicepresident@jetaany.org) […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Bear Mountain Hiking Trip

    What: Hiking on Bear Mountain When: Sunday, October 24 Time: 9:00am (meeting place in Manhattan TBA) Price: $15-$20 per person for transportation (dependent on number of people, cars, etc.) Come one and all for what could be the last chance to enjoy the outdoors in 2010! JETAANY will be having it’s annual hike in Bear Mountain. We will hike up, have some lunch at the top, then come back down and feast on the beer and sausage at the Oktoberfest held at the mountain’s base! Come for the fresh air, the exercise, the fall foliage (maybe), and of course, fellow alum company! We will be driving to Bear Mountain,  and there are only THREE spots left so please contact Monica (vicepresident@jetaany.org) […]

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  • In honor of Dio de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), the cultural cousin of Halloween, let’s celebrate by feasting on Mexican food and having gourmet margaritas at one of NYC’s best Mexican restaurants, Mexican Radio. For $20, the restaurant is preparing a menu of tacos, burritos, enchiladas and chimichangas, with chips, salsa and guacamole for appetizers. Come practice your Japanese and share  some of that high school Spanish you barely remember with our native-Japanese guests. It will be muy delicias y cho omoshiroi! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Wednesday, October 27 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 Where: Mexican Radio 19 Cleveland Pl (between Kenmare St & Spring St) New York, NY 10012 Cost:$20 in advance, pay for your own drinks the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    October Nihongo Dake Dinner: Day of the Dead Feast!

    In honor of Dio de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), the cultural cousin of Halloween, let’s celebrate by feasting on Mexican food and having gourmet margaritas at one of NYC’s best Mexican restaurants, Mexican Radio. For $20, the restaurant is preparing a menu of tacos, burritos, enchiladas and chimichangas, with chips, salsa and guacamole for appetizers. Come practice your Japanese and share  some of that high school Spanish you barely remember with our native-Japanese guests. It will be muy delicias y cho omoshiroi! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Wednesday, October 27 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 Where: Mexican Radio 19 Cleveland Pl (between Kenmare St & Spring St) New York, NY 10012 Cost:$20 in advance, pay for your own drinks the […]

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  • Position Description and Qualifications JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non- JET , all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Candidates Needed for JETAANY Board of Directors

    Position Description and Qualifications JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non- JET , all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of […]

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  • East Meets West Monthly Cross Cultural Event <iNFiNiTY> of Harlem is having a YOSAKOI dance workshop with the “SASSO JAPAN” YOSAKOI dance team. Produced by NY Hallelujah Company LLC.(http://gospelnow.org/ ) 10tecomi Cooperation(http://10tecomai.com/ ) Date: Friday October 8th 2010 From 6pm to 9pm Place: To Be Announced Price: FREE for 5-18 year old. $15 for Adults (Includes refreshment, drinks and a NARUKO castanet). Let`s dance “YOSAKOI” dance workshop is a example based lecture on how to dance YOSAKOI, how to use the NARUKO (Japanese Castanet) and perform the “SASSO JAPAN” Shout. The goal is to bring the customs of Japan to the wonderfully diverse community of New York through YOSAKOI and partying! So bring your friends and let`s learn YOSAKOI dance […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    YOSAKOI dance workshop

    East Meets West Monthly Cross Cultural Event <iNFiNiTY> of Harlem is having a YOSAKOI dance workshop with the “SASSO JAPAN” YOSAKOI dance team. Produced by NY Hallelujah Company LLC.(http://gospelnow.org/ ) 10tecomi Cooperation(http://10tecomai.com/ ) Date: Friday October 8th 2010 From 6pm to 9pm Place: To Be Announced Price: FREE for 5-18 year old. $15 for Adults (Includes refreshment, drinks and a NARUKO castanet). Let`s dance “YOSAKOI” dance workshop is a example based lecture on how to dance YOSAKOI, how to use the NARUKO (Japanese Castanet) and perform the “SASSO JAPAN” Shout. The goal is to bring the customs of Japan to the wonderfully diverse community of New York through YOSAKOI and partying! So bring your friends and let`s learn YOSAKOI dance […]

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  • DISCO International invites Japanese-English bilinguals to the Boston Career Forum 2010. —24th annual BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2010— Date: Oct. 22nd – 24th, 2010 (Fri. – Sun.) Place: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Boston, Massachusetts) http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/index.asp?lang=E Boston Career Forum is for anyone who is: – Japanese-English bilingual (must posses at minimum a conversational level or higher in both Japanese and English) and – looking for a full-time or internship position – interested in working for one of the 131 companies expected to participate such as: AMAZON JAPAN K.K. / ASTRAZENECA / BANDAI NAMCO GROUP / THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP / DELOITTE TOHMATSU CONSULTING / ERNST & YOUNG LLP / EXPEDIA, INC. / FIDELITY INVESTMENTS / GE / HITACHI, LTD. / MCKINSEY & COMPANY, INC., JAPAN […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Boston Career Forum 2010 for J/E Bilinguals!

    DISCO International invites Japanese-English bilinguals to the Boston Career Forum 2010. —24th annual BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2010— Date: Oct. 22nd – 24th, 2010 (Fri. – Sun.) Place: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Boston, Massachusetts) http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/index.asp?lang=E Boston Career Forum is for anyone who is: – Japanese-English bilingual (must posses at minimum a conversational level or higher in both Japanese and English) and – looking for a full-time or internship position – interested in working for one of the 131 companies expected to participate such as: AMAZON JAPAN K.K. / ASTRAZENECA / BANDAI NAMCO GROUP / THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP / DELOITTE TOHMATSU CONSULTING / ERNST & YOUNG LLP / EXPEDIA, INC. / FIDELITY INVESTMENTS / GE / HITACHI, LTD. / MCKINSEY & COMPANY, INC., JAPAN […]

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