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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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  • 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: ONLINE by Wednesday, October 6th.  To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally Questions: Contact Wendy at social[at]jetaany.org or […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

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

    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: ONLINE by Wednesday, October 6th.  To attend this FREE event we ask all attendees to fill out a form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally Questions: Contact Wendy at social[at]jetaany.org or […]

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

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

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

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. From the roots of ancient Japan to the razzle-dazzle of Broadway, this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival will feature two very unique performances. First up from July 13-17 is Kanze Noh Theatre. Known for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree, this nearly 700-year-old dramatic form is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. A descendent of the founder of Noh, Kiyokazu Kanze and his troupe will present five different Noh dramas as well as two Kyogen, the customary comic interlude in a Noh program. July 20-24 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan: Lincoln Center Festival Debuts Takarazuka, Noh

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories. From the roots of ancient Japan to the razzle-dazzle of Broadway, this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival will feature two very unique performances. First up from July 13-17 is Kanze Noh Theatre. Known for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree, this nearly 700-year-old dramatic form is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. A descendent of the founder of Noh, Kiyokazu Kanze and his troupe will present five different Noh dramas as well as two Kyogen, the customary comic interlude in a Noh program. July 20-24 […]

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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. What has hair as sharp as needles, a tongue like a chameleon’s, and one empty eye socket to keep its father in? If you could only guess some kind of crazy monster…well, then you’re not far off! Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro is a manga volume collecting seven classic paranormal stories of the titular character from the 1960s. They include Kitaro’s origin, and yokai files with more information about his fascinating friends and enemies that endure in myth […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘The Birth of Kitaro’

    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. What has hair as sharp as needles, a tongue like a chameleon’s, and one empty eye socket to keep its father in? If you could only guess some kind of crazy monster…well, then you’re not far off! Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro is a manga volume collecting seven classic paranormal stories of the titular character from the 1960s. They include Kitaro’s origin, and yokai files with more information about his fascinating friends and enemies that endure in myth […]

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  • When: Saturday, June 25, 4 pm –6:00 pm Where: Three Monkeys – 236 West 54Th Street Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. 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!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/25) Happy Hour with 2016 JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 25, 4 pm –6:00 pm Where: Three Monkeys – 236 West 54Th Street Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite JET friends on Facebook. 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!

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  • Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (6/29) Nihongo Dake Mini Golf

    Date: Wednesday, June 29th Time: meet at 6:30 pm Location: Pier 25, 225 West Street, New York, NY 10013 Cost: Only $1 to play 18 holes with fun people. Facebook: Let others know you’re coming on our FB events page. Questions: E-mail David at treasurer[at]jetaany.org Nijikai & Rainy Day Plan: We will go to a local bar (TBA) afterwards. Drinks are to be paid for separately. If it rains, we will meet at the bar and play cards and boardgames. Join us ‘for 18 holes of professional grade miniature golf for just one dollar. Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome!

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  • What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    (7/14) JET Alum Alexis Sanborn speaking at “Through the Lunch Tray”

    What:  “Through the Lunch Tray” When:  Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. Where:  19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room Website: http://eas.as.nyu.edu/object/japaneseschoollunch.html BIO: Alexis Agliano Sanborn has been studying East Asia and Japan for over ten years. Receiving her Bachelor\’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her Master\’s degree from Harvard University, Alexis has lived in Nagoya, Tokyo, and rural Shimane Prefecture. The Japanese school lunch system was the topic of her Master’s thesis at Harvard University. Entitled “Flavoring the Nation,” this was the first comprehensive English-language assessment of this system and has been cited in academic works. In addition to writing a cookbook, she also maintainsjapaneseschoollunch.com and shokuiku.org (shokuiku means food education in Japanese), which specializes in sharing English-language food […]

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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. Upon picking up the sixth volume of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, the first thought that popped into my head was that I would be introduced to epic Japanese works and/or more prominent authors from the country. After all, several award-winning writers—including Mieko Kawakami, Satoshi Kitamura and Hiroko Oyamada—produce works that appear in this volume. Quite possibly, some of the stories in this 21-piece set might become classics in Japanese literature. Or at […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Monkey Business Volume 6’

    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. Upon picking up the sixth volume of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, the first thought that popped into my head was that I would be introduced to epic Japanese works and/or more prominent authors from the country. After all, several award-winning writers—including Mieko Kawakami, Satoshi Kitamura and Hiroko Oyamada—produce works that appear in this volume. Quite possibly, some of the stories in this 21-piece set might become classics in Japanese literature. Or at […]

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  • By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Thursday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. LuckyRice New York Feast Industry City, 233 37th Street (Brooklyn) $88 GA, $150 VIP Last appearing in Gotham for its Ramen Slurpfest back in October, this year’s New York Feast breathes new life this year as we move to a creative hub in Brooklyn to showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences: from Southeast Asia to Western China, from fine dining global restaurants to local superstar mom and […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Justin’s Japan —Nippon in New York: LuckyRice, New York Japan CineFest, cosplay party, AnimeNEXT

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Thursday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. LuckyRice New York Feast Industry City, 233 37th Street (Brooklyn) $88 GA, $150 VIP Last appearing in Gotham for its Ramen Slurpfest back in October, this year’s New York Feast breathes new life this year as we move to a creative hub in Brooklyn to showcase the city’s most enticing Asian food experiences: from Southeast Asia to Western China, from fine dining global restaurants to local superstar mom and […]

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