Archive for January, 2012

  • JETAANY is helping to recruit volunteers to assist shochu brewery representatives from across Japan at the upcoming “Experience Shochu, the National Spirit of Japan” tasting event at the Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street). This event takes place Monday, February 13 from 2:30-8:30. Volunteers are needed to fill two shifts: 2:00 – 5:30 — open to industry representatives, i.e. restaurants and press 6:30 – 8:30 — open to consumers You can volunteer for one or both shifts as your schedule allows. Ability to understand Japanese preferred as most representatives do not speak English and volunteers will be helping explain to visitors the various types of shochu on display. But, there’ll also be a 30 minute orientation to teach more about shochu […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Volunteers Needed for Shochu Tasting Event 2/13

    JETAANY is helping to recruit volunteers to assist shochu brewery representatives from across Japan at the upcoming “Experience Shochu, the National Spirit of Japan” tasting event at the Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street). This event takes place Monday, February 13 from 2:30-8:30. Volunteers are needed to fill two shifts: 2:00 – 5:30 — open to industry representatives, i.e. restaurants and press 6:30 – 8:30 — open to consumers You can volunteer for one or both shifts as your schedule allows. Ability to understand Japanese preferred as most representatives do not speak English and volunteers will be helping explain to visitors the various types of shochu on display. But, there’ll also be a 30 minute orientation to teach more about shochu […]

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  • Over 80 participants from both the JETAANY and Kyushu Battenkai community came together in honor of the New Year on January 15th. We practiced laughing yoga, pounded fresh mochi and enjoyed the fruits of our labor with Kirin beer. A traditional shamisen performance also entertained guests. Check out more pictures of the event here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Photos from the Battenkai Shinnenkai 1/15

    Over 80 participants from both the JETAANY and Kyushu Battenkai community came together in honor of the New Year on January 15th. We practiced laughing yoga, pounded fresh mochi and enjoyed the fruits of our labor with Kirin beer. A traditional shamisen performance also entertained guests. Check out more pictures of the event here.

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  • By Kris Gravender (Fukushima-ken, 2002-06) for JQ magazine. Kris was one of eight American JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. This article was originally printed in the Oct. 21, 2011 issue of Chicago’s bilingual newspaper Chicago Shimpo. What could I do? What could I really do? I was fighting the urge to return to Aizu simply because I knew the possibility for contracting some kind of cancer, but I felt I just had to do something. When the earthquake hit we knew it was bad, but the tsunami made everything worse. Then, to top it all off, Fukushima was becoming a “nuclear wasteland,” according to the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: What Could I Do? – A JET Alum Returns to Fukushima

    By Kris Gravender (Fukushima-ken, 2002-06) for JQ magazine. Kris was one of eight American JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. This article was originally printed in the Oct. 21, 2011 issue of Chicago’s bilingual newspaper Chicago Shimpo. What could I do? What could I really do? I was fighting the urge to return to Aizu simply because I knew the possibility for contracting some kind of cancer, but I felt I just had to do something. When the earthquake hit we knew it was bad, but the tsunami made everything worse. Then, to top it all off, Fukushima was becoming a “nuclear wasteland,” according to the […]

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  • To commemorate the 100th anniversary of gift of cherry trees given to the U.S. by Japan, Japan Day 2012 invites visual artists to submit their artwork to the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2012, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program and Flyer. The winner’s award, and up to four honorable mentions, will be presented the day of the event. Please see below for details. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday March 9th, 2012 CONTEST RULES Art must incorporate the themes of “Cherry Blossom(s)”, “New York”, ”Japan”, and “Central Park”. Size must be 24″ tall X 18″ wide. Artist must be available to accept […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for Artists!! Announcing the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of gift of cherry trees given to the U.S. by Japan, Japan Day 2012 invites visual artists to submit their artwork to the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2012, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program and Flyer. The winner’s award, and up to four honorable mentions, will be presented the day of the event. Please see below for details. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday March 9th, 2012 CONTEST RULES Art must incorporate the themes of “Cherry Blossom(s)”, “New York”, ”Japan”, and “Central Park”. Size must be 24″ tall X 18″ wide. Artist must be available to accept […]

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  • Want to keep the party going after the JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai? Missed your chance to sign up for the 2012 Shinnenkai, but still want to celebrate the year of the dragon in style? Look no further! Join us at Overlook for the official JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai to find everything you’ve  been searching for. Open to all JET Alumni and Friends of JET, we’ll have our own private section upstairs with a cash bar starting at 10:30pm. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up. 😉 You’ll be glad you did! *Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive special notices and invites from JETAANY! What: 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai Where: Overlook http://www.overlooknyc.com/ 225 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2012 JETAANY Shinnenkai Nijikai

    Want to keep the party going after the JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai? Missed your chance to sign up for the 2012 Shinnenkai, but still want to celebrate the year of the dragon in style? Look no further! Join us at Overlook for the official JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai to find everything you’ve  been searching for. Open to all JET Alumni and Friends of JET, we’ll have our own private section upstairs with a cash bar starting at 10:30pm. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up. 😉 You’ll be glad you did! *Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive special notices and invites from JETAANY! What: 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai Where: Overlook http://www.overlooknyc.com/ 225 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 […]

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  • By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle is entering a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA 2013) and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood 「ノルウェイの森」 was published in Japan in 1987 and propelled the author to superstar status, especially among the nation’s youth. The novel was also an international success and the first English translation (there were eventually two) introduced Murakami to the U.S. Unlike his other well-known works, such as Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – Norwegian Wood

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle is entering a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA 2013) and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood 「ノルウェイの森」 was published in Japan in 1987 and propelled the author to superstar status, especially among the nation’s youth. The novel was also an international success and the first English translation (there were eventually two) introduced Murakami to the U.S. Unlike his other well-known works, such as Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. JET alum and half Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99) will appear with acclaimed musicians and writers connected to Japan for an intimate talk and performance called The Global Salon: Cities in Japan at The Greene Space in New York on Jan. 19. Kelts, who lives half of each year in Tokyo and New York, is the author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S. and writes about contemporary Japan for several publications in the U.S. and Japan. He is a frequent commentator on Japan for National Public Radio and the BBC. Hosted by […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Roland Kelts Joins Famed Musicians, Writers for The Global Salon

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. JET alum and half Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99) will appear with acclaimed musicians and writers connected to Japan for an intimate talk and performance called The Global Salon: Cities in Japan at The Greene Space in New York on Jan. 19. Kelts, who lives half of each year in Tokyo and New York, is the author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S. and writes about contemporary Japan for several publications in the U.S. and Japan. He is a frequent commentator on Japan for National Public Radio and the BBC. Hosted by […]

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  • When: Saturday, January 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: EDO Japanese Restaurant, 68 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Cost:  Everyone pays for their own meal off the menu (and BYOB!) RSVP/Questions:  Email  Fernando Rojas and Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event あけましておめでとうございます! Join us on Saturday, January 21st for our Shinnenkai – New Year’s Party! It will be held at EDO Japanese restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ, just a 5 minute walk from the New Brunswick NJ Transit Station. There is no set menu and it will be BYOB. Check out the menu here: http://www.campusfood.com/restaurant.asp?campusid=90&mlid=20226 If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at njrep [at] jetaany.org.  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/21) JETAA NJ Chapter- Shinnenkai @ Edo in New Brunswick

    When: Saturday, January 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: EDO Japanese Restaurant, 68 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Cost:  Everyone pays for their own meal off the menu (and BYOB!) RSVP/Questions:  Email  Fernando Rojas and Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event あけましておめでとうございます! Join us on Saturday, January 21st for our Shinnenkai – New Year’s Party! It will be held at EDO Japanese restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ, just a 5 minute walk from the New Brunswick NJ Transit Station. There is no set menu and it will be BYOB. Check out the menu here: http://www.campusfood.com/restaurant.asp?campusid=90&mlid=20226 If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at njrep [at] jetaany.org.  

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  • The event is SOLD OUT JETAANY has been offered free tickets to a Japanese style bouquet arrangement exhibit at Carnegie Hall on Thursday January 26th.  Members of the Battenkai have extended this invitation to us.  If you are interested in attending please contact Monica by Friday (1/13) to get a ticket.  They are only passing out 250 tickets for this exhibit and it is being advertised to many Japanese organizations.  Limited free tickets while supplies last.  RSVP President@jetaany.org IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012 (Japanese-style bouquet arrangement) Date: 1/26/2012 Door Open at 7:30 pm Start at 8:00 pm http://www.carnegiehall.org/Event.aspx?id=4294979755<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    SOLD OUT – IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012

    The event is SOLD OUT JETAANY has been offered free tickets to a Japanese style bouquet arrangement exhibit at Carnegie Hall on Thursday January 26th.  Members of the Battenkai have extended this invitation to us.  If you are interested in attending please contact Monica by Friday (1/13) to get a ticket.  They are only passing out 250 tickets for this exhibit and it is being advertised to many Japanese organizations.  Limited free tickets while supplies last.  RSVP President@jetaany.org IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012 (Japanese-style bouquet arrangement) Date: 1/26/2012 Door Open at 7:30 pm Start at 8:00 pm http://www.carnegiehall.org/Event.aspx?id=4294979755

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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. Co-written by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the New York International Children’s Film Festival will present a special one-time advance screening of Studio Ghibli’s new film The Secret World of Arrietty on Jan. 21 at Symphony Space, nearly a whole month ahead of its wide release on Feb. 17. The news comes just as the massive 15-film Studio Ghibli Festival (which broke box office records by grossing over $150,000 to date at the IFC Center) wraps up Jan. 12. Originally released in Japan in July 2010 and based on Mary Norton’s classic children’s book The Borrowers, the film […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: New York Hosts Sneak Preview of Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Co-written by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the New York International Children’s Film Festival will present a special one-time advance screening of Studio Ghibli’s new film The Secret World of Arrietty on Jan. 21 at Symphony Space, nearly a whole month ahead of its wide release on Feb. 17. The news comes just as the massive 15-film Studio Ghibli Festival (which broke box office records by grossing over $150,000 to date at the IFC Center) wraps up Jan. 12. Originally released in Japan in July 2010 and based on Mary Norton’s classic children’s book The Borrowers, the film […]

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  • When: Sunday, January 22nd,  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Where: Ripley Studio (131 West 72nd Street, New York, NY) Cost: $20 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: January 19th Questions: Contact Mie Ikeda at JETAANY@mieinc.net Japanese classical dance, Nihon buyo, is a performing art that grew out of and is very similar to the dance of Kabuki, known for the stylization of its drama and the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. This Japanese classical dance can be performed by either men or women. We will join the class wearing a Japanese Yukata (summer kimono), provided during the time of the lesson. IchiFuji-kai Dance Association performs and teaches Soke Fujima dance, an elegant 300- year-old traditional Nihon buyo still […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/22) Experience Nihon Buyo, Japanese Classical Dance

    When: Sunday, January 22nd,  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Where: Ripley Studio (131 West 72nd Street, New York, NY) Cost: $20 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: January 19th Questions: Contact Mie Ikeda at JETAANY@mieinc.net Japanese classical dance, Nihon buyo, is a performing art that grew out of and is very similar to the dance of Kabuki, known for the stylization of its drama and the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. This Japanese classical dance can be performed by either men or women. We will join the class wearing a Japanese Yukata (summer kimono), provided during the time of the lesson. IchiFuji-kai Dance Association performs and teaches Soke Fujima dance, an elegant 300- year-old traditional Nihon buyo still […]

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  • The  Kyushu Battenkai invites members of JETAANY for their annual Shinnenkai (New Year’s party) on January 15th.  They will be having musical performances and Mochi pounding in addition to the food and drinks.  Enjoy fresh mochi, and beer sponsored from Kirin. This is a great opportunity for JETs who have lived in or traveled to Kyushu to meet Japanese expats from the area and reminisce about their time in Southern Japan (though all JET alums are welcome)! Also, this will be a Nihongo Dake Shinnenkai Event!  Any and all speakers of Japanese who want to keep up their skills are fully encouraged to join (all levels welcome) Date: Sunday, January 15th Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Place: Japanese American Association Address: 15 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Battenkai New Year Party – Sunday, Jan 15th @ Japanese American Association

    The  Kyushu Battenkai invites members of JETAANY for their annual Shinnenkai (New Year’s party) on January 15th.  They will be having musical performances and Mochi pounding in addition to the food and drinks.  Enjoy fresh mochi, and beer sponsored from Kirin. This is a great opportunity for JETs who have lived in or traveled to Kyushu to meet Japanese expats from the area and reminisce about their time in Southern Japan (though all JET alums are welcome)! Also, this will be a Nihongo Dake Shinnenkai Event!  Any and all speakers of Japanese who want to keep up their skills are fully encouraged to join (all levels welcome) Date: Sunday, January 15th Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Place: Japanese American Association Address: 15 […]

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  • SOLD OUT EVENT Ring in 2012, at our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) at Restaurant Riki. Join us for a $35, all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style dishes included). 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.  We have reserved a private room in the back for our group. Space is limited to 40 people, so please buy your ticket today! When: Saturday, January 28th Time: 7:00-10:00 pm Where: Restaurant Riki 141 E 45th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington) (conveniently located near Grand Central Station) Cost: SOLD OUT$35, includes alcoholic beverages and Izakaya snacks. To RSVP, please pay via PayPal. You […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2012 JETAANY Shinnenkai -SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT EVENT Ring in 2012, at our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) at Restaurant Riki. Join us for a $35, all-you-can drink celebration (with izakaya-style dishes included). 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.  We have reserved a private room in the back for our group. Space is limited to 40 people, so please buy your ticket today! When: Saturday, January 28th Time: 7:00-10:00 pm Where: Restaurant Riki 141 E 45th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington) (conveniently located near Grand Central Station) Cost: SOLD OUT$35, includes alcoholic beverages and Izakaya snacks. To RSVP, please pay via PayPal. You […]

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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. As part of this year’s Under the Radar Festival, Japan Society kicks off the new year with a nine-day stage run of Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech and THE BEE now through Jan. 14 and 15. Under the Radar is an annual theater festival that spotlights international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. The festival is a wild mix of works by ensembles, solo artists, writers and creators, offering a crash course in theater created by some of the most dynamic artists working today. In its seven year history, there have been 104 productions from over 17 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Japan Society Flies Under the Radar with New Theatrical Voices

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. As part of this year’s Under the Radar Festival, Japan Society kicks off the new year with a nine-day stage run of Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech and THE BEE now through Jan. 14 and 15. Under the Radar is an annual theater festival that spotlights international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. The festival is a wild mix of works by ensembles, solo artists, writers and creators, offering a crash course in theater created by some of the most dynamic artists working today. In its seven year history, there have been 104 productions from over 17 […]

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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. It’s been called the “Reverse JET Program,” which is a lot catchier than the Japan-U.S. Training and Exchange Program for English Language Teachers (JUSTE Program). A few of the East Coast JUSTE teachers made a special public appearance at the JETAANY Welcome Back Reception in November, and since then there has been some talk about exactly what this program is, and what these teachers are up to. Recently, Kazumoto “Kaz” Takechi, a JUSTE participant at Rutgers University in New Jersey, took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his experience […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with JUSTE Program Participant Kazumoto Takechi

    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. It’s been called the “Reverse JET Program,” which is a lot catchier than the Japan-U.S. Training and Exchange Program for English Language Teachers (JUSTE Program). A few of the East Coast JUSTE teachers made a special public appearance at the JETAANY Welcome Back Reception in November, and since then there has been some talk about exactly what this program is, and what these teachers are up to. Recently, Kazumoto “Kaz” Takechi, a JUSTE participant at Rutgers University in New Jersey, took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his experience […]

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  • What: Performance and Private Reception at Japan Society NOTE: Since “Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech is SOLD OUT; other options include arriving at 7 pm for waitlist tickets or attending a performance of “The Bee” at the same time instead (you can use the same code as below) When: Thursday, January 12th, 8 pm show, 9:15 pm  reception Where:  Japan Society  (333 East 47th St between 1st and 2nd Aves) Cost/How to Buy Tickets:  $18 JETAANY-only price;  Use code “BCHEL” when visiting Japan Society’s box office (333 East 47th St) or calling (212) 715-1258  between 11 am – 6 pm (unfortunately if you buy online, you would need to pay the full price of $22) Contact:  Email secretary@jetaany.org with questions. Also check […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/12) Theater Performance & Private Reception at Japan Society – Hot Pepper is Sold Out (but Alternatives Available)

    What: Performance and Private Reception at Japan Society NOTE: Since “Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech is SOLD OUT; other options include arriving at 7 pm for waitlist tickets or attending a performance of “The Bee” at the same time instead (you can use the same code as below) When: Thursday, January 12th, 8 pm show, 9:15 pm  reception Where:  Japan Society  (333 East 47th St between 1st and 2nd Aves) Cost/How to Buy Tickets:  $18 JETAANY-only price;  Use code “BCHEL” when visiting Japan Society’s box office (333 East 47th St) or calling (212) 715-1258  between 11 am – 6 pm (unfortunately if you buy online, you would need to pay the full price of $22) Contact:  Email secretary@jetaany.org with questions. Also check […]

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  • As we welcome a new year, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers (including new returnees and JET vets) from all JETAA chapters worldwide to write and share more material that we can post online to the widest JET readership on the web through our hosts at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). If you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world, we welcome your interest or additional story ideas! Contact JQ’s editor Justin […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine Needs New Writers for Winter 2012!

    As we welcome a new year, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers (including new returnees and JET vets) from all JETAA chapters worldwide to write and share more material that we can post online to the widest JET readership on the web through our hosts at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). If you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world, we welcome your interest or additional story ideas! Contact JQ’s editor Justin […]

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