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Archive for September, 2011
Posted on September 27, 2011 | No CommentsWhen: Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm â€“ 9:00 pm Where: Flatiron Building (175 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Sts) Cost:Â $2-3 for food RSVP/Questions:Â Email Liz at email@example.com and sign up onÂ Facebook. Start reading! The JETAA book club has chosen Villain by Shuichi Yoshida for our next meeting.Â From Publishers Weekly â€“ â€œYoshida examines the lives of a victim and a killer in this subtle but powerful novel about collective guilt and individual atonement, his first book to appear in English translationâ€¦.Â Multiple points of view reveal both slight and dramatic changes in a host of other people, including acquaintances and relatives, affected by the murder. Most impressively, Yoshida’s complex portrait of Japanese society leaves no doubt as to his characters’ actions, […]
Posted on September 27, 2011 | No CommentsDo you have expertise on any of the following: interviewing skills, networking, social media, branding, etc.? We are looking for volunteers for our annual Career Forum, a job skills workshop for recent returnees as well as any alums currently in the job search process. The Career Forum will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, 11/12 – we are asking for speakers to lead (up to) 30 minute workshops. It’s a terrific event and a great way to welcome and share your skills with our newest JET alums! If interested, please email Pamela Kavalam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on September 26, 2011 | No CommentsByÂ Justin TedaldiÂ (CIRÂ Kobe-shi, 2001-02) andÂ Vlad BaranenkoÂ (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) forÂ JQ magazine. Presented byÂ The Playwrights Realm, the dramaÂ Crane StoryÂ starsÂ Angela LinÂ (a veteran of JET alumRandall David Cookâ€™sÂ Sake with the Haiku Geisha) as Cassis, a young Japanese American on an odyssey to rescue her brotherâ€™s soul from the land of the dead. Written byÂ Jen SilvermanÂ and directed by Katherine Kovner,Â Crane StoryÂ runs through Oct. 1 at theÂ Cherry Lane TheatreÂ in New Yorkâ€™s Greenwich Village. Hereâ€™s whatÂ JQâ€˜s critics had to say at a Midtown diner after a recent performance. Justin Tedaldi:Â What were your thoughts about the production? Vlad Baranenko:Â Given the limited resources that they have being Off-Broadway, they did a very good job with the imagery and the special effects. JT:Â I really liked the way the creative team put everything […]
Posted on September 16, 2011 | No CommentsWhen: Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00 pm â€“ 9:00 pm Where:Â Yakitori Taisho (5 St. Marks Pl between 3rd Ave & Astor Pl) Cost: Everyone pays for their own food and drinks on the night of! RSVP:Â No paypal this time- let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Questions:Â Contact Kendall Murano at vpjetaany -at- gmail.com NDD is back from natsu yasumi! Come practice your Japanese while enjoying yakitori and drinks at Yakitori Taisho on Wednesday, October 5th. Feel free to bring your Japanese speaking friends! There is no pre-pay, as everyone will pay for their own food and drinks.
Posted on September 16, 2011 | No CommentsWhen: Saturday, September 24 2:00 pm â€“ 3:00 pm Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: Free! Application deadline: September 20 (Limited seats) The Tea Gathering will be held in the modern Ryurei style tea ceremony, a relaxed procedure where both host and gust are seated on chairs. We hope that this relaxed format will give you in New York a taste of Omotesenke Chanoyu.Â Omotesenke school of tea was established by Koushin Sousa (KÅshin SÅsa) (1613-72) who also inherited the teahouse named Fushinan. Chanoyu is one of the Japanese words usually translated “tea ceremony.” It literally means “hot water for tea,” but within that simple phrase is found almost a thousand years of Japanese history in […]