Archive for February, 2014

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/02/26/321-meishi-exchange/"></div>When: Friday, March 21, 6:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, (6 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001) website  Questions: Contact Monica Yuki at president[at]jetaany.org Cost: $8 prepay (till March 11th) / $11 prepay (March 12th-18th) / $15 (March 19th – at the door) Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The annual JETAANY Meishi Exchange offers the opportunity to mix and mingle with talented professionals in various fields around New York City. The event is open to anyone  who is interested in building their professional network and meeting other people passionate about Japan and intercultural exchange. JET Alumni are encouraged to bring their friends, family, coworkers and colleagues. No need to worry about bringing meishi (business cards) but definitely come prepared to meet […]<!-- 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/2014/02/26/321-meishi-exchange/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/21) Meishi Exchange

    When: Friday, March 21, 6:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, (6 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001) website  Questions: Contact Monica Yuki at president[at]jetaany.org Cost: $8 prepay (till March 11th) / $11 prepay (March 12th-18th) / $15 (March 19th – at the door) Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The annual JETAANY Meishi Exchange offers the opportunity to mix and mingle with talented professionals in various fields around New York City. The event is open to anyone  who is interested in building their professional network and meeting other people passionate about Japan and intercultural exchange. JET Alumni are encouraged to bring their friends, family, coworkers and colleagues. No need to worry about bringing meishi (business cards) but definitely come prepared to meet […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/02/24/justins-japan-nippon-york-japan-week-grand-central-mayday-debut-jake-shimabukuro/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Tucked between Oscar and cherry blossom season, March offers an unmissable array of concerts, performances and exhibitions, along with a special gathering to mark the three-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This month’s highlights include: March 1-2, 2:00 p.m. Kaleidoscoping Tohoku: Three Years After the Disaster in 2011 J-LABO Brooklyn, 300-302 Seventh Street, Park Slope Free Three years have now passed since the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident in 2011 rocked Eastern Japan, yet those who have visited since have been enchanted by the rich culture and history of Tohoku, forging relationships with local residents across generations and geographies. Now, various new projects, art works, crafts, […]<!-- 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/2014/02/24/justins-japan-nippon-york-japan-week-grand-central-mayday-debut-jake-shimabukuro/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Nippon in New York—Japan Week at Grand Central, Mayday debut, Jake Shimabukuro

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Tucked between Oscar and cherry blossom season, March offers an unmissable array of concerts, performances and exhibitions, along with a special gathering to mark the three-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This month’s highlights include: March 1-2, 2:00 p.m. Kaleidoscoping Tohoku: Three Years After the Disaster in 2011 J-LABO Brooklyn, 300-302 Seventh Street, Park Slope Free Three years have now passed since the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident in 2011 rocked Eastern Japan, yet those who have visited since have been enchanted by the rich culture and history of Tohoku, forging relationships with local residents across generations and geographies. Now, various new projects, art works, crafts, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/02/22/jq-magazine-book-review-public-properties-museums-imperial-japan/"></div>By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer and a graduate student in arts journalism. Her favorite museum in all of Japan is the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, but the Mori Art Museum is a close second. Artist Barbara Kruger poses the pinnacle of questions in an untitled 1991 photograph and type-on-paper piece featuring a sunglasses-clad man whose mouth is twisted into a howl of wonder: “Why are you here?” She provides a few suggestions: “To kill time? To get ‘cultured’? To widen your world? To think good thoughts? To improve your social life?” When this piece is encountered within the walls of a gallery or art museum, these prompts can stir the viewer to question their place as a member of a larger […]<!-- 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/2014/02/22/jq-magazine-book-review-public-properties-museums-imperial-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Public Properties: Museums in Imperial Japan’

    By Jessica Sattell (Fukuoka-ken, 2007-08) for JQ magazine. Jessica is a freelance writer and a graduate student in arts journalism. Her favorite museum in all of Japan is the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, but the Mori Art Museum is a close second. Artist Barbara Kruger poses the pinnacle of questions in an untitled 1991 photograph and type-on-paper piece featuring a sunglasses-clad man whose mouth is twisted into a howl of wonder: “Why are you here?” She provides a few suggestions: “To kill time? To get ‘cultured’? To widen your world? To think good thoughts? To improve your social life?” When this piece is encountered within the walls of a gallery or art museum, these prompts can stir the viewer to question their place as a member of a larger […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/02/15/jq-magazine-jqa-matthew-cook-osaka-prefectural-board-education/"></div>By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ Magazine. Eden is a member of JETAA NSW, based in Sydney, Australia, which is part of the thriving JETAA Oceania community that covers Australia and New Zealand. As a JET Programme success story, that of Matthew Cook (Osaka-fu, 2007-12)’s must surely rank as being one of the most extraordinary and inspiring. Hailing from Blacksburg, Virginia in the U.S., Matthew’s interest in Japanese martial arts led to his participation on JET. Beginning a five-year tenure as an in Osaka ALT, he also served as AJET national council chair, working with the Japanese government as well as JET alumni associations, international corporations, and news media about the value of the programme and internationalization. In 2012, after his JET tenure ended, he was hired […]<!-- 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/2014/02/15/jq-magazine-jqa-matthew-cook-osaka-prefectural-board-education/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Matthew Cook of the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education

    By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ Magazine. Eden is a member of JETAA NSW, based in Sydney, Australia, which is part of the thriving JETAA Oceania community that covers Australia and New Zealand. As a JET Programme success story, that of Matthew Cook (Osaka-fu, 2007-12)’s must surely rank as being one of the most extraordinary and inspiring. Hailing from Blacksburg, Virginia in the U.S., Matthew’s interest in Japanese martial arts led to his participation on JET. Beginning a five-year tenure as an in Osaka ALT, he also served as AJET national council chair, working with the Japanese government as well as JET alumni associations, international corporations, and news media about the value of the programme and internationalization. In 2012, after his JET tenure ended, he was hired […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/02/08/jq-magazine-jetaa-uk-launches-careers-networking-programme/"></div>By Sarah Parsons (Gunma-ken, 1995-97) for JQ magazine. Sarah is the careers and networking coordinator for JETAA UK and chair of the Midlands Chapter. She also runs her own business called Japan In Perspective, where she facilitates business links between the UK and Japan. There are a variety of ex-JETs: those who have just returned looking for jobs and hoping to make sense of and use their JET experience, and those who are still interested in keeping in touch with Japan who have been very successful using their JET experience professionally—whether it be directly Japan-related or using it as a catalyst for a new career—but who have not been engaged with JETAA for a long time, if ever. Several things […]<!-- 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/2014/02/08/jq-magazine-jetaa-uk-launches-careers-networking-programme/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JETAA UK Launches Careers and Networking Programme

    By Sarah Parsons (Gunma-ken, 1995-97) for JQ magazine. Sarah is the careers and networking coordinator for JETAA UK and chair of the Midlands Chapter. She also runs her own business called Japan In Perspective, where she facilitates business links between the UK and Japan. There are a variety of ex-JETs: those who have just returned looking for jobs and hoping to make sense of and use their JET experience, and those who are still interested in keeping in touch with Japan who have been very successful using their JET experience professionally—whether it be directly Japan-related or using it as a catalyst for a new career—but who have not been engaged with JETAA for a long time, if ever. Several things […]

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