Archive for January, 2011

  • The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. It is 71-inch width, and made from wood, and has13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing, and use three fingers to pluck the strings–the resulting sound is very haunting, and very “Japanese.” When: Saturday 19th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Music Studio (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 Application deadline: February 16, 2011 (Minimum participation is 5) RSVP by paying via PayPal. Ms. Masayo Ishigure will give a special koto lecture. She began playing at the age of five in Gifu, Japan. After initial studies, she became […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Koto Workshop

    The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. It is 71-inch width, and made from wood, and has13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing, and use three fingers to pluck the strings–the resulting sound is very haunting, and very “Japanese.” When: Saturday 19th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Music Studio (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 Application deadline: February 16, 2011 (Minimum participation is 5) RSVP by paying via PayPal. Ms. Masayo Ishigure will give a special koto lecture. She began playing at the age of five in Gifu, Japan. After initial studies, she became […]

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  • More photos from the kimono and shodo event on Mie’s Flickr page.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Mie Inc Kimono and Shodo Event Photos

    More photos from the kimono and shodo event on Mie’s Flickr page.

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  • This event is sold out! As you may know, the Shinnenkai has sold out in record time. However, we are pleased to announce that we have secured a few more tickets. These tickets are at the regular (non-subsidized) price of $45 which pays for an all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style appetizers included) at Restaurant Riki. This event sold out because the Shinnenkai is always one of the best attended, and most fun events of the year. Remember to buy your tickets early for events to ensure you get a spot at the best price available! When: Saturday, January 29 Time: 7:00-10:00 Where: Restaurant Riki 141 E 45th St # 1 New York NY 10017-3133 (conveniently located near Grand Central Station) Cost: […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2011 Shinnenkai: Additional Tickets Released!

    This event is sold out! As you may know, the Shinnenkai has sold out in record time. However, we are pleased to announce that we have secured a few more tickets. These tickets are at the regular (non-subsidized) price of $45 which pays for an all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style appetizers included) at Restaurant Riki. This event sold out because the Shinnenkai is always one of the best attended, and most fun events of the year. Remember to buy your tickets early for events to ensure you get a spot at the best price available! When: Saturday, January 29 Time: 7:00-10:00 Where: Restaurant Riki 141 E 45th St # 1 New York NY 10017-3133 (conveniently located near Grand Central Station) Cost: […]

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  • From Andrew Staples, Ph.D. Associate Professor (Fukuoka, 1996-1999) The University and MBA Based in the heart of Kyoto, Doshisha University is Japan’s second oldest private university with a long tradition of international exchange reinforced by institutional agreements with top-ranked institutions around the world including the University of Cambridge in the UK, Stanford in the USA and Peking University in China. The university was designated as a ‘Global 30’ institution by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 2009 in recognition of its proactive internationalization strategy which includes the launch of a number of new undergraduate and postgraduate program delivered in English. As part of this process the Graduate School of Business (Doshisha Business School, established 2004) launched the Global MBA in 2009. This […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Funding Opportunities for Potential MBAs in Japan

    From Andrew Staples, Ph.D. Associate Professor (Fukuoka, 1996-1999) The University and MBA Based in the heart of Kyoto, Doshisha University is Japan’s second oldest private university with a long tradition of international exchange reinforced by institutional agreements with top-ranked institutions around the world including the University of Cambridge in the UK, Stanford in the USA and Peking University in China. The university was designated as a ‘Global 30’ institution by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 2009 in recognition of its proactive internationalization strategy which includes the launch of a number of new undergraduate and postgraduate program delivered in English. As part of this process the Graduate School of Business (Doshisha Business School, established 2004) launched the Global MBA in 2009. This […]

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  • Fellow JETAANY alumni were featured in the January 1 issue of Shukan NY Seikatsu, a local Japanese-language newspaper. Check it out and read the article (in Japanese) on JetWit.com!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    NY JET alumni featured in Shukan NY Seikatsu

    Fellow JETAANY alumni were featured in the January 1 issue of Shukan NY Seikatsu, a local Japanese-language newspaper. Check it out and read the article (in Japanese) on JetWit.com!

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  • This event has sold out at the discounted price. Click here to buy tickets at full price. Ring in 2011, year of the Rabbit, with our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering). Join us for a $30, all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style appetizers included) at Restaurant Riki. You cannot possibly get a better deal than this, and the Shinnenkai is always one of the best attended, and most fun events of the year. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones (and maybe round up some fellow alums and have a nijikai!) Space is limited to 40 people, so please buy your tickets today! When: Saturday, January 29 Time: 7:00-10:00 Where: Restaurant Riki […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2011 JETAANY Shinnenkai (Sold Out)

    This event has sold out at the discounted price. Click here to buy tickets at full price. Ring in 2011, year of the Rabbit, with our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering). Join us for a $30, all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style appetizers included) at Restaurant Riki. You cannot possibly get a better deal than this, and the Shinnenkai is always one of the best attended, and most fun events of the year. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones (and maybe round up some fellow alums and have a nijikai!) Space is limited to 40 people, so please buy your tickets today! When: Saturday, January 29 Time: 7:00-10:00 Where: Restaurant Riki […]

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  • Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (^.^)//*~ Happy 2011 Everyone! Nihongo Dake Dinner will be having it’s first dinner of the year on Friday, January 21. Join us at Onya – New York City’s only purveyor of Osaka-style udon – for a shinnenkai complete with authentic Japanese food and authentic Japanese! We will have a course menu for $20 (with drinks separate, as per usual). There’s only space for 15 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot! If you have any questions, email Kendall (kendall dot murano at gmail dot com). When: Friday, January 21st Time: 7:00-9:00 Where: Onya 143 East 47th St (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave) Price: $20 (drinks separate) This event is sold out! Be sure to […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    First Nihongo Dake Dinner of 2011 (Sold Out!)

    Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (^.^)//*~ Happy 2011 Everyone! Nihongo Dake Dinner will be having it’s first dinner of the year on Friday, January 21. Join us at Onya – New York City’s only purveyor of Osaka-style udon – for a shinnenkai complete with authentic Japanese food and authentic Japanese! We will have a course menu for $20 (with drinks separate, as per usual). There’s only space for 15 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot! If you have any questions, email Kendall (kendall dot murano at gmail dot com). When: Friday, January 21st Time: 7:00-9:00 Where: Onya 143 East 47th St (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave) Price: $20 (drinks separate) This event is sold out! Be sure to […]

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  • JET-Tourist Tally Project: How much tourism revenue did we generate for Japan? If you haven’t responded yet, please let us know how many tourists you personally caused to visit Japan. This is one of a number of efforts to help demonstrate the value of JET to Japan. Here’s the link directly to the Google Form: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFFPeW5zdUZjQ3RZbEJJQ2IzNHJCZHc6MQ&ifq And here’s the post on JetWit: http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/12/08/project-how-much-tourism-revenue-has-jet-generated-for-japan/ Yoroshiku! Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET-Tourist Tally Project

    JET-Tourist Tally Project: How much tourism revenue did we generate for Japan? If you haven’t responded yet, please let us know how many tourists you personally caused to visit Japan. This is one of a number of efforts to help demonstrate the value of JET to Japan. Here’s the link directly to the Google Form: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFFPeW5zdUZjQ3RZbEJJQ2IzNHJCZHc6MQ&ifq And here’s the post on JetWit: http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/12/08/project-how-much-tourism-revenue-has-jet-generated-for-japan/ Yoroshiku! Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94)

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  • Dear JETAANY Members and Friends, Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!!  That is, happy new year!  On behalf our Board of Directors and Executive Committee, I would like to thank all of you for your participation in our events and support of our organization in 2010.  The year proved to be an eventful one, filled with cultural, social, and networking activities designed to benefit our diverse membership. In 2010 we organized over 35 events, not including our monthly Executive Officer meetings, quarterly Board of Directors meetings, and various other meetings and dinners with CLAIR NY and the Consulate General of Japan in New York.  We also held the US JETAA National Conference in midtown Manhattan in August.  This annual meeting is hosted by a different chapter each year and attended by […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    A New Year Message from JETAANY

    Dear JETAANY Members and Friends, Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!!  That is, happy new year!  On behalf our Board of Directors and Executive Committee, I would like to thank all of you for your participation in our events and support of our organization in 2010.  The year proved to be an eventful one, filled with cultural, social, and networking activities designed to benefit our diverse membership. In 2010 we organized over 35 events, not including our monthly Executive Officer meetings, quarterly Board of Directors meetings, and various other meetings and dinners with CLAIR NY and the Consulate General of Japan in New York.  We also held the US JETAA National Conference in midtown Manhattan in August.  This annual meeting is hosted by a different chapter each year and attended by […]

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