Archive for August, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/21/4813/"></div>Join Nihongo Dake Ice Cream Social at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop on Monday, Sept 3rd CHANGE OF PLANS!! Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary is closed on Monday. Let’s meet at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop – which actually isn’t so big – on 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A to spoil our appetites, then we might head to Caraca’s for dinner! With Labor Day as the official end of the summer season, come enjoy summer’s favorite treat – ice cream! – and brush up your Nihongo skills with JETAANY. We’ll meet at 5pm  at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (on 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary (on 6th St. between Ave A […]<!-- 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/2012/08/21/4813/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    September Nihongo Dake Ice Cream Social

    Join Nihongo Dake Ice Cream Social at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop on Monday, Sept 3rd CHANGE OF PLANS!! Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary is closed on Monday. Let’s meet at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop – which actually isn’t so big – on 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A to spoil our appetites, then we might head to Caraca’s for dinner! With Labor Day as the official end of the summer season, come enjoy summer’s favorite treat – ice cream! – and brush up your Nihongo skills with JETAANY. We’ll meet at 5pm  at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (on 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary (on 6th St. between Ave A […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/21/its-5-oclock-somewhere-happy-hour/"></div>Calling all teachers, retired, fun-employed, in-between job JETs that have your afternoons free. Let’s gather at the Frying Pan for snacks and drinks to toast the final days of summer. We will probably continue on into the evening so all working JETs please feel free to join us when you are done for the day. Time: 2pm Date: Thursday 8/23 Location: Frying Pan (http://fryingpan.com/) Pier 66 Maritime at West 26th street and the Hudson River Directions: Take the M23 cross town bus to Chelsea Piers which is the last stop and walk 3 blocks north.       <!-- 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/2012/08/21/its-5-oclock-somewhere-happy-hour/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” Happy Hour 8/23 @ 2pm

    Calling all teachers, retired, fun-employed, in-between job JETs that have your afternoons free. Let’s gather at the Frying Pan for snacks and drinks to toast the final days of summer. We will probably continue on into the evening so all working JETs please feel free to join us when you are done for the day. Time: 2pm Date: Thursday 8/23 Location: Frying Pan (http://fryingpan.com/) Pier 66 Maritime at West 26th street and the Hudson River Directions: Take the M23 cross town bus to Chelsea Piers which is the last stop and walk 3 blocks north.       

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/21/justins-japan-interview-minoru-niihara-loudness-eve-dawn/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. In the beginning, there was Loudness. Formed in 1981 in Osaka, the Japanese quartet started out as a successful hard rock and metal outfit and expanded their fanbase to America four years later with an international album deal and hit single “Crazy Night.” History is now repeating itself. Twenty-five years after the release of original frontman Minoru Niihara’s last album with the group during their ’80s heyday, Loudness has now inked a new global record deal with FrostByte Media to reintroduce them to a new audience outside of Japan. First up is the newly released studio album Eve to Dawn—their 26th overall—and a fall North American tour is in the works. In this exclusive interview, I caught […]<!-- 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/2012/08/21/justins-japan-interview-minoru-niihara-loudness-eve-dawn/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Interview with Minoru Niihara of Loudness on ‘Eve to Dawn’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. In the beginning, there was Loudness. Formed in 1981 in Osaka, the Japanese quartet started out as a successful hard rock and metal outfit and expanded their fanbase to America four years later with an international album deal and hit single “Crazy Night.” History is now repeating itself. Twenty-five years after the release of original frontman Minoru Niihara’s last album with the group during their ’80s heyday, Loudness has now inked a new global record deal with FrostByte Media to reintroduce them to a new audience outside of Japan. First up is the newly released studio album Eve to Dawn—their 26th overall—and a fall North American tour is in the works. In this exclusive interview, I caught […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/20/jq-magazine-book-review-orchards-elegant-powerful-profound/"></div>By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. Meet Kanako Goldberg. Half Japanese, half Jewish, the teenage narrator of Holly Thompson’s breathtaking 2011 novel Orchards is more bagels and lox than natto and rice. After the suicide of her classmate in New York, Kanako is sent by her Japanese mother to spend the summer with her relatives on their mikan farm in a rural village tucked beneath the shadows of Mount Fuji. The trip to Japan is not only a chance to bond with her Japanese kin, it’s something of a temporary exile, a time to reflect on her life and her classmate’s untimely death at a safe […]<!-- 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/2012/08/20/jq-magazine-book-review-orchards-elegant-powerful-profound/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Orchards’ Is Elegant, Powerful, Profound

    By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. Meet Kanako Goldberg. Half Japanese, half Jewish, the teenage narrator of Holly Thompson’s breathtaking 2011 novel Orchards is more bagels and lox than natto and rice. After the suicide of her classmate in New York, Kanako is sent by her Japanese mother to spend the summer with her relatives on their mikan farm in a rural village tucked beneath the shadows of Mount Fuji. The trip to Japan is not only a chance to bond with her Japanese kin, it’s something of a temporary exile, a time to reflect on her life and her classmate’s untimely death at a safe […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/08/16/jetaa-ny-career-panel-state-esl-language-education-japan/"></div>JETAA NY Career Panel:  The State of ESL and Language Education in Japan and the US WHEN:  Tuesday, Aug 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm WHERE:  Japan Local Government Center office, 3 Park Ave., 20th Floor RSVP to professional [at] jetaany.org WEBCAST: We are planning on webcasting the event!  Check back on JETwit or on the JETAANY Facebook event page for instructions on how to join in. This JETAANY Career panel will consist of a presentation by JET alum James Rogers, Assistant Professor at Kansai Gaidai, followed by Q&A with James and a panel of JET alum language teachers. Presentation: The State of Language Education in Japan: Job Opportunities and Living in 21st Century Japan This presentation will discuss various issues regarding working in the language industry inJapan. University work […]<!-- 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/2012/08/16/jetaa-ny-career-panel-state-esl-language-education-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Career Panel: State of ESL and Language Education in Japan & U.S.

    JETAA NY Career Panel:  The State of ESL and Language Education in Japan and the US WHEN:  Tuesday, Aug 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm WHERE:  Japan Local Government Center office, 3 Park Ave., 20th Floor RSVP to professional [at] jetaany.org WEBCAST: We are planning on webcasting the event!  Check back on JETwit or on the JETAANY Facebook event page for instructions on how to join in. This JETAANY Career panel will consist of a presentation by JET alum James Rogers, Assistant Professor at Kansai Gaidai, followed by Q&A with James and a panel of JET alum language teachers. Presentation: The State of Language Education in Japan: Job Opportunities and Living in 21st Century Japan This presentation will discuss various issues regarding working in the language industry inJapan. University work […]

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