Events Archive

  • Meet & Greet with the East Japan Dream Project When: Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036 Cost:  $22 covers sushi, sake, beer, wine and soft drinks. RSVP HERE. Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Tohoku to give presentations about their life in Tohoku after the events of March 2011. They are in NY for two weeks to study English and fisheries. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with Tohoku JET alumni. We’ll share stories over sushi, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Paypal […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/17) Meet & Greet with the East Japan Dream Project

    Meet & Greet with the East Japan Dream Project When: Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036 Cost:  $22 covers sushi, sake, beer, wine and soft drinks. RSVP HERE. Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Tohoku to give presentations about their life in Tohoku after the events of March 2011. They are in NY for two weeks to study English and fisheries. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with Tohoku JET alumni. We’ll share stories over sushi, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Paypal […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve seen the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from traditional theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include:  Various dates beginning July 6 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15  This month, Village East Cinema presents four films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Every Wednesday and Thursday from July 6 through July 28 offers a chance to enjoy some Japan’s greatest and most influential animated films on the big screen. The morning screenings […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli, JAPAN CUTS, Hotei, ‘Takarazuka CHICAGO,’ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve seen the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from traditional theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include:  Various dates beginning July 6 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15  This month, Village East Cinema presents four films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Every Wednesday and Thursday from July 6 through July 28 offers a chance to enjoy some Japan’s greatest and most influential animated films on the big screen. The morning screenings […]

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  • Love Running? Love Ramen? Why not join the JETAANY Rameneers and wear this snazzy running shirt with our brand new logo. You must order by May 9th to get the early bird price of $11.50 per shirt ($12.50 if using PayPal), thanks to JET Alumni Association of New York! In the future, the price will likely be somewhere around $15 to $20. Color options: Red or White Gender: Men or Women Sizes: Small – 3XL T-shirt Quality: The shirts are 100% polyester birds pique knit flatback mesh. Athletic fit with reversed inset side panels and reflective piping. New Balance dry moisture management. Cost: $11.50 per shirt ($1 pay PayPal fee per shirt, unless paying with Venmo) STEP 1: Place Order […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Rameneers Running Shirt

    Love Running? Love Ramen? Why not join the JETAANY Rameneers and wear this snazzy running shirt with our brand new logo. You must order by May 9th to get the early bird price of $11.50 per shirt ($12.50 if using PayPal), thanks to JET Alumni Association of New York! In the future, the price will likely be somewhere around $15 to $20. Color options: Red or White Gender: Men or Women Sizes: Small – 3XL T-shirt Quality: The shirts are 100% polyester birds pique knit flatback mesh. Athletic fit with reversed inset side panels and reflective piping. New Balance dry moisture management. Cost: $11.50 per shirt ($1 pay PayPal fee per shirt, unless paying with Venmo) STEP 1: Place Order […]

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

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

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

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  •   On Sunday, May 8th (Mothers’ Day), 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 #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s a super fun day, so we’ll hope you’ll […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (5/8) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park!

      On Sunday, May 8th (Mothers’ Day), 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 #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s a super fun day, so we’ll hope you’ll […]

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  • When: Tuesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 16th at noon) / $20  prepay (March 16th – EXTENDED to March 22 at noon)/ $25 (March 22nd – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres”  included in the entry price. There will be an extended happy hour  for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (3/22) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange!

    When: Tuesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 16th at noon) / $20  prepay (March 16th – EXTENDED to March 22 at noon)/ $25 (March 22nd – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres”  included in the entry price. There will be an extended happy hour  for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The […]

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

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

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

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  • Celebrate the fall with JETAANY! Spend the day reveling in fall harvest activities. Join us as we participate in a Metro-North one day getaway to the Hudson Valley.  We’ll have a chance to: –          Pick apples and pumpkins –          Lunch in the beautiful town of Rhinebeck –          Explore the local farmers market –          Take in scenic views of the Hudson Valley –          Purchase organic vegetables, eggs, and grass-fed meats –          And more… When: Sunday, October 25, 2015, 8:30am-7:45pm Meet at the clock in the middle of the Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal at 8:30am sharp (the train leaves at 8:43am). We will be back in NYC at 7:45pm Cost:* Adults: $34.75 Children 5-11: $7 Children under 5: free *includes […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/25) – Celebrate the fall with JETAANY!

    Celebrate the fall with JETAANY! Spend the day reveling in fall harvest activities. Join us as we participate in a Metro-North one day getaway to the Hudson Valley.  We’ll have a chance to: –          Pick apples and pumpkins –          Lunch in the beautiful town of Rhinebeck –          Explore the local farmers market –          Take in scenic views of the Hudson Valley –          Purchase organic vegetables, eggs, and grass-fed meats –          And more… When: Sunday, October 25, 2015, 8:30am-7:45pm Meet at the clock in the middle of the Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal at 8:30am sharp (the train leaves at 8:43am). We will be back in NYC at 7:45pm Cost:* Adults: $34.75 Children 5-11: $7 Children under 5: free *includes […]

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  • By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio has had experience working at Ishikawa Prefecture’s New York office while seeking opportunities with publications in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. A Professor Emeritus of Harvard University, Jay Rubin has also served as a distinguished translator of Japanese literature for more than a quarter century, most notably on the works of Haruki Murakami. June 2 marks the release of his debut novel The Sun Gods (Chin Music Press), which is set in Seattle during World War II and explores the relationships between a Seattle-based Japanese national named Mitsuko and her young adopted American toddler, Billy, who […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jay Rubin on ‘The Sun Gods’

    By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio has had experience working at Ishikawa Prefecture’s New York office while seeking opportunities with publications in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. A Professor Emeritus of Harvard University, Jay Rubin has also served as a distinguished translator of Japanese literature for more than a quarter century, most notably on the works of Haruki Murakami. June 2 marks the release of his debut novel The Sun Gods (Chin Music Press), which is set in Seattle during World War II and explores the relationships between a Seattle-based Japanese national named Mitsuko and her young adopted American toddler, Billy, who […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Friday, May 1, 8:00 p.m. VAMPS Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway $35 Japan’s most daring rock band, VAMPS is fronted by vocalist hyde of L’arc~en~Ciel and guitarist K.A.Z of Oblivion Dust. Now touring in support of their latest album, Bloodsuckers (available on iTunes), VAMPS returns to take another bite out of the Big Apple for their first area performance since 2013. Monday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Monkey Business: Japan/America Writers’ Dialogue in Words and Pictures Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $15, $10 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: VAMPS, ‘Monkey Business,’ AKB48 at Japan Day @ Central Park

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Friday, May 1, 8:00 p.m. VAMPS Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway $35 Japan’s most daring rock band, VAMPS is fronted by vocalist hyde of L’arc~en~Ciel and guitarist K.A.Z of Oblivion Dust. Now touring in support of their latest album, Bloodsuckers (available on iTunes), VAMPS returns to take another bite out of the Big Apple for their first area performance since 2013. Monday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Monkey Business: Japan/America Writers’ Dialogue in Words and Pictures Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $15, $10 […]

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

    (Summer) Join the JETAANY Dragonboat Team

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

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  •   When: Monday March 16,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Monica Yuki (president @ jetaany.org) or Pam Kavalam (vicepresident @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 14th) / $20 (March 15th – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a happy hour special specifically for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people 🙂 RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal below and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The annual JETAANY […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    3/16 JETAANY Meishi Exchange

      When: Monday March 16,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Monica Yuki (president @ jetaany.org) or Pam Kavalam (vicepresident @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 14th) / $20 (March 15th – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a happy hour special specifically for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people 🙂 RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal below and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The annual JETAANY […]

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  • Japan Day @ Central Park 2015 is happy to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Bandshell area on May 10th, 2015 (Mother’s Day). We are also thrilled to announce that Japan Day is extending the submission deadline for our 4th Annual “Japan Day Art Contest” until Sunday, February 22nd, 2015. The selected artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2015, and will be used for our Official Poster, Program, Flyer and T-shirts. The contest winner will also receive a pair of round-trip Economy Class tickets to Japan, provided by ANA. One of this year’s judges is famed Japanese Jazz pianist Senri Oe who will also be selecting the “Senri Award” winner. The Senri […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Japan Day Art Contest (deadline February 22nd)

    Japan Day @ Central Park 2015 is happy to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Bandshell area on May 10th, 2015 (Mother’s Day). We are also thrilled to announce that Japan Day is extending the submission deadline for our 4th Annual “Japan Day Art Contest” until Sunday, February 22nd, 2015. The selected artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2015, and will be used for our Official Poster, Program, Flyer and T-shirts. The contest winner will also receive a pair of round-trip Economy Class tickets to Japan, provided by ANA. One of this year’s judges is famed Japanese Jazz pianist Senri Oe who will also be selecting the “Senri Award” winner. The Senri […]

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  •  JETAANY Annual Bōnenkai SOLD OUT When: Tuesday, December 16th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where:  Cho Cho san (15 West 8th Street, New York) Cost/RSVP:  $35 (pre-pay by Friday 12/12) Questions:  Contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and All-You-Can-Drink Sake. Let’s celebrate another successful year! 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 asking you to select your appetizer and dinner food option. You will be selecting from the menu below. Price includes appetizers, dinner and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/16) Bōnenkai @ Cho Cho San – SOLD OUT

     JETAANY Annual Bōnenkai SOLD OUT When: Tuesday, December 16th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where:  Cho Cho san (15 West 8th Street, New York) Cost/RSVP:  $35 (pre-pay by Friday 12/12) Questions:  Contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and All-You-Can-Drink Sake. Let’s celebrate another successful year! 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 asking you to select your appetizer and dinner food option. You will be selecting from the menu below. Price includes appetizers, dinner and […]

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  • What: Book Club Discussion of The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. When: Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street (at 1st Avenue) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Cost: $3-5 for pizza, snacks Questions?: Contact bookclub@jetaany.org Need some holiday break reading? Check out the JETAANY Book Club’s first pick of 2015, The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. Winner of Japan’s Naoki Prize for best novel, Higashino’s book is an exciting thriller about a mother who murders her ex-husband and tries to cover it up…. Here is the full description from Amazon: Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (1/28) January Book Club: Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X

    What: Book Club Discussion of The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. When: Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street (at 1st Avenue) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Cost: $3-5 for pizza, snacks Questions?: Contact bookclub@jetaany.org Need some holiday break reading? Check out the JETAANY Book Club’s first pick of 2015, The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. Winner of Japan’s Naoki Prize for best novel, Higashino’s book is an exciting thriller about a mother who murders her ex-husband and tries to cover it up…. Here is the full description from Amazon: Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money […]

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  • Winter is coming. So how about delicious Michelin starred Szechuan food to warm yourself up! Come practice your Japanese with JETAA members and native speakers over at Cafe China. The price includes a family-style Chinese dinner with plenty of vegetarian, gluten free. and non spicy dishes. Cafe China is a charming restaurant with a slinky 1930’s Shanghai decor. All language levels are welcome! Hope to see you there! Space is limited so please RSVP quickly and pay in advance via PayPal. Deadline to RSVP is 5 PM on Monday, 11/24. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu! Date: Monday, November 24th Time: 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm Location:  Cafe China (13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, http://www.cafechinanyc.com/) Nearest subway stations: Grand Central, Times Square, Bryant Park Questions: E-mail […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    November Nihongo Dake Dinner

    Winter is coming. So how about delicious Michelin starred Szechuan food to warm yourself up! Come practice your Japanese with JETAA members and native speakers over at Cafe China. The price includes a family-style Chinese dinner with plenty of vegetarian, gluten free. and non spicy dishes. Cafe China is a charming restaurant with a slinky 1930’s Shanghai decor. All language levels are welcome! Hope to see you there! Space is limited so please RSVP quickly and pay in advance via PayPal. Deadline to RSVP is 5 PM on Monday, 11/24. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu! Date: Monday, November 24th Time: 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm Location:  Cafe China (13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, http://www.cafechinanyc.com/) Nearest subway stations: Grand Central, Times Square, Bryant Park Questions: E-mail […]

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  • When: Saturday, December 6, 2 pm–8 pm (Come late, leave early–-you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: Duets 48 (304 E 48th St.) Cost: $14 flat entrance fee for unlimited songs, drinks 50% off (outside food is welcome) RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at  alexeisensei@gmail.com and check out the Facebook event HERE Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Sing as much as you like for $14. No advance pay is necessary–-but please RSVP by Monday, November 24, if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate-size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention all drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs and friends of JET alike! (Note: you must be 21 to attend.)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (12/6) Third Annual Karaoke Marathon!

    When: Saturday, December 6, 2 pm–8 pm (Come late, leave early–-you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: Duets 48 (304 E 48th St.) Cost: $14 flat entrance fee for unlimited songs, drinks 50% off (outside food is welcome) RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at  alexeisensei@gmail.com and check out the Facebook event HERE Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Sing as much as you like for $14. No advance pay is necessary–-but please RSVP by Monday, November 24, if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate-size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention all drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs and friends of JET alike! (Note: you must be 21 to attend.)

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  • By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate student of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. Starting Point: 1979-1996, translated by Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, is quite unlike its sequel, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (read JQ’s review here). Technical rather than creative, Starting Point shares renowned director Hayao Miyazaki’s recollections of his early days as an animator. The essays and interviews follow anime through production development, touching on the intricacies of character design, layout, and story adaptation. For those who enjoy the process and precision behind an art, Starting Point is a rare glimpse into an often-times enigmatic industry. The first half of the work features essays on Miyazaki’s long hours in the studio, culture, and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Starting Point: 1979-1996’ by Hayao Miyazaki

    By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate student of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. Starting Point: 1979-1996, translated by Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, is quite unlike its sequel, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (read JQ’s review here). Technical rather than creative, Starting Point shares renowned director Hayao Miyazaki’s recollections of his early days as an animator. The essays and interviews follow anime through production development, touching on the intricacies of character design, layout, and story adaptation. For those who enjoy the process and precision behind an art, Starting Point is a rare glimpse into an often-times enigmatic industry. The first half of the work features essays on Miyazaki’s long hours in the studio, culture, and […]

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  • Visit to Nomura Bank Calling all JET alumni seeking employment in the financial industry.  Nomura is giving 6 JET alumni the opportunity to a meet and greet at their office in Manhattan.  Nomura is a Japanese financial holding company dealing with brokers, banking and other financial services. They also provide investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional and government clients on a global level with an emphasis on securities. Mid-career JET alumni looking for a career in finance are invited to join! Date:  Wednesday November 5th Time: 11:00 to 1:00 Details: Meet at the Nomura office, Worldwide Plaza, 309 West 49th Street **Tour of the office **Meeting with recruiting officer **Meeting with JET sempai currently working there **Lunch in their cafeteria RSVP: Email […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Visit Noruma Bank

    Visit to Nomura Bank Calling all JET alumni seeking employment in the financial industry.  Nomura is giving 6 JET alumni the opportunity to a meet and greet at their office in Manhattan.  Nomura is a Japanese financial holding company dealing with brokers, banking and other financial services. They also provide investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional and government clients on a global level with an emphasis on securities. Mid-career JET alumni looking for a career in finance are invited to join! Date:  Wednesday November 5th Time: 11:00 to 1:00 Details: Meet at the Nomura office, Worldwide Plaza, 309 West 49th Street **Tour of the office **Meeting with recruiting officer **Meeting with JET sempai currently working there **Lunch in their cafeteria RSVP: Email […]

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  • JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) was recently interviewed by Alex York of Fujisankei (FCI) News for commentary on X Japan’s debut performance at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 11. The spectacular three-hour show (see JQ‘s review of the concert here) was X Japan’s first and only American concert in four years, and the first to retain the band’s signature full stage production outside of Japan.  Check out the video here or click on the image for Justin’s comments, and read his exclusive interview with X Japan’s leader Yoshiki here. Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWptyvtYCXM#t=43<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine Editor Interviewed by FCI News on X Japan at Madison Square Garden

    JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) was recently interviewed by Alex York of Fujisankei (FCI) News for commentary on X Japan’s debut performance at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 11. The spectacular three-hour show (see JQ‘s review of the concert here) was X Japan’s first and only American concert in four years, and the first to retain the band’s signature full stage production outside of Japan.  Check out the video here or click on the image for Justin’s comments, and read his exclusive interview with X Japan’s leader Yoshiki here. Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWptyvtYCXM#t=43

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