Archive for November, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/21/jq-magazine-jqa-authorjet-alum-david-namisato-%e2%80%98life-b-o-e-book%e2%80%99/"></div>By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! It’s probably happened to you over the last few years; you’re sitting at work, or maybe at home and an old buddy of yours from JET forwards you a link. You open it, and it’s a hilarious comic about life as a JET skillfully drawn with a mix of humor and nostalgia that pretty much makes your day. Life After the B.O.E. by David Namisato (Aomori-ken CIR, 2002-04) has given many a JET Alum a good laugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought, “If this was a book, it would […]<!-- 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/2011/11/21/jq-magazine-jqa-authorjet-alum-david-namisato-%e2%80%98life-b-o-e-book%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Author/JET Alum David Namisato on ‘Life After the B.O.E. the Book’

    By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! It’s probably happened to you over the last few years; you’re sitting at work, or maybe at home and an old buddy of yours from JET forwards you a link. You open it, and it’s a hilarious comic about life as a JET skillfully drawn with a mix of humor and nostalgia that pretty much makes your day. Life After the B.O.E. by David Namisato (Aomori-ken CIR, 2002-04) has given many a JET Alum a good laugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought, “If this was a book, it would […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/21/justins-japan-l%e2%80%99arcenciel-marks-20-years-rock-special-film-screening/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. After 20 years, 13 million albums and 16 million singles sold, famed J-rock group L’Arc~en~Ciel is ready for its next career highlight: New York City. On Nov. 29, movie theaters in Times Square and Union Square will unveil a special one-night-only music event for the band, which will be simulcast in eight other major American cities. The screening comes months ahead of their hotly anticipated live debut at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in March 2012. Entitled The Best of L’Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, the concert film celebrates the group’s 20th Anniversary, traces their colorful history, and captures them 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/2011/11/21/justins-japan-l%e2%80%99arcenciel-marks-20-years-rock-special-film-screening/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: L’Arc~en~Ciel Marks 20 Years in Rock with Special Film Screening

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. After 20 years, 13 million albums and 16 million singles sold, famed J-rock group L’Arc~en~Ciel is ready for its next career highlight: New York City. On Nov. 29, movie theaters in Times Square and Union Square will unveil a special one-night-only music event for the band, which will be simulcast in eight other major American cities. The screening comes months ahead of their hotly anticipated live debut at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in March 2012. Entitled The Best of L’Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, the concert film celebrates the group’s 20th Anniversary, traces their colorful history, and captures them in […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/16/art-showcase-fundraiser-japan/"></div>The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, is excited to announce the Artist Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan on Thursday, December 1st at Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki’s Residence. Highlighting the talent within our JETAANY network and community, we will be displaying artwork created by JET Alum and Japanese artists. In addition, the event will feature a reception with refreshments honoring the visiting Fukushima prefectural government delegation to New York. Artwork will be available for purchase through silent auction throughout the evening, and all proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Please come show your support for Japan! RSVP through PayPal by 12:00pm on Thursday, […]<!-- 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/2011/11/16/art-showcase-fundraiser-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Art Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, is excited to announce the Artist Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan on Thursday, December 1st at Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki’s Residence. Highlighting the talent within our JETAANY network and community, we will be displaying artwork created by JET Alum and Japanese artists. In addition, the event will feature a reception with refreshments honoring the visiting Fukushima prefectural government delegation to New York. Artwork will be available for purchase through silent auction throughout the evening, and all proceeds from this event will go to the JETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Please come show your support for Japan! RSVP through PayPal by 12:00pm on Thursday, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/16/ny-de-volunteer-happy-hour/"></div>“Happy Hour FUNdRaiser” Date: Monday, November 21st, 2011 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Slattery’s Midtown Pub, on the 2nd Floor 8 East 36th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave.) New York, NY http://www.nydevolunteer.org/activities/2011/20111121.html No reservation is required. NY de Volunteer staff and volunteer will be your waiters, and all tips and proceeds from raffles go directly to support NY de Volunteer programs! Plus, all drinks are $1-$3 off regular price!! For example: Long Island Ice Tea $8! (Regular price is $12) Gin Tonic $6! (Regular price is $8) Budweiser $5! (Regular price is $6) All tips and additional donations will go to NY de Volunteer’s program for promoting cross-cultural education to kids, “Explore Japanese After School Program,” more info here: […]<!-- 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/2011/11/16/ny-de-volunteer-happy-hour/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    NY de Volunteer Happy Hour

    “Happy Hour FUNdRaiser” Date: Monday, November 21st, 2011 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Slattery’s Midtown Pub, on the 2nd Floor 8 East 36th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave.) New York, NY http://www.nydevolunteer.org/activities/2011/20111121.html No reservation is required. NY de Volunteer staff and volunteer will be your waiters, and all tips and proceeds from raffles go directly to support NY de Volunteer programs! Plus, all drinks are $1-$3 off regular price!! For example: Long Island Ice Tea $8! (Regular price is $12) Gin Tonic $6! (Regular price is $8) Budweiser $5! (Regular price is $6) All tips and additional donations will go to NY de Volunteer’s program for promoting cross-cultural education to kids, “Explore Japanese After School Program,” more info here: […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/11/15/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-theatre-review-%e2%80%94-%e2%80%98kutsukake-tokijiro%e2%80%99-inspired-yakuza-yarn/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Mounting a 1920s Japanese gangster play with J-pop flavored fillips may seem like a tough sell, but the new Off-Off-Broadway production of Kutsukake Tokijiro is a successful hybrid that should appeal to fans of “world” stage productions. Opening last week at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and running through Nov. 27, Kutsukake Tokijiro (if you can pronounce it, you’ve probably already seen it) caps a nearly three-year journey to the stage by New York’s Kurotama Kikaku Company and its artistic director, Jun Kim. A native of Japan with Korean heritage, Kim is an actor, dancer, and director of the show, doing double duty in the opening scenes […]<!-- 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/2011/11/15/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-theatre-review-%e2%80%94-%e2%80%98kutsukake-tokijiro%e2%80%99-inspired-yakuza-yarn/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Theatre Review — ‘Kutsukake Tokijiro’ an Inspired Yakuza Yarn

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Mounting a 1920s Japanese gangster play with J-pop flavored fillips may seem like a tough sell, but the new Off-Off-Broadway production of Kutsukake Tokijiro is a successful hybrid that should appeal to fans of “world” stage productions. Opening last week at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and running through Nov. 27, Kutsukake Tokijiro (if you can pronounce it, you’ve probably already seen it) caps a nearly three-year journey to the stage by New York’s Kurotama Kikaku Company and its artistic director, Jun Kim. A native of Japan with Korean heritage, Kim is an actor, dancer, and director of the show, doing double duty in the opening scenes […]

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