Archive for January, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/30/volunteers-needed-shochu-tasting-event-213/"></div>JETAANY is helping to recruit volunteers to assist shochu brewery representatives from across Japan at the upcoming “Experience Shochu, the National Spirit of Japan” tasting event at the Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street). This event takes place Monday, February 13 from 2:30-8:30. Volunteers are needed to fill two shifts: 2:00 – 5:30 — open to industry representatives, i.e. restaurants and press 6:30 – 8:30 — open to consumers You can volunteer for one or both shifts as your schedule allows. Ability to understand Japanese preferred as most representatives do not speak English and volunteers will be helping explain to visitors the various types of shochu on display. But, there’ll also be a 30 minute orientation to teach more about shochu […]<!-- 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/2012/01/30/volunteers-needed-shochu-tasting-event-213/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Volunteers Needed for Shochu Tasting Event 2/13

    JETAANY is helping to recruit volunteers to assist shochu brewery representatives from across Japan at the upcoming “Experience Shochu, the National Spirit of Japan” tasting event at the Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street). This event takes place Monday, February 13 from 2:30-8:30. Volunteers are needed to fill two shifts: 2:00 – 5:30 — open to industry representatives, i.e. restaurants and press 6:30 – 8:30 — open to consumers You can volunteer for one or both shifts as your schedule allows. Ability to understand Japanese preferred as most representatives do not speak English and volunteers will be helping explain to visitors the various types of shochu on display. But, there’ll also be a 30 minute orientation to teach more about shochu […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/30/photos-battenkai-shinnenkai-115/"></div>Over 80 participants from both the JETAANY and Kyushu Battenkai community came together in honor of the New Year on January 15th. We practiced laughing yoga, pounded fresh mochi and enjoyed the fruits of our labor with Kirin beer. A traditional shamisen performance also entertained guests. Check out more pictures of the event 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/2012/01/30/photos-battenkai-shinnenkai-115/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Photos from the Battenkai Shinnenkai 1/15

    Over 80 participants from both the JETAANY and Kyushu Battenkai community came together in honor of the New Year on January 15th. We practiced laughing yoga, pounded fresh mochi and enjoyed the fruits of our labor with Kirin beer. A traditional shamisen performance also entertained guests. Check out more pictures of the event here.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/30/jq-magazine-do-jet-alum-returns-fukushima/"></div>By Kris Gravender (Fukushima-ken, 2002-06) for JQ magazine. Kris was one of eight American JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. This article was originally printed in the Oct. 21, 2011 issue of Chicago’s bilingual newspaper Chicago Shimpo. What could I do? What could I really do? I was fighting the urge to return to Aizu simply because I knew the possibility for contracting some kind of cancer, but I felt I just had to do something. When the earthquake hit we knew it was bad, but the tsunami made everything worse. Then, to top it all off, Fukushima was becoming a “nuclear wasteland,” according to 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/2012/01/30/jq-magazine-do-jet-alum-returns-fukushima/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: What Could I Do? – A JET Alum Returns to Fukushima

    By Kris Gravender (Fukushima-ken, 2002-06) for JQ magazine. Kris was one of eight American JET alums selected for the Tohoku Invitational Program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Tourism Agency. This article was originally printed in the Oct. 21, 2011 issue of Chicago’s bilingual newspaper Chicago Shimpo. What could I do? What could I really do? I was fighting the urge to return to Aizu simply because I knew the possibility for contracting some kind of cancer, but I felt I just had to do something. When the earthquake hit we knew it was bad, but the tsunami made everything worse. Then, to top it all off, Fukushima was becoming a “nuclear wasteland,” according to the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/26/call-artists-announcing-%e2%80%9cjapan-day-cherry-blossom-art-contest%e2%80%9d/"></div>To commemorate the 100th anniversary of gift of cherry trees given to the U.S. by Japan, Japan Day 2012 invites visual artists to submit their artwork to the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2012, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program and Flyer. The winner’s award, and up to four honorable mentions, will be presented the day of the event. Please see below for details. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday March 9th, 2012 CONTEST RULES Art must incorporate the themes of “Cherry Blossom(s)”, “New York”, ”Japan”, and “Central Park”. Size must be 24″ tall X 18″ wide. Artist must be available to accept […]<!-- 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/2012/01/26/call-artists-announcing-%e2%80%9cjapan-day-cherry-blossom-art-contest%e2%80%9d/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for Artists!! Announcing the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of gift of cherry trees given to the U.S. by Japan, Japan Day 2012 invites visual artists to submit their artwork to the “Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2012, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program and Flyer. The winner’s award, and up to four honorable mentions, will be presented the day of the event. Please see below for details. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday March 9th, 2012 CONTEST RULES Art must incorporate the themes of “Cherry Blossom(s)”, “New York”, ”Japan”, and “Central Park”. Size must be 24″ tall X 18″ wide. Artist must be available to accept […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/22/2012-jetaany-shinnenkai-nijikai/"></div>Want to keep the party going after the JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai? Missed your chance to sign up for the 2012 Shinnenkai, but still want to celebrate the year of the dragon in style? Look no further! Join us at Overlook for the official JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai to find everything you’ve  been searching for. Open to all JET Alumni and Friends of JET, we’ll have our own private section upstairs with a cash bar starting at 10:30pm. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up. 😉 You’ll be glad you did! *Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive special notices and invites from JETAANY! What: 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai Where: Overlook http://www.overlooknyc.com/ 225 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 […]<!-- 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/2012/01/22/2012-jetaany-shinnenkai-nijikai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    2012 JETAANY Shinnenkai Nijikai

    Want to keep the party going after the JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai? Missed your chance to sign up for the 2012 Shinnenkai, but still want to celebrate the year of the dragon in style? Look no further! Join us at Overlook for the official JETAANY 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai to find everything you’ve  been searching for. Open to all JET Alumni and Friends of JET, we’ll have our own private section upstairs with a cash bar starting at 10:30pm. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up. 😉 You’ll be glad you did! *Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive special notices and invites from JETAANY! What: 2012 Shinnenkai Nijikai Where: Overlook http://www.overlooknyc.com/ 225 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 […]

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