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We are Tomodachi Spring/Summer 2014

Greetings to all members of JET Alumni Association from the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan. “We Are Tomodachi” is an e-book published with the aim of further deepening people’s understanding of the initiatives of the Government of Japan and the charms of Japan. With the recent events that have taken place, including the visit to Japan by the U.S. President and the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to European countries from late April to early May, we recently released the spring/summer edition, which is a revised version of the spring edition. The link is as follows. We are Tomodachi Spring/Summer 2014 *Clicking on the E-BOOK icon at the center of the screen will allow you to view […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/06/30/jet-predeparture-documents-2014/"></div>Thanks to all the JET alumni who came out present at the Pre-Departure seminar, and gambatte to all the new JETs. <<Download Full Package of Presentations Here>> Contents “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor Upcoming July Events and JETAANY Contact Information JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Handout Suburban JET Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout Money Management Presentation […]<!-- 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/2014/06/30/jet-predeparture-documents-2014/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JET Predeparture Documents 2014

    Thanks to all the JET alumni who came out present at the Pre-Departure seminar, and gambatte to all the new JETs. <<Download Full Package of Presentations Here>> Contents “Extras” Omiyage Recommendations Ask Your Predecessor Upcoming July Events and JETAANY Contact Information JET Job Skills CIR Handout Elementary School Handout High School Handout JET Job Skills Presentation (includes Elementary, JHS and HS) Life as a JET Presentation Handout Suburban JET Small Group Discussions Being a Minority- African American Handout Being a Minority- Asian American Handout Being a Minority- LGBT Handout Being a Vegetarian in Japan Handout How to Study Japanese Handout Japanese Etiquette Handout What to Expect Your First Few Weeks Handout Travel in and around Japan Handout Money Management Presentation […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/06/05/save-date-624-june-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div>When: Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Iroha Japanese Izakaya, 152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019 Cost: $23 for dinner (everyone can buy their drinks separately) RSVP: We’ve got limited spots, so make sure to secure yours via Paypal. Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email NDD Organizer, Jessica Langbein at jessica.langbein[at]gmail.com. Enjoy great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers over terrific Japanese food! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there!  <!-- 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/2014/06/05/save-date-624-june-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/24) June Nihongo Dake Dinner @ Iroha

    When: Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Iroha Japanese Izakaya, 152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019 Cost: $23 for dinner (everyone can buy their drinks separately) RSVP: We’ve got limited spots, so make sure to secure yours via Paypal. Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email NDD Organizer, Jessica Langbein at jessica.langbein[at]gmail.com. Enjoy great conversation with fellow JETs and native Japanese speakers over terrific Japanese food! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. Hope to see you there!  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2014/04/15/428-jetaany-book-club-april-ruth-ozekis-tale-time/"></div>When: Monday, April 28 @7 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP: Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email Liz Mathews eimathew[at]gmail.com. Since your name needs to be on the security guest list for entry into the building, RSVP is required. This month’s book is by Ruth Ozeki, a bestselling author who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Below is a description of the book on her website: “In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist […]<!-- 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/2014/04/15/428-jetaany-book-club-april-ruth-ozekis-tale-time/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/28) JETAANY Book Club in April: Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being

    When: Monday, April 28 @7 pm Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages) RSVP: Let others know you are going on our Facebook page here. Questions: Email Liz Mathews eimathew[at]gmail.com. Since your name needs to be on the security guest list for entry into the building, RSVP is required. This month’s book is by Ruth Ozeki, a bestselling author who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Below is a description of the book on her website: “In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/11/27/118-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div>Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their bigs.  Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]<!-- 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/2013/11/27/118-volunteer-japan-a-mania/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (1/18) Volunteer for Japan-A-Mania

    Love Japan?  Like children?  Don’t hate the idea of spending a weekend afternoon volunteering?  Then sign up for Jetaany’s (?)th Annual Japan-A-Mania at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City. Through different activities, we’ll introduce aspects of Japanese culture to the kids and their bigs.  Past stations have included chopsticks challenge, kimono dress up, Japanese writing, kendo, make your own onigiri and more! The event will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Interested in volunteering? Great!  Have an idea for an activity? Even better. Please email Nikki at n.l.knight1[at]gmail.com and fill out the survey here to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/japanamania2013/.  Information: We set up booths throughout the building. Kids get cards and need to go to each booth to get stamps and […]

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