Archive for April, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/04/17/jet-alumni-wins-japan-day-poster-contest/"></div>Congratulations to Aaron Porter (ALT Kyoto-fu, Yawata-shi, 1998-2001), who is the 2012 winner of New York’s “Japan Day @Central Park“ poster contest! To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to the New York City, Japan Day invited visual artists to submit artwork that featured the beautiful of both cherry trees and Central Park. Thanks to all of your support, the art contest received total of 45 submissions. All Jurors will agree that, there were a number of impressive entries that made the selection process a challenge.  In fact, the Judges also awarded 5 honorable mentions, in addition to choosing a winner. We are delighted that we can now reveal the winner of the Japan Day Cherry Blossom Art Contest Japan Day 2012 […]<!-- 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/2012/04/17/jet-alumni-wins-japan-day-poster-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET Alumni wins Japan Day Poster Contest

    Congratulations to Aaron Porter (ALT Kyoto-fu, Yawata-shi, 1998-2001), who is the 2012 winner of New York’s “Japan Day @Central Park“ poster contest! To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to the New York City, Japan Day invited visual artists to submit artwork that featured the beautiful of both cherry trees and Central Park. Thanks to all of your support, the art contest received total of 45 submissions. All Jurors will agree that, there were a number of impressive entries that made the selection process a challenge.  In fact, the Judges also awarded 5 honorable mentions, in addition to choosing a winner. We are delighted that we can now reveal the winner of the Japan Day Cherry Blossom Art Contest Japan Day 2012 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/04/15/4303/"></div>By Tim Martin (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Tim works as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab, and is an avid swing and blues dancer in New York City. He runs a humanist/atheist blog, The Floating Lantern, and is looking for ways to make a difference in people’s lives. Fukui is a rural, out-of-the-way prefecture, relatively unfamiliar even to the Japanese. It boasts the largest number of nuclear reactors in the country, but only a single Starbucks. It’s home to a Buddha statue larger than the one in Nara, which, curiously, very few tourists come to visit. Fukui also has an amusing reputation for getting terrible reviews from authors who’ve passed through—in his book Hitching Rides with Buddha (aka […]<!-- 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/2012/04/15/4303/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘For Fukui’s Sake’

    By Tim Martin (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Tim works as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab, and is an avid swing and blues dancer in New York City. He runs a humanist/atheist blog, The Floating Lantern, and is looking for ways to make a difference in people’s lives. Fukui is a rural, out-of-the-way prefecture, relatively unfamiliar even to the Japanese. It boasts the largest number of nuclear reactors in the country, but only a single Starbucks. It’s home to a Buddha statue larger than the one in Nara, which, curiously, very few tourists come to visit. Fukui also has an amusing reputation for getting terrible reviews from authors who’ve passed through—in his book Hitching Rides with Buddha (aka […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/04/07/jq-magazine-life-jet-employment-conundrum/"></div>By Geneva Marie (Niigata-ken, 2008-09) for JQ magazine. Geneva works as an account manager in the vast Great Plains a.k.a. Omaha, Nebraska and is a (sometimes) contributor to JETwit.com. Contact Geneva at geneva [dot] sarni [at] gmail [dot] com and visit her on LinkedIn. It’s 8 a.m. on a chilly morning in December and I’m sitting at my desk in a thoroughly nondescript building located on the edge of Omaha, Nebraska’s suburban sprawl. I’m checking my interoffice e-mail and yielding phone calls—typical cube-rat chores. I’ve got my coffee and my Spotify, and oh right, I’m writing this article during my downtime. When I think about my daily routine, I realize that it’s a far cry from what I was doing two […]<!-- 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/2012/04/07/jq-magazine-life-jet-employment-conundrum/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Life after JET – The Employment Conundrum

    By Geneva Marie (Niigata-ken, 2008-09) for JQ magazine. Geneva works as an account manager in the vast Great Plains a.k.a. Omaha, Nebraska and is a (sometimes) contributor to JETwit.com. Contact Geneva at geneva [dot] sarni [at] gmail [dot] com and visit her on LinkedIn. It’s 8 a.m. on a chilly morning in December and I’m sitting at my desk in a thoroughly nondescript building located on the edge of Omaha, Nebraska’s suburban sprawl. I’m checking my interoffice e-mail and yielding phone calls—typical cube-rat chores. I’ve got my coffee and my Spotify, and oh right, I’m writing this article during my downtime. When I think about my daily routine, I realize that it’s a far cry from what I was doing two […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/04/06/jetaany-hanami-central-park-415/"></div>Join JETAANY for Hanami Picnic in Central Park! With the warm weather, the cherry blossoms are in early bloom. Don’t miss your chance to revel in their beauty – join us in Central Park  on April 15th for a Hanami Picnic. The JETAANY picnic will be behind the MET Museum (see map) starting at 12pm. Enter Central Park on the east side at 84th street or 79th street, and on the west side enter at 79th street. We will be sitting under the trees on the east side of the great lawn. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, […]<!-- 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/2012/04/06/jetaany-hanami-central-park-415/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Hanami in Central Park (4/15)

    Join JETAANY for Hanami Picnic in Central Park! With the warm weather, the cherry blossoms are in early bloom. Don’t miss your chance to revel in their beauty – join us in Central Park  on April 15th for a Hanami Picnic. The JETAANY picnic will be behind the MET Museum (see map) starting at 12pm. Enter Central Park on the east side at 84th street or 79th street, and on the west side enter at 79th street. We will be sitting under the trees on the east side of the great lawn. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/04/05/421-saori-zen-weaving-workshop/"></div>When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: 227 East 87th Street, Lower Level  (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Cost: $35 including material cost, RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out the Facebook RSVP HERE Application deadline: April 18 (Maximum participation is 7) Questions:  For more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact Mie at JETAANY@mieinc.net. Relax… this is Zen weaving. After you take a minute lesson of a SAORI loom, you can make an artistic tapestry only in an hour! SAORI Zen weaving is dedicated to self- discovery by finding one’s true identity as a creative individual. You can choose any yarns from our selection of 500 colors and textures. It’s easy and meditative weaving… with no mistakes. We […]<!-- 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/2012/04/05/421-saori-zen-weaving-workshop/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/21) Saori Zen Weaving Workshop

    When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: 227 East 87th Street, Lower Level  (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Cost: $35 including material cost, RSVP via Paypal HERE and check out the Facebook RSVP HERE Application deadline: April 18 (Maximum participation is 7) Questions:  For more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact Mie at JETAANY@mieinc.net. Relax… this is Zen weaving. After you take a minute lesson of a SAORI loom, you can make an artistic tapestry only in an hour! SAORI Zen weaving is dedicated to self- discovery by finding one’s true identity as a creative individual. You can choose any yarns from our selection of 500 colors and textures. It’s easy and meditative weaving… with no mistakes. We […]

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