Archive for December, 2010

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/12/31/your-guide-to-the-new-website/"></div>As you can see, we’ve made a few changes around here to (hopefully) make navigation easier, integrate with social media like Facebook and Twitter, and more importantly, encourage members to use the website as their source for all things JETAANY-related. New Layout: – We’ve made a number of changes to the layout of the website to allow our members to get as much relevant information as possible without their eyes glazing over at a wall of text. – Featured news/events have moved to the top so you always know what’s really important – An event calender has been added Social Media Integration: – Want to share an event or comment? You can now tweet events to your twitter account! – […]<!-- 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/2010/12/31/your-guide-to-the-new-website/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Your Guide to the New Website!

    As you can see, we’ve made a few changes around here to (hopefully) make navigation easier, integrate with social media like Facebook and Twitter, and more importantly, encourage members to use the website as their source for all things JETAANY-related. New Layout: – We’ve made a number of changes to the layout of the website to allow our members to get as much relevant information as possible without their eyes glazing over at a wall of text. – Featured news/events have moved to the top so you always know what’s really important – An event calender has been added Social Media Integration: – Want to share an event or comment? You can now tweet events to your twitter account! – […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/12/29/january-book-club-meeting/"></div>So the weather is cold, you may be snowed in, and it’s high time to curl up with “The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P” by Rieko Matsuura. This thought-provoking novel is about the travels and times of a woman whose big toe on her right foot turns into a penis. Imagine! Shinjirarenai! Ja, the book won the Women Writers’ Prize in 1994, went on to be a bestseller, and the English translation was just published in 2009. This book club proves to be an exciting, fun discussion. Please join us, we’re moving uptown this time to Jill’s apartment (122nd and 8th, just 15 minutes from Midtown.) When: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM Where: Jill’s apartment, email for specific address. RSVP: Please RSVP/ […]<!-- 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/2010/12/29/january-book-club-meeting/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    January Book Club Meeting

    So the weather is cold, you may be snowed in, and it’s high time to curl up with “The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P” by Rieko Matsuura. This thought-provoking novel is about the travels and times of a woman whose big toe on her right foot turns into a penis. Imagine! Shinjirarenai! Ja, the book won the Women Writers’ Prize in 1994, went on to be a bestseller, and the English translation was just published in 2009. This book club proves to be an exciting, fun discussion. Please join us, we’re moving uptown this time to Jill’s apartment (122nd and 8th, just 15 minutes from Midtown.) When: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM Where: Jill’s apartment, email for specific address. RSVP: Please RSVP/ […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/12/22/2011-new-year-special-event-the-art-of-wearing-kimono-kitsuke/"></div>During the New Year, many Japanese women and men don kimono for their first visit to shrines in Japan. The kimono, a beautiful traditional garment, is a source of pride for Japanese, and the kimonos worn by Japanese women are well known in New York for their beauty. As a New Year special event, the kitsuke (art of wearing kimono) class will be held for free by NIHONWASOU USA. You will learn the culture and history of the kimono and obi (the belt), and also the first steps of kitsuke. In addition, as a New Year special offer, by lot at the event, 5 participants will get an opportunity to wear the real and high quality kimono, and take a photo of in kimono. NIHONWASOU has been holding […]<!-- 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/2010/12/22/2011-new-year-special-event-the-art-of-wearing-kimono-kitsuke/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2011 New Year Special Event: The Art of Wearing Kimono (Kitsuke)

    During the New Year, many Japanese women and men don kimono for their first visit to shrines in Japan. The kimono, a beautiful traditional garment, is a source of pride for Japanese, and the kimonos worn by Japanese women are well known in New York for their beauty. As a New Year special event, the kitsuke (art of wearing kimono) class will be held for free by NIHONWASOU USA. You will learn the culture and history of the kimono and obi (the belt), and also the first steps of kitsuke. In addition, as a New Year special offer, by lot at the event, 5 participants will get an opportunity to wear the real and high quality kimono, and take a photo of in kimono. NIHONWASOU has been holding […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/12/17/calling-all-kyushu-jets-and-fans-of-kyushu/"></div>NYC’s very own Battenkai, or gathering of Kyushu-jin, will be holding a shinnenkai to mark the Year of the Rabbit! This exciting event will feature laughter yoga, a shamisen performance and a fabulous raffle. Please join us for this fun night and looking forward to seeing you all there! See below for details (for those who want to read the original Japanese message, please click here http://battenkai.at-newyork.com/). ★ Open to anyone born in or who has connections to Kyushu, as well as those interested in this region. Date: January 5, 2011 (Tuesday) Time: 7-9 pm Location: Japanese American Association of New York (15 W. 44th Street (11th floor)http://www.jaany.org/hallen.htm Cost: Adult = $35, Student = $20, 11 and younger free (includes food/drinks; […]<!-- 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/2010/12/17/calling-all-kyushu-jets-and-fans-of-kyushu/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Calling all Kyushu JETs and fans of Kyushu!

    NYC’s very own Battenkai, or gathering of Kyushu-jin, will be holding a shinnenkai to mark the Year of the Rabbit! This exciting event will feature laughter yoga, a shamisen performance and a fabulous raffle. Please join us for this fun night and looking forward to seeing you all there! See below for details (for those who want to read the original Japanese message, please click here http://battenkai.at-newyork.com/). ★ Open to anyone born in or who has connections to Kyushu, as well as those interested in this region. Date: January 5, 2011 (Tuesday) Time: 7-9 pm Location: Japanese American Association of New York (15 W. 44th Street (11th floor)http://www.jaany.org/hallen.htm Cost: Adult = $35, Student = $20, 11 and younger free (includes food/drinks; […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2010/12/17/upcoming-announcements-website-changes/"></div>Happy Holidays everyone! The Announcements will be on hiatus until January 6, so please check our website for any latest news and events. If you have any Japan-related events you’d like to post, please continue to do so by registering for the forum and posting it in the appropriate forum. The website will also undergo a makeover for 2011! Please stay tuned for our new look, and please mind our dust while the site is under construction.<!-- 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/2010/12/17/upcoming-announcements-website-changes/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Upcoming Announcements & Website Changes

    Happy Holidays everyone! The Announcements will be on hiatus until January 6, so please check our website for any latest news and events. If you have any Japan-related events you’d like to post, please continue to do so by registering for the forum and posting it in the appropriate forum. The website will also undergo a makeover for 2011! Please stay tuned for our new look, and please mind our dust while the site is under construction.

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