Archive for May, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/30/justins-japan-interview-jero-lets-enka-jero-japan-society/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Since becoming a star in Japan in 2008 for his interpretations of enka, or Japanese ballads, singer Jero is now poised to make his New York debut at Japan Society on June 9 withLet’s Enka! with Jero, where he will perform a selection of karaoke-accompanied enka classics and talk about his childhood, his trailblazing success, the challenges he’s faced and his love for the uniquely Japanese genre of music. Born Jerome Charles White, Jr., the 30-year-old Pittsburgh native was born of mixed Japanese and African American heritage. He was exposed to enka and the Japanese language as a child by his grandmother, a native of Yokohama. Jero’s first single released in Japan, “Umiyuki” (“Ocean Snow”), entered the top five […]<!-- 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/2012/05/30/justins-japan-interview-jero-lets-enka-jero-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with Jero on ‘Let’s Enka! with Jero’ at Japan Society

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Since becoming a star in Japan in 2008 for his interpretations of enka, or Japanese ballads, singer Jero is now poised to make his New York debut at Japan Society on June 9 withLet’s Enka! with Jero, where he will perform a selection of karaoke-accompanied enka classics and talk about his childhood, his trailblazing success, the challenges he’s faced and his love for the uniquely Japanese genre of music. Born Jerome Charles White, Jr., the 30-year-old Pittsburgh native was born of mixed Japanese and African American heritage. He was exposed to enka and the Japanese language as a child by his grandmother, a native of Yokohama. Jero’s first single released in Japan, “Umiyuki” (“Ocean Snow”), entered the top five […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/27/jq-magazine-dvd-review-documentary-akb48-continued/"></div>The Challenger Akihabara Deep—going where no otaku has gone before: The AKB48 Trench By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! So, Documentary of AKB48 to Be Continued. Starting out, I knew very little about this group. (In fact, I am writing this first paragraph before I watch this documentary.) So what do I know? I know it’s a troupe of pretty girls singing in unison to the joy of fans all over Japan. I know there are a lot of them. And they have songs. That’s…well, that’s really it. In the universe of girl groups, the only others […]<!-- 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/2012/05/27/jq-magazine-dvd-review-documentary-akb48-continued/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: DVD Review — ‘Documentary of AKB48 to Be Continued’

    The Challenger Akihabara Deep—going where no otaku has gone before: The AKB48 Trench By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! So, Documentary of AKB48 to Be Continued. Starting out, I knew very little about this group. (In fact, I am writing this first paragraph before I watch this documentary.) So what do I know? I know it’s a troupe of pretty girls singing in unison to the joy of fans all over Japan. I know there are a lot of them. And they have songs. That’s…well, that’s really it. In the universe of girl groups, the only others […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/25/invitation-private-free-concert-kana-uemura-528/"></div>Special invitation to a free concert on Memorial Day by Ms. Kana Uemura of “Toire no Kamisama” fame! That song was a “dai-hitto” in 2010 in Japanand is probably responsible for causing more tears than even wasabi caused.  She is on vacation & travelling solo in the USto recharge and learn more about the roots of American music. A beautiful person inside & out with pure talent. Date: Monday, May 28, 2012 Time: 8:00pm Location: Dominie’s Bar at34-07 30th Avenue,Astoria,Queensb/w 34th &35th Street Subway: N/Q to30th Ave.is close; or M/R toSteinway St. TV JAPAN a.k.a. NHK America, will be there to capture the concert on video for broadcasting on TV JAPAN so dress-up if you like, you’ll be on TV! Should be a wonderful […]<!-- 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/2012/05/25/invitation-private-free-concert-kana-uemura-528/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Invitation Only – Private FREE Concert by Kana Uemura 5/28

    Special invitation to a free concert on Memorial Day by Ms. Kana Uemura of “Toire no Kamisama” fame! That song was a “dai-hitto” in 2010 in Japanand is probably responsible for causing more tears than even wasabi caused.  She is on vacation & travelling solo in the USto recharge and learn more about the roots of American music. A beautiful person inside & out with pure talent. Date: Monday, May 28, 2012 Time: 8:00pm Location: Dominie’s Bar at34-07 30th Avenue,Astoria,Queensb/w 34th &35th Street Subway: N/Q to30th Ave.is close; or M/R toSteinway St. TV JAPAN a.k.a. NHK America, will be there to capture the concert on video for broadcasting on TV JAPAN so dress-up if you like, you’ll be on TV! Should be a wonderful […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/22/calling-volunteers-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It is that time of year when we have to prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey inJapan.  We are calling upon our alumni to teach and share their experience to hopefully alleviate some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time inJapansomething they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar is on June 30th from 10-4:30pm at the Nippon Club.  You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting.  We are having a presentation planning session on June 19th (not mandatory but highly recommended) at the JLGC. We are looking for presenters on the following topics.  Please use the link to sign up. Life as a Rural, Suburban, or Urban JET JET Job Skills-Elementary/Junior High School, […]<!-- 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/2012/05/22/calling-volunteers-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Calling all Volunteers for JET Pre-Departure Seminar

    It is that time of year when we have to prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey inJapan.  We are calling upon our alumni to teach and share their experience to hopefully alleviate some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time inJapansomething they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar is on June 30th from 10-4:30pm at the Nippon Club.  You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting.  We are having a presentation planning session on June 19th (not mandatory but highly recommended) at the JLGC. We are looking for presenters on the following topics.  Please use the link to sign up. Life as a Rural, Suburban, or Urban JET JET Job Skills-Elementary/Junior High School, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/22/614-june-book-club-salvation-saint-keigo-higashino/"></div>When: Thursday, June 14th at 7pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com or check out the Facebook event HERE   Kick off your summer reading with the next JETAANY Book club selection: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino. See below for a blurb. It’s a crime you’ll never forget: where instincts clash with facts and theory distorts reality. When a man about to leave his marriage is poisoned to death, his wife becomes the logical suspect. Detective Kusanagi and his assistant agree to disagree about the guilty party: was it his wife, his girlfriend, his business associate, or was this a random crime? They call on their secret weapon, physics professor Yukawa, or […]<!-- 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/2012/05/22/614-june-book-club-salvation-saint-keigo-higashino/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/14) June Book Club: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

    When: Thursday, June 14th at 7pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com or check out the Facebook event HERE   Kick off your summer reading with the next JETAANY Book club selection: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino. See below for a blurb. It’s a crime you’ll never forget: where instincts clash with facts and theory distorts reality. When a man about to leave his marriage is poisoned to death, his wife becomes the logical suspect. Detective Kusanagi and his assistant agree to disagree about the guilty party: was it his wife, his girlfriend, his business associate, or was this a random crime? They call on their secret weapon, physics professor Yukawa, or […]

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