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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div>When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni 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! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/29) Hanami Picnic in Central Park

    When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni 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! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jazz-musician-meg-okura/"></div>By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who are interested in setting up a JETAA chapter. Tokyo native Meg Okura defies convention. While forging a prolific career in music since graduating from Juilliard in the ’90s (working with the likes of Diana Krall and David Bowie to name a few), this Grammy-nominated jazz violinist continues reaching out to new audiences through her “world chamber jazz” that could mean anything from performing the erhu […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jazz-musician-meg-okura/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jazz Musician Meg Okura

    By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who are interested in setting up a JETAA chapter. Tokyo native Meg Okura defies convention. While forging a prolific career in music since graduating from Juilliard in the ’90s (working with the likes of Diana Krall and David Bowie to name a few), this Grammy-nominated jazz violinist continues reaching out to new audiences through her “world chamber jazz” that could mean anything from performing the erhu […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni 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. This year we are having THREE shifts.  […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/13) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni 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. This year we are having THREE shifts.  […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/03/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-spring-2018/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released another selection of Japan-related books, and the following quartet includes works that touch on Japanese etiquette, language study, Okinawan history, and picturesque Kyoto. Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette While studying Japanese, I learned the term shikata, which is translated as the “way of doing things.” However, as the late lecturer and writer Boyé Lafayette de Mente thoroughly documents, kata represents a lot more than a translation of “form”: It is a […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/03/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-spring-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — New from Tuttle (Spring 2018)

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released another selection of Japan-related books, and the following quartet includes works that touch on Japanese etiquette, language study, Okinawan history, and picturesque Kyoto. Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette While studying Japanese, I learned the term shikata, which is translated as the “way of doing things.” However, as the late lecturer and writer Boyé Lafayette de Mente thoroughly documents, kata represents a lot more than a translation of “form”: It is a […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/02/jq-magazine-manga-review-city/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Work often gets in the way of fun times. But if you incorporate some creativity into your life, that doesn’t have to be the case. Enter the world of Midori Nagumo, the protagonist of the comedy manga CITY. In this first volume (which began serialization in Japan in September 2016) from creator Keiichi Arawi (Nichijou), Nagumo is a very broke college student whose landlady is constantly hounding her for money. Her roommate Niikura refuses to lend her […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/02/jq-magazine-manga-review-city/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘CITY’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Work often gets in the way of fun times. But if you incorporate some creativity into your life, that doesn’t have to be the case. Enter the world of Midori Nagumo, the protagonist of the comedy manga CITY. In this first volume (which began serialization in Japan in September 2016) from creator Keiichi Arawi (Nichijou), Nagumo is a very broke college student whose landlady is constantly hounding her for money. Her roommate Niikura refuses to lend her […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sake-rakugo-japans-greatest-cinematographer-sakura-matsuri/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Rakugo Event: Tozaburo Yanagiya III Brooklyn Kura, 68 34th Street (Industry City) Free This special set of performances is held at the first Japanese sake brewery in New York State. Born in Tokyo, Yanagiya Tozaburo became a disciple of master Rakugo performer Yanagiya Gontaro III in 1999. He was promoted to the master Shin’uchi rank, in which he himself […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sake-rakugo-japans-greatest-cinematographer-sakura-matsuri/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Sake + Rakugo, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sakura Matsuri

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Rakugo Event: Tozaburo Yanagiya III Brooklyn Kura, 68 34th Street (Industry City) Free This special set of performances is held at the first Japanese sake brewery in New York State. Born in Tokyo, Yanagiya Tozaburo became a disciple of master Rakugo performer Yanagiya Gontaro III in 1999. He was promoted to the master Shin’uchi rank, in which he himself […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Press Release: JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/13/call-for-2018-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 18, 2018. Contact Amber at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions. Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association of New York?  JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website. If you wish to be considered for […]<!-- AddThis 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/13/call-for-2018-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2018 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/11/jq-magazine-new-york-adventure-club-offers-urasenke-tea-ceremony/"></div>By Aubrey Keene (Hokkaido, 2004-06) for JQ magazine. Aubrey moved to New Jersey from Kentucky to complete a master’s degree in Asian studies from Seton Hall University. This is her first article for JQ. On Saturday, February 3, the New York Adventure Club offered participants a private tea ceremony demonstration at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York (UCC) in Manhattan. Nearly two dozen participants from the area attended to have their first experience with this iconic Japanese cultural tradition. Experiences like this are not unique for members of the New York Adventure Club. The group, formed in 2013 by CEO and founder Corey William Schneider, was an effort, he explains, “to get my friends to join me on my […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/11/jq-magazine-new-york-adventure-club-offers-urasenke-tea-ceremony/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: New York Adventure Club Offers Urasenke Tea Ceremony

    By Aubrey Keene (Hokkaido, 2004-06) for JQ magazine. Aubrey moved to New Jersey from Kentucky to complete a master’s degree in Asian studies from Seton Hall University. This is her first article for JQ. On Saturday, February 3, the New York Adventure Club offered participants a private tea ceremony demonstration at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York (UCC) in Manhattan. Nearly two dozen participants from the area attended to have their first experience with this iconic Japanese cultural tradition. Experiences like this are not unique for members of the New York Adventure Club. The group, formed in 2013 by CEO and founder Corey William Schneider, was an effort, he explains, “to get my friends to join me on my […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/justins-japan-jet-programme-alumni-gala-celebrates-30-years/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Since forming in 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) has become one of the world’s largest international exchange programs, with nearly 65,000 people from 65 countries selected to promote English language learning and teaching in Japan. To commemorate its first three decades, the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is hosting an equally ambitious event. “The main purpose of the JETAANY Gala is to celebrate 30 years of the JET Programme and all we hope it will become,” said JETAANY events chair Andy Shartzer. “JET has helped the grassroots community abroad, and our […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/justins-japan-jet-programme-alumni-gala-celebrates-30-years/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: JET Programme Alumni Gala Celebrates 30 Years

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Since forming in 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) has become one of the world’s largest international exchange programs, with nearly 65,000 people from 65 countries selected to promote English language learning and teaching in Japan. To commemorate its first three decades, the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is hosting an equally ambitious event. “The main purpose of the JETAANY Gala is to celebrate 30 years of the JET Programme and all we hope it will become,” said JETAANY events chair Andy Shartzer. “JET has helped the grassroots community abroad, and our […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/2-24-japan-a-mania-2018/"></div>When: Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Big Brother Big Sisters of NYC [40 Rector Street 11th Floor] RSVP: Sign up via this form by Monday, February 12. Cost: Free! Come share your experiences in Japan with local NYC youth. At this annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC, we introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to kids and their “bigs” while having fun and reminiscing about our days in Japan. Activities including: Kimono Fitting | Origami | Japanese Writing | Chopstick Challenge | Making Onigiri | Yosakoi (Japanese Dancing) and more! Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org.  <!-- AddThis 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/2-24-japan-a-mania-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/24) Japan-a-Mania 2018

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/18/jq-magazine-theatre-review-mugen-noh-othello/"></div>By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama–shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City–based soccer team. From Jan. 11-14, director Satoshi Miyagi and his company Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) returned to Japan Society of New York with their sold-out production of Mugen Noh Othello. As with their previous Madea (seen at Japan Society in 2011), Miyagi and company adapt a classic play from the Western canon and infuse it with the stylistic conventions of noh. Specifically, Miyagi and his playwright Sukehiro Hirakawa re-tell the story from the viewpoint of Desdemona’s ghost, […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/18/jq-magazine-theatre-review-mugen-noh-othello/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Theatre Review — ‘Mugen Noh Othello’

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama–shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City–based soccer team. From Jan. 11-14, director Satoshi Miyagi and his company Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) returned to Japan Society of New York with their sold-out production of Mugen Noh Othello. As with their previous Madea (seen at Japan Society in 2011), Miyagi and company adapt a classic play from the Western canon and infuse it with the stylistic conventions of noh. Specifically, Miyagi and his playwright Sukehiro Hirakawa re-tell the story from the viewpoint of Desdemona’s ghost, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/06/2-7-ice-skating-in-bryant-park/"></div>When: Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-8:30pm Where: Bryant Park (Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th 6th Ave) 5th Ave station [7 train] 42nd St – Bryant Park station [B,D,F,M trains] Cost: Admission Free Skate Rental $20 Small Bag Check $12 Large Bag Check $15 Lock Purchase $10 **Bring your own lock if you have one. Lockers are free but you need to buy a lock if you don’t have one.** Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is 1 square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10). Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2-3 people, and […]<!-- AddThis 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/06/2-7-ice-skating-in-bryant-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/28) Ice Skating in Bryant Park

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-final-fantasy-30-mary-and-the-witchs-flower/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start 2018 off right by heading down to your local concert hall, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 1-11 The Complete Studio Ghibli IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue $15 adults, $11 children In collaboration with GKIDS, IFC Center is pleased to present the return of this smash-hit retrospective of Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest films of all time on the […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-final-fantasy-30-mary-and-the-witchs-flower/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli, ‘Final Fantasy’ @ 30, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start 2018 off right by heading down to your local concert hall, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 1-11 The Complete Studio Ghibli IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue $15 adults, $11 children In collaboration with GKIDS, IFC Center is pleased to present the return of this smash-hit retrospective of Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest films of all time on the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/31/jq-magazine-book-review-zen-gardens-and-temples-of-kyoto/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Kyoto has served as the focal point of Japanese cultural forms such as geisha, noh theater and ikebana. And as John Dougill thoroughly details in Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, the city has played an enormous role in the development of Zen in Japan. A professor at Kyoto’s largest Buddhist university, Dougill explores the ties between Japan’s former capital and the Buddhist sect in this guide to Kyoto’s most prominent Zen gardens and temple sites. While […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/31/jq-magazine-book-review-zen-gardens-and-temples-of-kyoto/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Kyoto has served as the focal point of Japanese cultural forms such as geisha, noh theater and ikebana. And as John Dougill thoroughly details in Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, the city has played an enormous role in the development of Zen in Japan. A professor at Kyoto’s largest Buddhist university, Dougill explores the ties between Japan’s former capital and the Buddhist sect in this guide to Kyoto’s most prominent Zen gardens and temple sites. While […]

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/24/jq-magazine-jamming-after-jet-rural-island-alums-release-new-albums/"></div>By Greg Beck (Hiroshima–ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Regardless of your placement on JET, music is a constant part of the experience. Whether it is karaoke parties with friends, music festivals like Fuji Rock, “live house” local performances, or simply singing Beatles and Carpenters with your students (over and over), all of us take something musical with us from our time on JET. But what about musicians who join JET? JQ reached out to two […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/24/jq-magazine-jamming-after-jet-rural-island-alums-release-new-albums/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Jamming After JET — Rural Island Alums Release New Albums

    By Greg Beck (Hiroshima–ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Regardless of your placement on JET, music is a constant part of the experience. Whether it is karaoke parties with friends, music festivals like Fuji Rock, “live house” local performances, or simply singing Beatles and Carpenters with your students (over and over), all of us take something musical with us from our time on JET. But what about musicians who join JET? JQ reached out to two […]

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