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 October 5, 2018 | No CommentsBy Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. Additionally, she is an artist and independent filmmaker, currently working on a documentary about food education in Japan entitled Nourishing Japan. Tuttle’s latest cookbook, Japanese Cooking with Manga, captures the ethos of creating food which suits the place you live. This quirky read was written by the Gourmand Gohan team comprised of Spaniards Alexis Aldeguer and Ilaria Mauro and Japanese-living-in-Barcelona “Maiko-san,” highlighting the universal love of Japanese food and its adaptations around the globe. Created to be part comic book and part recipe book, this is a cookbook that […]
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 […]
Posted on October 4, 2018 | No CommentsWhen: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm – 9:15pm [Arrive after 6:30pm; film will begin at 7:00pm] Where: A private residence in the Chelsea neighborhood (address will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the event) Cost: $6 RSVP: Sign up via Cognito forms by noon on Tuesday, November 13 Please join JETAANY for a private screening of Life Goes On (Ichiyou Raifuku, in Japanese). The screening will be held in a comfortable, private residence. Light snacks (popcorn and chips) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own dinner and beverages. This film has been very well received by audiences at other chapters’ screenings across the U.S. and adds a new chapter to the story of Tohoku, to those […]
Posted on October 3, 2018 | No CommentsWhen: Sunday, October 28. Event runs from 11am – 4pm, with three volunteer shift options. Full shift: 9:30 AM – 5 PM AM shift: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PM shift: 1 PM – 5 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY RSVP: Sign-up by Sunday, October 15. Please email Pauline Noyes at PNoyes@japansociety.org with your top 2 activity preferences and the time you can volunteer (full shift, AM shift, PM shift) Explore Japan’s ghost world this Halloween! Party with kooky yokai and shape-shifting obake creatures in this family-friendly spookfest. Kids of all ages can come in costume and enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween and the delights of fall festival—Japan-style!—with a live foley performance, spooky […]
Posted on September 30, 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. 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: Oct. 4-7 New York Comic Con Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street $50 (for Thursday, Oct. 4) Breaking attendance records each year, the East Coast’s biggest gathering for fans of comics, film, anime and manga returns with its biggest roster of Hollywood talent to date, featuring exclusive screenings, gaming, cosplay photo ops, and more! Enjoy interactive panels on Oct. 4-6 from publishers Vertical Comics and Kodansha Comics, and […]