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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-fall-reading-roundup/"></div>By 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 live events still on hold, the weeks ahead are serving up some solid post-summer reading, ready to be enjoyed at home or on the go. This month’s highlights include: Available Sept. 15 A Rumiko Takahashi Classic Returns Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1 344 pp, $24.99 For the first time in more than a decade comes a new expanded edition of the fan favorite romantic comedy about finding your path in life from Rumiko Takahashi, the legendary creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha! Twenty-year-old Yusaku Godai didn’t get accepted into college on the first try, so he’s studying to […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-fall-reading-roundup/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Fall Reading Roundup

    By 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 live events still on hold, the weeks ahead are serving up some solid post-summer reading, ready to be enjoyed at home or on the go. This month’s highlights include: Available Sept. 15 A Rumiko Takahashi Classic Returns Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1 344 pp, $24.99 For the first time in more than a decade comes a new expanded edition of the fan favorite romantic comedy about finding your path in life from Rumiko Takahashi, the legendary creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha! Twenty-year-old Yusaku Godai didn’t get accepted into college on the first try, so he’s studying to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-book-review-pure-invention/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-2020) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Nintendo, karaoke, Miyazaki, manga, Pokémon. Those names resonate with so many people all over the world as Japanese pop culture, which has become a significant tool in promoting the country. After all, many people feel like they know Japan through what they’ve seen on TV, in the movies, etc. They can also enrich and add joy to our lives. But how did Japanese pop culture become such a dominant force across the globe? Tokyo-based writer, translator […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-book-review-pure-invention/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Pure Invention’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-2020) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Nintendo, karaoke, Miyazaki, manga, Pokémon. Those names resonate with so many people all over the world as Japanese pop culture, which has become a significant tool in promoting the country. After all, many people feel like they know Japan through what they’ve seen on TV, in the movies, etc. They can also enrich and add joy to our lives. But how did Japanese pop culture become such a dominant force across the globe? Tokyo-based writer, translator […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-book-review-healing-labor/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-2020) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Modern Japan is a huge market for sex. That statement probably isn’t surprising to those who have spent a night out in certain parts of Tokyo. But this is a reality for people who devote a lot of time to sex work. Gabriele Koch tackles that statement and more in her examination of Japanese sex workers in Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy. Koch, an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale-NUS College, conducted […]<!-- 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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/10/12/jq-magazine-book-review-healing-labor/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Healing Labor’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-2020) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Modern Japan is a huge market for sex. That statement probably isn’t surprising to those who have spent a night out in certain parts of Tokyo. But this is a reality for people who devote a lot of time to sex work. Gabriele Koch tackles that statement and more in her examination of Japanese sex workers in Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy. Koch, an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale-NUS College, conducted […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-cat-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-cat-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-cat-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-cat-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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