Archive for February, 2011

  • Did you have a terrific time on JET and want to share your experience with college students interested in teaching in Japan? Come join us as we speak to recent study abroad returnees at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Study Abroad Re-entry Conference. Date: Friday, March 4th Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Place: The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave @ 35th St What: You, any Japan pictures/paraphernalia, and your enthusiasm for JET! Last year we had a terrific group and our table was really popular (see here). The students were really excited about going abroad again and hearing from us- it’s definitely a fun time! If you’re interested, please email pamela.kavalam@nyu.edu. Thanks so much and hope […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/4) CUNY International Opportunities Fair – Friday 3/4 @ 12:30 pm

    Did you have a terrific time on JET and want to share your experience with college students interested in teaching in Japan? Come join us as we speak to recent study abroad returnees at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Study Abroad Re-entry Conference. Date: Friday, March 4th Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Place: The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave @ 35th St What: You, any Japan pictures/paraphernalia, and your enthusiasm for JET! Last year we had a terrific group and our table was really popular (see here). The students were really excited about going abroad again and hearing from us- it’s definitely a fun time! If you’re interested, please email pamela.kavalam@nyu.edu. Thanks so much and hope […]

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  • Koto player Masayo Ishigure explains the koto and plays a tune at the JETAANY / Mie Inc cultural event on February 19, 2011. Video from leesean.net / hepnova. More photos by Mie on Flickr<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Video and Photos from the Masayo Ishigure Koto Event

    Koto player Masayo Ishigure explains the koto and plays a tune at the JETAANY / Mie Inc cultural event on February 19, 2011. Video from leesean.net / hepnova. More photos by Mie on Flickr

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  • Did you know that you don’t need to be a JET Alumni to sign up for announcements? Simply fill out the box to on the right-hand side and you’ll be added to our announcements list. If you signed up previously, but haven’t seen an announcement in several weeks, please sign up again. Don’t forget to check your spam inbox, too, just in case! For those who’d like to stay updated, but are more ‘up-to-the-minute’ rather than twice a month announcement-types, subscribe to our RSS feed on your favorite news reader!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Stay Up-to-Date with JETAANY!

    Did you know that you don’t need to be a JET Alumni to sign up for announcements? Simply fill out the box to on the right-hand side and you’ll be added to our announcements list. If you signed up previously, but haven’t seen an announcement in several weeks, please sign up again. Don’t forget to check your spam inbox, too, just in case! For those who’d like to stay updated, but are more ‘up-to-the-minute’ rather than twice a month announcement-types, subscribe to our RSS feed on your favorite news reader!

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  • Join us for our largest social networking event of the year. This is the opportunity to mix and mingle with JET alumni and other organizations in the NYC area.  This is an open invitation for those who have a job, looking for a job, changing careers, or just interested in meeting other people passionate about Japan.  Please feel free to pass along to friends and co-workers. No RSVP necessary. When: Thursday, March 3rd, 6:30pm Where: Amber Restaurant (432 6th Ave, between 9th and 10th Streets) Subway-A,B,C,D,E,F,M @ West 4 Station #1 Train @ Christopher Street Station Cost: $10 (Includes 2 drink tickets and passed hors d’oeuvres including Thai, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine) Questions regarding this event please contact Monica Yuki […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/3) Annual Meishi Exchange Networking Event

    Join us for our largest social networking event of the year. This is the opportunity to mix and mingle with JET alumni and other organizations in the NYC area.  This is an open invitation for those who have a job, looking for a job, changing careers, or just interested in meeting other people passionate about Japan.  Please feel free to pass along to friends and co-workers. No RSVP necessary. When: Thursday, March 3rd, 6:30pm Where: Amber Restaurant (432 6th Ave, between 9th and 10th Streets) Subway-A,B,C,D,E,F,M @ West 4 Station #1 Train @ Christopher Street Station Cost: $10 (Includes 2 drink tickets and passed hors d’oeuvres including Thai, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine) Questions regarding this event please contact Monica Yuki […]

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  • Japan Society Gallery is delighted to invite JETAANY members to the opening reception for this thought-provoking show on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 9 pm.  Admission is strictly by printed invitation only.  If you are interested in joining us on March 16, please contact Monica to vicepres@jetaany.org.  Tickets will be distributed at the Meishi Exchange (March 3rd) or by mail. Japan Society’s spring exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art has much to offer anyone with an informed interest about what is going on in Japan today—not just in the world of art but throughout Japanese society. Moving far beyond the over-familiar stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Bye Bye Kitty!!! features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/16) Bye Bye Kitty!!! Exhibition Preview at Japan Society

    Japan Society Gallery is delighted to invite JETAANY members to the opening reception for this thought-provoking show on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 9 pm.  Admission is strictly by printed invitation only.  If you are interested in joining us on March 16, please contact Monica to vicepres@jetaany.org.  Tickets will be distributed at the Meishi Exchange (March 3rd) or by mail. Japan Society’s spring exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art has much to offer anyone with an informed interest about what is going on in Japan today—not just in the world of art but throughout Japanese society. Moving far beyond the over-familiar stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Bye Bye Kitty!!! features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, […]

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  • As winter ever so slowly turns into spring, keep your heart warm and your palette busy with gourmet Japanese soul food. Next Thursday (2/24) we’ll have a no pre-pay, meet, eat and greet at Celebrity Chef* David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar! (^.^)// (I’ve always wanted to try this place) Come share in the experience, and brush-up your Japanese! Let’s meet in line in front of the restaurant. I will get in line at 7:00pm. And, I will happily share a table with those who arrive to join me before I make it inside. If you don’t know who I am, my name is Kendall and I’ve been the NDD Steward for the past year. I will have some sort of […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/24) February’s Nihongo Dake Dinner

    As winter ever so slowly turns into spring, keep your heart warm and your palette busy with gourmet Japanese soul food. Next Thursday (2/24) we’ll have a no pre-pay, meet, eat and greet at Celebrity Chef* David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar! (^.^)// (I’ve always wanted to try this place) Come share in the experience, and brush-up your Japanese! Let’s meet in line in front of the restaurant. I will get in line at 7:00pm. And, I will happily share a table with those who arrive to join me before I make it inside. If you don’t know who I am, my name is Kendall and I’ve been the NDD Steward for the past year. I will have some sort of […]

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  • Ever since we revamped our homepage this year, some of you have been wondering what’s become of JETAA New York’s JQ magazine. Now, we’re ready to make a formal announcement! Starting this month, JQ will be teaming up with renowned JET alumni resource site JetWit.com (which recently received a glowing letter of support from New York’s Consulate General of Japan) to feature JET alum and Japan-related feature stories! Much like JQ’s Brainstorm Crew postings featuring story ideas, we would like to present the below JetWit Writing Opportunities for real-time instant story posting. This means no more waiting for the publication of seasonal issues, and it will allow for true global participation from our 55,000 alumni around the world! Below are story […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ and JetWit Are Looking for Writers!

    Ever since we revamped our homepage this year, some of you have been wondering what’s become of JETAA New York’s JQ magazine. Now, we’re ready to make a formal announcement! Starting this month, JQ will be teaming up with renowned JET alumni resource site JetWit.com (which recently received a glowing letter of support from New York’s Consulate General of Japan) to feature JET alum and Japan-related feature stories! Much like JQ’s Brainstorm Crew postings featuring story ideas, we would like to present the below JetWit Writing Opportunities for real-time instant story posting. This means no more waiting for the publication of seasonal issues, and it will allow for true global participation from our 55,000 alumni around the world! Below are story […]

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  • The Logo Contest has been extended once again due to popular demand! If you haven’t entered yet, there’s a $100 prize waiting for you and the chance to list JETAANY as one of your clients in your portfolio! You do not need to be a professional designer, many entries have been submitted by amateurs who just want to exercise their creative skills for a good cause. The new logo to be featured on JETAANY’s website, announcements, marketing materials, letterhead, business cards, etc. Your logo will be the visual cornerstone of our rebranding effort. Participants do not have to be JET Alumni or affiliated with the JET Program to enter or win, so please pass this along to any creative friends […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Logo Contest Extended Through February!

    The Logo Contest has been extended once again due to popular demand! If you haven’t entered yet, there’s a $100 prize waiting for you and the chance to list JETAANY as one of your clients in your portfolio! You do not need to be a professional designer, many entries have been submitted by amateurs who just want to exercise their creative skills for a good cause. The new logo to be featured on JETAANY’s website, announcements, marketing materials, letterhead, business cards, etc. Your logo will be the visual cornerstone of our rebranding effort. Participants do not have to be JET Alumni or affiliated with the JET Program to enter or win, so please pass this along to any creative friends […]

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  • Join us at our largest social networking event of the year. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with JET alumni and other organizations in the area. This is an open invitation event. Please feel free to pass along to friends and co-workers. No RSVP necessary, and remember to bring lots of business cards! The event date and location is still being negotiated, but it will be on a weekday during the last full week of February. Please check here for more details in the next few days! Questions regarding this event please contact Monica Yuki (vicepres@jetaany.org)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Save the Date: Meishi Exchange

    Join us at our largest social networking event of the year. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with JET alumni and other organizations in the area. This is an open invitation event. Please feel free to pass along to friends and co-workers. No RSVP necessary, and remember to bring lots of business cards! The event date and location is still being negotiated, but it will be on a weekday during the last full week of February. Please check here for more details in the next few days! Questions regarding this event please contact Monica Yuki (vicepres@jetaany.org)

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  • On behalf of the JETAA NY Board of Directors, we hope this message finds you well!  As we approach another election season for our executive officers, we wanted to reach out to everyone with a quick timeline of the selection process for those who might be interested in running for an officer seat.  In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received.  As always, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary roles are those seats that are open to interested members.  While some of our current officers may run again, all 4 positions are open for the 2011 term.  We encourage anyone who is interested […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Executive Officer Elections 2011

    On behalf of the JETAA NY Board of Directors, we hope this message finds you well!  As we approach another election season for our executive officers, we wanted to reach out to everyone with a quick timeline of the selection process for those who might be interested in running for an officer seat.  In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received.  As always, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary roles are those seats that are open to interested members.  While some of our current officers may run again, all 4 positions are open for the 2011 term.  We encourage anyone who is interested […]

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  • Are you interested in becoming a more active member of JETAANY? Then come to the Quarterly Meeting at the Japanese Local Government Center this month! This is an excellent place to meet the executive officers and other leaders in our organization and have a voice in the direction we take. We are always looking for more volunteers for events and this is an excellent way to get more involved. What: JETAANY Quarterly Meeting When: Wednesday, February 16, 7:00pm Where: 3 Park Avenue (between 33rd and 34th St.) 20th Floor If you have never attended before, but would like to come then please email president@jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/16) February Quarterly Meeting

    Are you interested in becoming a more active member of JETAANY? Then come to the Quarterly Meeting at the Japanese Local Government Center this month! This is an excellent place to meet the executive officers and other leaders in our organization and have a voice in the direction we take. We are always looking for more volunteers for events and this is an excellent way to get more involved. What: JETAANY Quarterly Meeting When: Wednesday, February 16, 7:00pm Where: 3 Park Avenue (between 33rd and 34th St.) 20th Floor If you have never attended before, but would like to come then please email president@jetaany.org.

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  • Beat the snow by heading to Midtown for fun times at a Viking-themed indoor beer garden with your fellow JET alums! Choose from an incredible selection of beers (50+) from around the world, including a $5 beer special which changes weekly. Date: Wednesday February 9th Time: 6:30 pm Location: Valhalla, 815 9th Avenue (@ 54th Street) We’ll have two tables in the back with JETAANY signage. Hope to see you there!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    February Happy Hour at Valhalla

    Beat the snow by heading to Midtown for fun times at a Viking-themed indoor beer garden with your fellow JET alums! Choose from an incredible selection of beers (50+) from around the world, including a $5 beer special which changes weekly. Date: Wednesday February 9th Time: 6:30 pm Location: Valhalla, 815 9th Avenue (@ 54th Street) We’ll have two tables in the back with JETAANY signage. Hope to see you there!

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