Archive for February, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/04/japan-day-art-contest/"></div>Let’s have a JET Alum win this contest two years in a row! PRIZES Winner: a pair of round-trip Coach Class tickets to Japan provided by Delta Airlines Honorable Mention: Digital Camera from Nikon America Inc. Japan Day is now collecting submissions for the art contest that incorporate the three themes of “ New York,” “Japan,” and “Central Park”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2013, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program, Flyer and T-shirts. The winner’s award and honorable mentions will be announced by April and will be presented on the day of the event. Deadline for 2013 Submissions: Sunday March 10th Rules: Art must incorporate the themes of  […]<!-- 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/2013/02/04/japan-day-art-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan Day Art Contest Deadline Extended to 3/10

    Let’s have a JET Alum win this contest two years in a row! PRIZES Winner: a pair of round-trip Coach Class tickets to Japan provided by Delta Airlines Honorable Mention: Digital Camera from Nikon America Inc. Japan Day is now collecting submissions for the art contest that incorporate the three themes of “ New York,” “Japan,” and “Central Park”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2013, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program, Flyer and T-shirts. The winner’s award and honorable mentions will be announced by April and will be presented on the day of the event. Deadline for 2013 Submissions: Sunday March 10th Rules: Art must incorporate the themes of  […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/03/jq-magazine-jqa-takashi-ikezawa-resobox-japanese-art-gallery/"></div>By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional Japanese writer/interpreter/translator. She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations in the periodic series WITLife. In recent years, Long Island City has experienced a rapid gentrification, being converted from an abandoned, industrial wasteland to a hotspot of waterfront apartments and art institutions. Of course it has big hitters like the Noguchi Museum that are well known to Japanophiles, but there are also Japan-related galleries flying under the radar just waiting to be discovered. One such place is Resobox, a short walk from the Queensboro Plaza subway stop whose location is marked by […]<!-- 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/2013/02/03/jq-magazine-jqa-takashi-ikezawa-resobox-japanese-art-gallery/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Takashi Ikezawa of Resobox Japanese Art Gallery

    By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional Japanese writer/interpreter/translator. She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations in the periodic series WITLife. In recent years, Long Island City has experienced a rapid gentrification, being converted from an abandoned, industrial wasteland to a hotspot of waterfront apartments and art institutions. Of course it has big hitters like the Noguchi Museum that are well known to Japanophiles, but there are also Japan-related galleries flying under the radar just waiting to be discovered. One such place is Resobox, a short walk from the Queensboro Plaza subway stop whose location is marked by […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/03/nippon-york-lunar-year-kickoff/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories.Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from retro anime screenings to bilingual robot plays to a J-pop infused Lunar New Year spectacular. This month’s highlights include: Feb. 1-15, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. NIPPON-JIN Exhibition   Consulate General of Japan, 299 Park Avenue Free Presented by J-COLLABO, a unique social network that promotes the Japanese art scene with various collaborating artists, NIPPON-JIN (meaning “Japanese”), will be on view at the gallery of the Consulate General of Japan from Feb. 1-15. Showcasing more than 300 unique portrait photographs taken by Junichi Takahashi, NIPPON-JIN reveals what Takahashi sees as “Japanese people,” opposed to […]<!-- 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/2013/02/03/nippon-york-lunar-year-kickoff/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Nippon in New York – A Lunar New Year Kickoff

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories.Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from retro anime screenings to bilingual robot plays to a J-pop infused Lunar New Year spectacular. This month’s highlights include: Feb. 1-15, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. NIPPON-JIN Exhibition   Consulate General of Japan, 299 Park Avenue Free Presented by J-COLLABO, a unique social network that promotes the Japanese art scene with various collaborating artists, NIPPON-JIN (meaning “Japanese”), will be on view at the gallery of the Consulate General of Japan from Feb. 1-15. Showcasing more than 300 unique portrait photographs taken by Junichi Takahashi, NIPPON-JIN reveals what Takahashi sees as “Japanese people,” opposed to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/02/call-executive-officer-candidates/"></div>JETAANY is looking for a few good people to serve on the Executive Committee. This is the dedicated group of JETAANYers who make this amazing organization run from day to day. From budgeting and event planning to communications and membership coordination – we need motivated and enthusiastic alums to join our team. We are specifically looking for candidates for the role of Secretary, to begin in April, 2013. The job description can be found below. To be considered for this position, please email elections@jetaany.org with a brief statement of interest and a resume by Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Secretary The Secretary provides administrative support to the executive committee. He or she coordinates events as needed, composes and emails bi-weekly announcements to membership, […]<!-- 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/2013/02/02/call-executive-officer-candidates/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for Executive Officer Candidates: Platforms Due 2/27

    JETAANY is looking for a few good people to serve on the Executive Committee. This is the dedicated group of JETAANYers who make this amazing organization run from day to day. From budgeting and event planning to communications and membership coordination – we need motivated and enthusiastic alums to join our team. We are specifically looking for candidates for the role of Secretary, to begin in April, 2013. The job description can be found below. To be considered for this position, please email elections@jetaany.org with a brief statement of interest and a resume by Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Secretary The Secretary provides administrative support to the executive committee. He or she coordinates events as needed, composes and emails bi-weekly announcements to membership, […]

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