Archive for July, 2012

2012 JET Pre-Departure Documents

LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Rural JET – Handout Life as a Suburban JET  – PDF Life as a Suburban JET – PPT Life as a Suburban JET – Handout Life as a Urban JET (Full Presentation) Life as an Urban JET (Slides Only)   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop ALT Worksheet Sample CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to expect in your 1st few weeks Useful JET Websites Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan – African Decent Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegetarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet Vegetarian in […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/08/justins-japan-week-japan-cuts-2012-serves-love-strikes-adult-anime/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. From July 12-28, Japan Society ushers in its sixth consecutive year of JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema. Bigger than ever, JAPAN CUTS 2012 boasts the most feature films in the festival’s history: 37 full-length and 2 shorts, encompassing blockbusters, high-concept art house titles, mature anime, audacious documentaries, delirious rom-coms and a splatter of J-horror/gore genre busters. Running alongside the New York Asian Film Festival (June 29-July 15), which co-presents 12 films from July 12-15, JAPAN CUTS 2012’s selections sport the unyielding artistry and out-of-control eccentricity that define modern Japanese cinema. “This year’s expanded and expansive edition of JAPAN CUTS […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/08/justins-japan-week-japan-cuts-2012-serves-love-strikes-adult-anime/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Week One of JAPAN CUTS 2012 Serves Up ‘Love Strikes!’, Adult Anime

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. From July 12-28, Japan Society ushers in its sixth consecutive year of JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema. Bigger than ever, JAPAN CUTS 2012 boasts the most feature films in the festival’s history: 37 full-length and 2 shorts, encompassing blockbusters, high-concept art house titles, mature anime, audacious documentaries, delirious rom-coms and a splatter of J-horror/gore genre busters. Running alongside the New York Asian Film Festival (June 29-July 15), which co-presents 12 films from July 12-15, JAPAN CUTS 2012’s selections sport the unyielding artistry and out-of-control eccentricity that define modern Japanese cinema. “This year’s expanded and expansive edition of JAPAN CUTS […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/08/jq-magazine-jqa-darryl-wharton-rigby-don-doko-don-yamakiya-taiko-drum-club-project/"></div>By Nichole L. Knight (Shiga-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, Nichole became active with the JET Alumni Association of New York even before moving to the city. Since returning from Japan, she’s played with the University of Connecticut Taiko Team, and trained with Soh Daiko, the East Coast’s oldest taiko group. Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Fukushima-ken, 2005-07) is a playwright, poet, professor and filmmaker, who hails from Baltimore, Maryland. He has written for NBC, MTV, and BET. He lectures for Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation Program, and is in the process of writing three books. Married with three children, he splits his time between Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Japan. From 2005 to 2007, while teaching English in Kawamata-machi […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/08/jq-magazine-jqa-darryl-wharton-rigby-don-doko-don-yamakiya-taiko-drum-club-project/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Darryl Wharton-Rigby on ‘Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Drum Club Project’

    By Nichole L. Knight (Shiga-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, Nichole became active with the JET Alumni Association of New York even before moving to the city. Since returning from Japan, she’s played with the University of Connecticut Taiko Team, and trained with Soh Daiko, the East Coast’s oldest taiko group. Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Fukushima-ken, 2005-07) is a playwright, poet, professor and filmmaker, who hails from Baltimore, Maryland. He has written for NBC, MTV, and BET. He lectures for Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation Program, and is in the process of writing three books. Married with three children, he splits his time between Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Japan. From 2005 to 2007, while teaching English in Kawamata-machi […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/05/714-njphilly-jetaa-obon-festival-seabrook-nj/"></div>NJ/Philly JETAA Obon Festival in Seabrook, NJ When: July 14th, Saturday, 2pm-9pm Where: Seabrook Buddhist Temple, 9 County Rd 711, Seabrook Farms, NJ, (856)451-3422, Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center, Upper Deerfield Township Municipal Building, 1325 Highway 77, Seabrook, NJ (856)451-8393 What to bring: Lunch/snacks/drinks, lawn chair or blanket, toll/gas money, yukata/happi/jinbei (optional) RSVP: Email Fernando Rojas at fernando.rojas86@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the van or for carpooling (you will be asked to pitch in for gas & tolls), or sign up on our Facebook event page:  NJ/Philly JETAA Obon Festival  Questions: Email Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org, Fernando Rojas fernando.rojas86@gmail.com, Rashaad Jorden phillyrep@jetaany.org   Join us for the 2012 Obon Festival in Seabrook, NJ, sponsored by the Seabrook Buddhist Temple. We will first go to the Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/05/714-njphilly-jetaa-obon-festival-seabrook-nj/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/14) NJ/Philly JETAA Obon Festival in Seabrook, NJ!

    NJ/Philly JETAA Obon Festival in Seabrook, NJ When: July 14th, Saturday, 2pm-9pm Where: Seabrook Buddhist Temple, 9 County Rd 711, Seabrook Farms, NJ, (856)451-3422, Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center, Upper Deerfield Township Municipal Building, 1325 Highway 77, Seabrook, NJ (856)451-8393 What to bring: Lunch/snacks/drinks, lawn chair or blanket, toll/gas money, yukata/happi/jinbei (optional) RSVP: Email Fernando Rojas at fernando.rojas86@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the van or for carpooling (you will be asked to pitch in for gas & tolls), or sign up on our Facebook event page:  NJ/Philly JETAA Obon Festival  Questions: Email Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org, Fernando Rojas fernando.rojas86@gmail.com, Rashaad Jorden phillyrep@jetaany.org   Join us for the 2012 Obon Festival in Seabrook, NJ, sponsored by the Seabrook Buddhist Temple. We will first go to the Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/05/karaoke-night/"></div>Rock out at Japas 27 with the new JETs! We have a private room for 2 hours. All food and drinks are included for only $20 (+$1 paypal fee)! Come share your sempai wisdom and show the newbies what they’ll be in for when they leave for Japan at the end of the month! When: Sunday, July 15 from 5pm-7pm Where: Japas 27, 366 3rd Ave (between 26th St & 27th St) Cost/RSVP: $21 ($20 ticket + $1 paypal fee) via Paypal HERE by Friday, July 13th. Questions: Contact Amber at liang-dot-yxamber-at-gmail-dot-com Also, you can check out the event on Facebook!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/05/karaoke-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/15) New JET-JET Vet Karaoke Night

    Rock out at Japas 27 with the new JETs! We have a private room for 2 hours. All food and drinks are included for only $20 (+$1 paypal fee)! Come share your sempai wisdom and show the newbies what they’ll be in for when they leave for Japan at the end of the month! When: Sunday, July 15 from 5pm-7pm Where: Japas 27, 366 3rd Ave (between 26th St & 27th St) Cost/RSVP: $21 ($20 ticket + $1 paypal fee) via Paypal HERE by Friday, July 13th. Questions: Contact Amber at liang-dot-yxamber-at-gmail-dot-com Also, you can check out the event on Facebook!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/03/821-august-book-club-thousand-autumns-jacob-de-zoet-david-mitchell/"></div>When: Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com or check out the Facebook event HERE   We’ve got another great summer read for you in David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet! See below for the book description (from Amazon): In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/03/821-august-book-club-thousand-autumns-jacob-de-zoet-david-mitchell/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/21) August Book Club: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

    When: Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com or check out the Facebook event HERE   We’ve got another great summer read for you in David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet! See below for the book description (from Amazon): In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/02/justins-japan-interview-jason-michael-paul-legend-zelda-symphony-goddesses/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Big in Japan for decades, symphonic concerts of that country’s most popular (and hummable) classic video game tunes have now hit critical mass in America. It’s a dream come true for fans of the blockbuster Nintendo series The Legend of Zelda, as Jason Michael Paul Productions presents the first-ever North American tour of its kind called The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. With a high profile performance in Los Angeles last month hosted by Zelda Williams (the star of last year’s Nintendo DS commercials with papa Robin, who named her after the series’ eponymous princess), Symphony of the Goddesses is playing to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/02/justins-japan-interview-jason-michael-paul-legend-zelda-symphony-goddesses/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with Jason Michael Paul on The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Big in Japan for decades, symphonic concerts of that country’s most popular (and hummable) classic video game tunes have now hit critical mass in America. It’s a dream come true for fans of the blockbuster Nintendo series The Legend of Zelda, as Jason Michael Paul Productions presents the first-ever North American tour of its kind called The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. With a high profile performance in Los Angeles last month hosted by Zelda Williams (the star of last year’s Nintendo DS commercials with papa Robin, who named her after the series’ eponymous princess), Symphony of the Goddesses is playing to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/01/jq-magazine-texas-metroplex-lolitas-paint-town/"></div>By Jen Wang (Miyagi-ken, 2008-09) for JQ magazine. Jen is a research technician from Dallas who also writes for Purple SKY, a Japanese music website. Her love of cosplay and her junior high school students inspired the name for her own Japanese pop culture blog, Hibari-sensei’s Classroom. The Japanese fashion subculture Lolita is based on Victorian and Rococo aesthetics. Its trademark look consists of a blouse, a knee-length skirt or jumper, a petticoat, stockings, and Mary Janes or platform shoes. Since its inception in the 1970s, Lolita has developed several sub-styles: gothic, sweet, classic, punk and more. There is also a mature variation known as aristocrat and a masculine equivalent known as ouji. Although I had been interested in Lolita […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2012/07/01/jq-magazine-texas-metroplex-lolitas-paint-town/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: In Texas, Metroplex Lolitas Paint the Town

    By Jen Wang (Miyagi-ken, 2008-09) for JQ magazine. Jen is a research technician from Dallas who also writes for Purple SKY, a Japanese music website. Her love of cosplay and her junior high school students inspired the name for her own Japanese pop culture blog, Hibari-sensei’s Classroom. The Japanese fashion subculture Lolita is based on Victorian and Rococo aesthetics. Its trademark look consists of a blouse, a knee-length skirt or jumper, a petticoat, stockings, and Mary Janes or platform shoes. Since its inception in the 1970s, Lolita has developed several sub-styles: gothic, sweet, classic, punk and more. There is also a mature variation known as aristocrat and a masculine equivalent known as ouji. Although I had been interested in Lolita […]

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