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Archive for June, 2011
Posted on June 21, 2011 | No CommentsBy Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is an associate literary agent at Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises. She handles both upscale and commercial fiction and is always looking for outstanding projects to represent. Visit her at Regina Ryan Books. In a magazine article published earlier this year, crooked former banker Bernie Madoff told the public that despite his lies, despite the lives left ruined in the wake of his atrocious crimes, he is not a bad man. Why do I bring this up here, in a book review of Japanese author Natsume Sosekiâ€™s seminal 1914 novelÂ Kokoro? Because Madoff could have learned a thing or two from the book. As the saying goes, the classics arenâ€™t about what happened, […]
Posted on June 21, 2011 | No CommentsBy Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner Following the success of last yearâ€™s inauguralÂ Japanese Heritage Night at Citi Field, this new traditionâ€™s second edition on June 21 will pit the New York Mets against ex-Yankee Hideki Matsuiâ€™s Oakland Aâ€™s. Scheduled for the pre-game show to celebrate Japanâ€™s culture and heritage are New York-based taiko troupeÂ Soh Daiko; theÂ Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York; a tribute toÂ Wally Yonamine, the first American to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II; and the Spirit Award to the People of Tohoku to be accepted byÂ Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki of the Consul General of Japan in New York. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. […]
Posted on June 20, 2011 | No CommentsWhen: Monday, July 11, 6:30pm Where: Apple Restaurant (17 Waverly Place, New York, New York) Nearest Trains: N,R to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place Cost: $20 (includes dinner and karaoke) Click here to reserve your spot on PayPal by Friday, July 8 Limited spots available! You are invited to the New-JET Vet-JET dinner on Monday, July 11 at 6:30pm at Apple Restaurant (www.applerestaurant.com). It’s a great opportunity to show the newbies what a great organization we are and to share our experiences with them. Let’s all being good sempai ne! Also, there’s will be a nijikai involving karaoke! You don’t want to miss it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amber at email@example.com.
Posted on June 16, 2011 | No CommentsSo weâ€™ve been hoping to do another boat cruise for a while and thenâ€¦. this deal pops up-Â http://tinyurl.com/jetaanyboatcruise! This discounted deal is available only until Sunday, June 26th– so if you’re interested, don’t forget to get it! 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 at Thedealist.com (http://tinyurl.com/jetaanyboatcruise) RSVP/Questions: Once you buy your ticket through TheDealist, email Pam Kavalam at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (and guests, if applicable), so we can add you to our reservation. More Info: This is an “after-work boat cruise” with one free drink included. While […]
Posted on June 16, 2011 | No CommentsWhen: Saturday, June 25th , 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: None needed, but feel free to on Facebook. Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs for 2011. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!