Archive for February, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/02/27/jq-magazine-tale-girl-taxi-driver-un-emergency-room/"></div>By Wendy Ikemoto (Ehime-ken, 2006-2011). Wendy taught at six crazy but lovable high schools and served as a Prefectural Advisor on JET. Now based in the equally crazy New York City, she is looking for her next challenging career opportunity. Wendy is a fan of reading, writing, and cooking as a form of socialization. Visit her LinkedIn profile here. I learned the hard way that bicycles and snow don’t mix. It wasn’t that I didn’t have my suspicions about this, but I: a) Needed to get to the train station, and b) was inexperienced with the fluffy stuff (it was only the second time in years that snow in my country town hadn’t immediately melted away, and as a Hawaii […]<!-- 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/2012/02/27/jq-magazine-tale-girl-taxi-driver-un-emergency-room/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Tale of a Girl, a Taxi Driver, and the Un-Emergency Room He Took Her To

    By Wendy Ikemoto (Ehime-ken, 2006-2011). Wendy taught at six crazy but lovable high schools and served as a Prefectural Advisor on JET. Now based in the equally crazy New York City, she is looking for her next challenging career opportunity. Wendy is a fan of reading, writing, and cooking as a form of socialization. Visit her LinkedIn profile here. I learned the hard way that bicycles and snow don’t mix. It wasn’t that I didn’t have my suspicions about this, but I: a) Needed to get to the train station, and b) was inexperienced with the fluffy stuff (it was only the second time in years that snow in my country town hadn’t immediately melted away, and as a Hawaii […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/02/24/324-nj-subchapter-dinner-edo-brunswick/"></div>When:  Saturday, March 24th,  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Edo Japanese Restaurant (68 Easton Ave @ Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ) RSVP:  Sign up via the Facebook event (for now!) Questions: Email Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org and I’ll forward them to the organizer, Lesley Jacobs Robinson.   The NJ Subchapter will have a get-together in March in New Brunswick, NJ. All JET alumni and friends of JET (FOJs) are welcome! More details to come but we’ll be dining at Edo Japanese Restaurant, which is within easy walking distance of New Brunswick’s train station.  <!-- 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/2012/02/24/324-nj-subchapter-dinner-edo-brunswick/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/24) NJ Subchapter: Dinner at Edo in New Brunswick

    When:  Saturday, March 24th,  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Edo Japanese Restaurant (68 Easton Ave @ Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ) RSVP:  Sign up via the Facebook event (for now!) Questions: Email Pam Kavalam at secretary@jetaany.org and I’ll forward them to the organizer, Lesley Jacobs Robinson.   The NJ Subchapter will have a get-together in March in New Brunswick, NJ. All JET alumni and friends of JET (FOJs) are welcome! More details to come but we’ll be dining at Edo Japanese Restaurant, which is within easy walking distance of New Brunswick’s train station.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/02/22/35-jet-alumni-freelancers-career-panel/"></div>Are you freelancing?  Thinking about freelancing? Want to meet and hear from other JET alum freelancers? Then join us for the first ever JET Alum Freelancers Career Panel! We know it’s a tough economy out there, and many of us are now freelancing, whether by design or involuntarily. It’s high time to get together, talk about it, learn from each other and help each other out. When:  Monday, March 5, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (aka CLAIR NY) – 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor (34th & Park, entrance on southeast corner) RSVP to:  Steven Horowitz - stevenwaseda [at] jetwit.com (Please feel free to tell me a little more about yourself, your situation, and what you might be looking for.) Note: Drinks and light snacks […]<!-- 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/2012/02/22/35-jet-alumni-freelancers-career-panel/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/5) JET Alumni Freelancers Career Panel

    Are you freelancing?  Thinking about freelancing? Want to meet and hear from other JET alum freelancers? Then join us for the first ever JET Alum Freelancers Career Panel! We know it’s a tough economy out there, and many of us are now freelancing, whether by design or involuntarily. It’s high time to get together, talk about it, learn from each other and help each other out. When:  Monday, March 5, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (aka CLAIR NY) – 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor (34th & Park, entrance on southeast corner) RSVP to:  Steven Horowitz - stevenwaseda [at] jetwit.com (Please feel free to tell me a little more about yourself, your situation, and what you might be looking for.) Note: Drinks and light snacks […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/02/21/justins-japan-interview-dj-krush-20th-anniversary-tour/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Born Hideaki Ishi in Tokyo, DJ Krush is one of the world’s most acclaimed electronic music artists and producers. He first made his name in hip-hop in the 1980s as the founder of Krush Posse, and his style now transcends category much like his idol Miles Davis, who dropped the “jazz” label for “music” in the late 1960s. Continuing his world tour, DJ Krush plays at The MID in Chicago tonight (Feb 21). In this exclusive interview conducted Sunday backstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (his first New York City gig in four years), I spoke with […]<!-- 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/2012/02/21/justins-japan-interview-dj-krush-20th-anniversary-tour/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with DJ Krush on His 20th Anniversary Tour

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Born Hideaki Ishi in Tokyo, DJ Krush is one of the world’s most acclaimed electronic music artists and producers. He first made his name in hip-hop in the 1980s as the founder of Krush Posse, and his style now transcends category much like his idol Miles Davis, who dropped the “jazz” label for “music” in the late 1960s. Continuing his world tour, DJ Krush plays at The MID in Chicago tonight (Feb 21). In this exclusive interview conducted Sunday backstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (his first New York City gig in four years), I spoke with […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/02/21/nihongo-dake-billiards-226/"></div>Join us this Sunday for billiards and Japanese conversation! We’re going to be at Soho Billiards on 2/26 from 3-5pm for pool playing, drinks and mingling. We will all pay for two hours of games up front for $12 and pay separately for drinks on the day of the event. No Experience Necessary!! Whether you are a pool shark or complete beginner -  an advanced Japanese speaker or speaker of only a few words  – everyone is welcome! Meet and mix with your fellow JET alumni and Japanese expats in New York. Please RSVP through PayPal here. And, invite your friends to come on Facebook! Details – What: Nihongo Dake Billiards When: Sunday, February 26th Time: 3:00-5:00pm Price: $12 (RSVP […]<!-- 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/2012/02/21/nihongo-dake-billiards-226/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Nihongo Dake… Billiards! (2/26)

    Join us this Sunday for billiards and Japanese conversation! We’re going to be at Soho Billiards on 2/26 from 3-5pm for pool playing, drinks and mingling. We will all pay for two hours of games up front for $12 and pay separately for drinks on the day of the event. No Experience Necessary!! Whether you are a pool shark or complete beginner -  an advanced Japanese speaker or speaker of only a few words  – everyone is welcome! Meet and mix with your fellow JET alumni and Japanese expats in New York. Please RSVP through PayPal here. And, invite your friends to come on Facebook! Details – What: Nihongo Dake Billiards When: Sunday, February 26th Time: 3:00-5:00pm Price: $12 (RSVP […]

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