About JETAANYThe Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the tri-state area. JET Alumni have all lived and worked in Japan as English teachers in the Japanese Public School System. JETAANY’s mission is to assist returning JETs with acclimating to life and work in New York, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the ties between JET alumni and the Japanese community. We do this through a wide variety of social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year.
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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 […]
**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 […]
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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, […]
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, […]