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  • Greetings to all members of JET Alumni Association from the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan. “We Are Tomodachi” is an e-book published with the aim of further deepening people’s understanding of the initiatives of the Government of Japan and the charms of Japan. With the recent events that have taken place, including the visit to Japan by the U.S. President and the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to European countries from late April to early May, we recently released the spring/summer edition, which is a revised version of the spring edition. The link is as follows. We are Tomodachi Spring/Summer 2014 *Clicking on the E-BOOK icon at the center of the screen will allow you to view […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    We are Tomodachi Spring/Summer 2014

    Greetings to all members of JET Alumni Association from the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan. “We Are Tomodachi” is an e-book published with the aim of further deepening people’s understanding of the initiatives of the Government of Japan and the charms of Japan. With the recent events that have taken place, including the visit to Japan by the U.S. President and the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to European countries from late April to early May, we recently released the spring/summer edition, which is a revised version of the spring edition. The link is as follows. We are Tomodachi Spring/Summer 2014 *Clicking on the E-BOOK icon at the center of the screen will allow you to view […]

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  • Thanks to all the JET alumni who came out present at the Pre-Departure seminar, and gambatte to all the new JETs. <<Download Full Package of Presentations Here>> Contents “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor Upcoming July Events and JETAANY Contact Information JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Handout Suburban JET Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout Money Management Presentation […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Predeparture Documents 2014

    Thanks to all the JET alumni who came out present at the Pre-Departure seminar, and gambatte to all the new JETs. <<Download Full Package of Presentations Here>> Contents “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor Upcoming July Events and JETAANY Contact Information JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Handout Suburban JET Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout Money Management Presentation […]

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  • When: Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Iroha Japanese Izakaya, 152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019 Cost: $23 for dinner (everyone can buy their drinks separately) RSVP: We’ve got limited spots, so make sure to secure yours via Paypal. Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email NDD Organizer, Jessica Langbein at jessica.langbein[at]gmail.com. Enjoy great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers over terrific Japanese food! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there!  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/24) June Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Iroha

    When: Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Iroha Japanese Izakaya, 152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019 Cost: $23 for dinner (everyone can buy their drinks separately) RSVP: We’ve got limited spots, so make sure to secure yours via Paypal. Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email NDD Organizer, Jessica Langbein at jessica.langbein[at]gmail.com. Enjoy great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers over terrific Japanese food! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there!  

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  • When: Monday, April 28 @7 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP: Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email Liz Mathews eimathew[at]gmail.com. Since your name needs to be on the security guest list for entry into the building, RSVP is required. This month’s book is by Ruth Ozeki, a bestselling author who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Below is a description of the book on her website: “In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (4/28) JETAANY Book Club in April: Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being

    When: Monday, April 28 @7 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP: Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email Liz Mathews eimathew[at]gmail.com. Since your name needs to be on the security guest list for entry into the building, RSVP is required. This month’s book is by Ruth Ozeki, a bestselling author who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Below is a description of the book on her website: “In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist […]

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  • Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th 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 bigs.  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, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/18) Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania

    Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th 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 bigs.  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, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]

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  • Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Monday, December 9th with fellow JETs as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. Bring $2 for supplies and refreshments. When: Monday, December 9th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $2 for refreshment & supplies. Includes 2 (or more) cards. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at secretary[at]jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event HERE  <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/9) Make Your Own Oshibana Nengajo!

    Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Monday, December 9th with fellow JETs as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. Bring $2 for supplies and refreshments. When: Monday, December 9th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $2 for refreshment & supplies. Includes 2 (or more) cards. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at secretary[at]jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event HERE  

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  • Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! The JETAANY Board of Directors is currently recruiting new board members to replace outgoing members who have completed their two year term. JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non-JET, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Call for JETAANY Board Nominations – (11/25 Deadline)

    Become more involved in JETAANY and help shape it’s direction! The JETAANY Board of Directors is currently recruiting new board members to replace outgoing members who have completed their two year term. JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non-JET, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals […]

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  • “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout JET Money Management Presentation JET Money Management Handout<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JET Predeparture Documents 2013

    “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout JET Money Management Presentation JET Money Management Handout

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  • Gutai: Splendid Playground presents the creative spectrum of Japan’s most influential avant-garde collective of the postwar era. Founded by the visionary artist Yoshihara Jirō in 1954, the Gutai group was legendary in its own time. Its young members explored new art forms combining performance, painting, and interactive environments, and realized an “international common ground” of experimental art through the worldwide reach of their exhibition and publication activities. Against the backdrop of wartime totalitarianism, Gutai forged an ethics of creative freedom, breaking through myriad boundaries to create some of the most exuberant works and events in the history of Japanese and international avant-garde art. The Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition runs from February 15–May 8, 2013 at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/16) Visit to the Gutai: Splendid Playground Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum

    Gutai: Splendid Playground presents the creative spectrum of Japan’s most influential avant-garde collective of the postwar era. Founded by the visionary artist Yoshihara Jirō in 1954, the Gutai group was legendary in its own time. Its young members explored new art forms combining performance, painting, and interactive environments, and realized an “international common ground” of experimental art through the worldwide reach of their exhibition and publication activities. Against the backdrop of wartime totalitarianism, Gutai forged an ethics of creative freedom, breaking through myriad boundaries to create some of the most exuberant works and events in the history of Japanese and international avant-garde art. The Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition runs from February 15–May 8, 2013 at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition […]

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  • LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Rural JET – Handout Life as a Suburban JET  – PDF Life as a Suburban JET – PPT Life as a Suburban JET – Handout Life as a Urban JET (Full Presentation) Life as an Urban JET (Slides Only)   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop ALT Worksheet Sample CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to expect in your 1st few weeks Useful JET Websites Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan – African Decent Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegetarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet Vegetarian in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2012 JET Pre-Departure Documents

    LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Rural JET – Handout Life as a Suburban JET  – PDF Life as a Suburban JET – PPT Life as a Suburban JET – Handout Life as a Urban JET (Full Presentation) Life as an Urban JET (Slides Only)   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop ALT Worksheet Sample CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to expect in your 1st few weeks Useful JET Websites Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan – African Decent Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegetarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet Vegetarian in […]

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  • When: Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 – RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out Facebook event HERE Application deadline: March 29 (Maximum participation is 5) Spring is almost coming, so let’s feel the warm air slightly early through Okinawan culture. The sanshin (literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consists of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings. You will enjoy a professional Okinawa sanshin performance and experience to play Okinawa sanshin. You will touch the lively Okinawan culture in a relaxed atomospher. Saki Taguchi studied Okinawa sanshin at the Sakima Ryukyu Folk Music […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/31) Okinawa Sanshin Workshop

    When: Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 – RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out Facebook event HERE Application deadline: March 29 (Maximum participation is 5) Spring is almost coming, so let’s feel the warm air slightly early through Okinawan culture. The sanshin (literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consists of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings. You will enjoy a professional Okinawa sanshin performance and experience to play Okinawa sanshin. You will touch the lively Okinawan culture in a relaxed atomospher. Saki Taguchi studied Okinawa sanshin at the Sakima Ryukyu Folk Music […]

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  • When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where:  Solas (232 E 9th St between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave) Cost: $10 in advance via Paypal, $12 at the door RSVP/Questions?: Email reunion@jetaany.org for more information and for Paypal link. It is reunion season for colleges everywhere and JETAANY is getting in on the action with an event specifically for people who left for JET in 2001 or earlier with our first ever JETAA 10+ Reunion on Nov. 10th from 6:30-9:30pm at Solas. Join co-hosts Katrina Barnas (Chiba, Class of ’01) and Randall David Cook (Fukui, Class of ’91) and many others for drinks, light appetizers and fond reminisces of dial-up Internet and letters crossing the ocean.Contact reunion@jetaany.org for the RSVP link. Cost is $10 in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (11/10) JETAANY 10+ Year Reunion

    When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where:  Solas (232 E 9th St between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave) Cost: $10 in advance via Paypal, $12 at the door RSVP/Questions?: Email reunion@jetaany.org for more information and for Paypal link. It is reunion season for colleges everywhere and JETAANY is getting in on the action with an event specifically for people who left for JET in 2001 or earlier with our first ever JETAA 10+ Reunion on Nov. 10th from 6:30-9:30pm at Solas. Join co-hosts Katrina Barnas (Chiba, Class of ’01) and Randall David Cook (Fukui, Class of ’91) and many others for drinks, light appetizers and fond reminisces of dial-up Internet and letters crossing the ocean.Contact reunion@jetaany.org for the RSVP link. Cost is $10 in […]

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  • When: Saturday, October 22 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Where: D2NY Design (213 E. 11th St., New York NY) Cost: $35, prepay on PayPal Must bring: 4 old T-shirts and a pair of scissors (to cut fabric) Application deadline: October 20 Participant number: Minimum is 2 and maximum is 6. Zori are flat and thonged Japanese sandal made of rice straw or other plant fibers, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or—increasingly—synthetic materials. It’s quite similar to flip-flop. This time we will make nuno zori, cloths room zori. It’s washable and keeps your room and toes clean. Bring your disposable t-shits only! The instructor of zori making class, Ms. Anna Aoki, moved to NYC in 1999 and studied sculpture four years […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Let’s make Eco Zori

    When: Saturday, October 22 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Where: D2NY Design (213 E. 11th St., New York NY) Cost: $35, prepay on PayPal Must bring: 4 old T-shirts and a pair of scissors (to cut fabric) Application deadline: October 20 Participant number: Minimum is 2 and maximum is 6. Zori are flat and thonged Japanese sandal made of rice straw or other plant fibers, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or—increasingly—synthetic materials. It’s quite similar to flip-flop. This time we will make nuno zori, cloths room zori. It’s washable and keeps your room and toes clean. Bring your disposable t-shits only! The instructor of zori making class, Ms. Anna Aoki, moved to NYC in 1999 and studied sculpture four years […]

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  • Let’s learn and play SHOGI, Japanese chess When: Saturday, July 16th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Onya Restaurant, Second Floor (143 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $20 Application deadline: July 13th, 2011 (Minimum participation is 4, and maximum is 20.) Shogi has been a traditional Japanese game since 8th century. It is quite similar to chess, but the difference is that a player can reuse captured pieces as his or her own. Characters indicating rank and role, such as king or shogun, are written on the pieces. They are made of wood carved in an irregular pentagonal shape. Two opponents move their pieces on a board of 81 squares. Each player has 20 pieces. They move […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Let’s learn and play SHOGI, Japanese chess

    Let’s learn and play SHOGI, Japanese chess When: Saturday, July 16th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Onya Restaurant, Second Floor (143 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $20 Application deadline: July 13th, 2011 (Minimum participation is 4, and maximum is 20.) Shogi has been a traditional Japanese game since 8th century. It is quite similar to chess, but the difference is that a player can reuse captured pieces as his or her own. Characters indicating rank and role, such as king or shogun, are written on the pieces. They are made of wood carved in an irregular pentagonal shape. Two opponents move their pieces on a board of 81 squares. Each player has 20 pieces. They move […]

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  • This message is being posted on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency DEADLINE for applications to be received by the Consulate-General of Japan: July 11, 2011 APPLICATION GUIDELINE INVITATION PROGRAMME OF JET ALUMNI TO DISASTER STRICKEN AREAS IN TOHOKU: 1. ORGANIZERS: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japan Tourism Agency 2. CONDITIONS FOR PATICIPATION (1) There are no restrictions based on age or sex. (2) Must have worked for two years or more as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or a Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) in local governments in Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture or Sendai City. (3) Must be able to individually make direct contact with schools […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Special Invitation to JETAA on behalf of MoFA & Japan Tourism Agency – Unique Opportunity in Japan

    This message is being posted on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency DEADLINE for applications to be received by the Consulate-General of Japan: July 11, 2011 APPLICATION GUIDELINE INVITATION PROGRAMME OF JET ALUMNI TO DISASTER STRICKEN AREAS IN TOHOKU: 1. ORGANIZERS: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japan Tourism Agency 2. CONDITIONS FOR PATICIPATION (1) There are no restrictions based on age or sex. (2) Must have worked for two years or more as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or a Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) in local governments in Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture or Sendai City. (3) Must be able to individually make direct contact with schools […]

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  • LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Suburban JET  – Presentation Life as a Urban JET – Handout   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to Expect in your first few weeks Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan Minorities in Japan – African Decent Minority in Japan – Handout Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegegarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet (Word Document) Vegetarian in Japan – Wallet Card (Word .doc) LGBT in Japan LGBT Tokyo Map    <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2011 JET Pre-Departure Documents

    LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Suburban JET  – Presentation Life as a Urban JET – Handout   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to Expect in your first few weeks Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan Minorities in Japan – African Decent Minority in Japan – Handout Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegegarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet (Word Document) Vegetarian in Japan – Wallet Card (Word .doc) LGBT in Japan LGBT Tokyo Map    

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  • Via request of the Consulate General of Japan in New York: 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Please let your members, colleagues, friends and family know that the 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield will be held on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 when the Mets play the Oakland As with  Hideki Matsui in attendance. This is a fundraising event – a portion of each ticket sold through our group will go to Japan relief efforts. We will be sending out information about Group Sales as soon as the site is set up but this year, seats in three price categories will be grouped together: Baseline Box Silver seat =$54.00 Pepsi Porch seat = $32.00 Promenade Reserved Infield seat = […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield

    Via request of the Consulate General of Japan in New York: 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Please let your members, colleagues, friends and family know that the 2nd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield will be held on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 when the Mets play the Oakland As with  Hideki Matsui in attendance. This is a fundraising event – a portion of each ticket sold through our group will go to Japan relief efforts. We will be sending out information about Group Sales as soon as the site is set up but this year, seats in three price categories will be grouped together: Baseline Box Silver seat =$54.00 Pepsi Porch seat = $32.00 Promenade Reserved Infield seat = […]

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  • Check out more photos of our fundraiser by JETAANY board member Katrina Barna’s dad, Ed Barnas, on Picasa.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Fundraiser Photos

    Check out more photos of our fundraiser by JETAANY board member Katrina Barna’s dad, Ed Barnas, on Picasa.

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  • JET Programme Alumni Association USA and JETAANY: More than one month has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake has hit the nation. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have suffered as a result of this disaster, both Japanese nationals and non-Japanese including JET Programme participants, and to their families. I especially offer my sincerest condolences to Ms.Taylor Anderson and Mr.Montgomery Dickson, who were the victims of the disaster. I laud their achievement and contribution as JET Programme participants for English education and international exchange activities at the local level.  At the same time I express my gratitude to JET Programme participants who have continued to assume their duties in Japan in this difficult time. I understand […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Official message to JET alumni from MOFA Japan

    JET Programme Alumni Association USA and JETAANY: More than one month has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake has hit the nation. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have suffered as a result of this disaster, both Japanese nationals and non-Japanese including JET Programme participants, and to their families. I especially offer my sincerest condolences to Ms.Taylor Anderson and Mr.Montgomery Dickson, who were the victims of the disaster. I laud their achievement and contribution as JET Programme participants for English education and international exchange activities at the local level.  At the same time I express my gratitude to JET Programme participants who have continued to assume their duties in Japan in this difficult time. I understand […]

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  • Origami Crane Hinomaru (Japanese Flag) by jetaanyUse Zazzle’s t shirt designer Japanese “hinomaru” red sun flag design with washi (traditional art paper) origami crane pattern. A tribute to the people of Japan. All royalties will go to the JETAA USA Japan Relief Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Design by Lee-Sean Huang.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Get Your Own Washi Paper Crane Hinomaru T-Shirt!

    Origami Crane Hinomaru (Japanese Flag) by jetaanyUse Zazzle’s t shirt designer Japanese “hinomaru” red sun flag design with washi (traditional art paper) origami crane pattern. A tribute to the people of Japan. All royalties will go to the JETAA USA Japan Relief Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Design by Lee-Sean Huang.

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