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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div>When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]<!-- 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/2018/12/18/jets-at-the-met-register-now/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETs at The MET – SOLD OUT!

    When: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am – 1:45 pm 1 hour tours will happen in three groups that start at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, and 11:00am Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (6 train to the 86th Street Station) What: Join JETAANY for an engaging afternoon of art and U.S.-Japanese relations at it’s first-ever event at The Met! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! We’ll begin with tours of The Met lead by docents. Attendees will have the chance to view the Museum’s extensive Japanese art collection from Neolithic ceramics (ca. 1500–300 B.C.) to Edo-period (1615–1868) woodblock prints and textiles to contemporary ceramics. The second part of the event will bring […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div>By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]<!-- 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/2018/12/11/jq-magazine-book-review-dragon-quest-illustrations-30th-anniversary-edition/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition’

    By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005, and is eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary edition of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. For more of his articles, click here. In the summer of 1988, the “World News” page in the debut issue of Nintendo Power magazine reported: “Ninjas and Kung-Fu Masters are no longer heros [sic] to Japanese players since they are now being replaced by warriors and sorcerers who bravely confront dragons with their swords and shields.” With this mind-blowing description, my eight-year-old self was introduced to the world of Dragon Quest. With over 71 million copies sold, this landmark video game series published by Enix (now Square Enix) is still […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></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 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 […]<!-- 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/2018/12/01/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-radio-city-christmas-mickey-mouse-90-miyazaki-doc/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Radio City Christmas, Mickey Mouse @ 90, Miyazaki Doc

    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 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 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-japan/"></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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]<!-- 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/2018/11/30/justins-japan-when-the-white-house-came-to-japan/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: When the White House Came to Japan

    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. About 30 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont, Florida is the Presidents Hall of Fame. This informative, family-friendly spot contains realistic wax figures, hundreds of pieces of political memorabilia, and a roadside replica of Mount Rushmore. Its centerpiece is a 60-foot long scale reproduction of the White House with full interior, which has taken over 40 years to research, design and construct. The White House in Miniature was created by John and Jan Zweifel of Orlando, Florida, their family, and hundreds of artisans, creating what the Hall describes as “a gift to the people.” “John Zweifel […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div>    Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]<!-- 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/2018/11/26/this-givingtuesday-support-jetaany/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    This #GivingTuesday, Support JETAANY

        Since its founding in 1990, the JET Alumni Association of New York’s (JETAANY) mission has been to support returning JETs with acclimation to life and work in NYC, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture, and strengthen the ties between the JET alumni and the Japanese communities. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the New York tri-state area, JETAANY achieves its mission through its 40+ social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you join JETAANY in achieving its mission? JETAANY aims to make these events as open to as many JETs, their friends and their families as possible. We achieve this by offering affordable prices. These events would […]

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