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Archive for September, 2013
Posted on September 18, 2013 | No CommentsWhen: Monday, November 4, 7 pm â€“ 9 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $3-4 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook or email Liz Mathews 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.] This monthâ€™s book will be “A Pale View of Hills” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Read the Amazon description below: The story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a story where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan’s devastation in the wake of World War II.
Posted on September 18, 2013 | No CommentsWhen:Â Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Where:Â Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $2 for refreshment & bring $3 to do origami with RSVP/Questions: Wendy at secretary[at]jetaany.orgÂ and check out the Facebook eventÂ HERE Impress friends (and your waiter/waitress) by learning to fold dollars into fun, cool shapes. We’ll learn to do bow ties and hearts while chatting it up with new and old JETAANY friends.
Posted on September 14, 2013 | No CommentsByÂ Rashaad JordenÂ (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) forÂ JQÂ magazine. Rashaad worked at four elementary schools and three junior high schools on JET, and taught a weekly conversion class in Haguro (his village) to adults. He completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2010, and was also aÂ memberÂ of a taiko group in Haguro. Sometimes, weâ€™re just trying to find out where we belong. Thatâ€™s certainly the case with Aiko Cassidy, the teenage protagonist of JET Program alumÂ Suzanne KamataÂ (Tokushima-ken, 1988-1990)â€™s latest novel,Â Gadget Girl: TheÂ Art ofÂ BeingÂ Invisible. The 15-year-old daughter of a renowned sculptor, Aiko wants to develop her own identity, instead of being known as Laina Cassidyâ€™s muse and suffering from a disability (cerebral palsy). Aiko has been secretly working on manga titledÂ Gadget Girl, and she dreams of becoming a […]
Posted on September 12, 2013 | No CommentsWhen: Wednesday, September 18th,Â 6:30 pm â€“8 pm Where:Â The 13th Step Bar & Grill (149 Second Avenue at E. 10th St) Cost: Everyone gets their own drinks; happy hour special – 1/2 price drinks until 8 pm RSVP/Questions:Â Email Ann Chow at Â email@example.com and check out the Facebook event here Come celebrate Tokyo winning the opportunity to host the 2020 Olympic Games at The 13th Step with JETAANY! Drinks are 1/2 price from the whole bar until 8 PM.
Posted on September 7, 2013 | No CommentsByÂ Lana KitcherÂ (Yamanashi-ken, 2010-12) forÂ JQÂ magazine. Lana is theÂ businessÂ developmentÂ associate forÂ Bridges to JapanÂ and enjoys working as a freelance writer for a number of online publications. To read more about Lanaâ€™s adventures in Japan,Â visitÂ her blog atÂ Kitcherâ€™s CafÃ©. Laura Kriskaâ€™s experience as recounted inÂ The Accidental Office LadyÂ parallels in many ways what we as JET participants go through when we temporarily leave our lives and routines at home to pursue the â€œexoticâ€ and uncertain terrain of a new culture. Based on Kriskaâ€™s background and education, she was offered a two-year position at Honda Motor Company headquarters in Tokyo, being the first American woman to do so. She arrived in Japan equipped with her new business attire and a mind full of expectations and dreams about how […]