Archive for June, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/20/630-happy-hour-w-brand-new-2012-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 30th , 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: None needed, but feel free to on Facebook. Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs for 2012. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or non-inaka for those lucky people). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums as well as get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!  <!-- 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/2012/06/20/630-happy-hour-w-brand-new-2012-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/30) Happy Hour w/ Brand-New 2012 JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 30th , 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: None needed, but feel free to on Facebook. Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs for 2012. During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or non-inaka for those lucky people). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums as well as get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/19/japanese-cooking-class-wasan-restaurant/"></div>When: Saturday, June 30, 2012   4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where:  Wasan Restaurant (108 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003) Cost: $35 (Click here to sign-up) Application deadline: June 27 at 6PM   When you cook a Japanese cuisen ‘Dashi’ is a important key. ‘Dashi’ is a class of soup and cooking stock, considered fundamental to Japanese cooking and. It’s not too much to say that the meal is judge by ‘Dashi’. This month, we will learn Dashi effect and tips through a cook of Soba, Japanese nudle and Chawanmushi, Japanese egg custard. We welcome honored kaiseki professional chefs to our class and learn and enjoy professional Soba and Chawanmushi. Wasan was opened by two chefs, Kakusaburo Sakurai, Ryota […]<!-- 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/2012/06/19/japanese-cooking-class-wasan-restaurant/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/30) Japanese Cooking Class at Wasan Restaurant

    When: Saturday, June 30, 2012   4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where:  Wasan Restaurant (108 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003) Cost: $35 (Click here to sign-up) Application deadline: June 27 at 6PM   When you cook a Japanese cuisen ‘Dashi’ is a important key. ‘Dashi’ is a class of soup and cooking stock, considered fundamental to Japanese cooking and. It’s not too much to say that the meal is judge by ‘Dashi’. This month, we will learn Dashi effect and tips through a cook of Soba, Japanese nudle and Chawanmushi, Japanese egg custard. We welcome honored kaiseki professional chefs to our class and learn and enjoy professional Soba and Chawanmushi. Wasan was opened by two chefs, Kakusaburo Sakurai, Ryota […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/17/jq-magazine-book-review-shiro-otaku-spaces/"></div>By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston moved from San Francisco to New York City in January 2012 and 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. This month, JQ takes a moment to showcase two ambitious literary works and the indie press that brought them to print. As a writer with experience in book publishing evaluating and responding to a variety of unsolicited book proposals (we refer to this as the business 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/2012/06/17/jq-magazine-book-review-shiro-otaku-spaces/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Shiro’ and ‘Otaku Spaces’

    By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston moved from San Francisco to New York City in January 2012 and 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. This month, JQ takes a moment to showcase two ambitious literary works and the indie press that brought them to print. As a writer with experience in book publishing evaluating and responding to a variety of unsolicited book proposals (we refer to this as the business of […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/13/justins-japan-interview-sake-evangelistjet-alum-john-gauntner/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Known as the Sake Guy or the Sake Evangelist, John Gauntner (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89) is the world’s leading non-Japanese authority on the nation’s signature beverage, penning numerous books on the subject and touring the world with his popular seminars and speaking engagements. An Ohio native who currently resides in Kamakura, Gauntner returns to America next week to anchor Rice & Water: The Building Blocks of Premium Sake, this year’s annual sake lecture and tasting at Japan Society on June 19. The Evangelist will introduce the importance of rice and water in sake brewing, and a special sake tasting reception with more than 30 kinds of premium sake will follow. In this exclusive interview, I caught up with […]<!-- 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/2012/06/13/justins-japan-interview-sake-evangelistjet-alum-john-gauntner/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with Sake Evangelist/JET Alum John Gauntner

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Known as the Sake Guy or the Sake Evangelist, John Gauntner (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89) is the world’s leading non-Japanese authority on the nation’s signature beverage, penning numerous books on the subject and touring the world with his popular seminars and speaking engagements. An Ohio native who currently resides in Kamakura, Gauntner returns to America next week to anchor Rice & Water: The Building Blocks of Premium Sake, this year’s annual sake lecture and tasting at Japan Society on June 19. The Evangelist will introduce the importance of rice and water in sake brewing, and a special sake tasting reception with more than 30 kinds of premium sake will follow. In this exclusive interview, I caught up with […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/06/13/justins-japan-hideo-kojima-yoji-shinkawa-salute-25-years-metal-gear-uniqlo/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Japanese retail clothing giant Uniqlo is commemorating a quarter century of Metal Gear—the classic Konami stealth video game series—with a new line of 10 exclusive UT Metal Gear 25th Anniversary T-shirts. On June 8 and 9, series director and game designer Hideo Kojima and artist Yoji Shinkawa made a special appearance at two off Uniqlo’s New York stores with for a special autograph session to commemorate a quarter century of Solid Snake, Big Boss and the eponymous bipedal tank that started it all. “There were over 2,000 people who attended the UNIQLO Metal Gear event at both Fifth Avenue and 34th Street,” according to Mary Lawton, a spokesperson for Uniqlo. “This is our second event […]<!-- 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/2012/06/13/justins-japan-hideo-kojima-yoji-shinkawa-salute-25-years-metal-gear-uniqlo/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa Salute 25 Years of Metal Gear at Uniqlo

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Japanese retail clothing giant Uniqlo is commemorating a quarter century of Metal Gear—the classic Konami stealth video game series—with a new line of 10 exclusive UT Metal Gear 25th Anniversary T-shirts. On June 8 and 9, series director and game designer Hideo Kojima and artist Yoji Shinkawa made a special appearance at two off Uniqlo’s New York stores with for a special autograph session to commemorate a quarter century of Solid Snake, Big Boss and the eponymous bipedal tank that started it all. “There were over 2,000 people who attended the UNIQLO Metal Gear event at both Fifth Avenue and 34th Street,” according to Mary Lawton, a spokesperson for Uniqlo. “This is our second event […]

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