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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/30/winners-of-the-2020-jetaany-photo-contest/"></div>We’re very excited to announce the winners of the JETAANY 30th Anniversary Photo Contest. We received over 70 outstanding photos from our alumni, and we’d like to send a special thanks to EVERYONE who sent in a photo or two. We’d also like to thank everyone who voted, or even had a browse through the albums. (They can still be found here) We hope you’ve been able to enjoy a small dose of nostalgia, beauty, and culture of Japan along with us throughout the contest. Culture: Zach Piper, Kochi-ken, 2001-04 Nature: Philip Walker, Nagasaki-ken, 2015-19 Places: Philip Walker, Nagasaki-ken, 2015-19 School Life: Cara Lam, Niigata-ken, 2016-18<!-- 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/2020/10/30/winners-of-the-2020-jetaany-photo-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Winners of the 2020 JETAANY Photo Contest

    We’re very excited to announce the winners of the JETAANY 30th Anniversary Photo Contest. We received over 70 outstanding photos from our alumni, and we’d like to send a special thanks to EVERYONE who sent in a photo or two. We’d also like to thank everyone who voted, or even had a browse through the albums. (They can still be found here) We hope you’ve been able to enjoy a small dose of nostalgia, beauty, and culture of Japan along with us throughout the contest. Culture: Zach Piper, Kochi-ken, 2001-04 Nature: Philip Walker, Nagasaki-ken, 2015-19 Places: Philip Walker, Nagasaki-ken, 2015-19 School Life: Cara Lam, Niigata-ken, 2016-18

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/09/voting-is-now-open-in-jetaanys-30th-anniversary-photo-contest/"></div>Voting for JETAANY’s 30th Anniversary Photo Contest is now open. Voting will remain open through Sunday, October 25, 2020. All submissions can be seen in their four categories here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aFyZHEjqckEtkQ7K5vKeatcMabjR_Cfo?usp=sharing The voting will be conducted via a Google Form, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM2SgDCmhawTk-bT4-y0m0jsxswAQ4UAcbb_uplpSod9zUaA/viewform?usp=sf_link Please place the allocated number for the photo in your voting form. You may also place the name of the photographer if you wish. These are in the filenames of the photos in the folders. For example:1) Culture 92) Culture 53) Culture 16 OR 1) Culture 9 – John Smith, Hokkaido-ken 2014-192) Culture 5 – Jane Wilmore, Yamanashi-ken, 2005-063) Culture 16 – Bob White, Yamagata-ken, 2003-06 A voter can submit votes for as many or as […]<!-- 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/2020/10/09/voting-is-now-open-in-jetaanys-30th-anniversary-photo-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Voting is now open in JETAANY’s 30th Anniversary Photo Contest!

    Voting for JETAANY’s 30th Anniversary Photo Contest is now open. Voting will remain open through Sunday, October 25, 2020. All submissions can be seen in their four categories here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aFyZHEjqckEtkQ7K5vKeatcMabjR_Cfo?usp=sharing The voting will be conducted via a Google Form, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM2SgDCmhawTk-bT4-y0m0jsxswAQ4UAcbb_uplpSod9zUaA/viewform?usp=sf_link Please place the allocated number for the photo in your voting form. You may also place the name of the photographer if you wish. These are in the filenames of the photos in the folders. For example:1) Culture 92) Culture 53) Culture 16 OR 1) Culture 9 – John Smith, Hokkaido-ken 2014-192) Culture 5 – Jane Wilmore, Yamanashi-ken, 2005-063) Culture 16 – Bob White, Yamagata-ken, 2003-06 A voter can submit votes for as many or as […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/09/10/jetaany-30th-anniversary-photo-contest/"></div>JETAANY is hosting a photo contest as part of our chapter’s 30th anniversary! We are opening this contest to all JETAANY members, regardless of when you went on JET. Doesn’t matter if you were in Japan in 1989, 2006 or are still there! We want to help our alumni to help share their best memories and photos of Japan throughout the long history of the JET Program 2020 has been a turbulent year, and with travel restricted, many of us have been looking through old photos of our lives in Japan on the JET Programme. Now’s the time to put them to good use and help celebrate 30 years of JETAANY! Once entries close, we’ll open up the voting online […]<!-- 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/2020/09/10/jetaany-30th-anniversary-photo-contest/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY 30th Anniversary Photo Contest

    JETAANY is hosting a photo contest as part of our chapter’s 30th anniversary! We are opening this contest to all JETAANY members, regardless of when you went on JET. Doesn’t matter if you were in Japan in 1989, 2006 or are still there! We want to help our alumni to help share their best memories and photos of Japan throughout the long history of the JET Program 2020 has been a turbulent year, and with travel restricted, many of us have been looking through old photos of our lives in Japan on the JET Programme. Now’s the time to put them to good use and help celebrate 30 years of JETAANY! Once entries close, we’ll open up the voting online […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div>Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any questions.<!-- 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/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan-A-Mania 2020 [SAT, 2/15]

    Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any questions.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/11/26/12-14-2019-jetaany-executive-retreat/"></div>Save the date! On December 14, 2019, we are having our first JETAANY Executive Retreat! We will have teambuilding activities/games, National Conference recap, an open working bunch meeting, and more! We are inviting you (JET returnees and FOJs) to come join us! Come meet the current executive officers and learn how to get involved with JETAANY — including upcoming officer elections in March. Brunch will be served! There will be boardgames and team building fun in conjunction with our usual meeting! Date: SAT, 12/14/19Meet: 181 Station, A trainTime: 11AM-3PM Tell others you’re going on Facebook HERE! If you’re interested in attending, please email Karen to RSVP by December 12, 2019 at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Also, please specify any allergy/dietary restrictions!<!-- 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/2019/11/26/12-14-2019-jetaany-executive-retreat/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/14) 2019 Jetaany Executive Retreat

    Save the date! On December 14, 2019, we are having our first JETAANY Executive Retreat! We will have teambuilding activities/games, National Conference recap, an open working bunch meeting, and more! We are inviting you (JET returnees and FOJs) to come join us! Come meet the current executive officers and learn how to get involved with JETAANY — including upcoming officer elections in March. Brunch will be served! There will be boardgames and team building fun in conjunction with our usual meeting! Date: SAT, 12/14/19Meet: 181 Station, A trainTime: 11AM-3PM Tell others you’re going on Facebook HERE! If you’re interested in attending, please email Karen to RSVP by December 12, 2019 at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Also, please specify any allergy/dietary restrictions!

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