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JETAANY President JET participant in Saitama Ken 2002-2004

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div>Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. 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 to the event.)<!-- 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/2019/03/18/4-30-jetaany-book-club-the-travelling-cat-cronicles/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/30) JETAANY Book Club: The Travelling Cat Cronicles

    Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 7-8:30pmLocation: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)RSVP: via Facebook or emailing bookclub@jetaany.org Let’s welcome spring by reading the poignant travelogue THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES, written by Hiro Aikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel. 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 to the event.)

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div>**JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]<!-- 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/2019/03/12/3-31-iron-chef-gyoza-challenge/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (3/31) Iron Chef: Gyoza Challenge

    **JET Alumni Only Event** Show off your skills in the kitchen and taste a variety of homemade gyoza! Teams of three JET alumni will compete in a friendly Iron Chef-style cooking challenge to see who can make the best gyoza. This event is the first of its kind and we hope it will turn into a series. Requirements: All teams should consist of 3 JET alumni members (only competitors can attend this event, there are no “taster” options!) Teams will purchase and prepare their unique gyoza filling in advance, then assemble and cook at the event $15 entrance fee per team Details: Teams will have 1.5 hours to fill, pinch and boil their gyoza Each team must prepare 25 gyoza […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]<!-- 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/2019/03/01/call-for-2019-jetaa-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2019 JETAA Executive Officer & Committee Leader Platforms

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 24, 2019, at midnight to elections@jetaany.org to run for an officer or committ position. JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms by email, or by the google form below. Share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available Executive Board Positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary We are also looking for Committee Leaders to help host various events and other leadership roles. Below are a few committee positions but we are alwasy looking for new ideas! Nihongo Dake Events Trivia Social gatherings (happy hour, exploring NYC events, hiking, day trips, etc.) […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/02/04/3-27-jetaany-book-club-the-emissary/"></div>Join us in February for a discussion of Yoko Tawada’s THE EMISSARY, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature. Not really sure what it’s about, so let’s ask the experts: “A mini-epic of eco-terror, family drama and speculative fiction.”– Guardian “The Emissary achieves a technically impossible balance of open-hearted fable and cold-blooded satire.””– Financial Times “An airily beautiful dystopian novella about mortality.”– Booklist “A Hieronymus Bosch–like painting in novel form.”– Marie Mutsuki Mockett * * * * *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. […]<!-- 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/2019/02/04/3-27-jetaany-book-club-the-emissary/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/27) JETAANY Book Club: The Emissary

    Join us in February for a discussion of Yoko Tawada’s THE EMISSARY, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature. Not really sure what it’s about, so let’s ask the experts: “A mini-epic of eco-terror, family drama and speculative fiction.”– Guardian “The Emissary achieves a technically impossible balance of open-hearted fable and cold-blooded satire.””– Financial Times “An airily beautiful dystopian novella about mortality.”– Booklist “A Hieronymus Bosch–like painting in novel form.”– Marie Mutsuki Mockett * * * * *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. […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div>Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (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 THREE shifts.  […]<!-- 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/2018/04/04/5-13-volunteer-with-jetaany-at-japan-day-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/13) Volunteer with JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park

    Join JETAANY at Japan Day in Central Park Sunday, May 13th On Sunday, May 13th (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 THREE shifts.  […]

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