Archive for May, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/31/jq-magazine-jnto-%e2%80%9cmeet-japan-2011%e2%80%9d-familiarization-trip/"></div>By Gil Cardon (Hiroshima-ken, 2001-04), for JQ magazine. Gil is the convention manager at theJapan National Tourism Organization in New York. He is the primary contact for promoting Japan MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) within North America. Every year at about the same time, the Japan National Tourism Organization hosts the “Meet Japan” familiarization trip. This year, ten guests from six different countries (U.K., France, Italy, Greece, Israel, and the U.S.) participated in the trip. The guests are representatives of international organizations and professional associations that are planning to hold a conference in Japan in the near future. Through the course of the Meet Japan trip, the representatives visit convention centers and hotels in various cities throughout Japan, as part […]<!-- 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/2011/05/31/jq-magazine-jnto-%e2%80%9cmeet-japan-2011%e2%80%9d-familiarization-trip/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JNTO “Meet Japan 2011” Familiarization Trip

    By Gil Cardon (Hiroshima-ken, 2001-04), for JQ magazine. Gil is the convention manager at theJapan National Tourism Organization in New York. He is the primary contact for promoting Japan MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) within North America. Every year at about the same time, the Japan National Tourism Organization hosts the “Meet Japan” familiarization trip. This year, ten guests from six different countries (U.K., France, Italy, Greece, Israel, and the U.S.) participated in the trip. The guests are representatives of international organizations and professional associations that are planning to hold a conference in Japan in the near future. Through the course of the Meet Japan trip, the representatives visit convention centers and hotels in various cities throughout Japan, as part […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/28/this-weeks-nippon-in-ny-events-legendary-metal-band-loudness-and-songstress-akiko-yano-in-concert/"></div>After their successful tour of Europe last year capped with a headlining gig at Germany’s prestigious Bang Your Head!!! festival, Japan’s Loudness are invading North America for the first time since their sold out 2006 tour, and only the second time since 1991! Formed in 1981 in Osaka, vocalist Minoru Niihara, guitarist Akira Takasaki (A.K.A. the Eddie Van Halen of Japan), bassist Masayoshi Yamashita and drummer Munetaka Higuchi joined forces to become not only Japan’s premier metal band, but a world class act in their own right, releasing five English-language albums in America in their heyday. On June 1, the group storms Times Square’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, where they last played five years ago in a historic gig filmed […]<!-- 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/2011/05/28/this-weeks-nippon-in-ny-events-legendary-metal-band-loudness-and-songstress-akiko-yano-in-concert/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    This week’s Nippon in NY events: legendary metal band Loudness and songstress Akiko Yano in concert!

    After their successful tour of Europe last year capped with a headlining gig at Germany’s prestigious Bang Your Head!!! festival, Japan’s Loudness are invading North America for the first time since their sold out 2006 tour, and only the second time since 1991! Formed in 1981 in Osaka, vocalist Minoru Niihara, guitarist Akira Takasaki (A.K.A. the Eddie Van Halen of Japan), bassist Masayoshi Yamashita and drummer Munetaka Higuchi joined forces to become not only Japan’s premier metal band, but a world class act in their own right, releasing five English-language albums in America in their heyday. On June 1, the group storms Times Square’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, where they last played five years ago in a historic gig filmed […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/25/68-calling-all-friends-of-kyushu-june-happy-hour-nightingale-lounge/"></div>When: Wednesday, June 8th @ 6:30 p.m. Where: Nightingale Lounge (13 2nd Avenue @ 13th St) Cost: Everyone pays for their own drinks. The Happy Hour Special is: $3 Domestic Beers, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Cosmos, Appletinis, Margaritas, & Kamikazes. RSVP: No need to RSVP but feel free to do so on Facebook!   Calling all JETs/FOJs who have lived in, traveled to and loved Kyushu. Come out for a drink, share stories and meet fellow alums as well as members of the Kyushu Battenkai (Nihongo de)!  Everyone is welcome so feel free to invite friends.<!-- 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/2011/05/25/68-calling-all-friends-of-kyushu-june-happy-hour-nightingale-lounge/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/8) Calling All Friends of Kyushu! June Happy Hour @ Nightingale Lounge

    When: Wednesday, June 8th @ 6:30 p.m. Where: Nightingale Lounge (13 2nd Avenue @ 13th St) Cost: Everyone pays for their own drinks. The Happy Hour Special is: $3 Domestic Beers, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Cosmos, Appletinis, Margaritas, & Kamikazes. RSVP: No need to RSVP but feel free to do so on Facebook!   Calling all JETs/FOJs who have lived in, traveled to and loved Kyushu. Come out for a drink, share stories and meet fellow alums as well as members of the Kyushu Battenkai (Nihongo de)!  Everyone is welcome so feel free to invite friends.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/23/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-interview-with-inuyama-city-councilmanjet-alum-anthony-bianchi/"></div>“The JET Program has great benefits for the country. One of the greatest, but overlooked is the former participants themselves. They all have a great knowledge, understanding and affection for Japan. All have gone on to various careers and are a great but underutilized network.” By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his pagehere to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Anthony Bianchi’s life in Japan took root in the 1980s when the Bensonhurst, Brooklyn native landed a job with the Inuyama City board of education in Aichi Prefecture on the JET Program exchange initiative. He continued to work in Inuyama after JET, and in 2003 gained citizenship, becoming the first-ever North American to hold an elected position in […]<!-- 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/2011/05/23/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-interview-with-inuyama-city-councilmanjet-alum-anthony-bianchi/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with Inuyama City Councilman/JET Alum Anthony Bianchi

    “The JET Program has great benefits for the country. One of the greatest, but overlooked is the former participants themselves. They all have a great knowledge, understanding and affection for Japan. All have gone on to various careers and are a great but underutilized network.” By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his pagehere to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Anthony Bianchi’s life in Japan took root in the 1980s when the Bensonhurst, Brooklyn native landed a job with the Inuyama City board of education in Aichi Prefecture on the JET Program exchange initiative. He continued to work in Inuyama after JET, and in 2003 gained citizenship, becoming the first-ever North American to hold an elected position in […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/23/x-japan%e2%80%99s-yoshiki-takes-manhattan-meets-jet-alums/"></div>On May 23, X Japan mainman Yoshiki–who is widely regarded as Japan’s premier rock musician–was in New York City to promote his weekly “Yoshiki Radio” show, which launches on SiriusXM’s Boneyard (channel 38) tonight at 8:00 p.m. Fujisankei (FCI) News was there, and they interviewed JET alumni Sam Frank of UnRatedNYC and JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi for their “Today’s Eye” segment broadcasted on Japanese TV! Check out the video below for Justin’s comments. (Direct link athttp://www.fujisankei.com/video_library/art/yoshiki-radio.html)  <!-- 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/2011/05/23/x-japan%e2%80%99s-yoshiki-takes-manhattan-meets-jet-alums/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    X Japan’s Yoshiki Takes Manhattan, Meets JET Alums

    On May 23, X Japan mainman Yoshiki–who is widely regarded as Japan’s premier rock musician–was in New York City to promote his weekly “Yoshiki Radio” show, which launches on SiriusXM’s Boneyard (channel 38) tonight at 8:00 p.m. Fujisankei (FCI) News was there, and they interviewed JET alumni Sam Frank of UnRatedNYC and JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi for their “Today’s Eye” segment broadcasted on Japanese TV! Check out the video below for Justin’s comments. (Direct link athttp://www.fujisankei.com/video_library/art/yoshiki-radio.html)  

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