Archive for July, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/18/jetaany-book-club-my-year-of-meats-by-ruth-ozeki/"></div>When: Wednesday, August 31st,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: The Flatiron Building, 175 5th Avenue Cost: $2-3 for food RSVP/Questions: Email jetaanybookclub@gmail.com or sign up on Facebook. More Info:   My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki  From Wikipedia: Jane Takagi-Little is a Japanese American journalist who is hired to work for a Japanese production company. The company works with Beef-Ex to promote the use of American beef in Japan by creating a Japanese television show called “My American Wife”. Jane works as the host and creative producer and every week an American wife is shown living “her life” and cooking meat. The novel goes on to show just how manipulative the production company and meat industry are. Parallel to […]<!-- 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/2011/07/18/jetaany-book-club-my-year-of-meats-by-ruth-ozeki/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/31) JETAANY Book Club: My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

    When: Wednesday, August 31st,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: The Flatiron Building, 175 5th Avenue Cost: $2-3 for food RSVP/Questions: Email jetaanybookclub@gmail.com or sign up on Facebook. More Info:   My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki  From Wikipedia: Jane Takagi-Little is a Japanese American journalist who is hired to work for a Japanese production company. The company works with Beef-Ex to promote the use of American beef in Japan by creating a Japanese television show called “My American Wife”. Jane works as the host and creative producer and every week an American wife is shown living “her life” and cooking meat. The novel goes on to show just how manipulative the production company and meat industry are. Parallel to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/13/listen-learn-and-experience-gagaku/"></div>When: Saturday, August 20th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE (43A West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) Cost: $20. Make sure to reserve your space on Paypal HERE. Application deadline: August 17th (Minimum participation is 10, and maximum is 30.) Gagaku, “elegant music,” was brought into Japan from the T’ang Dynasty Court in China and other Southeast Asia countriesduring the 8th century. In Japan, the music was refined and developed over many centuries, and passed down within hereditary families. Today, this music is still part of the ceremonies of the royal family and state shrines. We will listen to the beautiful harmony, learn the instruments, and experience playing the sound of the music through 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/2011/07/13/listen-learn-and-experience-gagaku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Listen, Learn, and Experience GAGAKU!

    When: Saturday, August 20th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE (43A West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) Cost: $20. Make sure to reserve your space on Paypal HERE. Application deadline: August 17th (Minimum participation is 10, and maximum is 30.) Gagaku, “elegant music,” was brought into Japan from the T’ang Dynasty Court in China and other Southeast Asia countriesduring the 8th century. In Japan, the music was refined and developed over many centuries, and passed down within hereditary families. Today, this music is still part of the ceremonies of the royal family and state shrines. We will listen to the beautiful harmony, learn the instruments, and experience playing the sound of the music through the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/11/voices-from-the-ground-the-latest-report-from-the-japanese-civil-society%e2%80%99s-response-to-the-311-disaster/"></div>The devastation of the March 11, 2011 (3/11) earthquake and tsunami in northeasternJapantriggered overwhelming support from theUS, with over $300 million raised for disaster relief. Now that the humanitarian aid is underway, what has happened in terms of recovery and rebuilding the disaster afflicted areas? What is the current status of the Japanese disaster areas? What are the needs for mid and long-term reconstruction? How isJapan’s civil society collaborating with the international community in the recovery process? These critical questions will be addressed in a panel discussion hosted by the Asia Society and co-presented with theJapanFoundationCenterfor Global Partnership (CGP) and theJapanCenterfor International Exchange (JCIE). The event will feature speakers from key Japanese civil society organizations working on restoration efforts. Key […]<!-- 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/2011/07/11/voices-from-the-ground-the-latest-report-from-the-japanese-civil-society%e2%80%99s-response-to-the-311-disaster/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Voices from the Ground: the latest Report from the Japanese Civil Society’s Response to the 3/11 Disaster

    The devastation of the March 11, 2011 (3/11) earthquake and tsunami in northeasternJapantriggered overwhelming support from theUS, with over $300 million raised for disaster relief. Now that the humanitarian aid is underway, what has happened in terms of recovery and rebuilding the disaster afflicted areas? What is the current status of the Japanese disaster areas? What are the needs for mid and long-term reconstruction? How isJapan’s civil society collaborating with the international community in the recovery process? These critical questions will be addressed in a panel discussion hosted by the Asia Society and co-presented with theJapanFoundationCenterfor Global Partnership (CGP) and theJapanCenterfor International Exchange (JCIE). The event will feature speakers from key Japanese civil society organizations working on restoration efforts. Key […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/06/japan-society%e2%80%99s-first-week-of-japan-cuts-2011-offers-%e2%80%98buddha%e2%80%99-%e2%80%98battle-royale%e2%80%99/"></div>Seeking summer movie asylum from Autobots and aging boy wizards? Head to Japan Society. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the JAPAN CUTS 2011 film festival includes 32 new titles—the biggest lineup in the festival’s history with (almost) nothing but premieres and one-off shows—running from July 7 to 22, including ten co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). “Arguably North America’s premier showcase for Japanese film” (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS screens the cutting edge of contemporary Japanese fare, caroming between elegant drama to anything-goes comedy to uncanny experimentalism. All films—most of themNew Yorkpremieres–are primarily shown in Japanese with English subtitles, some with actor/director intros and Q&As and after parties. This week’s cuts are: Thursday, July 7 Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha: The Great Departure, 6:45 […]<!-- 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/2011/07/06/japan-society%e2%80%99s-first-week-of-japan-cuts-2011-offers-%e2%80%98buddha%e2%80%99-%e2%80%98battle-royale%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan Society’s first week of JAPAN CUTS 2011 offers ‘Buddha,’ ‘Battle Royale’

    Seeking summer movie asylum from Autobots and aging boy wizards? Head to Japan Society. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the JAPAN CUTS 2011 film festival includes 32 new titles—the biggest lineup in the festival’s history with (almost) nothing but premieres and one-off shows—running from July 7 to 22, including ten co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). “Arguably North America’s premier showcase for Japanese film” (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS screens the cutting edge of contemporary Japanese fare, caroming between elegant drama to anything-goes comedy to uncanny experimentalism. All films—most of themNew Yorkpremieres–are primarily shown in Japanese with English subtitles, some with actor/director intros and Q&As and after parties. This week’s cuts are: Thursday, July 7 Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha: The Great Departure, 6:45 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/07/05/jq-magazine-jet-alum-ashley-thompson%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98surviving-in-japan%e2%80%99/"></div>By Ashley Thompson (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Ashley is the founder of Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese) and Lifelines columnist for the Japan Times. Six years ago,Japanwas nowhere on my radar. If someone had told me then thatJapanwould become my second home, I would have laughed.Japanwas foreign, unknown, and I had no interest in it other than its traditional art and history. Plus, I was a homebody—living overseas became a potential option only a few years ago. After graduating high school in the town I spent most of my life, I moved two hours away (via car) toSeattlefor school and work. During that time I met David—a senior at the university I attended for a year while volunteering—who became one of my closest friends. I came to learn […]<!-- 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/2011/07/05/jq-magazine-jet-alum-ashley-thompson%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98surviving-in-japan%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JET Alum Ashley Thompson’s ‘Surviving in Japan’

    By Ashley Thompson (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Ashley is the founder of Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese) and Lifelines columnist for the Japan Times. Six years ago,Japanwas nowhere on my radar. If someone had told me then thatJapanwould become my second home, I would have laughed.Japanwas foreign, unknown, and I had no interest in it other than its traditional art and history. Plus, I was a homebody—living overseas became a potential option only a few years ago. After graduating high school in the town I spent most of my life, I moved two hours away (via car) toSeattlefor school and work. During that time I met David—a senior at the university I attended for a year while volunteering—who became one of my closest friends. I came to learn […]

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