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JETAANY President JET participant in Saitama Ken 2002-2004

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Call for Candidates for JETAANY Board of Directors, Deadline 12/8/2019

Submit resume and statement of interest to elections@jetaany.orgApplication Deadline: Sunday, December 8th Position Description and Qualifications: JETAANY is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and hence requires a Board of Directors. Overall governance and guidance of the organization lies in the hands of the Board, which also serves to advance the organizations mission and provide a platform for ideas for the executive committee. The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of experienced former JETs all who have a keen interest in the continued success of the JET Program and JETAANY. The Board is distinct from the executive committee, which is the group of individuals who run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The President of JETAANY (currently Andy Shartzer) is the only […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div>Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]<!-- 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/2019/07/08/7-29-july-book-club-convenience-store-woman/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    7/29 July Book Club: Convenience Store Woman

    Join us on Monday July 29th as we discuss Sayaka Murata’s bestselling novella CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, “a love story between a misfit and a store” (The New Yorker). Date: Monday July 29thLocation: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/613397675830028/ We may deviate from the usual pizza menu, and instead focus on conbini delicacies. Stay tuned! * * * * *The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! Bring $4-5 for pizza; soda will be provided but snacks/dessert/wine for sharing is welcome. (Note: dinner plans are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates closer […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/04/16/5-12-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>On Sunday, May 12th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni 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. This year we are having TWO shifts.  If you are available for more than one shift that is […]<!-- 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/2019/04/16/5-12-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/12) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    On Sunday, May 12th (Mothers’ Day), JETAANY and the Japan Society will be hosting the Yo-Yo Balloon Tent at Japan Day in Central Park and we are looking for volunteers! We’ll be helping hundreds of visitors “fish” for Yo-Yo Balloons and need JET Alumni 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. This year we are having TWO shifts.  If you are available for more than one shift that is […]

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