Archive for March, 2014

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/03/29/jq-magazine-jet-japan-related-jobs-york-edition/"></div>By Brett Rawson (Akita-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Brett is a writer, translator, and volunteer. He currently lives in New York, where he is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at The New School and is the professional development chair for the JET Alumni Association of New York. If you have job opportunities for JET alums, an interest in presenting at JETAANY’s annual Career Forum, or want to collaborate on professional endeavors, contact him at career@jetaany.org. If you listen closely, the age-old JET adage every situation is different can be heard echoing around the world. This is because it’s said so frequently, but that’s because there is truth to the takeaway: Paths to JET, experiences in Japan, and adventures thereafter run in every direction. But when the […]<!-- 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/2014/03/29/jq-magazine-jet-japan-related-jobs-york-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: From JET to Japan-Related Jobs – New York Edition

    By Brett Rawson (Akita-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Brett is a writer, translator, and volunteer. He currently lives in New York, where he is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at The New School and is the professional development chair for the JET Alumni Association of New York. If you have job opportunities for JET alums, an interest in presenting at JETAANY’s annual Career Forum, or want to collaborate on professional endeavors, contact him at career@jetaany.org. If you listen closely, the age-old JET adage every situation is different can be heard echoing around the world. This is because it’s said so frequently, but that’s because there is truth to the takeaway: Paths to JET, experiences in Japan, and adventures thereafter run in every direction. But when the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/03/23/philadelphia-screening-live-dream/"></div>  The Center for East Asian Studies in Philadelphia will be screening the Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story.  Andy Anderson (Taylor’s Father, and Regge Life (Film Director/Producer) will be in attendance. Date: Thursday March 27th 4:30pm – 7:00pm Location: University of Pennsylvania David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A2 209 S. 33rd Street (33rd & Walnut Sts.) http://www.jasgp.org/events/959 Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story (2013) Director Regge Life 85 min. http://www.thetaylorandersonstory.com/ Directed by Regge Life, renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Inc., Live your Dream: the Taylor Anderson Story is about the life of Taylor Anderson, a JET Assistant Language Teacher based in Miyagi Prefecture from 2008 to 2011. The film offers glimpses of her life through personal accounts from […]<!-- 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/2014/03/23/philadelphia-screening-live-dream/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/27) Philadelphia Screening of Live Your Dream

      The Center for East Asian Studies in Philadelphia will be screening the Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story.  Andy Anderson (Taylor’s Father, and Regge Life (Film Director/Producer) will be in attendance. Date: Thursday March 27th 4:30pm – 7:00pm Location: University of Pennsylvania David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A2 209 S. 33rd Street (33rd & Walnut Sts.) http://www.jasgp.org/events/959 Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story (2013) Director Regge Life 85 min. http://www.thetaylorandersonstory.com/ Directed by Regge Life, renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Inc., Live your Dream: the Taylor Anderson Story is about the life of Taylor Anderson, a JET Assistant Language Teacher based in Miyagi Prefecture from 2008 to 2011. The film offers glimpses of her life through personal accounts from […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/03/22/jq-magazine-book-review-cool-japan-sumiko-kajiyama/"></div>By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio is currently working at Ishikawa Prefecture’s New York office while seeking opportunities with publications in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and board gaming on his blog http://brittlejules.wordpress.com and Twitter @brittlejules. When was the last time you picked up a non-fiction book and felt like you were escaping to a faraway land? Cool Japan (Museyon Guides) is the special kind of guidebook that does just that. The author, Sumiko Kajiyama, is a journalist and scriptwriter residing in Japan. Her other books include Ghibli Magic, The Man who Changed Animation Business, The Way of Work by Top Producers, and Important Things to Enjoy Your Work and Life. In any bookstore […]<!-- 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/2014/03/22/jq-magazine-book-review-cool-japan-sumiko-kajiyama/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Cool Japan: A Guide to Tokyo, Kyoto, Tohoku and Japanese Culture Past and Present’

    By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio is currently working at Ishikawa Prefecture’s New York office while seeking opportunities with publications in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and board gaming on his blog http://brittlejules.wordpress.com and Twitter @brittlejules. When was the last time you picked up a non-fiction book and felt like you were escaping to a faraway land? Cool Japan (Museyon Guides) is the special kind of guidebook that does just that. The author, Sumiko Kajiyama, is a journalist and scriptwriter residing in Japan. Her other books include Ghibli Magic, The Man who Changed Animation Business, The Way of Work by Top Producers, and Important Things to Enjoy Your Work and Life. In any bookstore […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/03/21/hand-hand-concert-326/"></div>  Invitation to “Hand in Hand” Third Concert Through the universal language of music, Project “Hand in Hand” calls for the continued support of Japan’s recovery from the disaster of March 11th, 2011. Now in its third year, Project “Hand in Hand” will bring 91 high school students from Japan, half from the disaster-affected areas and the other half from a school widely supporting the relief efforts. They will perform together with the students from College of New Jersey Chorale, students from Academy of the City, renowned opera singers and musicians of the New York City Opera Orchestra to make for an unforgettable night. Japan has received extensive support from all over the world in the wake of the disaster. […]<!-- 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/2014/03/21/hand-hand-concert-326/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    “Hand in Hand” Concert 3/26

      Invitation to “Hand in Hand” Third Concert Through the universal language of music, Project “Hand in Hand” calls for the continued support of Japan’s recovery from the disaster of March 11th, 2011. Now in its third year, Project “Hand in Hand” will bring 91 high school students from Japan, half from the disaster-affected areas and the other half from a school widely supporting the relief efforts. They will perform together with the students from College of New Jersey Chorale, students from Academy of the City, renowned opera singers and musicians of the New York City Opera Orchestra to make for an unforgettable night. Japan has received extensive support from all over the world in the wake of the disaster. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/03/15/jq-magazine-jqa-jim-breen-monash-university-wwwjdic/"></div>By Tim Martin (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Tim is a neuroscience researcher and swing dancer based in New York City. He runs a blog called The Floating Lantern, where he writes about humanism and other things that matter. Lately he is trying to learn more about effective altruism and the science of applied rationality. Jim Breen is the man behind a resource that probably every English speaker trying to learn Japanese has used: the massive WWWJDIC online dictionary. In the 1980s, Breen developed an interest in Japanese that led to him programming a Japanese dictionary for DOS as a hobby. While a professor of digital and data communications at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Breen continued working on the dictionary, until eventually it bloomed into an interface that connects […]<!-- 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/2014/03/15/jq-magazine-jqa-jim-breen-monash-university-wwwjdic/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jim Breen of Monash University on WWWJDIC

    By Tim Martin (Fukui-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Tim is a neuroscience researcher and swing dancer based in New York City. He runs a blog called The Floating Lantern, where he writes about humanism and other things that matter. Lately he is trying to learn more about effective altruism and the science of applied rationality. Jim Breen is the man behind a resource that probably every English speaker trying to learn Japanese has used: the massive WWWJDIC online dictionary. In the 1980s, Breen developed an interest in Japanese that led to him programming a Japanese dictionary for DOS as a hobby. While a professor of digital and data communications at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Breen continued working on the dictionary, until eventually it bloomed into an interface that connects […]

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