Archive for November, 2011

  • By Alan Mockridge (UK JET, Iwate-ken, 1992-94) for JQ magazine. Alan was one of 14 JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. He is a co-owner of Intralink, which provides business development services for U.S./European companies wishing to do business in/with Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Post-JET, he lived in Japan for 13 years before moving to Santa Clara, California in 2008. Intralink employs half a dozen fluent Japanese speaking JET alums in its Tokyo office. Until a friend at university who I was studying German with suggested we apply for the JET Program as a year out after graduation, I could not even have located Japan on […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JET Alum Returns to Iwate for Tohoku ‘Homecoming’

    By Alan Mockridge (UK JET, Iwate-ken, 1992-94) for JQ magazine. Alan was one of 14 JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. He is a co-owner of Intralink, which provides business development services for U.S./European companies wishing to do business in/with Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Post-JET, he lived in Japan for 13 years before moving to Santa Clara, California in 2008. Intralink employs half a dozen fluent Japanese speaking JET alums in its Tokyo office. Until a friend at university who I was studying German with suggested we apply for the JET Program as a year out after graduation, I could not even have located Japan on […]

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  • When: Saturday, December 10 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where:  (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $35 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: Wednesday, December 7th   As the New Year is coming next month, we will learn about the Japanese New Year’s traditional meal Osechi-Ryori. It is a very colorful dish and Osechi recipes prepared at Japanese homes vary from region to region. This time we will cook and taste some typical food: Namasu (a Japanese New Year’s Salad), Datemaki (a sweet rolled omelette) and Ozoni (a Japanese soup containing mochi rice cakes).   Ms. Junko Asano is a Japanese licensed chef and food coordinator. She ran a restaurant in Japanfor 10 years before moving to New […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/10) Osechi Ryori Cooking Class

    When: Saturday, December 10 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where:  (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $35 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: Wednesday, December 7th   As the New Year is coming next month, we will learn about the Japanese New Year’s traditional meal Osechi-Ryori. It is a very colorful dish and Osechi recipes prepared at Japanese homes vary from region to region. This time we will cook and taste some typical food: Namasu (a Japanese New Year’s Salad), Datemaki (a sweet rolled omelette) and Ozoni (a Japanese soup containing mochi rice cakes).   Ms. Junko Asano is a Japanese licensed chef and food coordinator. She ran a restaurant in Japanfor 10 years before moving to New […]

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  • We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors elections that closed at the end of October. Results will be confirmed, and officers will be installed at our Annual Meeting, to be held in December. Details on the meeting to follow in a subsequent e-newsletter. Thank you to all of the fantastic candidates for running and best of luck to our newest members. Newly elected to the board for the 2011-2012 fiscal year are: Amber Liang Megan Miller Yoo Randall David Cook (reelected for second term) Steven Horowitz (second term) Clara Solomon (second term) JETAANY wholeheartedly thanks retiring board members – Katrina Barnas and Shannan Spisak – who have given of their talents, time and energy over the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2011-2012 JETAANY Board of Directors Election Results

    We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors elections that closed at the end of October. Results will be confirmed, and officers will be installed at our Annual Meeting, to be held in December. Details on the meeting to follow in a subsequent e-newsletter. Thank you to all of the fantastic candidates for running and best of luck to our newest members. Newly elected to the board for the 2011-2012 fiscal year are: Amber Liang Megan Miller Yoo Randall David Cook (reelected for second term) Steven Horowitz (second term) Clara Solomon (second term) JETAANY wholeheartedly thanks retiring board members – Katrina Barnas and Shannan Spisak – who have given of their talents, time and energy over the […]

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  • Calling all New Jersey JET alums looking for the best way to celebrate the end of the year.  The newly formed NJ sub-chapter will be hosting our first Bonnenkai at the Yakitori 39 on Saturday December 10th.  Please RSVP through PayPal to secure your spot at the party Place: Yakitori 39 Address: 252 Degraw Ave, Teaneck NJ 07666 Date: December 10, 2011 Time: 6:30pm Directions: http://yakitori39.com/directions.html Cost: $35 Questions: Contact Fernando and Rachelle at NJrep@jetaany.org RSVP through PayPal Dinner includes: Edamame – 枝豆 Nagoya-style Chicken Wing Kara-age – ナゴヤ風手羽先のから揚げ Tofu and seaweed salad – トウフ海藻サラダ 10 Yakimono Sticks (6 chicken, 4 vegetables) – 焼き物 10本 ((鳥6本、野菜4本)) Small Rice Bowl (Curry or Tororo) – しめのミニご飯 (ミニカレー又は、ミニとろろご飯) Public Transportation from NYC: Two buses from the 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New Jersey Bonnenkai

    Calling all New Jersey JET alums looking for the best way to celebrate the end of the year.  The newly formed NJ sub-chapter will be hosting our first Bonnenkai at the Yakitori 39 on Saturday December 10th.  Please RSVP through PayPal to secure your spot at the party Place: Yakitori 39 Address: 252 Degraw Ave, Teaneck NJ 07666 Date: December 10, 2011 Time: 6:30pm Directions: http://yakitori39.com/directions.html Cost: $35 Questions: Contact Fernando and Rachelle at NJrep@jetaany.org RSVP through PayPal Dinner includes: Edamame – 枝豆 Nagoya-style Chicken Wing Kara-age – ナゴヤ風手羽先のから揚げ Tofu and seaweed salad – トウフ海藻サラダ 10 Yakimono Sticks (6 chicken, 4 vegetables) – 焼き物 10本 ((鳥6本、野菜4本)) Small Rice Bowl (Curry or Tororo) – しめのミニご飯 (ミニカレー又は、ミニとろろご飯) Public Transportation from NYC: Two buses from the 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal […]

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  • Attention JETs living in Nassau and Suffolk (and perhaps Queens) counties! Our subchapters continue to grow with the addition of a Long Island subchapter. Make sure to read about our new Long Island Representative, Carolyn Brooks at http://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom) as well as join the Facebook group. Be on the look out for an inaugural event coming this winter! If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email Carolyn at  longislandrep [at] jetaany.org.      <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New Long Island, NY Subchapter Rep and Facebook Group!

    Attention JETs living in Nassau and Suffolk (and perhaps Queens) counties! Our subchapters continue to grow with the addition of a Long Island subchapter. Make sure to read about our new Long Island Representative, Carolyn Brooks at http://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom) as well as join the Facebook group. Be on the look out for an inaugural event coming this winter! If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email Carolyn at  longislandrep [at] jetaany.org.      

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  • By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! It’s probably happened to you over the last few years; you’re sitting at work, or maybe at home and an old buddy of yours from JET forwards you a link. You open it, and it’s a hilarious comic about life as a JET skillfully drawn with a mix of humor and nostalgia that pretty much makes your day. Life After the B.O.E. by David Namisato (Aomori-ken CIR, 2002-04) has given many a JET Alum a good laugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought, “If this was a book, it would […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Author/JET Alum David Namisato on ‘Life After the B.O.E. the Book’

    By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! It’s probably happened to you over the last few years; you’re sitting at work, or maybe at home and an old buddy of yours from JET forwards you a link. You open it, and it’s a hilarious comic about life as a JET skillfully drawn with a mix of humor and nostalgia that pretty much makes your day. Life After the B.O.E. by David Namisato (Aomori-ken CIR, 2002-04) has given many a JET Alum a good laugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought, “If this was a book, it would […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. After 20 years, 13 million albums and 16 million singles sold, famed J-rock group L’Arc~en~Ciel is ready for its next career highlight: New York City. On Nov. 29, movie theaters in Times Square and Union Square will unveil a special one-night-only music event for the band, which will be simulcast in eight other major American cities. The screening comes months ahead of their hotly anticipated live debut at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in March 2012. Entitled The Best of L’Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, the concert film celebrates the group’s 20th Anniversary, traces their colorful history, and captures them in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: L’Arc~en~Ciel Marks 20 Years in Rock with Special Film Screening

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. After 20 years, 13 million albums and 16 million singles sold, famed J-rock group L’Arc~en~Ciel is ready for its next career highlight: New York City. On Nov. 29, movie theaters in Times Square and Union Square will unveil a special one-night-only music event for the band, which will be simulcast in eight other major American cities. The screening comes months ahead of their hotly anticipated live debut at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in March 2012. Entitled The Best of L’Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, the concert film celebrates the group’s 20th Anniversary, traces their colorful history, and captures them in […]

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  • The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, is excited to announce the Artist Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan on Thursday, December 1st at Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki’s Residence. Highlighting the talent within our JETAANY network and community, we will be displaying artwork created by JET Alum and Japanese artists. In addition, the event will feature a reception with refreshments honoring the visiting Fukushima prefectural government delegation to New York. Artwork will be available for purchase through silent auction throughout the evening, and all proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Please come show your support for Japan! RSVP through PayPal by 12:00pm on Thursday, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Art Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, is excited to announce the Artist Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan on Thursday, December 1st at Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki’s Residence. Highlighting the talent within our JETAANY network and community, we will be displaying artwork created by JET Alum and Japanese artists. In addition, the event will feature a reception with refreshments honoring the visiting Fukushima prefectural government delegation to New York. Artwork will be available for purchase through silent auction throughout the evening, and all proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Please come show your support for Japan! RSVP through PayPal by 12:00pm on Thursday, […]

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  • “Happy Hour FUNdRaiser” Date: Monday, November 21st, 2011 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Slattery’s Midtown Pub, on the 2nd Floor 8 East 36th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave.) New York, NY http://www.nydevolunteer.org/activities/2011/20111121.html No reservation is required. NY de Volunteer staff and volunteer will be your waiters, and all tips and proceeds from raffles go directly to support NY de Volunteer programs! Plus, all drinks are $1-$3 off regular price!! For example: Long Island Ice Tea $8! (Regular price is $12) Gin Tonic $6! (Regular price is $8) Budweiser $5! (Regular price is $6) All tips and additional donations will go to NY de Volunteer’s program for promoting cross-cultural education to kids, “Explore Japanese After School Program,” more info here: […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    NY de Volunteer Happy Hour

    “Happy Hour FUNdRaiser” Date: Monday, November 21st, 2011 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Slattery’s Midtown Pub, on the 2nd Floor 8 East 36th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave.) New York, NY http://www.nydevolunteer.org/activities/2011/20111121.html No reservation is required. NY de Volunteer staff and volunteer will be your waiters, and all tips and proceeds from raffles go directly to support NY de Volunteer programs! Plus, all drinks are $1-$3 off regular price!! For example: Long Island Ice Tea $8! (Regular price is $12) Gin Tonic $6! (Regular price is $8) Budweiser $5! (Regular price is $6) All tips and additional donations will go to NY de Volunteer’s program for promoting cross-cultural education to kids, “Explore Japanese After School Program,” more info here: […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Mounting a 1920s Japanese gangster play with J-pop flavored fillips may seem like a tough sell, but the new Off-Off-Broadway production of Kutsukake Tokijiro is a successful hybrid that should appeal to fans of “world” stage productions. Opening last week at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and running through Nov. 27, Kutsukake Tokijiro (if you can pronounce it, you’ve probably already seen it) caps a nearly three-year journey to the stage by New York’s Kurotama Kikaku Company and its artistic director, Jun Kim. A native of Japan with Korean heritage, Kim is an actor, dancer, and director of the show, doing double duty in the opening scenes […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Theatre Review — ‘Kutsukake Tokijiro’ an Inspired Yakuza Yarn

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Mounting a 1920s Japanese gangster play with J-pop flavored fillips may seem like a tough sell, but the new Off-Off-Broadway production of Kutsukake Tokijiro is a successful hybrid that should appeal to fans of “world” stage productions. Opening last week at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and running through Nov. 27, Kutsukake Tokijiro (if you can pronounce it, you’ve probably already seen it) caps a nearly three-year journey to the stage by New York’s Kurotama Kikaku Company and its artistic director, Jun Kim. A native of Japan with Korean heritage, Kim is an actor, dancer, and director of the show, doing double duty in the opening scenes […]

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  • November Nihongo Dake Dinner is serving up Korean Fried Chicken! Come enjoy the best NYC has to offer at MONO MONO while practicing your Japanese. Open to all, but must RSVP by Wed (11/16) on Facebook or to Kendall at “vpjetaany at gmail dot com”! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Thursday, November 17th Time: 7pm – 9pm Where: MONO MONO 116 East 4th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Avenue) New York NY 10003 Website: monomononyc.com/best_korean_fried_chicken_nyc/<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    November Nihongo Dake Dinner

    November Nihongo Dake Dinner is serving up Korean Fried Chicken! Come enjoy the best NYC has to offer at MONO MONO while practicing your Japanese. Open to all, but must RSVP by Wed (11/16) on Facebook or to Kendall at “vpjetaany at gmail dot com”! What: Nihongo Dake Dinner When: Thursday, November 17th Time: 7pm – 9pm Where: MONO MONO 116 East 4th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Avenue) New York NY 10003 Website: monomononyc.com/best_korean_fried_chicken_nyc/

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  • By Carolyn Brooks (Ishikawa-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Carolyn is co-author of the blog MadSilence–a cross-cultural blog written with her father–and a current culture/education related job-seeker in the New York area available for full-time or consulting work. JET alumni from all walks of life gathered this weekend at the Nippon Club in New York City to talk about something important to us all: jobs and how to get them. The Career Forum is a much-anticipated event, with JETAA New York providing a varied and well-planned series of presentations for recent returnees and new career searchers alike. “We hold this event annually to help the recent returnees get settled back in New York, provide job hunting advice and techniques for highlighting […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Exploring Occupations at the JETAANY Career Forum

    By Carolyn Brooks (Ishikawa-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Carolyn is co-author of the blog MadSilence–a cross-cultural blog written with her father–and a current culture/education related job-seeker in the New York area available for full-time or consulting work. JET alumni from all walks of life gathered this weekend at the Nippon Club in New York City to talk about something important to us all: jobs and how to get them. The Career Forum is a much-anticipated event, with JETAA New York providing a varied and well-planned series of presentations for recent returnees and new career searchers alike. “We hold this event annually to help the recent returnees get settled back in New York, provide job hunting advice and techniques for highlighting […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. On Nov. 10 a one-time theatrical screening was held for a new concert film from virtual pop phenom Hatsune Miku. Entitled Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39’s Live in Sapporo, the film—captured in August at the 2,000 capacity Zepp Sapporo—is Miku’s latest appearance in America following a Toyota ad campaign and live gigs at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre and the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. (In fact, this reporter was interviewed for Japanese TV about that; click here for the news clip.) Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (meaning machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and the most popular […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Film review – ‘Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39’s Live in Sapporo’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. On Nov. 10 a one-time theatrical screening was held for a new concert film from virtual pop phenom Hatsune Miku. Entitled Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39’s Live in Sapporo, the film—captured in August at the 2,000 capacity Zepp Sapporo—is Miku’s latest appearance in America following a Toyota ad campaign and live gigs at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre and the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. (In fact, this reporter was interviewed for Japanese TV about that; click here for the news clip.) Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (meaning machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and the most popular […]

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  • If you are currently living in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming event this fall. In the meantime, make sure to join the Facebook group and read about our Philly Subchapter Representative, Rashaad Jorden, at http://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom).  If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email phillyrep [at] jetaany.org.  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New Philadelphia Subchapter Rep and Facebook Group!

    If you are currently living in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming event this fall. In the meantime, make sure to join the Facebook group and read about our Philly Subchapter Representative, Rashaad Jorden, at http://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom).  If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email phillyrep [at] jetaany.org.  

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  • When: Saturday, November 12th,  2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th St) Cost: No cost – open to any JET Alum RSVP/Questions: Email Pamela Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org Did you just return from Japan or move to New York and are looking to start your career? Or perhaps have been back for a while and are looking to transition into a new position or field? If so, make sure to attend the Career Forum this Saturday. We will have terrific JET alumni (and friends) speaking about interviewing, networking, resume tips and more! Make sure to RSVP to secretary@jetaany.org.  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/12) JETAANY Career Forum – Open to All Job Seeking JET Alums!

    When: Saturday, November 12th,  2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th St) Cost: No cost – open to any JET Alum RSVP/Questions: Email Pamela Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org Did you just return from Japan or move to New York and are looking to start your career? Or perhaps have been back for a while and are looking to transition into a new position or field? If so, make sure to attend the Career Forum this Saturday. We will have terrific JET alumni (and friends) speaking about interviewing, networking, resume tips and more! Make sure to RSVP to secretary@jetaany.org.  

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  • By Sierra Soleil (Fukushima-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Sierra works at an ESL school in Manhattan. He enjoys teaching, writing, and riding his bike. The first weekend of November marked the ninth annual Japan Arts Matsuri (JAM) in New York, this year at the Theater for the New City in the East Village. With about 30 volunteers and a handful of business sponsors, JAM put on an excellent show for roughly a thousand people over the three exciting days. The entryway and lobby of the theater was crammed with tables selling everything from okashi and yakisoba to clothes and handicrafts, though most people in the know went directly for the Sendai miso cream puffs, and for good reason. There were […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JET Alum’s Dance Troupe Wins Big at Japan Arts Matsuri 2011

    By Sierra Soleil (Fukushima-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Sierra works at an ESL school in Manhattan. He enjoys teaching, writing, and riding his bike. The first weekend of November marked the ninth annual Japan Arts Matsuri (JAM) in New York, this year at the Theater for the New City in the East Village. With about 30 volunteers and a handful of business sponsors, JAM put on an excellent show for roughly a thousand people over the three exciting days. The entryway and lobby of the theater was crammed with tables selling everything from okashi and yakisoba to clothes and handicrafts, though most people in the know went directly for the Sendai miso cream puffs, and for good reason. There were […]

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  •   By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQmagazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! I was hungry, real hungry after work and was about 20 minutes early to the New York Museum of Art and Design near Columbus Circle to see the movie Cold Fish「冷たい熱帯魚」, so I walked a block to Good Burger and grabbed an overpriced hamburger.  As I arrived back to the museum, I sat next to Shree (name changed to protect the innocent) who was midway through a burrito. With minutes left before the movie started, we headed into the museum and down some wooden steps to the theater. Walking in I […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – Sion Sono’s ‘Cold Fish’ an Antisocially Acquired Taste

      By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQmagazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! I was hungry, real hungry after work and was about 20 minutes early to the New York Museum of Art and Design near Columbus Circle to see the movie Cold Fish「冷たい熱帯魚」, so I walked a block to Good Burger and grabbed an overpriced hamburger.  As I arrived back to the museum, I sat next to Shree (name changed to protect the innocent) who was midway through a burrito. With minutes left before the movie started, we headed into the museum and down some wooden steps to the theater. Walking in I […]

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  • When: Monday, November 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where:  Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue at 34th St, 20th Floor) Cost: No charge RSVP/Questions?: Email Amber Liang at liang-dot-yxamber-at-gmail-dot -com and via Facebook Are you interested in a career in International Education or Higher Education? Thinking about a career change? Just want to network with other industry professionals? Come to this industry panel headed by prominent JET Alumni in the field. Learn how to carve out your career path through helpful hints and tips. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session for you to form contacts and get more in depth information. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.                          <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/14) International & Higher Education Panel and Networking Session

    When: Monday, November 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where:  Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue at 34th St, 20th Floor) Cost: No charge RSVP/Questions?: Email Amber Liang at liang-dot-yxamber-at-gmail-dot -com and via Facebook Are you interested in a career in International Education or Higher Education? Thinking about a career change? Just want to network with other industry professionals? Come to this industry panel headed by prominent JET Alumni in the field. Learn how to carve out your career path through helpful hints and tips. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session for you to form contacts and get more in depth information. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.                          

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  • When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where:  Solas (232 E 9th St between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave) Cost: $10 in advance via Paypal, $12 at the door RSVP/Questions?: Email reunion@jetaany.org for more information and for Paypal link. It is reunion season for colleges everywhere and JETAANY is getting in on the action with an event specifically for people who left for JET in 2001 or earlier with our first ever JETAA 10+ Reunion on Nov. 10th from 6:30-9:30pm at Solas. Join co-hosts Katrina Barnas (Chiba, Class of ’01) and Randall David Cook (Fukui, Class of ’91) and many others for drinks, light appetizers and fond reminisces of dial-up Internet and letters crossing the ocean.Contact reunion@jetaany.org for the RSVP link. Cost is $10 in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/10) JETAANY 10+ Year Reunion

    When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where:  Solas (232 E 9th St between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave) Cost: $10 in advance via Paypal, $12 at the door RSVP/Questions?: Email reunion@jetaany.org for more information and for Paypal link. It is reunion season for colleges everywhere and JETAANY is getting in on the action with an event specifically for people who left for JET in 2001 or earlier with our first ever JETAA 10+ Reunion on Nov. 10th from 6:30-9:30pm at Solas. Join co-hosts Katrina Barnas (Chiba, Class of ’01) and Randall David Cook (Fukui, Class of ’91) and many others for drinks, light appetizers and fond reminisces of dial-up Internet and letters crossing the ocean.Contact reunion@jetaany.org for the RSVP link. Cost is $10 in […]

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  • When: Saturday, November 19, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Where:  Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (351 East 74th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, 5th Floor, New York, NY) Cost: $20 RSVP via Paypal HERE  Application deadline: November 17 Questions?: Email Mie at JETAANY@mieinc.net   Kendo means “the way of the sword.”  It is the oldest and most respected Japanese martial art. Modern Kendo with its grace, manners and athleticism, is the sport that has evolved from this 2,000year-old tradition of Japanese swordsmanship. Also it is a balanced exercise that coordinates foot, sword, body, breath, and voice. We will take a beginners class with a bamboo sword “shinai”. Make sure to wear workout clothes.   Mr. Noboru Kataoka began the study of kendo […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/19) Let’s Experience and Learn Kendo!

    When: Saturday, November 19, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Where:  Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (351 East 74th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, 5th Floor, New York, NY) Cost: $20 RSVP via Paypal HERE  Application deadline: November 17 Questions?: Email Mie at JETAANY@mieinc.net   Kendo means “the way of the sword.”  It is the oldest and most respected Japanese martial art. Modern Kendo with its grace, manners and athleticism, is the sport that has evolved from this 2,000year-old tradition of Japanese swordsmanship. Also it is a balanced exercise that coordinates foot, sword, body, breath, and voice. We will take a beginners class with a bamboo sword “shinai”. Make sure to wear workout clothes.   Mr. Noboru Kataoka began the study of kendo […]

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