Archive for November, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/28/jq-magazine-jet-alum-returns-iwate-tohoku-%e2%80%98homecoming%e2%80%99/"></div>By Alan Mockridge (UK JET, Iwate-ken, 1992-94) for JQ magazine. Alan was one of 14 JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. He is a co-owner of Intralink, which provides business development services for U.S./European companies wishing to do business in/with Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Post-JET, he lived in Japan for 13 years before moving to Santa Clara, California in 2008. Intralink employs half a dozen fluent Japanese speaking JET alums in its Tokyo office. Until a friend at university who I was studying German with suggested we apply for the JET Program as a year out after graduation, I could not even have located Japan on […]<!-- 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/2011/11/28/jq-magazine-jet-alum-returns-iwate-tohoku-%e2%80%98homecoming%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JET Alum Returns to Iwate for Tohoku ‘Homecoming’

    By Alan Mockridge (UK JET, Iwate-ken, 1992-94) for JQ magazine. Alan was one of 14 JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. He is a co-owner of Intralink, which provides business development services for U.S./European companies wishing to do business in/with Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Post-JET, he lived in Japan for 13 years before moving to Santa Clara, California in 2008. Intralink employs half a dozen fluent Japanese speaking JET alums in its Tokyo office. Until a friend at university who I was studying German with suggested we apply for the JET Program as a year out after graduation, I could not even have located Japan on […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/23/121-osechi-ryori-cooking-class/"></div>When: Saturday, December 10 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where:  (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $35 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: Wednesday, December 7th   As the New Year is coming next month, we will learn about the Japanese New Year’s traditional meal Osechi-Ryori. It is a very colorful dish and Osechi recipes prepared at Japanese homes vary from region to region. This time we will cook and taste some typical food: Namasu (a Japanese New Year’s Salad), Datemaki (a sweet rolled omelette) and Ozoni (a Japanese soup containing mochi rice cakes).   Ms. Junko Asano is a Japanese licensed chef and food coordinator. She ran a restaurant in Japanfor 10 years before moving to New […]<!-- 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/2011/11/23/121-osechi-ryori-cooking-class/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/10) Osechi Ryori Cooking Class

    When: Saturday, December 10 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where:  (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $35 (RSVP via Paypal HERE) Application deadline: Wednesday, December 7th   As the New Year is coming next month, we will learn about the Japanese New Year’s traditional meal Osechi-Ryori. It is a very colorful dish and Osechi recipes prepared at Japanese homes vary from region to region. This time we will cook and taste some typical food: Namasu (a Japanese New Year’s Salad), Datemaki (a sweet rolled omelette) and Ozoni (a Japanese soup containing mochi rice cakes).   Ms. Junko Asano is a Japanese licensed chef and food coordinator. She ran a restaurant in Japanfor 10 years before moving to New […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/22/2011-jetaany-board-directors-election-results/"></div>We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors elections that closed at the end of October. Results will be confirmed, and officers will be installed at our Annual Meeting, to be held in December. Details on the meeting to follow in a subsequent e-newsletter. Thank you to all of the fantastic candidates for running and best of luck to our newest members. Newly elected to the board for the 2011-2012 fiscal year are: Amber Liang Megan Miller Yoo Randall David Cook (reelected for second term) Steven Horowitz (second term) Clara Solomon (second term) JETAANY wholeheartedly thanks retiring board members – Katrina Barnas and Shannan Spisak – who have given of their talents, time and energy over 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/2011/11/22/2011-jetaany-board-directors-election-results/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2011-2012 JETAANY Board of Directors Election Results

    We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors elections that closed at the end of October. Results will be confirmed, and officers will be installed at our Annual Meeting, to be held in December. Details on the meeting to follow in a subsequent e-newsletter. Thank you to all of the fantastic candidates for running and best of luck to our newest members. Newly elected to the board for the 2011-2012 fiscal year are: Amber Liang Megan Miller Yoo Randall David Cook (reelected for second term) Steven Horowitz (second term) Clara Solomon (second term) JETAANY wholeheartedly thanks retiring board members – Katrina Barnas and Shannan Spisak – who have given of their talents, time and energy over the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/22/jersey-bonnenkai-2/"></div>Calling all New Jersey JET alums looking for the best way to celebrate the end of the year.  The newly formed NJ sub-chapter will be hosting our first Bonnenkai at the Yakitori 39 on Saturday December 10th.  Please RSVP through PayPal to secure your spot at the party Place: Yakitori 39 Address: 252 Degraw Ave, Teaneck NJ 07666 Date: December 10, 2011 Time: 6:30pm Directions: http://yakitori39.com/directions.html Cost: $35 Questions: Contact Fernando and Rachelle at NJrep@jetaany.org RSVP through PayPal Dinner includes: Edamame - 枝豆 Nagoya-style Chicken Wing Kara-age - ナゴヤ風手羽先のから揚げ Tofu and seaweed salad - トウフ海藻サラダ 10 Yakimono Sticks (6 chicken, 4 vegetables) - 焼き物 10本 ((鳥6本、野菜4本)) Small Rice Bowl (Curry or Tororo) - しめのミニご飯 (ミニカレー又は、ミニとろろご飯) Public Transportation from NYC: Two buses from the 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal […]<!-- 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/2011/11/22/jersey-bonnenkai-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    New Jersey Bonnenkai

    Calling all New Jersey JET alums looking for the best way to celebrate the end of the year.  The newly formed NJ sub-chapter will be hosting our first Bonnenkai at the Yakitori 39 on Saturday December 10th.  Please RSVP through PayPal to secure your spot at the party Place: Yakitori 39 Address: 252 Degraw Ave, Teaneck NJ 07666 Date: December 10, 2011 Time: 6:30pm Directions: http://yakitori39.com/directions.html Cost: $35 Questions: Contact Fernando and Rachelle at NJrep@jetaany.org RSVP through PayPal Dinner includes: Edamame - 枝豆 Nagoya-style Chicken Wing Kara-age - ナゴヤ風手羽先のから揚げ Tofu and seaweed salad - トウフ海藻サラダ 10 Yakimono Sticks (6 chicken, 4 vegetables) - 焼き物 10本 ((鳥6本、野菜4本)) Small Rice Bowl (Curry or Tororo) - しめのミニご飯 (ミニカレー又は、ミニとろろご飯) Public Transportation from NYC: Two buses from the 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/22/long-island-ny-subchapter-rep-facebook-group/"></div>Attention JETs living in Nassau and Suffolk (and perhaps Queens) counties! Our subchapters continue to grow with the addition of a Long Island subchapter. Make sure to read about our new Long Island Representative, Carolyn Brooks at https://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom) as well as join the Facebook group. Be on the look out for an inaugural event coming this winter! If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email Carolyn at  longislandrep [at] 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/2011/11/22/long-island-ny-subchapter-rep-facebook-group/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    New Long Island, NY Subchapter Rep and Facebook Group!

    Attention JETs living in Nassau and Suffolk (and perhaps Queens) counties! Our subchapters continue to grow with the addition of a Long Island subchapter. Make sure to read about our new Long Island Representative, Carolyn Brooks at https://jetaany.org/about/contacts/ (scroll to the bottom) as well as join the Facebook group. Be on the look out for an inaugural event coming this winter! If you have ideas for events, feel free post on the Facebook group and/or email Carolyn at  longislandrep [at] jetaany.org.      

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