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JETAANY President JET participant in Saitama Ken 2002-2004

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/10/14/nihongo-dake-pool/"></div>Nihongo Dake Billiards Event This month join us at Fat Cat, one of New York’s best billiards/pool halls, for great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers. There will also be live jazz music. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there! All levels of Japanese welcome! Date: Wednesday Oct 22nd Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Fat Cat 75 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 Nearest subway stations, 1 to Christopher St, A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Cost: $11 which includes the cover charge and 2 hours of pool/billiards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. There is no food at […]<!-- 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/2014/10/14/nihongo-dake-pool/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Nihongo Dake Billiards Event

    Nihongo Dake Billiards Event This month join us at Fat Cat, one of New York’s best billiards/pool halls, for great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers. There will also be live jazz music. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there! All levels of Japanese welcome! Date: Wednesday Oct 22nd Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Fat Cat 75 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 Nearest subway stations, 1 to Christopher St, A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Cost: $11 which includes the cover charge and 2 hours of pool/billiards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. There is no food at […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/10/13/volunteer-tour-guides-needed-students-visiting-iwate/"></div>  Thirteen high school students from Iwate Prefecture will be visiting NYC with their CIR in October. We would like to invite JET alumni to the following events to interact with the students and help as tour guides. If you are interested in all or some of these events please e-mail Monica at president@jetaany.org. Reception Monday, October 27th 6pm to 8pm Evening gathering at Japan Local Government Office (34th street and Parck Ave) for light snacks and drinks. Come listen to the students’ brief speeches and have a chance to talk with them one-on-one. Touring Tuesday, October 28th (time TBD) Possible late afternoon of touring to the Met or other iconic locations. Time to be determined but possibly after 3pm. Touring […]<!-- 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/2014/10/13/volunteer-tour-guides-needed-students-visiting-iwate/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Volunteer Tour guides needed for Students visiting from Iwate

      Thirteen high school students from Iwate Prefecture will be visiting NYC with their CIR in October. We would like to invite JET alumni to the following events to interact with the students and help as tour guides. If you are interested in all or some of these events please e-mail Monica at president@jetaany.org. Reception Monday, October 27th 6pm to 8pm Evening gathering at Japan Local Government Office (34th street and Parck Ave) for light snacks and drinks. Come listen to the students’ brief speeches and have a chance to talk with them one-on-one. Touring Tuesday, October 28th (time TBD) Possible late afternoon of touring to the Met or other iconic locations. Time to be determined but possibly after 3pm. Touring […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/10/13/1115-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div>Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania November 15, 2014 Love Japan? Like children? Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering? Then sign up for JETAANY’s Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister. Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5pm. Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please Monica at president@jetaany.org and fill out the survey here to sign up Sign up here to volunteer Have an idea for an activity or have questions regarding […]<!-- 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/2014/10/13/1115-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/15) Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania

    Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania November 15, 2014 Love Japan? Like children? Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering? Then sign up for JETAANY’s Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big brother/sister. Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5pm. Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please Monica at president@jetaany.org and fill out the survey here to sign up Sign up here to volunteer Have an idea for an activity or have questions regarding […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/10/09/learn-tsukemono/"></div>Tsukemono at Home: The Pleasure of Japanese Pickles with Karen Solomon (JET Alumni) Are you in love with umeboshi? Crazy for nukazuke? Is your sushi incomplete without gari? Then you are a fan of tsukemono – the ancient art of Japanese food preservation. Asian Pickles author Karen Solomon will give an introduction to the world of Japanese pickles, including techniques, ingredients, flavor profiles, and serving suggestions. Karen will also discuss how tsukemono are different than common vinegar and fermented pickles, and demonstrate some quick pickle recipes that will inspire both novice and accomplished picklers to make their own. After her presentation, you will also get a chance to sample some tsukemono prepared by Karen. Visit http://ksolomon.com/ to learn more about Karen.  Tsukemono_Flyer […]<!-- 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/2014/10/09/learn-tsukemono/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Learn how to make Tsukemono

    Tsukemono at Home: The Pleasure of Japanese Pickles with Karen Solomon (JET Alumni) Are you in love with umeboshi? Crazy for nukazuke? Is your sushi incomplete without gari? Then you are a fan of tsukemono – the ancient art of Japanese food preservation. Asian Pickles author Karen Solomon will give an introduction to the world of Japanese pickles, including techniques, ingredients, flavor profiles, and serving suggestions. Karen will also discuss how tsukemono are different than common vinegar and fermented pickles, and demonstrate some quick pickle recipes that will inspire both novice and accomplished picklers to make their own. After her presentation, you will also get a chance to sample some tsukemono prepared by Karen. Visit http://ksolomon.com/ to learn more about Karen.  Tsukemono_Flyer […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/10/01/1113-pittsburgh-happy-hour-save-date/"></div>  Before the madness of the holidays set in let’s gather together in Pittsburgh to catch up with old friends and make new ones over a few drinks! Thursday November 13th Location TBD but check the facebook page for more details Click here<!-- 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/2014/10/01/1113-pittsburgh-happy-hour-save-date/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/13) Pittsburgh Happy Hour – save the date!

      Before the madness of the holidays set in let’s gather together in Pittsburgh to catch up with old friends and make new ones over a few drinks! Thursday November 13th Location TBD but check the facebook page for more details Click here

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/09/24/japanese-prime-ministers-web-magazine-womenomics/"></div>Greetings from the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office of JapanWe hope you have spent an excellent time during the summer and enjoying the advent of autumn.We have just issued a special “Womenomics” edition of our We Are Tomodachi magazine. The magazine introduces various Japanese women shinning in Japan and the world, together with the initiatives taken in Japan to improve social environment for women and to promote active participation of women at work.The magazine was also distributed at World Assembly for Women (WAW! 2014) which was held in Tokyo on Sep. 12-14.Womenomics Edition is available as PDF and e-book. Please visit the following link to download the magazine.http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/index.html* We Are Tomodachi is a magazine published with the aim to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/09/24/japanese-prime-ministers-web-magazine-womenomics/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japanese Prime Minister’s Web Magazine: “Womenomics”

    Greetings from the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office of JapanWe hope you have spent an excellent time during the summer and enjoying the advent of autumn.We have just issued a special “Womenomics” edition of our We Are Tomodachi magazine. The magazine introduces various Japanese women shinning in Japan and the world, together with the initiatives taken in Japan to improve social environment for women and to promote active participation of women at work.The magazine was also distributed at World Assembly for Women (WAW! 2014) which was held in Tokyo on Sep. 12-14.Womenomics Edition is available as PDF and e-book. Please visit the following link to download the magazine.http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/index.html* We Are Tomodachi is a magazine published with the aim to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/09/09/9-27-career-forum/"></div>On Saturday, September 27, we are hosting our annual Career Forum 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 September 27th Time: 2:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:ONLINE by Wednesday 9/24 – To attend this free event we ask all attendees to fill out a quick form regarding your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally as you re-enter the workforce. Questions: Contact Monica at president@jetaany.org Presentation Topics: Crafting a Resume: […]<!-- 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/2014/09/09/9-27-career-forum/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/27) JETAANY Career Forum – Open to all Job Seeking JET Alumni

    On Saturday, September 27, we are hosting our annual Career Forum 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 September 27th Time: 2:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:ONLINE by Wednesday 9/24 – To attend this free event we ask all attendees to fill out a quick form regarding your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally as you re-enter the workforce. Questions: Contact Monica at president@jetaany.org Presentation Topics: Crafting a Resume: […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/09/03/bring-american-holidays-tohoku/"></div>Help bring the holidays to the pre-school students in Tohoku. We are asking JET alumni & friends to raise funds to purchase candy treats to share traditional holidays like Halloween, Santa Claus and Valentine’s day with the students. These supplies will be taken to pre-schools in hopes it will help the kids learn about our holiday traditions and go home happy which makes for a more congenial family environment and this, too, leads to overall healing.     Message from the Organizer: The funds are strictly for candy.  It’s important for these kids to have fun.  I know that might sound trite and cliche, but when you drive through Rikuzentakata everyday and see nothing or hear at home about what “was”, […]<!-- 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/2014/09/03/bring-american-holidays-tohoku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Bring American Holidays to Tohoku

    Help bring the holidays to the pre-school students in Tohoku. We are asking JET alumni & friends to raise funds to purchase candy treats to share traditional holidays like Halloween, Santa Claus and Valentine’s day with the students. These supplies will be taken to pre-schools in hopes it will help the kids learn about our holiday traditions and go home happy which makes for a more congenial family environment and this, too, leads to overall healing.     Message from the Organizer: The funds are strictly for candy.  It’s important for these kids to have fun.  I know that might sound trite and cliche, but when you drive through Rikuzentakata everyday and see nothing or hear at home about what “was”, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/08/18/jetaany-softball-tournament-2014/"></div>2014 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Saturday September 13, 2014 Red Hook, Brooklyn Date: Saturday, September 13th Warm up/Field Set up: 8:30am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony: 9:30am on Field #7 First game: 10:00am Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn (155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY) For over the past 20 years JETAANY has hosted an annual softball tournament inviting the Japanese community to a fun filled day of slow pitch softball. Whether you’re a player or spectator we invite you to a great day in Brooklyn to make new friends and network with the Japanese community. We will be challenged this year by teams from Mitsubishi, NHK CosmoMedia, Amnet, Japanese Consulate and many more! Join the team $20 Join the JETAANY Team (fun day […]<!-- 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/2014/08/18/jetaany-softball-tournament-2014/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Softball Tournament 2014

    2014 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Saturday September 13, 2014 Red Hook, Brooklyn Date: Saturday, September 13th Warm up/Field Set up: 8:30am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony: 9:30am on Field #7 First game: 10:00am Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn (155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY) For over the past 20 years JETAANY has hosted an annual softball tournament inviting the Japanese community to a fun filled day of slow pitch softball. Whether you’re a player or spectator we invite you to a great day in Brooklyn to make new friends and network with the Japanese community. We will be challenged this year by teams from Mitsubishi, NHK CosmoMedia, Amnet, Japanese Consulate and many more! Join the team $20 Join the JETAANY Team (fun day […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/07/23/98-sept-book-club-guest-cat-japan-society/"></div>JETAANY Book Club – The Guest Cat by Takashi HiraideMonday, September 8 at 7pmHeld at Japan Society (333 E. 47th @ 1st Ave.)Join us in September for a discussion of The Guest Cat by the poet Takashi Hiraide.  A bestseller in Japan (Neko no Kyaku, 2001), France (Le Chat qui venait du ciel, 2006), and the U.S. (translated by Eric Selland, 2014), The Guest Cat is a “moving and beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living.” It’s only 144 pages so procrastinators and slow readers alike shouldn’t have any problem finishing in time! RSVP to bookclub@jetaany.org or on the Facebook event page so that we have an accurate head count.  Please bring $3-4 to cover […]<!-- 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/2014/07/23/98-sept-book-club-guest-cat-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/8) Sept Book Club: The Guest Cat @ Japan Society

    JETAANY Book Club – The Guest Cat by Takashi HiraideMonday, September 8 at 7pmHeld at Japan Society (333 E. 47th @ 1st Ave.)Join us in September for a discussion of The Guest Cat by the poet Takashi Hiraide.  A bestseller in Japan (Neko no Kyaku, 2001), France (Le Chat qui venait du ciel, 2006), and the U.S. (translated by Eric Selland, 2014), The Guest Cat is a “moving and beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living.” It’s only 144 pages so procrastinators and slow readers alike shouldn’t have any problem finishing in time! RSVP to bookclub@jetaany.org or on the Facebook event page so that we have an accurate head count.  Please bring $3-4 to cover […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/07/23/seeking-volunteer-guides-83-home-stay-families-88-10/"></div>In August, a Japanese nonprofit will bring to New York City 6 Japanese students from an after-school tutoring program in Rikuzentakata, one of the towns in Japan most affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. These six students were chosen because they have been most active in the English learning aspect of the tutoring program. The JETAA USA Earthquake Fund provided funding to help launch this program in 2011.  We are looking for JET alumni to assist the students on their trip to New York City.  The students are 2nd year middle school and 2nd year high school level. We are looking for JET alumni to help out in the following ways: 1) Sun 8/3 Volunteer Tour Guides […]<!-- 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/2014/07/23/seeking-volunteer-guides-83-home-stay-families-88-10/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Seeking Volunteer Guides 8/3 & Home-Stay Families 8/8-10

    In August, a Japanese nonprofit will bring to New York City 6 Japanese students from an after-school tutoring program in Rikuzentakata, one of the towns in Japan most affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. These six students were chosen because they have been most active in the English learning aspect of the tutoring program. The JETAA USA Earthquake Fund provided funding to help launch this program in 2011.  We are looking for JET alumni to assist the students on their trip to New York City.  The students are 2nd year middle school and 2nd year high school level. We are looking for JET alumni to help out in the following ways: 1) Sun 8/3 Volunteer Tour Guides […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/07/22/jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise-2014/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Tuesday August 12th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 160 people in attendance.  For only $12 per person enjoy a 2.5 hour sunset cruise departing from the eastside and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to join. (Must be age 21+) When: Tuesday, August 12, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] Cost/RSVP:   $20 CASH on the boat […]<!-- 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/2014/07/22/jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise-2014/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise 2014

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Tuesday August 12th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 160 people in attendance.  For only $12 per person enjoy a 2.5 hour sunset cruise departing from the eastside and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to join. (Must be age 21+) When: Tuesday, August 12, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] Cost/RSVP:   $20 CASH on the boat […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/05/08/japan-week-essay-contest-results/"></div>JET Alumni shared their personal experiences and insider tips from their JET hometown in the Japan Week Essay Contest. Congratulations to Mandy Choie for winning the Japan Week Essay contest on her article about Okayama and $250. All JET alumni articles can be viewed on the Japan Week Website.   JET ALUMNI CONTRIBUTER LINK TO ARTICLE   WINNERName: Mandy Choie Location: Okayama JET, 2009-2011 Okayama   Name: Brett Rawson Location in Japan: Kisakata-machi, Nikaho-shi, Akita-ken Name of City: Kisakata Kisakata   Name: David Son Location: Fukui Prefecture Event: Paper Festival Paper Festival – Fukui Prefecture   Name: Alexis SanbornLocation Gifu Prefecture Name of city/restaurant/venue: Magome Magome, Gifu Prefecture   Name: Valerie Ho Location: Gokayama Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture   Name: Julio Perez […]<!-- 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/2014/05/08/japan-week-essay-contest-results/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan Week Essay Contest Results

    JET Alumni shared their personal experiences and insider tips from their JET hometown in the Japan Week Essay Contest. Congratulations to Mandy Choie for winning the Japan Week Essay contest on her article about Okayama and $250. All JET alumni articles can be viewed on the Japan Week Website.   JET ALUMNI CONTRIBUTER LINK TO ARTICLE   WINNERName: Mandy Choie Location: Okayama JET, 2009-2011 Okayama   Name: Brett Rawson Location in Japan: Kisakata-machi, Nikaho-shi, Akita-ken Name of City: Kisakata Kisakata   Name: David Son Location: Fukui Prefecture Event: Paper Festival Paper Festival – Fukui Prefecture   Name: Alexis SanbornLocation Gifu Prefecture Name of city/restaurant/venue: Magome Magome, Gifu Prefecture   Name: Valerie Ho Location: Gokayama Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture   Name: Julio Perez […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/05/07/jet-alumni-wins-honorable-mention-japan-day-poster-contest/"></div>Congratulations to  Rachel Sandler (JET alum,Yamaguchi ’09-’11)  for winning Honorable Mention for her beautiful design for the Japan Day poster contest. Message from the artist: From 2009-2011 I lived in Mutsumi village, which is located outside of Hagi in Yamaguchi prefecture. I visited Hagi city often, which is a beautiful samurai town that has been preserved since the Edo Period. We often associate Japan with their advancement in  technology, but I am drawn to their traditional culture. The streets in Hagi are quaint and well-maintained; they even have koi in public areas, which is what influenced my piece. Koi can symbolize: courage, strength, ambition, longevity, perseverance, and fortune. Although they are often associated with bringing beauty to serene bodies of […]<!-- 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/2014/05/07/jet-alumni-wins-honorable-mention-japan-day-poster-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET alumni wins Honorable Mention for Japan Day Poster Contest

    Congratulations to  Rachel Sandler (JET alum,Yamaguchi ’09-’11)  for winning Honorable Mention for her beautiful design for the Japan Day poster contest. Message from the artist: From 2009-2011 I lived in Mutsumi village, which is located outside of Hagi in Yamaguchi prefecture. I visited Hagi city often, which is a beautiful samurai town that has been preserved since the Edo Period. We often associate Japan with their advancement in  technology, but I am drawn to their traditional culture. The streets in Hagi are quaint and well-maintained; they even have koi in public areas, which is what influenced my piece. Koi can symbolize: courage, strength, ambition, longevity, perseverance, and fortune. Although they are often associated with bringing beauty to serene bodies of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/04/30/electronic-magazine-prime-minister-japan-cabinet/"></div>The Prime Minister Abe’s office launched a new website called “We Are Tomodachi ~Magazine to all our friends around the world~”. Please check out the site: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/index.html You can subscribe to the newsletter from this site: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/2013w.html  <!-- 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/2014/04/30/electronic-magazine-prime-minister-japan-cabinet/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Electronic Magazine from The Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet

    The Prime Minister Abe’s office launched a new website called “We Are Tomodachi ~Magazine to all our friends around the world~”. Please check out the site: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/index.html You can subscribe to the newsletter from this site: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/letters/2013w.html  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/04/30/520-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div>May Nihongo Dake Dinner Tuesday, 5/20, 6:45 p.m. $5 Reservation Fee BCD Tofu House 5 W 32nd St b/t Broadway & 5th Ave http://www.yelp.com/biz/bcd-tofu-house-new-york-3 For May’s Nihongo Dake Dinner, we’ll meet for good conversation and Korean food at BCD Tofu House. This place is known for their spicy tofu stews and is great for both vegetarians and omnivores alike. For this dinner, you are responsible for paying for what you order. The $5 reservation fee is just to hold your reservation, but it will be applied as a credit to what you order. RSVP early, as there’s a cap on the number of people we can include. If you have any questions, contact Jessica: jessica.langbein@gmail.com Click HERE to Reserve Your […]<!-- 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/2014/04/30/520-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/20) May Nihongo Dake Dinner

    May Nihongo Dake Dinner Tuesday, 5/20, 6:45 p.m. $5 Reservation Fee BCD Tofu House 5 W 32nd St b/t Broadway & 5th Ave http://www.yelp.com/biz/bcd-tofu-house-new-york-3 For May’s Nihongo Dake Dinner, we’ll meet for good conversation and Korean food at BCD Tofu House. This place is known for their spicy tofu stews and is great for both vegetarians and omnivores alike. For this dinner, you are responsible for paying for what you order. The $5 reservation fee is just to hold your reservation, but it will be applied as a credit to what you order. RSVP early, as there’s a cap on the number of people we can include. If you have any questions, contact Jessica: jessica.langbein@gmail.com Click HERE to Reserve Your […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/04/23/53-hanami-picnic-central-park/"></div>Join JETAANY members and friends for a Hanami picnic in Central Park. Bring a blanket and snacks to share. It’s finally warming up in NYC and time to get outside.  Come join your fellow JET alum and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the Sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park.  This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Date: Saturday, May 3rd Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum~ 84th Street and 5th ave) Subway Directions: 4/5/6 train to 86th street  or  6 train to 77th street or C 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/2014/04/23/53-hanami-picnic-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/3) Hanami Picnic – Central Park

    Join JETAANY members and friends for a Hanami picnic in Central Park. Bring a blanket and snacks to share. It’s finally warming up in NYC and time to get outside.  Come join your fellow JET alum and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the Sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park.  This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Date: Saturday, May 3rd Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum~ 84th Street and 5th ave) Subway Directions: 4/5/6 train to 86th street  or  6 train to 77th street or C train […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/04/14/volunteer-japan-day-511/"></div>Volunteer at the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent with JETAANY JAPAN DAY @ Central Park Sunday, May 11th   On Sunday May 11th, JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm  (FULL) #2 Afternoon 12 pm-4:30 pm […]<!-- 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/2014/04/14/volunteer-japan-day-511/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Volunteer at Japan Day (5/11)

    Volunteer at the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent with JETAANY JAPAN DAY @ Central Park Sunday, May 11th   On Sunday May 11th, JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park. We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm  (FULL) #2 Afternoon 12 pm-4:30 pm […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/03/23/philadelphia-screening-live-dream/"></div>  The Center for East Asian Studies in Philadelphia will be screening the Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story.  Andy Anderson (Taylor’s Father, and Regge Life (Film Director/Producer) will be in attendance. Date: Thursday March 27th 4:30pm – 7:00pm Location: University of Pennsylvania David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A2 209 S. 33rd Street (33rd & Walnut Sts.) http://www.jasgp.org/events/959 Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story (2013) Director Regge Life 85 min. http://www.thetaylorandersonstory.com/ Directed by Regge Life, renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Inc., Live your Dream: the Taylor Anderson Story is about the life of Taylor Anderson, a JET Assistant Language Teacher based in Miyagi Prefecture from 2008 to 2011. The film offers glimpses of her life through personal accounts from […]<!-- 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/2014/03/23/philadelphia-screening-live-dream/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/27) Philadelphia Screening of Live Your Dream

      The Center for East Asian Studies in Philadelphia will be screening the Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story.  Andy Anderson (Taylor’s Father, and Regge Life (Film Director/Producer) will be in attendance. Date: Thursday March 27th 4:30pm – 7:00pm Location: University of Pennsylvania David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A2 209 S. 33rd Street (33rd & Walnut Sts.) http://www.jasgp.org/events/959 Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story (2013) Director Regge Life 85 min. http://www.thetaylorandersonstory.com/ Directed by Regge Life, renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Inc., Live your Dream: the Taylor Anderson Story is about the life of Taylor Anderson, a JET Assistant Language Teacher based in Miyagi Prefecture from 2008 to 2011. The film offers glimpses of her life through personal accounts from […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2014/03/21/hand-hand-concert-326/"></div>  Invitation to “Hand in Hand” Third Concert Through the universal language of music, Project “Hand in Hand” calls for the continued support of Japan’s recovery from the disaster of March 11th, 2011. Now in its third year, Project “Hand in Hand” will bring 91 high school students from Japan, half from the disaster-affected areas and the other half from a school widely supporting the relief efforts. They will perform together with the students from College of New Jersey Chorale, students from Academy of the City, renowned opera singers and musicians of the New York City Opera Orchestra to make for an unforgettable night. Japan has received extensive support from all over the world in the wake of the disaster. […]<!-- 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/2014/03/21/hand-hand-concert-326/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    “Hand in Hand” Concert 3/26

      Invitation to “Hand in Hand” Third Concert Through the universal language of music, Project “Hand in Hand” calls for the continued support of Japan’s recovery from the disaster of March 11th, 2011. Now in its third year, Project “Hand in Hand” will bring 91 high school students from Japan, half from the disaster-affected areas and the other half from a school widely supporting the relief efforts. They will perform together with the students from College of New Jersey Chorale, students from Academy of the City, renowned opera singers and musicians of the New York City Opera Orchestra to make for an unforgettable night. Japan has received extensive support from all over the world in the wake of the disaster. […]

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