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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/30/justins-japan-one-green-bottle-at-la-mama/"></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. Beginning Feb. 29, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Clubwill stage the U.S. premiere of “One Green Bottle” from writer/director/star Hideki Noda, artistic director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. “‘One Green Bottle’” is a slapstick comedy about a family of three that collapses in the span of one evening,” explains Noda. An absurdist gender-bending farce that illustrates our current selfie society’s relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin, the play stars Noda (playing Boo, the mother of the family) with Lilo Baur (Bo, the […]<!-- 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/2020/01/30/justins-japan-one-green-bottle-at-la-mama/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: ‘One Green Bottle’ at La MaMa

    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. Beginning Feb. 29, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Clubwill stage the U.S. premiere of “One Green Bottle” from writer/director/star Hideki Noda, artistic director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. “‘One Green Bottle’” is a slapstick comedy about a family of three that collapses in the span of one evening,” explains Noda. An absurdist gender-bending farce that illustrates our current selfie society’s relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin, the play stars Noda (playing Boo, the mother of the family) with Lilo Baur (Bo, the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div>Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any questions.<!-- 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/2020/01/24/japan-a-mania-2020-sat-2-15/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Japan-A-Mania 2020 [SAT, 2/15]

    Like sharing Japanese culture with NYC youth? Come join us at our annual event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of NYC! We volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to the NYC youth and their big brother/sister through fun and varied activities including: -Kimono/Yukata/Happi Coat Fitting-Origami-Japanese Writing-Chopstick Challenge-Making Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) *Event runs from 10:30-3:30PM. Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup before and after the event. When: Saturday, February 15th 2020 *10:30-3:30PMWhere: Boys and Girls Club of America (Financial District) 40 Rector Street 11th FloorWhat: Volunteer and help introduce Japanese culture to NYC youthRSVP: Google Form (https://forms.gle/DZ2KxhRpiLpbSfRQ6)Please RSVP by 2/13/2020Cost: No Cost to Attend. Email Karen (community[@]jetaany[dot]org) with any questions.

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div>Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]<!-- 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/2020/01/19/2020-meishi-exchange/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/26) 2020 Meishi Exchange

    Join us for our largest networking event of the year! We get 100+ attendees every year so make sure to get your spot! When: Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Legends Bar, 6 West 33rd Street @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Private space downstairs) Cost: $15 early bird (Wednesday, February 12th at noon), $20 (Tuesday, February 25th by 11:59 pm), CASH at the door. Please sign up and pay here. What you get: We’ll be serving “hearty hors d’oeuvres” included in the entry price. There will be a ***special extended happy hour*** for attendees! And of course, you’ll get the opportunity to connect and meet INCREDIBLE people! Volunteer: We’re also looking for volunteers to help with setup and […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/15/jq-magazine-film-review-weathering-with-you/"></div>By A.A. Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sun Amid the Clouds *Warning: This review contains spoilers “Don’t interfere with the weather too much,” warns a fortune teller early on: “Messing with nature always has a cost.” As the title suggests, weather is the focus for writer/director Makoto Shinkai’s newest feature film Weathering with You. It’s a tough act to follow after 2016’s Your Name, Shinkai’s previous work and the most commercially successful anime film of the last decade. Nevertheless, despite similarities in plot (adolescent romance, natural phenomena, and a sci-fi twist) the film offers a refreshing story which transports and delights. We follow the friendship of Hodaka, a runaway from a remote island, and Hina, a girl with mysterious powers that temporarily conjure sunny […]<!-- 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/2020/01/15/jq-magazine-film-review-weathering-with-you/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Weathering with You’

    By A.A. Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sun Amid the Clouds *Warning: This review contains spoilers “Don’t interfere with the weather too much,” warns a fortune teller early on: “Messing with nature always has a cost.” As the title suggests, weather is the focus for writer/director Makoto Shinkai’s newest feature film Weathering with You. It’s a tough act to follow after 2016’s Your Name, Shinkai’s previous work and the most commercially successful anime film of the last decade. Nevertheless, despite similarities in plot (adolescent romance, natural phenomena, and a sci-fi twist) the film offers a refreshing story which transports and delights. We follow the friendship of Hodaka, a runaway from a remote island, and Hina, a girl with mysterious powers that temporarily conjure sunny […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2020/01/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dance-at-japan-society-weathering-with-you-new-york-times-travel-show/"></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. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 10-12, 14 The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $35, $30 members Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his […]<!-- 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/2020/01/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-dance-at-japan-society-weathering-with-you-new-york-times-travel-show/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Dance at Japan Society, ‘Weathering with You,’ New York Times Travel Show

    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. Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold. This month’s highlights include: Jan. 10-12, 14 The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street $35, $30 members Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his […]

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