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JETAANY has launched a webinar series and is hosting sessions monthly, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Here’s what we have planned next!   “Film-Making and Nourishing Japan: How to Turn Your Passion into a Tangible Project” When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm EST RSVP: Register here. Questions: via Facebook, or email webinars[at]jetaany[dot]org Not sure how to capitalize on your passions? Want to do more with your experiences abroad, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Alexis Agliano Sanborn will discuss the process of taking your ideas and passions from project ideas to reality. As an independent researcher, community organizer, and artist, Alexis will frame this discussion in the context of her upcoming documentary, Nourishing Japan, which […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/20/jq-magazine-national-geographic-encounter-ocean-odyssey-opens-in-nyc/"></div>By Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Vlad is an avid photographer. The former Discovery Times Square exhibition space in the heart of New York City has now been transformed into National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Officially opened on October 6th of this year, the newly designed space aims to recreate an underwater ocean experience for an audience of all ages. By combining extremely high resolution CGI, advanced sound design and 3D modeling, the National Geographic team and its partners have created an all-immersive “dive” that spans the California Coastline to the greater Pacific Ocean. Before my visit to the Ocean Odyssey, I had intentionally stayed away from all previews and reviews of the exhibit. The heavily marketed attraction in the biggest tourist spot […]<!-- 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/2017/11/20/jq-magazine-national-geographic-encounter-ocean-odyssey-opens-in-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Opens in NYC

    By Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Vlad is an avid photographer. The former Discovery Times Square exhibition space in the heart of New York City has now been transformed into National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Officially opened on October 6th of this year, the newly designed space aims to recreate an underwater ocean experience for an audience of all ages. By combining extremely high resolution CGI, advanced sound design and 3D modeling, the National Geographic team and its partners have created an all-immersive “dive” that spans the California Coastline to the greater Pacific Ocean. Before my visit to the Ocean Odyssey, I had intentionally stayed away from all previews and reviews of the exhibit. The heavily marketed attraction in the biggest tourist spot […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/16/jq-magazine-book-review-new-tuttle-releases-fall-2017/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released a selection of four books touching on subjects such as otaku culture, language/cultural tips for travelers, Japanese history, and inspiration for prospective visitors to Japan. Tokyo Geek’s Guide: Manga, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, Toys, Idols & More – The Ultimate Guide to Japan’s Otaku Culture Many people have probably developed an interest in Japan through a deep affection for anime and manga (among other things). And with Tokyo being the obvious center of Japanese […]<!-- 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/2017/11/16/jq-magazine-book-review-new-tuttle-releases-fall-2017/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — New from Tuttle (Fall 2017)

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has released a selection of four books touching on subjects such as otaku culture, language/cultural tips for travelers, Japanese history, and inspiration for prospective visitors to Japan. Tokyo Geek’s Guide: Manga, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, Toys, Idols & More – The Ultimate Guide to Japan’s Otaku Culture Many people have probably developed an interest in Japan through a deep affection for anime and manga (among other things). And with Tokyo being the obvious center of Japanese […]

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    Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Friday, December 8th Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY (currently Wendy Ikemoto) is the only […]
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  • Call for Candidates for JETAANY’s Board of Directors – Deadline 12/15/2017

    Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Friday, December 8th Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY (currently Wendy Ikemoto) is the only […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-yayoi-kusama-returns-rikyu-enoura-anime-nyc/"></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. 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: Now through Dec. 16 Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life and Infinity Nets David Zwirner Galleries, 525 and 533 West 19th Street and 34 East 69th Street Free Yayoi Kusama’s work has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibitions will feature sixty-six paintings from her […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-yayoi-kusama-returns-rikyu-enoura-anime-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Yayoi Kusama Returns, ‘Rikyu-Enoura,’ Anime NYC

    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: Now through Dec. 16 Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life and Infinity Nets David Zwirner Galleries, 525 and 533 West 19th Street and 34 East 69th Street Free Yayoi Kusama’s work has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibitions will feature sixty-six paintings from her […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/18/justins-japan-manga-manga-at-new-york-comic-con/"></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. New York Comic Con returned to the Jacob Javits Center October 5-8, selling a record-breaking 200,000 tickets (an 11% increase from last year) and featuring appearances from some of the contemporary manga world’s most renowned creators, including guest artists Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda) and Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail). “New York Comic Con is always a great place to meet fans in person and talk about what titles they enjoy most,” said Tomo Tran, marketing director for New York-based Vertical, Inc., which publishes Japanese comics and novels in English. “We aim to bring titles that […]<!-- 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/2017/10/18/justins-japan-manga-manga-at-new-york-comic-con/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Manga! Manga! at New York Comic Con

    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. New York Comic Con returned to the Jacob Javits Center October 5-8, selling a record-breaking 200,000 tickets (an 11% increase from last year) and featuring appearances from some of the contemporary manga world’s most renowned creators, including guest artists Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda) and Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail). “New York Comic Con is always a great place to meet fans in person and talk about what titles they enjoy most,” said Tomo Tran, marketing director for New York-based Vertical, Inc., which publishes Japanese comics and novels in English. “We aim to bring titles that […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/18/1028-ages-of-enchantment-free-ticket-offer-for-jetaany/"></div>When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]<!-- 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/2017/10/18/1028-ages-of-enchantment-free-ticket-offer-for-jetaany/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/28) [WAITLIST] “Ages of Enchantment” – Free ticket offer for JETAANY!

    When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/13/1202-karaoke-marathon/"></div>When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]<!-- 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/2017/10/13/1202-karaoke-marathon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/2) Karaoke Marathon!

    When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/1025-jetaany-webinar-series/"></div>Got questions? Email webinar@jetaany.org. Register Here for the Webinar!<!-- 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/2017/10/12/1025-jetaany-webinar-series/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/25) JETAANY Webinar Series: Networking & Mid-Career Professional Changes

    Got questions? Email webinar@jetaany.org. Register Here for the Webinar!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/call-for-entries-jetaany-30th-anniversary-logo-contest-1022-deadline/"></div>Want to see your design idea on a Japanese sake masu cup? Enter today! JET alumni, participants, and friends are invited to submit compelling logo designs encapsulating the spirit of JETAANY and our 30th anniversary celebration. This is a remarkable pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the JET Alumni Association, a 501 (c)(3). As we celebrate 30 years of the JET program, recognize the intergenerational contributions of the program and its members, and continue to promote international friendship and grassroots internationalization, there is no better time to both honor JET’s history and raise awareness for the lasting impact of exchange and education. You can play a vital role in this effort by […]<!-- 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/2017/10/12/call-for-entries-jetaany-30th-anniversary-logo-contest-1022-deadline/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    FINISHED – JETAANY 30th Anniversary Logo Contest (10/22 Deadline)

    Want to see your design idea on a Japanese sake masu cup? Enter today! JET alumni, participants, and friends are invited to submit compelling logo designs encapsulating the spirit of JETAANY and our 30th anniversary celebration. This is a remarkable pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the JET Alumni Association, a 501 (c)(3). As we celebrate 30 years of the JET program, recognize the intergenerational contributions of the program and its members, and continue to promote international friendship and grassroots internationalization, there is no better time to both honor JET’s history and raise awareness for the lasting impact of exchange and education. You can play a vital role in this effort by […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/12/1022-volunteer-with-table-for-twos-change-the-world-with-onigiri-campaign/"></div>When:  October 22, 2017 Where: Broadway btw 92th & 94th street, New York Contact: Alexis (JET alum) at a.agliano.sanborn@gmail.com What: Volunteer your time for a good cause and have fun while you’re at it! Table for Two (TFT) USA will have a booth at “JAPANFes” featuring “Edo Photo Contest!!  TFT will sell healthy Japanese food items donated by its partner companies as part of its “Onigiri Campaign” All the proceeds will be donated to support providing school meals to children in need. Participants can make onigiri and take fun social media photos. The United Nations established World Food Day. It is celebrated on October 16th each year. This year, we honor World Food Day from October 5th – November 15th by making and enjoying “Onigiri (Rice Ball)” More information […]<!-- 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/2017/10/12/1022-volunteer-with-table-for-twos-change-the-world-with-onigiri-campaign/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/22) Volunteer with Table for Two’s “Change the World with Onigiri” Campaign!

    When:  October 22, 2017 Where: Broadway btw 92th & 94th street, New York Contact: Alexis (JET alum) at a.agliano.sanborn@gmail.com What: Volunteer your time for a good cause and have fun while you’re at it! Table for Two (TFT) USA will have a booth at “JAPANFes” featuring “Edo Photo Contest!!  TFT will sell healthy Japanese food items donated by its partner companies as part of its “Onigiri Campaign” All the proceeds will be donated to support providing school meals to children in need. Participants can make onigiri and take fun social media photos. The United Nations established World Food Day. It is celebrated on October 16th each year. This year, we honor World Food Day from October 5th – November 15th by making and enjoying “Onigiri (Rice Ball)” More information […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/08/1104-jetaany-career-forum-2017-rsvp-by-oct-26th/"></div>On Saturday, November 4, 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 use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday, November 4th (RSVP by October 26th) 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 this form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally. *We are happy to offer registrants a professionally-taken headshot which will be taken during […]<!-- 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/2017/10/08/1104-jetaany-career-forum-2017-rsvp-by-oct-26th/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/04) JETAANY Career Forum 2017 – RSVP by Oct 26th

    On Saturday, November 4, 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 use Japanese in the workplace or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday, November 4th (RSVP by October 26th) 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 this form about your career interests to we can best help you grow professionally. *We are happy to offer registrants a professionally-taken headshot which will be taken during […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/05/jq-magazine-new-york-comic-con-porco-rosso-the-legend-of-zelda-food-porn-party/"></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. 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: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of Fairy Tail Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members, seniors and students Award-winning manga artist Hiro Mashima, known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, comes to Japan Society for a special talk in conjunction with New York Comic Con. The epic fantasy series, which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide, follows the rambunctious wizard’s guild Fairy Tail through […]<!-- 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/2017/10/05/jq-magazine-new-york-comic-con-porco-rosso-the-legend-of-zelda-food-porn-party/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — New York Comic Con, ‘Porco Rosso,’ ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ Food Porn Party

    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: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of Fairy Tail Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members, seniors and students Award-winning manga artist Hiro Mashima, known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, comes to Japan Society for a special talk in conjunction with New York Comic Con. The epic fantasy series, which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide, follows the rambunctious wizard’s guild Fairy Tail through […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/01/jq-magazine-film-review-the-red-turtle/"></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. TL;DR: Directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, The Red Turtle is another visual masterpiece by Studio Ghibli (making its external co–production debut here collaborating with a European team) with a unique artistic style that makes the scenery itself a prominent character. Though it lost me in parts, the story is poignant and evokes an array of feelings, few of […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/01/jq-magazine-film-review-the-red-turtle/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘The Red Turtle’

    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. TL;DR: Directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, The Red Turtle is another visual masterpiece by Studio Ghibli (making its external co–production debut here collaborating with a European team) with a unique artistic style that makes the scenery itself a prominent character. Though it lost me in parts, the story is poignant and evokes an array of feelings, few of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/30/jq-magazine-film-review-hayao-miyazaki-never-ending-man/"></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. Receiving its East Coast premiere last night at Japan Society in New York, NHK’s new documentary on Studio Ghibli’s famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki offers a seemingly deep and undeniably personal look into the man’s current life, as well as his achievements and challenges, both artistically and—in his old age—existentially. True to Japanese-style filmmaking, we see a series of scenes as they happen, and are left to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/30/jq-magazine-film-review-hayao-miyazaki-never-ending-man/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Hayao Miyazaki: Never-Ending Man’

    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. Receiving its East Coast premiere last night at Japan Society in New York, NHK’s new documentary on Studio Ghibli’s famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki offers a seemingly deep and undeniably personal look into the man’s current life, as well as his achievements and challenges, both artistically and—in his old age—existentially. True to Japanese-style filmmaking, we see a series of scenes as they happen, and are left to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/25/1029-volunteer-at-obake-family-day/"></div>When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea<!-- 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/2017/09/25/1029-volunteer-at-obake-family-day/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/29) Volunteer at Obake Family Day at Japan Society [sign up by 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea

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