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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div>Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer to the event.)<!-- 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/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/30) JETAANY Book Club: The Travelling Cat Cronicles

    Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer to the event.)

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div>**JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]<!-- 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/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/31) Iron Chef: Gyoza Challenge

    **JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]<!-- 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/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2019 JETAA Executive Officer & Committee Leader Platforms

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]

  • <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)

(4/5) Monthly Meetup: Happy Hour & Karaoke

When: Friday, April 5 from 6:00pm – 9:00pmWhere: Happy hour drinks/food from 6:00-7:00pm at The Keg Room then karaoke at Karaoke Duet 35 from 7:00-9:00pmCost: Each person pays for their own food/drinks/karaokeRSVP: Please complete this form by Monday, April 1 so we can confirm the reservation for karaoke. ???? time! Get ready to sing your heart out at Karaoke Duet 35 for our April monthly meetup. The evening starts at 6:00pm at The Keg Room for happy hour drinks and food. Then we’re moving to Karaoke Duet 35 from 7:00-9:00pm where you can sing your favorite T Swift, J-pop or old school jams. RSVP here or contact Jessica at jessica.burbach@gmail.com with questions.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div>Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer to the event.)<!-- 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/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/30) JETAANY Book Club: The Travelling Cat Cronicles

    Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer to the event.)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div>**JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]<!-- 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/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/31) Iron Chef: Gyoza Challenge

    **JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]<!-- 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/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2019 JETAA Executive Officer & Committee Leader Platforms

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/28/mothra-leaps-of-faith-a-jetaany-storytelling-event/"></div>On Saturday, February 23rd, JETAANY hosted its first Mothra storytelling event (inspired by The Moth Storytelling Hour) at Hostelling International of New York City. The theme for the inaugural event was “Leaps of Faith.” Hosted by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-1994) and Kirsten Henning (Hyogo-ken, 1999-2002), they along with eight other JET alums gave a brief five-minute story of a time when they took a “Leap of Faith” in Japan. Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009) kicked off the storytelling by taking a Leap of Faith and going on a school trip. Even though she knew it was going to be expensive because most of the money she spent would be on seafood, which she couldn’t eat, she decided to attend. Someone noticed […]<!-- 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/2019/02/28/mothra-leaps-of-faith-a-jetaany-storytelling-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Mothra “Leaps of Faith”: A JETAANY Storytelling Event

    On Saturday, February 23rd, JETAANY hosted its first Mothra storytelling event (inspired by The Moth Storytelling Hour) at Hostelling International of New York City. The theme for the inaugural event was “Leaps of Faith.” Hosted by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-1994) and Kirsten Henning (Hyogo-ken, 1999-2002), they along with eight other JET alums gave a brief five-minute story of a time when they took a “Leap of Faith” in Japan. Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009) kicked off the storytelling by taking a Leap of Faith and going on a school trip. Even though she knew it was going to be expensive because most of the money she spent would be on seafood, which she couldn’t eat, she decided to attend. Someone noticed […]

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    When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pmCat cafe: 6:30pm-7:30pmDinner: 7:30pm-8:30pm We’ll meet up at 6:30pm at Meow Parlour for some feline therapy and de-stressing and then have dinner nearby at Pho Grande for some delicious rice noodles. Feel free to join for either or both! Come join us for a fun night! Where:1) Meow Parlour (46 Hester Street in Manhattan)https://www.meowparlour.com/ 2) Pho Grand (277C Grand St, New York, NY 10002)http://www.phograndnyc.com/menu.aspx Cost: Each person pays for their own food, drinks, and cat time RSVP/Questions: Complete the Google Form by Monday, March 4, or email Andy at andyshartzer[at]gmail[dot]com to join last-minute!Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/JE4WFx0FleM8ghN63 **Important Info for Meow Parlor!**If you are coming for the cat cafe portion, Please make your own […]
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  • (3/5) March Monthly Meetup (Details Coming Soon!)

    When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pmCat cafe: 6:30pm-7:30pmDinner: 7:30pm-8:30pm We’ll meet up at 6:30pm at Meow Parlour for some feline therapy and de-stressing and then have dinner nearby at Pho Grande for some delicious rice noodles. Feel free to join for either or both! Come join us for a fun night! Where:1) Meow Parlour (46 Hester Street in Manhattan)https://www.meowparlour.com/ 2) Pho Grand (277C Grand St, New York, NY 10002)http://www.phograndnyc.com/menu.aspx Cost: Each person pays for their own food, drinks, and cat time RSVP/Questions: Complete the Google Form by Monday, March 4, or email Andy at andyshartzer[at]gmail[dot]com to join last-minute!Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/JE4WFx0FleM8ghN63 **Important Info for Meow Parlor!**If you are coming for the cat cafe portion, Please make your own […]

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    On the first Friday of March, JETAANY will be welcoming some very special guests and newcomers to NYC from JETAA Rocky Mountains and JETAA Southern California with an end-of-week karaoke happy hour at KaraokeDuet 35! RSVPs are required, since space is limited (to 15 guests). Outside food is welcome, so you can bring in snacks/dinner, but outside drinks are not permitted (including water). Be sure to bring your photo ID, too! When: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm – 8:00pmWhere: KaraokeDuet 35 [53 W 35th St 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001]Cost: $6+ tax per person/hour (until 8pm. $9+ tax per person/hour after 8pm.)RSVP: Complete this form by Wednesday, February 27. Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!Questions: Email […]
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  • (3/1) Karaoke Happy Hour

    On the first Friday of March, JETAANY will be welcoming some very special guests and newcomers to NYC from JETAA Rocky Mountains and JETAA Southern California with an end-of-week karaoke happy hour at KaraokeDuet 35! RSVPs are required, since space is limited (to 15 guests). Outside food is welcome, so you can bring in snacks/dinner, but outside drinks are not permitted (including water). Be sure to bring your photo ID, too! When: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm – 8:00pmWhere: KaraokeDuet 35 [53 W 35th St 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001]Cost: $6+ tax per person/hour (until 8pm. $9+ tax per person/hour after 8pm.)RSVP: Complete this form by Wednesday, February 27. Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!Questions: Email […]

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    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: Now playing Alita: Battle Angel Various locations/prices The number one movie in the world! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment based on the acclaimed manga series by Yukito Kishiro. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is […]
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  • JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Urusei Yatsura’ Returns, Puppet Theatre

    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: Now playing Alita: Battle Angel Various locations/prices The number one movie in the world! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment based on the acclaimed manga series by Yukito Kishiro. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/18/3-10-3-11-volunteer-events-commemorating-3-11/"></div>In commemoration of 3.11, please join Consulate General of Japan in New York, JAANY (The Japanese American Association of New York), JETAANY, and other Japanese and Japanese-American organizations in three separate volunteer events. As members of the Japan-related community, we will be serving New Yorkers in need, in appreciation of the great support this city has given to Tohoku, and in honor of those lost in the region 8 years ago and to those who are still recovering. 1. Origami Making: For families, on Sunday, March 10, we’ll be making origami again (as we did last September 11) at the home of a JAA Vice President to give away at Food Bank during dinner service or to decorate the dining […]<!-- 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/2019/02/18/3-10-3-11-volunteer-events-commemorating-3-11/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/10 & 3/11) Volunteer Events Commemorating 3.11

    In commemoration of 3.11, please join Consulate General of Japan in New York, JAANY (The Japanese American Association of New York), JETAANY, and other Japanese and Japanese-American organizations in three separate volunteer events. As members of the Japan-related community, we will be serving New Yorkers in need, in appreciation of the great support this city has given to Tohoku, and in honor of those lost in the region 8 years ago and to those who are still recovering. 1. Origami Making: For families, on Sunday, March 10, we’ll be making origami again (as we did last September 11) at the home of a JAA Vice President to give away at Food Bank during dinner service or to decorate the dining […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/07/justins-japan-alita-battle-angel/"></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. Hollywood adaptations of famous anime and manga series have a history of troubled birth and indifferent reception. “Speed Racer,” “Dragonball: Evolution,” and “Ghost in the Shell” didn’t click with fans of the source material, nor did they gain new ones through the interpretations of directors who might not have grasped their appeal in the first place. “Alita: Battle Angel” looks to change that trend. Produced and co-written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez (the “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” films), “Alita” brings original creator Yukito Kishiro’s epic to the big screen. Rosa […]<!-- 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/2019/02/07/justins-japan-alita-battle-angel/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

    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. Hollywood adaptations of famous anime and manga series have a history of troubled birth and indifferent reception. “Speed Racer,” “Dragonball: Evolution,” and “Ghost in the Shell” didn’t click with fans of the source material, nor did they gain new ones through the interpretations of directors who might not have grasped their appeal in the first place. “Alita: Battle Angel” looks to change that trend. Produced and co-written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez (the “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” films), “Alita” brings original creator Yukito Kishiro’s epic to the big screen. Rosa […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/04/3-27-jetaany-book-club-the-emissary/"></div>Join us in February for a discussion of Yoko Tawada’s THE EMISSARY, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature. Not really sure what it’s about, so let’s ask the experts: “A mini-epic of eco-terror, family drama and speculative fiction.”– Guardian “The Emissary achieves a technically impossible balance of open-hearted fable and cold-blooded satire.””– Financial Times “An airily beautiful dystopian novella about mortality.”– Booklist “A Hieronymus Bosch–like painting in novel form.”– Marie Mutsuki Mockett * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. […]<!-- 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/2019/02/04/3-27-jetaany-book-club-the-emissary/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/27) JETAANY Book Club: The Emissary

    Join us in February for a discussion of Yoko Tawada’s THE EMISSARY, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature. Not really sure what it’s about, so let’s ask the experts: “A mini-epic of eco-terror, family drama and speculative fiction.”– Guardian “The Emissary achieves a technically impossible balance of open-hearted fable and cold-blooded satire.””– Financial Times “An airily beautiful dystopian novella about mortality.”– Booklist “A Hieronymus Bosch–like painting in novel form.”– Marie Mutsuki Mockett * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/24/3-7-jetaanys-meishi-exchange-and-networking-event/"></div>Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 prepay (Wednesday, March 6th at noon/ $20 (Thursday, March 7th Cash at the door). Sign-up here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org)<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/24/3-7-jetaanys-meishi-exchange-and-networking-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/7) JETAANY’s Meishi Exchange and Networking Event

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 prepay (Wednesday, March 6th at noon/ $20 (Thursday, March 7th Cash at the door). Sign-up here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/22/1-29-jet-alumni-virtual-town-hall-on-u-s-japan-relations/"></div>We are excited to join Sasakawa USA and USJETAA for its inaugural town hall discussion featuring a conversation between Dr. Sheila Smith (Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council of Foreign Relations) and Mr. James “Jim” Gannon (Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange). Dr. Smith and Mr. Gannon will explore trends in people-to-people exchanges between the United States in Japan, as well as introduce recent educational initiatives and programs cultivating the next generation of leaders in U.S.-Japan relations. The event aims to serve the JET alumni in the United States, who represent a network of 30,000 Americans who possess a nuanced understanding and enthusiasm for Japan, by updating them on current issues and developments within U.S.-Japan relations. The event will […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/22/1-29-jet-alumni-virtual-town-hall-on-u-s-japan-relations/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/29) JET Alumni Virtual Town Hall on U.S.-Japan Relations

    We are excited to join Sasakawa USA and USJETAA for its inaugural town hall discussion featuring a conversation between Dr. Sheila Smith (Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council of Foreign Relations) and Mr. James “Jim” Gannon (Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange). Dr. Smith and Mr. Gannon will explore trends in people-to-people exchanges between the United States in Japan, as well as introduce recent educational initiatives and programs cultivating the next generation of leaders in U.S.-Japan relations. The event aims to serve the JET alumni in the United States, who represent a network of 30,000 Americans who possess a nuanced understanding and enthusiasm for Japan, by updating them on current issues and developments within U.S.-Japan relations. The event will […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/20/2-5-february-monthly-meetup-japan-village/"></div>When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00pm – 8:30pmWhere: Japan Village (Industry City: 934 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY) and Brooklyn KuraCost: Each person pays for their own food and drinksRSVP/Questions: Complete this form by Monday, February 4, or email Jessica at jessica[dot]burbach[at]gmail[dot]com to join last-minute! Japan Village is a new food hall and grocery store in Industry City that’s dedicated to all things Japan. We’ll meet up at 6:00pm at Japan Village for dinner in their food hall and then take the fun around the corner to Brooklyn Kura, a sake brewery in the same complex. Come join us for a fun night of amazing Japanese cuisine! If you have any questions or need to change your RSVP, please email Jessica at jessica[dot]burbach[at]gmail[dot]com. We hope […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/20/2-5-february-monthly-meetup-japan-village/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/5) February Monthly Meetup: Japan Village

    When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00pm – 8:30pmWhere: Japan Village (Industry City: 934 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY) and Brooklyn KuraCost: Each person pays for their own food and drinksRSVP/Questions: Complete this form by Monday, February 4, or email Jessica at jessica[dot]burbach[at]gmail[dot]com to join last-minute! Japan Village is a new food hall and grocery store in Industry City that’s dedicated to all things Japan. We’ll meet up at 6:00pm at Japan Village for dinner in their food hall and then take the fun around the corner to Brooklyn Kura, a sake brewery in the same complex. Come join us for a fun night of amazing Japanese cuisine! If you have any questions or need to change your RSVP, please email Jessica at jessica[dot]burbach[at]gmail[dot]com. We hope […]

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

    (2/10) Japan-A-Mania 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    JET Mothra Call For Stories: Share Your Best JET-related Tale on Feb 23 in NYC – DEADLINE Feb 7th – CLOSED

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-society-dance-modest-heroes-a-silent-voice/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, this year’s festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from three countries. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasai performs butoh master Akira […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-japan-society-dance-modest-heroes-a-silent-voice/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $30, $25 Japan Society members Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, this year’s festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from three countries. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasai performs butoh master Akira […]

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

    JETAANY 10+ Reunion

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

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

    JETs at The MET – SOLD OUT!

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

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