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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></div>By 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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/25/justins-japan-a-trip-to-universal-studios-hollywood/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: A Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood

    By 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. While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises. The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div>What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking forward to celebrating with you all soon! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org) Sign-up and pay here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/JapaneseHolidayParty<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/24/japanese-holiday-party/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japanese Holiday Party [Tuesday, December 17th]

    What: JETAANY is hosting a Holiday Party for all of you who are missing the Japanese tradition of dining on KFC and Christmas cake. Where/When: Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The venue is near Grand Central Station, exact address will be sent out to paid attendees prior to the event. Cost: $10.53 (prepay only) includes food and drinks. There is an optional $10 White Elephant exchange. To participate bring a wrapped gift to join the fun! Note: This event is for JET alumni only and limited to the first 25 paid JETs, so get your tickets now! Looking forward to celebrating with you all soon! Questions: Contact Ryan (membership@jetaany.org) Sign-up and pay here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/JapaneseHolidayParty

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div>**JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws we are […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/13/ramen-dinner-and-open-chapter-meeting-wed-10-23/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting [Wed, 10/23]

    **JET only event** Note: You will need to register & pay via the link below. Clicking “Attending” doesn’t count as registration.https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Join us for some mid-week ramen! We will also have an open chapter meeting with short intros, JETAANY updates, and a brainstorming session with attendees. Ramen Dinner and Open Chapter Meeting7:30-9:30pm Hide-chan Ramen314 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019(between 8th and 9th)http://www.hidechanramen.nyc/Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1AM2mdzYdE3fZoKp6 Price: Early Bird (until 10/20): $10.53Regular: $15.64 Includes: Ramen + 2 drinks (beer or non-alcoholic options) *Afterwards, drinks are available from the cash bar. Each person pays for their own drinks.*Vegetarian options available Register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JETAlumniAssociationInc/_2019OpenMeetingRamenHappyHour Questions? Contact Andy at president@jetaany.org **JETAANY is a registered 50(c)3 nonprofit organization and according to our bylaws we are […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div>When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/10-19-jetaany-fall-harvest-festival-apple-picking-trip/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/19) JETAANY Fall Harvest Festival & Apple Picking Trip

    When: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am to 6:00pm Where: Outhouse Orchards (139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560) RSVP: Cognito Form Let’s head up-state to North Salem (the “home” of the X-Men, btw) to pick some apples, gobble up cider donuts, and pose for pictures in a pumpkin patch at Outhouse Orchards.  And when your done, head across the street to Moon Harvest Farm & Orchard for some fun!  There are fair rides, face painting and crafts for the kids!  And craft beers and wines for the adults!   Transportation will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with priority for persons with disabilities and new JET returnees. It’s $32 per person which covers the rental cost, gas, and tolls. Click the link […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></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. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]<!-- 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-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/10/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-pico-iyer-hiromi-lincoln-center-bunraku/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Pico Iyer, Hiromi, Lincoln Center Bunraku

    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. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue $18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over […]

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