Archive for May, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/22/3rd-japanese-heritage-night-mets-citifield-615/"></div> June 15, 2012 3rd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Inviting JETAANY, friends and family to the 3rd Annual Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citi Field on Friday June 15th at 7:10pm to watch the New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds!  There will be pre-game entertainment from Taiko Masala, Japanese Folk Dance Institute and the presentation of Mets Community Spirit Awards to NYC Japanese organizations that have given so much to the relief efforts, and a fun after game party at McFadden¹s at Citifield. This year, JETAANY will be purchased a block of tickets in the Promenade Reserved area for $20 a piece.  Sorry we are sold out and no more tickets can be bought.  If you still want to attend the […]<!-- 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/2012/05/22/3rd-japanese-heritage-night-mets-citifield-615/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    3rd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield (6/15)

     June 15, 2012 3rd Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citifield Inviting JETAANY, friends and family to the 3rd Annual Japanese Heritage Night at Mets Citi Field on Friday June 15th at 7:10pm to watch the New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds!  There will be pre-game entertainment from Taiko Masala, Japanese Folk Dance Institute and the presentation of Mets Community Spirit Awards to NYC Japanese organizations that have given so much to the relief efforts, and a fun after game party at McFadden¹s at Citifield. This year, JETAANY will be purchased a block of tickets in the Promenade Reserved area for $20 a piece.  Sorry we are sold out and no more tickets can be bought.  If you still want to attend the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/19/jq-magazine-japan-day-central-park-reels-crowds/"></div>By Alma Jennings (Fukushima-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. Alma works at Japan Society in New York as a development assistant in foundation and government relations. The sixth annual Japan Day @ Central Park took place on a warm Sunday May 13. Over 40,000 people attended the event, which featured live performances, Japanese games and language lessons, and the four-mile “Japan Run.” This year also marked the triumphant return of food tents, where volunteers dished out free sushi, udon, Pocky, and other Japanese vittles to hungry visitors. According to their homepage, the goals of Japan Day are to build bridges of understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S., showcase the local Japanese community’s appreciation toward New York, and facilitate […]<!-- 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/2012/05/19/jq-magazine-japan-day-central-park-reels-crowds/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Japan Day @ Central Park Reels in the Crowds

    By Alma Jennings (Fukushima-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. Alma works at Japan Society in New York as a development assistant in foundation and government relations. The sixth annual Japan Day @ Central Park took place on a warm Sunday May 13. Over 40,000 people attended the event, which featured live performances, Japanese games and language lessons, and the four-mile “Japan Run.” This year also marked the triumphant return of food tents, where volunteers dished out free sushi, udon, Pocky, and other Japanese vittles to hungry visitors. According to their homepage, the goals of Japan Day are to build bridges of understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S., showcase the local Japanese community’s appreciation toward New York, and facilitate […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/16/62-jetaany-karaoke-marathon/"></div>When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2 pm–8 pm (Come late, leave early–you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: Duets 48 (304 E 48th St.) Cost: $14 flat fee for singing, drinks 50% off RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at  alexeisensei@gmail.com and check out the Facebook event HERE Let’s enjoy karaoke marathon! Sing as much as you like for $14. No advance pay is necessary–but please RSVP by May 29 if you plan on attending, so I can reserve an appropriate-size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did I mention all drinks are 50% off?  <!-- 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/2012/05/16/62-jetaany-karaoke-marathon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/2) JETAANY Karaoke Marathon

    When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2 pm–8 pm (Come late, leave early–you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: Duets 48 (304 E 48th St.) Cost: $14 flat fee for singing, drinks 50% off RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at  alexeisensei@gmail.com and check out the Facebook event HERE Let’s enjoy karaoke marathon! Sing as much as you like for $14. No advance pay is necessary–but please RSVP by May 29 if you plan on attending, so I can reserve an appropriate-size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did I mention all drinks are 50% off?  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/15/523-nihongo-dake-dinner-feile-irish-pub/"></div>Join JETAANY for our May Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Feile Irish Pub Wednesday May 23rd – Come meet fellow JETAANY members and Japanese speakers at our monthly language exchange, Nihongo Dake Dinner, starting at 6:30pm. This month we’ll be tapping into the luck of the Irish at Feile Restaurant and Bar, known for their angry bleu cheese burger and great selection of draught beers. Any and all levels of Japanese speakers welcome! (Some of our Japanese friends love meeting new people for English conversation!) To RSVP, please email Kendall at vicepres @ jetaany.org When:  Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Feile Restaurant and Bar  http://www.feilenyc.com 131 West 33rd Street (between 7th and 6th Ave) RSVP: Send email […]<!-- 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/2012/05/15/523-nihongo-dake-dinner-feile-irish-pub/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/23) May Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Feile Irish Pub

    Join JETAANY for our May Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Feile Irish Pub Wednesday May 23rd – Come meet fellow JETAANY members and Japanese speakers at our monthly language exchange, Nihongo Dake Dinner, starting at 6:30pm. This month we’ll be tapping into the luck of the Irish at Feile Restaurant and Bar, known for their angry bleu cheese burger and great selection of draught beers. Any and all levels of Japanese speakers welcome! (Some of our Japanese friends love meeting new people for English conversation!) To RSVP, please email Kendall at vicepres @ jetaany.org When:  Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Feile Restaurant and Bar  http://www.feilenyc.com 131 West 33rd Street (between 7th and 6th Ave) RSVP: Send email […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/05/13/jq-magazine-jqa-director-regge-life-live-dream-taylor-anderson-story/"></div>By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story is the latest work by filmmaker and Global Film Network founder Regge Life, who has been making groundbreaking films for over two decades including the acclaimed Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children, and most recently Reason to Hope, which chronicles the events surrounding the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Live Your Dream not only shares the story of JET alum Taylor Anderson (Miyagi-ken, 2008-11) who tragically lost her life in the 2011 tsunami, but it also seeks to celebrate the lives of […]<!-- 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/2012/05/13/jq-magazine-jqa-director-regge-life-live-dream-taylor-anderson-story/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Director Regge Life on ‘Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story’

    By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story is the latest work by filmmaker and Global Film Network founder Regge Life, who has been making groundbreaking films for over two decades including the acclaimed Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children, and most recently Reason to Hope, which chronicles the events surrounding the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Live Your Dream not only shares the story of JET alum Taylor Anderson (Miyagi-ken, 2008-11) who tragically lost her life in the 2011 tsunami, but it also seeks to celebrate the lives of […]

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