Archive for November, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/30/jq-magazine-book-review-life-japan-year-2/"></div>By Lana Kitcher (Yamanashi-ken, 2010-12) for JQ magazine. Lana is the business development associate for Bridges to Japan. To read more about Lana’s adventures in Japan and New York, visit her blog at Kitcher’s Café. Victor Edison is a young man who remembers always having some Japanese influences present throughout his life. His family hosted a Japanese exchange student during his childhood, and he was fascinated by anime and manga from a young age. After graduation he found himself working a job he didn’t really want that wasn’t really going anywhere. A friend that was working in Japan at the time encouraged him to apply to be an English teacher and all he could respond to this was, “why not?” Published by Nagoya-based Big Ugly Robot Press, Life in […]<!-- 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/2013/11/30/jq-magazine-book-review-life-japan-year-2/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Life in Japan: The First Year’

    By Lana Kitcher (Yamanashi-ken, 2010-12) for JQ magazine. Lana is the business development associate for Bridges to Japan. To read more about Lana’s adventures in Japan and New York, visit her blog at Kitcher’s Café. Victor Edison is a young man who remembers always having some Japanese influences present throughout his life. His family hosted a Japanese exchange student during his childhood, and he was fascinated by anime and manga from a young age. After graduation he found himself working a job he didn’t really want that wasn’t really going anywhere. A friend that was working in Japan at the time encouraged him to apply to be an English teacher and all he could respond to this was, “why not?” Published by Nagoya-based Big Ugly Robot Press, Life in […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/27/118-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div>Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their bigs.  Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]<!-- 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/2013/11/27/118-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/18) Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania

    Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their bigs.  Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/27/129-oshibana-nengajo/"></div>Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Monday, December 9th with fellow JETs as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. Bring $2 for supplies and refreshments. When: Monday, December 9th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $2 for refreshment & supplies. Includes 2 (or more) cards. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at secretary[at]jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event HERE  <!-- 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/2013/11/27/129-oshibana-nengajo/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/9) Make Your Own Oshibana Nengajo!

    Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Monday, December 9th with fellow JETs as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. Bring $2 for supplies and refreshments. When: Monday, December 9th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $2 for refreshment & supplies. Includes 2 (or more) cards. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at secretary[at]jetaany.org and check out the Facebook event HERE  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/25/131-22-ski-trip-killington-vt/"></div>JETAANY is teaming up with JETAA New England and JETAA Ottawa for a ski trip up to Killington in Vermont! JETAANE will be taking care of the logistics once we’re at the ski lodge and JETAANY will be connecting members to figure out a way to get up there. If you’re interested, please fill out the form HERE by midnight on Saturday, December 7th. A couple of notes- there will be other activities besides downhill skiing (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.) if people want. So if you’re interested in that, please indicate that on the form. Also, we will definitely need folks who are willing to drive (either with their own car or renting)! Where? Mt. Killington, Vermont (http://www.killington.com/winter/index.html) When? January 31st to February 2nd. […]<!-- 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/2013/11/25/131-22-ski-trip-killington-vt/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/31-2/2) Ski Trip to Killington, VT!

    JETAANY is teaming up with JETAA New England and JETAA Ottawa for a ski trip up to Killington in Vermont! JETAANE will be taking care of the logistics once we’re at the ski lodge and JETAANY will be connecting members to figure out a way to get up there. If you’re interested, please fill out the form HERE by midnight on Saturday, December 7th. A couple of notes- there will be other activities besides downhill skiing (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.) if people want. So if you’re interested in that, please indicate that on the form. Also, we will definitely need folks who are willing to drive (either with their own car or renting)! Where? Mt. Killington, Vermont (http://www.killington.com/winter/index.html) When? January 31st to February 2nd. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/23/jq-magazine-2013-jetaa-oceania-national-conference-spotlights-sister-city-relationships/"></div>By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11). After the JET Programme more than fulfilled its promise of “an experience of a lifetime,” Eden returned to Sydney, Australia, where he joined the JETAA New South Wales chapter to take advantage of the network and connections available to undertake projects such as an uchiwa design competition for the Sydney Japan Festival. He also maintains the JETAANSW website and social media. Other than that, he’s a web designer and a poet, gentlemen and raconteur. One of the best things about being a member of JETAA is the community, and over the weekend of 15-17 of November, the Oceania community of JETAA got together for our annual antipodean regional conference. For those of you up north who don’t know, JETAA Oceania comprises of five […]<!-- 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/2013/11/23/jq-magazine-2013-jetaa-oceania-national-conference-spotlights-sister-city-relationships/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: 2013 JETAA Oceania National Conference Spotlights Sister City Relationships

    By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11). After the JET Programme more than fulfilled its promise of “an experience of a lifetime,” Eden returned to Sydney, Australia, where he joined the JETAA New South Wales chapter to take advantage of the network and connections available to undertake projects such as an uchiwa design competition for the Sydney Japan Festival. He also maintains the JETAANSW website and social media. Other than that, he’s a web designer and a poet, gentlemen and raconteur. One of the best things about being a member of JETAA is the community, and over the weekend of 15-17 of November, the Oceania community of JETAA got together for our annual antipodean regional conference. For those of you up north who don’t know, JETAA Oceania comprises of five […]

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