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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div>Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]<!-- 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/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    7/29 July Book Club: Convenience Store Woman

    Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]<!-- 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/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/10-8/11) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]

  • <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/2019/08/13/8-26-happy-hour-with-kanazawa-university-students/"></div>When:Monday, August 26th from 6:00 pm Who: JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET), particularly those working in the medical field or who have spent time in the Tohoku and Kanazawa/Hokuriku areas Where::  PS450 (450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016)Cost::  Attendees pay for their own food & drinks Questions::  Email Ramez at communications[at]jetaany.org, or via Facebook Join us for a now annual late-Summer JETAANY tradition! Come have a drink and network with JET alumni, friends, and our special guests: medical students from Kanazawa University in Japan, led by professor and JET alum Andrew Schneider. We have reserved a space in the lounge of PS450 starting at 6 PM. There are happy hour specials on food, beer, wine, and cocktails until 8 PM. All […]<!-- 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/2019/08/13/8-26-happy-hour-with-kanazawa-university-students/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/26) Happy Hour with Kanazawa University Students

    When:Monday, August 26th from 6:00 pm Who: JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET), particularly those working in the medical field or who have spent time in the Tohoku and Kanazawa/Hokuriku areas Where::  PS450 (450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016)Cost::  Attendees pay for their own food & drinks Questions::  Email Ramez at communications[at]jetaany.org, or via Facebook Join us for a now annual late-Summer JETAANY tradition! Come have a drink and network with JET alumni, friends, and our special guests: medical students from Kanazawa University in Japan, led by professor and JET alum Andrew Schneider. We have reserved a space in the lounge of PS450 starting at 6 PM. There are happy hour specials on food, beer, wine, and cocktails until 8 PM. All […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/06/9-29-returner-debrief-and-hangout-part-ii/"></div>When: Sunday, September 29th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where: Sheep Meadow, Central Park (Exact Location TBD) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for a picnic in the park along with an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/06/9-29-returner-debrief-and-hangout-part-ii/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/29) Returner Debrief and Hangout Part II

    When: Sunday, September 29th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where: Sheep Meadow, Central Park (Exact Location TBD) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for a picnic in the park along with an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/06/9-21-returner-debrief-and-hangout-part-i/"></div>When: Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Where: David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/06/9-21-returner-debrief-and-hangout-part-i/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/21) Returner Debrief and Hangout Part I

    When: Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Where: David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-liberty-city-anime-con-miyavi-millennium-actress/"></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. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 9-11 Liberty City Anime Con Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway $40-$60 The best three-day anime convention in New York City returns for its third year and features over 100 events and panels, three days of cosplay, game tournaments and anime screenings, concerts, […]<!-- 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/2019/08/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-liberty-city-anime-con-miyavi-millennium-actress/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Liberty City Anime Con, Miyavi, ‘Millennium Actress’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 9-11 Liberty City Anime Con Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway $40-$60 The best three-day anime convention in New York City returns for its third year and features over 100 events and panels, three days of cosplay, game tournaments and anime screenings, concerts, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/31/8-21-2019-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>The Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of NY (JETAANY) is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 21! We have our own private boat and this is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees each year. For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan, over to the Statue of Liberty, and up the West Side — for some spectacularly stunning views of the New York and New Jersey skylines. Both JETs and Friends of JET are welcome, but guests must be 21 due to the on-board cash bar. Feel free to spread the word and invite friends, family, […]<!-- 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/2019/07/31/8-21-2019-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/21) 2019 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    The Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of NY (JETAANY) is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 21! We have our own private boat and this is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees each year. For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan, over to the Statue of Liberty, and up the West Side — for some spectacularly stunning views of the New York and New Jersey skylines. Both JETs and Friends of JET are welcome, but guests must be 21 due to the on-board cash bar. Feel free to spread the word and invite friends, family, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/29/jq-magazine-jqa-with-director-shinya-tsukamoto-at-japan-cuts/"></div>By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle used to work in New York City for Merchant Ivory Productions and the National Geographic Channel. He currently teaches history, international relations and film at an international high school in Shanghai, China. Shinya Tsukamoto is a Japanese filmmaker most famous for his Tetsuo trilogy of horror/sci-fi films: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), and Tetsuo: the Bullet Man (2009). Other films include Hiruko the Goblin (1991), Bullet Ballet (1998), and Tokyo Fist (1995). He has also acted in most of his own films as well as those of others, most recently in Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2016). Last week, Tsukamoto made a special appearance at Japan Society in New York City for their annual JAPAN CUTS film festival to receive their prestigious CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film, […]<!-- 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/2019/07/29/jq-magazine-jqa-with-director-shinya-tsukamoto-at-japan-cuts/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Director Shinya Tsukamoto at JAPAN CUTS

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle used to work in New York City for Merchant Ivory Productions and the National Geographic Channel. He currently teaches history, international relations and film at an international high school in Shanghai, China. Shinya Tsukamoto is a Japanese filmmaker most famous for his Tetsuo trilogy of horror/sci-fi films: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), and Tetsuo: the Bullet Man (2009). Other films include Hiruko the Goblin (1991), Bullet Ballet (1998), and Tokyo Fist (1995). He has also acted in most of his own films as well as those of others, most recently in Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2016). Last week, Tsukamoto made a special appearance at Japan Society in New York City for their annual JAPAN CUTS film festival to receive their prestigious CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/25/jetaany-nihongo-dojo-for-alumni/"></div>Hiya, area alumni! Are you looking to brush up on the Japanese that’s started slipping away over time? Our new bimonthly course is tailored specifically for your needs, as overseen by the consummate language-teaching professional and fellow alumna, Sara Hamada! Her lessons are fun, informative, and provide a great chance for some networking to boot–and I speak from experience! For $10 per lesson you attend (or $15 at the door if you don’t pre-register), you can roll up to CLAIR NY and get back into the groove of speaking Japanese with ex-JET friends new and old. Attend each of the six lessons in the year, and earn a discount! The first date is on August 8! 6:30 to 8:30 at […]<!-- 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/2019/07/25/jetaany-nihongo-dojo-for-alumni/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Nihongo Dojo (for alumni)

    Hiya, area alumni! Are you looking to brush up on the Japanese that’s started slipping away over time? Our new bimonthly course is tailored specifically for your needs, as overseen by the consummate language-teaching professional and fellow alumna, Sara Hamada! Her lessons are fun, informative, and provide a great chance for some networking to boot–and I speak from experience! For $10 per lesson you attend (or $15 at the door if you don’t pre-register), you can roll up to CLAIR NY and get back into the groove of speaking Japanese with ex-JET friends new and old. Attend each of the six lessons in the year, and earn a discount! The first date is on August 8! 6:30 to 8:30 at […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/18/justins-japan-japan-cuts-at-japan-society/"></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. The largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America, this year’s JAPAN CUTS at Japan Society serves up 42 films from July 19-28, featuring more than 20 guest filmmakers and talent in person for daily post-screening Q&As. “This 13th edition of JAPAN CUTS provides testament to the continued vitality of contemporary Japanese cinema with a wide array of films by emerging filmmakers who dare to take formal and thematic risks,” says Kazu Watanabe, Japan Society Deputy Director of Film. “They are paired with a roster of veteran […]<!-- 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/2019/07/18/justins-japan-japan-cuts-at-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: JAPAN CUTS at Japan Society

    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. The largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America, this year’s JAPAN CUTS at Japan Society serves up 42 films from July 19-28, featuring more than 20 guest filmmakers and talent in person for daily post-screening Q&As. “This 13th edition of JAPAN CUTS provides testament to the continued vitality of contemporary Japanese cinema with a wide array of films by emerging filmmakers who dare to take formal and thematic risks,” says Kazu Watanabe, Japan Society Deputy Director of Film. “They are paired with a roster of veteran […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div>Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]<!-- 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/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    7/29 July Book Club: Convenience Store Woman

    Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-fest-japan-cuts/"></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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s taking in one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or catching a Studio Ghibli classic. This month’s highlights include: July 1-2, 7:00 p.m. Whisper of the Heart Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15, 570 Second Avenue $12.50 Discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. […]<!-- 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/2019/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-fest-japan-cuts/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli Fest, JAPAN CUTS

    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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s taking in one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or catching a Studio Ghibli classic. This month’s highlights include: July 1-2, 7:00 p.m. Whisper of the Heart Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15, 570 Second Avenue $12.50 Discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]<!-- 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/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/10-8/11) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/12/6-22-happy-hour-with-the-2019-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 22nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Google Map HERE Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook HERE Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs! During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!<!-- AddThis 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/2019/06/12/6-22-happy-hour-with-the-2019-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/22) Happy Hour with the 2019 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 22nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Google Map HERE Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook HERE Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs! During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/12/calling-all-paddlers-join-our-dragonboat-team/"></div>Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2,000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 1 – July 27 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time (9 practices) and the race will be around $40-$50 per person. – First practice on June 1 starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm– Races may be August 3 or August 4th or both (7am – 6pm) Race Day: August 3rd and/or August 4th (final date(s) will be […]<!-- 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/2019/06/12/calling-all-paddlers-join-our-dragonboat-team/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Calling all Paddlers: Join Our Dragonboat Team!

    Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2,000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 1 – July 27 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time (9 practices) and the race will be around $40-$50 per person. – First practice on June 1 starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm– Races may be August 3 or August 4th or both (7am – 6pm) Race Day: August 3rd and/or August 4th (final date(s) will be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/10/jq-magazine-from-enkais-to-international-sake-judge-my-wonderful-world-of-nihonshu/"></div>By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake. It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing my desk, I spent the morning greeting the mayor, the head of the board of education, my section boss, my subsection boss and my co-workers at the yakuba. Day turned to evening and I already learned my tenth word of the day: enkai. Party, banquet, reception, dinner, but as most JETs will recognize…this means sake. As a new member of an office or school we are […]<!-- 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/2019/06/10/jq-magazine-from-enkais-to-international-sake-judge-my-wonderful-world-of-nihonshu/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: From Enkais to International Sake Judge: My Wonderful World of Nihonshu

    By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake. It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing my desk, I spent the morning greeting the mayor, the head of the board of education, my section boss, my subsection boss and my co-workers at the yakuba. Day turned to evening and I already learned my tenth word of the day: enkai. Party, banquet, reception, dinner, but as most JETs will recognize…this means sake. As a new member of an office or school we are […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]<!-- 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/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — New York Japan CineFest, The Joy of Sake, J-MUSIC Ensemble

    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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/30/justins-japan-the-joy-of-sake/"></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. Returning to New York in June for its 15th annual celebration, The Joy of Sake hosts the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, with a record 513 competition-level sakes and 19 top restaurants serving the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. While statistics show that sake is losing ground to beer in Japan, it continues to make inroads in the U.S., especially among drink-savvy New Yorkers. “The best showcase of this in the U.S. is The Joy of Sake,” said Joy of Sake board member Chris Johnson […]<!-- 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/2019/05/30/justins-japan-the-joy-of-sake/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: The Joy of Sake

    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. Returning to New York in June for its 15th annual celebration, The Joy of Sake hosts the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, with a record 513 competition-level sakes and 19 top restaurants serving the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. While statistics show that sake is losing ground to beer in Japan, it continues to make inroads in the U.S., especially among drink-savvy New Yorkers. “The best showcase of this in the U.S. is The Joy of Sake,” said Joy of Sake board member Chris Johnson […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/22/6-22-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2019-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our most recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to help invigorate our newest JETs about moving to and living in Japan!  The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! For presenters, you only need to attend the sessions you are presenting; therefore you may not need to be there […]<!-- 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/2019/05/22/6-22-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2019-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/22) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2019 JET Pre-Departure Seminar!

    It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our most recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to help invigorate our newest JETs about moving to and living in Japan!  The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! For presenters, you only need to attend the sessions you are presenting; therefore you may not need to be there […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-gazette-detective-pikachu-japan-night-live/"></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. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Monday, May 6, 8:00 p.m. The GazettE PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway $50 Making their return to NYC after a three-year absence are the GazettE, a Kanagawa-based rock quintet that follows in the footsteps of other Gotham-conquering visual kei acts like X Japan and LArc~en~Ciel. Formed in 2002, the band has performed in Europe multiple times since 2007, and will headline across America this spring in support […]<!-- 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/2019/05/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-gazette-detective-pikachu-japan-night-live/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — The GazettE, ‘Detective Pikachu,’ Japan Night Live

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Monday, May 6, 8:00 p.m. The GazettE PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway $50 Making their return to NYC after a three-year absence are the GazettE, a Kanagawa-based rock quintet that follows in the footsteps of other Gotham-conquering visual kei acts like X Japan and LArc~en~Ciel. Formed in 2002, the band has performed in Europe multiple times since 2007, and will headline across America this spring in support […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/16/5-12-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>On Sunday, May 12th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. This year we are having TWO shifts.  If you are available for more than one shift that is […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/16/5-12-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/12) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    On Sunday, May 12th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game. All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game. This year we are having TWO shifts.  If you are available for more than one shift that is […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/04/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-makes-broadway-debut/"></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. On March 29-30, “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the Super Live” premiered with three sold-out performances at the PlayStation Theater. This dazzling musical adaptation of the megahit anime and manga franchise, which has generated $5 billion in merchandise sales to date, featured a talented all-female cast (including for the male roles) performing in Japanese. “At its core, ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ is about strong girlfriends banding together to fight for what they believe in…they are the ultimate example of ‘girl power,’” said show producer Takaharu Uera. This universal theme was reflected in the wide diversity of the audience, who were overjoyed […]<!-- 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/2019/04/04/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-makes-broadway-debut/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ Makes Broadway Debut

    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. On March 29-30, “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the Super Live” premiered with three sold-out performances at the PlayStation Theater. This dazzling musical adaptation of the megahit anime and manga franchise, which has generated $5 billion in merchandise sales to date, featured a talented all-female cast (including for the male roles) performing in Japanese. “At its core, ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ is about strong girlfriends banding together to fight for what they believe in…they are the ultimate example of ‘girl power,’” said show producer Takaharu Uera. This universal theme was reflected in the wide diversity of the audience, who were overjoyed […]

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