Archive for September, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/09/18/114-november-jetaany-book-club-pale-view-hills-kazuo-ishiguro/"></div>When: Monday, November 4, 7 pm – 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 month’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.  <!-- 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/2013/09/18/114-november-jetaany-book-club-pale-view-hills-kazuo-ishiguro/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/4) November JETAANY Book Club: A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

    When: Monday, November 4, 7 pm – 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 month’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.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/09/18/102-turn-dollar-bills-origami/"></div>When: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Where: 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.org and check out the Facebook event 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.  <!-- 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/2013/09/18/102-turn-dollar-bills-origami/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/2) Turn Your Dollar Bills into Origami!

    When: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Where: 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.org and check out the Facebook event 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.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/09/14/jq-magazine-book-review-gadget-girl-art-invisible/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ 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 a member of a taiko group in Haguro. Sometimes, we’re just trying to find out where we belong. That’s certainly the case with Aiko Cassidy, the teenage protagonist of JET Program alum Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-1990)’s latest novel, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible. The 15-year-old daughter of a renowned sculptor, Aiko wants to develop her own identity, instead of being known as Laina Cassidy’s muse and suffering from a disability (cerebral palsy). Aiko has been secretly working on manga titled Gadget Girl, and she dreams of becoming 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/2013/09/14/jq-magazine-book-review-gadget-girl-art-invisible/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ 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 a member of a taiko group in Haguro. Sometimes, we’re just trying to find out where we belong. That’s certainly the case with Aiko Cassidy, the teenage protagonist of JET Program alum Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-1990)’s latest novel, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible. The 15-year-old daughter of a renowned sculptor, Aiko wants to develop her own identity, instead of being known as Laina Cassidy’s muse and suffering from a disability (cerebral palsy). Aiko has been secretly working on manga titled Gadget Girl, and she dreams of becoming a […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/09/12/918-celebrate-tokyo-host-2020-olympic-games/"></div>  When: Wednesday, September 18th,  6:30 pm –8 pm Where:  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: Email Ann Chow at  membership@jetaany.org 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.    <!-- 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/2013/09/12/918-celebrate-tokyo-host-2020-olympic-games/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/18) Celebrate Tokyo, Host of the 2020 Olympic Games!

      When: Wednesday, September 18th,  6:30 pm –8 pm Where:  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: Email Ann Chow at  membership@jetaany.org 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.    

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/09/07/jq-magazine-book-review-the-accidental-office-lady-american-woman-corporate-japan/"></div>By Lana Kitcher (Yamanashi-ken, 2010-12) for JQ magazine. Lana is the business development associate for Bridges to Japan and enjoys working as a freelance writer for a number of online publications. To read more about Lana’s adventures in Japan, visit her blog at Kitcher’s Café. Laura Kriska’s experience as recounted in The Accidental Office Lady parallels in many ways what we as JET participants go through when we temporarily leave our lives and routines at home to pursue the “exotic” and uncertain terrain of a new culture. Based on Kriska’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 […]<!-- 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/2013/09/07/jq-magazine-book-review-the-accidental-office-lady-american-woman-corporate-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘The Accidental Office Lady: An American Woman in Corporate Japan’

    By Lana Kitcher (Yamanashi-ken, 2010-12) for JQ magazine. Lana is the business development associate for Bridges to Japan and enjoys working as a freelance writer for a number of online publications. To read more about Lana’s adventures in Japan, visit her blog at Kitcher’s Café. Laura Kriska’s experience as recounted in The Accidental Office Lady parallels in many ways what we as JET participants go through when we temporarily leave our lives and routines at home to pursue the “exotic” and uncertain terrain of a new culture. Based on Kriska’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 […]

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