Archive for May, 2010

Special offer for all JETs and FOJs!

Just in time for Bike Month, JET Alum Lee Uehara has just opened a bicycle school in Manhattan and would like to offer JETs a discount on all classes! Courses offered include the popular nine-hour class, City Cycling: Traffic Skills 101; Learning to Ride for Adults; Learning to Ride for Children; Commuting 101; How to Fix a Flat; Kids I:For Parents; Kids II: For Parents and Kids. Private sessions are also available. Please visit www.citybikecoach.com for more information and schedule. You can also call 917-536-6120 or send an e-mail tocitybikecoach@gmail.com. To obtain the JET 30% discount, type in “JETAA” when asked for the promotional code during the checkout process.

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    When: May 26, 2010, 7pm-9pm Where: Bia Garden (154 Orchard Street – 212.780.0010) Cost: $25 per person with cash only drinks at the event – please note that Bia Garden does not accept credit cards, so be sure to bring enough cash to cover any extras you want to get. Payment deadline: Sunday, May 23 To celebrate some much needed warm weather, the May Nihongo Dake Dinner will be held at Bia Garden, a Vietnamese beer garden located on the Lower East Side. At this LES spot, where Vietnamese street food meets German beer hall, we can practice our Nihongo communication (or should I say nomu-nication?) skills in the kitschy, yet charming, outdoor garden surrounded by fruit trees, open skies and great company! The staff of Bia Garden has prepared a set […]
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  • May Nihongo Dake Dinner

    When: May 26, 2010, 7pm-9pm Where: Bia Garden (154 Orchard Street – 212.780.0010) Cost: $25 per person with cash only drinks at the event – please note that Bia Garden does not accept credit cards, so be sure to bring enough cash to cover any extras you want to get. Payment deadline: Sunday, May 23 To celebrate some much needed warm weather, the May Nihongo Dake Dinner will be held at Bia Garden, a Vietnamese beer garden located on the Lower East Side. At this LES spot, where Vietnamese street food meets German beer hall, we can practice our Nihongo communication (or should I say nomu-nication?) skills in the kitschy, yet charming, outdoor garden surrounded by fruit trees, open skies and great company! The staff of Bia Garden has prepared a set […]

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    Japan Day 2010 is upon us on June 6, 2010! Keep your eyes out on the Japan Day website (www.japandaynyc.org) for information on performances, musical acts, and other events. JETAANY has been asked to assist with Japan Day this year. If you’re interested in getting involved with this special opportunity, please read on. If you’ve been itching for a volunteer opportunity, like children, or just want to have something to do for a few hours, please read on! What: YoYo Fishing at Japan Day When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 (three shifts to choose from, see below.) Where: East Meadow, Central Park Volunteers will be manning the YoYo Fishing booth, a popular matsuri children’s game. Last year hundreds of kids came […]
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  • Japan Day (Volunteers Needed!)

    Japan Day 2010 is upon us on June 6, 2010! Keep your eyes out on the Japan Day website (www.japandaynyc.org) for information on performances, musical acts, and other events. JETAANY has been asked to assist with Japan Day this year. If you’re interested in getting involved with this special opportunity, please read on. If you’ve been itching for a volunteer opportunity, like children, or just want to have something to do for a few hours, please read on! What: YoYo Fishing at Japan Day When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 (three shifts to choose from, see below.) Where: East Meadow, Central Park Volunteers will be manning the YoYo Fishing booth, a popular matsuri children’s game. Last year hundreds of kids came […]

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    When: Saturday, June 12, 2:00pm – 3:30 pm  Where: Minamoto Kitchoan (608 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10020) http://www.kitchoan.com/J/index.html Cost: $20  (Limited to 10 people) Registration deadline: June 9, 2010 Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to discover traditional wagashi (Japanese tea ceremony pastries) at Minami Kitchoan, the premier NYC purveyor of these time-honored treats. In addition, the renowned sweet shop will be hosting a lacquerware exhibition during the month of June.  You will learn about the sought-after Echizen lacquerware, which has been prized for centuries for its lustrous,layered painting and elegant, classic beauty.  Participants will receive a gift bag with samples of wagashi as well as two hand-crafted, lacquerware wagashi knives imported from Japan.  Gift valued at $30, entire experience yours for just $20 courtesy of JETAANY and Mie, Inc. This event is limited […]
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  • Explore Japanese Wagashi and Echizen Lacquerware

    When: Saturday, June 12, 2:00pm – 3:30 pm  Where: Minamoto Kitchoan (608 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10020) http://www.kitchoan.com/J/index.html Cost: $20  (Limited to 10 people) Registration deadline: June 9, 2010 Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to discover traditional wagashi (Japanese tea ceremony pastries) at Minami Kitchoan, the premier NYC purveyor of these time-honored treats. In addition, the renowned sweet shop will be hosting a lacquerware exhibition during the month of June.  You will learn about the sought-after Echizen lacquerware, which has been prized for centuries for its lustrous,layered painting and elegant, classic beauty.  Participants will receive a gift bag with samples of wagashi as well as two hand-crafted, lacquerware wagashi knives imported from Japan.  Gift valued at $30, entire experience yours for just $20 courtesy of JETAANY and Mie, Inc. This event is limited […]

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    The “Japanese Night Out” monthly event is no longer exclusive to JETAANY! Tell your friends, neighbors, parents, loved ones! 🙂 When: Tuesday, June 15,  6:30pm – 8:00 pm Where: Soba Totto (211 E 43rd St., New York, NY 10017) http://www.sobatotto.com/ Cost: $35 (Limited to 20 people) Registration deadline: June 13, 2010 (Please email your name to JETaaNY@mieinc.net to register, payment will be received at the door.) Get your Japan-fix at this authentic eatery where you can chow down on handmade soba and yummy yakitori.  Sit back and slurp noodles with fellow Japan-o-philes while soba chef Shuichi Kotani demonstrates the art of Kyoto-style soba uchi, the hand-crafting of soba noodles. Sake sommelier Chizuko Niikawa helps you wash it all down with sips from Nanbu Bijin – a century old […]
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  • Japanese Night Out: Soba Totto and Nanbu Bijin

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    The “Japanese Night Out” monthly event is no longer exclusive to JETAANY! Tell your friends, neighbors, parents, loved ones! 🙂 When: Tuesday, June 15,  6:30pm – 8:00 pm Where: Soba Totto (211 E 43rd St., New York, NY 10017) http://www.sobatotto.com/ Cost: $35 (Limited to 20 people) Registration deadline: June 13, 2010 (Please email your name to JETaaNY@mieinc.net to register, payment will be received at the door.) Get your Japan-fix at this authentic eatery where you can chow down on handmade soba and yummy yakitori.  Sit back and slurp noodles with fellow Japan-o-philes while soba chef Shuichi Kotani demonstrates the art of Kyoto-style soba uchi, the hand-crafting of soba noodles. Sake sommelier Chizuko Niikawa helps you wash it all down with sips from Nanbu Bijin – a century old […]

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    When: Saturday, June 26th 10am-5pm (session times vary) Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019) Join us on Saturday, June 26th as we help prepare the newly nominated JET participants for their upcoming adventure in Japan! In particular, we need genki, diligent, and prepared volunteers to assist with the following topics: ALT Job Skills Workshop (11:20 to 12:20; arrive by 10:45) Coach new JETs on Team Teaching via a lesson plan format.  Share ideas for games, lesson plans, and other classroom tips. Give background on teaching in a Japanese school, highlights and pitfalls.  The end product of this session should be a completed lesson plan that each new JET can take with them and put into action in the […]
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    Help Needed for Pre-Departure Seminar

    When: Saturday, June 26th 10am-5pm (session times vary) Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019) Join us on Saturday, June 26th as we help prepare the newly nominated JET participants for their upcoming adventure in Japan! In particular, we need genki, diligent, and prepared volunteers to assist with the following topics: ALT Job Skills Workshop (11:20 to 12:20; arrive by 10:45) Coach new JETs on Team Teaching via a lesson plan format.  Share ideas for games, lesson plans, and other classroom tips. Give background on teaching in a Japanese school, highlights and pitfalls.  The end product of this session should be a completed lesson plan that each new JET can take with them and put into action in the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/05/06/save-the-date-japan-day-june-6-2010/"></div>Japan Day 2010 is almost upon us! If you’ve never been, this is a great FREE event in Central Park’s East Meadow with booths, cultural demonstrations, cosplayers, children’s games, and musical acts. Keep your eyes open for possible volunteer opportunities! For more information, check out the Japan Day website (http://japandaynyc.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-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/05/06/save-the-date-japan-day-june-6-2010/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Save the Date: Japan Day – June 6, 2010

    Japan Day 2010 is almost upon us! If you’ve never been, this is a great FREE event in Central Park’s East Meadow with booths, cultural demonstrations, cosplayers, children’s games, and musical acts. Keep your eyes open for possible volunteer opportunities! For more information, check out the Japan Day website (http://japandaynyc.org/)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/05/04/photos-from-quiz-night-at-amber/"></div>More photos here.<!-- 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-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/05/04/photos-from-quiz-night-at-amber/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Photos from Quiz Night at Amber

    More photos here.

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    We have a new flickr photo gallery created by Mie-san specifically for events produced by Mie, Inc. Be sure to check it out after events!
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    JETAANY Event Photos by Mie

    We have a new flickr photo gallery created by Mie-san specifically for events produced by Mie, Inc. Be sure to check it out after events!

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