Archive for June, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/06/30/jq-magazine-jeterations-alumni-touch-generations-jets/"></div>By Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07) for JQ magazine. Bahia is the president of the Florida JET Alumni Association. As a high school Japanese teacher in Deerfield Beach, Florida, WIlliam Collazo teaches his students about his time on JET along with his language lessons. Little did he know he would inspire a student to pursue JET years after she left his classroom. Collazo said that JET was instrumental in deciding to become a Japanese teacher. He has a BA in Asian studies and religious studies, and he also studied Japanese language at Cornell University in New York. After JET, Collazo earned an MA in East Asian studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where he turned his academic interests to studying […]<!-- 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/2013/06/30/jq-magazine-jeterations-alumni-touch-generations-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JETerations — How Alumni Touch New Generations of JETs

    By Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07) for JQ magazine. Bahia is the president of the Florida JET Alumni Association. As a high school Japanese teacher in Deerfield Beach, Florida, WIlliam Collazo teaches his students about his time on JET along with his language lessons. Little did he know he would inspire a student to pursue JET years after she left his classroom. Collazo said that JET was instrumental in deciding to become a Japanese teacher. He has a BA in Asian studies and religious studies, and he also studied Japanese language at Cornell University in New York. After JET, Collazo earned an MA in East Asian studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where he turned his academic interests to studying […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/06/25/78-jetvet-jet-dinner-karaoke/"></div>Calling all JETs, old and new! The annual New JET/Vet JET get-together is back! You are invited to dinner and karaoke at Apple Restaurant (www.applerestaurant.com) on Monday, July 8th. This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to share our sempai knowledge with the newbies and get natsukashii about our own experiences in Japan. We will have a private room (“the Red Den”) in the back of the restaurant. Dinner will include a choice of appetizer and entree and afterwards, we’ll have private room karaoke. Drinks are separate, but Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm – all drinks are half off. There is limited seating, so hurry and get your ticket before it sells out! When: Monday, July 8th, 6 pm […]<!-- 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/2013/06/25/78-jetvet-jet-dinner-karaoke/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/8) New JET/Vet JET Dinner and Karaoke!

    Calling all JETs, old and new! The annual New JET/Vet JET get-together is back! You are invited to dinner and karaoke at Apple Restaurant (www.applerestaurant.com) on Monday, July 8th. This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to share our sempai knowledge with the newbies and get natsukashii about our own experiences in Japan. We will have a private room (“the Red Den”) in the back of the restaurant. Dinner will include a choice of appetizer and entree and afterwards, we’ll have private room karaoke. Drinks are separate, but Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm – all drinks are half off. There is limited seating, so hurry and get your ticket before it sells out! When: Monday, July 8th, 6 pm […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/06/24/jetaany-happy-hour-haa-jaa/"></div>Stop by for an after work drink to mix & mingle with your fellow JET alumni and meet the members of HAA(Hoshuko Alumni Association) and JAA (Japanese American Association). This is a great opportunity to strengthen our network! To receive a complementary drink ticket please RSVP to info@HoshukoAlumni.org or just stop by and enjoy happy hour prices! Crooked Knife 29 East 30th Street (between Park and Madison Ave) questions and rsvp to info@hoshukoalumni.org  <!-- 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/2013/06/24/jetaany-happy-hour-haa-jaa/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Happy Hour with HAA & JAA

    Stop by for an after work drink to mix & mingle with your fellow JET alumni and meet the members of HAA(Hoshuko Alumni Association) and JAA (Japanese American Association). This is a great opportunity to strengthen our network! To receive a complementary drink ticket please RSVP to info@HoshukoAlumni.org or just stop by and enjoy happy hour prices! Crooked Knife 29 East 30th Street (between Park and Madison Ave) questions and rsvp to info@hoshukoalumni.org  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/06/24/live-dream-taylor-anderson-story-screening-japan-society/"></div>Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story Tuesday July 16th @ 7:30pm This beautiful documentary directed by Reggie Life will be included in Japan Society’s 2013 Japan Cuts.  There will be introduction and Q&A with Reggie.  JETAANY members helped raise funds for the production and music of this documentary. Tickets: $9 JETAA member discount using code: JETcuts $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm. Reception: A small reception will follow the screening with wine and senbei Description: “This remarkable first documentary offers a glimpse into the life of Taylor Anderson (Miyagi-ken, 2008-11), a young American woman […]<!-- 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/2013/06/24/live-dream-taylor-anderson-story-screening-japan-society/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story screening at Japan Society

    Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story Tuesday July 16th @ 7:30pm This beautiful documentary directed by Reggie Life will be included in Japan Society’s 2013 Japan Cuts.  There will be introduction and Q&A with Reggie.  JETAANY members helped raise funds for the production and music of this documentary. Tickets: $9 JETAA member discount using code: JETcuts $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm. Reception: A small reception will follow the screening with wine and senbei Description: “This remarkable first documentary offers a glimpse into the life of Taylor Anderson (Miyagi-ken, 2008-11), a young American woman […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/06/23/714-send-off-jersey-jets-stuff-yer-face/"></div>The NJ Subchapter has planned a terrific event for sempai to answer the questions of the 2013 JET Programme participants, who will be leaving in July. The venue is New Brunswick favorite Stuff Yer Face, which is famous for its stromboli (sort of like a thinner calzone with lots of fillings options) and the fact that it’s where Mario Batali got his start! Date: Sunday July 14th Time: 2:30pm Place: Stuff Yer Face (http://www.stuffyerface.com/) 49 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ RSVP: Email Beata Wilk at Kiba5401@gmail.com or on Facebook Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food and drinks Public transit nearby: New Brunswick station – from New Brunswick station, it’s a 5 minute walk up Easton Street. For those driving: There are some directions on the […]<!-- 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/2013/06/23/714-send-off-jersey-jets-stuff-yer-face/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/14) Send-off for the New Jersey JETs at Stuff Yer Face

    The NJ Subchapter has planned a terrific event for sempai to answer the questions of the 2013 JET Programme participants, who will be leaving in July. The venue is New Brunswick favorite Stuff Yer Face, which is famous for its stromboli (sort of like a thinner calzone with lots of fillings options) and the fact that it’s where Mario Batali got his start! Date: Sunday July 14th Time: 2:30pm Place: Stuff Yer Face (http://www.stuffyerface.com/) 49 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ RSVP: Email Beata Wilk at Kiba5401@gmail.com or on Facebook Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food and drinks Public transit nearby: New Brunswick station – from New Brunswick station, it’s a 5 minute walk up Easton Street. For those driving: There are some directions on the […]

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