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(11/5) Monthly Meetup (NEW!)

When: Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Where: Korzo [ 667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (between 19th & 20th Streets)] Cost: Each person pays for their own food & drinks (sample recent menu) RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, November 1 Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Starting in November, JETAANY will be launching a monthly meetup! How’s this different from the events we usually host? That depends on you! Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice. The host, place, and time will change, but the day will stay the same. To kick things off, Ronda (JETAANY’s Secretary) will be hosting the November meetup at her favorite restaurant, Korzo […]

(12/5) December Monthly Meetup

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:30pm – 7:00pm Where: Manon Cafe [120 Broadway (entrance on Cedar Street), New York, NY 10271], & The Winter Garden [located in Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St. New York, NY 10281] Cost: Each person pays for their own drinks (menu: http://www.manoncafe.com/newyork.htm) RSVP: Complete this form by Tuesday, December 4, or email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org to join last-minute! For our second monthly meetup, we’ll enjoy some winter vibes with hot beverages and holiday scenes. We’ll meet up at 5:30pm at Manon Cafe, a hidden gem of the Financial District, for a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. After getting our hot beverages, around 6pm we’ll head to the Winter Garden to see the light […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div>When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Regular tickets: $25 (12/2-12/6) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 12/6 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Early-bird pricing is available until 12/1. Ticket sales (if available) end 12/6!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/7) Bōnenkai 2018

    When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Regular tickets: $25 (12/2-12/6) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 12/6 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Early-bird pricing is available until 12/1. Ticket sales (if available) end 12/6!

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

    (12/11) Origami Earrings Craft Night

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

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

    Host a Monthly Meetup!

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-joe-hisaishi-anime-nyc-shoplifters/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: Nov. 3, 5 Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Double Feature Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Catch these two DBZ films back-to-back for the first time in U.S. theaters—fully remastered! In Bardock: The Father of Goku, a low-class Saiyan soldier unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future. […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-joe-hisaishi-anime-nyc-shoplifters/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: Nov. 3, 5 Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Double Feature Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Catch these two DBZ films back-to-back for the first time in U.S. theaters—fully remastered! In Bardock: The Father of Goku, a low-class Saiyan soldier unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future. […]

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

    (11/3) Fall Photo Walk

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

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  • (11/5) Monthly Meetup (NEW!)

    When: Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Where: Korzo [ 667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (between 19th & 20th Streets)] Cost: Each person pays for their own food & drinks (sample recent menu) RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, November 1 Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Starting in November, JETAANY will be launching a monthly meetup! How’s this different from the events we usually host? That depends on you! Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice. The host, place, and time will change, but the day will stay the same. To kick things off, Ronda (JETAANY’s Secretary) will be hosting the November meetup at her favorite restaurant, Korzo […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/06/jq-magazine-book-review-perfumes-game/"></div>By Greg Beck (Hiroshima-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. If you were to ask me prior to writing this, I vaguely recalled Perfume as some heavily autotuned “girl group” from Hiroshima. Now that I have read Perfume’s GAME, all of that has changed. Written by JET alum Patrick St. Michel (Mie-ken, 2009-11) and released earlier this year, this insightful work of nonfiction is part of a series called 33 1/3 Japan, also related to a larger, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/06/jq-magazine-book-review-perfumes-game/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By Greg Beck (Hiroshima-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. If you were to ask me prior to writing this, I vaguely recalled Perfume as some heavily autotuned “girl group” from Hiroshima. Now that I have read Perfume’s GAME, all of that has changed. Written by JET alum Patrick St. Michel (Mie-ken, 2009-11) and released earlier this year, this insightful work of nonfiction is part of a series called 33 1/3 Japan, also related to a larger, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-japanese-cooking-with-manga/"></div>By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. Additionally, she is an artist and independent filmmaker, currently working on a documentary about food education in Japan entitled Nourishing Japan. Tuttle’s latest cookbook, Japanese Cooking with Manga, captures the ethos of creating food which suits the place you live. This quirky read was written by the Gourmand Gohan team comprised of Spaniards Alexis Aldeguer and Ilaria Mauro and Japanese-living-in-Barcelona “Maiko-san,” highlighting the universal love of Japanese food and its adaptations around the globe. Created to be part comic book and part recipe book, this is a cookbook that […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-japanese-cooking-with-manga/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. Additionally, she is an artist and independent filmmaker, currently working on a documentary about food education in Japan entitled Nourishing Japan. Tuttle’s latest cookbook, Japanese Cooking with Manga, captures the ethos of creating food which suits the place you live. This quirky read was written by the Gourmand Gohan team comprised of Spaniards Alexis Aldeguer and Ilaria Mauro and Japanese-living-in-Barcelona “Maiko-san,” highlighting the universal love of Japanese food and its adaptations around the globe. Created to be part comic book and part recipe book, this is a cookbook that […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/justins-japan-anisong-world-matsuri/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In recent years, New York has hosted concerts ranging from Japanese rock to symphonic game music at world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Still, the chances of a full-blown anime concert featuring a variety of the original theme song vocalists seemed remote at best. Until now. Coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16-17 and running concurrently with the second annual Anime NYC convention at the Jacob Javits Center, the Anisong World Matsuri concert event will make its New York debut after acclaimed performances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. The […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/10/05/justins-japan-anisong-world-matsuri/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Anisong World Matsuri

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In recent years, New York has hosted concerts ranging from Japanese rock to symphonic game music at world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Still, the chances of a full-blown anime concert featuring a variety of the original theme song vocalists seemed remote at best. Until now. Coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16-17 and running concurrently with the second annual Anime NYC convention at the Jacob Javits Center, the Anisong World Matsuri concert event will make its New York debut after acclaimed performances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. The […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/30/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-comic-con-rwby-spirited-away/"></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: Oct. 4-7 New York Comic Con Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street $50 (for Thursday, Oct. 4) Breaking attendance records each year, the East Coast’s biggest gathering for fans of comics, film, anime and manga returns with its biggest roster of Hollywood talent to date, featuring exclusive screenings, gaming, cosplay photo ops, and more! Enjoy interactive panels on Oct. 4-6 from publishers Vertical Comics and Kodansha Comics, and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/30/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-comic-con-rwby-spirited-away/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — New York Comic Con, ‘RWBY,’ ‘Spirited Away’

    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: Oct. 4-7 New York Comic Con Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street $50 (for Thursday, Oct. 4) Breaking attendance records each year, the East Coast’s biggest gathering for fans of comics, film, anime and manga returns with its biggest roster of Hollywood talent to date, featuring exclusive screenings, gaming, cosplay photo ops, and more! Enjoy interactive panels on Oct. 4-6 from publishers Vertical Comics and Kodansha Comics, and […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/career-forum-welcome-back-reception/"></div>When: Saturday, October 13th at 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow) Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, October 4 On Saturday, October 13th, we 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. Presentation Topics Will include how to write effective resumes to make the […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/career-forum-welcome-back-reception/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/13) Career Forum & Welcome Back Reception [RSVP by 10/4]

    When: Saturday, October 13th at 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow) Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, October 4 On Saturday, October 13th, we 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. Presentation Topics Will include how to write effective resumes to make the […]

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    When: Monday, September 24 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Hide-chan Ramen [314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 (between 8th and 9th)] Cost: $20 (ticket includes ramen and 2 drinks) RSVP: Register via Cognito Forms by 9/23 Questions: Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come beat the Monday blues and join us for ramen and drinks! This will be an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Registration includes ramen and 2 drinks (includes sake, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options). Additional drinks can be purchased separately from the cash bar. Vegetarian options are available, and we can also substitute rice for ramen on request. Register via Cognito Forms by 9/23. Let others know you’re coming on […]
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  • (9/24) Ramen Happy Hour and Open Chapter Meeting

    When: Monday, September 24 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Hide-chan Ramen [314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 (between 8th and 9th)] Cost: $20 (ticket includes ramen and 2 drinks) RSVP: Register via Cognito Forms by 9/23 Questions: Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come beat the Monday blues and join us for ramen and drinks! This will be an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Registration includes ramen and 2 drinks (includes sake, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options). Additional drinks can be purchased separately from the cash bar. Vegetarian options are available, and we can also substitute rice for ramen on request. Register via Cognito Forms by 9/23. Let others know you’re coming on […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/yukata-bar-hop/"></div>**Save the Date! More details coming soon!** Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Astoria / LIC for a workshop and bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. After the workshop, we will snap some pictures and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. Be sure not to miss the private workshop on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from the best to look your bar hop best! The workshop will run approximately from 12-2pm. The crawl will start afterwards. When: Saturday, September 22nd […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/yukata-bar-hop/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/22) Yukata Bar Hop

    **Save the Date! More details coming soon!** Dust off those Yukata and Jinbei and meet up with us in Astoria / LIC for a workshop and bar hop in your fanciest traditional Japanese wear. After the workshop, we will snap some pictures and then head out to a couple bars in the area (still dressed up!) for food and frivolity. Be sure not to miss the private workshop on yukata / obi-tying beforehand! You’ll be sure to be showered with “sugois” and collecting compliments on your yukata/obi after this private session. Come and get instruction from the best to look your bar hop best! The workshop will run approximately from 12-2pm. The crawl will start afterwards. When: Saturday, September 22nd […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div>Join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites in NYC. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Complete your registration via the form below. Your fee covers transportation costs to and from the city. Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook. Schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up in NYC **Locations shared based on registration, currently two sites in Manhattan, but may change based on where people are coming from 10:00 – 11:30 AM Patriots Park (Sleepy Hollow, NY) 12:00-1:15 PM Muscoot Farms (Katonah, NY) Interpretive Farm […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/6) Fall Harvest & Apple Picking

    Join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites in NYC. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Complete your registration via the form below. Your fee covers transportation costs to and from the city. Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook. Schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up in NYC **Locations shared based on registration, currently two sites in Manhattan, but may change based on where people are coming from 10:00 – 11:30 AM Patriots Park (Sleepy Hollow, NY) 12:00-1:15 PM Muscoot Farms (Katonah, NY) Interpretive Farm […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div>When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States 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. 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/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/16) Returner Debrief and Hangout

    When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States 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. 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/2018/09/08/jq-magazine-film-review-kusama-infinity/"></div>By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional Japanese writer/interpreter/translator. She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations in the periodic series WITLife. I’ve always been an admirer from afar of Yayoi Kusama’s polka dotted and pumpkin themed artwork, but I have never waited hours in line to see it, as many New Yorkers did when her mirrored “Infinity Room” made it to the city last year. This lack of intimate knowledge regarding her work is perhaps why I found the new film Kusama: Infinity about this amazing 89-year-old artist to be so revelatory. Clocking in at just 78 minutes, this documentary from director Heather […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/08/jq-magazine-film-review-kusama-infinity/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Kusama: Infinity’

    By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional Japanese writer/interpreter/translator. She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations in the periodic series WITLife. I’ve always been an admirer from afar of Yayoi Kusama’s polka dotted and pumpkin themed artwork, but I have never waited hours in line to see it, as many New Yorkers did when her mirrored “Infinity Room” made it to the city last year. This lack of intimate knowledge regarding her work is perhaps why I found the new film Kusama: Infinity about this amazing 89-year-old artist to be so revelatory. Clocking in at just 78 minutes, this documentary from director Heather […]

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