Archive for August, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/08/29/brooklyn-bridge-park/"></div>Let everyone know your going and get last minute updates on Facebook FACEBOOK INVITE Summer’s end is just around the corner. So before we trade in our shorts and tees for jackets and sweatpants, let us enjoy summer one last time by checking out the Smorgasburg Flea Market at Brooklyn Bridge Park and have ourselves a picnic. The flea market will have quality food, drinks and merchandise you can buy to satisfy your need to stuff yourself while getting your shopping fix. It’s a great opportunity to help support local vendors and businesses here in the city. More info on the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg visit (www.brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg-dumbo) Jason and Reggie will get there early to find a good place to set up […]<!-- 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/2013/08/29/brooklyn-bridge-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Picnic

    Let everyone know your going and get last minute updates on Facebook FACEBOOK INVITE Summer’s end is just around the corner. So before we trade in our shorts and tees for jackets and sweatpants, let us enjoy summer one last time by checking out the Smorgasburg Flea Market at Brooklyn Bridge Park and have ourselves a picnic. The flea market will have quality food, drinks and merchandise you can buy to satisfy your need to stuff yourself while getting your shopping fix. It’s a great opportunity to help support local vendors and businesses here in the city. More info on the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg visit (www.brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg-dumbo) Jason and Reggie will get there early to find a good place to set up […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/08/28/nippon-york-heritage-citi-field-hatsune-miku-joy-sake/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. As the summer winds fade to fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed both before and after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m. New York Mets Fourth Annual Japanese Heritage Night Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. $23 Promenade Reserved/$37 Pepsi Porch/$63 Baseline Box Silver Watch the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies with a special Japanese Heritage Night pre-game show featuring the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, the Japanese Men’s Choir, taiko and fue master Kaoru Watanabe, and the Spirit Award presentations to important members of the community. Look for fun Japanese activities and games […]<!-- 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/2013/08/28/nippon-york-heritage-citi-field-hatsune-miku-joy-sake/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Nippon in New York – Heritage at Citi Field, Hatsune Miku and the Joy of Sake

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. As the summer winds fade to fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed both before and after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m. New York Mets Fourth Annual Japanese Heritage Night Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. $23 Promenade Reserved/$37 Pepsi Porch/$63 Baseline Box Silver Watch the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies with a special Japanese Heritage Night pre-game show featuring the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, the Japanese Men’s Choir, taiko and fue master Kaoru Watanabe, and the Spirit Award presentations to important members of the community. Look for fun Japanese activities and games […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/08/25/jq-magazine-book-review-pink-globalization-kittys-trek-pacific/"></div>By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer and a graduate student in arts journalism. She readily admits that while she is an avid Hello Kitty fan, she is always going to like Chococat more. For many, young and old, female and male, Hello Kitty (or Kitty-chan, as her diehard fans lovingly call her) has been a lifelong friend. As I toted around my review copy of the new Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific—to my part-time job, to coffee shops, on a recent trip—strangers cooed over the cover’s soft pink color scheme and photograph of one of artist Tom Sachs’s renditions of the famous feline. Kitty led the way into my very first experiences with Japan, and her ever-presence […]<!-- 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/2013/08/25/jq-magazine-book-review-pink-globalization-kittys-trek-pacific/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific’

    By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer and a graduate student in arts journalism. She readily admits that while she is an avid Hello Kitty fan, she is always going to like Chococat more. For many, young and old, female and male, Hello Kitty (or Kitty-chan, as her diehard fans lovingly call her) has been a lifelong friend. As I toted around my review copy of the new Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific—to my part-time job, to coffee shops, on a recent trip—strangers cooed over the cover’s soft pink color scheme and photograph of one of artist Tom Sachs’s renditions of the famous feline. Kitty led the way into my very first experiences with Japan, and her ever-presence […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/08/20/95-public-speaking-event-japanese-college-students/"></div>When: Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: 37 West 26th Street, 5th Floor  (between Broadway & 6th Ave) (http://www.nygcinstitute.com/location.html) RSVP/Questions: Takeshi Miyakoshi at takeshi.miyakoshi@gmail.com (you can also contact Pam Kavalam at vicepresident@jetaany.org with questions) Cost: $10 (to cover the cost of food and drinks) Remember preparing your students for speech contests back when you were a JET and how great it felt to see your students improve? Takeshi Miyakoshi is a FOJ here in New York who started a series of seminars for Japanese college students to help them prepare for jobs in business. You can read about the seminar series here (in Japanese): http://isotope-org.com/. One of the activities they will be having will be preparing a […]<!-- 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/2013/08/20/95-public-speaking-event-japanese-college-students/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/5) Public Speaking Event with Japanese College Students

    When: Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: 37 West 26th Street, 5th Floor  (between Broadway & 6th Ave) (http://www.nygcinstitute.com/location.html) RSVP/Questions: Takeshi Miyakoshi at takeshi.miyakoshi@gmail.com (you can also contact Pam Kavalam at vicepresident@jetaany.org with questions) Cost: $10 (to cover the cost of food and drinks) Remember preparing your students for speech contests back when you were a JET and how great it felt to see your students improve? Takeshi Miyakoshi is a FOJ here in New York who started a series of seminars for Japanese college students to help them prepare for jobs in business. You can read about the seminar series here (in Japanese): http://isotope-org.com/. One of the activities they will be having will be preparing a […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/08/16/jq-magazine-film-review-cutie-boxer-matches-sparring-partners-life-art/"></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. Director Zachary Heinzerling’s debut documentary is the captivating Cutie and the Boxer, which follows two New York-based Japanese artists who have been married for over 40 years. It stars Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, a couple separated in age by two decades who have a truly unique union. They alternately bicker and support each other, but you get the sense that their respective existences are necessary for the other to survive. As wife Noriko puts it, “We are like two flowers in one pot,” […]<!-- 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/2013/08/16/jq-magazine-film-review-cutie-boxer-matches-sparring-partners-life-art/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review – ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ Pairs Sparring Partners in Life, Art

    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. Director Zachary Heinzerling’s debut documentary is the captivating Cutie and the Boxer, which follows two New York-based Japanese artists who have been married for over 40 years. It stars Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, a couple separated in age by two decades who have a truly unique union. They alternately bicker and support each other, but you get the sense that their respective existences are necessary for the other to survive. As wife Noriko puts it, “We are like two flowers in one pot,” […]

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