About JETAANYThe Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the tri-state area. JET Alumni have all lived and worked in Japan as English teachers in the Japanese Public School System. JETAANY’s mission is to assist returning JETs with acclimating to life and work in New York, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the ties between JET alumni and the Japanese community. We do this through a wide variety of social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year.
Japan Photo Contest
- JQ Magazine: Japan Society Salutes Godzilla with Concert Spectacular
- JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — George Takei, Tokyo x Brooklyn, Japan Day @ Central Park
- JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Your Name,’ Miyavi, Charan-Po-Rantan
- JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Your Name’
- JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Fred Korematsu Speaks Up’
Posted on June 23, 2008 | No CommentsLast Saturday, about 80 new JETs and 30 JET alums gathered at the Nippon Club in Midtown Manhattan for the New York JET Pre-Departure Seminar. The seminar dealt with practical issues of life on JET, from what to expect on the job to what to do in Japan outside of school. See the complete set of photos on Flickr.
Posted on October 29, 2007 | 3 CommentsThanks to everybody who presented at and attended the 2007 JETAANY Career Forum on October 27th. We recorded the program and have made the audio MP3s available online (right-click and select “save as” to download the MP3s. Click on “read more” to see presenter and panelist bios. Anne Koller’s Keynote Speech Clara Solomon’s Resume Workshop Panel Discussion
Posted on October 29, 2007 | No CommentsA former JET Program participant from Minnesota was recently honored with a prestigious comic book grant. Lars Martinson, 30, was an ALT in Fukuoka-ken from 2003 to 2006. He is currently drawing a four-part graphic novel entitled “Tonoharu” based on his experiences in the JET Program. The first part of this graphic novel has been recognized with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. The Xeric Foundation was established to promote comic book self-publishing, and has bestowed grants totaling in excess of $1,750,000 since its inception. It was founded by Peter Laird, co-creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, which itself was originally a self-published comic book. With the Xeric Foundation’s assistance, Lars is currently in the process of publishing “Tonoharu: […]