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  • Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Event Report: JETAANY Gala Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Program

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]

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  • Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 18, 2018. Contact Amber at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions. Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association of New York?  JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website. If you wish to be considered for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for 2018 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 18, 2018. Contact Amber at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions. Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association of New York?  JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website. If you wish to be considered for […]

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  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Big Brother Big Sisters of NYC [40 Rector Street 11th Floor] RSVP: Sign up via this form by Monday, February 12. Cost: Free! Come share your experiences in Japan with local NYC youth. At this annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC, we introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to kids and their “bigs” while having fun and reminiscing about our days in Japan. Activities including: Kimono Fitting | Origami | Japanese Writing | Chopstick Challenge | Making Onigiri | Yosakoi (Japanese Dancing) and more! Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org.  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/24) Japan-a-Mania 2018

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Big Brother Big Sisters of NYC [40 Rector Street 11th Floor] RSVP: Sign up via this form by Monday, February 12. Cost: Free! Come share your experiences in Japan with local NYC youth. At this annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC, we introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to kids and their “bigs” while having fun and reminiscing about our days in Japan. Activities including: Kimono Fitting | Origami | Japanese Writing | Chopstick Challenge | Making Onigiri | Yosakoi (Japanese Dancing) and more! Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org.  

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  • When: Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-8:30pm Where: Bryant Park (Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th 6th Ave) 5th Ave station [7 train] 42nd St – Bryant Park station [B,D,F,M trains] Cost: Admission Free Skate Rental $20 Small Bag Check $12 Large Bag Check $15 Lock Purchase $10 **Bring your own lock if you have one. Lockers are free but you need to buy a lock if you don’t have one.** Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is 1 square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10). Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2-3 people, and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (2/28) Ice Skating in Bryant Park

    When: Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-8:30pm Where: Bryant Park (Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th 6th Ave) 5th Ave station [7 train] 42nd St – Bryant Park station [B,D,F,M trains] Cost: Admission Free Skate Rental $20 Small Bag Check $12 Large Bag Check $15 Lock Purchase $10 **Bring your own lock if you have one. Lockers are free but you need to buy a lock if you don’t have one.** Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is 1 square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10). Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2-3 people, and […]

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  • With the generous support of a Sasakawa USA grant, JETAANY launched a monthly webinar series in 2017, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Below are summaries of our past webinars. Information about upcoming webinars is available here. “Getting Into International Work With the U.S. Government” (January 4, 2018) This webinar provided an introduction to international opportunities with the U.S. government, including Peace Corps, Fulbright, USAID and the U.S. Department of State. The presenters, Brenda McKinney and Luther Flagstad, met while serving on the National AJET Council together in 2008 and now both reside in New York City where they work in law and policy. This session especially focused on opportunities at USAID, the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, with […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Webinar Series: Past Sessions

    With the generous support of a Sasakawa USA grant, JETAANY launched a monthly webinar series in 2017, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Below are summaries of our past webinars. Information about upcoming webinars is available here. “Getting Into International Work With the U.S. Government” (January 4, 2018) This webinar provided an introduction to international opportunities with the U.S. government, including Peace Corps, Fulbright, USAID and the U.S. Department of State. The presenters, Brenda McKinney and Luther Flagstad, met while serving on the National AJET Council together in 2008 and now both reside in New York City where they work in law and policy. This session especially focused on opportunities at USAID, the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, with […]

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  • When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/5) Nihongo Dake Billiards

    When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂

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  • When: Monday, December 18, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Kenka [25 St Marks Place btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, New York 10003] Cost: Pay for your own drinks & food RSVP: via Facebook Questions: Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Feeling nostalgic for some buta kimchi? Or yakisoba? How about in a retro-styled Japanese tavern on St. Marks? The last time we went to Kenka for some ノミュニケーション (Nomunication), we had a fun night out with our JLGC colleagues, so before we close out 2017 and everyone goes home or away for the holidays, lets do it again!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/18) Nomunication at Kenka

    When: Monday, December 18, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Kenka [25 St Marks Place btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, New York 10003] Cost: Pay for your own drinks & food RSVP: via Facebook Questions: Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Feeling nostalgic for some buta kimchi? Or yakisoba? How about in a retro-styled Japanese tavern on St. Marks? The last time we went to Kenka for some ノミュニケーション (Nomunication), we had a fun night out with our JLGC colleagues, so before we close out 2017 and everyone goes home or away for the holidays, lets do it again!

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  • When: Monday, December 11, 7pm – 9pm Where: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (attendees will be sent more details via email after they RSVP) Cost: BYOB and/or a few dollars to offset costs of paper and those who bring wine to share (post what you’re bringing on Facebook so we can coordinate!) RSVP/Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org by noon on Monday, December 11. Join your fellow JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET) for a night of origami and wine. Make cranes and special origami for the Japanese holiday of setsubun! We will provide some paper and instructions–you bring the wine (or a few dollars to offset costs). Please RSVP by noon on Monday to Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org to […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/11) Origami & Wine

    When: Monday, December 11, 7pm – 9pm Where: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (attendees will be sent more details via email after they RSVP) Cost: BYOB and/or a few dollars to offset costs of paper and those who bring wine to share (post what you’re bringing on Facebook so we can coordinate!) RSVP/Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org by noon on Monday, December 11. Join your fellow JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET) for a night of origami and wine. Make cranes and special origami for the Japanese holiday of setsubun! We will provide some paper and instructions–you bring the wine (or a few dollars to offset costs). Please RSVP by noon on Monday to Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org to […]

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  • JETAANY and its sub-chapters Philly and Pittsburgh will be hosting bōnenkai celebrations the second weekend of December! Please check Facebook (via the following links) for details about the Philly Bōnenkai and the Pittsburgh Bōnenkai, which will both be on Saturday, December 9. Detailed information on JETAANY’s event in NYC is included below! When: Friday, December 8, 6:30pm – 9pm Where: Wagamama (210 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010) [between W 25th and W 26th St | near Madison Square Park] Cost:  Earlybird [until 12/1]: $20.76 Regular [until 12/7]: $25.87 RSVP: Sign up and buy your ticket here! **Sold out!** Questions? Contact Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2017 over good food, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Bōnenkai 2017 + Open Board Meeting! [Sold out!]

    JETAANY and its sub-chapters Philly and Pittsburgh will be hosting bōnenkai celebrations the second weekend of December! Please check Facebook (via the following links) for details about the Philly Bōnenkai and the Pittsburgh Bōnenkai, which will both be on Saturday, December 9. Detailed information on JETAANY’s event in NYC is included below! When: Friday, December 8, 6:30pm – 9pm Where: Wagamama (210 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010) [between W 25th and W 26th St | near Madison Square Park] Cost:  Earlybird [until 12/1]: $20.76 Regular [until 12/7]: $25.87 RSVP: Sign up and buy your ticket here! **Sold out!** Questions? Contact Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2017 over good food, […]

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  • When: Thursday, November 30 at 6:30-8:30pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $7 for refreshments, supplies, 2 cards, and either one bookmark or luggage tag. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at president[at]jetaany[dot]org Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Thursday, November 30th with fellow JETs and friends of JET as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. We will also make our own luggage tags! Please bring $7 for supplies and refreshments. Check for updates and see who’s coming on Facebook!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/30) Make Your Own Nengajo

    When: Thursday, November 30 at 6:30-8:30pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $7 for refreshments, supplies, 2 cards, and either one bookmark or luggage tag. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at president[at]jetaany[dot]org Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Thursday, November 30th with fellow JETs and friends of JET as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. We will also make our own luggage tags! Please bring $7 for supplies and refreshments. Check for updates and see who’s coming on Facebook!

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  • JETAANY has launched a webinar series and is hosting sessions monthly, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Here’s what we have planned next!   “Film-Making and Nourishing Japan: How to Turn Your Passion into a Tangible Project” When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm EST RSVP: Register here. Questions: via Facebook, or email webinars[at]jetaany[dot]org Not sure how to capitalize on your passions? Want to do more with your experiences abroad, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Alexis Agliano Sanborn will discuss the process of taking your ideas and passions from project ideas to reality. As an independent researcher, community organizer, and artist, Alexis will frame this discussion in the context of her upcoming documentary, Nourishing Japan, which […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Webinar Series

    JETAANY has launched a webinar series and is hosting sessions monthly, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Here’s what we have planned next!   “Film-Making and Nourishing Japan: How to Turn Your Passion into a Tangible Project” When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm EST RSVP: Register here. Questions: via Facebook, or email webinars[at]jetaany[dot]org Not sure how to capitalize on your passions? Want to do more with your experiences abroad, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Alexis Agliano Sanborn will discuss the process of taking your ideas and passions from project ideas to reality. As an independent researcher, community organizer, and artist, Alexis will frame this discussion in the context of her upcoming documentary, Nourishing Japan, which […]

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  • When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/28) [WAITLIST] “Ages of Enchantment” – Free ticket offer for JETAANY!

    When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]

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  • When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/2) Karaoke Marathon!

    When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]

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  • When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/29) Volunteer at Obake Family Day at Japan Society [sign up by 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea

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  • When: Thursday, October 26, 7pm-10pm Where: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge 140 East 27th Street (btwn Third Ave and Lexington) Cost: $5 to play (pay in-person); Please order drinks and food a la carte from waitstaff. RSVP: Let others know you’re going on the Facebook event page! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Mark your calendars and bring your thinking caps, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAANY trivia master? -Do you know the average air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? -Do you know exactly how much wood a woodchuck would chuck? -Do you know the exact number of layers of steel in a samurai’s katana? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/26) Pub Trivia Night

    When: Thursday, October 26, 7pm-10pm Where: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge 140 East 27th Street (btwn Third Ave and Lexington) Cost: $5 to play (pay in-person); Please order drinks and food a la carte from waitstaff. RSVP: Let others know you’re going on the Facebook event page! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Mark your calendars and bring your thinking caps, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAANY trivia master? -Do you know the average air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? -Do you know exactly how much wood a woodchuck would chuck? -Do you know the exact number of layers of steel in a samurai’s katana? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET […]

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  • When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/20-10/22) JETAA Trip to Hershey

    When: Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 Who: JET alumni and FOJs from NJ, Pittsburgh, Philly, NY, and DC! Where: Hershey, PA Cost: TBD (see details below) RSVP/Questions: by October 7 via Facebook, or email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Introducing the first JETAA cross-chapter event to Hershey, PA! Join us for a fun weekend of roller coasters, Halloween festivities, breweries, and maybe a corn maze or two! We’re trying to increase the amount of cross-chapter events and here’s your chance to join in on one! To boot, Hershey is about a 2.5/3 hour trip for pretty much every group — a nice midpoint. Final details are still in the works, but here’s the current plan (2 night stay total): -Friday: leave for […]

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  •   When: Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm-8pm Who: JET alumni, especially recent returners Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook, or e-mail Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org There is a lot of support for JETs while we are in Japan: JTE’s and Supervisors, AJET Block reps, local Ken reps, AJET and the AJET Peer Support Group, as well as the collective wisdom of all the sempai JETs in your area. JET does a pretty good job of transitioning us back home and handing us off to your local alumni chapter, but rarely do we take the time to just think and talk about our time in Japan and debrief the whole experience. When people ask “How was Japan!?” (in a completely […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/3) JETAANY Recent Returner Debrief Hangout

      When: Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm-8pm Who: JET alumni, especially recent returners Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook, or e-mail Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org There is a lot of support for JETs while we are in Japan: JTE’s and Supervisors, AJET Block reps, local Ken reps, AJET and the AJET Peer Support Group, as well as the collective wisdom of all the sempai JETs in your area. JET does a pretty good job of transitioning us back home and handing us off to your local alumni chapter, but rarely do we take the time to just think and talk about our time in Japan and debrief the whole experience. When people ask “How was Japan!?” (in a completely […]

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  • When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/1) Fall Hike

    When: Sunday, October 1, 9:30am-7pm Where: Breakneck Ridge (see below for itinerary and details on where to meet; hike info here) Cost: $28 round-trip from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North  (purchase ticket before meeting) Questions/RSVP: via Facebook What better way to enjoy fall foliage than a hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Breakneck Ridge. Breakneck was listed as one of the *top ten hikes in the United States* by none other than venerable outdoor sporting publication…Newsweek Magazine. Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. We’re leaving from Grand Central. A round trip MetroNorth ticket to Breakneck Ridge Trail station can be purchased at ticket […]

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  • When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata Bar Hop

    When: Saturday, September 30, 1:30pm – Until we can’t hop!* Where: Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights) [Exact location TBD; tentative route below] 7th Avenue station [F,G trains] Union St station [D,N,R,W trains] Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook! Questions? Email Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org. Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Park Slope/Prospect Heights for a bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. We’ll meet up beforehand, snap some pictures, and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. What’s more, these bars are all owned by a former […]

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  • NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/30) Yukata & Obi Workshop [RSVP by 9/29]

    NEW for this yukata bar hop, we will have a special FREE private session on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! An extra special guest and renowned kimono expert, Yumiko Sakuyama, from the Kimono House will be giving her professional guidance, so everyone will be looking their best when they get their hop on. Yumiko has worked for clients such as the MET, so this is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best for free. You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from Yumiko to look your bar hop best! When: Saturday, September 30, noon – 1:30pm Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn (This workshop will be at […]

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