Archive for June, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/24/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-summer-2012/"></div>As we slide into summer, 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). And if you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world with a story idea of your own, let us know! See below for our summer 2012 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ […]<!-- 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/2012/06/24/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-summer-2012/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Summer 2012!

    As we slide into summer, 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). And if you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world with a story idea of your own, let us know! See below for our summer 2012 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/23/jq-magazine-jqa-mark-flanigan-program-director-japan-icu-foundation/"></div>By Shirley Dang (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Shirley enjoys sipping chai latte and devouring scrumptious cakes while continuing her pursuit for Japanese- and education-related jobs. Visit her Facebook page here. Mark Flanigan (Nagasaki-ken, 2000-04) currently lives on the campus of International Christian University (ICU) / 国際基督教大学 in Tokyo, where he is finishing up his two-year M.A. in peace studies as a Rotary International Peace Fellow. Last year he volunteered at Ishinomaki post-3/11, playing a vital role in tsunami relief.  Following graduation, Mark will move to New York City in July to work as a new program director with the Japan ICU Foundation (JICUF). JQ recently caught up with him to learn more about his extraordinary experiences. Hi, Mark, welcome to the Big Apple! […]<!-- 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/2012/06/23/jq-magazine-jqa-mark-flanigan-program-director-japan-icu-foundation/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Mark Flanigan, Program Director of the Japan ICU Foundation

    By Shirley Dang (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Shirley enjoys sipping chai latte and devouring scrumptious cakes while continuing her pursuit for Japanese- and education-related jobs. Visit her Facebook page here. Mark Flanigan (Nagasaki-ken, 2000-04) currently lives on the campus of International Christian University (ICU) / 国際基督教大学 in Tokyo, where he is finishing up his two-year M.A. in peace studies as a Rotary International Peace Fellow. Last year he volunteered at Ishinomaki post-3/11, playing a vital role in tsunami relief.  Following graduation, Mark will move to New York City in July to work as a new program director with the Japan ICU Foundation (JICUF). JQ recently caught up with him to learn more about his extraordinary experiences. Hi, Mark, welcome to the Big Apple! […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/21/721-listen-learn-play-sanshin/"></div>DUE TO LOW RESPONSE WE UNFORTUNATELY ARE CANCELLING THIS EVENT. We hope to reschedule for later in the year. ************************************************************************   When: Saturday July 21, 3:15 pm – Check in 3:30 pm – Demonstration begins 5:00 pm – Closing Where: Shetler Studios 244 West 54th street Listen and Learn how to play the Sanshin.  Taguchi-san from Ryukaji will be sharing everything from the origin of the Sanshin, demonstration of Ryukyuan music to the learning to play.  All in attendance will have a chance to play the Sanshin. The Program: 1.    Introduction to Sanshin and the Ryukyuan languages 2.    Origins of the Sanshin 3.    The role of the Sanshin in post-war Okinawa 4.    Demonstration of the 3 types of Ryukyuan music 5.    In groups, participants get to try playing 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/2012/06/21/721-listen-learn-play-sanshin/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    CANCELLED (7/21) Listen and Learn How to Play the Sanshin

    DUE TO LOW RESPONSE WE UNFORTUNATELY ARE CANCELLING THIS EVENT. We hope to reschedule for later in the year. ************************************************************************   When: Saturday July 21, 3:15 pm – Check in 3:30 pm – Demonstration begins 5:00 pm – Closing Where: Shetler Studios 244 West 54th street Listen and Learn how to play the Sanshin.  Taguchi-san from Ryukaji will be sharing everything from the origin of the Sanshin, demonstration of Ryukyuan music to the learning to play.  All in attendance will have a chance to play the Sanshin. The Program: 1.    Introduction to Sanshin and the Ryukyuan languages 2.    Origins of the Sanshin 3.    The role of the Sanshin in post-war Okinawa 4.    Demonstration of the 3 types of Ryukyuan music 5.    In groups, participants get to try playing the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/21/sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>SOLD OUT The JETAANY summer boat cruise is back! Last year was epic with 65 JET alums and friends of JET in attendance. For only $11 per person enjoy a 3 hour sunset cruise departing from the eastside and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to join. (Must be age 21+)  Board the ship at New York Skyports Marina (23rd street and FDR) at 6:30pm.  The boat will return to dock at 10pm. When: Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address […]<!-- 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/2012/06/21/sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/31) JETAANY Summer Boat Cruise SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT The JETAANY summer boat cruise is back! Last year was epic with 65 JET alums and friends of JET in attendance. For only $11 per person enjoy a 3 hour sunset cruise departing from the eastside and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for amazing views of the New York Skyline (and New Jersey).  Family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to join. (Must be age 21+)  Board the ship at New York Skyports Marina (23rd street and FDR) at 6:30pm.  The boat will return to dock at 10pm. When: Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30pm – 10:00 pm Where: New York Skyports Marina (East River between E. 20th and 23rd Sts) [Address […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/21/627-nihongo-dake-dinner-umi/"></div>Join JETAANY for our June Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Umi No Ie Join us Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 for Nihongo (Dekiru) Dake Dinner at Umi No Ie in the East Village. A return to our roots, this will be a pre-fixe meal featuring several of the chef’s recommended dishes such as braised pork belly, fresh seafood itame, cha-han and more! This restaurant also has a large selection of shochu from all over Japan, including some international varieties! Dinner will cost $25 and all drinks will be charged separately. Hurry and reserve your spot through Paypal by Tuesday (6/26)! If you have any questions, please email Kendall at vicepres @ jetaany.org When:  Wednesday, June 27th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm […]<!-- 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/2012/06/21/627-nihongo-dake-dinner-umi/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/27) Nihongo Dake Dinner at Umi No Ie

    Join JETAANY for our June Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Umi No Ie Join us Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 for Nihongo (Dekiru) Dake Dinner at Umi No Ie in the East Village. A return to our roots, this will be a pre-fixe meal featuring several of the chef’s recommended dishes such as braised pork belly, fresh seafood itame, cha-han and more! This restaurant also has a large selection of shochu from all over Japan, including some international varieties! Dinner will cost $25 and all drinks will be charged separately. Hurry and reserve your spot through Paypal by Tuesday (6/26)! If you have any questions, please email Kendall at vicepres @ jetaany.org When:  Wednesday, June 27th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm […]

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