Archive for April, 2011

  • Via request of the Consulate General of Japan in New York: 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Please let your members, colleagues, friends and family know that the 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield will be held on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 when the Mets play the Oakland As with  Hideki Matsui in attendance. This is a fundraising event – a portion of each ticket sold through our group will go to Japan relief efforts. We will be sending out information about Group Sales as soon as the site is set up but this year, seats in three price categories will be grouped together: Baseline Box Silver seat =$54.00 Pepsi Porch seat = $32.00 Promenade Reserved Infield seat = […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield

    Via request of the Consulate General of Japan in New York: 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Please let your members, colleagues, friends and family know that the 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield will be held on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 when the Mets play the Oakland As with  Hideki Matsui in attendance. This is a fundraising event – a portion of each ticket sold through our group will go to Japan relief efforts. We will be sending out information about Group Sales as soon as the site is set up but this year, seats in three price categories will be grouped together: Baseline Box Silver seat =$54.00 Pepsi Porch seat = $32.00 Promenade Reserved Infield seat = […]

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  • Check out more photos of our fundraiser by JETAANY board member Katrina Barna’s dad, Ed Barnas, on Picasa.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Fundraiser Photos

    Check out more photos of our fundraiser by JETAANY board member Katrina Barna’s dad, Ed Barnas, on Picasa.

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  • JET Programme Alumni Association USA and JETAANY: More than one month has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake has hit the nation. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have suffered as a result of this disaster, both Japanese nationals and non-Japanese including JET Programme participants, and to their families. I especially offer my sincerest condolences to Ms.Taylor Anderson and Mr.Montgomery Dickson, who were the victims of the disaster. I laud their achievement and contribution as JET Programme participants for English education and international exchange activities at the local level.  At the same time I express my gratitude to JET Programme participants who have continued to assume their duties in Japan in this difficult time. I understand […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Official message to JET alumni from MOFA Japan

    JET Programme Alumni Association USA and JETAANY: More than one month has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake has hit the nation. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have suffered as a result of this disaster, both Japanese nationals and non-Japanese including JET Programme participants, and to their families. I especially offer my sincerest condolences to Ms.Taylor Anderson and Mr.Montgomery Dickson, who were the victims of the disaster. I laud their achievement and contribution as JET Programme participants for English education and international exchange activities at the local level.  At the same time I express my gratitude to JET Programme participants who have continued to assume their duties in Japan in this difficult time. I understand […]

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  • When: Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30pm Where: Cosi, 841 Broadway (at 13th street, near Union Square) What: Informal planning meeting for upcoming Japan-a-mania RSVP / Questions: Contact Kat Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Background on the event Japan-a-mania is day of community service where JET alumni and friends showcase Japanese culture to kids with booths, prizes and performances. It’s co-sponsored by the non-profit Big Brothers/Big Sisters so we’ll be working with kids kids from 7-17 years old and their adult mentors. Basic idea We will set up various booths around the building. In the past, we’ve had: – a chopsticks game – kimono/happi/yukata station – onigiri making – origami folding – Japanese writing – your idea here! (some ideas: a karuta game, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/20) Planning Meeting for Japan-a-Mania

    When: Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30pm Where: Cosi, 841 Broadway (at 13th street, near Union Square) What: Informal planning meeting for upcoming Japan-a-mania RSVP / Questions: Contact Kat Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Background on the event Japan-a-mania is day of community service where JET alumni and friends showcase Japanese culture to kids with booths, prizes and performances. It’s co-sponsored by the non-profit Big Brothers/Big Sisters so we’ll be working with kids kids from 7-17 years old and their adult mentors. Basic idea We will set up various booths around the building. In the past, we’ve had: – a chopsticks game – kimono/happi/yukata station – onigiri making – origami folding – Japanese writing – your idea here! (some ideas: a karuta game, […]

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  • Note: While this event is currently at capacity, keep an eye out for the next dinner in May. Domo to everyone who has already signed up (and gambare to those who weren’t fast enough…)! Nihongo dake dinners are back this April! Practice your rusty Japanese skills with fellow JETs and Japanese expat friends over excellent burritos and table-side guacamole. When: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Mama Mexico (www.mamamexico.com), 214 E. 49th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves) Cost: $20 (includes set menu, drinks should be bought separately)    <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/26) April Nihongo Dake Dinner- SOLD OUT!

    Note: While this event is currently at capacity, keep an eye out for the next dinner in May. Domo to everyone who has already signed up (and gambare to those who weren’t fast enough…)! Nihongo dake dinners are back this April! Practice your rusty Japanese skills with fellow JETs and Japanese expat friends over excellent burritos and table-side guacamole. When: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Mama Mexico (www.mamamexico.com), 214 E. 49th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves) Cost: $20 (includes set menu, drinks should be bought separately)    

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  • Note: Thanks so much to everyone who’s already generously volunteered! While we have enough people for this Saturday’s event, stay tuned for upcoming community service events. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 223 E. 30th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves) For more information: Email Katrina Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Back by popular demand – join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and NY de Volunteer. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs and expect more this year!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/30) The Return on Japan-a-mania – SPOTS FILLED!

    Note: Thanks so much to everyone who’s already generously volunteered! While we have enough people for this Saturday’s event, stay tuned for upcoming community service events. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 223 E. 30th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves) For more information: Email Katrina Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Back by popular demand – join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and NY de Volunteer. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs and expect more this year!

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  • Join JETAANY for a fun day of Japanese cultural activities and hanami under the cherry blossoms in Brooklyn! Date: Sunday, May 1 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Click HERE for directions.) Meeting Location: Picnicking near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade where all the performances will take place. When facing the big tent we will be inside the gated area towards the back on the left hand side. (Click HERE for a map.) RSVP: Not mandatory but if you’d like contact phone numbers, email Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. Events will include: Taiko, Marital Arts, Butoh Dance, Cosplay Fashion Show, Anime Stand-up Comedy, Tea Ceremony, Yosakoi Dance, Bonsai Displays and a performance from J-pop big […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (5/1) Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    Join JETAANY for a fun day of Japanese cultural activities and hanami under the cherry blossoms in Brooklyn! Date: Sunday, May 1 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Click HERE for directions.) Meeting Location: Picnicking near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade where all the performances will take place. When facing the big tent we will be inside the gated area towards the back on the left hand side. (Click HERE for a map.) RSVP: Not mandatory but if you’d like contact phone numbers, email Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. Events will include: Taiko, Marital Arts, Butoh Dance, Cosplay Fashion Show, Anime Stand-up Comedy, Tea Ceremony, Yosakoi Dance, Bonsai Displays and a performance from J-pop big […]

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  • The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, raised approximately $10,700 during our three-hour Fundraiser for Japan on Tuesday night at Slate in Midtown! There were 300 people in attendance who purchased nearly $4000 worth of raffle tickets! It was a fun-filled night attended by JET Alumni, college students, Japanese expatriates living in New York, and members of the Japanese press.   The event started promptly at 6:30, with many attendees arriving early. By 7:00 pm, there was already a line outside Slate. In attendance were reporters from Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, NHK, Bi-Daily Sun New York, and the Asahi Shimbun who took footage and interviewed guests. NHK aired a noon-time report on April 6, 2011 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    April 5 Fundraiser Raises Over $10,000!

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, raised approximately $10,700 during our three-hour Fundraiser for Japan on Tuesday night at Slate in Midtown! There were 300 people in attendance who purchased nearly $4000 worth of raffle tickets! It was a fun-filled night attended by JET Alumni, college students, Japanese expatriates living in New York, and members of the Japanese press.   The event started promptly at 6:30, with many attendees arriving early. By 7:00 pm, there was already a line outside Slate. In attendance were reporters from Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, NHK, Bi-Daily Sun New York, and the Asahi Shimbun who took footage and interviewed guests. NHK aired a noon-time report on April 6, 2011 […]

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  • A special thanks to the many donors who helped make the April 5th Fundraiser for Japan a success! Kit Lai Hotel du Village Akira Tokuda Mie Ikeda Justin Tedaldi Carleen Ben Alexei Esikoff Tristan Childs Lisa Benson Ed Barnas Photography Cindy Hoffman Japonica Spot Dessert Bar Lynda Zumba Anti-Gravity Yoga Yova Design      <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    4/5 Fundraiser for Japan Donors

    A special thanks to the many donors who helped make the April 5th Fundraiser for Japan a success! Kit Lai Hotel du Village Akira Tokuda Mie Ikeda Justin Tedaldi Carleen Ben Alexei Esikoff Tristan Childs Lisa Benson Ed Barnas Photography Cindy Hoffman Japonica Spot Dessert Bar Lynda Zumba Anti-Gravity Yoga Yova Design      

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  • A segment on yesterday’s Fundraiser for Japan aired on NHK at 11:05am and again at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th (Japan time) which featured interviews JET Alumni living in New York offering words of encouragement to Japan. (video of the segment can be viewed here) Thank you to everyone who attended last night and demonstrating so proudly how much Japan means to JET Alumni all over the world.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Fundraiser on NHK

    A segment on yesterday’s Fundraiser for Japan aired on NHK at 11:05am and again at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th (Japan time) which featured interviews JET Alumni living in New York offering words of encouragement to Japan. (video of the segment can be viewed here) Thank you to everyone who attended last night and demonstrating so proudly how much Japan means to JET Alumni all over the world.

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  • Origami Crane Hinomaru (Japanese Flag) by jetaanyUse Zazzle’s t shirt designer Japanese “hinomaru” red sun flag design with washi (traditional art paper) origami crane pattern. A tribute to the people of Japan. All royalties will go to the JETAA USA Japan Relief Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Design by Lee-Sean Huang.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Get Your Own Washi Paper Crane Hinomaru T-Shirt!

    Origami Crane Hinomaru (Japanese Flag) by jetaanyUse Zazzle’s t shirt designer Japanese “hinomaru” red sun flag design with washi (traditional art paper) origami crane pattern. A tribute to the people of Japan. All royalties will go to the JETAA USA Japan Relief Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Design by Lee-Sean Huang.

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