Archive for June, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/21/jq-magazine-book-review-%e2%80%93-natsume-soseki%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9ckokoro%e2%80%9d-takes-new-translation-to-heart/"></div>By 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 Soseki’s seminal 1914 novel Kokoro? Because Madoff could have learned a thing or two from the book. As the saying goes, the classics aren’t about what happened, […]<!-- 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/2011/06/21/jq-magazine-book-review-%e2%80%93-natsume-soseki%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9ckokoro%e2%80%9d-takes-new-translation-to-heart/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – Natsume Soseki’s “Kokoro” Takes New Translation to Heart

    By 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 Soseki’s seminal 1914 novel Kokoro? Because Madoff could have learned a thing or two from the book. As the saying goes, the classics aren’t about what happened, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/21/new-york-mets%e2%80%99-japanese-heritage-night-aids-disaster-relief-efforts/"></div>By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner Following the success of last year’s inaugural Japanese Heritage Night at Citi Field, this new tradition’s second edition on June 21 will pit the New York Mets against ex-Yankee Hideki Matsui’s Oakland A’s. Scheduled for the pre-game show to celebrate Japan’s culture and heritage are New York-based taiko troupe Soh Daiko; the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York; a tribute to 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 by 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. […]<!-- 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/2011/06/21/new-york-mets%e2%80%99-japanese-heritage-night-aids-disaster-relief-efforts/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    New York Mets’ Japanese Heritage Night aids disaster relief efforts

    By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner Following the success of last year’s inaugural Japanese Heritage Night at Citi Field, this new tradition’s second edition on June 21 will pit the New York Mets against ex-Yankee Hideki Matsui’s Oakland A’s. Scheduled for the pre-game show to celebrate Japan’s culture and heritage are New York-based taiko troupe Soh Daiko; the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York; a tribute to 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 by 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. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/20/new-jet-vet-jet-dinner/"></div>When: 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 liang.yxamber@gmail.com.<!-- 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/2011/06/20/new-jet-vet-jet-dinner/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    New JET-Vet JET Dinner

    When: 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 liang.yxamber@gmail.com.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/16/by-626-get-your-discounted-tix-for-the-jetaany-boat-cruise-on-727/"></div>So we’ve been hoping to do another boat cruise for a while and then…. this deal pops up- 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 secretary@jetaany.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 […]<!-- 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/2011/06/16/by-626-get-your-discounted-tix-for-the-jetaany-boat-cruise-on-727/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (by 6/26) Get Your Discounted Tix for the JETAANY Boat Cruise on 7/27!

    So we’ve been hoping to do another boat cruise for a while and then…. this deal pops up- 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 secretary@jetaany.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 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/06/16/happy-hour-with-the-brand-new-2011-jets/"></div>When: 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!<!-- 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/2011/06/16/happy-hour-with-the-brand-new-2011-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Happy Hour with the Brand New (2011) JETs!

    When: 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!

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