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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 currently keeps the lights on by working at JTB USA while writing freelance in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. Imagine coming home to find a stranger in your house. He acts like he owns the place, eats your food and drinks your beer, before leaving you reeling in confusion! Better send a letter to the Yokai Post for help from Kitaro, a charming character made by manga legend Shigeru Mizuki. Kitaro investigates strange phenomena and protects humans from ill-intentioned yokai. Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro – Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon is a manga volume collecting seven more of Kitaro’s paranormal adventures. While this […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon’

    By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio currently keeps the lights on by working at JTB USA while writing freelance in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and comic books on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules. Imagine coming home to find a stranger in your house. He acts like he owns the place, eats your food and drinks your beer, before leaving you reeling in confusion! Better send a letter to the Yokai Post for help from Kitaro, a charming character made by manga legend Shigeru Mizuki. Kitaro investigates strange phenomena and protects humans from ill-intentioned yokai. Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro – Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon is a manga volume collecting seven more of Kitaro’s paranormal adventures. While this […]

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  • 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. Sometimes, I might come across a book that makes me feel as if I don’t know anything about Japan. Not that I didn’t learn a lot about the country during my JET days, but that the book contains so much information, it puts to shame what I’ve learned about Japan. Such is the feeling I experienced while reading Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women. First published in 1987, the book examines Japan through the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Womansword’

    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. Sometimes, I might come across a book that makes me feel as if I don’t know anything about Japan. Not that I didn’t learn a lot about the country during my JET days, but that the book contains so much information, it puts to shame what I’ve learned about Japan. Such is the feeling I experienced while reading Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women. First published in 1987, the book examines Japan through the […]

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  • 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. During your elementary school days, you surely read about the primordial creatures you know as dinosaurs. But if you haven’t been reminded of the creatures that roamed the earth roughly 65 million years ago in some time, you might not realize that there’s more than meets the eye. Case in point: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s I Want That Love. I Want That Love (the third book in Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus series of 13 titles that have sold more than three […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘I Want That Love’

    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. During your elementary school days, you surely read about the primordial creatures you know as dinosaurs. But if you haven’t been reminded of the creatures that roamed the earth roughly 65 million years ago in some time, you might not realize that there’s more than meets the eye. Case in point: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s I Want That Love. I Want That Love (the third book in Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus series of 13 titles that have sold more than three […]

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  • 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. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: Friday, Nov. 4, various times We Are X Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn, 445 Albee Square West $11 East Coast premiere! This award-winning documentary debuted at Sundance and SXSW earlier this year chronicles the back story of the hard rock band X Japan, as its star drummer Yoshiki prepares for a reunion concert […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘We Are X,’ ‘Tonoharu,’ VAMPS, Momoiro Clover Z

    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. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: Friday, Nov. 4, various times We Are X Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn, 445 Albee Square West $11 East Coast premiere! This award-winning documentary debuted at Sundance and SXSW earlier this year chronicles the back story of the hard rock band X Japan, as its star drummer Yoshiki prepares for a reunion concert […]

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  • What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Bull Hill (Mt Taurus). Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. This isn’t only for JET alumni — it is also a dog and family friendly hike! Note while the trail is not a scramble like its neighbor Breakneck Ridge, we’ll have a moderately steep climb (gotta earn those views from the top). 3.6 miles round trip. We’ll also walk through Cold Spring for about a mile to get from the train station to trailhead. We’ll want to hit the trail shortly after hopping off the train.   […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/23) JETAANY Fall Hike – Save the Date!

    What better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by going on a hike in beautiful Hudson Valley! Take in breathtaking Hudson River views from Bull Hill (Mt Taurus). Afterwards we can enjoy some tasty food and drink in lovely Cold Spring, NY. This isn’t only for JET alumni — it is also a dog and family friendly hike! Note while the trail is not a scramble like its neighbor Breakneck Ridge, we’ll have a moderately steep climb (gotta earn those views from the top). 3.6 miles round trip. We’ll also walk through Cold Spring for about a mile to get from the train station to trailhead. We’ll want to hit the trail shortly after hopping off the train.   […]

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  • 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. The most influential rock band in Japanese history, X Japan has sold 30 million albums, performed a record 18 shows at Tokyo Dome, and even headlined Madison Square Garden in 2014. Led by their flamboyant drummer/pianist Yoshiki, the band rewrote the rules for both sound and style in the late ’80s and early ’90s, giving birth to the visual kei genre in the process. After a series of struggles and rebirth, 2016 promises to be X’s biggest year yet on the global stage. The band is months away from releasing their first studio album in 20 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Yoshiki and ‘We Are X’

    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. The most influential rock band in Japanese history, X Japan has sold 30 million albums, performed a record 18 shows at Tokyo Dome, and even headlined Madison Square Garden in 2014. Led by their flamboyant drummer/pianist Yoshiki, the band rewrote the rules for both sound and style in the late ’80s and early ’90s, giving birth to the visual kei genre in the process. After a series of struggles and rebirth, 2016 promises to be X’s biggest year yet on the global stage. The band is months away from releasing their first studio album in 20 […]

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  • 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. As we might take for granted the ability to research anything and everything quickly, it’s easy to forget how much of a struggle it has been (and still might be) to discover fascinating aspects of history. But when those discoveries are made, it’s satisfying not just for those who make the extensive effort—it’s rewarding for those who have benefited from the discoveries. Thanks to fellow author Setsuo Yazaki, English-language speakers from all over the world […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Are You an Echo?’

    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. As we might take for granted the ability to research anything and everything quickly, it’s easy to forget how much of a struggle it has been (and still might be) to discover fascinating aspects of history. But when those discoveries are made, it’s satisfying not just for those who make the extensive effort—it’s rewarding for those who have benefited from the discoveries. Thanks to fellow author Setsuo Yazaki, English-language speakers from all over the world […]

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  • 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. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Oct. 1-2 ESL One New York 2016 Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn) $49, $89 ESL, the world’s largest esports company, brings the East Coast’s largest esports tournament to Brooklyn! This two-day tournament will feature a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition and a $75,000 Street Fighter V Brooklyn Beatdown offline tournament! In addition to the tourneys, ESL One New York will feature a wide […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Shin Godzilla,’ New York Comic Con, Ramen Slurpfest, ‘We Are X’

    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. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Oct. 1-2 ESL One New York 2016 Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn) $49, $89 ESL, the world’s largest esports company, brings the East Coast’s largest esports tournament to Brooklyn! This two-day tournament will feature a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition and a $75,000 Street Fighter V Brooklyn Beatdown offline tournament! In addition to the tourneys, ESL One New York will feature a wide […]

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  • 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. Those who look fondly at their JET experience often feel that the people they met and the places they frequented greatly shaped their time in Japan. But as a lot of us—if not most of us—former JETs lived outside of the big cities, it might be interesting to read about how life in the capital might be influenced by people and places. So Arturo Silva’s Tokyo Whip might just serve as a look at the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Tokio Whip’

    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. Those who look fondly at their JET experience often feel that the people they met and the places they frequented greatly shaped their time in Japan. But as a lot of us—if not most of us—former JETs lived outside of the big cities, it might be interesting to read about how life in the capital might be influenced by people and places. So Arturo Silva’s Tokyo Whip might just serve as a look at the […]

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  • 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. You may remember being treated to “What I did during my summer vacation” tales in elementary school. Well, Christine Mari Inzer spent a memorable summer vacation visiting family in Japan and she documents those travels in a largely visual journey entitled Diary of a Tokyo Teen. Originally published independently in 2014, this updated, expanded edition is in gorgeous full color and includes over 20 new comics and photos in a large-size format (7.5” x 10”) — all at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Diary of a Tokyo Teen’

    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. You may remember being treated to “What I did during my summer vacation” tales in elementary school. Well, Christine Mari Inzer spent a memorable summer vacation visiting family in Japan and she documents those travels in a largely visual journey entitled Diary of a Tokyo Teen. Originally published independently in 2014, this updated, expanded edition is in gorgeous full color and includes over 20 new comics and photos in a large-size format (7.5” x 10”) — all at […]

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  • UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who were interested!   On Saturday, October 15, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to stay in teaching, use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, then this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 15th Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/15) JETAANY Career Forum 2016 – RSVP Oct 6th

    UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who were interested!   On Saturday, October 15, we are hosting our annual Career Forum at the Nippon Club. The event is focused on educating JET alumni on how to market their skills from Japan in order to find their next career opportunity. Whether you want to stay in teaching, use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, then this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 15th Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) RSVP:To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you […]

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  • Hey everyone! Mark your calendars, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAA trivia master? Do you know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET alum and this year’s host Wade Binneboese (Aomori represent!) tests your knowledge on everything from Japan to pop culture, and mix it up with other alumni over good food, good drinks, and great company. There may also be an interactive category for the truly witty, and amazing* prizes for the best teams! Sign up soon, and we’ll see you there! *Cats not included* When: Monday, October 3, 2016 When: Arrive and form your teams at 7:00; quiz starts at 7:30 p.m. […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (10/03) JETAANY Pub Trivia Night

    Hey everyone! Mark your calendars, it’s trivia time! Do you have the intellectual fortitude to reign supreme as the JETAA trivia master? Do you know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Prove it! Join us as fellow JET alum and this year’s host Wade Binneboese (Aomori represent!) tests your knowledge on everything from Japan to pop culture, and mix it up with other alumni over good food, good drinks, and great company. There may also be an interactive category for the truly witty, and amazing* prizes for the best teams! Sign up soon, and we’ll see you there! *Cats not included* When: Monday, October 3, 2016 When: Arrive and form your teams at 7:00; quiz starts at 7:30 p.m. […]

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  • When: Saturday, September 17 3:30 pm – Until we can’t hop! Where: Rockaway Brewing Company (46-01 5th St, Long Island City, NY 11101– short walk from the 7, E and G trains) 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. Questions: Katy vicepresident[at]jetaany.org Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei because it’s time for JETAANY’s Yukata Hop in Queens! Meet us at the Rockaway Brewing Company in  Long Island City and then we’ll head out to a couple other bars in the area. The route is as follows: Rockaway Brewing Company Alobar Woodbines Beer Closet LIC Landing Check our Facebook page for updates on where we are. No Yukata or Jinbei? — You should […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (9/17) Summer Yukata Bar Hop in LIC Queens!

    When: Saturday, September 17 3:30 pm – Until we can’t hop! Where: Rockaway Brewing Company (46-01 5th St, Long Island City, NY 11101– short walk from the 7, E and G trains) 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. Questions: Katy vicepresident[at]jetaany.org Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei because it’s time for JETAANY’s Yukata Hop in Queens! Meet us at the Rockaway Brewing Company in  Long Island City and then we’ll head out to a couple other bars in the area. The route is as follows: Rockaway Brewing Company Alobar Woodbines Beer Closet LIC Landing Check our Facebook page for updates on where we are. No Yukata or Jinbei? — You should […]

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  • 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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include:  Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m. The Birth of Sake Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue Free (click here for tickets) Winner of the Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival! Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Perfume, Guitar Wolf, Digimon Premiere, The Joy of Sake

    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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include:  Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m. The Birth of Sake Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue Free (click here for tickets) Winner of the Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival! Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow […]

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  • By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. For many, the newest publication from Stone Bridge Press will seem like a long lost friend. Originally serialized in 1989 and completed in 1992, The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, written and illustrated by Toshio Ban in association with Tezuka Productions and translated by Frederik L. Schodt, is a book worth the wait. Gargantuan in size at 928 pages (including detailed appendixes), this manga-format biography is a surprisingly quick read. Its fast-paced visuals and story provide a unique vantage to observe a legendary figure […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story’

    By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. For many, the newest publication from Stone Bridge Press will seem like a long lost friend. Originally serialized in 1989 and completed in 1992, The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, written and illustrated by Toshio Ban in association with Tezuka Productions and translated by Frederik L. Schodt, is a book worth the wait. Gargantuan in size at 928 pages (including detailed appendixes), this manga-format biography is a surprisingly quick read. Its fast-paced visuals and story provide a unique vantage to observe a legendary figure […]

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  • 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. This summer, get to know the “God of Manga.” From Stone Bridge Press comes “The Osamu Tezuka Story,” a documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan. Written and illustrated by longtime Tezuka associate Toshio Ban and newly translated into English by Frederik L. Schodt (author of “Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics”), this colossal 928-page trade paperback covers the entire life of Tezuka (1928-1989), warts and all. “Readers may be surprised to see how honestly Tezuka […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story’

    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. This summer, get to know the “God of Manga.” From Stone Bridge Press comes “The Osamu Tezuka Story,” a documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan. Written and illustrated by longtime Tezuka associate Toshio Ban and newly translated into English by Frederik L. Schodt (author of “Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics”), this colossal 928-page trade paperback covers the entire life of Tezuka (1928-1989), warts and all. “Readers may be surprised to see how honestly Tezuka […]

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  • 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. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japanese cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Various dates from Aug. 3 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15 This month, Village East Cinema presents four more films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Here’s your chance to enjoy some Japan’s […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli, Asa Akira, Liberty City Anime Con, Sekai no Owari

    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. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japanese cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Various dates from Aug. 3 Studio Ghibli Summer Festival Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $10, $15 This month, Village East Cinema presents four more films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Here’s your chance to enjoy some Japan’s […]

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  • JETAA Book Club (September): The Man in the High Castle WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. Nothing says “summer beach read” like a dystopian alternative history tale set in 1962, with Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ruling over the former United States! Join us in September as we discuss Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle. Bonus viewing: Amazon Prime’s TV show of the same name. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    September JETAANY Book Club: The Man in the High Castle

    JETAA Book Club (September): The Man in the High Castle WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions: Via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. BRING:  $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. Nothing says “summer beach read” like a dystopian alternative history tale set in 1962, with Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ruling over the former United States! Join us in September as we discuss Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle. Bonus viewing: Amazon Prime’s TV show of the same name. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join […]

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  •   JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 9:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    2016 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise!

      JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 10th on our own PRIVATE boat! Last year we had over 100 people in attendance.  For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 2.5 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 amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Please encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join – all are welcome!  (Though must be age 21+) When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm – 9:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address for Google: 24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010] RSVP: via Paypal […]

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  • When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (8/04) Friendly Lunch with JTE’s

    When: Thursday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Grace Dodge Cafe, Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, NY, NY 10027).  Map linked here. RSVP: Email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu Join us in welcoming 30 Japanese teachers of English (JTE’s) to the USA over a casual lunch on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They are here visiting with Teachers College for a summer training program. It’s a great chance to share your natsukashii JET experiences and talk about English education in Japan. To RSVP, email Makiko Habu at mh3546[at]tc.columbia.edu. Note about building access: All non-Teachers College students will have to enter through the main entrance on 120th Street b/t Amsterdam […]

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