Archive for October, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/10/28/jq-magazine-jqa-jenn-doane-hiroshima-ange-violet/"></div>By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Seattle native Jenn Doane (Shimane-ken, 2010-12) has played soccer since she was eight years old. Having been a four-year starter on her high school varsity team, a three-year starter in college, and selected to play for the Olympic Development Program, she is now the first American to play professional soccer on a Japanese team, the Hiroshima Ange Violet. JQ learned all about her path to the team in this exclusive interview. How did you become interested in Japan and the JET Program? I have known about the JET Program since I was young, actually—my […]<!-- 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/2012/10/28/jq-magazine-jqa-jenn-doane-hiroshima-ange-violet/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jenn Doane of the Hiroshima Ange Violet

    By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Seattle native Jenn Doane (Shimane-ken, 2010-12) has played soccer since she was eight years old. Having been a four-year starter on her high school varsity team, a three-year starter in college, and selected to play for the Olympic Development Program, she is now the first American to play professional soccer on a Japanese team, the Hiroshima Ange Violet. JQ learned all about her path to the team in this exclusive interview. How did you become interested in Japan and the JET Program? I have known about the JET Program since I was young, actually—my […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/10/25/halloween-nihongo-dake-dinner-party-sapporo-east/"></div>CANCELLED – Halloween Nihongo Dake Dinner Party @ Sapporo East Due to the storm and indefinite shut down of NYC public transportation, the event has been cancelled. Please check the website later for information on the November NDD event! All dressed up for Halloween and no where to go?? Join JETAANY on Halloween Wednesday (10/31). Wear your costume, practice your Japanese and win prizes at Sapporo East in the East Village. We’ll have home-style Japanese cooking and sushi! RSVP on Paypal to reserve your spot or contact Kendall Murano (kendall . murano@gmail.com) if you have any questions! When: Wednesday, October 31 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Sapporo East 245 E 10th St (Corner of 1st Ave.) How much: […]<!-- 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/2012/10/25/halloween-nihongo-dake-dinner-party-sapporo-east/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    CANCELLED – Halloween Nihongo Dake Dinner Party @ Sapporo East

    CANCELLED – Halloween Nihongo Dake Dinner Party @ Sapporo East Due to the storm and indefinite shut down of NYC public transportation, the event has been cancelled. Please check the website later for information on the November NDD event! All dressed up for Halloween and no where to go?? Join JETAANY on Halloween Wednesday (10/31). Wear your costume, practice your Japanese and win prizes at Sapporo East in the East Village. We’ll have home-style Japanese cooking and sushi! RSVP on Paypal to reserve your spot or contact Kendall Murano (kendall . murano@gmail.com) if you have any questions! When: Wednesday, October 31 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Sapporo East 245 E 10th St (Corner of 1st Ave.) How much: […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/10/24/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-winter-2012/"></div>As winter approaches, 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 winter 2012 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ editor Justin Tedaldi […]<!-- 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/2012/10/24/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-winter-2012/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Winter 2012!

    As winter approaches, 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 winter 2012 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ editor Justin Tedaldi […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/10/23/justins-japan-york-comic-con-welcomes-sakuran-creator-moyoco-anno/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Anime and manga fandom came out in full force at New York Comic Con last weekend, with a record 116,000 fans visiting the Jacob K. Javits Center for the annual event. Sunday (Oct. 14) hosted special guest artist Moyoco Anno of Sugar Sugar Rune and Sakuran fame. A professional mangaka (manga artist and author) and one of the most respected names in Japanese comics today for her josei (ladies’) comics, Anno was in town to promote the recently released English-language edition of Sakuran, a starkly drawn tale of Japanese courtesans in the Edo period. “We’d been thinking about publishing Sakuran for a few years now, and were finally able […]<!-- 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/2012/10/23/justins-japan-york-comic-con-welcomes-sakuran-creator-moyoco-anno/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: New York Comic Con Welcomes ‘Sakuran’ Creator Moyoco Anno

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Anime and manga fandom came out in full force at New York Comic Con last weekend, with a record 116,000 fans visiting the Jacob K. Javits Center for the annual event. Sunday (Oct. 14) hosted special guest artist Moyoco Anno of Sugar Sugar Rune and Sakuran fame. A professional mangaka (manga artist and author) and one of the most respected names in Japanese comics today for her josei (ladies’) comics, Anno was in town to promote the recently released English-language edition of Sakuran, a starkly drawn tale of Japanese courtesans in the Edo period. “We’d been thinking about publishing Sakuran for a few years now, and were finally able […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/10/21/jq-magazine-book-review-the-buddha-attic/"></div>By Liz Mathews (Hiroshima-ken, 2005-06) for JQ magazine. Liz is the JETAA New York Book Club wrangler. I would like to start by saying that the JETAANY Book Club discussed reading Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic for at least five months before choosing it for our fall meeting. This is notable because 1) we were right in our primary reason for putting it off; and 2) we were even more right in finally selecting it to read. It’s easy to explain the first note: Over the summer we thought it best to opt for a lighter, more beachy read, and not a novel about Japanese “picture brides” and their distressing existences in the United States of the early […]<!-- 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/2012/10/21/jq-magazine-book-review-the-buddha-attic/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘The Buddha in the Attic’

    By Liz Mathews (Hiroshima-ken, 2005-06) for JQ magazine. Liz is the JETAA New York Book Club wrangler. I would like to start by saying that the JETAANY Book Club discussed reading Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic for at least five months before choosing it for our fall meeting. This is notable because 1) we were right in our primary reason for putting it off; and 2) we were even more right in finally selecting it to read. It’s easy to explain the first note: Over the summer we thought it best to opt for a lighter, more beachy read, and not a novel about Japanese “picture brides” and their distressing existences in the United States of the early […]

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