(9/24) Ramen Happy Hour and Open Chapter Meeting

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

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

    (9/22) Yukata Bar Hop

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

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div>Please *SAVE THE DATE*, set your calendars, and plan to join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites, and we plan to visit apple orchards and perhaps a dairy farm and an ice cream shop. More information coming soon. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook.<!-- 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/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/6) Fall Harvest & Apple Picking *Save the Date*

    Please *SAVE THE DATE*, set your calendars, and plan to join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites, and we plan to visit apple orchards and perhaps a dairy farm and an ice cream shop. More information coming soon. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook.

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div>When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/16) Returner Debrief and Hangout

    When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]<!-- 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/2018/02/28/30th-anniversary-of-jet-program-gala-press-release/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Press Release: JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wendy Ikemoto Email: president@jetaany.org JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JET PROGRAM February 27, New York, NY — The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) hosted a Gala event on Saturday, February 3rd at The Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. More than 130 JET Alumni, friends of JET, and members of the greater U.S.-Japan community gathered to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, celebrate the program’s successful grassroots exchange, and reflect on its positive impact on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to New York area-based alumni, attendees included representatives from JETAANY’s subchapters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, […]

  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div>Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]<!-- 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/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Event Report: JETAANY Gala Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Program

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]

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    (9/24) Ramen Happy Hour and Open Chapter Meeting

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

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

    (9/22) Yukata Bar Hop

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div>Please *SAVE THE DATE*, set your calendars, and plan to join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites, and we plan to visit apple orchards and perhaps a dairy farm and an ice cream shop. More information coming soon. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/12/fall-harvest-apple-picking/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/6) Fall Harvest & Apple Picking *Save the Date*

    Please *SAVE THE DATE*, set your calendars, and plan to join JETAANY on our annual trip up to Dutchess County for the day on Saturday, October 6 to visit apple orchards and other fun sites. This year we will be renting vans, so there will be several convenient pick-up sites, and we plan to visit apple orchards and perhaps a dairy farm and an ice cream shop. More information coming soon. Both JET alumni and Friends-of-JET are welcome! Check out photos from last year’s tour on Facebook.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div>When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/16) Returner Debrief and Hangout

    When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  

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

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Kusama: Infinity’

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-akira-30-scandal-from-japan-dragon-ball-z/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Now through Sept. 6 Akira: 30th anniversary Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street $15 More than any single feature film, Katsuhiro Otomo (Memories, Steamboy)’s adaptation of his own manga series is the one that introduced the glories of Japanese anime to an international audience. In 2019, thirty-one years after the Japanese government nuked Tokyo as damage control for an experiment involving using ESP on children, biker Kaneda rides one of the most […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/04/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-akira-30-scandal-from-japan-dragon-ball-z/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Akira’ @ 30, SCANDAL from Japan, ‘Dragon Ball Z’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Now through Sept. 6 Akira: 30th anniversary Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street $15 More than any single feature film, Katsuhiro Otomo (Memories, Steamboy)’s adaptation of his own manga series is the one that introduced the glories of Japanese anime to an international audience. In 2019, thirty-one years after the Japanese government nuked Tokyo as damage control for an experiment involving using ESP on children, biker Kaneda rides one of the most […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/08/09/justins-japan-scandal-from-japan/"></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. When Americans into J-rock think about all-female acts, it’s easy to flash back to the early ’90s when acts like Shonen Knife and Cibo Matto first made their mark on the U.S. scene. Looking for something modern? Check out SCANDAL from Japan, a four-piece unit that blends pop, rock and alternative music sensibilities with contemporary fashion smarts. With their eighth album HONEY (released in February on Epic Records), the group is gearing up for their first North American tour in three years, which includes two shows in Mexico, kicking off September 5th at New York’s PlayStation […]<!-- 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/2018/08/09/justins-japan-scandal-from-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: SCANDAL from Japan

    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. When Americans into J-rock think about all-female acts, it’s easy to flash back to the early ’90s when acts like Shonen Knife and Cibo Matto first made their mark on the U.S. scene. Looking for something modern? Check out SCANDAL from Japan, a four-piece unit that blends pop, rock and alternative music sensibilities with contemporary fashion smarts. With their eighth album HONEY (released in February on Epic Records), the group is gearing up for their first North American tour in three years, which includes two shows in Mexico, kicking off September 5th at New York’s PlayStation […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sailor-moon-liberty-city-anime-meg-okura/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 4, 6 Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 42nd Street Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Sailor Moon, the beloved Guardian of Love and Justice, returns to the big screen for a special theatrical event! In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but […]<!-- 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/2018/07/31/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-sailor-moon-liberty-city-anime-meg-okura/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Sailor Moon, Liberty City Anime, Meg Okura

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning. This month’s highlights include: Aug. 4, 6 Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 42nd Street Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Sailor Moon, the beloved Guardian of Love and Justice, returns to the big screen for a special theatrical event! In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/25/un_peaceboat/"></div>Members from JETAANY’s executive board recently attended the “Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism” event co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and Peace Boat. The forum featured seven distinguished young adults from seven island nations. They discussed what they learned from their time on the Peace Boat and the impact from four of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land. Each individual stressed the importance of protecting and preserving the natural biodiversity specifically pertaining to their island nations. For more information about their journey and the webinar from the event, please visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=872&type=12&menu=1807&template=1042&play=3970 Pictured: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat […]<!-- 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/2018/07/25/un_peaceboat/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism

    Members from JETAANY’s executive board recently attended the “Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism” event co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and Peace Boat. The forum featured seven distinguished young adults from seven island nations. They discussed what they learned from their time on the Peace Boat and the impact from four of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land. Each individual stressed the importance of protecting and preserving the natural biodiversity specifically pertaining to their island nations. For more information about their journey and the webinar from the event, please visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=872&type=12&menu=1807&template=1042&play=3970 Pictured: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/24/jq-magazine-book-review-amys-guide-to-best-behavior-in-japan-do-it-right-and-be-polite/"></div>By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. The best part about world travel is the chance to step outside of our comfort zones and sometimes monotonous day-to-day routines to gain new and different perspectives of the world. Oh, and eat lots of amazing food, right? Not just that? Okay. Sorry, that was my stomach talking there. In all seriousness, the chance to interact and learn from locals is an opportunity travelers should make the most of. But what if you haven’t brushed up on all the rules, customs, […]<!-- 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/2018/07/24/jq-magazine-book-review-amys-guide-to-best-behavior-in-japan-do-it-right-and-be-polite/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!’

    By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. The best part about world travel is the chance to step outside of our comfort zones and sometimes monotonous day-to-day routines to gain new and different perspectives of the world. Oh, and eat lots of amazing food, right? Not just that? Okay. Sorry, that was my stomach talking there. In all seriousness, the chance to interact and learn from locals is an opportunity travelers should make the most of. But what if you haven’t brushed up on all the rules, customs, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/23/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-summer-2018/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has recently released two books: one showcases the capital of Japan at its hippest and most colorful, while the other is dedicated to the traditional splendor of its castles. Tokyo: Capital of Cool “Capital of cool” sounds like an appropriate phrase to describe the host of the next Olympics. Rob Goss’s largely pictorial tribute to Tokyo certainly succeeds in making potential visitors to the capital salivate. Subtitled Tokyo’s Most Famous Sights from Asakusa to Harajuku, Goss’s […]<!-- 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/2018/07/23/jq-magazine-book-review-new-from-tuttle-summer-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — New from Tuttle (Summer 2018)

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Tuttle Publishing has recently released two books: one showcases the capital of Japan at its hippest and most colorful, while the other is dedicated to the traditional splendor of its castles. Tokyo: Capital of Cool “Capital of cool” sounds like an appropriate phrase to describe the host of the next Olympics. Rob Goss’s largely pictorial tribute to Tokyo certainly succeeds in making potential visitors to the capital salivate. Subtitled Tokyo’s Most Famous Sights from Asakusa to Harajuku, Goss’s […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/19/jq-magazine-book-review-my-year-of-dirt-and-water/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. If you wrote about your year (or more) in Japan, what would you say? What stories would you tell? Welcome to the world of Tracy Franz. An English teacher at a university in Kumamoto, she welcomes readers to her “year of dirt and water.” My Year of Dirt and Water (the books takes its title from a line when Tracy asks herself what she hopes to accomplish while trying to recycle those two objects) is a journal-like […]<!-- 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/2018/07/19/jq-magazine-book-review-my-year-of-dirt-and-water/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘My Year of Dirt and Water’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. If you wrote about your year (or more) in Japan, what would you say? What stories would you tell? Welcome to the world of Tracy Franz. An English teacher at a university in Kumamoto, she welcomes readers to her “year of dirt and water.” My Year of Dirt and Water (the books takes its title from a line when Tracy asks herself what she hopes to accomplish while trying to recycle those two objects) is a journal-like […]

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    When: Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms below). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com Join us for JETAANY’s first-ever origami jewelry session, hosted by JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones. Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for summer […]
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  • (8/7) Origami Earrings Craft Night

    When: Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms below). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com Join us for JETAANY’s first-ever origami jewelry session, hosted by JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones. Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for summer […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/18/jq-magazine-film-review-japan-cuts-2018-at-japan-society/"></div>By Katharine Olla for JQ magazine. A Friend of JET, Katharine taught as an ALT in a public elementary school in Gunma Prefecture from 2015-16. She currently works at Japan Society in New York. It’s summer in the city, and that means another year of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. From July 19-29, Japan Society will screen 30 films ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries, anime, and experimental works. The festival will also feature special guest appearances by directors, documentary filmmakers, and actors, including the legendary actress Kirin Kiki, who will receive the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film. It was difficult to choose just three to review, so I decided to […]<!-- 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/2018/07/18/jq-magazine-film-review-japan-cuts-2018-at-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – JAPAN CUTS 2018 at Japan Society

    By Katharine Olla for JQ magazine. A Friend of JET, Katharine taught as an ALT in a public elementary school in Gunma Prefecture from 2015-16. She currently works at Japan Society in New York. It’s summer in the city, and that means another year of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. From July 19-29, Japan Society will screen 30 films ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries, anime, and experimental works. The festival will also feature special guest appearances by directors, documentary filmmakers, and actors, including the legendary actress Kirin Kiki, who will receive the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film. It was difficult to choose just three to review, so I decided to […]

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    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]
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  • (7/28) Climbing at DUMBO Boulders

    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div>When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see who […]<!-- 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/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/17) Meet & Greet with the East Japan Dream Project

    When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see who […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hatsune-miku-japan-cuts-sailor-moon/"></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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from interpretative theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include: Now through July 15 New York Asian Film Festival 2018 SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street $15, $12 seniors and students, $10 Subway Cinema members From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while […]<!-- 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/2018/07/02/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hatsune-miku-japan-cuts-sailor-moon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Hatsune Miku, JAPAN CUTS, Sailor Moon

    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. Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from interpretative theater to the latest pop sensation. This month’s highlights include: Now through July 15 New York Asian Film Festival 2018 SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street $15, $12 seniors and students, $10 Subway Cinema members From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- 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/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/15) 2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) 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! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]<!-- 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/2018/06/03/happy-hour-with-the-2018-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/23) Happy Hour with the 2018 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) 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! Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Hata at […]

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