Archive for September, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/09/29/jq-magazine-book-review-salvation-saint/"></div>By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. (Click image for an exclusive sample from the audiobook) With more twists and turns than a mountain route through the Japanese Alps, Keigo Higashino’s latest murder mystery Salvation of a Saint is a seamless, well-constructed suspense novel with all the elements of a classic murder mystery, though he adds considerable fizz to the formula with a few unconventional characters and a very unlikely murder technique. Yoshitaka is the unfortunate victim, poisoned early on in the story by arsenic laced coffee which he drinks with tepid oblivion. Despite being offed so soon, throughout the novel we learn quite a bit about him as his character is […]<!-- 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/2012/09/29/jq-magazine-book-review-salvation-saint/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Salvation of a Saint’

    By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. (Click image for an exclusive sample from the audiobook) With more twists and turns than a mountain route through the Japanese Alps, Keigo Higashino’s latest murder mystery Salvation of a Saint is a seamless, well-constructed suspense novel with all the elements of a classic murder mystery, though he adds considerable fizz to the formula with a few unconventional characters and a very unlikely murder technique. Yoshitaka is the unfortunate victim, poisoned early on in the story by arsenic laced coffee which he drinks with tepid oblivion. Despite being offed so soon, throughout the novel we learn quite a bit about him as his character is […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/09/27/1017-nj-jetaa-mixer-zeppelin-biergarten/"></div>Date:  Wednesday Oct 17th Time: 7 pm – 10 pm Location:  Zepellin Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Drive Jersey City, NJ 07302 (for Google Maps: 297 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302) Come, sit back and enjoy a nice cold beer. Meet old friends, make new ones. Feel free to bring friends, family, children… Mark your calendars for NJ JETAA’s Fall Mixer- a great opportunity to check out Jersey City’s massive beer garden! A short walk from the PATH station, all NJ and NY area JET alums and friends are invited! Check out the Facebook event for more details- no RSVP is necessary, just look for the JETAA NJ sign when you get there. Directions: Zeppelin Hall is located in Liberty […]<!-- 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/2012/09/27/1017-nj-jetaa-mixer-zeppelin-biergarten/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/17) NJ JETAA Mixer @ Zeppelin Biergarten

    Date:  Wednesday Oct 17th Time: 7 pm – 10 pm Location:  Zepellin Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Drive Jersey City, NJ 07302 (for Google Maps: 297 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302) Come, sit back and enjoy a nice cold beer. Meet old friends, make new ones. Feel free to bring friends, family, children… Mark your calendars for NJ JETAA’s Fall Mixer- a great opportunity to check out Jersey City’s massive beer garden! A short walk from the PATH station, all NJ and NY area JET alums and friends are invited! Check out the Facebook event for more details- no RSVP is necessary, just look for the JETAA NJ sign when you get there. Directions: Zeppelin Hall is located in Liberty […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/09/24/happy-hour-2/"></div>Stop by for an after-work drink and catch up with your JETAANY friends in Union Square at Little Town NYC.  With over a hundred New York Beers in house including libations from Cooperstown, ciders from Warwick, an IPA from Pleasantville and lagers from Pearl Rivers.  Check out the full menu.  All beers are $5 till 7pm!  Plus they serve 99 cent Long Island Oysters all night. Location: Little Town NYC Address: 118 East 15th streetatIrving Place Date: Tuesday October 2nd Time: 6pm till 9pm We have reserved the Tasting Room for our group.  Look for the JETAANY sign to join the fun.<!-- 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/2012/09/24/happy-hour-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Happy Hour! Tuesday 10/2

    Stop by for an after-work drink and catch up with your JETAANY friends in Union Square at Little Town NYC.  With over a hundred New York Beers in house including libations from Cooperstown, ciders from Warwick, an IPA from Pleasantville and lagers from Pearl Rivers.  Check out the full menu.  All beers are $5 till 7pm!  Plus they serve 99 cent Long Island Oysters all night. Location: Little Town NYC Address: 118 East 15th streetatIrving Place Date: Tuesday October 2nd Time: 6pm till 9pm We have reserved the Tasting Room for our group.  Look for the JETAANY sign to join the fun.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/09/22/jq-magazine-jqa-inaka-founder-chris-allison/"></div>By Sarah Rogers-Tanner (Kyoto-fu, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sarah hails from Afton, Minnesota and learned a thing or two about the inaka in her small town of Ujitawara, located in the mountains outside of Kyoto City. While there, Sarah taught students ages 2-15 and is now pursuing her master’s degree in elementary inclusive education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris Allison (Oita-ken, 2009-12) is a recent JET returnee who spent three years teaching at both an academic high school, as well as a rural, agricultural school. Originally from a small town in Indiana, Chris studied international business and Chinese at Bethel College and began studying Japanese while on JET. Though he is in the U.S. for the time being, Chris […]<!-- 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/2012/09/22/jq-magazine-jqa-inaka-founder-chris-allison/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with The Inaka Founder Chris Allison

    By Sarah Rogers-Tanner (Kyoto-fu, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sarah hails from Afton, Minnesota and learned a thing or two about the inaka in her small town of Ujitawara, located in the mountains outside of Kyoto City. While there, Sarah taught students ages 2-15 and is now pursuing her master’s degree in elementary inclusive education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris Allison (Oita-ken, 2009-12) is a recent JET returnee who spent three years teaching at both an academic high school, as well as a rural, agricultural school. Originally from a small town in Indiana, Chris studied international business and Chinese at Bethel College and began studying Japanese while on JET. Though he is in the U.S. for the time being, Chris […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/09/19/japan-foundation-language-courses/"></div>Japan Foundation Japanese Language Course – Fall 2012 The Japan Foundation, New York, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, offers an original Japanese language and culture course, JF Japanese Language Course, as part of The Nippon Club Culture Courses. For overview, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/language/overview.html.  REGISTER NOW for Fall 2012 (September 5 – December 1)! Learn Japanese and explore Japanese culture with us! We offer 6 different classes from introductory to upper intermediate levels this Fall starting September 5. Register now before our classes fill up! The classes will be held at The Nippon Club conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. For Course Listing, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/language/course.html. Conversation Café Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese leaners over a cup of Japanese tea, soft […]<!-- 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/2012/09/19/japan-foundation-language-courses/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan Foundation Language Courses

    Japan Foundation Japanese Language Course – Fall 2012 The Japan Foundation, New York, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, offers an original Japanese language and culture course, JF Japanese Language Course, as part of The Nippon Club Culture Courses. For overview, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/language/overview.html.  REGISTER NOW for Fall 2012 (September 5 – December 1)! Learn Japanese and explore Japanese culture with us! We offer 6 different classes from introductory to upper intermediate levels this Fall starting September 5. Register now before our classes fill up! The classes will be held at The Nippon Club conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. For Course Listing, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/language/course.html. Conversation Café Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese leaners over a cup of Japanese tea, soft […]

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