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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/2-23-jetaany-mothra-storytelling-event-leaps-of-faith/"></div>Join us for the first-ever JETAANY Mothra Storytelling event on Saturday, February 23. Laugh, cry, and enjoy an evening of 10 stories about “Leap of Faith” and the JET experience<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/2-23-jetaany-mothra-storytelling-event-leaps-of-faith/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/23) Mothra “Leaps of Faith”: A JETAANY Storytelling Event

    Join us for the first-ever JETAANY Mothra Storytelling event on Saturday, February 23. Laugh, cry, and enjoy an evening of 10 stories about “Leap of Faith” and the JET experience

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/jet-mothra-call-for-stories-share-your-best-jet-related-tale-on-feb-23-in-nyc-deadline-feb-8th/"></div>JETAANY Wants You and Your Stories! JETAANY is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for its first-ever Mothra storytelling event on Saturday, February 23 in NYC. See details here. Got a great story from Japan that you’ve been dying to share? Maybe it’s your favorite story and you’re ready to take it to the stage. JETAANY wants to spotlight you and your story, you just have to tell us about it! Guidelines Your story should: Be original and a personal experience. Be 5-10 minutes long. Reflect our theme of “Beginnings/Leap of Faith.” Have a JET Program element to it. That could mean that your story happened: While on JET Because of someone you met on JET Because […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/jet-mothra-call-for-stories-share-your-best-jet-related-tale-on-feb-23-in-nyc-deadline-feb-8th/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET Mothra Call For Stories: Share Your Best JET-related Tale on Feb 23 in NYC – DEADLINE Feb 8th

    JETAANY Wants You and Your Stories! JETAANY is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for its first-ever Mothra storytelling event on Saturday, February 23 in NYC. See details here. Got a great story from Japan that you’ve been dying to share? Maybe it’s your favorite story and you’re ready to take it to the stage. JETAANY wants to spotlight you and your story, you just have to tell us about it! Guidelines Your story should: Be original and a personal experience. Be 5-10 minutes long. Reflect our theme of “Beginnings/Leap of Faith.” Have a JET Program element to it. That could mean that your story happened: While on JET Because of someone you met on JET Because […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/19/jetaany-10-reunion-2/"></div>Calling all JETs who went on JET in 2008 or prior! Celebrate the new year by reminiscing about the good old days in Japan. Remember days before:– Internet Access:1999 (NTT Docomo introduced first wide spread internet service)– Cell Phones: 2001 (NTT Docomo introduced 3G service)– Facebook: 2006 (Facebook opened to everyone with valid email address)– “Smart” phones: 2007 (Apple launches iPhone; although some Japanese phones were already “smart-ish”) Date: Thursdays, January 31st 2019 LOCATION: Azusa of Japan (3 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017) TIME: 6:30pm -8:30pm COST: Includes appetizers and 2-3 drinks (beer, wine, sake)EARLY BIRD: $20 (before January 20)Regular: $27 (before January 30)At-the-door: $35 Buy tickets here Check out photos from past 10+ Reunions: 2015 10+ Reunion2012 […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/19/jetaany-10-reunion-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY 10+ Reunion

    Calling all JETs who went on JET in 2008 or prior! Celebrate the new year by reminiscing about the good old days in Japan. Remember days before:– Internet Access:1999 (NTT Docomo introduced first wide spread internet service)– Cell Phones: 2001 (NTT Docomo introduced 3G service)– Facebook: 2006 (Facebook opened to everyone with valid email address)– “Smart” phones: 2007 (Apple launches iPhone; although some Japanese phones were already “smart-ish”) Date: Thursdays, January 31st 2019 LOCATION: Azusa of Japan (3 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017) TIME: 6:30pm -8:30pm COST: Includes appetizers and 2-3 drinks (beer, wine, sake)EARLY BIRD: $20 (before January 20)Regular: $27 (before January 30)At-the-door: $35 Buy tickets here Check out photos from past 10+ Reunions: 2015 10+ Reunion2012 […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div>When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETs at The MET – SOLD OUT!

    When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/08/host-a-monthly-meetup/"></div>Want to share share your favorite neighborhood hangout, a hobby, or try a new activity with other JETs? Sign up to host an upcoming monthly meetup! Here’s how it works Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice on the 5th of the month. The host, place, and time will change, but the date will stay the same. The rest is up to you! Feel free to design the event around a theme or plan in other elements. Let us know you’re interested via Google Forms. Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. (Photo Credit: Kelsey Haskins)<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/08/host-a-monthly-meetup/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Host a Monthly Meetup!

    Want to share share your favorite neighborhood hangout, a hobby, or try a new activity with other JETs? Sign up to host an upcoming monthly meetup! Here’s how it works Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice on the 5th of the month. The host, place, and time will change, but the date will stay the same. The rest is up to you! Feel free to design the event around a theme or plan in other elements. Let us know you’re interested via Google Forms. Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. (Photo Credit: Kelsey Haskins)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/08/2-10-japan-a-mania-2019/"></div>Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NYC, we help introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big siblings. Activities include:– Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting – Origami – Japanese Writing – Chopstick Challenge – Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)  If you are interested in volunteering please complete this form by Thursday, February 7. Send questions to Ryan at membership@jetaany.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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/08/2-10-japan-a-mania-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/10) Japan-A-Mania 2019

    Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NYC, we help introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big siblings. Activities include:– Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting – Origami – Japanese Writing – Chopstick Challenge – Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)  If you are interested in volunteering please complete this form by Thursday, February 7. Send questions to Ryan at membership@jetaany.org

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/2-23-jetaany-mothra-storytelling-event-leaps-of-faith/"></div>Join us for the first-ever JETAANY Mothra Storytelling event on Saturday, February 23. Laugh, cry, and enjoy an evening of 10 stories about “Leap of Faith” and the JET experience<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/2-23-jetaany-mothra-storytelling-event-leaps-of-faith/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/23) Mothra “Leaps of Faith”: A JETAANY Storytelling Event

    Join us for the first-ever JETAANY Mothra Storytelling event on Saturday, February 23. Laugh, cry, and enjoy an evening of 10 stories about “Leap of Faith” and the JET experience

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/jet-mothra-call-for-stories-share-your-best-jet-related-tale-on-feb-23-in-nyc-deadline-feb-8th/"></div>JETAANY Wants You and Your Stories! JETAANY is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for its first-ever Mothra storytelling event on Saturday, February 23 in NYC. See details here. Got a great story from Japan that you’ve been dying to share? Maybe it’s your favorite story and you’re ready to take it to the stage. JETAANY wants to spotlight you and your story, you just have to tell us about it! Guidelines Your story should: Be original and a personal experience. Be 5-10 minutes long. Reflect our theme of “Beginnings/Leap of Faith.” Have a JET Program element to it. That could mean that your story happened: While on JET Because of someone you met on JET Because […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/02/jet-mothra-call-for-stories-share-your-best-jet-related-tale-on-feb-23-in-nyc-deadline-feb-8th/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET Mothra Call For Stories: Share Your Best JET-related Tale on Feb 23 in NYC – DEADLINE Feb 8th

    JETAANY Wants You and Your Stories! JETAANY is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for its first-ever Mothra storytelling event on Saturday, February 23 in NYC. See details here. Got a great story from Japan that you’ve been dying to share? Maybe it’s your favorite story and you’re ready to take it to the stage. JETAANY wants to spotlight you and your story, you just have to tell us about it! Guidelines Your story should: Be original and a personal experience. Be 5-10 minutes long. Reflect our theme of “Beginnings/Leap of Faith.” Have a JET Program element to it. That could mean that your story happened: While on JET Because of someone you met on JET Because […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-society-dance-modest-heroes-a-silent-voice/"></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 the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, 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. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, this year’s festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from three countries. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasai performs butoh master Akira […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-society-dance-modest-heroes-a-silent-voice/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Modest Heroes,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly,’ ‘A Silent Voice’

    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 the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, 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. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, this year’s festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from three countries. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasai performs butoh master Akira […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/19/jetaany-10-reunion-2/"></div>Calling all JETs who went on JET in 2008 or prior! Celebrate the new year by reminiscing about the good old days in Japan. Remember days before:– Internet Access:1999 (NTT Docomo introduced first wide spread internet service)– Cell Phones: 2001 (NTT Docomo introduced 3G service)– Facebook: 2006 (Facebook opened to everyone with valid email address)– “Smart” phones: 2007 (Apple launches iPhone; although some Japanese phones were already “smart-ish”) Date: Thursdays, January 31st 2019 LOCATION: Azusa of Japan (3 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017) TIME: 6:30pm -8:30pm COST: Includes appetizers and 2-3 drinks (beer, wine, sake)EARLY BIRD: $20 (before January 20)Regular: $27 (before January 30)At-the-door: $35 Buy tickets here Check out photos from past 10+ Reunions: 2015 10+ Reunion2012 […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/19/jetaany-10-reunion-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY 10+ Reunion

    Calling all JETs who went on JET in 2008 or prior! Celebrate the new year by reminiscing about the good old days in Japan. Remember days before:– Internet Access:1999 (NTT Docomo introduced first wide spread internet service)– Cell Phones: 2001 (NTT Docomo introduced 3G service)– Facebook: 2006 (Facebook opened to everyone with valid email address)– “Smart” phones: 2007 (Apple launches iPhone; although some Japanese phones were already “smart-ish”) Date: Thursdays, January 31st 2019 LOCATION: Azusa of Japan (3 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017) TIME: 6:30pm -8:30pm COST: Includes appetizers and 2-3 drinks (beer, wine, sake)EARLY BIRD: $20 (before January 20)Regular: $27 (before January 30)At-the-door: $35 Buy tickets here Check out photos from past 10+ Reunions: 2015 10+ Reunion2012 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div>When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETs at The MET – SOLD OUT!

    When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></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. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season itself. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking to squeeze in an event or two in between parties, we’ve got you covered. This month’s highlights include: Now through Jan. 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue From $41 Featuring an all-new finale number (with costumes to match), the seasonal tradition of this […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Radio City Christmas, Mickey Mouse @ 90, Miyazaki Doc

    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. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season itself. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking to squeeze in an event or two in between parties, we’ve got you covered. This month’s highlights include: Now through Jan. 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue From $41 Featuring an all-new finale number (with costumes to match), the seasonal tradition of this […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-japan/"></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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: When the White House Came to Japan

    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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div>    Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    This #GivingTuesday, Support JETAANY

        Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div>When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Extended Registration tickets: $25 (until 12/7 @1pm) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 1:00pm on 12/7 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Extended registration tickets are available until 12/7 @1pm!<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/7) Bōnenkai 2018

    When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Extended Registration tickets: $25 (until 12/7 @1pm) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 1:00pm on 12/7 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Extended registration tickets are available until 12/7 @1pm!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/16/12-11-origami-earrings/"></div>When: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Email Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com. Back by popular demand, JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones will be hosting an origami earrings craft night! Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for the holiday season. Gift it to yourself, […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/16/12-11-origami-earrings/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/11) Origami Earrings Craft Night

    When: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Email Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com. Back by popular demand, JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones will be hosting an origami earrings craft night! Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for the holiday season. Gift it to yourself, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/08/host-a-monthly-meetup/"></div>Want to share share your favorite neighborhood hangout, a hobby, or try a new activity with other JETs? Sign up to host an upcoming monthly meetup! Here’s how it works Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice on the 5th of the month. The host, place, and time will change, but the date will stay the same. The rest is up to you! Feel free to design the event around a theme or plan in other elements. Let us know you’re interested via Google Forms. Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. (Photo Credit: Kelsey Haskins)<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/08/host-a-monthly-meetup/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Host a Monthly Meetup!

    Want to share share your favorite neighborhood hangout, a hobby, or try a new activity with other JETs? Sign up to host an upcoming monthly meetup! Here’s how it works Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice on the 5th of the month. The host, place, and time will change, but the date will stay the same. The rest is up to you! Feel free to design the event around a theme or plan in other elements. Let us know you’re interested via Google Forms. Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. (Photo Credit: Kelsey Haskins)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-joe-hisaishi-anime-nyc-shoplifters/"></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: Nov. 3, 5 Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Double Feature Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Catch these two DBZ films back-to-back for the first time in U.S. theaters—fully remastered! In Bardock: The Father of Goku, a low-class Saiyan soldier unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future. […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-joe-hisaishi-anime-nyc-shoplifters/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Joe Hisaishi, Anime NYC, ‘Shoplifters’

    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: Nov. 3, 5 Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Double Feature Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Catch these two DBZ films back-to-back for the first time in U.S. theaters—fully remastered! In Bardock: The Father of Goku, a low-class Saiyan soldier unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/12/11-3-fall-photo-walk/"></div>When: Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Central Park (check Facebook for details later) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Facebook Questions? Email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Join us for a casual stroll through Central Park while taking some beautiful pictures of the fall colors. Bring your camera / smartphone / Polaroid and let’s capture the signs of the season. Afterwards, we can show off our new pictures over coffee/tea/snacks. More details including meeting location to come! Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]community[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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/12/11-3-fall-photo-walk/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/3) Fall Photo Walk

    When: Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Central Park (check Facebook for details later) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Facebook Questions? Email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Join us for a casual stroll through Central Park while taking some beautiful pictures of the fall colors. Bring your camera / smartphone / Polaroid and let’s capture the signs of the season. Afterwards, we can show off our new pictures over coffee/tea/snacks. More details including meeting location to come! Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]community[dot]org  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/06/jq-magazine-book-review-perfumes-game/"></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. If you were to ask me prior to writing this, I vaguely recalled Perfume as some heavily autotuned “girl group” from Hiroshima. Now that I have read Perfume’s GAME, all of that has changed. Written by JET alum Patrick St. Michel (Mie-ken, 2009-11) and released earlier this year, this insightful work of nonfiction is part of a series called 33 1/3 Japan, also related to a larger, […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/06/jq-magazine-book-review-perfumes-game/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Perfume’s “GAME”’

    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. If you were to ask me prior to writing this, I vaguely recalled Perfume as some heavily autotuned “girl group” from Hiroshima. Now that I have read Perfume’s GAME, all of that has changed. Written by JET alum Patrick St. Michel (Mie-ken, 2009-11) and released earlier this year, this insightful work of nonfiction is part of a series called 33 1/3 Japan, also related to a larger, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-japanese-cooking-with-manga/"></div>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. Additionally, she is an artist and independent filmmaker, currently working on a documentary about food education in Japan entitled Nourishing Japan. Tuttle’s latest cookbook, Japanese Cooking with Manga, captures the ethos of creating food which suits the place you live. This quirky read was written by the Gourmand Gohan team comprised of Spaniards Alexis Aldeguer and Ilaria Mauro and Japanese-living-in-Barcelona “Maiko-san,” highlighting the universal love of Japanese food and its adaptations around the globe. Created to be part comic book and part recipe book, this is a cookbook 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-japanese-cooking-with-manga/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Japanese Cooking with Manga’

    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. Additionally, she is an artist and independent filmmaker, currently working on a documentary about food education in Japan entitled Nourishing Japan. Tuttle’s latest cookbook, Japanese Cooking with Manga, captures the ethos of creating food which suits the place you live. This quirky read was written by the Gourmand Gohan team comprised of Spaniards Alexis Aldeguer and Ilaria Mauro and Japanese-living-in-Barcelona “Maiko-san,” highlighting the universal love of Japanese food and its adaptations around the globe. Created to be part comic book and part recipe book, this is a cookbook that […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/justins-japan-anisong-world-matsuri/"></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. In recent years, New York has hosted concerts ranging from Japanese rock to symphonic game music at world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Still, the chances of a full-blown anime concert featuring a variety of the original theme song vocalists seemed remote at best. Until now. Coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16-17 and running concurrently with the second annual Anime NYC convention at the Jacob Javits Center, the Anisong World Matsuri concert event will make its New York debut after acclaimed performances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/justins-japan-anisong-world-matsuri/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Anisong World Matsuri

    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. In recent years, New York has hosted concerts ranging from Japanese rock to symphonic game music at world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Still, the chances of a full-blown anime concert featuring a variety of the original theme song vocalists seemed remote at best. Until now. Coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16-17 and running concurrently with the second annual Anime NYC convention at the Jacob Javits Center, the Anisong World Matsuri concert event will make its New York debut after acclaimed performances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. The […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/04/film-screening-life-goes-on/"></div>When: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm – 9:15pm [Arrive after 6:30pm; film will begin at 7:00pm] Where: A private residence in the Chelsea neighborhood (address will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the event) Cost: $6 RSVP: Sign up via Cognito forms by noon on Tuesday, November 13 Please join JETAANY for a private screening of Life Goes On (Ichiyou Raifuku, in Japanese). The screening will be held in a comfortable, private residence. Light snacks (popcorn and chips) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own dinner and beverages. This film has been very well received by audiences at other chapters’ screenings across the U.S. and adds a new chapter to the story of Tohoku, to those […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/04/film-screening-life-goes-on/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/14) Private Film Screening: Life Goes On

    When: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm – 9:15pm [Arrive after 6:30pm; film will begin at 7:00pm] Where: A private residence in the Chelsea neighborhood (address will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the event) Cost: $6 RSVP: Sign up via Cognito forms by noon on Tuesday, November 13 Please join JETAANY for a private screening of Life Goes On (Ichiyou Raifuku, in Japanese). The screening will be held in a comfortable, private residence. Light snacks (popcorn and chips) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own dinner and beverages. This film has been very well received by audiences at other chapters’ screenings across the U.S. and adds a new chapter to the story of Tohoku, to those […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/03/obake-family-day-2018/"></div>When: Sunday, October 28. Event runs from 11am – 4pm, with three volunteer shift options. Full shift: 9:30 AM – 5 PM AM shift: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PM shift: 1 PM – 5 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY RSVP: Sign-up by Sunday, October 15. Please email Pauline Noyes at  PNoyes@japansociety.org with your top 2 activity preferences and the time you can volunteer (full shift, AM shift, PM shift) Explore Japan’s ghost world this Halloween! Party with kooky yokai and shape-shifting obake creatures in this family-friendly spookfest.  Kids of all ages can come in costume and enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween and the delights of fall festival—Japan-style!—with a live foley performance, spooky […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/03/obake-family-day-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/28) Volunteer at Japan Society’s Obake Family Day [sign up 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 28. Event runs from 11am – 4pm, with three volunteer shift options. Full shift: 9:30 AM – 5 PM AM shift: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PM shift: 1 PM – 5 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY RSVP: Sign-up by Sunday, October 15. Please email Pauline Noyes at  PNoyes@japansociety.org with your top 2 activity preferences and the time you can volunteer (full shift, AM shift, PM shift) Explore Japan’s ghost world this Halloween! Party with kooky yokai and shape-shifting obake creatures in this family-friendly spookfest.  Kids of all ages can come in costume and enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween and the delights of fall festival—Japan-style!—with a live foley performance, spooky […]

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