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  • Date: Wednesday, March 1st Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Location: Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor) Registration: Fill out this google doc Cost: Free! *While this event is free, please fill out the form to register as we need an accurate headcount for food. Join JET Alumni Lee Uehara and Alex Varney for a conversation about starting a business, digital marketing/PR fundamentals, useful (and often free) online tools, and general things to keep in mind when bringing a product or service to life and marketing it. Lee is a serial entrepreneur with a string of businesses under her belt, and Alex provides PR, digital marketing, and event management services at an integrated digital marketing/communications firm. Both look forward […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    3/1 So You Wanna Start a Business?

    Date: Wednesday, March 1st Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Location: Japan Local Government Center (3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor) Registration: Fill out this google doc Cost: Free! *While this event is free, please fill out the form to register as we need an accurate headcount for food. Join JET Alumni Lee Uehara and Alex Varney for a conversation about starting a business, digital marketing/PR fundamentals, useful (and often free) online tools, and general things to keep in mind when bringing a product or service to life and marketing it. Lee is a serial entrepreneur with a string of businesses under her belt, and Alex provides PR, digital marketing, and event management services at an integrated digital marketing/communications firm. Both look forward […]

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  • Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this awesome annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC, we volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono Fitting -Origami -Japanese Writing -Chopstick Challenge -Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) -Japanese Dancing *The event runs from 12:00-3:00PM, but volunteers will also be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 25th 2017 *12:00-3:00PM Where: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th Floor What: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to kids RSVP: Via this google doc Cost: No Cost to Attend. Mark yourself as attending on Facebook and email […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/25) Japan-a-Mania 2017

    Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this awesome annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC, we volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono Fitting -Origami -Japanese Writing -Chopstick Challenge -Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) -Japanese Dancing *The event runs from 12:00-3:00PM, but volunteers will also be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 25th 2017 *12:00-3:00PM Where: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th Floor What: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to kids RSVP: Via this google doc Cost: No Cost to Attend. Mark yourself as attending on Facebook and email […]

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  • JETAANY Summer Retreat 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the first-ever JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Bus transportation (at an extra cost) can be provided if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: Program Fee (with lodging): $102.50/person Program Fee (without lodging – one day only): $51.50/person Children under 12 years old – half off price Transportation: $10-20 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (7/30-7/31) Save the Date: JETAANY Summer Retreat

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the first-ever JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Bus transportation (at an extra cost) can be provided if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: Program Fee (with lodging): $102.50/person Program Fee (without lodging – one day only): $51.50/person Children under 12 years old – half off price Transportation: $10-20 […]

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  • Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced professionals, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors and is […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for JETAANY Board Nominations – (2/14 Deadline)

    Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced professionals, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors and is […]

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  • Call for Paddlers: JETAANY Dragonboat Team Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 2015). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 13- August 1 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time and the race will be around $40-$50 per person.   What is Dragonboat racing? Dragonboat racing is an exciting team paddling sport that started in China about 2300 years ago. Small dragonboats holding 8-12 paddlers and large boats holding upwards of 20. […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (Summer) Join the JETAANY Dragonboat Team

    Call for Paddlers: JETAANY Dragonboat Team Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 2015). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 13- August 1 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time and the race will be around $40-$50 per person.   What is Dragonboat racing? Dragonboat racing is an exciting team paddling sport that started in China about 2300 years ago. Small dragonboats holding 8-12 paddlers and large boats holding upwards of 20. […]

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  • Are you interested in contributing your time to JETAANY? We are approaching another JETAANY fiscal year and another executive officer appointment season and the JETAANY Board of Directors is accepting platforms from members interested in serving as an executive officer. In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received.  As always, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary roles are those seats that are open to interested members. Position descriptions are online at http://jetaany.org/forum/elections_2008/topic-483/?recent=503.  Officer positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. The approximate time line for the election process is as follows: March 9: Platforms Due March 10-15: Platforms are evaluated by Elections Committee March […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for 2015 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

    Are you interested in contributing your time to JETAANY? We are approaching another JETAANY fiscal year and another executive officer appointment season and the JETAANY Board of Directors is accepting platforms from members interested in serving as an executive officer. In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received.  As always, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary roles are those seats that are open to interested members. Position descriptions are online at http://jetaany.org/forum/elections_2008/topic-483/?recent=503.  Officer positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. The approximate time line for the election process is as follows: March 9: Platforms Due March 10-15: Platforms are evaluated by Elections Committee March […]

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  • Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced professionals, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors and is […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for JETAANY Board Nominations – (11/17 Deadline)

    Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced professionals, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY is the only executive committee member to sit on the Board of Directors and is […]

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  • DUE TO THE COLD, WINDY, AND WET CONDITIONS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS HIKE. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR HIKE IN THE SPRING. What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views. When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 8:30am-5:45pm Meet at 8:30AM at the clock in Grand Central Terminal (GCT). Train will depart promptly so please be on time. Depart GCT – 8:43AM –> Arrive at Manitou Stations – 9:52 AM Depart Manitou Station – 4:26PM –> Arrive GCT – 5:41 PM Cost: Round trip off-peak Metro-North ticket to Manitou Station is $26.50 – please buy your ticket on your own beforehand at a Metro North Kiosk or […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/2) Fall Hike 2014 – Cancelled

    DUE TO THE COLD, WINDY, AND WET CONDITIONS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS HIKE. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR HIKE IN THE SPRING. What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views. When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 8:30am-5:45pm Meet at 8:30AM at the clock in Grand Central Terminal (GCT). Train will depart promptly so please be on time. Depart GCT – 8:43AM –> Arrive at Manitou Stations – 9:52 AM Depart Manitou Station – 4:26PM –> Arrive GCT – 5:41 PM Cost: Round trip off-peak Metro-North ticket to Manitou Station is $26.50 – please buy your ticket on your own beforehand at a Metro North Kiosk or […]

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  • Tired of being cooped up all winter? Up for a challenge? It’s time to get outdoors and celebrate spring with a hike up Breakneck Ridge! This trail is the creme de la creme of hikes in the Tristate area. You’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views at the top of this challenging peak*. Pack your own lunch and we’ll eat it at the top. *While no advanced hiking skill is needed, please note that the first part of this hike is strenuous with some rock scrambling. Please wear shoes with a good tread and comfortable clothing. We will be going very slowly and spotting each other. When: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:30am-5:40pm Meet at 8:30AM at the clock in Grand Central […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Spring Hike to Breakneck Ridge

    Tired of being cooped up all winter? Up for a challenge? It’s time to get outdoors and celebrate spring with a hike up Breakneck Ridge! This trail is the creme de la creme of hikes in the Tristate area. You’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views at the top of this challenging peak*. Pack your own lunch and we’ll eat it at the top. *While no advanced hiking skill is needed, please note that the first part of this hike is strenuous with some rock scrambling. Please wear shoes with a good tread and comfortable clothing. We will be going very slowly and spotting each other. When: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:30am-5:40pm Meet at 8:30AM at the clock in Grand Central […]

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  • 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 Sharing Buttons below -->

    (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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  • Join us in celebrating the historic 100th year of Japan’s gift of cherry blossom trees to the United States. This year’s cherry blossom festival in Washington DC is sure to be the biggest yet! JETAANY will be partnering with JETAADC for this hanami event. Don’t miss out on the biggest cherry blossom festival in the United States and a chance to explore our nation’s capital! When: Saturday, April 7- Sunday, April 8 Where: Washington DC RSVP: Amber Liang at liang.yxamber(at)gmail.com by Sunday, March 25 Please include the following information in your RSVP: If you can provide or will need transportation and if you will need overnight accommodation For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Cherry Blossom Festival in DC (4/7-4/8)

    Join us in celebrating the historic 100th year of Japan’s gift of cherry blossom trees to the United States. This year’s cherry blossom festival in Washington DC is sure to be the biggest yet! JETAANY will be partnering with JETAADC for this hanami event. Don’t miss out on the biggest cherry blossom festival in the United States and a chance to explore our nation’s capital! When: Saturday, April 7- Sunday, April 8 Where: Washington DC RSVP: Amber Liang at liang.yxamber(at)gmail.com by Sunday, March 25 Please include the following information in your RSVP: If you can provide or will need transportation and if you will need overnight accommodation For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.

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  • When: Monday, July 11, 6:30pm Where: Apple Restaurant (17 Waverly Place, New York, New York) Nearest Trains: N,R to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place Cost: $20 (includes dinner and karaoke) Click here to reserve your spot on PayPal by Friday, July 8 Limited spots available!   You are invited to the New-JET Vet-JET dinner on Monday, July 11 at 6:30pm at Apple Restaurant (www.applerestaurant.com). It’s a great opportunity to show the newbies what a great organization we are and to share our experiences with them. Let’s all being good sempai ne! Also, there’s will be a nijikai involving karaoke! You don’t want to miss it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amber at liang.yxamber@gmail.com.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    New JET-Vet JET Dinner

    When: Monday, July 11, 6:30pm Where: Apple Restaurant (17 Waverly Place, New York, New York) Nearest Trains: N,R to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place Cost: $20 (includes dinner and karaoke) Click here to reserve your spot on PayPal by Friday, July 8 Limited spots available!   You are invited to the New-JET Vet-JET dinner on Monday, July 11 at 6:30pm at Apple Restaurant (www.applerestaurant.com). It’s a great opportunity to show the newbies what a great organization we are and to share our experiences with them. Let’s all being good sempai ne! Also, there’s will be a nijikai involving karaoke! You don’t want to miss it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amber at liang.yxamber@gmail.com.

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  • SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL Sunday, September 26th, 2010 | 11 AM – 6 PM Upper East Side Every culture and people has its soul food—food that comes from recipes that have been passed down from generations that can be called the authentic flavor of a people. The different regions of Japan all have their own soul food specialties. In this festival, several restaurants and companies will introduce some of Japan’s most best-kept gastronomic secrets. Come visit the JapanTown Soul Food Festival on September 26th to taste the unique character of Japan’s diverse regions. Directions to Soul Food Festival Location: Lexington Avenue between 94th and 96th Streets Subway: 6 train to 77th Street 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street 6 train […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    NY JapanTown Festival

    SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL Sunday, September 26th, 2010 | 11 AM – 6 PM Upper East Side Every culture and people has its soul food—food that comes from recipes that have been passed down from generations that can be called the authentic flavor of a people. The different regions of Japan all have their own soul food specialties. In this festival, several restaurants and companies will introduce some of Japan’s most best-kept gastronomic secrets. Come visit the JapanTown Soul Food Festival on September 26th to taste the unique character of Japan’s diverse regions. Directions to Soul Food Festival Location: Lexington Avenue between 94th and 96th Streets Subway: 6 train to 77th Street 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street 6 train […]

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  • The organizers of the First Annual Japanese Heritage Night are looking for JETAANY volunteers to represent the JET Alumni Association!! Volunteers are needed for 1. Information Tables: setting up and manning two tables with info on Japanese and Japanese Americans 2. Pre-Game performance: coordiinating taiko and bon dance participants 3. Mets Spirit Awards: coodinating Award participants 4. Transportation: JET members w/cars driving Award participants &others to & from Citi Field 5. Partnership outreach: generating ticket donations/ funding / services from companies & individuals 6. Program: assisting with writing and production for printed program 7. Outreach: reaching communities who are not yet aware of Japanese Heritage Night 8. Press/media: assisting with media needs, individual interviews 9. Documenting:video, photo & reporting coverage […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Volunteer at Japanese Heritage Night at the NY Mets

    The organizers of the First Annual Japanese Heritage Night are looking for JETAANY volunteers to represent the JET Alumni Association!! Volunteers are needed for 1. Information Tables: setting up and manning two tables with info on Japanese and Japanese Americans 2. Pre-Game performance: coordiinating taiko and bon dance participants 3. Mets Spirit Awards: coodinating Award participants 4. Transportation: JET members w/cars driving Award participants &others to & from Citi Field 5. Partnership outreach: generating ticket donations/ funding / services from companies & individuals 6. Program: assisting with writing and production for printed program 7. Outreach: reaching communities who are not yet aware of Japanese Heritage Night 8. Press/media: assisting with media needs, individual interviews 9. Documenting:video, photo & reporting coverage […]

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  • For the March/April 2010 Issue, click here. Please submit any JETAA-related story ideas/photos you’d like to see in the next issue. Please include IDs/dates/locations where applicable. Submit pictures to Justin at magazine@jetaany.org Want a hard copy? Subscribe to JQ—now six issues a year!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ’s Mar/Apr Issue Out Now!

    For the March/April 2010 Issue, click here. Please submit any JETAA-related story ideas/photos you’d like to see in the next issue. Please include IDs/dates/locations where applicable. Submit pictures to Justin at magazine@jetaany.org Want a hard copy? Subscribe to JQ—now six issues a year!

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  • Our next book club will be held on Thursday, April 22. Location and time will be announced at a later date. Happy reading! Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures “Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Book Club

    Our next book club will be held on Thursday, April 22. Location and time will be announced at a later date. Happy reading! Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures “Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an […]

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  • Please note: This event has unfortunately been canceled. When: Saturday, April 24th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York) Cost: $15 (includes workshop fee and all materials) Payment deadline: April 17, 2010 Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding (Oru meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”).The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. In modular origami, several identical units are combined to form a figure. This event will introduce the art of making origami animals and other special origami techniques. To reserve your spot, please […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Origami Workshop(Canceled!)

    Please note: This event has unfortunately been canceled. When: Saturday, April 24th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York) Cost: $15 (includes workshop fee and all materials) Payment deadline: April 17, 2010 Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding (Oru meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”).The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. In modular origami, several identical units are combined to form a figure. This event will introduce the art of making origami animals and other special origami techniques. To reserve your spot, please […]

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  • The School Caravan Program, sponsored by the Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York provides speakers on all aspects of Japan to elementary, junior high and high school students. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge of and interest in Japan. We are looking for former JET participants to assist us in our effort to present Japanese culture to students of all ages and background, drawing upon the experiences in Japan. This would be a volunteer (unpaid) position. The school visits take place in the daytime and presentations are made at schools within our jurisdiction. Transportations will be provided by the Consulate. If you are interested in volunteering the School Caravan Program, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Consulate’s School Caravan Program

    The School Caravan Program, sponsored by the Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York provides speakers on all aspects of Japan to elementary, junior high and high school students. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge of and interest in Japan. We are looking for former JET participants to assist us in our effort to present Japanese culture to students of all ages and background, drawing upon the experiences in Japan. This would be a volunteer (unpaid) position. The school visits take place in the daytime and presentations are made at schools within our jurisdiction. Transportations will be provided by the Consulate. If you are interested in volunteering the School Caravan Program, […]

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  • When: March 28th, 1pm Where: Ocean Jewel Seafood Restaurant (133-30 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354) Subway- #7 Train to Main St. RSVP: Please RSVP to Amber at secretary@jetaany.org by Friday, March 26th Let’s do brunch, Chinese style! Dimsum are delicious Chinese hors d’oeuvres usually eaten for brunch and Flushing has some of the best in the country (some even say it’s even better than Chinatown). If you’ve never been, it is definitely a quintessential cultural experience as servers wheel around carts full of these tasty delights. Dimsum come in many varieties: from steamed to deep fried, seafood to vegetable and just about everything in between. There’s definitely something for everyone and even some interesting combinations for those adventurous gastronomes.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Dimsum Outing

    When: March 28th, 1pm Where: Ocean Jewel Seafood Restaurant (133-30 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354) Subway- #7 Train to Main St. RSVP: Please RSVP to Amber at secretary@jetaany.org by Friday, March 26th Let’s do brunch, Chinese style! Dimsum are delicious Chinese hors d’oeuvres usually eaten for brunch and Flushing has some of the best in the country (some even say it’s even better than Chinatown). If you’ve never been, it is definitely a quintessential cultural experience as servers wheel around carts full of these tasty delights. Dimsum come in many varieties: from steamed to deep fried, seafood to vegetable and just about everything in between. There’s definitely something for everyone and even some interesting combinations for those adventurous gastronomes.

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  • When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. The “Hakkaisan” series has a lot of loyal fans in Japan as […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japanese Night Out: Otafuku’s Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and Hakkaisan Sake

    When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. The “Hakkaisan” series has a lot of loyal fans in Japan as […]

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