Archive for January, 2013

  • DISCO International, Inc. presents: —New York Career Forum 2013 — Date: February 22 & 23, 2013 (Fri. & Sat.) Place: The Altman Building (New York, New York) http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/index.asp?ref=201341&lang=E New York Career Forums is for anyone who is: – Japanese-English bilingual (must posses at minimum a conversational level or higher in both Japanese and English) – looking for a full-time or internship position *Registration and attending the event is free. 1. Company List Companies will be holding interviews on-site. Over 60% are IT-related companies seeking bilinguals like yourself! http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/comlist.asp?ref=201341&lang=E 2. Travel Scholarship Currently accepting applications online until February 7th. http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/scholarship.asp?ref=201341&lang=E 3. Refer Your Friends Campaign Refer your friends and get a gift card More details on FB: https://www.facebook.com/careerforum.net If you have […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Job Fair for Japanese-English bilinguals in New York!

    DISCO International, Inc. presents: —New York Career Forum 2013 — Date: February 22 & 23, 2013 (Fri. & Sat.) Place: The Altman Building (New York, New York) http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/index.asp?ref=201341&lang=E New York Career Forums is for anyone who is: – Japanese-English bilingual (must posses at minimum a conversational level or higher in both Japanese and English) – looking for a full-time or internship position *Registration and attending the event is free. 1. Company List Companies will be holding interviews on-site. Over 60% are IT-related companies seeking bilinguals like yourself! http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/comlist.asp?ref=201341&lang=E 2. Travel Scholarship Currently accepting applications online until February 7th. http://www.careerforum.net/event/ny/scholarship.asp?ref=201341&lang=E 3. Refer Your Friends Campaign Refer your friends and get a gift card More details on FB: https://www.facebook.com/careerforum.net If you have […]

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  • Join JETAA New England for a weekend on the slopes in New Hampshire!! Let’s go to Waterville Valley, NH on March 2nd! Avid Skier? Snowboard fanatic?  Always wanted to try snowshoeing or cross country?  Or yearning for fun in the snow with new and old friends?  Now’s your chance! NEJETAA has got a hold of some great deals for our group trip to Waterville Valley, NH! Click here for pricing and info on how to order! All levels welcome.  Open to JET Alum and friends.  So come along and enjoy the winter snow – before you know it, it just may melt on you! Check out who’s going on Facebook  Not quite ready to make a commitment?  We’d appreciate it if you email vicepres at nejetaa dot com to […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    NEJETAA Ski Trip Waterville Valley New Hampshire

    Join JETAA New England for a weekend on the slopes in New Hampshire!! Let’s go to Waterville Valley, NH on March 2nd! Avid Skier? Snowboard fanatic?  Always wanted to try snowshoeing or cross country?  Or yearning for fun in the snow with new and old friends?  Now’s your chance! NEJETAA has got a hold of some great deals for our group trip to Waterville Valley, NH! Click here for pricing and info on how to order! All levels welcome.  Open to JET Alum and friends.  So come along and enjoy the winter snow – before you know it, it just may melt on you! Check out who’s going on Facebook  Not quite ready to make a commitment?  We’d appreciate it if you email vicepres at nejetaa dot com to […]

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  • When: Saturday, February 9th at 12 pm* Where: Pacificana, 813 55th St Brooklyn, NY 11230 http://www.yelp.com/biz/pacificana-brooklyn Cost:  Everyone pays for their own food and drinkRSVP/Questions: Make sure to sign via the Facebook event here or email Carleen Ben at carleenben-at-hotmail-dot-com by Thursday, February 7thCelebrate Chinese New Year with your JETAANY family the traditional way…DIM SUM (in Cantonese “Yum-Cha”, literal translation “Drink Tea”). Get ready for some Chicken Feet, Beef Tripe, and Fish Head or you can just have some Shrimp Balls and Shumai! Woohoo!! *Since there are no reservations for Dim Sum, please arrive ON TIME, preferably 15 minutes before.  I will go there at 11:00am to wait for a table(s).<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/9) Dim Sum Event in Brooklyn!

    When: Saturday, February 9th at 12 pm* Where: Pacificana, 813 55th St Brooklyn, NY 11230 http://www.yelp.com/biz/pacificana-brooklyn Cost:  Everyone pays for their own food and drinkRSVP/Questions: Make sure to sign via the Facebook event here or email Carleen Ben at carleenben-at-hotmail-dot-com by Thursday, February 7thCelebrate Chinese New Year with your JETAANY family the traditional way…DIM SUM (in Cantonese “Yum-Cha”, literal translation “Drink Tea”). Get ready for some Chicken Feet, Beef Tripe, and Fish Head or you can just have some Shrimp Balls and Shumai! Woohoo!! *Since there are no reservations for Dim Sum, please arrive ON TIME, preferably 15 minutes before.  I will go there at 11:00am to wait for a table(s).

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  • By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Rashaad worked at four elementary schools and three junior high schools on JET, and taught a weekly conversion class in Haguro (his village) to adults. He completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2010, and was also a member of a taiko group in Haguro. The 1960s were a decade of enormous change around the world. Although Japan didn’t experience the upheaval some other countries did during that period, for one teenager, the mid-1960s were shaping up to be a different era. Shogo Oketani’s novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 takes readers into the lives of young Kazuo Nakamoto and, to a lesser extent, his friends—younger brother Yasuo, his friend Nobuo, Nobuo’s older brother Haruo, and Kazuo’s classmate […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Rashaad worked at four elementary schools and three junior high schools on JET, and taught a weekly conversion class in Haguro (his village) to adults. He completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2010, and was also a member of a taiko group in Haguro. The 1960s were a decade of enormous change around the world. Although Japan didn’t experience the upheaval some other countries did during that period, for one teenager, the mid-1960s were shaping up to be a different era. Shogo Oketani’s novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 takes readers into the lives of young Kazuo Nakamoto and, to a lesser extent, his friends—younger brother Yasuo, his friend Nobuo, Nobuo’s older brother Haruo, and Kazuo’s classmate […]

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  • When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 pm Meet-up; 7:00 pm Reading Begins Where: Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street @ Lexington Ave Cost: Free (everyone pays for their own food and drinks at nijikai) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Pam Kavalam at secretary-at-jetaany-dot-org if you have questions Come support fellow JET Alum, Bruce Feiler’s new book, Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play and Much More. We’ll meet up at 6:30 pm at Barnes and Noble to grab seats. Afterwards, stick around for a nijikai (details TBA). ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, he’ll discuss his new book, The Secrets […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Alum Bruce Feiler’s Book Reading @ Barnes & Noble!

    When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 pm Meet-up; 7:00 pm Reading Begins Where: Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street @ Lexington Ave Cost: Free (everyone pays for their own food and drinks at nijikai) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Pam Kavalam at secretary-at-jetaany-dot-org if you have questions Come support fellow JET Alum, Bruce Feiler’s new book, Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play and Much More. We’ll meet up at 6:30 pm at Barnes and Noble to grab seats. Afterwards, stick around for a nijikai (details TBA). ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, he’ll discuss his new book, The Secrets […]

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  • When: Wednesday, February 6th, 7 pm – 9 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Liz Mathew at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.] This month’s book will be a book of short stories (or perhaps a trio of novellas) by Kitchen author Banana Yoshimoto. Read the Amazon description below: In Asleep, Yoshimoto spins the stories of three young women bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning for a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking at night. Another, who has embarked on a relationship […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    February Book Club: Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto

    When: Wednesday, February 6th, 7 pm – 9 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Liz Mathew at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.] This month’s book will be a book of short stories (or perhaps a trio of novellas) by Kitchen author Banana Yoshimoto. Read the Amazon description below: In Asleep, Yoshimoto spins the stories of three young women bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning for a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking at night. Another, who has embarked on a relationship […]

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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. Japan Society swings into the new year with two nights of its upcoming 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia showcase from Jan. 11-12. This year’s program features four North American premieres. Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has introduced more than 600 of Japan’s finest performing arts to an extensive American audience. The program also commissions new works to non-Japanese artists, produces national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs. Originally America’s leading platform for the introduction of Japanese choreographers and companies, the Dance Showcase has expanded to include artists and works of international acclaim from the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Japan Society Presents 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Japan Society swings into the new year with two nights of its upcoming 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia showcase from Jan. 11-12. This year’s program features four North American premieres. Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has introduced more than 600 of Japan’s finest performing arts to an extensive American audience. The program also commissions new works to non-Japanese artists, produces national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs. Originally America’s leading platform for the introduction of Japanese choreographers and companies, the Dance Showcase has expanded to include artists and works of international acclaim from the […]

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