Archive for December, 2012

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/12/04/volunteer-japanamania/"></div>Get involved and volunteer at JETAA’s annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where we spend the day showcasing Japanese culture to theNewYorkCity kids and their mentors. From trying on kimono, writing their names in Kanji to the infamous chopstick challenge, the event is a great chance to teach kids 7-17 about “cool”Japan. Date: Saturday, January 12th. What: a day of community service where JET alumni and friends showcase Japanese culture to kids with booths, prizes and performances. Who: kids from 7-17 years old and their adult mentors. Volunteer coordinator: Katrina Barnas kb2192@columbia.edu Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and answer some basic questions aboutJapan. If they do […]<!-- 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/2012/12/04/volunteer-japanamania/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/12) Volunteer for Japan~a~Mania

    Get involved and volunteer at JETAA’s annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where we spend the day showcasing Japanese culture to theNewYorkCity kids and their mentors. From trying on kimono, writing their names in Kanji to the infamous chopstick challenge, the event is a great chance to teach kids 7-17 about “cool”Japan. Date: Saturday, January 12th. What: a day of community service where JET alumni and friends showcase Japanese culture to kids with booths, prizes and performances. Who: kids from 7-17 years old and their adult mentors. Volunteer coordinator: Katrina Barnas kb2192@columbia.edu Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and answer some basic questions aboutJapan. If they do […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2012/12/01/jq-magazine-concert-review-the-legend-zelda-symphony-goddesses/"></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 life is one ongoing adventure and each day is its own side quest, then several days ago the already labyrinthine halls beneath Madison Square Garden were not those of a theater but a dungeon, and the spirited host of attendees was nothing short of raiders in pursuit of plunder. Their coveted […]<!-- 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/2012/12/01/jq-magazine-concert-review-the-legend-zelda-symphony-goddesses/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Concert Review – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses’

    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 life is one ongoing adventure and each day is its own side quest, then several days ago the already labyrinthine halls beneath Madison Square Garden were not those of a theater but a dungeon, and the spirited host of attendees was nothing short of raiders in pursuit of plunder. Their coveted […]

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