Archive for August, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/31/justins-japan-nippon-york-bz-books-sake-tastings-michael-jackson-yokohama/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve rested up from Labor Day weekend, enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Japan with a whole month’s worth of events, activities and products from musicians to authors to restaurants. It’s all happening here as we welcome another autumn in New York. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Oze no Yukidoke from Ryujin Shuzo Sake tasting Sakaya 324 East 9th Street Hailing from Gunma prefecture, Oze-no-Yukidoke is a well-refined sake that is widely considered to be one of the finest sakes available. Join Mr. Hideki Horikoshi, the head sake brewer of Ryujin Shuzo, for his his handmade signature sake, Oze no Yukidoke Junmai Daiginjo, as well as […]<!-- 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/2012/08/31/justins-japan-nippon-york-bz-books-sake-tastings-michael-jackson-yokohama/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Nippon in New York — B’z, Books, Sake Tastings and Michael Jackson in Yokohama

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. After you’ve rested up from Labor Day weekend, enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Japan with a whole month’s worth of events, activities and products from musicians to authors to restaurants. It’s all happening here as we welcome another autumn in New York. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Oze no Yukidoke from Ryujin Shuzo Sake tasting Sakaya 324 East 9th Street Hailing from Gunma prefecture, Oze-no-Yukidoke is a well-refined sake that is widely considered to be one of the finest sakes available. Join Mr. Hideki Horikoshi, the head sake brewer of Ryujin Shuzo, for his his handmade signature sake, Oze no Yukidoke Junmai Daiginjo, as well as […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/30/justins-japan-interview-speed-tribes-authorjet-alum-karl-taro-greenfeld/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Born in Kobe and raised in America, Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89) is the author of six books, and over the past two decades his writing has graced everything from the Paris Review to Playboy to Time Asia (where he served as editor for two years). His first book was Speed Tribes: Days and Nights with Japan’s Next Generation, a gritty, true-life portrait of Tokyo’s urban underground. Published in 1994, it exposed a fascinating side of post-bubble Japan rarely seen (or reported by) foreigners. Now living in Tribeca with his wife and two daughters, Greenfeld has recently penned his debut novel, Triburbia, which once again finds a muse in his current milieu. The New York Times calls it “an artful and casually cohesive […]<!-- 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/2012/08/30/justins-japan-interview-speed-tribes-authorjet-alum-karl-taro-greenfeld/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with ‘Speed Tribes’ Author/JET Alum Karl Taro Greenfeld

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Born in Kobe and raised in America, Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89) is the author of six books, and over the past two decades his writing has graced everything from the Paris Review to Playboy to Time Asia (where he served as editor for two years). His first book was Speed Tribes: Days and Nights with Japan’s Next Generation, a gritty, true-life portrait of Tokyo’s urban underground. Published in 1994, it exposed a fascinating side of post-bubble Japan rarely seen (or reported by) foreigners. Now living in Tribeca with his wife and two daughters, Greenfeld has recently penned his debut novel, Triburbia, which once again finds a muse in his current milieu. The New York Times calls it “an artful and casually cohesive […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/24/jq-magazine-state-returning-stateside-address-jobs-edition/"></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. If you have been back from JET for a year or two, you probably already know the story. If you are just now returning and you have not been keeping up with the news, let me fill you in: The economy, well, it sucks. And while that fact may not exactly be news […]<!-- 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/2012/08/24/jq-magazine-state-returning-stateside-address-jobs-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: The State of Returning Stateside – Jobs Edition

    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. If you have been back from JET for a year or two, you probably already know the story. If you are just now returning and you have not been keeping up with the news, let me fill you in: The economy, well, it sucks. And while that fact may not exactly be news […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/22/calling-nagasaki-jet-alumni-nyc/"></div>All Nagasaki JET alumni are invited to attend a special prefectural event.  The delegation from NagasakiPrefecturewill be hosting an evening event on Wednesday Sept 5th. The Governor, Speaker, a few members from the Assembly, and some officials from the prefectural government will be in attendance.  We would like to introduce some outstanding Nagasaki JET alumni so we can show how valuable JET alumni are even after they have leftJapan.  This is a free event for Nagasaki JET alumni. Place: The Japanese American Association of New York Date: Wednesday, September 5 Time: 7:30-9:30pm Fee:  Free for Nagasaki JETs RSVP to Ayuko Ono, Assistant Director ono@jlgc.org Please let include the following information: 1) city / town / village you worked as a JET 2) ALT / CIR 3) Current affiliation or occupation 4) […]<!-- 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/2012/08/22/calling-nagasaki-jet-alumni-nyc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Calling all Nagasaki JET alumni in NYC

    All Nagasaki JET alumni are invited to attend a special prefectural event.  The delegation from NagasakiPrefecturewill be hosting an evening event on Wednesday Sept 5th. The Governor, Speaker, a few members from the Assembly, and some officials from the prefectural government will be in attendance.  We would like to introduce some outstanding Nagasaki JET alumni so we can show how valuable JET alumni are even after they have leftJapan.  This is a free event for Nagasaki JET alumni. Place: The Japanese American Association of New York Date: Wednesday, September 5 Time: 7:30-9:30pm Fee:  Free for Nagasaki JETs RSVP to Ayuko Ono, Assistant Director ono@jlgc.org Please let include the following information: 1) city / town / village you worked as a JET 2) ALT / CIR 3) Current affiliation or occupation 4) […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/22/jetaany-softball-tournament-2012/"></div>2012 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Red Hook, Brooklyn  The deadline has passed for signing up and ordering a bento. If you are still interested in joining the team contact president@jetaany.org for more information Date: Saturday, September 8th Warm up: 8:30am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony: 9:30am on Field #7 First game: 10:00am Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn (155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY) What better way to spend a Saturday than playing on the JETAANY slow pitch softball team.  The tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook,Brooklyn.  The day is sure to be fun-filled whether you’re a player or spectator, with an after party near the field to reward us for all of our hard […]<!-- 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/2012/08/22/jetaany-softball-tournament-2012/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Softball Tournament 2012

    2012 Annual JETAANY Softball Tournament Red Hook, Brooklyn  The deadline has passed for signing up and ordering a bento. If you are still interested in joining the team contact president@jetaany.org for more information Date: Saturday, September 8th Warm up: 8:30am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony: 9:30am on Field #7 First game: 10:00am Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn (155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY) What better way to spend a Saturday than playing on the JETAANY slow pitch softball team.  The tournament is a full day event, starting with the opening ceremony at 9:00am in Red Hook,Brooklyn.  The day is sure to be fun-filled whether you’re a player or spectator, with an after party near the field to reward us for all of our hard […]

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