Archive for March, 2011

  • Spring has (mostly) sprung and it’s time for another great Book Club discussion.  This time, we are reading “Naoko” by Keigo Higashino.  According to Amazon, “Expertly interweaving the real and the unreal, Naoko involves a working man, Heisuke, whose wife dies in a bus accident. His young daughter survives, but seems to be inhabited by her mother’s personality.” It is a great character novel and we look forward to another great discussion. When: 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13th Where: Flatiron Building, 23rd St. and Broadway.  Some of our wonderful members have found a nice space in there for us. As always, we will have refreshments. Please RSVP/ address questions to jill.schimmel@gmail.com.  Tanoshimi \(^_^)/<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/13) April Book Club Meeting

    Spring has (mostly) sprung and it’s time for another great Book Club discussion.  This time, we are reading “Naoko” by Keigo Higashino.  According to Amazon, “Expertly interweaving the real and the unreal, Naoko involves a working man, Heisuke, whose wife dies in a bus accident. His young daughter survives, but seems to be inhabited by her mother’s personality.” It is a great character novel and we look forward to another great discussion. When: 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13th Where: Flatiron Building, 23rd St. and Broadway.  Some of our wonderful members have found a nice space in there for us. As always, we will have refreshments. Please RSVP/ address questions to jill.schimmel@gmail.com.  Tanoshimi \(^_^)/

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  • New York’s only spontaneous Red Carpet event to give back with a special benefit performance on Thursday, April 14 at 9pm. $5 of every ticket will be donated to the  JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund! The MAC award-winning super-fancy mock awards show Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is honored to help support relief efforts in Japan by partnering up with the JET Alumni Association of New York. When: Thursday April 14, 9:00pm Where: The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street) Admission: Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum ($5 of each ticket sold will be donated to benefit Japan) Tickets can be purchased with cash at the Box Office or online at www.SmartTix.com Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is New York’s only […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/14) Broadway’s Next H!T Musical Benefit Performance for Japan

    New York’s only spontaneous Red Carpet event to give back with a special benefit performance on Thursday, April 14 at 9pm. $5 of every ticket will be donated to the  JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund! The MAC award-winning super-fancy mock awards show Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is honored to help support relief efforts in Japan by partnering up with the JET Alumni Association of New York. When: Thursday April 14, 9:00pm Where: The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street) Admission: Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum ($5 of each ticket sold will be donated to benefit Japan) Tickets can be purchased with cash at the Box Office or online at www.SmartTix.com Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is New York’s only […]

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  • When: Saturday 16th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Where: COLTONS NEWYORK (165 East 60th Street, Suite 4B, New York, NY 10022) Cost: $35 (including lecture and food fee) Application deadline: April 12th, 2011 (Minimum participation is 10 and Maximum is 13) Temaki Sushi is very popular at home in Japan because it is easy to prepare. You will learn how to cook sushi rice, roll sushi by hand, buy fresh sushi grade fish and other ingredients, and then get all the practical information for making sushi at home. Once you learn to prepare sushi at home, you will eat your favorite sushi over and over again! Ms. Hideko Colton is born and raised in Japan, living in NY for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/16) Learn to Make Temaki Sushi

    When: Saturday 16th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Where: COLTONS NEWYORK (165 East 60th Street, Suite 4B, New York, NY 10022) Cost: $35 (including lecture and food fee) Application deadline: April 12th, 2011 (Minimum participation is 10 and Maximum is 13) Temaki Sushi is very popular at home in Japan because it is easy to prepare. You will learn how to cook sushi rice, roll sushi by hand, buy fresh sushi grade fish and other ingredients, and then get all the practical information for making sushi at home. Once you learn to prepare sushi at home, you will eat your favorite sushi over and over again! Ms. Hideko Colton is born and raised in Japan, living in NY for […]

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  • The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, will be holding a fundraiser to benefit Japan on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The night will include great drink specials, entertainment, and – a highlight of the event – wonderful raffle prizes. (日本語版は下記) Over 30 generous JET Alumni and local businesses have donated goods and services to the cause, such as: cooking classes, bottles of sake, private dance lessons, handmade jewelry and more! Please show your support for this cause which is so near and dear to our hearts.  All proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. During the event we will be collecting messages for Send Hope to Japan from the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/5) Fundraiser for Japan

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, will be holding a fundraiser to benefit Japan on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The night will include great drink specials, entertainment, and – a highlight of the event – wonderful raffle prizes. (日本語版は下記) Over 30 generous JET Alumni and local businesses have donated goods and services to the cause, such as: cooking classes, bottles of sake, private dance lessons, handmade jewelry and more! Please show your support for this cause which is so near and dear to our hearts.  All proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. During the event we will be collecting messages for Send Hope to Japan from the […]

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  • The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with other local organizations, will be having two fundraisers to aid the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan. Please keep an eye on www.jetaany.org and our Facebook page for details. The first event will take place within the next few weeks and proceeds will go to the newly created National JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Upcoming JETAANY Fundraisers

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with other local organizations, will be having two fundraisers to aid the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan. Please keep an eye on www.jetaany.org and our Facebook page for details. The first event will take place within the next few weeks and proceeds will go to the newly created National JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund.

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  • From The Consulate General of Japan in New York: A book of condolences for the victims of the recent Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake will be open for people to express their sympathies on the following dates: March 17-18 (Today-Friday): 9:30am-4:00pm March 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday): 9:30am-4:00pm  The condolences book will be on the 18th floor of our offices at 299 Park Avenue.  The Consulate General of Japan wishes to extend its sincere appreciation for your kind support. Consulate General of Japan 212-371-8222<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Condolences for the victims of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake

    From The Consulate General of Japan in New York: A book of condolences for the victims of the recent Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake will be open for people to express their sympathies on the following dates: March 17-18 (Today-Friday): 9:30am-4:00pm March 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday): 9:30am-4:00pm  The condolences book will be on the 18th floor of our offices at 299 Park Avenue.  The Consulate General of Japan wishes to extend its sincere appreciation for your kind support. Consulate General of Japan 212-371-8222

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  • Dosokai, a group of NY runners from Hokkaido, will run for victims of unprecedented disaster happened last week in Northeast region of Japan.  It won’t be a competition, but will be a peaceful group running. Date: March 20th, 2011 (Sunday) Place: Central Park (Meeting Point: 72nd and 5th avenue entrance) Start: 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30am.  (3x 6miles counterclockwise)  We would like to welcome all of you to run with us in any or all of three run. Please meet us at the starting point at 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30am. If you are not a runner, please cheer us at the park. We’d like to ask all of you to kindly bring one dollar per person for donation. (No coins please! It’s […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    “Run for Japan” presented by Dosokai (March 20th, 2011)

    Dosokai, a group of NY runners from Hokkaido, will run for victims of unprecedented disaster happened last week in Northeast region of Japan.  It won’t be a competition, but will be a peaceful group running. Date: March 20th, 2011 (Sunday) Place: Central Park (Meeting Point: 72nd and 5th avenue entrance) Start: 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30am.  (3x 6miles counterclockwise)  We would like to welcome all of you to run with us in any or all of three run. Please meet us at the starting point at 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30am. If you are not a runner, please cheer us at the park. We’d like to ask all of you to kindly bring one dollar per person for donation. (No coins please! It’s […]

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  • The New York office of Fuji TV is interested in hearing about any charity events, activities or fundraisers in NYC to benefit the recent events in Japan. Please email Georgia (Yamaguchi ’07-’08) if you know of anything and if it would be possible to film the event. Georgia Gallavin georgia.gallavin@fci-ny.com<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Fuji TV Looking For Locals Helping Japan

    The New York office of Fuji TV is interested in hearing about any charity events, activities or fundraisers in NYC to benefit the recent events in Japan. Please email Georgia (Yamaguchi ’07-’08) if you know of anything and if it would be possible to film the event. Georgia Gallavin georgia.gallavin@fci-ny.com

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  • On March 11, 2011 a large earthquake of a magnitude of 8.8 hit northern Japan, causing huge fires, landslides, radiation leaks, and widespread infrastructure damage as well as generating tsunamis in several regions. A broad area has been affected by these disasters, and problems vary from region to region. For up-to-date information, check news sources that are local to the region in which your family member or friend resides.  National AJET, as a representative body of JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) participants in Japan, would like to provide possible avenues for communication or relief efforts to people who are concerned across the globe, as well as in Japan. It is important to stay calm, not panic and be mindful […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    National AJET Statement Regarding Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

    On March 11, 2011 a large earthquake of a magnitude of 8.8 hit northern Japan, causing huge fires, landslides, radiation leaks, and widespread infrastructure damage as well as generating tsunamis in several regions. A broad area has been affected by these disasters, and problems vary from region to region. For up-to-date information, check news sources that are local to the region in which your family member or friend resides.  National AJET, as a representative body of JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) participants in Japan, would like to provide possible avenues for communication or relief efforts to people who are concerned across the globe, as well as in Japan. It is important to stay calm, not panic and be mindful […]

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  • On March 11, 2011 a large earthquake of a magnitude of 9.0 hit northern Japan, causing huge fires, landslides, radiation leaks, and widespread infrastructure damage as well as generating tsunamis in several regions. The “JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” is the official relief fund of the all-volunteer Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of America (JETAA USA). JET alumni have experience living and working in communities across Japan, so the disaster has struck very close to home. All 19 JET alumni chapters across the U.S. are currently working together to raise funds to aid in the disaster relief and recovery efforts. The JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is collecting donations on behalf of JETAA USA for the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Donate to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

    On March 11, 2011 a large earthquake of a magnitude of 9.0 hit northern Japan, causing huge fires, landslides, radiation leaks, and widespread infrastructure damage as well as generating tsunamis in several regions. The “JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” is the official relief fund of the all-volunteer Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of America (JETAA USA). JET alumni have experience living and working in communities across Japan, so the disaster has struck very close to home. All 19 JET alumni chapters across the U.S. are currently working together to raise funds to aid in the disaster relief and recovery efforts. The JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is collecting donations on behalf of JETAA USA for the […]

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  • JETAANY is organizing its first-ever team to participate in the annual Hands on New York Day, organized by New York Cares. “Join New York Cares and 5,000 volunteers to make our city’s parks and gardens cleaner, greener, and ready for summer on Saturday, April 16. Hands On New York Day is an incredible day of service. Volunteers will rake and clean debris, plant, mulch, paint fences and benches, and more. It’s a great day out, and great way to make the Big Apple shine.” To register and join the team: Simply go to the JETAANY Team Page and click on the “Join Our Team” link. There will be a $20 registration fee which goes towards all of the materials and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/8) Register to Join the JETAANY Team for Hands on New York Day

    JETAANY is organizing its first-ever team to participate in the annual Hands on New York Day, organized by New York Cares. “Join New York Cares and 5,000 volunteers to make our city’s parks and gardens cleaner, greener, and ready for summer on Saturday, April 16. Hands On New York Day is an incredible day of service. Volunteers will rake and clean debris, plant, mulch, paint fences and benches, and more. It’s a great day out, and great way to make the Big Apple shine.” To register and join the team: Simply go to the JETAANY Team Page and click on the “Join Our Team” link. There will be a $20 registration fee which goes towards all of the materials and […]

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  • Japanese pottery is amongst the oldest in the world. Join us as we learn more about Japanese pottery, and have the chance to throw (aka make) a little something to take home! When: Saturday 19th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Where: Togei Kyoshitsu (5 West 30th street 3rd Floor New York NY 10011) Cost: $30 (including lecture and material fee) Application deadline: March 15, 2011 (Maximum participation is 10) Japanese pottery, one of the country’s oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period. There are four main types of pottery in Japan; earthenware, unglazed stoneware, glazed pottery and porcelain. The majority of pottery made in Japan was made for utilitarian reasons, though it still manages to be quite […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japanese Pottery Workshop (3/19)

    Japanese pottery is amongst the oldest in the world. Join us as we learn more about Japanese pottery, and have the chance to throw (aka make) a little something to take home! When: Saturday 19th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Where: Togei Kyoshitsu (5 West 30th street 3rd Floor New York NY 10011) Cost: $30 (including lecture and material fee) Application deadline: March 15, 2011 (Maximum participation is 10) Japanese pottery, one of the country’s oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period. There are four main types of pottery in Japan; earthenware, unglazed stoneware, glazed pottery and porcelain. The majority of pottery made in Japan was made for utilitarian reasons, though it still manages to be quite […]

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