Archive for April, 2010

Book Club: Rescheduled!

The meeting which originally scheduled for last week had to be cancelled due to an emergency. It has now been rescheduled. When: Thursday, May 13 Where: Kat’s apartment in Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn near BAM (10 min walk from the 2/3/4/5 at Nevins St.) Please email jessicalangbein@yahoo.com to rsvp and for instructions. Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures “Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; […]

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    Bilingual Speech Club: Nichibei Toastmasters on April 27th @ 6:30 pm Do you wish you were better at public speaking? Are you trying to improve your Japanese? Do you want some Japanese friends? If the answers to any or all of these is yes, you should definitely consider joining the Nichibei Toastmasters! We have meetings the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. The first half is the English session, the second half is in Japanese. I joined the month after I came back from JET and it’s been one of the best things I did! For more information, please check out our website: http://nichibei.freetoasthost.us/ You can also email me with questions: pamela.kavalam@nyu.edu. The next […]
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  • Bilingual Speech Club: Nichibei Toastmasters

    Bilingual Speech Club: Nichibei Toastmasters on April 27th @ 6:30 pm Do you wish you were better at public speaking? Are you trying to improve your Japanese? Do you want some Japanese friends? If the answers to any or all of these is yes, you should definitely consider joining the Nichibei Toastmasters! We have meetings the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. The first half is the English session, the second half is in Japanese. I joined the month after I came back from JET and it’s been one of the best things I did! For more information, please check out our website: http://nichibei.freetoasthost.us/ You can also email me with questions: pamela.kavalam@nyu.edu. The next […]

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    When: April 27, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: Village Yokocho (8 Stuyvesant Street New York, NY 10003 – (212) 598-3041) Cost: $20 per person with cash drinks at the event Payment deadline: Sunday, April 25. The first Nihongo Dake Dinner of 2010 will be at Village Yokocho. This neighborhood gem has a true gritty izakaya feel, evoking a sense of nostalgia for Japan with kitschy paper lanterns and all that deliciously unhealthy bar food. They are graciously preparing a menu filled with staples, such as yakitori, chahan, and takowasa, just to name a few. This will be the first dinner organized by the new NDD tantou, Kendall Murano who is taking over for Jon Hills. Click to RSVP via PayPal!
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  • Nihongo Dake Dinner is Back!

    When: April 27, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: Village Yokocho (8 Stuyvesant Street New York, NY 10003 – (212) 598-3041) Cost: $20 per person with cash drinks at the event Payment deadline: Sunday, April 25. The first Nihongo Dake Dinner of 2010 will be at Village Yokocho. This neighborhood gem has a true gritty izakaya feel, evoking a sense of nostalgia for Japan with kitschy paper lanterns and all that deliciously unhealthy bar food. They are graciously preparing a menu filled with staples, such as yakitori, chahan, and takowasa, just to name a few. This will be the first dinner organized by the new NDD tantou, Kendall Murano who is taking over for Jon Hills. Click to RSVP via PayPal!

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    This is a last reminder to sign up for this great event! When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. […]
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  • Final Reminder: Japanese Night Out – Otafuku’s Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and Hakkaisan Sake

    This is a last reminder to sign up for this great event! When: Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Decibel Sake Bar (240 East 9th Street, New York) Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Payment deadline: April 18, 2010 Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls from Decibel, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots. Also Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. […]

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    When: Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Robataya New York (231 East 9th Street, New York) http://robataya-ny.com/ Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Application deadline: May 16, 2010 The newly opened Robataya NY is designed with rustic decor and allows customers to cook and eat freshly harvested ingredients around farmhouse-style open hearths. Robataya NY also serves delicious grilled yakitori and vegetables. Sake sommelier Chizuko Niikawa, serves one of Japan’s best dry sake from Tengumai of Shata Brewery, founded in 1823 in Ishikawa prefecture. According to legend, Shata Brewery was once surrounded by dense forest where the mythical Tengu lived. Like sake-loving humans, the Tengu would dance after drinking the sake, so it was dubbed “Tengumai.” Please join […]
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  • Japanese Night Out: Robata-yaki and Tengumai (Shata Brewery) Sake

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    When: Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Robataya New York (231 East 9th Street, New York) http://robataya-ny.com/ Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people) Application deadline: May 16, 2010 The newly opened Robataya NY is designed with rustic decor and allows customers to cook and eat freshly harvested ingredients around farmhouse-style open hearths. Robataya NY also serves delicious grilled yakitori and vegetables. Sake sommelier Chizuko Niikawa, serves one of Japan’s best dry sake from Tengumai of Shata Brewery, founded in 1823 in Ishikawa prefecture. According to legend, Shata Brewery was once surrounded by dense forest where the mythical Tengu lived. Like sake-loving humans, the Tengu would dance after drinking the sake, so it was dubbed “Tengumai.” Please join […]

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