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(8/7) Origami Earrings Craft Night

When: Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms below). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com Join us for JETAANY’s first-ever origami jewelry session, hosted by JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones. Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for summer […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/18/jq-magazine-film-review-japan-cuts-2018-at-japan-society/"></div>By Katharine Olla for JQ magazine. A Friend of JET, Katharine taught as an ALT in a public elementary school in Gunma Prefecture from 2015-16. She currently works at Japan Society in New York. It’s summer in the city, and that means another year of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. From July 19-29, Japan Society will screen 30 films ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries, anime, and experimental works. The festival will also feature special guest appearances by directors, documentary filmmakers, and actors, including the legendary actress Kirin Kiki, who will receive the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film. It was difficult to choose just three to review, so I decided to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/18/jq-magazine-film-review-japan-cuts-2018-at-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – JAPAN CUTS 2018 at Japan Society

    By Katharine Olla for JQ magazine. A Friend of JET, Katharine taught as an ALT in a public elementary school in Gunma Prefecture from 2015-16. She currently works at Japan Society in New York. It’s summer in the city, and that means another year of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. From July 19-29, Japan Society will screen 30 films ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries, anime, and experimental works. The festival will also feature special guest appearances by directors, documentary filmmakers, and actors, including the legendary actress Kirin Kiki, who will receive the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film. It was difficult to choose just three to review, so I decided to […]

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    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]
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  • (7/28) Climbing at DUMBO Boulders

    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div>When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see 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/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see who […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hatsune-miku-japan-cuts-sailor-moon/"></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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from interpretative theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include: Now through July 15 New York Asian Film Festival 2018 SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street $15, $12 seniors and students, $10 Subway Cinema members From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society 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/2018/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hatsune-miku-japan-cuts-sailor-moon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Hatsune Miku, JAPAN CUTS, Sailor Moon

    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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from interpretative theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include: Now through July 15 New York Asian Film Festival 2018 SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street $15, $12 seniors and students, $10 Subway Cinema members From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- 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/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/15) 2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Happy Hour with the 2018 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook here Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-joy-of-sake-boroughcon-kyary-pamyu-pamyu/"></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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 6-7, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2018 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short films includes Sugihara Survivors, a short documentary film about Chiune Sugihara (considered Japan’s Oskar […]<!-- 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/2018/06/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-joy-of-sake-boroughcon-kyary-pamyu-pamyu/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — The Joy of Sake, BoroughCon, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 6-7, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2018 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short films includes Sugihara Survivors, a short documentary film about Chiune Sugihara (considered Japan’s Oskar […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/24/justins-japan-the-world-belongs-to-hatsune-miku/"></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. Pop idols are everywhere in Japan, but most of them remain there. One particular idol breaks that tradition, with a notable exception: she’s not human. Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and creation of Crypton Future Media who currently has over 100,000 unique songs in her voice, which are synthesized tracks reminiscent of Auto-Tune. In Japan, Miku is massively popular and has appeared in numerous hit video games, music videos and ad campaigns, and her appearances with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell […]<!-- 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/2018/05/24/justins-japan-the-world-belongs-to-hatsune-miku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: The World Belongs to Hatsune Miku

    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. Pop idols are everywhere in Japan, but most of them remain there. One particular idol breaks that tradition, with a notable exception: she’s not human. Hatsune Miku, whose name means “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and creation of Crypton Future Media who currently has over 100,000 unique songs in her voice, which are synthesized tracks reminiscent of Auto-Tune. In Japan, Miku is massively popular and has appeared in numerous hit video games, music videos and ad campaigns, and her appearances with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/23/jq-magazine-film-review-isle-of-dogs/"></div>By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson’s first animated film since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. While it has received mostly positive reviews (with some reservations), it’s still interesting to see Anderson hone his storytelling skills using a colorful and vibrant world created with stop motion animation. The story opens with a prologue titled “Before the Age of Obedience” that supposedly explains how cats became more prominent in Japan. Fast forwarding to “Japan 20 Years in the Future,” the movie cuts to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/23/jq-magazine-film-review-isle-of-dogs/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Isle of Dogs’

    By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson’s first animated film since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. While it has received mostly positive reviews (with some reservations), it’s still interesting to see Anderson hone his storytelling skills using a colorful and vibrant world created with stop motion animation. The story opens with a prologue titled “Before the Age of Obedience” that supposedly explains how cats became more prominent in Japan. Fast forwarding to “Japan 20 Years in the Future,” the movie cuts to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/13/jq-magazine-book-review-a-girls-guide-to-the-islands/"></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. Exploring local wonders with loved ones can conjure up magical memories—and an enormous sense of satisfaction upon overcoming numerous obstacles. JET alumna Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) lived through such experiences, which are recounted in her nonfiction debut, A Girls’ Guide to the Islands. Such a title would indicate a guidebook for female travelers. But a scan of its second paragraph reveals the book is a first person travelogue of the author and her daughter Lilia’s exploration of […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/13/jq-magazine-book-review-a-girls-guide-to-the-islands/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘A Girls’ Guide to the Islands’

    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. Exploring local wonders with loved ones can conjure up magical memories—and an enormous sense of satisfaction upon overcoming numerous obstacles. JET alumna Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) lived through such experiences, which are recounted in her nonfiction debut, A Girls’ Guide to the Islands. Such a title would indicate a guidebook for female travelers. But a scan of its second paragraph reveals the book is a first person travelogue of the author and her daughter Lilia’s exploration of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual 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. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]<!-- 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/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/21-7/22) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual 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. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/sat-6-23-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2018-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/sat-6-23-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2018-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2018 JET Pre-Departure Seminar!

    It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/23/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-day-central-park-miyavi-in-praise-of-natto/"></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. 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: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $18, $10 Japan Society members, children ages 2 and under free Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet): Children’s Day is on its way! Come join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Enjoy a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming and lots of audience […]<!-- 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/2018/04/23/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-day-central-park-miyavi-in-praise-of-natto/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Japan Day @ Central Park, Miyavi, In Praise of Natto

    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. 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: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $18, $10 Japan Society members, children ages 2 and under free Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet): Children’s Day is on its way! Come join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Enjoy a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming and lots of audience […]

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