Archive for November, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/11/27/jersey-jetaa-nabemono-bonenkai/"></div>New Jersey JETAA Nabemono Bonenkai When:                  Saturday, December 15th, 7pm Where:                 Takuma Restaurant,Madison,NJ Cost (Prix-fixe):   $35 for JETs $45 for Friends/Family of JETs, (drinks excluded) *BYOB – Bring your own booze* Directions:          GPS- 42Lincoln Place, Madison, NJ 07940, street parking Public Transport: Train: NJ Transit Morris/Essex Line to Madison Station Bus: NJ Transit # 873 to Rt 124/Main Street & Central Avenue RSVP/Questions:     Rsvp by Dec. 13th using Paypal: Attendee JETAA Member $35.00 USDFriend/Family of JET $45.00 USD Menu Items: All options come with appetizers, salad, and rice. Choice of: Sukiyaki: sliced beef, chicken, and pork with hakusai (Chinese cabbage), onion, scallion, carrot, yam noodles, tofu, mushroom Yosenabe: salmon, white […]<!-- 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/2012/11/27/jersey-jetaa-nabemono-bonenkai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    New Jersey JETAA Nabemono Bonenkai

    New Jersey JETAA Nabemono Bonenkai When:                  Saturday, December 15th, 7pm Where:                 Takuma Restaurant,Madison,NJ Cost (Prix-fixe):   $35 for JETs $45 for Friends/Family of JETs, (drinks excluded) *BYOB – Bring your own booze* Directions:          GPS- 42Lincoln Place, Madison, NJ 07940, street parking Public Transport: Train: NJ Transit Morris/Essex Line to Madison Station Bus: NJ Transit # 873 to Rt 124/Main Street & Central Avenue RSVP/Questions:     Rsvp by Dec. 13th using Paypal: Attendee JETAA Member $35.00 USDFriend/Family of JET $45.00 USD Menu Items: All options come with appetizers, salad, and rice. Choice of: Sukiyaki: sliced beef, chicken, and pork with hakusai (Chinese cabbage), onion, scallion, carrot, yam noodles, tofu, mushroom Yosenabe: salmon, white […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/11/24/jq-magazine-book-review-professor-risley-imperial-japanese-troupe-american-acrobat-introduced-circus-japan-and-japan-west/"></div>By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer, and was previously the publicist for Japan-focused publishers Stone Bridge Press and Chin Music Press. She is interested in the forgotten histories of culture, and has often considered running away and joining the circus. We’re still riding the “Cool Japan” wave that crested at the turn of the millennium, but our fascination with the country and its culture didn’t quite stem from just anime, Harajuku fashions, or J-pop. In Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan—and Japan to the West, award-winning author Frederik L. Schodt argues that contemporary interest in Japan’s popular culture has its roots in the travels […]<!-- 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/2012/11/24/jq-magazine-book-review-professor-risley-imperial-japanese-troupe-american-acrobat-introduced-circus-japan-and-japan-west/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan—and Japan to the West’

    By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer, and was previously the publicist for Japan-focused publishers Stone Bridge Press and Chin Music Press. She is interested in the forgotten histories of culture, and has often considered running away and joining the circus. We’re still riding the “Cool Japan” wave that crested at the turn of the millennium, but our fascination with the country and its culture didn’t quite stem from just anime, Harajuku fashions, or J-pop. In Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan—and Japan to the West, award-winning author Frederik L. Schodt argues that contemporary interest in Japan’s popular culture has its roots in the travels […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/11/17/jq-magazine-jqa-matthew-gillam-senior-researcher-japan-local-government-center/"></div>By Adam Lobel (Nagano-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Last year, Adam returned to New York after 10 years in Japan, where he researched satoyama (traditional landscape of Japan) as a master’s student, and collaborated with Japanese policymakers in science and technology while working at a think tank. Adam currently helps manage his family’s business, a land use law firm in Manhattan, and looks forward to contributing to New York’s green building movement. Born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa, Matthew Gillam was hooked on Japan after visiting when he was 17. After college, he lived in Japan for eight years, and then returned to the U.S., where he completed a master’s at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Matt has spent the past […]<!-- 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/2012/11/17/jq-magazine-jqa-matthew-gillam-senior-researcher-japan-local-government-center/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Matthew Gillam, Senior Researcher at the Japan Local Government Center

    By Adam Lobel (Nagano-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Last year, Adam returned to New York after 10 years in Japan, where he researched satoyama (traditional landscape of Japan) as a master’s student, and collaborated with Japanese policymakers in science and technology while working at a think tank. Adam currently helps manage his family’s business, a land use law firm in Manhattan, and looks forward to contributing to New York’s green building movement. Born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa, Matthew Gillam was hooked on Japan after visiting when he was 17. After college, he lived in Japan for eight years, and then returned to the U.S., where he completed a master’s at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Matt has spent the past […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/11/14/125-december-book-club-future-japanese/"></div>When: Wednesday, December 5th,  7 pm – 9 pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.] We’ll be reading The Future is Japanese – read below for the Amazon.com description: A web browser that threatens to conquer the world. The longest, loneliest railroad on Earth. A North Korean nuke hitting Tokyo, a hollow asteroid full of automated rice paddies, and a specialist in breaking up “virtual” marriages. And yes, giant robots. These thirteen stories from and about the Land of the Rising […]<!-- 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/2012/11/14/125-december-book-club-future-japanese/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/5) December Book Club: The Future is Japanese

    When: Wednesday, December 5th,  7 pm – 9 pm Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.] We’ll be reading The Future is Japanese – read below for the Amazon.com description: A web browser that threatens to conquer the world. The longest, loneliest railroad on Earth. A North Korean nuke hitting Tokyo, a hollow asteroid full of automated rice paddies, and a specialist in breaking up “virtual” marriages. And yes, giant robots. These thirteen stories from and about the Land of the Rising […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/11/13/jetaany-10-reunion/"></div>Calling all JET alumni that departed for the JET program in July 2002 or earlier!  Please join Steven Horowitz (class of 1992) and Monica Yuki (class of 2002) on November 28th for an evening of reminiscing the good old days in Japan with alumni who were on the program 10+ years ago. We have a private space on the 2nd floor of Smithfield from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Cost is $10 per person ($11 with Paypal fee or $15 at the door) which includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Spouses and significant others are welcome to join. Smithfield 215 West 28th Street &7th Ave. New York,NY 10001 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:30 to 9:30pm Cost: $10 ($15 at the door) Click here to RSVP (Discounted ticket purchases end […]<!-- 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/2012/11/13/jetaany-10-reunion/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY 10+ Reunion

    Calling all JET alumni that departed for the JET program in July 2002 or earlier!  Please join Steven Horowitz (class of 1992) and Monica Yuki (class of 2002) on November 28th for an evening of reminiscing the good old days in Japan with alumni who were on the program 10+ years ago. We have a private space on the 2nd floor of Smithfield from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Cost is $10 per person ($11 with Paypal fee or $15 at the door) which includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Spouses and significant others are welcome to join. Smithfield 215 West 28th Street &7th Ave. New York,NY 10001 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:30 to 9:30pm Cost: $10 ($15 at the door) Click here to RSVP (Discounted ticket purchases end […]

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