The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the tri-state area. JET Alumni have all lived and worked in Japan as English teachers in the Japanese Public School System. JETAANY’s mission is to assist returning JETs with acclimating to life and work in New York, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the ties between JET alumni and the Japanese community. We do this through a wide variety of social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year.
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Posted on December 1, 2018 | No CommentsBy JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season itself. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking to squeeze in an event or two in between parties, we’ve got you covered. This month’s highlights include: Now through Jan. 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue From $41 Featuring an all-new finale number (with costumes to match), the seasonal tradition of this […]
Posted on November 19, 2018 | No CommentsWhen: Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Wagamama [210 5th Avenue (at W 26th St), New York, NY 10010] Cost: (Ticket price includes a set meal) Early-bird tickets: $20 (before 12/1); Extended Registration tickets: $25 (until 12/7 @1pm) RSVP: Purchase tickets by 1:00pm on 12/7 via Cognito Forms Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join JETAANY at our annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2018 over good food, good drinks, and good company. Also, if you are interested in getting involved, or have ideas to share, this is a great place to join a planning committee. This event tends to sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot right away! Extended registration tickets are available until 12/7 @1pm!
Posted on November 8, 2018 | No CommentsWant to share share your favorite neighborhood hangout, a hobby, or try a new activity with other JETs? Sign up to host an upcoming monthly meetup! Here’s how it works Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice on the 5th of the month. The host, place, and time will change, but the date will stay the same. The rest is up to you! Feel free to design the event around a theme or plan in other elements. Let us know you’re interested via Google Forms. Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. (Photo Credit: Kelsey Haskins)
Posted on November 4, 2018 | No CommentsBy JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown. This month’s highlights include: Nov. 3, 5 Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Double Feature Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street $12.50 Catch these two DBZ films back-to-back for the first time in U.S. theaters—fully remastered! In Bardock: The Father of Goku, a low-class Saiyan soldier unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future. […]
Posted on October 5, 2018 | No CommentsBy JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. In recent years, New York has hosted concerts ranging from Japanese rock to symphonic game music at world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Still, the chances of a full-blown anime concert featuring a variety of the original theme song vocalists seemed remote at best. Until now. Coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16-17 and running concurrently with the second annual Anime NYC convention at the Jacob Javits Center, the Anisong World Matsuri concert event will make its New York debut after acclaimed performances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. The […]