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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div>Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/26) 2020 Meishi Exchange

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]

  • <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/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div>Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any 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/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan-A-Mania 2020 [SAT, 2/15]

    Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any questions.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div>Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/26) 2020 Meishi Exchange

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/15/jq-magazine-film-review-weathering-with-you/"></div>By A.A. Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sun Amid the Clouds *Warning: This review contains spoilers “Don’t interfere with the weather too much,” warns a fortune teller early on: “Messing with nature always has a cost.” As the title suggests, weather is the focus for writer/director Makoto Shinkai’s newest feature film Weathering with You. It’s a tough act to follow after 2016’s Your Name, Shinkai’s previous work and the most commercially successful anime film of the last decade. Nevertheless, despite similarities in plot (adolescent romance, natural phenomena, and a sci-fi twist) the film offers a refreshing story which transports and delights. We follow the friendship of Hodaka, a runaway from a remote island, and Hina, a girl with mysterious powers that temporarily conjure sunny […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/15/jq-magazine-film-review-weathering-with-you/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Weathering with You’

    By A.A. Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sun Amid the Clouds *Warning: This review contains spoilers “Don’t interfere with the weather too much,” warns a fortune teller early on: “Messing with nature always has a cost.” As the title suggests, weather is the focus for writer/director Makoto Shinkai’s newest feature film Weathering with You. It’s a tough act to follow after 2016’s Your Name, Shinkai’s previous work and the most commercially successful anime film of the last decade. Nevertheless, despite similarities in plot (adolescent romance, natural phenomena, and a sci-fi twist) the film offers a refreshing story which transports and delights. We follow the friendship of Hodaka, a runaway from a remote island, and Hina, a girl with mysterious powers that temporarily conjure sunny […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dance-at-japan-society-weathering-with-you-new-york-times-travel-show/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 10-12, 14 The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $35, $30 members Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dance-at-japan-society-weathering-with-you-new-york-times-travel-show/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Dance at Japan Society, ‘Weathering with You,’ New York Times Travel Show

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 10-12, 14 The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $35, $30 members Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/12/19/1-5-january-2020-monthly-meetup-dim-sum-brunch/"></div><!-- 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/2019/12/19/1-5-january-2020-monthly-meetup-dim-sum-brunch/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/5) January 2020 Monthly Meetup: Vegetarian Dim Sum Brunch!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/12/19/weathering-with-you-at-anime-nyc/"></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 Nov. 17, more than 3,000 fans gathered in the Special Events Hall of the Javits Center for the East Coast premiere of “Weathering with You,” the latest animated film from celebrated writer/director Makoto Shinkai. The screening served as the Closing Film event of the annual Anime NYC convention, which in its third year drew a record 46,000 fans over three days. This hotly anticipated new film from Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed global smash “Your Name” (2016), the highest-grossing Japanese film of the decade. Produced […]<!-- 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/2019/12/19/weathering-with-you-at-anime-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Weathering with You’ at Anime NYC

    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 Nov. 17, more than 3,000 fans gathered in the Special Events Hall of the Javits Center for the East Coast premiere of “Weathering with You,” the latest animated film from celebrated writer/director Makoto Shinkai. The screening served as the Closing Film event of the annual Anime NYC convention, which in its third year drew a record 46,000 fans over three days. This hotly anticipated new film from Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed global smash “Your Name” (2016), the highest-grossing Japanese film of the decade. Produced […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/12/08/jetaany-2020-board-of-director-elections/"></div>JETAANY is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors made up of JET alumni and prominent people in the Japanese American Community in the NYC area.  They are responsible for overseeing the operations of the alumni organization and give guidance to the executive committee (president, vice president, treasurer and secretary). Directors serve a term of two years. We need a quoram of 100 votes to confirm the 2020 JETAANY Board of Directors. The deadline to vote is Sunday, December 31st 11:59 pm EDT. Current Board MembersMonica Yuki – Chairman of the Board of DirectorsAmber Liang Please use the following link to confirm the 2020 new and returning Board of Directors Returning Board members for reelection Christy […]<!-- 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/2019/12/08/jetaany-2020-board-of-director-elections/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY 2020 Board of Director Elections

    JETAANY is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors made up of JET alumni and prominent people in the Japanese American Community in the NYC area.  They are responsible for overseeing the operations of the alumni organization and give guidance to the executive committee (president, vice president, treasurer and secretary). Directors serve a term of two years. We need a quoram of 100 votes to confirm the 2020 JETAANY Board of Directors. The deadline to vote is Sunday, December 31st 11:59 pm EDT. Current Board MembersMonica Yuki – Chairman of the Board of DirectorsAmber Liang Please use the following link to confirm the 2020 new and returning Board of Directors Returning Board members for reelection Christy […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hello-panda-festival-j-collabo-party-promare-returns/"></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. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season itself. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking to squeeze in an event or two in between parties, we’ve got you covered. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m. Gundam 40th Anniversary Celebration: Char’s Counterattack Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15, […]<!-- 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/2019/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-hello-panda-festival-j-collabo-party-promare-returns/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Hello Panda Festival, J-COLLABO Party, ‘Promare’ Returns

    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. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season itself. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking to squeeze in an event or two in between parties, we’ve got you covered. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m. Gundam 40th Anniversary Celebration: Char’s Counterattack Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/26/12-14-2019-jetaany-executive-retreat/"></div>Save the date! On December 14, 2019, we are having our first JETAANY Executive Retreat! We will have teambuilding activities/games, National Conference recap, an open working bunch meeting, and more! We are inviting you (JET returnees and FOJs) to come join us! Come meet the current executive officers and learn how to get involved with JETAANY — including upcoming officer elections in March. Brunch will be served! There will be boardgames and team building fun in conjunction with our usual meeting! Date: SAT, 12/14/19Meet: 181 Station, A trainTime: 11AM-3PM Tell others you’re going on Facebook HERE! If you’re interested in attending, please email Karen to RSVP by December 12, 2019 at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Also, please specify any allergy/dietary restrictions!<!-- 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/2019/11/26/12-14-2019-jetaany-executive-retreat/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/14) 2019 Jetaany Executive Retreat

    Save the date! On December 14, 2019, we are having our first JETAANY Executive Retreat! We will have teambuilding activities/games, National Conference recap, an open working bunch meeting, and more! We are inviting you (JET returnees and FOJs) to come join us! Come meet the current executive officers and learn how to get involved with JETAANY — including upcoming officer elections in March. Brunch will be served! There will be boardgames and team building fun in conjunction with our usual meeting! Date: SAT, 12/14/19Meet: 181 Station, A trainTime: 11AM-3PM Tell others you’re going on Facebook HERE! If you’re interested in attending, please email Karen to RSVP by December 12, 2019 at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Also, please specify any allergy/dietary restrictions!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/12/12-6-2019-bonenkai/"></div>Let’s celebrate the end of 2019 and ring in 2020 together over good food and great friends at this year’s JETAANY Bounenkai! This year we’ll be celebrating with all-you-can-eat hotpot at 99 Favor Taste (Grand St location)! Everyone is welcome – JETs, Friends of JETs, and colleagues! It’s also a great chance to get in touch with the exec team and board to discuss the upcoming year and any ideas you have. Date: Friday, December 6Time: 6:00-8:30pmPlace: 99 Favor Taste, Grand Street location (285 Grand St, New York, NY 10002) Price (Tickets include unlimited hotpot and a beverage): Early-bird tickets: $25 until 11/22 General registration: $30 after 11/23 Questions: Contact Jessica at vicepresident@jetaany.org Update: We are now sold out! Please […]<!-- 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/2019/11/12/12-6-2019-bonenkai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/6) 2019 Bonenkai

    Let’s celebrate the end of 2019 and ring in 2020 together over good food and great friends at this year’s JETAANY Bounenkai! This year we’ll be celebrating with all-you-can-eat hotpot at 99 Favor Taste (Grand St location)! Everyone is welcome – JETs, Friends of JETs, and colleagues! It’s also a great chance to get in touch with the exec team and board to discuss the upcoming year and any ideas you have. Date: Friday, December 6Time: 6:00-8:30pmPlace: 99 Favor Taste, Grand Street location (285 Grand St, New York, NY 10002) Price (Tickets include unlimited hotpot and a beverage): Early-bird tickets: $25 until 11/22 General registration: $30 after 11/23 Questions: Contact Jessica at vicepresident@jetaany.org Update: We are now sold out! Please […]

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    Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.orgApplication Deadline: Sunday, December 8th Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organizations mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY (currently Andy Shartzer) is the only […]
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Call for Candidates for JETAANY Board of Directors, Deadline 12/8/2019

Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.orgApplication Deadline: Sunday, December 8th Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organizations mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY (currently Andy Shartzer) is the only […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/03/jetaany-at-anime-con-2019-11-15-17/"></div>(11/15 to 11/17)What: Anime NYC 2019 – JETAANY Info Booth and Panel Volunteer Sign-UpWhen: Friday, November 15th to Sunday, November 17th.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!Time: 9:00am to 10:00pm on Friday & Satuday.  9:00am to 6:00pm on SundayWhere: The Jacob Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001Register: Cognito Form. Please email Kimberly @ secretary@jetaany.org, if you have any questions! JETAANY will be hosting its own panel at Anime NYC called – So You Wanna Teach English In Japan.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!  Our Special Panelist Guests include: Mr. Tony Waldman (voice actor), Ms. Stacy Smith (translator, publisher), and Ms. Ann Chow (actress).  We will also be working our JETAANY/JET Informational booth for all three […]<!-- 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/2019/11/03/jetaany-at-anime-con-2019-11-15-17/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY at Anime-Con 2019! [11/15-17]

    (11/15 to 11/17)What: Anime NYC 2019 – JETAANY Info Booth and Panel Volunteer Sign-UpWhen: Friday, November 15th to Sunday, November 17th.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!Time: 9:00am to 10:00pm on Friday & Satuday.  9:00am to 6:00pm on SundayWhere: The Jacob Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001Register: Cognito Form. Please email Kimberly @ secretary@jetaany.org, if you have any questions! JETAANY will be hosting its own panel at Anime NYC called – So You Wanna Teach English In Japan.  The panel will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 16th!  Our Special Panelist Guests include: Mr. Tony Waldman (voice actor), Ms. Stacy Smith (translator, publisher), and Ms. Ann Chow (actress).  We will also be working our JETAANY/JET Informational booth for all three […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-madama-butterfly-yayoi-kusama-anime-nyc/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: November 6, 9, 13, 16, 22, 25 Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza $37-$460 Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of Puccini’s doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role 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/2019/11/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-madama-butterfly-yayoi-kusama-anime-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Madama Butterfly,’ Yayoi Kusama, Anime NYC

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: November 6, 9, 13, 16, 22, 25 Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza $37-$460 Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of Puccini’s doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/01/2019-onigiri-making-workshop-sun-11-17/"></div>For the second year in a row, JETAANY, JAA, and the Consulate will be joining in a pre-Thanksgiving community volunteer effort on November 17th to make onigiri, or riceballs, for a good cause that will benefit people of all ages. We’ll be participating in an “Onigiri Action” event started by the Japanese nonprofit, Table for Two, in which each social media posting of our onigiri will provide 5 school meals to children in need in the U.S. and East Africa (this is funded by Japanese corporations). More info HERE Additionally, this year, we will be able to donate the onigiri to Japanese seniors at Isabella House, an independent living center for elders in Inwood. Please join us! Sunday, November 17th […]<!-- 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/2019/11/01/2019-onigiri-making-workshop-sun-11-17/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2019 Onigiri Making Workshop [Sun, 11/17]

    For the second year in a row, JETAANY, JAA, and the Consulate will be joining in a pre-Thanksgiving community volunteer effort on November 17th to make onigiri, or riceballs, for a good cause that will benefit people of all ages. We’ll be participating in an “Onigiri Action” event started by the Japanese nonprofit, Table for Two, in which each social media posting of our onigiri will provide 5 school meals to children in need in the U.S. and East Africa (this is funded by Japanese corporations). More info HERE Additionally, this year, we will be able to donate the onigiri to Japanese seniors at Isabella House, an independent living center for elders in Inwood. Please join us! Sunday, November 17th […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/28/jetaanys-trivia-night/"></div>Do you know: What is the air-speed of an unladened swallow? Where does one find Rodents Of Unusual Size? Join our host, Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009, JET Membership Development Chair 2013-2017), to test your knowledge on categories ranging from Japan to pop culture over good food and drinks and awesome company at JETAANY’s Trivia Night! Friends of JET welcome! There will be prizes for the teams that get the most correct answers. Teams will be formed on-site, with no less than 3 (preferably at least 4) people and no more than 6 people per team. *Note: Light Japanese appetizers will be served. You can also bring your own food and drinks. Pricing:Early Bird price (online until 11/8/19): $5.27Regular price (online […]<!-- 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/2019/10/28/jetaanys-trivia-night/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY’s Trivia Night [Friday, November 15th]

    Do you know: What is the air-speed of an unladened swallow? Where does one find Rodents Of Unusual Size? Join our host, Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009, JET Membership Development Chair 2013-2017), to test your knowledge on categories ranging from Japan to pop culture over good food and drinks and awesome company at JETAANY’s Trivia Night! Friends of JET welcome! There will be prizes for the teams that get the most correct answers. Teams will be formed on-site, with no less than 3 (preferably at least 4) people and no more than 6 people per team. *Note: Light Japanese appetizers will be served. You can also bring your own food and drinks. Pricing:Early Bird price (online until 11/8/19): $5.27Regular price (online […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]<!-- 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/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: A Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood

    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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div>What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]<!-- 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/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAA Holiday Party [Tuesday, December 17th]

    What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Come join us for a fun evening of chicken and join an optional white elephant gift exchange! Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is a JET alumni’s residence near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div>**JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws 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/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting [Wed, 10/23]

    **JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws we are […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div>When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]<!-- 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/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/19) JETAANY Fall Harvest Festival & Apple Picking Trip

    When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]<!-- 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/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Pico Iyer, Hiromi, Lincoln Center Bunraku

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]

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