Archive for January, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/22/jq-magazine-film-review-%e2%80%93-norwegian-wood/"></div>By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle is entering a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA 2013) and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood 「ノルウェイの森」 was published in Japan in 1987 and propelled the author to superstar status, especially among the nation’s youth. The novel was also an international success and the first English translation (there were eventually two) introduced Murakami to the U.S. Unlike his other well-known works, such as Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood […]<!-- 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/jq-magazine-film-review-%e2%80%93-norwegian-wood/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – ‘Norwegian Wood’

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle is entering a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA 2013) and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood 「ノルウェイの森」 was published in Japan in 1987 and propelled the author to superstar status, especially among the nation’s youth. The novel was also an international success and the first English translation (there were eventually two) introduced Murakami to the U.S. Unlike his other well-known works, such as Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/13/justins-japan-roland-kelts-joins-famed-musicians-writers-global-salon/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. JET alum and half Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99) will appear with acclaimed musicians and writers connected to Japan for an intimate talk and performance called The Global Salon: Cities in Japan at The Greene Space in New York on Jan. 19. Kelts, who lives half of each year in Tokyo and New York, is the author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S. and writes about contemporary Japan for several publications in the U.S. and Japan. He is a frequent commentator on Japan for National Public Radio and the BBC. Hosted by […]<!-- 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/2012/01/13/justins-japan-roland-kelts-joins-famed-musicians-writers-global-salon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Roland Kelts Joins Famed Musicians, Writers for The Global Salon

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. JET alum and half Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99) will appear with acclaimed musicians and writers connected to Japan for an intimate talk and performance called The Global Salon: Cities in Japan at The Greene Space in New York on Jan. 19. Kelts, who lives half of each year in Tokyo and New York, is the author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S. and writes about contemporary Japan for several publications in the U.S. and Japan. He is a frequent commentator on Japan for National Public Radio and the BBC. Hosted by […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/11/121-jetaa-nj-chapter-shinnenkai-edo-brunswick/"></div>When: Saturday, January 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: EDO Japanese Restaurant, 68 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Cost:  Everyone pays for their own meal off the menu (and BYOB!) RSVP/Questions:  Email  Fernando Rojas and Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event あけましておめでとうございます! Join us on Saturday, January 21st for our Shinnenkai – New Year’s Party! It will be held at EDO Japanese restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ, just a 5 minute walk from the New Brunswick NJ Transit Station. There is no set menu and it will be BYOB. Check out the menu here: http://www.campusfood.com/restaurant.asp?campusid=90&mlid=20226 If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at njrep [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/2012/01/11/121-jetaa-nj-chapter-shinnenkai-edo-brunswick/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/21) JETAA NJ Chapter- Shinnenkai @ Edo in New Brunswick

    When: Saturday, January 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: EDO Japanese Restaurant, 68 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Cost:  Everyone pays for their own meal off the menu (and BYOB!) RSVP/Questions:  Email  Fernando Rojas and Rachelle de Leon at njrep@jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event あけましておめでとうございます! Join us on Saturday, January 21st for our Shinnenkai – New Year’s Party! It will be held at EDO Japanese restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ, just a 5 minute walk from the New Brunswick NJ Transit Station. There is no set menu and it will be BYOB. Check out the menu here: http://www.campusfood.com/restaurant.asp?campusid=90&mlid=20226 If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at njrep [at] jetaany.org.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/10/ifa-kajikis-artist-show-nyc-carnegie-hall-bouquet-collection-2012/"></div>The event is SOLD OUT JETAANY has been offered free tickets to a Japanese style bouquet arrangement exhibit at Carnegie Hall on Thursday January 26th.  Members of the Battenkai have extended this invitation to us.  If you are interested in attending please contact Monica by Friday (1/13) to get a ticket.  They are only passing out 250 tickets for this exhibit and it is being advertised to many Japanese organizations.  Limited free tickets while supplies last.  RSVP President@jetaany.org IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012 (Japanese-style bouquet arrangement) Date: 1/26/2012 Door Open at 7:30 pm Start at 8:00 pm http://www.carnegiehall.org/Event.aspx?id=4294979755<!-- 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/2012/01/10/ifa-kajikis-artist-show-nyc-carnegie-hall-bouquet-collection-2012/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    SOLD OUT – IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012

    The event is SOLD OUT JETAANY has been offered free tickets to a Japanese style bouquet arrangement exhibit at Carnegie Hall on Thursday January 26th.  Members of the Battenkai have extended this invitation to us.  If you are interested in attending please contact Monica by Friday (1/13) to get a ticket.  They are only passing out 250 tickets for this exhibit and it is being advertised to many Japanese organizations.  Limited free tickets while supplies last.  RSVP President@jetaany.org IFA Kajiki’s Artist Show NYC Carnegie Hall Bouquet Collection 2012 (Japanese-style bouquet arrangement) Date: 1/26/2012 Door Open at 7:30 pm Start at 8:00 pm http://www.carnegiehall.org/Event.aspx?id=4294979755

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/01/10/justins-japan-york-hosts-sneak-preview-studio-ghibli%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98the-secret-world-arrietty%e2%80%99/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Co-written by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the New York International Children’s Film Festival will present a special one-time advance screening of Studio Ghibli’s new film The Secret World of Arrietty on Jan. 21 at Symphony Space, nearly a whole month ahead of its wide release on Feb. 17. The news comes just as the massive 15-film Studio Ghibli Festival (which broke box office records by grossing over $150,000 to date at the IFC Center) wraps up Jan. 12. Originally released in Japan in July 2010 and based on Mary Norton’s classic children’s book The Borrowers, the film […]<!-- 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/2012/01/10/justins-japan-york-hosts-sneak-preview-studio-ghibli%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98the-secret-world-arrietty%e2%80%99/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: New York Hosts Sneak Preview of Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Co-written by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the New York International Children’s Film Festival will present a special one-time advance screening of Studio Ghibli’s new film The Secret World of Arrietty on Jan. 21 at Symphony Space, nearly a whole month ahead of its wide release on Feb. 17. The news comes just as the massive 15-film Studio Ghibli Festival (which broke box office records by grossing over $150,000 to date at the IFC Center) wraps up Jan. 12. Originally released in Japan in July 2010 and based on Mary Norton’s classic children’s book The Borrowers, the film […]

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