Archive for September, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/16/929-kyushu-battenkai-fall-gathering-tabehodainomihodai/"></div>When: Thursday, September 29th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: JaNet Kaikan (2 West 47th Street, 7th Floor) Cost: Pre-pay: $15 (Members of Battenkai and JETAA), $35 (Non-Member) Pay at the door: $20 JETAA members, $35 for non-members RSVP: Sign up on Paypal HERE and check out the RSVP on Facebook. Note: Spots are limited! Questions:  Contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org Following the success of the joint happy hour with JETAANY and the Kyushyu BattenKai, they have invited us to their fall gathering at the JaNet Kaikan on Thursday, September 29th.  Share stories about your time in Japan and life or travels to the Kyushyu area. For $15 you will get catered sushi, Japanese finger foods, Japanese style sandwiches and wine and beer (all-you-can-eat & drink). This is […]<!-- 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/2011/09/16/929-kyushu-battenkai-fall-gathering-tabehodainomihodai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/29) Kyushu Battenkai Fall Gathering – Tabehodai/Nomihodai!

    When: Thursday, September 29th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: JaNet Kaikan (2 West 47th Street, 7th Floor) Cost: Pre-pay: $15 (Members of Battenkai and JETAA), $35 (Non-Member) Pay at the door: $20 JETAA members, $35 for non-members RSVP: Sign up on Paypal HERE and check out the RSVP on Facebook. Note: Spots are limited! Questions:  Contact Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org Following the success of the joint happy hour with JETAANY and the Kyushyu BattenKai, they have invited us to their fall gathering at the JaNet Kaikan on Thursday, September 29th.  Share stories about your time in Japan and life or travels to the Kyushyu area. For $15 you will get catered sushi, Japanese finger foods, Japanese style sandwiches and wine and beer (all-you-can-eat & drink). This is […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/16/925-volunteers-needed-92nd-street-festival/"></div>Date: Saturday, September 25th Time: 12 pm – 5 pm Location:  92nd Street Y Festival Contact: Jesse Taylor at jesse.taylor@ny.mofa.go.jp by Thu, 9/22 On Sunday September 25, 2011, the Consulate General of Japan will participate in the annual 92nd Street Y Festival. We need two (2) volunteers who would like to help out in our booth, 12 – 5pm. Volunteers will assist the Consulate staff with various activities including balloon drawing and handing out promotional materials. If you are available and/or need more information, please contact Mr. Jesse Taylor no later than Thursday, September 22 at (212) 418-4462or jesse.taylor@ny.mofa.go.jp.    <!-- 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/2011/09/16/925-volunteers-needed-92nd-street-festival/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/25) Volunteers Needed for the 92nd Street Y Festival!

    Date: Saturday, September 25th Time: 12 pm – 5 pm Location:  92nd Street Y Festival Contact: Jesse Taylor at jesse.taylor@ny.mofa.go.jp by Thu, 9/22 On Sunday September 25, 2011, the Consulate General of Japan will participate in the annual 92nd Street Y Festival. We need two (2) volunteers who would like to help out in our booth, 12 – 5pm. Volunteers will assist the Consulate staff with various activities including balloon drawing and handing out promotional materials. If you are available and/or need more information, please contact Mr. Jesse Taylor no later than Thursday, September 22 at (212) 418-4462or jesse.taylor@ny.mofa.go.jp.    

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/13/candidates-needed-jetaanys-board-directors/"></div>Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Sunday, October 9 Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non- JET, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY […]<!-- 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/2011/09/13/candidates-needed-jetaanys-board-directors/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Candidates Needed for JETAANY’s Board of Directors!

    Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.org Application Deadline: Sunday, October 9 Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organization’s mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs and one non- JET, all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/09/06/jq-magazine-dvd-review-%e2%80%94-%e2%80%98live-tokyo%e2%80%99-explores-music%e2%80%99s-japanification/"></div>By Sam Frank, an ALT who taught English in Hiraizumi-Cho, Iwate-ken, from 2002-04 and worked in Shirahama-cho, Wakayama-ken as a JET from 2004-06, for JQmagazine. He currently manages the New York division of UnRated magazine and works as a project manager/Web producer at Arrow Root Media. When it comes to cultural diversity, Japan has always been a borrower. Their entire writing system, known as kanji, is made up of Chinese characters; the country’s most popular sport is baseball, America’s pastime; and South Korean television dramas get all the top ratings. Japan’s music scene is no different. In Live from Tokyo, American director Lewis Rapkin takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through Tokyo’s bustling underground music scene. Set within the backdrop of the modern Japanese megalopolis, the film explores Tokyo’s eccentric music culture, and how […]<!-- 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/2011/09/06/jq-magazine-dvd-review-%e2%80%94-%e2%80%98live-tokyo%e2%80%99-explores-music%e2%80%99s-japanification/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: DVD Review — ‘Live from Tokyo’ Explores Music’s Japanification

    By Sam Frank, an ALT who taught English in Hiraizumi-Cho, Iwate-ken, from 2002-04 and worked in Shirahama-cho, Wakayama-ken as a JET from 2004-06, for JQmagazine. He currently manages the New York division of UnRated magazine and works as a project manager/Web producer at Arrow Root Media. When it comes to cultural diversity, Japan has always been a borrower. Their entire writing system, known as kanji, is made up of Chinese characters; the country’s most popular sport is baseball, America’s pastime; and South Korean television dramas get all the top ratings. Japan’s music scene is no different. In Live from Tokyo, American director Lewis Rapkin takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through Tokyo’s bustling underground music scene. Set within the backdrop of the modern Japanese megalopolis, the film explores Tokyo’s eccentric music culture, and how […]

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