Archive for September, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/27/october-book-club-pick-villian-shuichi-yoshida/"></div>When: Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Flatiron Building (175 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Sts) Cost: $2-3 for food RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at jetaanybookclub@gmail.com and sign up on Facebook. Start reading! The JETAA book club has chosen Villain by Shuichi Yoshida for our next meeting.  From Publishers Weekly – “Yoshida 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 translation…. 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, […]<!-- 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/2011/09/27/october-book-club-pick-villian-shuichi-yoshida/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/25) October Book Club: Villian by Shuichi Yoshida

    When: Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Flatiron Building (175 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Sts) Cost: $2-3 for food RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at jetaanybookclub@gmail.com and sign up on Facebook. Start reading! The JETAA book club has chosen Villain by Shuichi Yoshida for our next meeting.  From Publishers Weekly – “Yoshida 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 translation…. 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, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/27/speakers-needed-career-forum-november-12th/"></div>Do 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 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/2011/09/27/speakers-needed-career-forum-november-12th/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Speakers Needed for Career Forum on November 12th!

    Do 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 secretary@jetaany.org.    

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/26/jq-magazine-theatre-review-%e2%80%93-critics-talk-%e2%80%98crane-story%e2%80%99/"></div>By Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) and Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Presented by The Playwrights Realm, the drama Crane Story stars Angela Lin (a veteran of JET alumRandall David Cook’s Sake with the Haiku Geisha) as Cassis, a young Japanese American on an odyssey to rescue her brother’s soul from the land of the dead. Written by Jen Silverman and directed by Katherine Kovner, Crane Story runs through Oct. 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York’s Greenwich Village. Here’s what JQ‘s critics had to say at a Midtown diner after a recent performance. Justin Tedaldi: What were your thoughts about the production? Vlad Baranenko: Given the limited resources that they have being Off-Broadway, they did a very good job with the imagery and the special effects. JT: I really liked the way the creative team put everything […]<!-- 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/2011/09/26/jq-magazine-theatre-review-%e2%80%93-critics-talk-%e2%80%98crane-story%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Theatre Review – Two Critics Talk ‘Crane Story’

    By Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) and Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Presented by The Playwrights Realm, the drama Crane Story stars Angela Lin (a veteran of JET alumRandall David Cook’s Sake with the Haiku Geisha) as Cassis, a young Japanese American on an odyssey to rescue her brother’s soul from the land of the dead. Written by Jen Silverman and directed by Katherine Kovner, Crane Story runs through Oct. 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York’s Greenwich Village. Here’s what JQ‘s critics had to say at a Midtown diner after a recent performance. Justin Tedaldi: What were your thoughts about the production? Vlad Baranenko: Given the limited resources that they have being Off-Broadway, they did a very good job with the imagery and the special effects. JT: I really liked the way the creative team put everything […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/16/105-nihongo-dake-dinner-yakitori-taisho/"></div>When: Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where:  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:  No paypal this time- let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Questions:  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.  <!-- 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/2011/09/16/105-nihongo-dake-dinner-yakitori-taisho/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/5) Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Yakitori Taisho

    When: Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where:  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:  No paypal this time- let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Questions:  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.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/16/924-tea-gathering-special-japanese-tea-ceremony-event/"></div>When: Saturday, September 24 2:00 pm – 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.  Omotesenke school of tea was established by Koushin Sousa (Kōshin Sōsa) (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 […]<!-- 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/2011/09/16/924-tea-gathering-special-japanese-tea-ceremony-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/24) Tea Gathering ~Special Japanese tea ceremony event~

    When: Saturday, September 24 2:00 pm – 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.  Omotesenke school of tea was established by Koushin Sousa (Kōshin Sōsa) (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 […]

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