Archive for October, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/10/06/liveyourdream/"></div>LIVE YOUR DREAM: THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY Stories of courage and sacrifice during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami A documentary film by Regge Life (click here to read the JQ interview with Mr. Life) This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children in the JET program, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. Wednesday, October 30th, 7pm Columbia University Uris Hall 301 Screening starts at 7pm followed by Q&A session with director/producer Regge Life and Taylor Anderson’s father, Andy Anderson. Advanced Tickets: $7 At the Door: $10 […]<!-- 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/2013/10/06/liveyourdream/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/30) Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story Screening in NYC

    LIVE YOUR DREAM: THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY Stories of courage and sacrifice during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami A documentary film by Regge Life (click here to read the JQ interview with Mr. Life) This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children in the JET program, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. Wednesday, October 30th, 7pm Columbia University Uris Hall 301 Screening starts at 7pm followed by Q&A session with director/producer Regge Life and Taylor Anderson’s father, Andy Anderson. Advanced Tickets: $7 At the Door: $10 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-three-scenarios-hana-sasaki-grows-tail/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad currently studies responsible tourism management at Leeds Metropolitan University. For more on his life in the UK and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. As mysterious as Japan seems to be, there are numerous occurrences in the country that leave you amazed. Enter Kelly Luce (Kawasaki/Tokushima-ken, 2002-04). The JET Program alum’s first published collection of fiction, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (which is also the title of one of Luce’s stories) often utilizes magic realism to tell stories that take place in Nippon. Three Scenarios contains ten stories and the first one, titled “Ms. Yamada’s Toaster” (which previously appeared in the anthology Tomo), tells the tale of a toaster that can predict […]<!-- 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/2013/10/05/jq-magazine-book-review-three-scenarios-hana-sasaki-grows-tail/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad currently studies responsible tourism management at Leeds Metropolitan University. For more on his life in the UK and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. As mysterious as Japan seems to be, there are numerous occurrences in the country that leave you amazed. Enter Kelly Luce (Kawasaki/Tokushima-ken, 2002-04). The JET Program alum’s first published collection of fiction, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (which is also the title of one of Luce’s stories) often utilizes magic realism to tell stories that take place in Nippon. Three Scenarios contains ten stories and the first one, titled “Ms. Yamada’s Toaster” (which previously appeared in the anthology Tomo), tells the tale of a toaster that can predict […]

    Continue Reading...

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/10/02/calling-returnees-speak-nyc-colleges-jet/"></div>We have a great opportunity for JET Alumni to speak at a local college about applying to JET! If you are a recent returnee who hasn’t found full-time work yet, this is the perfect way to build some connections and give back to the community. It’s also really fun (as you’ll see from the photo from a past CUNY Fair above)! The students get really excited hearing from us and it’s nice to have an excuse to be natsukashi about our JET experience. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– What: The College of Staten Island’s Fellowship & Scholarship Fair Where: Center for the Arts Atrium, Building 1P, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314 (Parking Provided) When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm Schedule Table Set-Up: 11:30 […]<!-- 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/2013/10/02/calling-returnees-speak-nyc-colleges-jet/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/11) Calling All Recent Returnees: Speak at the College of Staten Island about JET!

    We have a great opportunity for JET Alumni to speak at a local college about applying to JET! If you are a recent returnee who hasn’t found full-time work yet, this is the perfect way to build some connections and give back to the community. It’s also really fun (as you’ll see from the photo from a past CUNY Fair above)! The students get really excited hearing from us and it’s nice to have an excuse to be natsukashi about our JET experience. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– What: The College of Staten Island’s Fellowship & Scholarship Fair Where: Center for the Arts Atrium, Building 1P, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314 (Parking Provided) When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm Schedule Table Set-Up: 11:30 […]

    Continue Reading...