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Archive for July, 2011
Posted on July 26, 2011 | No CommentsAs 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) withÂ accounting and legal backgrounds toÂ 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 usableÂ member-accessible interface on our website. Â 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 atÂ email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Posted on July 26, 2011 | No CommentsDo 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on July 20, 2011 | No CommentsJQÂ magazineÂ editor/Japanese Culture ExaminerÂ Justin TedaldiÂ (CIRÂ Kobe-shi, 2001-02) was recently interviewed byFujisankeiÂ (FCI) News on Japanâ€™s virtual pop idolÂ Hatsune MikuÂ for their â€œTodayâ€™s Eyeâ€ segment broadcast this week on Japanese TV! Miku is the star of Toyotaâ€™s summerÂ Corolla ad campaignÂ in the U.S., and earlier this month performed to massive crowds at L.A.â€™s Nokia Theatre and the San Diego Comic-Con! Check out the videoÂ hereÂ or click on the image for Justinâ€™s comments.
Posted on July 19, 2011 | No CommentsByÂ Justin TedaldiÂ (JETAANY) forÂ NY Japanese Culture Examiner On Thursday (July 21), this yearâ€™s edition of theÂ Lincoln Center FestivalÂ will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of directorÂ Amon Miyamotoâ€™sÂ The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, based onÂ Kinkakuji, the celebrated 1956 novel byJapanâ€™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 ColumbusCenterâ€™s elegant RoseTheater.The Temple of the Golden PavilionÂ is a stunning tale of the power of beauty and its corruption of the mind of a young monk, Mizoguchi, who becomes obsessed with beautyâ€™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 […]
Posted on July 19, 2011 | No CommentsByÂ Paul BensonÂ (Fukui-ken,Â 2006-08) forJQ magazine. PaulÂ 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 Societyâ€™s annualJAPAN CUTSÂ film festival. The festival runs from July 7-21, with 32 films (nearly all of them premieres). I was instantly drawn to JAPAN CUTSâ€™ only twoÂ jidaigekiÂ æ™‚ä»£åŠ‡ samurai films in the series,Â Sword of DesperationÂ ã€Œå¿…æ»å‰£é³¥åˆºã—ã€ andÂ The Last RoninÂ ã€Œæœ€å¾Œã®å¿ è‡£è”µã€. The films were wonderful, and I encourage you to seek them out. Sword of DesperationÂ (2010, dir. Hideyuki Hirayama) is a poised and powerful film of feudal intrigues and expert swordsmen, a fine addition to theÂ chanbaraÂ ãƒãƒ£ãƒ³ãƒãƒ© (â€œsword-fightingâ€) genre. Set in the Edo Period (1600-1868),Â Sword of DesperationÂ has all the genreâ€™s usual devices: […]