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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/08/3-31-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-effectively-building-your-professional-network/"></div>Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: JLGC, Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Registration Fee: $10.00 (covers lunch and refreshments) Questions?: Email Fernando at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Join us for a professional development workshop everyone can benefit from! Networking is an integral part of everyone’s career, yet most of us are not taught how to build our network effectively. In this workshop, participants will: understand how networking can help his/her career self-assess their current and future network learn about common mistakes of networking and explore hands-on activities to build effectively their network Through different activities and small-group discussions, this workshop aims to promote the acquisition of networking insights and cultivate effective […]<!-- 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/2018/03/08/3-31-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-effectively-building-your-professional-network/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    POSTPONED – The Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Building Your Professional Network

    Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: JLGC, Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Registration Fee: $10.00 (covers lunch and refreshments) Questions?: Email Fernando at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Join us for a professional development workshop everyone can benefit from! Networking is an integral part of everyone’s career, yet most of us are not taught how to build our network effectively. In this workshop, participants will: understand how networking can help his/her career self-assess their current and future network learn about common mistakes of networking and explore hands-on activities to build effectively their network Through different activities and small-group discussions, this workshop aims to promote the acquisition of networking insights and cultivate effective […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/03/03/3-20-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange-networking-event/"></div>*Click here to see more pictures from last year Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Tuesday, March 20th,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Wendy (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 19th at midnight/ $20 at the door — Cash ONLY What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour***  for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet AMAZING people! RSVP: Click Here to get your spot Facebook: Check out who […]<!-- 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/2018/03/03/3-20-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange-networking-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/20) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange Networking Event!

    *Click here to see more pictures from last year Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Tuesday, March 20th,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Wendy (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (Monday, March 19th at midnight/ $20 at the door — Cash ONLY What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour***  for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet AMAZING people! RSVP: Click Here to get your spot Facebook: Check out who […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/23/3-13-jnto-special-invite-launch-of-enjoy-my-japan-global-campaign-rsvp-march-1st/"></div>WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th, reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by unveiling of new campaign. (Guests are encouraged to stay for networking buffet dinner starting at 6:30 pm) WHERE: Global Headquarters for Thomson Reuters, 30th floor (3 Times Square, New York City, 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street) ATTIRE: Smart casual COST: Free RSVP: Fill out the form linked here no later than March 1st. Space limited. MORE INFO: “Enjoy My Japan:” https://www.enjoymyjapan.jp/en/ The Japan National Tourism Organization has graciously invited JET alumni to attend a cocktail reception for the launch of their new “Enjoy My Japan” global campaign. It is a new global-scale, multilingual campaign that is set to draw long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country and immersing themselves in the rich […]<!-- 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/2018/02/23/3-13-jnto-special-invite-launch-of-enjoy-my-japan-global-campaign-rsvp-march-1st/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/13) JNTO Special Invite: Launch of “Enjoy My Japan” Global Campaign – RSVP March 1st

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th, reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by unveiling of new campaign. (Guests are encouraged to stay for networking buffet dinner starting at 6:30 pm) WHERE: Global Headquarters for Thomson Reuters, 30th floor (3 Times Square, New York City, 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street) ATTIRE: Smart casual COST: Free RSVP: Fill out the form linked here no later than March 1st. Space limited. MORE INFO: “Enjoy My Japan:” https://www.enjoymyjapan.jp/en/ The Japan National Tourism Organization has graciously invited JET alumni to attend a cocktail reception for the launch of their new “Enjoy My Japan” global campaign. It is a new global-scale, multilingual campaign that is set to draw long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country and immersing themselves in the rich […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/1025-jetaany-webinar-series/"></div>Got questions? Email webinar@jetaany.org. Register Here for the Webinar!<!-- 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/2017/10/12/1025-jetaany-webinar-series/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/25) JETAANY Webinar Series: Networking & Mid-Career Professional Changes

    Got questions? Email webinar@jetaany.org. Register Here for the Webinar!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/call-for-entries-jetaany-30th-anniversary-logo-contest-1022-deadline/"></div>Want to see your design idea on a Japanese sake masu cup? Enter today! JET alumni, participants, and friends are invited to submit compelling logo designs encapsulating the spirit of JETAANY and our 30th anniversary celebration. This is a remarkable pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the JET Alumni Association, a 501 (c)(3). As we celebrate 30 years of the JET program, recognize the intergenerational contributions of the program and its members, and continue to promote international friendship and grassroots internationalization, there is no better time to both honor JET’s history and raise awareness for the lasting impact of exchange and education. You can play a vital role in this effort by […]<!-- 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/2017/10/12/call-for-entries-jetaany-30th-anniversary-logo-contest-1022-deadline/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    FINISHED – JETAANY 30th Anniversary Logo Contest (10/22 Deadline)

    Want to see your design idea on a Japanese sake masu cup? Enter today! JET alumni, participants, and friends are invited to submit compelling logo designs encapsulating the spirit of JETAANY and our 30th anniversary celebration. This is a remarkable pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the JET Alumni Association, a 501 (c)(3). As we celebrate 30 years of the JET program, recognize the intergenerational contributions of the program and its members, and continue to promote international friendship and grassroots internationalization, there is no better time to both honor JET’s history and raise awareness for the lasting impact of exchange and education. You can play a vital role in this effort by […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/1022-volunteer-with-table-for-twos-change-the-world-with-onigiri-campaign/"></div>When:  October 22, 2017 Where: Broadway btw 92th & 94th street, New York Contact: Alexis (JET alum) at a.agliano.sanborn@gmail.com What: Volunteer your time for a good cause and have fun while you’re at it! Table for Two (TFT) USA will have a booth at “JAPANFes” featuring “Edo Photo Contest!!  TFT will sell healthy Japanese food items donated by its partner companies as part of its “Onigiri Campaign” All the proceeds will be donated to support providing school meals to children in need. Participants can make onigiri and take fun social media photos. The United Nations established World Food Day. It is celebrated on October 16th each year. This year, we honor World Food Day from October 5th – November 15th by making and enjoying “Onigiri (Rice Ball)” More information […]<!-- 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/2017/10/12/1022-volunteer-with-table-for-twos-change-the-world-with-onigiri-campaign/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/22) Volunteer with Table for Two’s “Change the World with Onigiri” Campaign!

    When:  October 22, 2017 Where: Broadway btw 92th & 94th street, New York Contact: Alexis (JET alum) at a.agliano.sanborn@gmail.com What: Volunteer your time for a good cause and have fun while you’re at it! Table for Two (TFT) USA will have a booth at “JAPANFes” featuring “Edo Photo Contest!!  TFT will sell healthy Japanese food items donated by its partner companies as part of its “Onigiri Campaign” All the proceeds will be donated to support providing school meals to children in need. Participants can make onigiri and take fun social media photos. The United Nations established World Food Day. It is celebrated on October 16th each year. This year, we honor World Food Day from October 5th – November 15th by making and enjoying “Onigiri (Rice Ball)” More information […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/08/1104-jetaany-career-forum-2017-rsvp-by-oct-26th/"></div>On Saturday, November 4, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday, November 4th (RSVP by October 26th) Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out this form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally. *We are happy to offer registrants a professionally-taken headshot which will be taken during […]<!-- 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/2017/10/08/1104-jetaany-career-forum-2017-rsvp-by-oct-26th/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/04) JETAANY Career Forum 2017 – RSVP by Oct 26th

    On Saturday, November 4, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday, November 4th (RSVP by October 26th) Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out this form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally. *We are happy to offer registrants a professionally-taken headshot which will be taken during […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/18/1023-reception-with-iwate-high-school-students/"></div>Location: JLGC (Japan Local Government Center 3 Park Ave, 20th Floor (34th & Park) Time: 6pm – 8pm RSVP: There are only 10 spots! RSVP on our Facebook Event here Questions: Email Wendy at president[at]jetaany.org Enjoy a catered Mexican dinner and English conversation with 10 high school students visiting from Iwate. They will be accompanied by their JET CIR (Nick from the UK) and representatives from their local government office. The students are part of a selective program that is visiting New York, Washington DC, and Toronto to practice their English. Last year we had a great time introducing them to Halloween. JETs who were placed in the Tohoku region are especially welcome. We have about 10 spots, so please RSVP […]<!-- 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/2017/09/18/1023-reception-with-iwate-high-school-students/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    10/23 Reception With Iwate High School Students

    Location: JLGC (Japan Local Government Center 3 Park Ave, 20th Floor (34th & Park) Time: 6pm – 8pm RSVP: There are only 10 spots! RSVP on our Facebook Event here Questions: Email Wendy at president[at]jetaany.org Enjoy a catered Mexican dinner and English conversation with 10 high school students visiting from Iwate. They will be accompanied by their JET CIR (Nick from the UK) and representatives from their local government office. The students are part of a selective program that is visiting New York, Washington DC, and Toronto to practice their English. Last year we had a great time introducing them to Halloween. JETs who were placed in the Tohoku region are especially welcome. We have about 10 spots, so please RSVP […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/05/30/624-happy-hour-with-2017-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 24, 3:30 pm –7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!<!-- 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/2017/05/30/624-happy-hour-with-2017-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/24) Happy Hour with 2017 JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 24, 3:30 pm –7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/05/05/20170624-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2015-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]<!-- 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/2017/05/05/20170624-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2015-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (Sat 6/24) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2017 JET Pre-Departure Seminar!

    It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/02/15/35-jetaany-shinnenkai-2017-brunch-edition/"></div>Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian<!-- 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/2017/02/15/35-jetaany-shinnenkai-2017-brunch-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/5) JETAANY Shinnenkai 2017 – Brunch Edition!

    Date: Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm Location: Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 Price: $25 for everything! Brunch Menu: Shared appetizers (2) and main dishes (3). Vegetarian options available. Specifics are TBD, but this menu reflects the type of food we will be served. Also, unlimited drinks (mimosa, rose sangria, bloody mary, coffee, tea, juice, soda) for 2 hours. Let’s get together and celebrate 2017! Join our annual JETAANY Shinnenkai (New Year Gathering) brunch at Carroll Place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30 pm. Eat, drink, be merry, make new friends, and get back in touch with old ones. Secure your spot through PayPal below! Meal VegetarianNon Vegetarian

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/01/11/125-jetaany-brainstorming-session-share-ideas-get-involved/"></div>Date: Wednesday January 25th Time: 6pm Location: Japan Local Government Office 3 Park Ave (34thStreet), 20th Floor Cost: Free RSVP on Facebook or to monica.yuki@jetaausa.com so we can have an accurate headcount for food. If you have a passion for something and want to share it with others JETAANY need your help! JETAANY is looking for alumni interested in a leadership role and/or being a part of a committee to plan and host events in all the 5 boroughs, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Philly in 2017. Come learn how to get involved with JETAANY and what is on the horizon.  Over the past 30 years, we’ve been fortunate to have JET Alumni come from a variety of backgrounds, […]<!-- 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/2017/01/11/125-jetaany-brainstorming-session-share-ideas-get-involved/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/25) JETAANY Brainstorming Session – Share Ideas & Get Involved!

    Date: Wednesday January 25th Time: 6pm Location: Japan Local Government Office 3 Park Ave (34thStreet), 20th Floor Cost: Free RSVP on Facebook or to monica.yuki@jetaausa.com so we can have an accurate headcount for food. If you have a passion for something and want to share it with others JETAANY need your help! JETAANY is looking for alumni interested in a leadership role and/or being a part of a committee to plan and host events in all the 5 boroughs, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Philly in 2017. Come learn how to get involved with JETAANY and what is on the horizon.  Over the past 30 years, we’ve been fortunate to have JET Alumni come from a variety of backgrounds, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/12/06/1215-jetaany-annual-bonenkai-2016/"></div>When: Thursday, December 15th, 7:00 pm Where:  Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant & Lounge (10 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016) Facebook: Let others know you’re attending on our event’s page. Questions:  Contact Wendy Ikemoto at social[at]jetaany.org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai and Quarterly Meeting! Let’s celebrate the end of 2016 over Chinese cuisine and good company. If you are interested to get involved or have ideas to share this is a great place to join the planning committees.   This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot through PayPal. After you have paid you will receive an e-mail confirming your spot. It is family style, so each table of 10 people will […]<!-- 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/2016/12/06/1215-jetaany-annual-bonenkai-2016/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    SOLD OUT – (12/15) JETAANY Annual Bonenkai 2016

    When: Thursday, December 15th, 7:00 pm Where:  Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant & Lounge (10 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016) Facebook: Let others know you’re attending on our event’s page. Questions:  Contact Wendy Ikemoto at social[at]jetaany.org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai and Quarterly Meeting! Let’s celebrate the end of 2016 over Chinese cuisine and good company. If you are interested to get involved or have ideas to share this is a great place to join the planning committees.   This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot through PayPal. After you have paid you will receive an e-mail confirming your spot. It is family style, so each table of 10 people will […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/10/11/1023-jetaany-fall-hike-save-the-date/"></div>What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Bull Hill (Mt Taurus). Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. This isn’t only for JET alumni — it is also a dog and family friendly hike! Note while the trail is not a scramble like its neighbor Breakneck Ridge, we’ll have a moderately steep climb (gotta earn those views from the top). 3.6 miles round trip. We’ll also walk through Cold Spring for about a mile to get from the train station to trailhead. We’ll want to hit the trail shortly after hopping off the train.   […]<!-- 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/2016/10/11/1023-jetaany-fall-hike-save-the-date/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/23) JETAANY Fall Hike – Save the Date!

    What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Bull Hill (Mt Taurus). Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. This isn’t only for JET alumni — it is also a dog and family friendly hike! Note while the trail is not a scramble like its neighbor Breakneck Ridge, we’ll have a moderately steep climb (gotta earn those views from the top). 3.6 miles round trip. We’ll also walk through Cold Spring for about a mile to get from the train station to trailhead. We’ll want to hit the trail shortly after hopping off the train.   […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/09/14/1015-jetaany-career-forum-2016/"></div>UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who were interested!   On Saturday, October 15, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to stay in teaching, use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, then this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 15th Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you […]<!-- 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/2016/09/14/1015-jetaany-career-forum-2016/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/15) JETAANY Career Forum 2016 – RSVP Oct 6th

    UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who were interested!   On Saturday, October 15, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to stay in teaching, use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, then this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 15th Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/09/11/1003-jetaany-pub-trivia-night/"></div>Hey everyone! Mark your calendars, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAA trivia master? Do you know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET alum and this year’s host Wade Binneboese (Aomori represent!) tests your knowledge on everything from Japan to pop culture, and mix it up with other alumni over good food, good drinks, and great company. There may also be an interactive category for the truly witty, and amazing* prizes for the best teams! Sign up soon, and we’ll see you there! *Cats not included* When: Monday, October 3, 2016 When: Arrive and form your teams at 7:00; quiz starts at 7:30 p.m. […]<!-- 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/2016/09/11/1003-jetaany-pub-trivia-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/03) JETAANY Pub Trivia Night

    Hey everyone! Mark your calendars, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAA trivia master? Do you know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET alum and this year’s host Wade Binneboese (Aomori represent!) tests your knowledge on everything from Japan to pop culture, and mix it up with other alumni over good food, good drinks, and great company. There may also be an interactive category for the truly witty, and amazing* prizes for the best teams! Sign up soon, and we’ll see you there! *Cats not included* When: Monday, October 3, 2016 When: Arrive and form your teams at 7:00; quiz starts at 7:30 p.m. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/07/18/804-friendly-lunch-with-jtes/"></div>When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]<!-- 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/2016/07/18/804-friendly-lunch-with-jtes/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/04) Friendly Lunch with JTE’s

    When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/06/15/629-nihongo-dake-mini-golf/"></div>Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!<!-- 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/2016/06/15/629-nihongo-dake-mini-golf/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/29) Nihongo Dake Mini Golf

    Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/06/08/714-jet-alum-alexis-sanborn-speaking-at-through-the-lunch-tray/"></div>What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]<!-- 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/2016/06/08/714-jet-alum-alexis-sanborn-speaking-at-through-the-lunch-tray/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/14) JET Alum Alexis Sanborn speaking at “Through the Lunch Tray”

    What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2016/05/17/628-june-jetaany-book-club-the-orphan-masters-son/"></div>June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! The JETAANY Book Club selection for June is THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson. This Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is “part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love…a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, […]<!-- 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/2016/05/17/628-june-jetaany-book-club-the-orphan-masters-son/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/28) June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son

    June JETAANY Book Club: The Orphan Master’s Son WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! The JETAANY Book Club selection for June is THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson. This Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is “part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love…a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, […]

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