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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/23/7-7-book-club-haruki-murami-x-the-new-yorker/"></div>Register through Zoom at https://bit.ly/3eQQ9ax to receive the meeting information. * * * * *It’s been a while since we’ve read fan favorite Haruki Murakami. Since access to libraries, book stores and timely home delivery is limited at this time, we’ll tackle some short works available online. If you have access to The New Yorker magazine, read any or all of Murakami’s recent contributions here: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/haruki-murakami. If you don’t have access, contact bookclub@jetaany.org and she’ll hook you up. READING LISTScheherazade, Oct. 2014Kino, Feb. 2015The Wind Cave, Aug. 2018Cream, Jan 2019Abandoning a Cat, Sept. 2019With the Beatles, Feb. 2020Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey, June 2020 While we usually meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being. […]<!-- 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/2020/06/23/7-7-book-club-haruki-murami-x-the-new-yorker/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    7/7 Book Club: Haruki Murami x The New Yorker

    Register through Zoom at https://bit.ly/3eQQ9ax to receive the meeting information. * * * * *It’s been a while since we’ve read fan favorite Haruki Murakami. Since access to libraries, book stores and timely home delivery is limited at this time, we’ll tackle some short works available online. If you have access to The New Yorker magazine, read any or all of Murakami’s recent contributions here: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/haruki-murakami. If you don’t have access, contact bookclub@jetaany.org and she’ll hook you up. READING LISTScheherazade, Oct. 2014Kino, Feb. 2015The Wind Cave, Aug. 2018Cream, Jan 2019Abandoning a Cat, Sept. 2019With the Beatles, Feb. 2020Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey, June 2020 While we usually meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being. […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/23/6-24-2020-virtual-craft-night/"></div>Back by popular demand! Join Monica and Christy for another casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). Last time we chatted while working on jewelry, masks, knitting, embroidery, boondoggle, scrapbooks, photo editing, mending, baking and more! Fill out this simple form to receive the Zoom link:https://tinyurl.com/y6vw6g9s Wednesday 6/23 at 7pm Let others know you are going on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/656572091589025/<!-- 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/2020/06/23/6-24-2020-virtual-craft-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    6/24/2020 Virtual Craft Night

    Back by popular demand! Join Monica and Christy for another casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). Last time we chatted while working on jewelry, masks, knitting, embroidery, boondoggle, scrapbooks, photo editing, mending, baking and more! Fill out this simple form to receive the Zoom link:https://tinyurl.com/y6vw6g9s Wednesday 6/23 at 7pm Let others know you are going on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/656572091589025/

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/01/2020-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! For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, please visit and respond by Wednesday, June 3rd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwIHOScXmRaAJC6nSCxnAp4T31ZYKQhj4trzjjY7PhrilyDw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3FyGY7-FxNU3bMyh3ViQYdyNPraA3g5CNFSOQ8lw1bd8GocG1M_QqY2NY<!-- 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/2020/06/01/2020-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2020 Pre-Departure Seminar [Volunteer Deadline 6/3/2020]

    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! For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, please visit and respond by Wednesday, June 3rd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwIHOScXmRaAJC6nSCxnAp4T31ZYKQhj4trzjjY7PhrilyDw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3FyGY7-FxNU3bMyh3ViQYdyNPraA3g5CNFSOQ8lw1bd8GocG1M_QqY2NY

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/23/7-7-book-club-haruki-murami-x-the-new-yorker/"></div>Register through Zoom at https://bit.ly/3eQQ9ax to receive the meeting information. * * * * *It’s been a while since we’ve read fan favorite Haruki Murakami. Since access to libraries, book stores and timely home delivery is limited at this time, we’ll tackle some short works available online. If you have access to The New Yorker magazine, read any or all of Murakami’s recent contributions here: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/haruki-murakami. If you don’t have access, contact bookclub@jetaany.org and she’ll hook you up. READING LISTScheherazade, Oct. 2014Kino, Feb. 2015The Wind Cave, Aug. 2018Cream, Jan 2019Abandoning a Cat, Sept. 2019With the Beatles, Feb. 2020Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey, June 2020 While we usually meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being. […]<!-- 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/2020/06/23/7-7-book-club-haruki-murami-x-the-new-yorker/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    7/7 Book Club: Haruki Murami x The New Yorker

    Register through Zoom at https://bit.ly/3eQQ9ax to receive the meeting information. * * * * *It’s been a while since we’ve read fan favorite Haruki Murakami. Since access to libraries, book stores and timely home delivery is limited at this time, we’ll tackle some short works available online. If you have access to The New Yorker magazine, read any or all of Murakami’s recent contributions here: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/haruki-murakami. If you don’t have access, contact bookclub@jetaany.org and she’ll hook you up. READING LISTScheherazade, Oct. 2014Kino, Feb. 2015The Wind Cave, Aug. 2018Cream, Jan 2019Abandoning a Cat, Sept. 2019With the Beatles, Feb. 2020Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey, June 2020 While we usually meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/23/6-24-2020-virtual-craft-night/"></div>Back by popular demand! Join Monica and Christy for another casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). Last time we chatted while working on jewelry, masks, knitting, embroidery, boondoggle, scrapbooks, photo editing, mending, baking and more! Fill out this simple form to receive the Zoom link:https://tinyurl.com/y6vw6g9s Wednesday 6/23 at 7pm Let others know you are going on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/656572091589025/<!-- 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/2020/06/23/6-24-2020-virtual-craft-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    6/24/2020 Virtual Craft Night

    Back by popular demand! Join Monica and Christy for another casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). Last time we chatted while working on jewelry, masks, knitting, embroidery, boondoggle, scrapbooks, photo editing, mending, baking and more! Fill out this simple form to receive the Zoom link:https://tinyurl.com/y6vw6g9s Wednesday 6/23 at 7pm Let others know you are going on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/656572091589025/

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/18/jetaany-statement-in-support-of-black-lives-matter/"></div>JETAANY Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter The JET Program was founded on the importance of grassroots cross-cultural exchanges to promote understanding and people-to-people connections. JET participants assume the role of cultural ambassador both during their time in Japan and afterward, to work toward and enhance mutual understanding across cultural barriers. The recent and ongoing protests against racial injustice in the U.S., Japan, and worldwide remind us that there is still much work to be done and progress to be made. Over the past several weeks, the JET Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) Executive team has been engaging in conversations about the peaceful protests and racial issues with our members and on an individual and small group […]<!-- 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/2020/06/18/jetaany-statement-in-support-of-black-lives-matter/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

    JETAANY Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter The JET Program was founded on the importance of grassroots cross-cultural exchanges to promote understanding and people-to-people connections. JET participants assume the role of cultural ambassador both during their time in Japan and afterward, to work toward and enhance mutual understanding across cultural barriers. The recent and ongoing protests against racial injustice in the U.S., Japan, and worldwide remind us that there is still much work to be done and progress to be made. Over the past several weeks, the JET Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) Executive team has been engaging in conversations about the peaceful protests and racial issues with our members and on an individual and small group […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/01/jetaa-ny-jetling-informal-hangout-6-25-2020/"></div>This is an event for the new JETs heading to Japan later this summer to talk among themselves and with JET alumni about life abroad. Register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOCgrjMqGNKQQEla9w7PHMI0qLQLMiOT<!-- 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/2020/06/01/jetaa-ny-jetling-informal-hangout-6-25-2020/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA NY JETling Informal Hangout [6/25/2020]

    This is an event for the new JETs heading to Japan later this summer to talk among themselves and with JET alumni about life abroad. Register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOCgrjMqGNKQQEla9w7PHMI0qLQLMiOT

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/06/01/2020-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! For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, please visit and respond by Wednesday, June 3rd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwIHOScXmRaAJC6nSCxnAp4T31ZYKQhj4trzjjY7PhrilyDw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3FyGY7-FxNU3bMyh3ViQYdyNPraA3g5CNFSOQ8lw1bd8GocG1M_QqY2NY<!-- 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/2020/06/01/2020-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2020 Pre-Departure Seminar [Volunteer Deadline 6/3/2020]

    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! For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, please visit and respond by Wednesday, June 3rd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwIHOScXmRaAJC6nSCxnAp4T31ZYKQhj4trzjjY7PhrilyDw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3FyGY7-FxNU3bMyh3ViQYdyNPraA3g5CNFSOQ8lw1bd8GocG1M_QqY2NY

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/18/networking-event/"></div>Networking EventDate: Tuesday, June 16thTime: 7-8:30 pmDetails: Have you recently finished JET or just moved to the East Coast and looking to learn more about JETAANY, meet other recent returners, or interested in networking? Then, this is a small gathering for you! Come chat on Zoom with Ryan (Vice President) and meet other alumni in the area. How to join: Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. RSVP: Facebook Event page, or email vicepresident@jetanny.org link: https://www.facebook.com/events/674909213329925/ Questions: Contact Ryan vicepresident@jetaany.org<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/18/networking-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Networking Event

    Networking EventDate: Tuesday, June 16thTime: 7-8:30 pmDetails: Have you recently finished JET or just moved to the East Coast and looking to learn more about JETAANY, meet other recent returners, or interested in networking? Then, this is a small gathering for you! Come chat on Zoom with Ryan (Vice President) and meet other alumni in the area. How to join: Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. RSVP: Facebook Event page, or email vicepresident@jetanny.org link: https://www.facebook.com/events/674909213329925/ Questions: Contact Ryan vicepresident@jetaany.org

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/jetaa-international-logo-contest/"></div>JETAA International Logo ContestCalling all creative alumni! JETAA International needs a new logo to represent the 72,000 JET alumni around the world. The logo contest is open to all alumni of the JET Program. The winner will receive a Kokoro Care Package valued at over  ¥10,000. Designs are due June 14, 2020, and you can submit as many as you like! Submit designs to info@jetaainternational.org More details regarding the contest and design requirements can be found on the website https://www.jetaainternational.org/logo-competition<!-- 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/2020/05/11/jetaa-international-logo-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA International Logo Contest

    JETAA International Logo ContestCalling all creative alumni! JETAA International needs a new logo to represent the 72,000 JET alumni around the world. The logo contest is open to all alumni of the JET Program. The winner will receive a Kokoro Care Package valued at over  ¥10,000. Designs are due June 14, 2020, and you can submit as many as you like! Submit designs to info@jetaainternational.org More details regarding the contest and design requirements can be found on the website https://www.jetaainternational.org/logo-competition

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/book-club-the-memory-police/"></div>Book Club: The Memory PoliceDate: Wednesday, June 3rdTime: 7:00pmDetails: As if real life were not dystopian enough, next we’ll read Yoko Ogawa’s critically acclaimed The Memory Police, a haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance.How to join: Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.RSVP: Facebook event page or email bookclub@jetaany.orgQuestions: contact Christy via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/book-club-the-memory-police/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Book Club: The Memory Police

    Book Club: The Memory PoliceDate: Wednesday, June 3rdTime: 7:00pmDetails: As if real life were not dystopian enough, next we’ll read Yoko Ogawa’s critically acclaimed The Memory Police, a haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance.How to join: Participants who mark “Going” on Facebook, or email the organizer directly, will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.RSVP: Facebook event page or email bookclub@jetaany.orgQuestions: contact Christy via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/netflix-party-samurai-gourmet/"></div>Netflix Party: Samurai GourmetDate: Thursday, May 28thTime: 8pm movie (log in 10 min early so we can start on time)Details: In the comfort of your own home via Netflix Party!  We will be starting with episode FIVE of Samurai Gourmet together. If you missed the first party, there is time to catch up. You must be a Netflix subscriber to join this event. With the plug-in, we will be able to watch the show at the exact same time and type in a chat window to discuss.How to join: Download Netflix Party (free) Chrome plug-in prior to the event. HERERSVP: Facebook event page.  You must confirm (going/interested) via the Facebook event page or email Monica to get the party linkQuestions: contact Monica Yuki via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/netflix-party-samurai-gourmet/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Netflix Party: Samurai Gourmet

    Netflix Party: Samurai GourmetDate: Thursday, May 28thTime: 8pm movie (log in 10 min early so we can start on time)Details: In the comfort of your own home via Netflix Party!  We will be starting with episode FIVE of Samurai Gourmet together. If you missed the first party, there is time to catch up. You must be a Netflix subscriber to join this event. With the plug-in, we will be able to watch the show at the exact same time and type in a chat window to discuss.How to join: Download Netflix Party (free) Chrome plug-in prior to the event. HERERSVP: Facebook event page.  You must confirm (going/interested) via the Facebook event page or email Monica to get the party linkQuestions: contact Monica Yuki via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/virtual-game-night/"></div>Virtual Game NightDate: Friday, May 22ndTime: 7:00pmDetails: Back by popular demand! Come play some virtual games here on the internet! We can’t have an in person game night like we’d planned, but we can still have one! On May 22nd, there will be a zoom meeting with games like Codenames, Telestrations, Cards Against Humanity, and more. We hope you’ll join us for some gaming fun! Please hit the “Going” button to RSVP. Zoom link will be shared at 6:50 pm EDT on May 22ndHow to join: Participants who confirmed on Facebook will get the Zoom link 10 min before the eventRSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Ryan via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/virtual-game-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Virtual Game Night

    Virtual Game NightDate: Friday, May 22ndTime: 7:00pmDetails: Back by popular demand! Come play some virtual games here on the internet! We can’t have an in person game night like we’d planned, but we can still have one! On May 22nd, there will be a zoom meeting with games like Codenames, Telestrations, Cards Against Humanity, and more. We hope you’ll join us for some gaming fun! Please hit the “Going” button to RSVP. Zoom link will be shared at 6:50 pm EDT on May 22ndHow to join: Participants who confirmed on Facebook will get the Zoom link 10 min before the eventRSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Ryan via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/craft-night-mask-making/"></div>Craft Night & Mask MakingDate: Wednesday, May 20thTime: 7:30pm – 9:00pmDetails: Join Monica and Christy for a casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). We will have two breakout rooms for you to join. Christy hosts the first room, where we will casually work on our own projects while chatting with the group. In the second room, Monica will demonstrate how she makes protective facemasks and will help troubleshoot your own creations. You can move between virtual rooms. Sewing machines help, but all the same stitches can be done by hand. We are supporting the Japanese American Association’s initiative to donate masks that will be distributed to those in need in our community or if you personally […]<!-- 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/2020/05/11/craft-night-mask-making/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Craft Night & Mask Making

    Craft Night & Mask MakingDate: Wednesday, May 20thTime: 7:30pm – 9:00pmDetails: Join Monica and Christy for a casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). We will have two breakout rooms for you to join. Christy hosts the first room, where we will casually work on our own projects while chatting with the group. In the second room, Monica will demonstrate how she makes protective facemasks and will help troubleshoot your own creations. You can move between virtual rooms. Sewing machines help, but all the same stitches can be done by hand. We are supporting the Japanese American Association’s initiative to donate masks that will be distributed to those in need in our community or if you personally […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/radio-taiso-friday-mornings/"></div>Radio Taiso Every Friday MorningDate: Every Friday morningTime: 8:30am and 11:30amDetails: Let’s start every Friday morning with a Radio Taiso exercise with your fellow JET alumni. We’ll begin with the workout (3-6 min), and if you have time, stick around for a 30-min morning coffee chat before you start your day.How to join: 8:30am EDT Facebook Event Page 11:30am EDT Facebook Event Page Questions: contact Monica via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/radio-taiso-friday-mornings/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Radio Taiso Friday Mornings

    Radio Taiso Every Friday MorningDate: Every Friday morningTime: 8:30am and 11:30amDetails: Let’s start every Friday morning with a Radio Taiso exercise with your fellow JET alumni. We’ll begin with the workout (3-6 min), and if you have time, stick around for a 30-min morning coffee chat before you start your day.How to join: 8:30am EDT Facebook Event Page 11:30am EDT Facebook Event Page Questions: contact Monica via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/jetaa-wednesday-yoga/"></div>JETAA Wednesday YogaDate: Every WednesdayTime: 11:00amDetails: Come join a 10-15 minute yoga session with fellow JETAA members. When we finish our yoga session, let’s sit back and chat before we go on with our day.How to join: Zoom LinkRSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Faye via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/jetaa-wednesday-yoga/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA Wednesday Yoga

    JETAA Wednesday YogaDate: Every WednesdayTime: 11:00amDetails: Come join a 10-15 minute yoga session with fellow JETAA members. When we finish our yoga session, let’s sit back and chat before we go on with our day.How to join: Zoom LinkRSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Faye via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/jetaany-cafe-weekly/"></div>JETAANY CafeDate: Every MondayTime: 11:30am-1pm (come and go as necessary!)Details: Want some company during your weekday lunch while stuck at home? Join us for lunch with JETAANY Cafe! This event is super informal. Come and go as your schedule allows!How to join: Fill out this Google Form to get Zoom info.RSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Mike via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/jetaany-cafe-weekly/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Cafe (weekly)

    JETAANY CafeDate: Every MondayTime: 11:30am-1pm (come and go as necessary!)Details: Want some company during your weekday lunch while stuck at home? Join us for lunch with JETAANY Cafe! This event is super informal. Come and go as your schedule allows!How to join: Fill out this Google Form to get Zoom info.RSVP: Facebook event pageQuestions: contact Mike via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/05/11/nihongo-dake/"></div>Nihongo Dake Date: Every MondayTime: 6:30pm – 7:30pmDetails: JET alumni and friends please join us for a weekly Nihongo Dake Zoom chat.  We welcome native Japanese speaker to join! We’ll be splitting people into smaller chat-groups roughly based on language level, so come join in on the fun no matter your level. There’s no fee to participate, and feel free to leave the chat whenever or for whatever reason. However, if you would like to participate, please don’t be late. How to join: Participants who confirmed on Facebook will get the Zoom link 10 min before the eventRSVP: Facebook event page.  Questions: contact Joe via email<!-- 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/2020/05/11/nihongo-dake/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Nihongo Dake

    Nihongo Dake Date: Every MondayTime: 6:30pm – 7:30pmDetails: JET alumni and friends please join us for a weekly Nihongo Dake Zoom chat.  We welcome native Japanese speaker to join! We’ll be splitting people into smaller chat-groups roughly based on language level, so come join in on the fun no matter your level. There’s no fee to participate, and feel free to leave the chat whenever or for whatever reason. However, if you would like to participate, please don’t be late. How to join: Participants who confirmed on Facebook will get the Zoom link 10 min before the eventRSVP: Facebook event page.  Questions: contact Joe via email

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/04/28/jq-magazine-book-review-issei-baseball/"></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. The first professional baseball game involving a team of Japanese players took place in Frankfort, Kansas. Yes, you read that correctly. That fact—and many other interesting tidbits—appear in Mashi author Robert K. Fitts’ new book Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers, which chronicles the birth of Japanese American baseball as well as several key figures in its growth. Those figures color the early chapters, as Fitts doesn’t jump right into the tours […]<!-- 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/2020/04/28/jq-magazine-book-review-issei-baseball/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Issei Baseball’

    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. The first professional baseball game involving a team of Japanese players took place in Frankfort, Kansas. Yes, you read that correctly. That fact—and many other interesting tidbits—appear in Mashi author Robert K. Fitts’ new book Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers, which chronicles the birth of Japanese American baseball as well as several key figures in its growth. Those figures color the early chapters, as Fitts doesn’t jump right into the tours […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/03/27/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-shunzo-ohno-at-birdland/"></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. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlight includes: Wednesday, April 3 Shunzo Ohno Runner Album Release An award-winning songwriter and composer, Shunzo Ohno is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential trumpeters today. His work with jazz legends Gil Evans, Art Blakey and Wayne Shorter combines his fresh vibrance with a tapestry of soulful inspiring grooves, not to be missed. Runner, his 18th album as a leader, kicks off with […]<!-- 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/2020/03/27/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-shunzo-ohno-at-birdland/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Shunzo Ohno Releases ‘Runner’

    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. Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city. This month’s highlight includes: Wednesday, April 3 Shunzo Ohno Runner Album Release An award-winning songwriter and composer, Shunzo Ohno is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential trumpeters today. His work with jazz legends Gil Evans, Art Blakey and Wayne Shorter combines his fresh vibrance with a tapestry of soulful inspiring grooves, not to be missed. Runner, his 18th album as a leader, kicks off with […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/03/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dai-fujikura-tokyo-godfathers-japan-nite/"></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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a rock showcase you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, March 5, 8:00 p.m. Dai Fujikura: Composer Portrait Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway $7-$30 The works of Osaka-born Dai Fujikura are performed with regularity by conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel and by some of the most acclaimed orchestras and ensembles in the world. As one of the leading voices of his generation, his signature “high octane instrumental writing” (The Guardian) will be exhibited […]<!-- 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/2020/03/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dai-fujikura-tokyo-godfathers-japan-nite/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Dai Fujikura, ‘Tokyo Godfathers,’ Japan Nite

    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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a rock showcase you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, March 5, 8:00 p.m. Dai Fujikura: Composer Portrait Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway $7-$30 The works of Osaka-born Dai Fujikura are performed with regularity by conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel and by some of the most acclaimed orchestras and ensembles in the world. As one of the leading voices of his generation, his signature “high octane instrumental writing” (The Guardian) will be exhibited […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/02/19/jet-alum-filmmaker-unveils-nourishing-japan-feb-20-in-nyc/"></div>From the February 8 edition of Shukan NY Seikatsu. Join Alexis Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD), 62 Bayard Street in Brooklyn. General admission is $25; purchase tickets here. For more information, visit https://nourishingjapan.com. Embark on a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education. At the heart of Japan’s 2005 Food Education Law are the incredible people whose daily work nourishes the next generation’s relationship to food, the earth and one another. Join documentary filmmaker Alexis Agliano Sanborn for the public premiere of Nourishing Japan in conversation with Yoriko Okamoto and Susan Miyagi McCormac of JapanCulture•NYC. Opening remarks […]<!-- 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/2020/02/19/jet-alum-filmmaker-unveils-nourishing-japan-feb-20-in-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET Alum Filmmaker Unveils ‘Nourishing Japan’ Feb. 20 in NYC

    From the February 8 edition of Shukan NY Seikatsu. Join Alexis Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD), 62 Bayard Street in Brooklyn. General admission is $25; purchase tickets here. For more information, visit https://nourishingjapan.com. Embark on a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education. At the heart of Japan’s 2005 Food Education Law are the incredible people whose daily work nourishes the next generation’s relationship to food, the earth and one another. Join documentary filmmaker Alexis Agliano Sanborn for the public premiere of Nourishing Japan in conversation with Yoriko Okamoto and Susan Miyagi McCormac of JapanCulture•NYC. Opening remarks […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/02/18/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-ride-your-wave-nourishing-japan-children-of-the-sea/"></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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a theatrical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. Ride Your Wave Various locations and prices From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. […]<!-- 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/2020/02/18/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-ride-your-wave-nourishing-japan-children-of-the-sea/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Ride Your Wave,’ ‘Nourishing Japan,’ ‘Children of the Sea’

    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. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a theatrical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. Ride Your Wave Various locations and prices From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. […]

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