Jun 3

JQ Magazine’s Spring 2009 “Utada Issue” Now Available Online!

The Spring 2009 Issue of JQ (JETAA NY Quarterly) Magazine is now available online at http://jetaany.org/magazine/.

Microsoft Word - JQ Spring 2009 Cover Draft  1.docO-tsuakare sama deshita to Editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for all his hard work in putting out another outstanding issue, this one featuring a one-on-one interview he did with Hikaru Utada in New York.

Tanjo!!  JQ‘s Spring 2009 Utada Issue is Here!

  • What do an Oscar-winner, a celebrated ambassador-turned-president, an international author summit and one of the best-selling singer-songwriters the Eastern Hemisphere’s ever seen have in common? That’s right! They all (I heard) turned down Conan O’Brien to appear in the new issue of JETAANY’s quarterly magazine JQ!
  • Months in the making but well worth the wait, our new issue also features our newly elected officers, Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a you-are-there piece on the Tokyo Marathon that you’re guaranteed to learn a thing or to from, and interviews with an Off-Broadway star, community honchos, noted authors and local JETs-made-good in both Japan and beyond.
  • And how’s this for a main course: for the first time ever our feature interview was too long for the print issue, so we’ve posted the complete 13-page interview with Hikaru Utada at the handy link below. Whether you’re a Hikki-mania or just want to read what might be the most in-depth interview she’s ever done in English, we’ve got you covered.   It all happens in the new issue of JQ. Dozo and enjoy!

SPRING 2009 ISSUEclick to download PDF

(Click Here to Read the Complete Hikaru Utada Interview)


Editor: Justin Tedaldimagazine@jetaany.org




  • Page 3…..Letter From the Editor / Letter From the Country Rep
  • Page 4…..Nippon News Blotter / JQ National Photo Contest Winners
  • Page 5…..Comings & Goings – New Officers and JLGC Changes
  • Page 6…..JETAANY Author Showcase by Gina Anderson and Justin Tedaldi
  • Page 6…..TAIKOPROJECT in Philly by Renay Loper
  • Page 7…..Japan Society’s New President Motoatsu Sakurai by Justin Tedaldi
  • Page 8…..JETlog featuring Ed Thompson (Chiba-shi CIR, 1994-97)
  • Page 9…..STOMP New York’s Yako Miyamoto by Liz Wanic
  • Page 10…Running the Tokyo Marathon by Stacy Smith
  • Page 11…Nihonjin in NY – Featuring Noriko Furuhata of the CGJ by Rick Ambrosio
  • Page 11…Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Page 13…Hikaru Utada: The JQ Interview by Justin Tedaldi
  • Page 14…Adren Hart’s ConnectForce Productions Jazzes Up NY by Matt Matysik
  • Page 15…JETAActivity Photos
  • Page 16…An Animated Talk with Japanamerica Author Roland Kelts By Larry Heiman
  • Page 17…Destination Nippon: JNTO and Kintetsu International by Sylvia Pertzborn
  • Page 18…New York-Tokyo Founder Taeko Baba by Marea Pariser
  • Page 19…Film Review: Departures by Lyle Sylvander
  • Page 19…Book Corner: Shutting Out the Sun by David Kowalsky
  • Page 20…Shutting Out the Sun Author Michael Zielenziger Q&A by Kelly Nixon
  • Page 21…Awaji Puppet Theater at Japan Society by Beata Wilk
  • Page 23…Top 14 List / Life After the B.O.E. / Let’s Make Chirashi!
  • Major domo to (from left) Anson Mau, Kayoko & Rob Werner, Marea Pariser, Louie Reyes, Joe Marucheck, Justin Tedaldi, Steven HorowitzLaura Pollak, Stacy Smith, and (off camera) Nancy Ikehara and Peter Mallik for pitching in to mail out the Utada Issue.


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