Archive for November, 2010

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/15/japan-society-of-fairfield-county-seeks-volunteers/"></div>The Japan Society of Fairfield County, a non-profit organization with over 100 household and individual members throughout Fairfield County in CT and Westchester NY would like to invite a volunteer (or more) from JET Alumni in CT to one of their events in near future and have a talk on teaching and living experiences in Japan for about 15 minutes. The next event is our Japanese Movie event on December 4th (Sat) in Easton CT. Japan Society of Fairfield County will show and discuss the film, “Departures” (Okuribito) for members and their guests, Saturday, December 4, noon-2PM at the home of George and Mayumi Kleinman, Easton, CT (driving directions on request) Event is free; light snacks are served If you plan to attend 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-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/15/japan-society-of-fairfield-county-seeks-volunteers/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan Society of Fairfield County Seeks Volunteers

    The Japan Society of Fairfield County, a non-profit organization with over 100 household and individual members throughout Fairfield County in CT and Westchester NY would like to invite a volunteer (or more) from JET Alumni in CT to one of their events in near future and have a talk on teaching and living experiences in Japan for about 15 minutes. The next event is our Japanese Movie event on December 4th (Sat) in Easton CT. Japan Society of Fairfield County will show and discuss the film, “Departures” (Okuribito) for members and their guests, Saturday, December 4, noon-2PM at the home of George and Mayumi Kleinman, Easton, CT (driving directions on request) Event is free; light snacks are served If you plan to attend please […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/15/gateway-ma-vs-groove-kenny-endo-taiko-ensemble-35th-anniversary-tour-in-philadelphia/"></div>GATEWAY — ‘MA’ vs GROOVE – Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble 35th Anniversary Tour Friday, November 19 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 A world-renowned performer, composer, and teacher of taiko, Kenny Endo is the vanguard of the Japanese taiko drumming genre. He is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world to create remarkable melodies and improvisation. Kenny has assembled an all-star cast of master musicians to premiere his newest work “Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove. Joining Kenny for this concert are Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphones, percussion), Kaoru Watanabe (shinobue, Nohkan, flute, taiko), Shoko Hikage(koto, dance), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), Chizuko Endo (taiko, percussion) and Miles […]<!-- 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/2010/11/15/gateway-ma-vs-groove-kenny-endo-taiko-ensemble-35th-anniversary-tour-in-philadelphia/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    GATEWAY — ‘MA’ vs GROOVE – Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble 35th Anniversary Tour in Philadelphia

    GATEWAY — ‘MA’ vs GROOVE – Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble 35th Anniversary Tour Friday, November 19 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 A world-renowned performer, composer, and teacher of taiko, Kenny Endo is the vanguard of the Japanese taiko drumming genre. He is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world to create remarkable melodies and improvisation. Kenny has assembled an all-star cast of master musicians to premiere his newest work “Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove. Joining Kenny for this concert are Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphones, percussion), Kaoru Watanabe (shinobue, Nohkan, flute, taiko), Shoko Hikage(koto, dance), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), Chizuko Endo (taiko, percussion) and Miles […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/14/interview-with-competitive-eater-takeru-kobayashi/"></div>Justin with Kobayashi and Friend of JET Sarah Goebel. (Emiko Watanabe) By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his NY Japanese Culture page here to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi is a three-time Guinness World Record holder for competitive eating. He burst on the American scene in 2001 at Coney Island’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing 50 dogs in 12 minutes, doubling the previous record. Kobayashi went on to win the contest six consecutive times while shattering other gastronomic records around the world. After a shocking arrest and subsequent dismissal of charges in July at this year’s Nathan’s event, Kobayashi returned to the stage last night at the Japan Arts Matsuri […]<!-- 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/2010/11/14/interview-with-competitive-eater-takeru-kobayashi/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Interview with Competitive Eater Takeru Kobayashi

    Justin with Kobayashi and Friend of JET Sarah Goebel. (Emiko Watanabe) By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his NY Japanese Culture page here to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi is a three-time Guinness World Record holder for competitive eating. He burst on the American scene in 2001 at Coney Island’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing 50 dogs in 12 minutes, doubling the previous record. Kobayashi went on to win the contest six consecutive times while shattering other gastronomic records around the world. After a shocking arrest and subsequent dismissal of charges in July at this year’s Nathan’s event, Kobayashi returned to the stage last night at the Japan Arts Matsuri […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/04/1797/"></div>Coping with reverse culture shock is hard enough without having to find a job. Become a peer mentor to a returning JET and give back.  In times like these, we need to stick together! If you would like to be a mentor or mentee, please fill out the following information and return to Amber at mentoring@jetaany.org. Thank you! Sharing is caring!! 🙂 Name: Mentor or Mentee: ALT or CIR JET Years (ex. 2004-06): JET Location: Current Address: Email: Phone Number: Academic Course of Study: Current Job and Industry or Desired job or industry: Current Company or Desired Company of interest: Past Jobs/Industries: Other hobbies/interests:<!-- 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/2010/11/04/1797/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Become a Peer Mentor or Mentee

    Coping with reverse culture shock is hard enough without having to find a job. Become a peer mentor to a returning JET and give back.  In times like these, we need to stick together! If you would like to be a mentor or mentee, please fill out the following information and return to Amber at mentoring@jetaany.org. Thank you! Sharing is caring!! 🙂 Name: Mentor or Mentee: ALT or CIR JET Years (ex. 2004-06): JET Location: Current Address: Email: Phone Number: Academic Course of Study: Current Job and Industry or Desired job or industry: Current Company or Desired Company of interest: Past Jobs/Industries: Other hobbies/interests:

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/11/04/a-weekend-at-the-freer-with-jetaadc/"></div>Calling all D.C. JETs! Join the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution for a weekend of Japanese films, culture, and discussion. When: December 3 & 5 (see detailed schedule below) Where: The Freer Gallery (Jefferson & 12th SW, Washington, DC 20013) Admission: FREE! Linda Linda Linda Friday 12/3, 7:00 PM Harimaya bridge Sunday, 12 /5, 2:00PM With special guest, Writer and Director Aaron Woolfolk For more information, visit http://www.dc.jetalumni.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/2010/11/04/a-weekend-at-the-freer-with-jetaadc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    A Weekend at the Freer with JETAADC

    Calling all D.C. JETs! Join the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution for a weekend of Japanese films, culture, and discussion. When: December 3 & 5 (see detailed schedule below) Where: The Freer Gallery (Jefferson & 12th SW, Washington, DC 20013) Admission: FREE! Linda Linda Linda Friday 12/3, 7:00 PM Harimaya bridge Sunday, 12 /5, 2:00PM With special guest, Writer and Director Aaron Woolfolk For more information, visit http://www.dc.jetalumni.org/

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