Archive for July, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/26/attention-jet-alums-accounting-legal-experience-jetaany-help/"></div>As many of you know, JETAA has worked hard to fundraise over $60,000 for the Japan Relief Efforts. We are looking for alumni (or Friends of JET) with accounting and legal backgrounds to call upon for advice on fundraising and taxes, particularly for nonprofits (JETAANY is a registered 501(c)3 organization). We also need someone with a technology background who can help make JETAANY’s member database a usable member-accessible interface on our website.  We are particularly looking for someone with experience in maintaining user privacy and security. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. We look forward to hearing from you!<!-- 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/2011/07/26/attention-jet-alums-accounting-legal-experience-jetaany-help/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Attention JET Alums with Accounting, Legal and IT Experience- JETAANY Needs Your Help!

    As many of you know, JETAA has worked hard to fundraise over $60,000 for the Japan Relief Efforts. We are looking for alumni (or Friends of JET) with accounting and legal backgrounds to call upon for advice on fundraising and taxes, particularly for nonprofits (JETAANY is a registered 501(c)3 organization). We also need someone with a technology background who can help make JETAANY’s member database a usable member-accessible interface on our website.  We are particularly looking for someone with experience in maintaining user privacy and security. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/26/jetaany-subchapter-reps-nj-philly-ny-state/"></div>Do you wish you could go to JETAA events, but live outside of the NYC metropolitan area? Then help us bolster our subchapters! We currently have an active chapter in Pittsburgh, but we’re looking for JET alums in New Jersey, Philly and New York State to help organize events. If you are interested in becoming a representative, offering ideas, or even simply in hearing about events outside of NYC, let us know by emailing Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org.<!-- 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/2011/07/26/jetaany-subchapter-reps-nj-philly-ny-state/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Looking for New JETAANY Subchapter Reps (NJ, Philly, NY State)!

    Do you wish you could go to JETAA events, but live outside of the NYC metropolitan area? Then help us bolster our subchapters! We currently have an active chapter in Pittsburgh, but we’re looking for JET alums in New Jersey, Philly and New York State to help organize events. If you are interested in becoming a representative, offering ideas, or even simply in hearing about events outside of NYC, let us know by emailing Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/20/jul-20-jq-magazine-editor-interviewed-fci-virtual-pop-idol-hatsune-miku/"></div>  JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) was recently interviewed byFujisankei (FCI) News on Japan’s virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku for their “Today’s Eye” segment broadcast this week on Japanese TV! Miku is the star of Toyota’s summer Corolla ad campaign in the U.S., and earlier this month performed to massive crowds at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre and the San Diego Comic-Con! Check out the video here or click on the image for Justin’s comments.<!-- 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/2011/07/20/jul-20-jq-magazine-editor-interviewed-fci-virtual-pop-idol-hatsune-miku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Jul 20 JQ Magazine Editor Interviewed by FCI on Virtual Pop Idol Hatsune Miku

      JQ magazine editor/Japanese Culture Examiner Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) was recently interviewed byFujisankei (FCI) News on Japan’s virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku for their “Today’s Eye” segment broadcast this week on Japanese TV! Miku is the star of Toyota’s summer Corolla ad campaign in the U.S., and earlier this month performed to massive crowds at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre and the San Diego Comic-Con! Check out the video here or click on the image for Justin’s comments.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/19/lincoln-center-festival-premieres-%e2%80%98temple-of-the-golden-pavilion%e2%80%99/"></div>By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner On Thursday (July 21), this year’s edition of the Lincoln Center Festival will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of director Amon Miyamoto’s The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, based on Kinkakuji, the celebrated 1956 novel byJapan’s storied 20th century writer Yukio Mishima. With a script co-written by Miyamoto and playwright Chihiro Ito, the play will run through July 24 at ColumbusCenter’s elegant RoseTheater.The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a stunning tale of the power of beauty and its corruption of the mind of a young monk, Mizoguchi, who becomes obsessed with beauty’s destruction. This groundbreaking work paints an intensely personal picture ofJapan in the crucible of the Second World War. A native of Tokyoand the artistic director of the […]<!-- 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/2011/07/19/lincoln-center-festival-premieres-%e2%80%98temple-of-the-golden-pavilion%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Lincoln Center Festival premieres ‘Temple of the Golden Pavilion’

    By Justin Tedaldi (JETAANY) for NY Japanese Culture Examiner On Thursday (July 21), this year’s edition of the Lincoln Center Festival will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of director Amon Miyamoto’s The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, based on Kinkakuji, the celebrated 1956 novel byJapan’s storied 20th century writer Yukio Mishima. With a script co-written by Miyamoto and playwright Chihiro Ito, the play will run through July 24 at ColumbusCenter’s elegant RoseTheater.The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a stunning tale of the power of beauty and its corruption of the mind of a young monk, Mizoguchi, who becomes obsessed with beauty’s destruction. This groundbreaking work paints an intensely personal picture ofJapan in the crucible of the Second World War. A native of Tokyoand the artistic director of the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/19/jq-magazine-film-review-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%98sword-of-desperation%e2%80%99-and-%e2%80%98the-last-ronin%e2%80%99-at-japan-cuts-2011/"></div>By Paul Benson (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) forJQ magazine. Paul is a New York-based freelance translator who has handled assignments ranging from securities law to cookbooks. This past week I had the pleasure of seeing two films in Japan Society’s annualJAPAN CUTS film festival. The festival runs from July 7-21, with 32 films (nearly all of them premieres). I was instantly drawn to JAPAN CUTS’ only two jidaigeki 時代劇 samurai films in the series, Sword of Desperation 「必死剣鳥刺し」 and The Last Ronin 「最後の忠臣蔵」. The films were wonderful, and I encourage you to seek them out. Sword of Desperation (2010, dir. Hideyuki Hirayama) is a poised and powerful film of feudal intrigues and expert swordsmen, a fine addition to the chanbara チャンバラ (“sword-fighting”) genre. Set in the Edo Period (1600-1868), Sword of Desperation has all the genre’s usual devices: […]<!-- 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/2011/07/19/jq-magazine-film-review-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%98sword-of-desperation%e2%80%99-and-%e2%80%98the-last-ronin%e2%80%99-at-japan-cuts-2011/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – ‘Sword of Desperation’ and ‘The Last Ronin’ at JAPAN CUTS 2011

    By Paul Benson (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) forJQ magazine. Paul is a New York-based freelance translator who has handled assignments ranging from securities law to cookbooks. This past week I had the pleasure of seeing two films in Japan Society’s annualJAPAN CUTS film festival. The festival runs from July 7-21, with 32 films (nearly all of them premieres). I was instantly drawn to JAPAN CUTS’ only two jidaigeki 時代劇 samurai films in the series, Sword of Desperation 「必死剣鳥刺し」 and The Last Ronin 「最後の忠臣蔵」. The films were wonderful, and I encourage you to seek them out. Sword of Desperation (2010, dir. Hideyuki Hirayama) is a poised and powerful film of feudal intrigues and expert swordsmen, a fine addition to the chanbara チャンバラ (“sword-fighting”) genre. Set in the Edo Period (1600-1868), Sword of Desperation has all the genre’s usual devices: […]

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