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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]<!-- 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/2019/06/28/8-10-8-11-jetaany-summer-retreat-2019/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/10-8/11) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2019 Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2019Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) 538 Emery Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the fourth annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Team building Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Pictures from previous retreats: 2018, 2017, 2016 Let others know you’re going on Facebook! COST Early bird (until July […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/12/6-22-happy-hour-with-the-2019-outgoing-jets/"></div>When: Saturday, June 22nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Google Map HERE Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook HERE Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs! During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!<!-- 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/2019/06/12/6-22-happy-hour-with-the-2019-outgoing-jets/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/22) Happy Hour with the 2019 Outgoing JETs!

    When: Saturday, June 22nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Faces and Names (159 West 54th St @ 7th Ave) Google Map HERE Cost: Everyone will pay for their own food/drinks. No need to do Paypal! RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and invite friends on Facebook HERE Share your sempai wisdom over a beer or two with the outgoing JETs! During the day, they will have attended their Pre-Departure Orientation and will likely be full of questions and excitement to hear about your stories from the inaka (or shi). This is a great chance to re-connect with other alums and get natsukashii about your experiences while helping the newbies prepare for their voyage to Japan!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/12/calling-all-paddlers-join-our-dragonboat-team/"></div>Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2,000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 1 – July 27 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time (9 practices) and the race will be around $40-$50 per person. – First practice on June 1 starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm– Races may be August 3 or August 4th or both (7am – 6pm) Race Day: August 3rd and/or August 4th (final date(s) will be […]<!-- 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/2019/06/12/calling-all-paddlers-join-our-dragonboat-team/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Calling all Paddlers: Join Our Dragonboat Team!

    Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2,000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 1 – July 27 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time (9 practices) and the race will be around $40-$50 per person. – First practice on June 1 starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm– Races may be August 3 or August 4th or both (7am – 6pm) Race Day: August 3rd and/or August 4th (final date(s) will be […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/10/jq-magazine-from-enkais-to-international-sake-judge-my-wonderful-world-of-nihonshu/"></div>By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake. It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing my desk, I spent the morning greeting the mayor, the head of the board of education, my section boss, my subsection boss and my co-workers at the yakuba. Day turned to evening and I already learned my tenth word of the day: enkai. Party, banquet, reception, dinner, but as most JETs will recognize…this means sake. As a new member of an office or school 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/2019/06/10/jq-magazine-from-enkais-to-international-sake-judge-my-wonderful-world-of-nihonshu/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: From Enkais to International Sake Judge: My Wonderful World of Nihonshu

    By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake. It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing my desk, I spent the morning greeting the mayor, the head of the board of education, my section boss, my subsection boss and my co-workers at the yakuba. Day turned to evening and I already learned my tenth word of the day: enkai. Party, banquet, reception, dinner, but as most JETs will recognize…this means sake. As a new member of an office or school we are […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-homepage addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]<!-- 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/2019/06/03/jq-magazine-nippon-in-new-york-new-york-japan-cinefest-the-joy-of-sake-j-music-ensemble/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — New York Japan CineFest, The Joy of Sake, J-MUSIC Ensemble

    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. After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art. This month’s highlights include: June 5-6, 6:30 p.m. New York Japan CineFest 2019 Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior […]

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