Archive for March, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/03/12/jq-magazine-japanese-winters-endowed-snowmen/"></div>By Preston Hatfield (Kofu-shi, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston moved to New York in January 2012 from San Francisco and works for Skyhorse Publishing. In addition to fantastic manuscripts, Preston is now accepting submissions from people who want to be his friend. Abduct him from his house in the middle of the night, or find him on Facebook and ask about his JET blog in which he details his exploits and misadventures in that crazy Land of the Rising Sun we all love. On JET it may be true that everyone’s situation is different, but I’d bet my left dango that each of us, for whatever extenuating circumstance, suffered a few restless nights without heat in our rooms. My bone-chilling […]<!-- 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/2012/03/12/jq-magazine-japanese-winters-endowed-snowmen/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: On Japanese Winters and Well Endowed Snowmen

    By Preston Hatfield (Kofu-shi, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston moved to New York in January 2012 from San Francisco and works for Skyhorse Publishing. In addition to fantastic manuscripts, Preston is now accepting submissions from people who want to be his friend. Abduct him from his house in the middle of the night, or find him on Facebook and ask about his JET blog in which he details his exploits and misadventures in that crazy Land of the Rising Sun we all love. On JET it may be true that everyone’s situation is different, but I’d bet my left dango that each of us, for whatever extenuating circumstance, suffered a few restless nights without heat in our rooms. My bone-chilling […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/03/12/okinawa-sanshin-workshop/"></div>When: Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 – RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out Facebook event HERE Application deadline: March 29 (Maximum participation is 5) Spring is almost coming, so let’s feel the warm air slightly early through Okinawan culture. The sanshin (literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consists of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings. You will enjoy a professional Okinawa sanshin performance and experience to play Okinawa sanshin. You will touch the lively Okinawan culture in a relaxed atomospher. Saki Taguchi studied Okinawa sanshin at the Sakima Ryukyu Folk Music […]<!-- 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/2012/03/12/okinawa-sanshin-workshop/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/31) Okinawa Sanshin Workshop

    When: Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address) Cost: $20 – RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out Facebook event HERE Application deadline: March 29 (Maximum participation is 5) Spring is almost coming, so let’s feel the warm air slightly early through Okinawan culture. The sanshin (literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consists of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings. You will enjoy a professional Okinawa sanshin performance and experience to play Okinawa sanshin. You will touch the lively Okinawan culture in a relaxed atomospher. Saki Taguchi studied Okinawa sanshin at the Sakima Ryukyu Folk Music […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/03/04/jq-magazine-fear-traveling-fukushima/"></div>Who’s telling the truth about radiation in Japan, and why it might not matter anyway. By James A. Foley  (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) for JQ magazine. James 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. Nastassja Vidro knew something was awfully wrong when the March air turned yellow. It happened while she was outside on the playground with the eight students she taught English to at Shiramizu Elementary in Iwaki City, Japan, after the earth began to move. Vidro, a 2007-2011 JET participant, was by then an old pro at earthquakes. She had lived in seismically active Japan nearly four years, and in California for […]<!-- 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/2012/03/04/jq-magazine-fear-traveling-fukushima/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Fear and Traveling in Fukushima

    Who’s telling the truth about radiation in Japan, and why it might not matter anyway. By James A. Foley  (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) for JQ magazine. James 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. Nastassja Vidro knew something was awfully wrong when the March air turned yellow. It happened while she was outside on the playground with the eight students she taught English to at Shiramizu Elementary in Iwaki City, Japan, after the earth began to move. Vidro, a 2007-2011 JET participant, was by then an old pro at earthquakes. She had lived in seismically active Japan nearly four years, and in California for […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/03/03/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-spring-2012/"></div>As we march into spring, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. (Scribes are also encouraged to join the JET Alumni Writers group on LinkedIn.) Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). If you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world, we welcome your interest or additional story ideas! Contact JQ’s editor Justin Tedaldi (magazine [at] jetaany […]<!-- 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/2012/03/03/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-spring-2012/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Spring 2012!

    As we march into spring, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. (Scribes are also encouraged to join the JET Alumni Writers group on LinkedIn.) Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). If you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world, we welcome your interest or additional story ideas! Contact JQ’s editor Justin Tedaldi (magazine [at] jetaany […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/03/03/justins-japan-march-movies-japan-society-york-international-childrens-film-festival/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Japanese culture page on Examiner.com here for related stories. Oscar season may be over, but this month offers a score of cinematic delights from Japan Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival. As part of its Love Will Tear Us Apart Globus Film Series, Japan Society presents outré love stories from Japan and Korea, including the U.S. premiere of Shinya Tsukamoto’s KOTOKO (March 2) and the world premiere of Koji Wakamatsu’s Petrel Hotel Blue (March 7) among 23 seminal films from the genre. Other highlights include Hirokazu Kore’eda’s Air Doll (March 3), Nagisa Oshima’s arch-classic In the Realm of the Senses (March 16), Yukio Ninagawa’s Snakes and Earrings (March […]<!-- 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/2012/03/03/justins-japan-march-movies-japan-society-york-international-childrens-film-festival/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: March Movies at Japan Society, New York International Children’s Film Festival

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Japanese culture page on Examiner.com here for related stories. Oscar season may be over, but this month offers a score of cinematic delights from Japan Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival. As part of its Love Will Tear Us Apart Globus Film Series, Japan Society presents outré love stories from Japan and Korea, including the U.S. premiere of Shinya Tsukamoto’s KOTOKO (March 2) and the world premiere of Koji Wakamatsu’s Petrel Hotel Blue (March 7) among 23 seminal films from the genre. Other highlights include Hirokazu Kore’eda’s Air Doll (March 3), Nagisa Oshima’s arch-classic In the Realm of the Senses (March 16), Yukio Ninagawa’s Snakes and Earrings (March […]

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