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

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

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

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

    Host a Monthly Meetup!

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

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

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

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

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

    Calling all Paddlers: Join Our Dragonboat Team!

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

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/30/justins-japan-the-joy-of-sake/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Returning to New York in June for its 15th annual celebration, The Joy of Sake hosts the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, with a record 513 competition-level sakes and 19 top restaurants serving the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. While statistics show that sake is losing ground to beer in Japan, it continues to make inroads in the U.S., especially among drink-savvy New Yorkers. “The best showcase of this in the U.S. is The Joy of Sake,” said Joy of Sake board member Chris Johnson […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/30/justins-japan-the-joy-of-sake/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: The Joy of Sake

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Returning to New York in June for its 15th annual celebration, The Joy of Sake hosts the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, with a record 513 competition-level sakes and 19 top restaurants serving the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. While statistics show that sake is losing ground to beer in Japan, it continues to make inroads in the U.S., especially among drink-savvy New Yorkers. “The best showcase of this in the U.S. is The Joy of Sake,” said Joy of Sake board member Chris Johnson […]

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-gazette-detective-pikachu-japan-night-live/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Monday, May 6, 8:00 p.m. The GazettE PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway $50 Making their return to NYC after a three-year absence are the GazettE, a Kanagawa-based rock quintet that follows in the footsteps of other Gotham-conquering visual kei acts like X Japan and LArc~en~Ciel. Formed in 2002, the band has performed in Europe multiple times since 2007, and will headline across America this spring in support […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/05/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-the-gazette-detective-pikachu-japan-night-live/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

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

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/04/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-makes-broadway-debut/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. On March 29-30, “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the Super Live” premiered with three sold-out performances at the PlayStation Theater. This dazzling musical adaptation of the megahit anime and manga franchise, which has generated $5 billion in merchandise sales to date, featured a talented all-female cast (including for the male roles) performing in Japanese. “At its core, ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ is about strong girlfriends banding together to fight for what they believe in…they are the ultimate example of ‘girl power,’” said show producer Takaharu Uera. This universal theme was reflected in the wide diversity of the audience, who were overjoyed […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/04/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-makes-broadway-debut/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

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

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. On March 29-30, “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the Super Live” premiered with three sold-out performances at the PlayStation Theater. This dazzling musical adaptation of the megahit anime and manga franchise, which has generated $5 billion in merchandise sales to date, featured a talented all-female cast (including for the male roles) performing in Japanese. “At its core, ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ is about strong girlfriends banding together to fight for what they believe in…they are the ultimate example of ‘girl power,’” said show producer Takaharu Uera. This universal theme was reflected in the wide diversity of the audience, who were overjoyed […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-fest-okkos-inn-sakura-matsuri/"></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 highlights include: April 5-11 Penguin Highway Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $8-$15 The acclaimed directorial debut from Hiroyasu Ishida! Budding genius Aoyama is only in the fourth grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-studio-ghibli-fest-okkos-inn-sakura-matsuri/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli Fest, ‘Okko’s Inn,’ Sakura Matsuri

    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 highlights include: April 5-11 Penguin Highway Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue $8-$15 The acclaimed directorial debut from Hiroyasu Ishida! Budding genius Aoyama is only in the fourth grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/22/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-genji-at-the-met-perfume-returns-sailor-moon-on-broadway/"></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 2.5D musical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now through June 16 The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue $12-$25 This is the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan’s most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting in the early eleventh-century imperial […]<!-- 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/2019/03/22/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-genji-at-the-met-perfume-returns-sailor-moon-on-broadway/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Genji at the Met, Perfume Returns, Sailor Moon on Broadway

    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 2.5D musical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now through June 16 The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue $12-$25 This is the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan’s most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting in the early eleventh-century imperial […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/18/4-5-monthly-meetup-happy-hour-karaoke/"></div>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.<!-- 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/2019/03/18/4-5-monthly-meetup-happy-hour-karaoke/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (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 their unique gyoza filling in advance, then mix, 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 We […]<!-- 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 their unique gyoza filling in advance, then mix, 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 We […]

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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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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/22/3-5-march-monthly-meetup-details-coming-soon/"></div>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 […]<!-- 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/2019/02/22/3-5-march-monthly-meetup-details-coming-soon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (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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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/22/3-1-karaoke-happy-hour/"></div>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 […]<!-- 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/2019/02/22/3-1-karaoke-happy-hour/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (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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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/19/nippon-in-new-york-february-2019/"></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: 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 in […]<!-- 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/2019/02/19/nippon-in-new-york-february-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    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 in […]

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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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