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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • <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)

(3/5) March Monthly Meetup (Details Coming Soon!)

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pmWhere: Details are currently being confirmed. Check our website for updates!Cost: Each person pays for their own food, drinks, and cat timeRSVP: Check jetaany.org or facebook for details in the coming days. Reservations will be required!Questions: Email Andy at andyshartzer[at]gmail[dot]com Rumor has it the March Monthly Meetup will take place at a cat cafe, followed by pho! Andy, JETAANY’s Community Development Chair, will be hosting. Details are being confirmed, so please check back for updates in the coming days.

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

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

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    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a theatrical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now playing Alita: Battle Angel Various locations/prices The number one movie in the world! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment based on the acclaimed manga series by Yukito Kishiro. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is […]
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  • JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Urusei Yatsura’ Returns, Puppet Theatre

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new anime screenings, and a theatrical performance you won’t want to miss. This month’s highlights include: Now playing Alita: Battle Angel Various locations/prices The number one movie in the world! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment based on the acclaimed manga series by Yukito Kishiro. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is […]

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

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

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/07/justins-japan-alita-battle-angel/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Hollywood adaptations of famous anime and manga series have a history of troubled birth and indifferent reception. “Speed Racer,” “Dragonball: Evolution,” and “Ghost in the Shell” didn’t click with fans of the source material, nor did they gain new ones through the interpretations of directors who might not have grasped their appeal in the first place. “Alita: Battle Angel” looks to change that trend. Produced and co-written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez (the “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” films), “Alita” brings original creator Yukito Kishiro’s epic to the big screen. Rosa […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/07/justins-japan-alita-battle-angel/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. Hollywood adaptations of famous anime and manga series have a history of troubled birth and indifferent reception. “Speed Racer,” “Dragonball: Evolution,” and “Ghost in the Shell” didn’t click with fans of the source material, nor did they gain new ones through the interpretations of directors who might not have grasped their appeal in the first place. “Alita: Battle Angel” looks to change that trend. Produced and co-written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez (the “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” films), “Alita” brings original creator Yukito Kishiro’s epic to the big screen. Rosa […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (2/5) February Monthly Meetup: Japan Village

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

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

    (2/10) Japan-A-Mania 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    JETAANY 10+ Reunion

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

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

    JETs at The MET – SOLD OUT!

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

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></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: Now through Jan. 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue From $41 Featuring an all-new finale number (with costumes to match), the seasonal tradition of this […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Radio City Christmas, Mickey Mouse @ 90, Miyazaki Doc

    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: Now through Jan. 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue From $41 Featuring an all-new finale number (with costumes to match), the seasonal tradition of this […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]<!-- 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/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: When the White House Came to 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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div>    Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]<!-- 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/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    This #GivingTuesday, Support JETAANY

        Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div>When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Extended Registration tickets: $25 (until 12/7 @1pm) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 1:00pm on 12/7 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Extended registration tickets are available until 12/7 @1pm!<!-- 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/2018/11/19/12-7-bonenkai-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/7) Bōnenkai 2018

    When: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Extended Registration tickets: $25 (until 12/7 @1pm) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 1:00pm on 12/7 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Extended registration tickets are available until 12/7 @1pm!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/16/12-11-origami-earrings/"></div>When: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm-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). 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: Email Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com. Back by popular demand, JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones will be hosting an origami earrings craft night! 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 the holiday season. Gift it to yourself, […]<!-- 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/2018/11/16/12-11-origami-earrings/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/11) Origami Earrings Craft Night

    When: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm-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). 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: Email Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com. Back by popular demand, JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones will be hosting an origami earrings craft night! 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 the holiday season. Gift it to yourself, […]

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