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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div>Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Event Report: JETAANY Gala Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Program

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]

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

    Call for 2018 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

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

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

    JQ Magazine: New York Adventure Club Offers Urasenke Tea Ceremony

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-private-tea-ceremony-sake-wonderland-mazinger-z/"></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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a sake extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Now through May 6 Hello from Japan! Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street $14 children/adults, $11 seniors Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit! Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment that transports families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-private-tea-ceremony-sake-wonderland-mazinger-z/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York – Hello from Japan, Katsu Album Release, ‘Ponyo’ Turns 10

    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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a sake extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Now through May 6 Hello from Japan! Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street $14 children/adults, $11 seniors Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit! Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment that transports families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, […]

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

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

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

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

    (2/24) Japan-a-Mania 2018

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

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

    JQ Magazine: Theatre Review — ‘Mugen Noh Othello’

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

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

    (2/28) Ice Skating in Bryant Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/23/jq-magazine-book-review-the-jet-program-and-the-us-japan-relationship-goodwill-goldmine/"></div>By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ magazine. Eden is the current JETAA New South Wales President (in Sydney, Australia) and Australian JET Alumni Association Country Representative, and handles the social media/website side for JETAA International as Webmaster. He also runs the Life After JET podcast. Note: Spelling is always problematic when dealing with international differences. I shall be spelling “Program” the way it is referred to in the book and the title, to avoid inconsistencies. Apologies, especially to any fellow Australians reading this. However, I’ll be keeping my quixotically placed “u”s and “r”s. Created in 1987, The JET Program has brought tens of thousands of young people from around the world to work, live and experience life in Japan. […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/23/jq-magazine-book-review-the-jet-program-and-the-us-japan-relationship-goodwill-goldmine/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The JET Program and the US-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine’

    By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ magazine. Eden is the current JETAA New South Wales President (in Sydney, Australia) and Australian JET Alumni Association Country Representative, and handles the social media/website side for JETAA International as Webmaster. He also runs the Life After JET podcast. Note: Spelling is always problematic when dealing with international differences. I shall be spelling “Program” the way it is referred to in the book and the title, to avoid inconsistencies. Apologies, especially to any fellow Australians reading this. However, I’ll be keeping my quixotically placed “u”s and “r”s. Created in 1987, The JET Program has brought tens of thousands of young people from around the world to work, live and experience life in Japan. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/18/jq-magazine-film-review-in-this-corner-of-the-world/"></div>By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi–ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston is the English teacher you wish you had growing up. He taught in Kofu, Yamanashi on JET and later received his Master’s in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. He now teaches English at a public high school in the Silicon Valley, and is inspiring the leaders of tomorrow one dank meme at a time. Raise your hand if you remember how it felt to watch Grave of the Fireflies. It isn’t often that you’re truly glad to have watched a film that slowly rips your heart out, but the iconic 1988 film about Japan during World War II did exactly that for generations of viewers. Nearly 30 years later, director Sunao Katabuchi […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/18/jq-magazine-film-review-in-this-corner-of-the-world/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘In This Corner of the World’

    By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi–ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston is the English teacher you wish you had growing up. He taught in Kofu, Yamanashi on JET and later received his Master’s in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. He now teaches English at a public high school in the Silicon Valley, and is inspiring the leaders of tomorrow one dank meme at a time. Raise your hand if you remember how it felt to watch Grave of the Fireflies. It isn’t often that you’re truly glad to have watched a film that slowly rips your heart out, but the iconic 1988 film about Japan during World War II did exactly that for generations of viewers. Nearly 30 years later, director Sunao Katabuchi […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/17/jq-magazine-book-review-the-abundance-of-less/"></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. Simple living. Sustainability. Living off the grid. Practices and ideals that could bring about an enriching life and possibly freedom for many people—as well as concepts that have become more prevalent in recent years. But the above-mentioned buzzwords aren’t endemic to the West. Thanks to Andy Couturier, the stories of Japanese living the most sustainable lives they can outside of the mainstream is documented in The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan. Couturier, […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/17/jq-magazine-book-review-the-abundance-of-less/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The Abundance of Less’

    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. Simple living. Sustainability. Living off the grid. Practices and ideals that could bring about an enriching life and possibly freedom for many people—as well as concepts that have become more prevalent in recent years. But the above-mentioned buzzwords aren’t endemic to the West. Thanks to Andy Couturier, the stories of Japanese living the most sustainable lives they can outside of the mainstream is documented in The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan. Couturier, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/12/jq-magazine-book-review-speak-and-read-japanese/"></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. Your JET experience (hopefully) included a lot of Japanese study. Whether you remember what learned is another story. But it might have helped to concoct some humorous words and phrases to help you best retain the new vocabulary. Enter the world of mnemonics, courtesy of author Larry Herzberg. The longtime professor has created a language guide titled Speak and Read Japanese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings. You might be wondering, just what […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/12/jq-magazine-book-review-speak-and-read-japanese/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Speak and Read Japanese’

    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. Your JET experience (hopefully) included a lot of Japanese study. Whether you remember what learned is another story. But it might have helped to concoct some humorous words and phrases to help you best retain the new vocabulary. Enter the world of mnemonics, courtesy of author Larry Herzberg. The longtime professor has created a language guide titled Speak and Read Japanese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings. You might be wondering, just what […]

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    JETAANY 2018 Board of Director Candidates * Board Members running for a second term Christy Jones* It would be my pleasure to serve a second term on the JETAANY Board of Directors.  I spent my life-changing time on JET in Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture, from 1995 to 1998.  The resulting appreciation for Japan led me to work at Japan Society, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the people of Japan and the United States closer together through programs in arts & culture, business & policy, and education.  Over the course of my 16-year career at the Society I’ve held a variety of positions; I am currently the Director of Special Events, in charge of planning and implementing many of […]
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  • JETAANY 2018 Board of Director Candidates

    JETAANY 2018 Board of Director Candidates * Board Members running for a second term Christy Jones* It would be my pleasure to serve a second term on the JETAANY Board of Directors.  I spent my life-changing time on JET in Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture, from 1995 to 1998.  The resulting appreciation for Japan led me to work at Japan Society, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the people of Japan and the United States closer together through programs in arts & culture, business & policy, and education.  Over the course of my 16-year career at the Society I’ve held a variety of positions; I am currently the Director of Special Events, in charge of planning and implementing many of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/06/justins-japan-nourishing-japan-documentary-launches-kickstarter-campaign/"></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. For Americans who have lived in Japan, some cultural experiences have a wonderful way of returning with us on the journey home. Alexis Agliano Sanborn is a Harvard grad who spent two years teaching in rural Shimane Prefecture on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. As a Japan specialist, writer and filmmaker, her exposure to school lunch in Shimane served as the inspiration for a new project: “Nourishing Japan,” a documentary film currently in development about food education in Japan that aims to change how we look at what we eat. “My specific goal is […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/12/06/justins-japan-nourishing-japan-documentary-launches-kickstarter-campaign/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Nourishing Japan’ Documentary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

    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. For Americans who have lived in Japan, some cultural experiences have a wonderful way of returning with us on the journey home. Alexis Agliano Sanborn is a Harvard grad who spent two years teaching in rural Shimane Prefecture on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. As a Japan specialist, writer and filmmaker, her exposure to school lunch in Shimane served as the inspiration for a new project: “Nourishing Japan,” a documentary film currently in development about food education in Japan that aims to change how we look at what we eat. “My specific goal is […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/28/jetaany-gala-2/"></div>Date: February 3, 2018 Time: 6:00-11:00 PM Venue: Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street, Brookyln, NY 11201 Map. The JETAANY Gala is a celebration of the JET Program’s 30 years of successful grassroots exchange and its positive impact on U.S.- Japan relations. The event is a chance for JET alumni and other attendees to engage in innovative educational and cultural activities that will promote understanding and friendship between the U.S. and Japan and strengthen our local networks. This is a formal, inter-generational night of celebration. It is important because it presents an opportunity for us to come together and commemorate, for the first time ever on this scale in New York, the significance of this program, chapter, and our experiences. Interested […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/28/jetaany-gala-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Celebrate JET’s 30th at the JETAANY Gala | February 3, 2018

    Date: February 3, 2018 Time: 6:00-11:00 PM Venue: Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street, Brookyln, NY 11201 Map. The JETAANY Gala is a celebration of the JET Program’s 30 years of successful grassroots exchange and its positive impact on U.S.- Japan relations. The event is a chance for JET alumni and other attendees to engage in innovative educational and cultural activities that will promote understanding and friendship between the U.S. and Japan and strengthen our local networks. This is a formal, inter-generational night of celebration. It is important because it presents an opportunity for us to come together and commemorate, for the first time ever on this scale in New York, the significance of this program, chapter, and our experiences. Interested […]

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    When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂
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  • (12/5) Nihongo Dake Billiards

    When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂

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