About Author: Ryan Hata

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/28/mothra-leaps-of-faith-a-jetaany-storytelling-event/"></div>On Saturday, February 23rd, JETAANY hosted its first Mothra storytelling event (inspired by The Moth Storytelling Hour) at Hostelling International of New York City. The theme for the inaugural event was “Leaps of Faith.” Hosted by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-1994) and Kirsten Henning (Hyogo-ken, 1999-2002), they along with eight other JET alums gave a brief five-minute story of a time when they took a “Leap of Faith” in Japan. Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009) kicked off the storytelling by taking a Leap of Faith and going on a school trip. Even though she knew it was going to be expensive because most of the money she spent would be on seafood, which she couldn’t eat, she decided to attend. Someone noticed […]<!-- 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/2019/02/28/mothra-leaps-of-faith-a-jetaany-storytelling-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Mothra Leaps of Faith: A JETAANY Storytelling Event

    On Saturday, February 23rd, JETAANY hosted its first Mothra storytelling event (inspired by The Moth Storytelling Hour) at Hostelling International of New York City. The theme for the inaugural event was “Leaps of Faith.” Hosted by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-1994) and Kirsten Henning (Hyogo-ken, 1999-2002), they along with eight other JET alums gave a brief five-minute story of a time when they took a “Leap of Faith” in Japan. Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009) kicked off the storytelling by taking a Leap of Faith and going on a school trip. Even though she knew it was going to be expensive because most of the money she spent would be on seafood, which she couldn’t eat, she decided to attend. Someone noticed […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/24/3-7-jetaanys-meishi-exchange-and-networking-event/"></div>Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 prepay (Wednesday, March 6th at noon/ $20 (Thursday, March 7th Cash at the door). Sign-up here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org)<!-- 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/2019/01/24/3-7-jetaanys-meishi-exchange-and-networking-event/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/7) JETAANY’s Meishi Exchange and Networking Event

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 prepay (Wednesday, March 6th at noon/ $20 (Thursday, March 7th Cash at the door). Sign-up here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/01/08/2-10-japan-a-mania-2019/"></div>Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NYC, we help introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big siblings. Activities include:– Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting – Origami – Japanese Writing – Chopstick Challenge – Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)  If you are interested in volunteering please complete this form by Thursday, February 7. Send questions to Ryan at membership@jetaany.org<!-- 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/2019/01/08/2-10-japan-a-mania-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/10) Japan-A-Mania 2019

    Do you want to share Japanese culture with NYC youth? At this annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NYC, we help introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their big siblings. Activities include:– Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting – Origami – Japanese Writing – Chopstick Challenge – Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)  If you are interested in volunteering please complete this form by Thursday, February 7. Send questions to Ryan at membership@jetaany.org

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div>When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  <!-- 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/2018/09/09/returner-debrief-and-hangout/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (9/16) Returner Debrief and Hangout

    When: Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022-6202, United States Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook. Welcome (back) to New York City! JETAANY wants to reach out to you and extend their assistance as you transition back to the United States. Come join us for an informal discussion on how to adjust to life after JET. Questions: Email Ryan at membership[at]jetaany[dot]org  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/07/25/un_peaceboat/"></div>Members from JETAANY’s executive board recently attended the “Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism” event co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and Peace Boat. The forum featured seven distinguished young adults from seven island nations. They discussed what they learned from their time on the Peace Boat and the impact from four of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land. Each individual stressed the importance of protecting and preserving the natural biodiversity specifically pertaining to their island nations. For more information about their journey and the webinar from the event, please visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=872&type=12&menu=1807&template=1042&play=3970 Pictured: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat […]<!-- 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/2018/07/25/un_peaceboat/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism

    Members from JETAANY’s executive board recently attended the “Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement, and Sustainable Tourism” event co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and Peace Boat. The forum featured seven distinguished young adults from seven island nations. They discussed what they learned from their time on the Peace Boat and the impact from four of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land. Each individual stressed the importance of protecting and preserving the natural biodiversity specifically pertaining to their island nations. For more information about their journey and the webinar from the event, please visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=872&type=12&menu=1807&template=1042&play=3970 Pictured: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat […]

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