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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2016/05/25/sat-625-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2016-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div>It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]<!-- 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/2016/05/25/sat-625-calling-recent-returnees-for-the-2016-jet-pre-departure-seminar/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (Sat 6/25) Calling Recent Returnees for the 2016 JET Pre-Departure Seminar!

    It’s that time of year when we prepare a new batch of JETs to start their journey in Japan! We are calling upon our recent alumni to teach and share their experiences to hopefully prevent some surprises or embarrassing moments and make their time in Japan something they will never forget. The Pre-Departure Seminar will be on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 am – 3:30pm at the Nippon Club (145 W. 57th Street, between 6th Ave and 7th Ave on the 2nd floor). We’ll have a happy hour from 4 pm onwards nearby which all are welcome to (no need to be a seminar presenter)! You only need to attend the sessions you are presenting, therefore you may not need to be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2016/04/03/58-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>  On Sunday, May 8th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park.   We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game.   All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game.   Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s a super fun day, so we’ll hope you’ll […]<!-- 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/2016/04/03/58-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/8) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park!

      On Sunday, May 8th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park.   We’ll be helping visitors “fish” for Yo-yo Balloons and need volunteers to assist in many areas of the booth – including greeting the guests, explaining the game, prepping water balloons, and assisting children with the game.   All volunteers will get a delicious bento lunch, a drink and a free Japan Day t-shirt, plus meet tons of fun people and teach the NYC community a fun Japanese festival game.   Volunteers are needed for two shifts: #1 Morning 8am-12:30 pm #2 Afternoon 12 pm-5:00 pm It’s a super fun day, so we’ll hope you’ll […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2016/03/14/call-2016-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>UPDATE: Platforms are being accepted at elections@jetaany.org through April 25th! ——- Are you interested in contributing your time to JETAANY? We are currently accepting platforms from members interested in serving as an executive officer: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are online at https://jetaany.org/forum/member_messages/topic-5292/page-1/#post-5603. If you wish to be considered for a JETAANY executive officer position, send your platform to elections@jetaany.org by March 25, 2016. In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received. Results will be announced in April. If you’re interested in getting involved, but […]<!-- 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/2016/03/14/call-2016-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2016 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

    UPDATE: Platforms are being accepted at elections@jetaany.org through April 25th! ——- Are you interested in contributing your time to JETAANY? We are currently accepting platforms from members interested in serving as an executive officer: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are online at https://jetaany.org/forum/member_messages/topic-5292/page-1/#post-5603. If you wish to be considered for a JETAANY executive officer position, send your platform to elections@jetaany.org by March 25, 2016. In accordance with our bylaws, the selection of executive officers will be made by the Board of Directors based on the platforms that are received. Results will be announced in April. If you’re interested in getting involved, but […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2016/03/07/410-jetaany-book-club-thief/"></div>April JETAANY Book Club: The Thief Tuesday, April 19, 7 PM – 8:30 PM Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. Bring $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club (which is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading) convenes in the new Japanese fiscal year to discuss Fuminori Nakamura’s THE THIEF (掏摸, literally “pick-pocket”). This crime thriller, released in the States in 2012, won the 2010 Kenzaburō ÅŒe Prize for literature. “The Thief brings to mind Highsmith, Mishima and Doestoevsky … A chilling existential thriller leaving readers in doubt without making them feel in any way cheated.” —Wall Street Journal, […]<!-- 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/2016/03/07/410-jetaany-book-club-thief/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/19) JETAANY Book Club: The Thief

    April JETAANY Book Club: The Thief Tuesday, April 19, 7 PM – 8:30 PM Japan Society (333 E 47th St) RSVP/Questions via Facebook or by emailing bookclub@jetaany.org. Bring $3-5 for pizza. Snacks for sharing are welcome. Soda will be provided. The JETAANY Book Club (which is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading) convenes in the new Japanese fiscal year to discuss Fuminori Nakamura’s THE THIEF (掏摸, literally “pick-pocket”). This crime thriller, released in the States in 2012, won the 2010 Kenzaburō ÅŒe Prize for literature. “The Thief brings to mind Highsmith, Mishima and Doestoevsky … A chilling existential thriller leaving readers in doubt without making them feel in any way cheated.” —Wall Street Journal, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2016/03/07/322-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange/"></div>When: Tuesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 16th at noon) / $20  prepay (March 16th – EXTENDED to March 22 at noon)/ $25 (March 22nd – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres”  included in the entry price. There will be an extended happy hour  for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! 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/2016/03/07/322-jetaanys-annual-meishi-exchange/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/22) JETAANY’s Annual Meishi Exchange!

    When: Tuesday, March 22nd,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Questions: Contact Pam Kavalam (president @ jetaany.org) Cost: $15 prepay (until March 16th at noon) / $20  prepay (March 16th – EXTENDED to March 22 at noon)/ $25 (March 22nd – at the door) What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres”  included in the entry price. There will be an extended happy hour  for attendees until 9 pm. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some amazing people RSVP: Get your spot by using Paypal and check out who else is coming on Facebook Join us for our largest networking event of the year! The […]

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