Archive for June, 2011

Special Invitation to JETAA on behalf of MoFA & Japan Tourism Agency – Unique Opportunity in Japan

This message is being posted on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency DEADLINE for applications to be received by the Consulate-General of Japan: July 11, 2011 APPLICATION GUIDELINE INVITATION PROGRAMME OF JET ALUMNI TO DISASTER STRICKEN AREAS IN TOHOKU: 1. ORGANIZERS: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japan Tourism Agency 2. CONDITIONS FOR PATICIPATION (1) There are no restrictions based on age or sex. (2) Must have worked for two years or more as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or a Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) in local governments in Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture or Sendai City. (3) Must be able to individually make direct contact with schools […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/27/interview-with-%e2%80%98tokyo-vice%e2%80%99-author-jake-adelstein-on-yakuza-films-umbrellas/"></div>By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner Examiner’s note: The following interview was conducted at New York’s Japan Society on March 10, 2011, hours before the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami would ravage eastern Japan. I was there to chat with guest lecturer Jake Adelstein, whose twelve-year career as a crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun was chronicled in his acclaimed 2009 book Tokyo Vice. Adelstein is currently working on his second book, and as the editor of the Japan Subculture Research Center blog he continues to report on all the intriguing and seedy aspects that keep Japan running. In this exclusive interview, I spoke with Adelstein during an ominous cloudburst. Thanks for meeting in this gloomy weather. I used to like rainy weather, […]<!-- 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/2011/06/27/interview-with-%e2%80%98tokyo-vice%e2%80%99-author-jake-adelstein-on-yakuza-films-umbrellas/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Interview with ‘Tokyo Vice’ author Jake Adelstein on yakuza films, umbrellas

    By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner Examiner’s note: The following interview was conducted at New York’s Japan Society on March 10, 2011, hours before the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami would ravage eastern Japan. I was there to chat with guest lecturer Jake Adelstein, whose twelve-year career as a crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun was chronicled in his acclaimed 2009 book Tokyo Vice. Adelstein is currently working on his second book, and as the editor of the Japan Subculture Research Center blog he continues to report on all the intriguing and seedy aspects that keep Japan running. In this exclusive interview, I spoke with Adelstein during an ominous cloudburst. Thanks for meeting in this gloomy weather. I used to like rainy weather, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/27/jqa-with-jet-alum-casey-novotny-on-the-documentary-film-%e2%80%9c100-yen%e2%80%9d/"></div>  By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York(JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! Casey Novotny (Kochi-ken, 2005-08) gave us the inside scoop on 100 Yen, a film about the Japanese arcade scene coming this fall. Casey, who’s currently a program coordinator at Asia University in Tokyo, and director/JET alum Brad Crawford first met as JETs from Canada, and years later collaborated on this original project. Find out what inspired Casey and listen to his predictions for the future of the arcade scene. How did you find yourself originally interested in Japan? Was it through games? Yeah, I guess since when I was a child my interest […]<!-- 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/2011/06/27/jqa-with-jet-alum-casey-novotny-on-the-documentary-film-%e2%80%9c100-yen%e2%80%9d/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ&A with JET Alum Casey Novotny on the Documentary Film “100 Yen”

      By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York(JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! Casey Novotny (Kochi-ken, 2005-08) gave us the inside scoop on 100 Yen, a film about the Japanese arcade scene coming this fall. Casey, who’s currently a program coordinator at Asia University in Tokyo, and director/JET alum Brad Crawford first met as JETs from Canada, and years later collaborated on this original project. Find out what inspired Casey and listen to his predictions for the future of the arcade scene. How did you find yourself originally interested in Japan? Was it through games? Yeah, I guess since when I was a child my interest […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/26/deadline-extended-to-fri-77-get-your-tix-for-727-jetaany-boat-cruise/"></div>That’s right- TheDealist.com has pushed the deadline for the $10 boat cruise deal for another week! This discounted deal is available only until Friday, July 7th– so if you’re interested, don’t forget to get it at http://tinyurl.com/boatcruiseextendeddeadline! See details below…     When: Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Where: Meet at Pier 81 (42nd St @ the Hudson River) for Marco Polo Cruise Cost: $10 – buy your own $10 coupon by July 7th at Thedealist.com (http://tinyurl.com/boatcruiseextendeddeadline) RSVP/Questions: Once you buy your ticket through TheDealist, email Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org with your name (and guests, if applicable), so we can add you to our reservation. You can also RSVP on Facebook, if you’d like! More Info: This is an […]<!-- 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/2011/06/26/deadline-extended-to-fri-77-get-your-tix-for-727-jetaany-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Deadline Extended to Fri 7/7: Get Your Tix for 7/27 JETAANY Boat Cruise!

    That’s right- TheDealist.com has pushed the deadline for the $10 boat cruise deal for another week! This discounted deal is available only until Friday, July 7th– so if you’re interested, don’t forget to get it at http://tinyurl.com/boatcruiseextendeddeadline! See details below…     When: Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Where: Meet at Pier 81 (42nd St @ the Hudson River) for Marco Polo Cruise Cost: $10 – buy your own $10 coupon by July 7th at Thedealist.com (http://tinyurl.com/boatcruiseextendeddeadline) RSVP/Questions: Once you buy your ticket through TheDealist, email Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org with your name (and guests, if applicable), so we can add you to our reservation. You can also RSVP on Facebook, if you’d like! More Info: This is an […]

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    LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Suburban JET  – Presentation Life as a Urban JET – Handout   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to Expect in your first few weeks Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan Minorities in Japan - African Decent Minority in Japan – Handout Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegegarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet (Word Document) Vegetarian in Japan – Wallet Card (Word .doc) LGBT in Japan LGBT Tokyo Map    
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  • 2011 JET Pre-Departure Documents

    LIFE AS A JET Life as a Rural JET – Presentation Life as a Suburban JET  – Presentation Life as a Urban JET – Handout   JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS ALT Job Skills Workshop CIR Job Skills Workshop   SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What to Expect in your first few weeks Being an Asian-American JET Minorities in Japan Minorities in Japan - African Decent Minority in Japan – Handout Money Management Women’s Issues Traveling in and around Japan Studying Japanese Japanese Etiquette Vegegarian in Japan – Hand out Vegetarian in Japan – Vocabulary Sheet (Word Document) Vegetarian in Japan – Wallet Card (Word .doc) LGBT in Japan LGBT Tokyo Map    

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