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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/12/12-6-2019-bonenkai/"></div>Let’s celebrate the end of 2019 and ring in 2020 together over good food and great friends at this year’s JETAANY Bounenkai! This year we’ll be celebrating with all-you-can-eat hotpot at 99 Favor Taste (Grand St location)! Everyone is welcome – JETs, Friends of JETs, and colleagues! It’s also a great chance to get in touch with the exec team and board to discuss the upcoming year and any ideas you have. Date: Friday, December 6Time: 6:00-8:30pmPlace: 99 Favor Taste, Grand Street location (285 Grand St, New York, NY 10002) Price (Tickets include unlimited hotpot and a beverage): Early-bird tickets: $25 until 11/22 General registration: $30 after 11/23 Questions: Contact Jessica at vicepresident@jetaany.org Update: We are now sold out! Please […]<!-- 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/2019/11/12/12-6-2019-bonenkai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/6) 2019 Bonenkai

    Let’s celebrate the end of 2019 and ring in 2020 together over good food and great friends at this year’s JETAANY Bounenkai! This year we’ll be celebrating with all-you-can-eat hotpot at 99 Favor Taste (Grand St location)! Everyone is welcome – JETs, Friends of JETs, and colleagues! It’s also a great chance to get in touch with the exec team and board to discuss the upcoming year and any ideas you have. Date: Friday, December 6Time: 6:00-8:30pmPlace: 99 Favor Taste, Grand Street location (285 Grand St, New York, NY 10002) Price (Tickets include unlimited hotpot and a beverage): Early-bird tickets: $25 until 11/22 General registration: $30 after 11/23 Questions: Contact Jessica at vicepresident@jetaany.org Update: We are now sold out! Please […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div>What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]<!-- 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/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA Holiday Party [Tuesday, December 17th]

    What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]

  • <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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Call for Candidates for JETAANY Board of Directors, Deadline 12/8/2019

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/03/jetaany-at-anime-con-2019-11-15-17/"></div>(11/15 to 11/17)What: Anime NYC 2019 – JETAANY Info Booth and Panel Volunteer Sign-UpWhen: Friday, November 15th to Sunday, November 17th.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!Time: 9:00am to 10:00pm on Friday & Satuday.  9:00am to 6:00pm on SundayWhere: The Jacob Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001Register: Cognito Form. Please email Kimberly @ secretary@jetaany.org, if you have any questions! JETAANY will be hosting its own panel at Anime NYC called – So You Wanna Teach English In Japan.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!  Our Special Panelist Guests include: Mr. Tony Waldman (voice actor), Ms. Stacy Smith (translator, publisher), and Ms. Ann Chow (actress).  We will also be working our JETAANY/JET Informational booth for all three […]<!-- 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/2019/11/03/jetaany-at-anime-con-2019-11-15-17/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY at Anime-Con 2019! [11/15-17]

    (11/15 to 11/17)What: Anime NYC 2019 – JETAANY Info Booth and Panel Volunteer Sign-UpWhen: Friday, November 15th to Sunday, November 17th.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!Time: 9:00am to 10:00pm on Friday & Satuday.  9:00am to 6:00pm on SundayWhere: The Jacob Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001Register: Cognito Form. Please email Kimberly @ secretary@jetaany.org, if you have any questions! JETAANY will be hosting its own panel at Anime NYC called – So You Wanna Teach English In Japan.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!  Our Special Panelist Guests include: Mr. Tony Waldman (voice actor), Ms. Stacy Smith (translator, publisher), and Ms. Ann Chow (actress).  We will also be working our JETAANY/JET Informational booth for all three […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-madama-butterfly-yayoi-kusama-anime-nyc/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: November 6, 9, 13, 16, 22, 25 Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza $37-$460 Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of Puccini’s doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-madama-butterfly-yayoi-kusama-anime-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Madama Butterfly,’ Yayoi Kusama, Anime NYC

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: November 6, 9, 13, 16, 22, 25 Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza $37-$460 Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of Puccini’s doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/01/2019-onigiri-making-workshop-sun-11-17/"></div>For the second year in a row, JETAANY, JAA, and the Consulate will be joining in a pre-Thanksgiving community volunteer effort on November 17th to make onigiri, or riceballs, for a good cause that will benefit people of all ages. We’ll be participating in an “Onigiri Action” event started by the Japanese nonprofit, Table for Two, in which each social media posting of our onigiri will provide 5 school meals to children in need in the U.S. and East Africa (this is funded by Japanese corporations). More info HERE Additionally, this year, we will be able to donate the onigiri to Japanese seniors at Isabella House, an independent living center for elders in Inwood. Please join us! Sunday, November 17th […]<!-- 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/2019/11/01/2019-onigiri-making-workshop-sun-11-17/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2019 Onigiri Making Workshop [Sun, 11/17]

    For the second year in a row, JETAANY, JAA, and the Consulate will be joining in a pre-Thanksgiving community volunteer effort on November 17th to make onigiri, or riceballs, for a good cause that will benefit people of all ages. We’ll be participating in an “Onigiri Action” event started by the Japanese nonprofit, Table for Two, in which each social media posting of our onigiri will provide 5 school meals to children in need in the U.S. and East Africa (this is funded by Japanese corporations). More info HERE Additionally, this year, we will be able to donate the onigiri to Japanese seniors at Isabella House, an independent living center for elders in Inwood. Please join us! Sunday, November 17th […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/28/jetaanys-trivia-night/"></div>Do you know: What is the air-speed of an unladened swallow? Where does one find Rodents Of Unusual Size? Join our host, Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009, JET Membership Development Chair 2013-2017), to test your knowledge on categories ranging from Japan to pop culture over good food and drinks and awesome company at JETAANY’s Trivia Night! Friends of JET welcome! There will be prizes for the teams that get the most correct answers. Teams will be formed on-site, with no less than 3 (preferably at least 4) people and no more than 6 people per team. *Note: Light Japanese appetizers will be served. You can also bring your own food and drinks. Pricing:Early Bird price (online until 11/8/19): $5.27Regular price (online […]<!-- 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/2019/10/28/jetaanys-trivia-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY’s Trivia Night [Friday, November 15th]

    Do you know: What is the air-speed of an unladened swallow? Where does one find Rodents Of Unusual Size? Join our host, Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009, JET Membership Development Chair 2013-2017), to test your knowledge on categories ranging from Japan to pop culture over good food and drinks and awesome company at JETAANY’s Trivia Night! Friends of JET welcome! There will be prizes for the teams that get the most correct answers. Teams will be formed on-site, with no less than 3 (preferably at least 4) people and no more than 6 people per team. *Note: Light Japanese appetizers will be served. You can also bring your own food and drinks. Pricing:Early Bird price (online until 11/8/19): $5.27Regular price (online […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]<!-- 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/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: A Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood

    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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div>What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]<!-- 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/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA Holiday Party [Tuesday, December 17th]

    What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div>**JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws 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/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting [Wed, 10/23]

    **JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws we are […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div>When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]<!-- 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/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/19) JETAANY Fall Harvest Festival & Apple Picking Trip

    When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]<!-- 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/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Pico Iyer, Hiromi, Lincoln Center Bunraku

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/09/12/2019-career-forum-and-welcome-back-reception/"></div>On Saturday, October 26th, JETAANY will be hosting our annual Career Forum to advise JET alumni about effectively marketing their professional skills. You will be able to hear from local JET Alumni working in a variety of fields, and have the opportunity to meet with organizations, recruiters, and companies interested in hiring JETs. Whether you want to stay in education, use Japanese in the workplace, or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 26thTime: 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow)Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) Presentation TopicsWill include how to write effective resumes to make the best use of the JET experience, and how to give a successful elevator […]<!-- 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/2019/09/12/2019-career-forum-and-welcome-back-reception/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2019 Career Forum and Welcome Back Reception

    On Saturday, October 26th, JETAANY will be hosting our annual Career Forum to advise JET alumni about effectively marketing their professional skills. You will be able to hear from local JET Alumni working in a variety of fields, and have the opportunity to meet with organizations, recruiters, and companies interested in hiring JETs. Whether you want to stay in education, use Japanese in the workplace, or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Date: Saturday October 26thTime: 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow)Location: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) Presentation TopicsWill include how to write effective resumes to make the best use of the JET experience, and how to give a successful elevator […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/09/11/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-babymetal-promare-joe-hisaishi/"></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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:00 p.m. Babymetal + Avatar Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street $59.50 First NYC appearance in three and a half years! Su-metal and Moametal are a genre-smashing duo of teenage girls who perform a fusion of metal and idol music dubbed kawaii (cute) metal. After playing to a capacity crowds at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2014 and PlayStation Theater in 2016, 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/2019/09/11/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-babymetal-promare-joe-hisaishi/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Babymetal, ‘Promare,’ Joe Hisaishi

    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 the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:00 p.m. Babymetal + Avatar Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street $59.50 First NYC appearance in three and a half years! Su-metal and Moametal are a genre-smashing duo of teenage girls who perform a fusion of metal and idol music dubbed kawaii (cute) metal. After playing to a capacity crowds at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2014 and PlayStation Theater in 2016, the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/08/25/jq-magazine-book-review-gentle-black-giants/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-present) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. In the 1930s, major leaguers including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tours of Japan, dazzling throngs of new fans while dropping nary a match (Gehrig’s group visited the country in 1931 while the Bambino arrived three years later). Those visits by all-star teams were widely credited for generating Japanese enthusiasm for baseball, which in turn helped launch professional baseball in Japan. But many (if not most) baseball fans are unaware the first American […]<!-- 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/2019/08/25/jq-magazine-book-review-gentle-black-giants/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Gentle Black Giants’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-present) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. In the 1930s, major leaguers including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tours of Japan, dazzling throngs of new fans while dropping nary a match (Gehrig’s group visited the country in 1931 while the Bambino arrived three years later). Those visits by all-star teams were widely credited for generating Japanese enthusiasm for baseball, which in turn helped launch professional baseball in Japan. But many (if not most) baseball fans are unaware the first American […]

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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) Sempai/Kohai Outing: Picnic

    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) Sempai/Kohai Outing: Coffee Chat

    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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